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The Lions will face world champions South Africa in three Tests on their tour next summer. Photograph:  Duif du Toit/Gallo Images/Getty Images

Ghosting through the year like a slow-moving glacier before calving a sanitised form of soccer, rugby and GAA, sport leaves 2020 for a vaccinated 2021(...)

Jin Young Ko of  South Korea celebrates on the 18th green after winning the CME Group Tour Championship at Tiburon Golf Club  in Naples, Florida. Photograph: Michael Reaves/Getty Images

Jin Young Ko’s all-white outfits may set her out from the crowd, but the world number one – who capped off a limited-schedule LPGA Tour season with vi(...)

 Ciara Mageean knocked three and a half seconds off Sonia O’Sullivan’s 27-year-old 1,000m mark in 2020. File photograph: Inpho

“This year has just been a rollercoaster for absolutely everybody, and it’s no different for us athletes,” said Ciara Mageean, speaking to us at Dubli(...)

 Stephanie Meadow: ‘It’s not just me, there’s a huge team behind me.’ File photograph: Getty

All through the year, the journey’s destination point – the when and where of it – was uncertain; except, now, Stephanie Meadow knows that it will def(...)

Stephanie Meadow hits her tee shot on the fourth hole during the final round of the Pelican Women’s Championship at Pelican Golf Club on Sunday, in Belleair, Florida. Photograph: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

Stephanie Meadow – the 28-year-old Northern Irishwoman – reaffirmed her huge potential in the LPGA Tour’s Pelican Women’s Championship at Belleair in (...)

Augusta, Georgia: Shane Lowry of Ireland, his caddie Brian Martin, Tiger Woods and his caddie Joe LaCava prepares to play shots on the 15th hole the Masters last weekend.

Shane Lowry has inputted the data into the memory bank, which – as he has been advised – is a necessary element of winning a Masters title at Augusta.(...)

Shane Lowry will be in action at the Houston Open this week as he builds up to the Masters at Augusta next week. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

The trick for players is to work out what suits best in terms of preparation for next week’s US Masters. Whether to play this week’s Houston Open, or (...)

Rachael Blackmore on Honeysuckle celebrates winning the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Mares Novice Hurdle at Fairyhouse in April 2019. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

“As the saying goes, ‘we’ve come a long way, baby – but we still have a long way to go,’” said Martina Navratilova when she joined a stellar list of o(...)

Bryson DeChambeau in action during the Shriners Hospitals For Children Open at TPC Summerlin  in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photograph: Matthew Stockman/Getty Images

US Open champion Bryson DeChambeau’s quest to push the boundaries in golf technology will likely see him hit as many as 2,000 drives between now and n(...)

Leona Maguire admits the highlight of her season was her top-five finish at the ISPS Handa Vic Open. Photograph: Jack Thomas/Getty Images

Leona Maguire and Stephanie Meadow will tee it up in the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, one of the five Majors, at Aronimink Golf Club in Pennsylvania(...)

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