Tiger Woods is propping up the leaderboard after carding a five over par opening round of 77 at the Hero World Challenge on his return form injury
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  • December 5, 2014, 08:35

World Cup bid The Rugby World Cup is less than a year away and hopes of an Irish victory are higher than ever. But, if Joe Schmidt’s men fall s(...)

Didier Drogba celebrates after scoring Chelsea’s second during their 3-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur at Stamford Bridge last night.
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  • December 4, 2014, 08:38

Chelsea march onThe last time Tottenham Hotspur managed a win at Stamford Bridge was the same day it was announced Nelson Mandela would be released fr(...)

Manchester United’s Marouane Fellaini celebrates scoring his side’s first goal in the 2-1 win over Stoke City at Old Trafford last night
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  • December 3, 2014, 08:27

RIP Hughsey In the early hours the funeral of Phillip Hughes took place in his hometown of Macksville, New South Wales. More than a thousan(...)

Brendan Rodgers the manager of Liverpool looks on from the bench on Wednesday night. Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty Images
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  • November 27, 2014, 08:30

The Champions League action continued last night with both Liverpool and Arsenal attempting to make it a first clean sweep of Premier League victories(...)

 Fionnuala Britton, Kilcoole AC, Co. Wicklow, on her way to winning the Senior Women’s 8000m race at the GloHealth Inter County  Cross Country Championships at Dundalk Institute of Technology,  Co. Louth. Photograph: Ramsey Cardy / Sportsfile

Only the untouchables of cross country running make it look this easy, and in defending her National Inter-counties title Fionnuala Britton sent out (...)

Paul Bealin: led Westmeath last year but failed to get the backing of the clubs for a second term. Photo: William Cherry/Inpho/Presseye

And then there was one. Westmeath now stand alone as the last county still looking to appoint a senior football manager for 2015, and the search is(...)

 Former Dublin captain Sean Doherty who was inducted into the All-Ireland Kick Fada Hall of Fame. Doherty captained Dublin to success in 1974 and added further winner’s medals in 1976 and ’77. Photo: Pat Murphy/Sportsfile .

In the 40 years since Sean Doherty captained Dublin to the All-Ireland title the style and execution of Gaelic football has changed beyond recognitio(...)

Rob Heffernan talks to his wife and coach Marian Heffernan after he dropped out of the Men’s 50k walk at the  European Athletics Championships in  Zurich, Switzerland. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

If everything had gone to plan Rob Heffernan was exactly where he intended to be. Standing at the finish of the 50km walk, on the banks of Lake Zurich(...)

Offaly’s Brian Carroll is tackled by goalkeeper Darren Gleeson, Michael Cahill and Padraic Maher of Tipperary during their hurling qualifier. Just 27,800 tuned in to watch the game on Sky Sports.  Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

Sky Sports will broadcast its first double bill of live championship matches this Saturday evening on the back of continuingly modest viewing figures(...)

Tyrone manager Mickey Harte: “There is another year, under my current contract, and I intend to honour that.” Photograph: Andrew Paton/Inpho/Presseye.

Even if it must rank as one of the most disillusioning of days in his 12 seasons as Tyrone manager, Mickey Harte wasn’t all down about it, paying due(...)