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The English Premiership and Top 14 have a political power over World Rugby’s decision making. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Here in Sydney it is a hot and humid January. In Europe, the last rounds of Champions Cup pool stages and the Six Nations are about to start but in th(...)

Rachael Blackmore: she became the first woman to win the Grand National. Photograph: Tim Goode/PA Wire

National Treasure: “I can’t believe I am Rachael Blackmore. I still feel like that little kid. I can’t believe I’m me . . . keep your dreams big, I su(...)

Claire Melia in action against Luxembourg at the final of the FIBA Women’s European Championship for Small Countries in Nicosia, Cyprus on  July 25th. Photograph: Savvas Demetriou/FIBA/Inpho

In the days after Ireland played the Czech Republic in the European championship qualifiers, people began to tell Claire Melia how much their daughter(...)

Newcastle United’s Saudi Arabian chairman Yasir Al-Rumayyan (C) and minority owner Amanda Staveley take their seats for the Premier League match against Tottenham Hotspur at St James’ Park. Photo: Paul Ellis/AFP via Getty Images

The cameras had feasted on the joy of Newcastle’s new chairman Yasir Al-Rumayyan and minority shareholder Amanda Staveley as they celebrated Callum Wi(...)

Super League plans announced in April led to huge opposition from supporters. Photo: Getty Images

The European Super League still represents “an ongoing existential threat to the foundations and future of European football”, Uefa has warned, as an (...)

Uefa president Aleksander Ceferin, told representatives of more than 100 clubs: “We think that the jewel of the World Cup has value precisely because of its rarity. Holding it every two years will lead to less legitimacy, and it will unfortunately dilute the World Cup itself.” Photograph: Franck Fife/AFP/Getty Images

Two of the most senior figures in European football have attacked Fifa’s plans to reform the international calendar and implement a biennial World Cup(...)

Katie McCabe: “We have come a long way. The relationship between ourselves and the FAI is absolutely fine. We are in a good place now.” Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Katie McCabe glides around subjects, from Pride Month to life at Arsenal to equal pay, in the same nimble fashion she captains the Republic of Ireland(...)

When Phil Mickelson, a key target for the Saudi Arabia-backed Super Golf League, performed his media podium duties after an opening round of 64 at the Wells Fargo Championship, two of the four questions posed related to his use of a two-wood. Photograph: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

People often ask about the difference in media approach between top-level footballers and golfers. The widespread understanding would be that football(...)

Winner alright...legendary jockey, Rachael Blackmore on Mr Tambourine Man, in the Killarney Races May Meeting on Sunday. Photograph: Valerie O’Sullivan

At the end of their chat on Friday’s Late Late Show, Ryan Tubridy told Rachael Blackmore to enjoy her break, him, no more than ourselves, under the im(...)

Uefa said that “in a spirit of reconciliation” the nine clubs had agreed to a “club commitment declaration” and accepted a five per cent cut in their European revenue for one season. File photograph: Getty Images

Nine of the original 12 European Super League clubs – including the Premier League’s big six – have submitted a “club commitment declaration” to Uefa (...)

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