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The exsanguination of a god

The exsanguination of a god

The comparisons to the Ajax teams of the 1970s and 1990s flowed freely, but this week's result against Real Madrid stands above the great comebacks both those sides can account for

Profile Lisa Fallon: Rebel with a cause

Profile Lisa Fallon: Rebel with a cause

Upping the Ante : Blue skies mean racecourses resort to winter watering

Upping the Ante : Blue skies mean racecourses resort to winter watering

At least Cheltenham should temporarily take our minds off global warming

Hulkamania looks to end on a high

Hulkamania looks to end on a high

As it stands, Pat Burke is the only Irish-born NBA player in history. Aidan Harris Igiehon is a Clondalkin lad who has a ceiling way higher than anything Burke achieved

Upping the Ante : Scales tell the tale as female jockeys are ready to take over

Upping the Ante : Scales tell the tale as female jockeys are ready to take over

Weight advantage is starting to tip the balance, as racing underlines its commitment to gender equality

The fear of joy is real

The fear of joy is real

Winning consistently is not what UCD followers expect and it’s really awkward. Similarly, lengthy runs of defeats hurt too - and even more - but the norm, the sweet spot, is being run of the mill

Upping the Ante: Donohoe’s betting tax hike already causing job losses

Upping the Ante: Donohoe’s betting tax hike already causing job losses

Bookies are feeling the squeeze after the government doubles the duty on their income

Sport is a bubble. When you come out of it, life is different. I tell athletes to look ten years forward and work back

Sport is a bubble. When you come out of it, life is different. I tell athletes to look ten years forward and work back

Former professional sailor David McHugh has used his sporting experience to chart out a new career as a sports agent

The Goat and the kid

The Goat and the kid

Europe’s greatest ever baller is going to have one last moment in the spotlight in Sunday's NBA All Star game, just as his heir apparent is at his side ready to take the mantle

Why can't Ashley sell Newcastle United?

Why can't Ashley sell Newcastle United?

The latest efforts to sell the Premier League club started in the second half of 2017 with a price tag of about £400 million. But in recent days talks have broken down, according to people close to the team

Upping the Ante: Grounds for changing tack over the watering issue

Upping the Ante: Grounds for changing tack over the watering issue

One of the biggest days on the calendar was ruined by concerns over firm going, a situation that could have been avoided

Limerick wins bid to host Tag World Cup

Limerick wins bid to host Tag World Cup

The 2021 tournament is expected to generate €5m for the local economy

Upping the Ante: Quinn’s vision could unearth rare benefit from Brexit

Upping the Ante: Quinn’s vision could unearth rare benefit from Brexit

A proposed League of Ireland revamp would be bolstered by restrictions on transfers of underage players to England

Humanity needs the Rams to win the Super Bowl

Humanity needs the Rams to win the Super Bowl

If the Patriots owned their dominance, accepted that they are the bad guys, that they are that good and they know it, most fans would probably like them a little more while hoping they lost to the Los Angeles Rams in Atlanta

Upping the Ante: Soulless City show the LoI that money isn’t everything

Upping the Ante: Soulless City show the LoI that money isn’t everything

Unlimited cash is no substitute for romance, but the League of Ireland’s problems may not be solved by former City legend Niall Quinn’s latest ideas either