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FAI controversy raises wider questions for Sport Ireland

FAI controversy raises wider questions for Sport Ireland

It is not unreasonable to expect that Sport Ireland might analyse the annual accounts of all the large sporting bodies it funds and query any obvious unusual payments

Upping The Ante: Fear not, mass defences won’t cramp hurling’s style

Upping The Ante: Fear not, mass defences won’t cramp hurling’s style

Despite some recent pessimism being voiced, the small-ball code remains a terrific spectacle where true artistry can flourish

161 chances left to matter

161 chances left to matter

Baseball still struggles to find an audience on this side of the pond, but the decision to bring the two biggest names in the sport to London is a strong statement

Upping the Ante: A grisly week at Cheltenham in more ways than one

Upping the Ante: A grisly week at Cheltenham in more ways than one

Festival nightmare was a reminder that when things go bad, they can and will go further downhill – culminating in the sad death of Sir Erec

Upping the Ante: Saddle up for yet another punishing tour of duty in ’Nam

Upping the Ante: Saddle up for yet another punishing tour of duty in ’Nam

The bookies hold the aces for the four-day extravaganza that is Cheltenham, but the festival remains the highlight of the year for many punters

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