Paul O’Donovan of Team Ireland at Tokyo 2020: ‘There is a lot more testing being done between the rounds, which is good to see for sure.’ Photograph: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images|

Missed tests and spoiled samples: just how clean are the pandemic Games? They warned us in the Tokyo playbook well in advance that everyone would be (...)

Trainer Jim Bolger: Claimed in an interview that horse racing would soon have its own Lance Armstrong. Photograph: Peter Mooney/Inpho

The body that represents Ireland’s racehorse trainers has pointed to an absence of positive drug tests in Irish-trained horses when racing abroad as e(...)

John Velazquez rides Medina Spirit across the finish line to win the 147th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 1st. Photo: Jeff Roberson/AP Photo

Shortly before the Breeders’ Cup at Keeneland last November, Bob Baffert issued a statement addressing a recent spate of drug positives for horses in (...)

Donavan Brazier of the USA celebrates after winning the men’s 800m final at the IAAF World Athletics Championships at the Khalifa Stadium in Doha, Qatar. Photograph: EPA

Wow. Of all the nights to produce to a World Championship best performance in the men’s 800 metres – and a first gold medal winner in the event for th(...)

US Silver medallist Galen Rupp, US coach Alberto Salazar and British gold medallist Mo Farah at the London Olympics in 2012. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Distance runner Kara Goucher has struck back at her ex-coach Alberto Salazar, saying she did not like being made to look like a liar in his re(...)

Tyson Gay was one of 10 Americans to run sub-10 seconds in one night. Photograph: Al Bello/Getty Images

Tyson Gay found his road to the 100 metres final will not be an easy one at the US world championships trials on Thursday. Gay was among 10 Americans (...)

Former professional cyclist Lance Armstrong has pleaded guilty to careless driving after hitting two parked cars with his SUV in Aspen, Colorado. File photograph: Rogerio Barbosa/AFP/Getty Images

Lance Armstrong has pleaded guilty to careless driving after hitting two parked cars with his SUV in Aspen, Colorado, a prosecutor has confirmed.The p(...)

One of the two vehicles involved in a hit-and-run in Aspen, Colorado. Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong agreed to let his girlfriend take the blame for the incident to avoid media attention, police reports show. Photograph: Aspen Police Department.

Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong has been charged with crashing into two parked cars in the Colorado ski resort town of Aspen, with his girlfriend in(...)

Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong hit two parked cars after a night of partying in Aspen, Colorado, but agreed to let his long-time girlfriend take the blame. Photograph: Getty

Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong hit two parked cars after a night of partying in Aspen, Colorado, but agreed to let his long-time girlfriend take th(...)

The Republic of Ireland team celebrate their third goal of the game last night in the Aviva. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho
The Morning Sports Briefing
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  • November 19, 2014, 08:30

There may have been no hint of Celtic Park’s intensity, but after a testing week for the Republic of Ireland squad and management they bounced back(...)

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