New Orleans Saints halt Cam Newton in 12-9 win over Carolina Panthers

The Saints now have the best record in the NFL.

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Van Barneveld suffers shock exit in first round of the World Darts Championship

The five-time champion was competing at the event for the penultimate time before retirement.

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Drama pumped up in drawn-out Champions League round of 16

According to the Catechism of Football Cliché there are no easy draws at the knockout stage of the Champions League. Like all clichés there is an element ...

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Cork and Galway bank on Croker’s guiding hand

A spoiler alert usually involves ruining something that is anticipated. We’re reminded of an audacious chap in 1999 who stood for a students union election ...

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Ex-boxer and footballer hails response to opening gym up to homeless people

Curtis Woodhouse says messages of support and offers of help have ‘restored my faith in the human race’.

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Mark Allen shakes off UK hangover to win Scottish Open

Mark Allen beat Shaun Murphy 9-7 to win the Scottish Open a week after losing the UK Championship final.

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It all goes wrong for Wright as he bows out of World Championship

2014 finalist falls at the first hurdle this time around.

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Chicago Bears secure play-off place

The Bears are in the NFL play-offs for the first time since 2010.

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The wait for Toulouse’s reinvention is over

They made their last stand as the fading emperors of Europe on Irish soil years ago only to endure a very public dethronement in front of 50,000 people, writes Peter ...

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‘Perfect end to perfect year’ as everything rosy in Garden for Katie Taylor

“The perfect end to a perfect year,” was how Katie Taylor described her Fairytale on Seventh Avenue as she successfully retained her IBF and WBA World ...

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Cork board still has questions to answer

I was going to write this morning about the decline of Tom Brady and the New England Patriots’ chances of another Super Bowl, given the recent defeat by the ...

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Shootout win sees Bandon into decider with Harlequins

Bandon will meet Cork Harlequins in a novel Peard Cup final on St Stephen’s Day as the pair overcame the challenges of Cork C of I B and UCC respectively in ...

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Unpleasant undercurrent tests Munster’s composure under pressure

Just when Munster were offered a bit of breathing space with Exeter Chiefs recording an excellent away win over Gloucester at Kingsholm on Friday night, Johann van ...

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Demons heap more woe on Belfast

UCC Demons put a serious dent in Belfast Star’s Men’s Super League title charge with an 82-67 victory over the Ulster outfit on Saturday night.

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David Lipsky overcomes bogey blues to win Dunhill

David Lipsky survived a late wobble to win the Alfred Dunhill Championship by two strokes.

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Tour de France winner Geraint Thomas wins BBC Sports Personality of the Year award

Geraint Thomas has won the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award.

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Johnny Sexton named RTÉ Sportsperson of the Year

The rugby international was chosen by an expert panel of judges, including several of the country's leading sports reporters.

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Rocky Fielding floored four times as Saul Canelo Alvarez romps to victory

It was 28-year-old Alvarez’s first fight at super-middle weight.

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Unflappable Taylor sees off challenge from Wahlstrom in New York

Taylor dominated all 10 rounds at Madison Square Garden.

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Max Hopps into third round

The German lined up a potential meeting with Michael Van Gerwen.

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The contenders for the 2018 BBC Sports Personality of the Year award

Geraint Thomas, Harry Kane and Tyson Fury are among the favourites.

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Only Merseyside’s Reds have reason to be cheerful right now

What’s bugging Mo Salah? asks Liam Mackey.

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Shane Ryan’s world medal ‘for everyone’

Shane Ryan’s mind was whirring as he glided through the water in the 50m backstroke final at the World Short Course Swimming Championships in Hangzhou yesterday. ...

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Pat Keogh has Leopardstown on track to deliver world class facilities

Pat Keogh’s father was obviously a very persistent man.

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Top jockeys at the top of their form

Paul Townend four winners, Ruby Walsh three and Rachael Blackmore two, the fascinating characters who largely dominated last Sunday’s racing in Ireland - at ...

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Fasola Tido set to run a very big race

With the ground the way it is, this is going to be another quiet weekend for the stable. There was rain due yesterday evening, more today and by tomorrow we could ...

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The week when we were all Mullinalaghta

It’s the first Sunday of October and you’ve just landed at JFK and, this being midday local time, a hundred county finals back home are into their closing ...

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Katie Taylor: ‘Someone’s ‘0’ has got to go’

Katie Taylor looks to take another step towards dominating women’s professional boxing tonight as she defends her IBF and WBA World Lightweight titles against ...

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The Big Interview: Rally legend Rosemary Smith on a life of thrills and spills on and off road

A living legend of Irish and world motorsport, Rosemary Smith enjoyed huge success as a public figure but endured a series of devastating blows in her private life. ...

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'Losing my father was the single biggest obstacle I’ve had to face'

Stephanie Meadow made history last night when she became the first woman to win the Irish Golf Writers’ Professional of the Year.

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Record-breaking Shane Ryan claims bronze at World Championships

In doing so he set a new Irish record with a time of 22.76.

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Why New Zealand won’t rush decision on Hansen successor

New Zealand’s rugby executives have had some time to digest the implications of Steve Hansen’s announcement here Friday that he will bring a 16-year ...

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Proud Darren Clarke still putting family first

Before Darren Clarke tapped in his final putt to win the 2011 Open Championship at Royal St. George’s, he paused for a quiet moment, smiled at the realisation ...

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Taylor expects toughest fight yet in the Garden

Katie Taylor says the defence of her IBF and WBA World Lightweight titles against current WBC World super-featherweight champion, Eva Wahlstrom at Madison Square ...

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Anthony Joshua lays down the gauntlet to Deontay Wilder

Wilder recently drew with Tyson Fury.

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Harlequins hope to carry league form into Peard Cup

While national competition enters a break until late January, the home fires burn bright this weekend with the men’s Peard Cup semi-finals and key women’s ...

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Breen battling for 2019 drive as WRC career in the balance

Time is running out for Craig Breen as he bids to continue at the top level of the World Rally Championship. It appears his options are extremely limited and may ...

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Kelleher: Neptune getting used to ‘life in the fast lane’

Templeogue bid to maintain a winning run in the Men’s Super League when they host

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So, who was playing when hurling made its live TV debut in America?

On 20 August 1948, Barry McElroy took out his pen and wrote a letter to the owners of the Munster Express newspaper in Waterford, writes Paul Rouse

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A cautionary tale from Castres that Munster would do well to heed

Leinster appeared to be cruising along gracefully by the time they docked in Toulouse for a sixth-round pool game against the locals back in January of 2002, writes ...

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Rose one shot off lead as bad weather halts first round in Indonesia

The Englishman is bidding to end the year top of the world rankings.

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Watch Kyrie Irving's late overtime three-pointers that gave Boston Celtics victory

The Boston Celtics clinched their seventh consecutive victory by beating the Washington Wizards 130-125 after overtime.

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The way Johnny Sexton is going, is 2019 World Cup really his last?

Peter Jackson gets over the gain line, behind the headline

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Us earthbound, stay-at-home types can only watch on, puzzled and amused by adventurer Jim McGuinness

The new manager of the Charlotte Independence can no more be blamed for the worst excesses of defensive play in football than David Bowie can be blamed for the Bay ...

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Follow your dream, Ronny Turiaf tells Irish NBA hopefuls

He lived the dream on the biggest stage of all and now NBA star Ronny Turiaf is hoping to inspire the next generation of basketball stars to fulfil their potential. ...

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Brian McMahon building new dreams in Spancil Hill

Brian McMahon doesn’t make it easy for those that like to put people in neatly-labelled boxes. Racehorse trainer, recently-retired All-Ireland-winning hurler, ...

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Is greyhound racing rounding the final bend?

A decision in Florida last month will effectively end greyhound racing in the US. What is the likelihood of a similar fate befalling the sport here? asks Jack Anderson ...

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ITF boss Haggerty compares reaction to Davis Cup changes to Brexit

The International Tennis Federation president was booed by fans at last month’s Davis Cup final in Lille.

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Brailsford confident over future of team after Sky announces end to backing

Team Sky, who won six of the last seven Tours de France, will lose the main sponsor at the end of 2019.

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Chris Froome ‘more determined than ever’ to finish Team Sky era on a high

The broadcaster announced it would end its investment in Team Sky at the end of 2019.

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