England’s Ben Stokes is from New Zealand and their captain Eoin Morgan is Irish. Photograph: PA

Jacob Rees-Mogg has been criticised for politicising England’s victory in the Cricket World Cup after writing on social media that “we clearly don’t n(...)

 The presence of former England captain Andrew Strauss and Aussie great Shane Warne lit the touch paper for Sky Sports coverage of the Cricket World Cup. Photograph: Lee Smith/Action Images via Reuters

The financial might of satellite broadcasters transcends all other considerations for the majority of sports. The superior viewing figures that terres(...)

Skerries’ Eoin Morgan and his teammate Joe Root celebrate their victory against Australia at Edgbaston in Birmingham. Photograph: Getty Images

England’s passage to the World Cup final was faintly ridiculous. Semi-finals are supposed to be gritty affairs with runs dourly chiselled out in a des(...)

Ireland celebrate as West Indies batsman Marlon Samuels walks from the field after being caught with LBW by Ireland’s bowler George Dockrell. Photograph: Marty Melville/AFP/Getty Images

As well as the hopes of the nation, Ireland entered their third 50-over Cricket World Cup in Australia and New Zealand as the poster boys for the seco(...)

England’s head coach Stuart Lancaster leaves the   team hotel on Sunday. Photo: Getty Images

World Rugby chief executive, Brett Gosper has back tracked on disapproving views he held about England’s humiliating departure from the Rugby World Cu(...)

Mike Tyson is defeated by James ’Buster’ Douglas in Tokyo.

It was instantly apparent that Japan’s victory over South Africa on Saturday evening was destined to enter the canon of sport’s great upsets. Like al(...)

 Mubashra Kabir, originally from Pakistan and who was receiving Irish citizenship, with her husband Kabir Ahmed and their daughters Ghaniya and Areesha at the Citizenship Ceremonies in the National Convention Centre on Friday morning. More than 2,700 people were made Irish citizens. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Kabir Ahmed stood outside Dublin’s Convention Centre in the sunshine on Friday, holding the future of Ireland in his arms. Areesha Kabir and Ghaniya K(...)

Grant Elliott hit Dale Steyn for six off the penultimate ball of the game to send New Zealand to their maiden World Cup final. Photograph: Afp

The Black Caps’ dream lives on after they won what must rate as one of the most memorable of all world cup games by four wickets. Grant Elliott, perce(...)

Daniel Vettori took 4-18 in New Zealand’s comfotrable World Cup Pool A win over Afghanistan, passing 300 one-day wickets in the process. Photograph: AFP

New Zealand maintained their perfect record at the 2015 Cricket World Cup after securing a six-wicket win against Afghanistan in Napier.Afghanistan, o(...)

Rahat Ali is mobbed by his Pakistan team-mates. Photograph: AFP

Pakistan’s Cricket World Cup revival continued with a 29-run Duckworth/Lewis win in a close encounter against South Africa in Auckland on Saturday — a(...)

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