Nibali in company of greats

Vincenzo Nibali completed victory in the 101st Tour de France in Paris yesterday as Marcel Kittel won the final stage on the Champs-Elysees-


No excuses for tough reversal, says Perez

Boxing: Mike ‘The Rebel’ Perez wasn’t making any excuses for his defeat in New York on Saturday night.


Mercedes pair in new row

Formula One: Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg face clear-the-air talks with their Mercedes bosses during Formula One’s summer break after a team orders affair overshadowed a sensational Hungarian Grand Prix.


Comfortable Commodores’ Cup victory for Ireland

Sailing: It was the title defence that should have been two years earlier but the weekend nevertheless brought Ireland’s second victory in Cowes at the Brewin Dolphin Commodores’ Cup-


Patterson dethrones White for fine Imokilly Rally win

Motorsport: A strong performance over the first run of the stage paved the way for Lisburn’s Wesley Patterson (Ford Escort) and his co-driver Johnny Baird to claim victory in the Cloyne-based AceSigns-sponsored Imokilly Single Stage Rally.


In-form Macaulay edges out Reilly in final metres

Cycling: The in-form Ali Macaulay of Phoenix CC took victory at the end of yesterday’s feature race on the Irish cycling calendar, the Brendan Campbell Memorial in Donore.


Barry set for break after Irish Open semi-final exit

Tennis: Sam Barry will take a three week break to recharge his batteries after his semi-final exit in the Irish Men’s Open.


Griffin disappointed at narrowly missing world 800m final place

Karl Griffin narrowly missed out on a place in the 800m final at the World Junior Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Oregon on Saturday finishing fourth in his semi-final in 1-49.97-


Desmond and Duncan deliver

Over 500 competitors from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales featured at the Home Internationals at the National Rowing Centre, Cork on Saturday-

Leopold Konig holds his right arm as  Benat Intxausti, at rear, is helped up after a group of riders crashed near the end of yesterday's 19th stage of the Tour de France from Maubourguet to Bergerac. Picture: AP

No Tour let-up for Nibali

Vincenzo Nibali has vowed to "honour the yellow jersey" by going all out for stage victory in today’s time trial on the penultimate day of the Tour de France.

Mike Perez: Hailed Andy Lee as "a great guy".

Lee backs Perez to set up title shot

Andy Lee is backing Mike ‘The Rebel’ Perez to seal his bid for a WBC World Heavyweight Championship title shot in New York tonight.

Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg pictured in March. Photo:Jon Buckle/PA Wire.

Rosberg admits Hamilton issues

Nico Rosberg appreciates his Mercedes bosses have endured a "very difficult" time handling his relationship with Lewis Hamilton this season.

Ireland's Catapult, owned by Marc Glimcher, enjoys a big lead passing the 16th century Hurst Castle while exiting the Solent. Picture: David Branigan/Oceansport

Catapult stretched but maintains lead

After 40-mile partial round the Isle of Wight race yesterday, Ireland’s team in the Brewin Dolphin Commodores’ Cup enter today’s single final with their overall lead shaved by just five points.

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.