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 Scottie Scheffler: has been in superb form this year and the Masters champion could prove a huge threat in the  USPGA.  Photograph: Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

Woods Watch After returning to competition at the Masters in April, 14 months after nearly losing his right leg in a car crash, Tiger Woods looks set(...)

Dmitry Bivol connects with a left against Cedric Agnew during their light heavyweight bout at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in June 2017, Las Vegas. Bivol won by fourth-round TKO. File photograph: Getty

There have been times this week when unbeaten and outstanding WBA world light-heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol has been reduced to a ghostly figure i(...)

Honeysuckle ridden by jockey Rachael Blackmore wins the Paddy Power Champion Hurdle on day four of the Punchestown Festival. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Rachael Blackmore and Honeysuckle stretched their unbeaten record to a ‘Sweet 16’ races in front of a record crowd at the Punchestown festival on Frid(...)

Patrick Mullins on Klassical Dream. Photograph: Caroline Norris/Inpho

The featured €275,000 Ladbrokes Champion Stayers Hurdle underlines how stamina is what it says on the festival tin for Day 3 of Punchestown. A total o(...)

Alex Dunne: ‘I started in Ireland, before venturing over to the UK.’

For anyone who watched with dismay the unfolding confusion and ridiculousness that was the 2021 Formula One finale in Abu Dhabi, there is at least som(...)

Beijing 2008 Olympic medallists Paddy Barnes and Kenny Egan with Ireland’s first Olympic boxing medallist John McNally in 2010. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

There’s a curious homebird trait in people from Belfast. Ask them where they come from and they talk about their locality. Sometimes it can simply be (...)

Shane Murphy tragically died from stab wounds at the family home at Seaview Avenue in Carrigaline in Co Cork in the early hours of March 26th. Photograph: An Garda Siochana/PA Wire

Shane Murphy (27) was a humble champion pitch and putt player who wore his talent lightly and was thoughtful toward others. He was devoted towards hi(...)

Jockey Rachael Blackmore celebrates after winning the Boodles Cheltenham Gold Cup Chase on A Plus Tard during day four of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse. Photograph: Steven Paston/PA Wire for the Jockey Club

Jockey Rachael Blackmore’s Gold Cup win at Cheltenham was described as the “moment of a lifetime” by her proud father Charles yesterday. Blackmore wi(...)

Jockey Rachael Blackmore kisses the Gold Cup as she celebrates after winning the Boodles Cheltenham Gold Cup Chase on  A Plus Tard. Photograph:   David Davies/PA Wire for the Jockey Club

Rachael Blackmore’s historic achievements now include the greatest prize of all in National Hunt racing as the groundbreaking jockey steered A Plus Ta(...)

Richard Johnson riding Thyme Hill clear the last to win The Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle at Cheltenham in 2019. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

There are bigger fields this week at Cheltenham but perhaps none that present such a puzzle as Thursday’s Paddy Power Stayers Hurdle. Analyse the clai(...)

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