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
The Morning Sports Briefing
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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(...)

Ireland’s David Morris in action during his third-round game against  David Gilbert at the  UK Championship at the Barbican Centre, York. Photograph:  Mike Egerton/PA

David Morris followed up his giant-killing victory over world champion Mark Selby with an equally impressive win over Dave Gilbert at the Coral UK Cha(...)

Brendan Rodgers the manager of Liverpool looks on from the bench on Wednesday night. Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty Images
The Morning Sports Briefing
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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(...)

Ken Doherty in action in the Ruhr Open against Stuart Bingham last week

In McSorley’s in Ranelagh there’s a shrine dedicated to one of the village’s most famous sons.From newspaper cuttings showing him lifting trophies and(...)

Ronnie O’Sullivan is set to begin his Coral UK Championship campaign on Thursday, despite suffering a nasty ankle injury. Photograph: Anna Gowthorpe/Pa

Ronnie O’Sullivan is set to begin his Coral UK Championship campaign on Thursday, despite suffering a nasty ankle injury. O’Sullivan is targeti(...)

A Dublin matriarch in the truest sense was remembered this week when the Cosgrave family paid tribute to their mother, Patricia. Speaking at the packe(...)

DCU psychology student Gordon O’Loughlin and truck driver Kieran Ferns, both from Ennis, Co Clare, completed three days and nights of snooker, a total of 191 frames over 83 hours, but will have to wait for confirmation from the Guinness scrutineers that they have beaten the current record. Photograph: Gareth Copley/PA Wire

Two amateur snooker players celebrated what they hope will be a new Guinness world record yesterday for the longest ever match.DCU psychology student (...)

 Mark Selby plays a shot during the first session of his quarter-final match against Alan McManus at the Crucible Theatre  in Sheffield. Photograph: Michael Regan/Getty Images

Mark Selby held on to take a 4-3 lead following the first session of his World Snooker Championship quarter-final against Alan McManus in Sheff(...)

Ken Doherty: In action during his second round match against Alan McManus at the Crucible venue in Sheffield. Photograph: PA

Ken Doherty insists he will not be leaving the snooker stage any time soon and believes he still has one big tournament left in him. The(...)

Ken Doherty in action in his second-round match against Alan McManus during the World Snooker Championships in Sheffield. Photograph: Anna Gowthorpe/PA

Ken Doherty left himself too much work to do as he lost his last 16 clash with Alan McManus at the World Championships at The Crucible in Shef(...)