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Serbia’s Novak Djokovic in action during his fourth round match against France’s Adrian Mannarino. Photograph: Reuters

On Tuesday Novak Djokovic became the touchstone for a selection of grievances. Andre Agassi, a onetime punk warrior around the All England Club and a(...)

Is Stephen Donnelly in danger of becoming Fianna Fáil’s version of George Lee? File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Fewer politicians than usual turned out for this year’s Independence Day celebrations at the US ambassador’s residence in the Phoenix Park on Thursday(...)

Dublin’s Niall Scully has his shot blocked by Killian Daly. Photograph: Inpho

Dublin 4-29 Westmeath 0-10 Just another waltz. Dublin haven’t won a Leinster game by less than a double-figure margin since 2013 and they weren’t abo(...)

Goldman Sachs at the New York Stock Exchange: Goldman and BAML were among banks that lent Tottenham Hotspur €455 million in May to help finance a new 61,500-seat stadium in London. Photograph: Reuters

US banks that have carved out a lucrative niche financing the construction and renovation of sports stadiums are making a push into Europe, signing a (...)

 Bryan Cooper riding Disko win The Growise Champion Novice Steeplechase at Punchestown. Photograph: Getty Images

Disko ran out an emphatic winner of the Growise Champion Novice Chase for trainer Noel Meade in the hands of Bryan Cooper at Punchestown on Tuesday. (...)

Luke Comer: refused permission for officials from the regulatory body to inspect his stables in Kilternan last month. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/Irish Times

The high profile property developer Luke Comer has been given a suspended six month suspension of his licence to train racehorses, and fined €10,000 (...)

Lizzie Kelly on Tea For Two (left) wins the Betway Bowl Chase ahead of Paddy Brennan on Cue Card at Aintree. Photograph: Jason Cairnduff/Action Images via Reuters

Katie Walsh could still take her place in Saturday’s Grand National field after initial fears she had broken her arm in a fall at Aintree on Thursday (...)

Unbeaten Douvan ridden by Ruby Walsh  jumps the last to win The BoyleSports Tied Cottage Steeplechase  at Punchestown in February. Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA Wire

Perhaps for the first time in over half a century the phenomenon that is Douvan could reduce one of Cheltenham’s championship races to the status of (...)

AP McCoy unveils a statue of himself during Champion Day at Cheltenham. Photograph: David Davies/PA

Perhaps the biggest relief was that it bore a close resemblance and as AP McCoy quickly deadpanned: “Some of my friends would say it has a better per(...)

Jockey Rugby Walsh with trainer Willie Mullins out on the gallops on Monday morning. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho.

Time may yet prove 2017’s Stan James Champion Hurdle to be a vintage renewal but it looks anything but beforehand. So maybe stranger things will happe(...)

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