he start of race four with Ireland's Antix in a clear position in the middle of the fleet on the fifth day of racing in the Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup at Cowes, yesterday. Picture: David Branigan/Oceansport

Irish crews wary in Cowes

Today is make-or-break day for the Irish squad at the Brewin Dolphin Commodores’ Cup in Cowes.

A young girl   paints a picture of cyclists as the peloton, led by  Australia's Simon Gerrans, passes  during the 16th stage of the Tour de France yesterday. Picture: Christophe Ena/AP

Nibali leaves rivals to fight for scraps

Vincenzo Nibali wsays anted to show he was "the boss" in winning his fourth stage of the 101st Tour de France yesterday to all-but seal overall victory.

Poland's Rafal Majka: Second stage win helped temper team's loss of Alberto Contador.

Mountain man Majka’s new high

Poland’s Rafal Majka was thrilled with his second victory of the 2014 Tour de France as Vincenzo Nibali further enhanced his hold on the race leader’s yellow jersey after stage 17.


Irish boats frustrated as racing abandoned

No races were completed despite nine hours at sea in the Brewin Dolphin Commodores’ Cup at Cowes yesterday due to light and unsettled breezes.

European gold medallist Susan Fitzpatrick, who will defend her title at Millstreet next week. Irish pony team manager Tom Slattery says his squad has the "potential to do very well".

Slattery has high hopes as Europeans return to Millstreet

Ireland pony show jumping team manager Tom Slattery is confident his charges will rise to the occasion as the European Championships return to Millstreet next week after 25 years.


European silver for Ireland’s Knight

Ireland’s Josie Knight has won a silver medal in the Junior Women’s Individual Pursuit at the UEC European U23/Junior Track Championships in Anadia, Portugal.


Ireland retain overall lead with 26-point advantage

Ireland’s team in the Brewin Dolphin Commodores’ Cup retained first overall in the week-long series after a triangle-shaped, 118-mile course that lasted just over 16 hours.

Australia's Michael Rogers crosses the finish line to win the sixteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 237.5 kilometers (147.6 miles) with start in Carcassonne and finish in Bagneres-de-Luchon, France.

Roche trails in as Rogers registers first stage win

Michael Rogers claimed a first ever Tour de France stage victory as he outsprinted Thomas Voeckler.


Sexton and O’Donovan in Munster showdown

Séamus Sexton and Willie O’Donovan will contest what promises to be an exceptional Munster intermediate final at Jagoes Mills on Sunday.

Team Ireland captain Anthony O'Leary on Antix passing the famous Needles lightouse shortly after the start of the 118-nautical mile offshore race on the second day of racing in the Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup at Cowes.

Irish boats well placed as tactical battle unfolds

A game of tactics and steady nerves was being played out on the English Channel last night as the high-scoring offshore race in the Brewin Dolphin Commodores’ Cup was fought out.

Mark Cavendish

Cavendish on mend but no date for comeback

Mark Cavendish says he is recovering quicker than expected from the shoulder injury that ruled him out of the Tour de France but may still miss the World Championships in September.

Robert Heffernan

Heffernan to lead Ireland medal charge to Zurich

Athletics Ireland high performance manager Kevin Ankrom is hanging his hopes on Robert Heffernan winning a medal in the 50km race walk at the European Championships in Zurich.

Dereck Chisora

Injury forces Chisora out of Fury rematch

Dereck Chisora has been forced to withdraw from his European heavyweight title showdown with Tyson Fury in Manchester after fracturing his hand during a sparring session.

Conor McGregor in action against Diego Brandao during their featherweight bout. Picture: Paul Mohan / SPORTSFILE

McGregor kicks off financial feeding frenzy

It was near 11 o’clock on Saturday night. The O2 had long since flushed its 9,500 patrons out into the dark and the smell of stale beer cloaked its corridors, but the evening’s business was far from over. This story is enriched with multi-media content

Ciarán Ó Lionáird crosses the line to win the Men's 1,500 metres Final. Picture: SPORTSFILE

Ó Lionáird 1,500m master

The much anticipated men’s 1500m final at the GloHealth National Track and Field Championships in Morton Stadium yesterday didn’t disappoint, with Leevale’s Ciarán Ó Lionáird edging a titanic battle with Paul Robinson in 3:43.85. <

Overall winner Eddie Dunbar, Team Ireland, in action during Stage 6 of the 2014 International Junior Tour of Ireland. Picture: Stephen McMahon/SPORTSFILE

Dunbar double makes history

History was made in Clare yesterday when, for the first time in the 38-year history of the Junior Tour, a rider successfully retained the title.

Nico Rosberg of Germany celebrates winning the German Grand Prix in Hockenheim (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)

Rosberg maintains Germany’s golden streak

Nico Rosberg gave Germany another win to celebrate after their World Cup success with a home grand prix triumph for Mercedes yesterday that stretched his overall lead in the Formula One championship to 14 points.