Aidan O’Brien: Ballydoyle handler’s Great War could finish only fifth to Baitha Alga when sent off 5 to 6 favourite in the Norfolk Stakes at Ascot. Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA

The Great War is among 12 declarations as he attempts to redeem his reputation in the Portland Place Properties July Stakes at Newmarket tomorrow.Aida(...)

Catríona Jennings (above) and Sarah Dolan teamed up to win the double sculls at the Metropolitan Regatta.

Ireland rowers compete at a championship this weekend for the first time this season. Indeed it is a weekend of firsts as the team which takes to the (...)

US telecoms company AT&T have moved to buy America’s largest satellite TV provider DirecTV for  $48.5 billion (€35.3 billion). Photograph: Getty

A $48.5 billion (€35.3 billion) deal by US telecoms company AT&T to buy America’s largest satellite TV provider DirecTV is the latest proposed mer(...)

Sam Bennet: victory in Rund um Koln in Cologne, Germany

Already victorious last month in the Clasica de Almeria, Sam Bennett grabbed the second win of his pro career yesterday when he sprinted in at (...)

A logo sits on a sign above the entrance of a Vodafone store, operated by Vodafone Group Plc in London. Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

AT&T, the second-largest US mobile-phone company, said it doesn’t plan to make an offer for Vodafone Group . “At the request of the UK takeover pa(...)

Julie Sinnamon, chief executive of Enterprise Ireland, said that the performance of EI supported companies is “no mean achievement”, given the highly challenging business environment they are competing in. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Enterprise Ireland supported companies created 18,033 new jobs in 2013, resulting in the highest net gain for Irish companies in the last decade, the (...)

Toyota Motor, the world’s biggest carmaker, fell 1.9 per cent to 6,300 yen overnight, as Asian markets declined on the back of Chinese growth fears. Photograph: Denis Balibouse/Reuters

Asian stocks fell, with the regional benchmark index headed for its biggest loss in more than three weeks, as a gauge of China’s services industries d(...)

Gordon Lord Byron, ridden by Johnny Murtagh, wins the Betfred Sprint Cup  at Haydock.

Gordon Lord Byron will get his shot at a million in Saturday’s Qipco Queen Elizabeth II Stakes when flat racing’s romantic lead takes on some of Euro(...)

Masayoshi Son, chairman and chief executive officer of SoftBank. the deal shows  his appetite for  for foreign M&A has not dimmed since his $21.6 billion acquisition of US mobile carrier Sprint this year. Photograph: Akio Kon/Bloomberg

Japanese tech and telecoms group SoftBank is to buy into Finnish mobile gaming company Supercell in a deal that values the three-year-old maker of hit(...)

John Oxx has emphasised the good personal relationship he continues to have with the Aga Khan despite some of the prince’s horses moving from his yard(...)