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Strewth, the first big one is nearly here

Strewth, the first big one is nearly here

Melbourne has always been the odd fish amongst the four grand slam tennis tournaments

A Year In Sport: Big scalps, big prizes and big-name exits

A Year In Sport: Big scalps, big prizes and big-name exits

It was a turbulent year in sport, with some extraordinary highs – Ireland beating the All Blacks, a World Cup final in hockey, extraordinary underage athletics success – balanced by some disheartening lows. We take you through it, month by month

Upping the Ante : Racing’s share of the pie shrinks while in-play goes large

Upping the Ante : Racing’s share of the pie shrinks while in-play goes large

Our racecourses now rely on media-rights cash, while Horse Racing Ireland keeps its eye on the prize money

Every single time we’ve set ourselves a mountain to climb, we’ve climbed it Now it’s about making cricket mainstream

Every single time we’ve set ourselves a mountain to climb, we’ve climbed it Now it’s about making cricket mainstream

From small beginnings, Warren Deutrom has built Cricket Ireland into a €10 million business as the national team goes from strength to strength

Whyte and Chisora will be a glorious war

Whyte and Chisora will be a glorious war

The winner is the de facto number four fighter in the biggest division on the planet, with a fight against Anthony Joshua a near certainty

Mourinho pays price for United's fear of missing out

Mourinho pays price for United's fear of missing out

A failure to qualify for the Champions League would have significant implications for the club's revenue growth in the 2020 financial year, with the cumulative value of broadcasting rights set to jump by more than half for the 2019 to 2021 seasons

Upping the Ante: Snooker’s dark horse could come in under the radar

Upping the Ante: Snooker’s dark horse could come in under the radar

Mark Allen, the Northern Irish snooker player, has had a hell of a year, and is in similar form to other contenders on much shorter odds

Eleven Sports and the rocky road for streaming

Eleven Sports and the rocky road for streaming

The online-only subscription service that promised to be the Netflix of sport is already losing content and on the verge of terminating operations just four months after launching

Racing watches with interest as TV landscape changes

Racing watches with interest as TV landscape changes

The relaunch of the satellite channels will hit us in the pocket, but there are advantages

The 2018 Friday column sports awards

The 2018 Friday column sports awards

As ever, any omission of a team or athlete you like is a deliberate act on the part of this corner that exists solely to enrage you

Upping the Ante : Ireland’s odds for Six Nations glory too short to be worth it

Upping the Ante : Ireland’s odds for Six Nations glory too short to be worth it

The win over New Zealand has seen Joe Schmidt’s team installed as even-money favourites for the competition, but Wales are far better priced

Carlsen triumphed, but he has lost the fire of a champion

Carlsen triumphed, but he has lost the fire of a champion

Grandmaster Magnus Carlsen was slated by a disappointed chess world for the ‘cowardly’ way he offered a draw in his world title decider against Fabiano Caruana

Unpredictability makes Fury v Wilder so appealing

Unpredictability makes Fury v Wilder so appealing

The American is favoured - because the information we can see with our eyes is that Fury isn’t ready for this fight, that at 30 he may already be spent

Upping the Ante: My money would have been on McNamara for the long haul

Upping the Ante: My money would have been on McNamara for the long haul

No one was surprised by Ireland’s football duo getting the boot, but it was a shock to hear that Robbie McNamara, the renowned Limerick horse trainer, was quitting

Where next for Joe Schmidt?

Where next for Joe Schmidt?

Speculation is rife that the Ireland coach will end up managing his native New Zealand, but it mightn’t necessarily turn out that way