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‘Shocked’ Tom Danielson denies doping after positive test

A former team-mate of Lance Armstrong was shocked to learn he has tested positive for testosterone and denies doping.

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Latest claims of doping are a joke, says outgoing IAAF President

The outgoing president of international athletics has defended the organisation’s record on drug-testing and called the latest dopingallegations “a joke”.

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TV3 ponder challenging RTÉ for rights to broadcast Olympic Games

TV3 could bid against RTÉ for Irish TV rights to the Olympic Games if, as expected, free-to-air rights are sub-licensed to an Irish broadcaster.

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Ed Laverack dedicates first Suir win to team

Ed Laverack claimed a sensational final stage victory to win the Suir Valley 3-Day in stunning fashion.

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Doping claims worry athletics chief John Foley

Athletics Ireland CEO John Foley says the association is deeply concerned about the allegations of widespread doping in the sport, reported in yesterday’s Sunday Times.

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David Murphy seals the deal in final quarter to secure title

Several thousand spectators thronged the Portmore-Blackwatertown Road on the Armagh–Tyrone border to witness the clash of Ulster senior champion Thomas Mackle against his Munster counterpart David Murphy for the All-Ireland senior title.

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Stage slip-up dashes Meeke/Nagle hopes in Finland

On course for a top three finish in Rally Finland the Irish crew of Kris Meeke and Paul Nagle had their hopes dashed when they slid wide on a right hand bend, clipped a tree and damaged the front axle of their Citroen DS3 WRC during Saturday’s second leg.

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Dave McGowan the leader going into final stage

Dave McGowan of the UK-based Champions Systems/VCUK Racing team holds a four second advantage over Ed Laverack (Condor JLT/Mavic) going into today’s final stage of the Suir Valley 3-Day in Clonmel.

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Front-running Lizzie Lee powers to national glory

Lizzie Lee produced a front-running performance to win the national half marathon championships in 73 minutes and 27 seconds on the streets of Dublin yesterday.

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Joseph Duffy: ‘I have been fighting all my life.’

Joseph Duffy was one of European MMA’s rising stars when he made the brief switch to professional boxing in 2013. Now 28, he has taken the UFC by storm since his first fight last March and he will headline Fight Night 77 in Dublin’s 3Arena on October 24.

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Andy Lee Interview: ‘I didn’t know what I was doing. I was concussed’

It wasn’t until that last fight in Brooklyn that Andy Lee realised just how true some words of that neighbourhood’s most famous and notorious son really were.

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Swimmer Fiona Doyle has an Olympic dream

In Ireland, there is only one currency that trades at a profit when it comes to minority sports, so Fiona Doyle was front and centre with the general public last month when she won silver and bronze medals at the World University Games in Gwangju.

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Alastair Cook helps to roast Aussies as England take a 2-1 Ashes lead

Captain Alastair Cook set his sights on regaining the Ashes at Trent Bridge after England brushed aside Australia inside three days to take a 2-1 series lead.

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Katie Taylor added to Andy Lee’s Showdown

World and Olympic champions Andy Lee and Katie Taylor will be reunited next month.

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Rockybay Thomas can cash in on favourable draw

Rockybay Thomas can send Curraheen punters home on a high by making the most of a favourable draw in the finale.

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Beijing chosen to host 2022 Winter Olympics

The snow will be fake, but the very real financial muscle China boasts proved decisive yesterday when Beijing won the right to host the 2022 Winter Olympics.

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Murphy and Mackle set for final thriller

David Murphy and Thomas Mackle meet in what promises to be a thrilling All-Ireland senior bowling final at Port Mór- Blackwatertown in County Armagh on Sunday.

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UK review puts Mo Farah in clear

UK Athletics has found no evidence of wrongdoing by Mo Farah in the initial findings of its investigation into allegations of doping against his coach Alberto Salazar.

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Pressure on but confident Meeke ready to bounce back in Rally Finland

Pressure is something Tyrone’s Kris Meeke reckons he has handled for most of his rallying career.

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