Business Of Sport, Business /

Upping the Ante: Elliott and Mullins face off on the Punchestown battlefield

Upping the Ante: Elliott and Mullins face off on the Punchestown battlefield

As Willie Mullins strives to overtake Gordon Elliott at this week’s festival, can he draw inspiration from - of all people - Stalin?

Gambling: ‘I stole, begged, borrowed... I should not be alive’

Gambling: ‘I stole, begged, borrowed... I should not be alive’

One recovering addict shares his story of hope in the face of a national epidemic, but an apathetic government and avaricious bookmakers are hardly helping the situation

Media bans in sport hurt all of us

Media bans in sport hurt all of us

The efforts to restrict journalistic access ahead of Ulster rugby’s clash with Glasgow Warriors and the Carl Frampton vs Nonito Donaire fight simply can’t be allowed to stand, writes Emmet Ryan

Upping the Ante: It’s all to play for in upcoming hurling dust-up

Upping the Ante: It’s all to play for in upcoming hurling dust-up

Beautiful and brutal, the sport of heroes takes a stick to Gaelic football in terms of betting prospects

Upping the Ante: Things look rosy for Kew Gardens in St Leger

Upping the Ante: Things look rosy for Kew Gardens in St Leger

The progeny of Galileo is available at a highly tempting 25/1 to prevail in September’s race

Separation week hits the League of Ireland

Separation week hits the League of Ireland

With top of the table clashes in both divisions, the first real wild week of the League of Ireland season is upon us, according to Emmet Ryan

Upping the Ante : Mullins set to break his duck at Fairyhouse

Upping the Ante : Mullins set to break his duck at Fairyhouse

Champion trainer Willie Mullins has never won the Irish Grand National. Is that about to change?

It’s all about business for Anthony Joshua

It’s all about business for Anthony Joshua

Saturday night is about a strap and setting up the future for Anthony Joshua. Emmet Ryan on how the heavyweight champ will earn leverage by taking down Joseph Parker

Fergal Carruth is bloodied but unbowed

Fergal Carruth is bloodied but unbowed

IABA chief executive Carruth discusses Billy Walsh, Michael O’Reilly and whether Irish boxing can find its way back to being ‘a new Cuba’

Upping the Ante: Galway can hold the Mayo at  tasty odds of 7/2

Upping the Ante: Galway can hold the Mayo at tasty odds of 7/2

Kevin Walsh’s team are great value to emerge victorious from today’s Connacht clásico in Castlebar

Chisora and Whyte looking to create openings

Chisora and Whyte looking to create openings

The duo that delivered an unexpected classic in 2016 are on opposite ends of Saturday’s card. Emmet Ryan on the chances for Dillian Whyte and Dereck Chisora to make big steps forward in London’s O2 Arena

Upping the Ante: The agony and the ecstasy of a life in racing

Upping the Ante: The agony and the ecstasy of a life in racing

From a jockey who has to lose 8lbs in one day to a trainer who never goes on holiday, in racing there is no respite

Upping the Ante: Canny punters see beyond the Cheltenham hysteria

Upping the Ante: Canny punters see beyond the Cheltenham hysteria

The bigger festival may get all the hype, but the Midlands National offers attractive prospects

Leo Powell: ‘We have to make Ireland a centre of racing excellence’

Leo Powell: ‘We have to make Ireland a centre of racing excellence’

Steeped in Irish horseracing since childhood, Powell has been managing editor of the Irish Field since 2004. As the equine world gears up for Cheltenham this week, he discusses the state of Irish racing

The unending nonsense: Irish basketball's wild title race

The unending nonsense: Irish basketball's wild title race

Emmet Ryan on how the men’s Super League isn’t just crazy by basketball standards, it’s downright historic for sport as a whole