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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

Celtics shying away from favourites tag

Celtics shying away from favourites tag

The Leixlip club go into Sunday’s national women’s basketball cup final against Brunell unbeaten in all competitions this season

Irish fighter TJ Doheny's shot at attention

Irish fighter TJ Doheny's shot at attention

Having started his pro career in Australia - TJ Doheny has never fought professionally in Europe, let alone Ireland - he largely went unnoticed as he ground his way into world title contention

Upping the Ante: Crazy weather, horseracing’s at the end of its tether

Upping the Ante: Crazy weather, horseracing’s at the end of its tether

The unseasonally warm January has resulted in absurdly quick ground at a number of racecourses, harming the chances of many horses

A Starry night in store on Leeside

A Starry night in store on Leeside

While the men’s basketball cup semis promise ample drama this weekend, the women’s really could take that up a notch