Munster prop James Cronin: Sport Ireland, although not happy with the leniency of the suspension, decided against an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

A new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Sport Ireland and the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland (PSI) could potentially result in the reopenin(...)

Uefa president Aleksander Ceferin said he had full faith in the adjudication process.  Photograph: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP via Getty Images

Manchester City will discover before the start of next season whether their appeal against a two-year European competition ban has been successful. I(...)

Michelle Smith of Ireland celebrates after winning the 400m freestyle event during the 1996 Olympic Games. Photograph: Allsport

Atlanta in 1996 and we brought the Friday to a close watching the opening ceremony in a bar. Francis Barrett, the first Traveller to carry the Irish f(...)

Chinese swimmer Sun Yang has appealed his eight-year ban to Switzerland’s highest court. Photograph:  Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

Olympic champion swimmer Sun Yang has submitted an appeal over his eight-year doping ban to Switzerland’s highest court. An official at the Swiss Fed(...)

Chinese Olympic swimming champion Sun Yang has been given an eight-year ban for missing a drug test. Photograph: Getty Images

China’s world and Olympic swimming champion Sun Yang was handed an eight-year ban on Friday, a sanction that rules him out of this year’s Tokyo Games,(...)

Good value: Hakim Ziyech (26). Photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP via Getty

Chelsea have agreed a deal for the summer signing of Hakim Ziyech from Ajax. The Blues must now confirm personal terms with the Morocco winger, who (...)

  South African Olympic champion Caster Semenya   arrives with her lawyer  for the first day of her hearing at the international Court of Arbitration for Sport  in Switzerland on Monday. Photograph: EPA

Caster Semenya has said the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) breached confidentiality regulations ahead of her appeal hearing(...)

Anisya Kirdyapkina, left, with her silver medal for the Women’s 20 kilometres race walk during the World Athletics Championships in Moscow in 2013. Photograph: Jamie Squire/Getty Images

Russian race walker Anisya Kirdyapkina has been suspended for doping and is set to be stripped of two world championship medals, the Court of Arbitrat(...)

Peru players wear shirts in support of their teammate Paolo Guerrero, before a friendly match against Scotland. Photograph: PA

Peru captain Paolo Guerrero was cleared to play at next month’s World Cup after a Swiss court on Thursday agreed to temporarily lift his doping suspe(...)

Clubs are not permitted to sign players under the age of 18 from other countries unless their parents have emigrated for reasons not connected to football. Above, Stamford Bridge. Photograph: Clive Rose/Getty Images

Chelsea have been accused after an initial Fifa investigation of breaking the rules on the signing of 25 foreign players under the age of 18. The num(...)

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