Allen ‘surprised’ at World lead

Irish teenager Bertram Allen declared himself "surprised" to be in pole position after the first day of the show jumping contest at the World Equestrian Games in Normandy, France.


Ennis hails ‘genius’ Fearon for Irish success

Eventer Sarah Ennis yesterday highlighted the leading role played by show jumping coach Ian Fearon in Ireland achieving Olympic qualification at the World Equestrian Games (WEG) at the weekend.


Murray books NY clash with Djokovic

Andy Murray recorded his best win since lifting the Wimbledon trophy last year to set up a blockbuster US Open quarter-final against Novak Djokovic.


Roche set to battle Wiggins for Tour of Britain glory

Nicolas Roche will be one of the race favourites for this month’s Friends Life Tour of Britain, after his participation was confirmed by his team Tinkoff-Saxo yesterday.


Babington collects in Classic

Show jumper Kevin Babington spent a brief spell in a water jump on Sunday, but he made sure it didn’t dampen his day as he went on to win the $250,000 Hampton Classic in New York.


Wozniacki stuns Sharapova at US Open

Caroline Wozniacki showed she is back as a force in women’s tennis by stunning Maria Sharapova to reach the quarter-finals of the US Open.


Ireland’s eventers book Olympic slot

Ireland’s eventers booked their place in the Rio de Janeiro Olympics yesterday when finishing sixth and securing the last qualifying place at the Alltech World Equestrian Games (WEG) in Normandy, France.

Eugenie Bouchard is still little known outside tennis circles, except in Canada, where she is the multi-million dollar face of Coca-Cola and recognised wherever she goes. Picture: Julian Finney/Getty

The new face of tennis?

After years grinding on the junior circuit, 20-year-old Canadian Eugenie Bouchard is poised to be one of the sport’s next big stars. Now she just needs that breakthrough win

Lewis Hamilton (left) and  Nico Rosberg can continue to go head to head in their battle for the F1 title.

Hamilton and Rosberg get the green light

Mercedes have decided to allow feuding team-mates Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg to continue to race this season following clear-the-air talks yesterday.

Paul O'Donovan recorded a personal best time.

O’Donovan just misses out on a medal

Skibbereen’s Paul O’Donovan finished just outside the medals at yesterday’s World Rowing Championships in Amsterdam.

Ireland's Sarah Ennis, riding Horseware Stellor Rebound,  competing in the dressage phase at Le Pin National Stud, Normandy, yesterday. Pic: PA Wire

Silence is golden as Ennis lies in 10th spot

Sarah Ennis greatly appreciated the lack of applause as she cruised into an impressive 10th place on Horseware Stellor Rebound at the Alltech World Equestrian Games in Normandy, France, yesterday.


Boyle bids to keep title dream alive

Although not exactly threadbare, Declan Boyle’s title aspirations in the Dunlop National Rally Championship hinge on securing maximum points from all three remaining rounds.

Novak Djokovic powers a returns in his match against Paul-Henri Mathieu at  the US Open in New York yesterday. Picture: AP Photo

Mathieu makes it easy for Djokovic

Novak Djokovic dropped just four games against Paul-Henri Mathieu as he coasted into the third round of the US Open. The world number one, bidding to reach the final for a fifth straight year, had the easiest of afternoons on Arthur Ashe, defeating the 81st-ranked Frenchman 6-1 6-3 6-0.