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Other - Friday 28 August, 2015

Usain Bolt mulls Rio retirement segue

The towering Jamaican said he was only 50-50 about running at the next world championships.

More rain pain for Ireland but positives to take after running world champions close

The result may not have gone their way but Ireland once again showed why they belong at the top level.

We’ll Leave It There So: Irish Sports Council take a dig at IABA over Walsh and today’s sport

There was also the Captain’s Run ahead of tomorrow’s World Cup warm-up and an incredible performance in the women’s 200m final in Beijing.

Irish Sports Council urges IABA to reconsider deal to keep Billy Walsh in Ireland

‘We urge the IABA to act quickly and decisively in the matter,’ says ISC chairman Kieran Mulvey.

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How closely were you paying attention to the sports headlines this week?

Chelsea target ‘China’s Sergio Ramos’

Chinese defender Zhang Linpeng has claimed he is on his way to Chelsea.

Aries Merritt’s remarkable bronze is one of the stories of the world championships Stars Align For Aries This post contains videos

Aries Merritt’s remarkable bronze is one of the stories of the world championships

American hurdles star will have a kidney transplant on Tuesday.

Why is this US athlete wearing a superhero mask at the World Championships?

Olympian Ashton Eaton is feeling the benefits of a prototype made by Nike.

Dafne Schippers just won the women’s 200m with the fourth-fastest time EVER Schipp Got Real This post contains videos

‘Let’s play and see how much money you got’ – Mayweather jabs back at Rousey

The unbeaten welterweight champ laughed off the mixed martial arts star’s dig at his earning power.

Usain Bolt and the runaway Segway cameraman were reunited this afternoon

Bolt is not a man to hold a grudge.

World number one Jordan Spieth had his ‘worst round in years’ yesterday

The two-time major winner is in 95th place at The Barclays.

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There’ll be an NFL agent scouting talent at the Rugby World Cup

Jack Bechta is on the lookout for the next Jarryd Hayne.

Other - Thursday 27 August, 2015

We’ll Leave It There So: Bolt run over by Segway, Messi beats Ronaldo and today’s sport

There is also team news from Ireland’s Rugby World Cup warm-up against Wales and the Champions League group draw.

Ireland miss out on landmark win after falling just short against Australia

A 23-run defeat in Stormont for John Bracewell’s side.

Record holder Jonathan Edwards a relieved man after this massive triple jump came up just short

Christian Taylor went very, very close to breaking a 20-year-old record on his way to gold today.

Arsene Wenger calls for video technology to be introduced ‘tomorrow’ The Next Step This post contains a poll

Arsene Wenger calls for video technology to be introduced ‘tomorrow’

The Arsenal manager is convinced it will be brought in soon to help with offside decisions.

BBC discussion on Bolt v Gatlin, ‘Good v Evil’ coverage is must-see television Bolt V Gatlin This post contains videos

BBC discussion on Bolt v Gatlin, ‘Good v Evil’ coverage is must-see television

Broadcaster addressed concerns about objectivity and bias ahead of today’s 200m final.

Russell Wilson has made a bizarre claim about how he prevented a concussion

Russell Wilson has made a bizarre claim about how he prevented a concussion

Wilson says a $3 bottle of water is the reason his concussion went away.

Double Olympic cycling champ will soon make her competitive horse racing debut

The British Horseracing Authority has awarded Victoria Pendleton her amateur riders’ licence.

Javelin gold medallist in Beijing learned how to throw from YouTube videos

Kenya’s Julius Yego won gold at the World Championships.

Usain Bolt was flattened by a cameraman on a Segway after his 200m win

“He tried to kill me!” Bolt joked.

Bolt obliterates Gatlin and the rest of the field to pick up fourth straight 200m world title Doubling Up This post contains videos

Bolt obliterates Gatlin and the rest of the field to pick up fourth straight 200m world title

The world’s fastest man ran 19.55 seconds at the Bird’s Nest this afternoon.

Massive blow for Irish boxing with Billy Walsh poised to take up US coaching post

The man who helps Ireland punch above their weight set to leave less than a year before the Olympic Games.

‘I don’t care what place Gatlin came, everything is not okay and athletics needs to accept that’

We spoke to The Sports Gene author David Epstein about doping in sport.

Ireland set for ‘Everest scale’ challenge as world champions Australia arrive in town

John Bracewell’s side will hope to topple Australia when the sides meet in Belfast on Thursday.

Other - Wednesday 26 August, 2015

2 Irish cyclists are in the Vuelta’s top 4 as it stands

Meanwhile, Caleb Ewan celebrated the biggest win of his career.

‘When Mayweather learns to read and write, he can text me’ – Ronda Rousey

The war of words continues between the biggest stars in boxing and mixed martial arts.

We’ll Leave It There So: John Joe’s back, Irish athletes bow out and all today’s sport

Here’s all the sport you thought you missed.

Double Olympic gold medallist avoids DQ despite getting lost in the middle of 200m race Changing Lanes This post contains videos

Double Olympic gold medallist avoids DQ despite getting lost in the middle of 200m race

Veronica Campbell–Brown was adjudged not to have impeded her fellow competitor.

Disappointment for Irish in Beijing, Farah stumbles into 5,000m final

Ben Reynolds, Ciara Everard and Kelly Proper were unable to progress at the Bird’s Nest.

Two Kenyans fail drug tests at World Athletics Championships

The country was already covered by a cloud of suspicion.

Why does one NFL team continue to let their star QB get injured?

An NFL head coach says he’s never seen anything like it at any level of football.

John Joe Nevin keeps unbeaten pro record intact with TKO on boxing return

Ireland’s Olympic silver medallist was back in the ring last night after a 10-month lay-off.

Floyd Mayweather has splashed out nearly $5million for a new car

We’re unsure if that price also includes free roadside assistance.

Other - Tuesday 25 August, 2015

Another close finish at the Vuelta ends in disappointment for Nicolas Roche

That’s two top-five finishes for the Irishman in the space of three days.

‘You have to accept criticism’ – Ireland keen to right the wrongs against world champions

Ireland welcome Australia to Stormont on Thursday as the international summer comes to a head.

Ireland’s men make history by booking place in Eurohockey Championship semis

The Green Machine will play England or the Netherlands after today’s draw against Belgium.

We’ll Leave It There So: Ireland’s history makers, Stones wants out and today’s sport

Plus there’s good news on the injury front for Joe Schmidt.