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Upping the Ante: Galway can hold the Mayo at  tasty odds of 7/2

Upping the Ante: Galway can hold the Mayo at tasty odds of 7/2

Kevin Walsh’s team are great value to emerge victorious from today’s Connacht clásico in Castlebar

Chisora and Whyte looking to create openings

Chisora and Whyte looking to create openings

The duo that delivered an unexpected classic in 2016 are on opposite ends of Saturday’s card. Emmet Ryan on the chances for Dillian Whyte and Dereck Chisora to make big steps forward in London’s O2 Arena

Upping the Ante: The agony and the ecstasy of a life in racing

Upping the Ante: The agony and the ecstasy of a life in racing

From a jockey who has to lose 8lbs in one day to a trainer who never goes on holiday, in racing there is no respite

Upping the Ante: Canny punters see beyond the Cheltenham hysteria

Upping the Ante: Canny punters see beyond the Cheltenham hysteria

The bigger festival may get all the hype, but the Midlands National offers attractive prospects

Leo Powell: ‘We have to make Ireland a centre of racing excellence’

Leo Powell: ‘We have to make Ireland a centre of racing excellence’

Steeped in Irish horseracing since childhood, Powell has been managing editor of the Irish Field since 2004. As the equine world gears up for Cheltenham this week, he discusses the state of Irish racing

The unending nonsense: Irish basketball's wild title race

The unending nonsense: Irish basketball's wild title race

Emmet Ryan on how the men’s Super League isn’t just crazy by basketball standards, it’s downright historic for sport as a whole

Upping the Ante: Don’t panic - buy at the bookies and use your loaf

Upping the Ante: Don’t panic - buy at the bookies and use your loaf

As we learned during the Beast from the East, impulse decisions made out of fear do not make for good outcomes - and the same goes for betting

Wilder’s rocky road to respect

Wilder’s rocky road to respect

Deontay Wilder is desperate for a signature win. On Saturday night, the WBC heavyweight champion finally gets his shot against Luis Ortiz, writes Emmet Ryan

A different kind of Miracle on Ice

A different kind of Miracle on Ice

One of a sport’s superpowers beating the other isn’t normally classed as an upset for the ages, but the United States women’s ice hockey team channelled the spirit of Lake Placid as they beat Canada for gold in Pyeongchang

The highs have been high, but the lows are really devastating

The highs have been high, but the lows are really devastating

Bohemians sacked him. So did Dunfermline and Shamrock Rovers. Then the outspoken Stephen Kenny got his hands on Dundalk, and the rest is Irish footballing history

It can pay to play the long game

It can pay to play the long game

The bookies are far less likely to have priced the market wrong as soon as the world and his dog have placed their bids

Sponsors are basking in the warm glow of the ‘cool Olympics’

Sponsors are basking in the warm glow of the ‘cool Olympics’

NBC, the biggest Olympic broadcaster of them all, announced that it had set a new record in advertising revenue for a Winter Games and was already through $900 million in booked spend

Irish football has a strange sense of summer

Irish football has a strange sense of summer

With the League of Ireland returning tonight, Emmet Ryan casts an immensely biased eye over what lies ahead and the unusual bookends to ‘summer soccer’

Premier League TV result key to battle for Sky

Premier League TV result key to battle for Sky

With US media giants 21st Century Fox, Walt Disney and Comcast all circling Sky, the economics of English Premier League football have never been more important

The fifth province?

The fifth province?

London Irish welcomes rugby players from all nationalities, but with a recent run of wins and increased confidence in the club, it would also like to attract some of the top professionals coming out of Ireland