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Women's football faces TV rights test after World Cup

Women's football faces TV rights test after World Cup

A test of the game’s commercial appeal is looming as England’s FA plans to sell domestic broadcast rights to the women’s game independently of the men’s competition for the first time

Benitez's Newcastle departure a blow for Ashley

Benitez's Newcastle departure a blow for Ashley

The highly-respected Spaniard, who led Liverpool to a famous Champions League victory in Istanbul in 2005, took over at Newcastle at the end of the 2015-16 season

Lucid dreaming? The ambitious plan for Irish football

Lucid dreaming? The ambitious plan for Irish football

Businessman Kieran Lucid’s ambitious plan for an all-island league has the potential to succeed where previous initiatives have flopped

Upping the Ante: Inside information gives an indicator of Albigna’s huge potential

Upping the Ante: Inside information gives an indicator of Albigna’s huge potential

The Harrington-trained filly Albigna looks a worthy successor to Alpha Centauri, even if she ends up not making the trip to Royal Ascot

Upping the Ante: GAA must make match experience less alien to unionists

Upping the Ante: GAA must make match experience less alien to unionists

Hurling is the greatest sport on the planet, yet a large chunk of the population of this island are put off playing or watching it

Upping the Ante: Racing will miss O’Leary’s wit, his genius and his money

Upping the Ante: Racing will miss O’Leary’s wit, his genius and his money

The Ryanair chief is not everyone’s cup of tea, but he is never dull, and you can always rely on his horses to give their all

Upping the Ante : Humble Smullen inspiring us all to keep fighting

Upping the Ante : Humble Smullen inspiring us all to keep fighting

Nine-time champion jockey Pat Smullen is looking at the positives after his recent cancer treatment

Upping the Ante: Greatest jumps jockey of all leaves an unparalleled legacy

Upping the Ante: Greatest jumps jockey of all leaves an unparalleled legacy

Sadness at Ruby Walsh’s exit is tempered by relief at seeing him get out relatively unscathed

Converting skills from the rugby pitch to the boardroom

Converting skills from the rugby pitch to the boardroom

Ireland rugby star Peter O’Mahony’s insights from years at the top tier of sport can be applied to high-performing entrepreneurs, writes Pete Smyth

Upping the ante: LoI’s financial husbandry remains dependent on Europe

Upping the ante: LoI’s financial husbandry remains dependent on Europe

The League of Ireland has long been a basket case financially, but an upturn in the national team’s fortunes might not be far away

In the dark of night, Doheny looks to dominate

In the dark of night, Doheny looks to dominate

Outside of his hometown Portlaoise, world champion TJ Doheny is still looking to make an impact in his homeland

Upping the Ante: Revamped Curragh is world-class, now it just needs the crowds

Upping the Ante: Revamped Curragh is world-class, now it just needs the crowds

The new facilities at the Curragh are impressive, but the racetrack will need to attract respectable attendances if it is to avoid becoming a white elephant

'No more surprises': Sport Ireland to audit FAI

'No more surprises': Sport Ireland to audit FAI

It has emerged that the Companies Registration Office received a report from auditors Deloitte saying that the FAI’s accounts were not being properly kept

Upping the Ante: A poor performance from the football association at the Oireachtas

Upping the Ante: A poor performance from the football association at the Oireachtas

The FAI bigwigs’ inability to answer questions at Wednesday’s hearing underlines the need for a change at Abbotstown if Irish football is to ever reach its potential

Danke Dirk: Europe's only NBA MVP

Danke Dirk: Europe's only NBA MVP

Dirk Nowitzki was a rarity in any sport these days, but especially in the NBA, as he spent his entire top tier career with the same team