John O’Shea starting one of the Goal Mile runs at  Leopardstown race course on Christmas Day. Photograph: Alan Betson

Noel Carroll always said the day you’re too busy to go for a run is the day you’re too busy. And in saying that he definitely meant Christmas Day, to(...)

 Whistleblower in Michael Garcia’s investigation into the award of the 2022 World Cup,  Phaedra Almajid has claimed Fifa’s bungling has put her life in danger. Photograph: EPA/Mohamed Messara

(...) athletics This month a former Russian anti-doping official, Vitaliy Stepanov, provided insight into the(...)

Kenya’s Dennis Kimetto broke the world record as he won  the 41th edition of the Berlin Marathon in Berlin last September. Photo: Tobias Schwartz/Getty

(...) doesn’t add up. If, according to some of those hysterically sweeping claims, athletics is in the midst(...)

Joanna Morgan, winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award and Katie Taylor winner of the ‘Sportswoman of the Year 2014’ at the 10th Annual The Irish Times/Irish Sports Council Sportswoman of the Year awards. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times 3:15

(...) wide range of sports including soccer, athletics, boxing, golf and Gaelic games. Their success is a(...)

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers insists Raheem Sterling will remain at Liverpool despite reported transfer negotiation stalls.Photograph:  Chris Radburn/PA
The Morning Sports Briefing
  • Soccer
  • December 17, 2014, 08:15

(...) the county’s panel. Athletics: Rio’s super bacteria Water at the sailing venue for Rio 2016(...)

(...) involved in team or individual sports such as ladies football, camogie, athletics and basketball, usually(...)

Dick Pound, former president of the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada), will head investigation in doping allegations made in German TV documentary. Photograph: Getty Images

(...) doping control laboratory in Moscow, as well as the International Association of Athletics Federations(...)

 Arsene Wenger manager of Arsenal gives a thumbs up during an Arsenal training session, he’s got to be happy with his team’s Champions League draw. Photograph: Ian Walton/Getty Images
The Morning Sports Briefing
  • Soccer
  • December 16, 2014, 08:32

(...) further injuries were picked up to add to that already weighted list of absentees. Athletics: More(...)

Winner of the Boston and Chicago marathons, Rita Jeptoo of Kenya, failed an out-of-competition test in October. Two more Kenyan athletes have tested positive and been banned for two years. Photograph: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

(...) tests and will be banned for two years, Athletics Kenya said on Monday. Tests from five other Kenyan(...)

Annmarie McGlynn, Fionnuala Britton, Michelle Finn, Sara Treacy, Siobhan O’Doherty and Laura Crowe show off their medals in Samokov yesterday. Photograph: Sasa Pahic Szabo/Inpho

Whoever designed the European Cross Country course in Samokov was not thinking of a 34-year-old mother of two. Melting snow in some parts, treachero(...)