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Other - Today’s News

The world champion Irish wrestler, Michelle Smith revisited and the week's best sportswriting

Plus, why the 1916 Philadelphia A’s might have been the worst team ever.

Francie Barrett: 'If I had the facilities they have today, I would have won a silver medal'

Twenty years on from being Ireland’s flag-bearer at the Olympics, the Galway native talks about his memories from Atlanta, his early retirement from boxing, and the portrayal of Tyson Fury.

'I cried for hours after finally qualifying for the Olympics'

Claire Lambe and Sinead Jennings chat to The42 as they prepare for Rio 2016.

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Tori Pena

California’s Pena has already made Irish athletics history – now she’s hoping for more.

Other - Yesterday’s News

'The greatest of this era' - Mo Farah displays Olympic credentials with London victory Impressive This post contains videos

'The greatest of this era' - Mo Farah displays Olympic credentials with London victory

It was an impressive outing for the British athlete at the Diamond League.

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Brendan Boyce

The Donegal native will participate in the 50k race walk in Rio.

19-year-old Olympic prodigy 'among the greatest endurance athletes ever' Talent This post contains videos

19-year-old Olympic prodigy 'among the greatest endurance athletes ever'

The US swimmer is redefining the limits of athletic performance.

Chris Froome on brink of third Tour de France title, Dan Martin still in top 10

With only Sunday’s virtual procession into Paris to come, the event is all but over.

Meet Ireland's Olympic Team: Men's hockey

It’s their first time to qualify for the Olympic Games and they’re determined to make it count.

4-year-old GAA analysts and Limerick donkey derbies: It's Comments of the Week

Our readers have little time for Russian playacting while they’re experts at GAA directions.

'It's my decision' - Irish swimmer Ryan defiant amid allegiance switch criticism

The 22-year-old previously represented the US in the sport.

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Ellis O'Reilly

O’Reilly will be the first female gymnast to represent Ireland at an Olympic Games.

Other - Friday 22 July, 2016

Two of Ireland's Olympic hopefuls had their final prep runs before Rio tonight

Ciara Mageean ran an 800m PB while Mark English recorded his best time of the season.

Froome crashes at the Tour de France... but still manages to extend his lead

Dan Martin finished a brilliant seventh to consolidate his top-10 place with two stages remaining.

Bolt cruises to 200m win - but says he needs more work before Rio

Fastest man on the planet shakes off injury concerns on his comeback.

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Arthur Lanigan O'Keeffe

The Thomastown native will be taking part in the Modern Pentathlon.

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Kendra Harrison breaks 28-year-old world record - weeks after missing out on US Olympic team Record Breaker This post contains videos

Kendra Harrison breaks 28-year-old world record - weeks after missing out on US Olympic team

“I had vengeance on my mind,” says Harrison as she produces blistering 100m hurdle run.

We'll Leave it There So: Big Sam's England, heartbreak for Irish athlete, and all today's sport

Plus, a League of Ireland footballer has been handed a one-year ban for a doping violation.

Irish marathon runner's Olympic appeal rejected by the Court of Arbitration for Sport

Sergiu Ciobanu is now focusing on winning a place for Tokyo 2020.

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Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Andrea Brewster and Saskia Tidey

The pair are flying under the radar in Rio – just the way we like it.

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Mark English

The man from Donegal will be flying the flag for Ireland in the men’s 800m in Rio next month.

Other - Thursday 21 July, 2016

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: The 3-day eventing team

Clare Abbott, Jonty Evans, Mark Kyle and Padraig McCarthy make up the quartet.

Disgraced Rice promises to give NFL salary to domestic violence causes

Former Baltimore Ravens running back says his “heart is about finishing the right way” as he targets a return to the league.

We'll Leave It There So: Russian appeal fails and all today's sport Thursday This post contains videos

We'll Leave It There So: Russian appeal fails and all today's sport

That bloody weekend is so close we can taste it.

Froome tightens grip on yellow jersey in uphill time trial as Martin drops to 10th

It was a massive win for the Briton with just three more stages to go.

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Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Michael O'Reilly

The Portlaoise native is part of a strong Irish boxing team.

Bolt to quash Rio injury rumours with London comeback tomorrow

The six-time Olympic champion missed the Jamaican Olympic trials with a hamstring strain.

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Kevin Seaward The Jerries This post contains videos

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Kevin Seaward

The Belfast native is one of three Irishmen competing in the marathon.

The NFL's most controversial concussion doctor is retiring

Elliot Pellman spent 30 years with the NFL, including time as the New York Jets’ team doctor

Banned: Russia's track and field athletes lose their appeal to compete at Rio Olympics

Decision paves the way for a blanket ban on the entire Russian team.

Other - Wednesday 20 July, 2016

We'll Leave It There So: Health scare for Davy, failed drugs tests in UFC and today's sport Wednesday This post contains videos

We'll Leave It There So: Health scare for Davy, failed drugs tests in UFC and today's sport

Elsewhere, Sam Allardyce is expected to be unveiled as the new England manager tomorrow and John Kavanagh backs Conor McGregor to secure decisive victory in Nate Diaz rematch.

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Nicolas Roche

A veteran of the Games at this stage, the 32-year-old will hope third time’s a charm.

At the age of 40(!) sprinter Kim Collins will compete at his 6th Olympics

The St Kitts and Nevis man has resolved a row with his national body stemming from missed training at London 2012.

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Sara Treacy

The Meath native is set to experience the Games for the first time in Brazil.

IOC reluctant to ban Russia from Rio, will take a week to decide

The Games’ governing body are cutting it tight for the world’s biggest country.

What the best bike racer on the planet eats for breakfast at the Tour de France

Chris Froome doesn’t look to have any serious rivals with two weeks of racing done

Now Amir Khan fancies himself as an MMA fighter and claims he wants McGregor bout

The 29-year-old says talk of the Irish UFC star fighting Floyd Mayweather was a “publicity stunt”, but insists he would be willing to change codes.

Other - Tuesday 19 July, 2016

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Finn Lynch

The Carlow Laser sailor will be the youngest Irish helmsman ever to compete at the Olympics.

We'll Leave It There So: Our Paralympic flag-bearer, blow for the Dubs and all today's sport

Plus, Ed Joyce not out as two of our teams fly out to Rio.

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