Ireland’s Katie Taylor is declared the winner after a fourth round stoppage of Jinhua Yin of China in Jeju, South Korea.  Photograph: Doug McDermott / Inpho

Ireland’s Olypic champion, Katie Taylor, earned a place in her fifth World Championship final when Chinese opponent Junhua Yin threw in the towel at t(...)

Michaela Walsh: “I lost on a split decision when I was clearly the most dominant boxer and knocked her down in the last round. Boxing can be cruel.” Photo: Ian McNicol/Inpho

The Irish team in Korea has now been whittled away to just Katie Taylor, who boxed her quarter-final early this morning against Olympic silver medall(...)

Albanian fans wait for Albania’s national soccer players to arrive, after the Euro 2016 Group I qualifying soccer match between Serbia and Albania, at Mother Teresa airport near Tirana. Photograph: Arben Celi/Reuters

Serbia and Albania are facing stiff sanctions after Uefa charged the countries with a number of offences following the abandoned Euro 2016 qualifier i(...)

Graziano Pelle of Italy celebrates after scoring against Malta at Ta’ Qali Stadium  in Valletta. Photograph:   Claudio Villa/Getty Images

The Netherlands’ poor start to the Euro 2016 qualifying campaign continued on Monday evening as a Gylfi Sigurdsson brace earned Iceland a 2-0 victory (...)

Liverpool’s Dejan Lovren (left) will miss two of Croatia’s qualifiers because of injury. Photograph: Phil Noble/Reuters

Liverpool centre-back Dejan Lovren has withdrawn from Croatia’s squad with an abdominal injury to give club manager Brendan Rodgers a potential defen(...)

Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdogan (left) heads a security meeting as he is flanked by Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu (2nd left) and top military and government officials at the Presidential Palace in Ankara this week. Photograph: Kayhan Ozer/Handout via Reuters

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has confirmed that 49 hostages seized by Islamic State militants in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul in June ha(...)

This document brings our countries to a new stage of integration, says Russia’s president Vladimir Putin. Photograph:  Sergei Karpukhin/Reuters

Russian president Vladimir Putin signed a treaty with Kazakhstan and Belarus yesterday creating a vast trading bloc which he hopes will challenge the (...)

Philip Lavery leads Matt Brammeier. Both riders will miss the Rás which begins on Sunday.

National road race champion Matt Brammeier and the rider who finished second to him in last year’s championships, Philip Lavery, have both been forced(...)

Conchita Wurst is making a special appearance at The George on Friday June 27th. Photograph: Ragnar Singsaas/Getty Images

Thursday night’s relegation was a big disappointment, and we salute Kasey Smith and Can-Linn for a valiant effort. But Ireland lost its Eurovision moj(...)

 Anastasia and Maria Tolmachevy of the Tolmachevy Sisters from Russia perform on stage during the first semi final of the Eurovision Song Contest in Copenhagen, Denmark. Photograph:  Ragnar Singsaas/Getty Images

Global tensions found their way into Eurovision Song Contest last night: the announcement that Russia had qualified for Saturday night’s final was met(...)