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Upping the Ante: Mbappé was the perfect ‘out’ for France’s team of all the talents

Upping the Ante: Mbappé was the perfect ‘out’ for France’s team of all the talents

Our tip of France at 15/2 to win the World Cup came home, thanks to their mix of defensive steel and attacking efficiency

New Irish giving athletics a compelling new lease of life

New Irish giving athletics a compelling new lease of life

A racially mixed Irish team claimed several medals at the World Under-20 Championships in Tampere last week, eliciting an avalanche of richly deserved praise – but also a waft of bigotry from the usual suspects

K Club on the market with €80m guide price

K Club on the market with €80m guide price

The sale of the County Kildare hotel and golf resort, which hosted the 2006 Ryder Cup and is owned by Dr Michael Smurfit, will be managed by Savills’ hotel and leisure division

Profile of Gareth Southgate: England, his England

Profile of Gareth Southgate: England, his England

England’s 2-1 defeat by Croatia was no huge surprise to those familiar with the respective strengths of the two teams, but it did nothing to dent Southgate’s overnight status as a strong, silent tactical genius

Upping The Ante: Blackmore’s blitz electrifies the jump jockey title race

Upping The Ante: Blackmore’s blitz electrifies the jump jockey title race

Still only 29, Rachael Blackmore has stormed to the summit of the leaderboard with a string of terrific wins in recent weeks

World Cup is a win for Putin, but France deserve the crown

World Cup is a win for Putin, but France deserve the crown

Leaving aside the geopolitics of it, this World Cup has been, as ever, a faintly outrageous carnival of sportsmanship

Juventus sponsors hope to reap Ronaldo rewards

Juventus sponsors hope to reap Ronaldo rewards

Fiat Chrysler, whose Jeep logo is plastered across the chests of Juventus’s black-and-white-striped jerseys, could get a huge advertising boost in the deal

Tax, wages and youth football funds owed as Bray Wanderers struggle

Tax, wages and youth football funds owed as Bray Wanderers struggle

The club was unable to pay wages for players and management last week and issued a statement saying that it was unable to guarantee wages until the end of the season and that players were free to secure employment elsewhere

Upping the Ante: It’s the greatest league in the world – sometimes

Upping the Ante: It’s the greatest league in the world – sometimes

Bray Wanderers sum up all that’s wrong with the League of Ireland; Shamrock Rovers embody all that’s right

Why Federer kit deal is a good fit for Uniqlo

Why Federer kit deal is a good fit for Uniqlo

The Swiss might be the greatest male tennis player ever, but at 36 his best years are behind him. And Uniqlo looks like it is paying an awful lot for a sportsman who isn’t too far off from retirement

Profile Super 8s :Baptism of ire

Profile Super 8s :Baptism of ire

Upping the Ante : O’Brien’s stable staff strife not reflected in Goodwood Cup hope

Upping the Ante : O’Brien’s stable staff strife not reflected in Goodwood Cup hope

Profile Joachim ‘Jogi’ Löw : Löw, actually

Profile Joachim ‘Jogi’ Löw : Löw, actually

Joachim Löw is the great survivor of international football

Upping the Ante : Will some luck from the lodge rub off on Condon?

Upping the Ante : Will some luck from the lodge rub off on Condon?

The new owner of the legendary Osborne Lodge is looking good for Royal Ascot this year

Riyal to the rescue? Galway United consider a possible Saudi investment

Riyal to the rescue? Galway United consider a possible Saudi investment

Members of the co-operatively owned League of Ireland club are set to vote on a potentially transformative takeover