“Tiger Woods is Usain Bolt unable to break 11 seconds over 100 metres.”  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

It was unmistakably John Daly. The billowing orange top, the garish patterned trousers and the redneck haircut. The first two days before the bad weat(...)

Dean Walsh, Joe Ward and Michael Conlon, all in European Championships  semi-final action on Friday. Photograph: Pat Murphy/Sportsfile

Michael Conlon is through to the European Boxing Championships final after a dominant win over fiery Italian fighter Francesco Maietta in Samokov, Bul(...)

Andy Lee’s WBO World Middleweight title fight against Billy Joe Saunders has been moved from Thomod Park to Manchester Arena, with a new date of October 10th. Photograph:   Ed Mulholland/Inpho

Andy Lee’s WBO World Middleweight title fight against Billy Joe Saunders has been moved from Thomond Park to Manchester after a statement released (...)

Pedro scored the winner for Barcelona in the Super Cup final just hours after it was announced he had asked to leave the club. Photograph: Getty
The Morning Sports Briefing
  • Golf
  • August 12, 2015, 08:28

Harrington and Clarke back Lowry for Major The US PGA Championship begins at Whistling Strait tomorrow with Shane Lowry looking to pick up where he le(...)

Adam Nolan produced an impressive performance to beat Russia’s number one seed Radzhab Butaev and reach the quarter-finals of the Elite European Championships. Photograph: Inpho

Irish southpaws Adam Nolan and Joe Ward advanced to the quarter-finals of the European Elite Championships in Samokov, Bulgaria on Tuesday. London 201(...)

Ireland’s Michael Conlan is through to the quarter-finals of the  European Elite Championships in Samokov, Bulgaria. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Michael Conlan and Dean Walsh advanced to the quarter-finals of the European Elite Championships in Samokov, Bulgaria today. Ireland captain Darren (...)

Joe Ward got off to the perfect start at the European Amateur Boxing Championships.

Joe Ward is through to the last 16 of the European Elite Championships in Samokov, Bulgaria, but Dean Gardiner is out of the tournament. Ward, the 201(...)

Joe Ward’s hopes of making the 2016 Olympic Games suffered a setback after he was defeated by French light-heavyweight Mathieu Bauderlique  on Saturday night. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Joe Ward’s hopes of making the 2016 Olympic Games suffered a setback after he was defeated by French light-heavyweight Mathieu Bauderlique in an AIBA (...)

Katie Taylor in action against  Yana Allekseevana of Azerbaijan in the AIBA 60kg Elite Women’s World Boxing Championships final last November. Photograph: Inpho

Pete Taylor, coach and dad to Olympic champion Katie Taylor, has described the decision to not seed female boxers at next month’s inaugural European G(...)

 Paddy Barnes fights Zou Shiming in the light flyweight semi-final at the London Olympics in 2012. The 28-year-old is set to compete at the record-breaking third Olympics. Photograph: Scott Heavey/Getty Images

Paddy Barnes tells the story of how the kids in Belfast began calling him Paddy Bronze after London 2012. They may set high standards in the Ardoyne,(...)