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World snooker champion Mark Selby keen to party with Leicester City footballers

Mark Selby wants to join Leicester’s open-top bus parade after missing the greatest moment in the club’s history while he wrapped up the Betfred World Championship title.

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Amir Khan not interested in Floyd Mayweather fight as he focuses on upsetting Saul Alvarez

Amir Khan has insisted he would not be interested in fighting Floyd Mayweather if the American makes his expected return from retirement, even if he defeats Saul Alvarez to win the WBC middleweight title.

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Nicolas Roche and Philip Deignan in Sky squad for Giro

Ireland’s Nicolas Roche and Philip Deignan have been named in Team Sky’s nine-man roster for the Giro d’Italia, which gets under way this Friday in the Netherlands.

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Mark Selby makes it a Leicester double by winning second World Championship

Mark Selby swept to Crucible glory and gave Leicester a second trophy of the night to toast as he fended off Ding Junhui in the Betfred World Championship final.

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Rockybay Yank’s eye-catching injection of pace decisive

An eye-catching injection of pace proved pivotal in the third race on Saturday night at Curraheen, as the Kieran Lynch-trained Rockybay Yank earned an eighth career victory.

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Ballyhooly Henry’s stamina pays off at Gain Dog Foods Open 600 at Shelbourne Park

After a brilliant effort in the semi-finals, Ballyhooly Henry was lumbered with odds-on favouritism for Saturday night’s final of the Gain Dog Foods Open 600 at Shelbourne Park, and Tom O’Neill’s powerful tracker did not disappoint.

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Nico Rosberg takes winning streak to seven

Championship leader Nico Rosberg extended his incredible winning streak to seven races with a comfortable lights-to-flag victory at the Russian Grand Prix.

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Donagh Kelly still king of the Lakes

Donegal’s Donagh Kelly and his Monaghan co-driver Conor Foley campaigned their KN Network supported Ford Focus WRC to back-to-back wins on the Cartell.ie Rally of the Lakes in Killarney. 

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Mona McSharry claims five Irish titles

Mona McSharry was the star on the final night of the Irish Open Swimming Championships as she picked up titles in the 200m Individual Medley, 200m Breaststroke and 50m Freestyle.

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Hamilton puts brake on expectations in Sochi

Lewis Hamilton is keeping his hopes of ending a six-race streak winless streak in check despite setting the fastest time in practice for the Russian Grand Prix.

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Fu tips off but outplays Selby to tie semi-final 8-8

Marco Fu lost his cue tip but not his nerve as he levelled his World Snooker Championship semi-final against Mark Selby at 8-8.

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Motorsport: Kelly and Jennings do battle in Killarney

Reigning Irish Tarmac champion Donagh Kelly (Ford Focus WRC) battles former champion Garry Jennings (Subaru WRC) over some of the classic stages in Irish rallying as the Cartell.ie Rally of the Lakes gets underway in Killarney tomorrow.

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Nico Rosberg fears for F1 future

World championship leader Nico Rosberg fears Formula One’s powerbrokers have taken the wrong direction as the deadline to determine next year’s rules rapidly approaches.

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Ireland’s Olympic bound hockey team in €225,000 funding shortfall

Ireland’s Olympic-bound men’s hockey team will bid to make up a €225,000 funding shortfall as they ramp up their preparations for this summer’s road to Rio.

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Former footballer PJ Ward is rebuilding his body and mind

Five years ago, former Offaly and Westmeath footballer PJ Ward suffered an attack that ended his football career, cost him his livelihood, broke his body and filled him with panic and despair. Tomorrow, when he steps on stage at a bodybuilding event in Kilkenny, he will know that a long, emotional journey to recovery has been completed. He spoke to Jackie Cahill

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