TIME TO CONFESS: Lance Armstrong finally comes clean on the Oprah Winfrey show. Tygart didn't want to believe Armstrong was guilty.

’Sport has become teacher of life lessons’

Travis Tygart will forever be known as the man who brought Lance Armstrong down. The USADA chief executive explains how he has managed to retain his love for sport despite all he’s uncovered

Mercedes drivers Lewis Hamilton, left, and Nico Rosberg, right, about to shake hands at a press conference yesterday. Picture: David Davies/PA

Little love lost between duelling duo

After nine gruelling months, 19 races and 1,037 race laps the Formula 1 circus has reached the deserts of Abu Dhabi and it’s final stop of its globe-trotting calendar.

Katie Taylor: Will meet Chinese southpaw Junhua Yin in tomorrow's semi-final.

Ochigava injury aids Taylor

Katie Taylor reached the semi-finals of the AIBA World Women’s Elite Championships in Jeju, South Korea yesterday without throwing a punch.

Paul Kelleher, left, pictured with UL Eagles guard Matt Hall. Picture: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE

Kelleher hoping Eagles can soar despite Quigley and Hall injuries

Paul Kelleher has experienced the highs and lows of basketball in recent seasons but the UL Eagles coach is confident his new role in Limerick will be a success.

Olivia Roycroft: Has boosted Bandon.

Munster sides chasing interprovincial glory

Munster will hope to turn potential into silverware at the U16 and U18 interpros at Three Rock Rovers in Dublin this weekend.

Robert Splaine

Splaine to continue as Ireland manager

Robert Splaine will continue as manager of the Ireland show jumping team, following a review of his performance over the past two years.


Mercedes chief fears Abu Dhabi nightmare

Mercedes motorsport boss Toto Wolff fears a "personal nightmare" in Abu Dhabi on Sunday should Lewis Hamilton’s Formula One world title dream be blown apart by a mechanical failure.


Frampton set to make title defence in Belfast

A spring world-title date for Carl Frampton against American Chris Avalos could lead to a summer showdown against English rival Scott Quigg.


Hartes hot property as they earn lucrative call to Hockey India League

Ireland goalkeeper David Harte’s reputation has been further enhanced after he was unveiled as the eighth most expensive player in the Hockey India League.

Michaela Walsh

Taylor and Walsh advance after landslide victories

Olympic champion Katie Taylor and Commonwealth Games silver medallist Michaela Walsh posted landslide last-32 victories at the AIBA World Women’s Elite Championships in Jeju, South Korea yesterday.

Andy Lee

Family ties won’t put focused Lee off world title shot

There will be a strange sense of familiarity for Andy Lee in Las Vegas on December 13 when he faces Matt Korobov, whose parents might even count the Limerick southpaw among their family friends.


Federal agents do surprise checks on doctors and trainers

US federal agents conducted surprise inspections of National Football League team doctors and trainers on Sunday as part of an ongoing probe into painkiller drug abuse, the US media reported on Sunday.

Katie Taylor

Taylor begins title defence in Korea

Olympic champion Katie Taylor opens her title defence at the AIBA World Women’s Elite Championships in Jeju, South Korea against Dominica’s Valerian Spicer today.

Eddie Dunbar

Junior kingpin Dunbar Cyclist of the Year

Eddie Dunbar was named the Irish Male Cyclist of the Year at the Cycling Ireland Awards night over the weekend.

Matthew Macklin, left, exchanges punches with Jorge Sebastien Heiland. Picture: Ramsey Cardy

Macklin’s rocky road ends

Jorge Sebastian Heiland made a mockery of the bookies’ odds which ranked Matthew Macklin as a 1/20 favourite ahead of their WBC world middleweight title eliminator on Saturday night, but, in hindsight, Father Time was the most difficult opponent for the home fighter.

John Joe Nevin celebrates after defeating Jack Heath in the first round. Picture: Ramsey Cardy

Spike stunner lights up 3Arena

While Matthew Macklin suffered a heart-breaking defeat on Saturday night, his middleweight compatriot Gary ‘Spike’ O’Sullivan staked his claim to be Ireland’s premier 160lb fighter with a brutal one-round knockout of Dubliner Anthony Fitzgerald at the 3Arena. This story is enriched with multi-media content

Rosie Tobin (16), Singleton's SuperValu Brunell, tries to block this effort by Jessica Scannell, Team Montenotte Hotel, during the Women's National Cup game at the Parochial Hall, Cork. Picture: Larry Cummins

Magical Marian stun Neptune

UCD Marian produced a major upset in the Premier Men’s National Cup when defeating Neptune 95-77 in their first leg quarter-final clash at Belfield.