Ireland’s Scott Evans is a serious medal candidate in badminton at the European Games in Baku. Photograph: Getty.

There is no limit to our welcoming into the Kingdom of Azerbaijan. Such is their lavish consideration of our needs that they built the Baku Sports Hal(...)

Scott Evans only needed 24 minutes to defeat his first opponent, Georgios Charalambidis from Greece (21-7, 21-9) at European Games in Baku. Photograph: Getty.

From their first conception to their swift fruition Scott Evans has been eyeing up these European Games, and now we know exactly why. In a game where (...)

China’s Ma Jin attempts to hit a return as her partner Xu Chen looks on during their mixed doubles match against Norway’s Mads Pieler Kolding and Kamilla Rytter Juhl at the Badminton World Championships in Guangzhou. Photograph: Reuters

Ireland’s Chloe Magee bowed out of the World Badminton Championships in Guangzhou at the first round stage this morning as she suffered a 21-14, 21-14(...)