Other - Tuesday 26 April, 2016
Femke Van den Driessche is the first person to be banned for such an offence.
The lucrative deal was announced at this morning’s strategic launch in Dublin.
Roselyne Bachelot, former French sports minister, said the tennis player faked an injury in 2012 to hide a positive drug test.
Tiger’s agent Mark Steinberg says registration for Oakmont Major was “simply procedural.”
Chris Paul broke his hand last night while the Oklahoma City Thunder rolled into the second round.
Barry Hawkins held his nerve to beat Ronnie O’Sullivan and book his place in the Crucible quarter-finals.
Yorkhill, Vautour, Outlander and more in action with three Grade 1s down for decision on day one of the festival.
Other - Monday 25 April, 2016
The injury will be re-evaluated in a fortnight.
It was a busy start to the week.
Oh hi there, Jimmy Garoppolo…
The 100th edition of the European Tour event will be part of the Holywood man’s British Open preparations.
We choose some of our favourite bits from the English top flight in April.
The 2012 Olympic super-heavyweight gold medallist won the IBF title earlier this month.
The startup, now based in San Francisco, counts legendary baseball manager Billy Beane as an advisor.
O’Sullivan trails Barry Hawkins at the Crucible.
The MVP’s injury comeback only lasted a half before he appeared to twist his knee after a slip.
Other - Sunday 24 April, 2016
Tony Parker is hitting form as San Antonio move to the next round of the playoffs with minimum fuss.
Queen Bey’s pose in her song ‘Sorry’ was a clear tribute to the 21-time Grand Slam winner.
The Spaniard’s Barcelona Open win was his 49th clay-court title.
Sondre Holst Enger, you absolute demon.
Team Sky’s Wout Poels claimed glory in the Liege-Bastogne-Liege with a late sprint.
The Greystones golfer failed to make any birdies in China today.
Gordon Elliott’s nine-year-old will miss the spring festival with a tendon problem.
Eliud Kipchoge won the men’s event in a startling 2.03.05.
Elsewhere, Toronto and Indiana’s ding-dong battle continued while Oklahoma City Thunder took a giant step towards the conference semis.
McIlroy and O’Driscoll made the cut during a time when Twitter was dominated by another Irish athlete.
Ellis O’Reilly chats to The42 about competing in Rio, balancing education and sport, and her link with Katie Taylor.
The 34-year-old has won all 35 of his fights and has his sights set on WBC champion Saul Alvarez who takes on Amir Khan next month.
“The human imagination can be scary sometimes,” says Iain MacGregor.
All that, plus an essential long-read on Tiger Woods.
John Leonard on the UFC star’s confidence and what he represents.
From Irish success in the European Olympic qualifiers to segway polo and everything in between.
Other - Saturday 23 April, 2016
The County Carlow handler will have to wait at least another 12 months to claim a first crown across the Irish Sea.
He hit the ground at some speed.
But the Greystones golfer will have to make plenty of birdies over his remaining 24 holes tomorrow.
Here are the best offerings from below the line this week.
The Cleveland Cavaliers and San Antonio Spurs moved a step closer to advancing in the NBA play-offs.
BBC pundit Colin Jackson remains wary of the security threat hanging over this summer’s Olympic Games.
The 29-year-old will move up a division to face his next opponent with a date to be announced shortly.
Other - Friday 22 April, 2016
We'll Leave It There So: Madigan on turning down Munster, positive step for MMA and all today's sport
Elsewhere, poor ticket sales for the weekend’s Champions Cup semi-finals and how AC Milan got it so wrong at the San Siro.
‘This is yet another attention-seeking, money making exercise,’ claim the sprinter’s family.