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It’s time to Bortlieve

It’s time to Bortlieve

With the participants in the year’s Super Bowl being decided on Sunday, Emmet Ryan writes about much-maligned Jacksonville quarterback Blake Bortles and how his awkwardness has endeared him to fans

Melbourne’s Sharapova gaffe a needless distraction

Melbourne’s Sharapova gaffe a needless distraction

The Australian Open has the toughest time of any of the tennis majors, but the organisers did themselves no favours by having convicted drug cheat Maria Sharapova represent the women at the draw

2018: The year sport saves its soul?

2018: The year sport saves its soul?

Imagine if this year were different: if sporting officials dropped their hypocrisy, if superstars started campaigning for the homeless, if Mayo stormed to an historic All-Ireland victory. You never know, some of it might happen...

Payback on the agenda on basketball’s super Saturday

Payback on the agenda on basketball’s super Saturday

All four semi-finals in the Irish men’s and women’s basketball cups take place at the Mardyke in Cork on Saturday, in a day built on the thirst for vengeance

Power surge

Power surge

Robert Power is an overnight success 20 years in the making. But the jockey is acutely aware of the fickleness of his profession

Profile of David Nucifora: Aussie ruler

Profile of David Nucifora: Aussie ruler

Nucifora is often cited as the villain when a player leaves, or doesn’t get the contract he feels he deserves, and it has made him a virtual bogeyman among the small community of rugby professionals in Ireland

The script remains the same for Katie Taylor

The script remains the same for Katie Taylor

Following her comprehensive win over Jessica McCaskill, Emmet Ryan looks at what’s next for Katie Taylor and her quest to dominate the professional ranks

The 2017 Friday column sports awards

The 2017 Friday column sports awards

Now an annual institution, the Friday column dishes out its award for the best and worst in sport across the globe

Former champ to open three more boxing gyms

Former champ to open three more boxing gyms

First Dublin facility already has 500 members

McGregor heading for a takedown

McGregor heading for a takedown

As he lurches from one embarrassing situation to another, Conor McGregor’s future on and off the canvas already looks like it will have a very predictable ending

How to enjoy the World Cup 2018 draw

How to enjoy the World Cup 2018 draw

It’s a Friday, it’s a major tournament draw day, it’s time to get ready. Emmet Ryan on the way you can best enjoy the draw for the 2018 World Cup in Russia

Irish MEP joins call for basketball row action

Irish MEP joins call for basketball row action

Former GAA president Seán Kelly was one of 31 MEPs who signed a letter asking top EU officials to step into a dispute between basketball’s governing body Fiba and the continent’s top league Euroleague

Can Irish Rugby World Cup lobbying pay off?

Can Irish Rugby World Cup lobbying pay off?

Irish bid team believes it has enough votes to eliminate France, but South Africa are confident

RWC 2023 report must have its validity questioned

RWC 2023 report must have its validity questioned

Report is not the final word on which country offers most as a host of RWC 2023

Now the challenge is finding Katie Taylor good opponents

Now the challenge is finding Katie Taylor good opponents

With Katie Taylor winning her first professional world title last weekend, Emmet Ryan looks at the odd challenge of finding her folk worth fighting