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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

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

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.


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.

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.

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.


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.