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Photograph: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

German sportswear maker Adidas raised its sales and earnings outlook for this year, giving a boost to incoming chief executive Kasper Rorsted before h(...)

Men’s hockey international coach Craig Fulton has been named the FIH Coach of the Year. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/INPHO.

The magnitude of the Irish men’s achievements in 2015 was further compounded this week with Craig Fulton being named the FIH Coach of the Year for hi(...)

Ireland’s David Harte has been recognised as the top goalkeeper in world hockey. Photograph: Getty Images

David Harte was named the men’s FIH World Goalkeeper of the Year for his exploits in 2015, helping Ireland claim a place at the Olympic Games for the (...)

Fiona Doyle: “If everything falls into place, there is no reason I shouldn’t get into the final. And then it about whoever can put all that work – a lifetime of practice – down into this race. Then, it is anybody’s game.”

‘It has been a very long road,” acknowledges Fiona Doyle of the pact she made to herself as a 12-year-old to one day swim in the Olympic Games. That p(...)

 Rory McIlroy (far right) tries out a ’Golfboard’ along with Henrik Stenson, Jordan Spieth and Rickie Fowler ahead of the   Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship. Photograph: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

Adam Scott believes taking time off is more appealing and Rory McIlroy appears lukewarm about golf’s return to the Olympics, but Martin Kaymer and Hen(...)

A researcher collecting larvae of mosquitos at Sao Paulo University, Brazil. Photograph: AFP Photo /Nelson Almeida

Brazil said yesterday that pregnant women should consult their doctors before travelling to there, but that no other restrictions were necessary regar(...)

Mike Heskin: has left the Irish Hockey Association to become director of sport at NUI Galway. Photograph:Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Irish hockey has formally begun the search for a new chief executive following the departure of Mike Heskin to NUIG, where he is now director of spor(...)

Dara Bree: ‘The people of Boston are welcoming to newcomers.’

“Wait, which one is Galway again?” asked the bemused but enthusiastic American family who came to Boston’s Fenway Park on a frigid afternoon for the (...)

Thanks to Katie Taylor, things are looking up for Ireland at the Olympics.   Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

“It’s like déjà vu all over again” is a quote attributed to the famous American baseball player and coach Yogi Berra and, for everyone looking back wi(...)

Barra da Tijuca in Rio, where the Olympics will be held. Photograph: Dado Galdieri/Bloomberg

As any recent visitor to Rio de Janeiro will have noticed, the city hosting this summer’s first Olympic Games in South America currently resembles on(...)

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