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.

Paul O'Donovan: Second spot in light-weight sculls.

O’Donovan produces big finish

Irish rowers enjoyed a stunning day on the waters of the Bosbaan regatta course at the World Rowing Championships in Amsterdam.


Steely old warrior Hopkins set to stun the world again

On September 29, 2001, underdog Bernard Hopkins stunned the world when he stopped rival Felix Trinidad in the 12th round to become the undisputed world middleweight champion.

Chris Froome

Degenkolb strikes for quick Vuelta stage double

Giant-Shimano’s John Degenkolb won his second straight stage of the Vuelta a Espana ahead of a frustrated Nacer Bouhanni in Rondo yesterday while some smart thinking saw Chris Froome pull back a couple of seconds in the general classification battle.


Wiggins searches for home comforts

Bradley Wiggins is disappointed to miss the Vuelta a Espana — but sees a silver lining in the chance to defend his Tour of Britain title.


Radwanska flops again but Murray ready to back himself

Fourth seed Agnieszka Radwanska became the first major casualty of the US Open when she was dumped out in the second round by Peng Shuai.

Jajaira Gonzalez of United States (Red) fights against Ciara Ginty of Ireland (Blue) during the Women's Light (57-60kg) Final on day ten of the Nanjing 2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games at Nanjing International Expo Centre China.

Ginty forced to settle for silver in China

Irish lightweight Ciara Ginty lost out in her bid for gold in yesterday’s 60kg Youth Olympic final in Nanjing, China.

Minister Tom Hayes  with John O Sullivan CEO Dublin Coach and his wife Una.

IGB and Dublin Coach sign five-year deal

In an announcement made yesterday afternoon at Harold’s Cross stadium by Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture Tom Hayes, it was revealed that the Irish Greyhound Board has signed a five-year partnership with Dublin Coach, a deal which includes sponsorship of the Puppy Derby at Harold’s Cross.

Tennis players Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert attend the premiere of ESPN Films' documentary "Unmatched" at Tribeca Cinemas on August 26, 2010 in New York City.

‘It’s a miracle that we were able to stay friends’

Despite their gladiator-like rivalry Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova were close friends off the court. James Kaplan met the tennis legends to discuss the state of the game then and now.

Andy Murray, of the United Kingdom, returns a shot against Robin Haase, of the Netherlands, during the opening round of the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament, Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, in New York.

Qualifier Bachinger living ‘crazy’ fairytale of New York

Matthias Bachinger knows New York fairytales are real because he is living one at the US Open.