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Spearmon accepts three-month ban

American sprinter Wallace Spearmon has accepted a three-month suspension after testing positive for methylprednisolone, the United States Anti-Doping Agency has announced.

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Ryan hoping Eclipse can pass biggest test to date

Patricia Ryan hopes Dunrath Eclipse will pass his biggest test to date when he tackles today’s cross-country phase at the Johnson and Perrott Land Rover International Horse Trials in Cork.

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Maldonado crash thwarts Rosberg

Pastor Maldonado ended Mercedes’ run of seven consecutive one-two finishes at the conclusion of practice yesterday of a race weekend – although not with a time to trouble the all-conquering team.

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Quins and C of I favourites for titles

Munster’s brave new dawn begins this weekend as restructured men’s and women’s Division One leagues get underway.

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Watson slots into third after dressage

Sam Watson slotted into third after dressage yesterday in the long-format three-star class at the Johnson and Perrott Land Rover International Horse Trials at Ballindenisk, Co Cork, but was in no mood to get ahead of himself.

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Multi-discipline world kung fu champion, Adrian Kearns from Limerick.

Meet the Irish world champion that you’ve probably never heard of

Limerick man Adrian Kearns is a world kung fu champion, but you’ve probably never heard of him. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Richard Holdsworth: Ireland needs to nourish talent coming through. Pic: David Maher

Sponsor boost will push Ireland to the next level

Cricket Ireland’s multi-million euro, 10-year sponsorship deal with Indian company Shapoorji Pallonji has been hailed as a crucial step on the path to achieving Test status for the men’s national team by 2019.

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Murphy books Ireland’s Rio place

Ireland qualified for the Laser Radial event for the Rio 2016 Olympics after Annalise Murphy finished the ISAF Sailing World Championship at Santander yesterday.

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Jamie Harte of William Hill and Joe Lewins of the Irish Greyhound Board at the  announcement that Irish greyhound racing is to be marketed to a new worldwide audience.

Bookmakers’ Derby night turnover suggests recovery still very much a work in progress

Derby final night last Saturday at Shelbourne would have to be deemed a great success. The stadium was packed, the action was brisk, the atmosphere was good, and the final itself produced a winner, Laughil Blake, who, in leading around despite a modest break, showed he possessed a touch of brilliance befitting a champion.

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Adrian Peterson: Denied he was a child abuser.

Vikings suspend indicted running back Peterson

Minnesota Vikings have announced that running back Adrian Peterson has been suspended indefinitely from all team activities amid his child abuse case.

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Stars on receiving end as league continues to reel

An embattled NFL, reeling from off-field brutality issues, received more bad news with numerous injuries to key players in the second week of an already tumultuous campaign.

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