US Silver medallist Galen Rupp, US coach Alberto Salazar and British gold medallist Mo Farah at the London Olympics in 2012. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Distance runner Kara Goucher has struck back at her ex-coach Alberto Salazar, saying she did not like being made to look like a liar in his re(...)

Tyson Gay was one of 10 Americans to run sub-10 seconds in one night. Photograph: Al Bello/Getty Images

Tyson Gay found his road to the 100 metres final will not be an easy one at the US world championships trials on Thursday. Gay was among 10 Americans (...)

Former professional cyclist Lance Armstrong has pleaded guilty to careless driving after hitting two parked cars with his SUV in Aspen, Colorado. File photograph: Rogerio Barbosa/AFP/Getty Images

Lance Armstrong has pleaded guilty to careless driving after hitting two parked cars with his SUV in Aspen, Colorado, a prosecutor has confirmed.The p(...)

One of the two vehicles involved in a hit-and-run in Aspen, Colorado. Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong agreed to let his girlfriend take the blame for the incident to avoid media attention, police reports show. Photograph: Aspen Police Department.

Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong has been charged with crashing into two parked cars in the Colorado ski resort town of Aspen, with his girlfriend in(...)

Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong hit two parked cars after a night of partying in Aspen, Colorado, but agreed to let his long-time girlfriend take the blame. Photograph: Getty

Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong hit two parked cars after a night of partying in Aspen, Colorado, but agreed to let his long-time girlfriend take th(...)

The Republic of Ireland team celebrate their third goal of the game last night in the Aviva. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho
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  • November 19, 2014, 08:30

There may have been no hint of Celtic Park’s intensity, but after a testing week for the Republic of Ireland squad and management they bounced back(...)

Travis Tygart, CEO, US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) speaking at the Irish Sports Council’s information day at Croke Park, Dublin. Photo: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

The last question Travis Tygart wants again is exactly how he took down Lance Armstrong, although he smiles in the face of monotony, knowing full wel(...)

Disgraced cycling champion Lance Armstong talks with Emma O’Reilly in Orlando, USA.

The day Emma O’Reilly was hired as a soigneur with the US Postal Service cycling team she rang home in Tallaght to tell her family. “A swan wha(...)

Michael Phelps is to come out of retirement . Photograph: Al Bello/Getty Images

Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, is coming out of retirement. The American, who has not competed since the 2012 London (...)

There were rational explanations for Froome’s superlative climbing performances in this year’s Tour de France. Photograph: Reuters

In the first Tour de France of the post-Lance Armstrong era, the much reviled former seven-times tour winner played a disproportionately large role. N(...)