(...).” Willett, who should be looking to join Sullivan in a Ryder Cup battle later this year, carded a Friday 65(...)

Rory McIlroy plays a shot during the first round of the Omega Dubai Desert Classic at the Emirates Golf Club in Dubai. Photograph: Photograph: Ali Haider/EPA

(...) don’t expect a six-under-par round, it feels even better.” Graeme McDowell’s return to European Tour(...)

Chris Ashton will miss the Six Nations after he saw his appeal against a 10-week ban turned down. Photograph: Getty

(...) making contact with an opponent’s eye during a European Champions Cup match between Saracens and Ulster(...)

Rory McIlroy shot an opening round of 68 in Dubai. Photograph: Afp

(...) (yards to the green), so I had to go for it. Wasn’t a good swing, and wasn’t a good result.” Ryder Cup(...)

Aberdeen’s Dublin-born winger Jonny Hayes celebrates scoring his side’s first goal during the Scottish Premiership match against Celtic at  Pittodrie. Photograph:   Jeff Holmes/PA

(...) second successive failed European campaign but found his side exposed once more with Sunday’s League Cup(...)

Ireland’s Paula Fitzpatrick in action against New Zealand in 2014. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

There is very little to tell. Ireland won a Grand Slam in 2013, reached a World Cup semi-final in(...)

CARDIFF, WALES - MARCH 14: Ireland player Jamie Heaslip gets to grips with Alun Wyn Jones of Wales during the RBS Six Nations match between Wales and Ireland at Millennium Stadium on March 14, 2015 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Italy, Scotland and France, who joined in the party. Cue the World Cup, and the Southern Hemisphere(...)

Can Ireland win a third Six Nations in a row? Photograph: Getty Images

(...) three and a brilliant coach. Third or fourth. One Irish player to watch? Johnny Sexton. The World Cup(...)

Course workers clear a fallen tree from the 16th fairway before play resumes during the final round of the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines. Photo: Donald Miralle/Getty Images
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  • February 2, 2016, 08:16

(...) retain his Dublin starting role after making the starting 15 in every game from the O’Byrne Cup to the(...)

France head coach Guy Noves: has promised to restore some of the traditional flamboyance of les Bleus. Photograph:Inpho

(...) tickets, and specifically the head coaches. Coming at the outset of a new World Cup cycle, there are a(...)