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Dublin: 14 °C Friday 18 August, 2017

Other - Today’s News

After his sixth place Tour de France finish, Dan Martin will be racing for a new team next year

The Irish rider is joining the set-up at UAE Team Emirates.

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Olympic hero Murphy to miss World Championships with injury

The silver medallist suffered a knee injury three weeks ago.

'Didn't they say elephants are scared of mouses' - Marshawn Lynch quiet on anthem sit down

Lynch was his usual talkative self when dealing with reporters last night.

'Everyone is talking about it but they're not' - Gillick critical of BBC's Farah coverage

The two-time European gold medallist believes Farah should have faced more questioning.

Taylor's world title shot set for Joshua undercard, Hearn denies approaching Frampton

The Bray native had looked set to fight in London early next month, but the plan may now change.

Mayweather says he's going 'straight ahead' at McGregor

And Money had his say on that sparring video.

'Belfast or Dublin, live on ESPN': Bob Arum eyeing massive homecoming for Michael Conlan

‘I think the Mexicans will take to him the same way they took to Manny Pacquiao.’

Other - Yesterday’s News

Gutierrez fight cancelled but Cyclone make no reference to reported Frampton split

Reports emerged earlier that the Belfast boxer was set to split with his promoters.

From TheJournal.ie Pat Hickey's lawyers asked Oireachtas committee to not discuss Rio Olympics Ticket Problems

Pat Hickey's lawyers asked Oireachtas committee to not discuss Rio Olympics

Minister for Sport Shane Ross has said Irish athletes were treated ‘shambolically’ in terms of ticket allocation.

From TheJournal.ie Olympic tickets committee meeting suspended after staff member taken to hospital Medical Issue

Olympic tickets committee meeting suspended after staff member taken to hospital

The morning session was suspended after the man became ill.

McGregor vows fast finish against Mayweather

The charismatic 29-year-old said a grueling training camp has taken him to “hell and back”.

Carl Frampton may be set to split from Barry McGuigan - reports

The 30-year-old recently resigned as a director of Cyclone Promotions.

Other - Wednesday 16 August, 2017

Nevada Commission grant Mayweather and McGregor special permission to fight in 8oz gloves

Despite their initial insistence, NSAC have employed a “one-fight exception” for next weekend’s bout.

Joining an elite group: Ireland's Conor Dunne selected for prestigious Vuelta a Espana

The 25-year-old was today named in Aqua Blue Sport’s team for the Grand Tour event.

Serena Williams wants to defend Australian Open title 3 months after giving birth

Another grand slam title would move the US star level with Margaret Court’s record.

Irish golfer Maguire named the world's best amateur for third consecutive year

The Cavan woman has again won the Mark H McCormack Medal.

From TheJournal.ie 'I am not a fan': Shane Ross says he probably won't watch the McGregor vs Mayweather fight ROSS ON SPORT

'I am not a fan': Shane Ross says he probably won't watch the McGregor vs Mayweather fight

Ross has been critical of MMA in the past and has vowed to bring in regulations.

Other - Tuesday 15 August, 2017

'I have yet to really see an MMA fighter who moves their head' - MMA convert Heather Hardy

Hardy is a 20-0 professional boxer, but won her MMA debut by stoppage at Bellator 180.

Contrary to speculation, Rob Heffernan has not retired

The Cork man finished eighth at the World Championships in what many believed to be his final race.

'Who the **** would want to promote this guy? He can’t fight for ****. Don’t you understand?'

Bob Arum maintains no boxing promoter will be interested in perpetuating Conor McGregor’s ring career after 26 August.

After French Open snub, Sharapova handed US Open wildcard

The Russian has not featured at a Major since early 2016.

American track great says abortion revelation on eve of Olympics helped others

Sanya Richards-Ross had an abortion on the eve of the 2008 Games, where she won a gold and bronze medal.

Play on, player: Wimbledon will spend £71 million on a second roof

Rain delays for the big matches at SW19 will soon be but a distant memory from your childhood.

Switch to lighter gloves will tip the fight in McGregor's favour - Dana White

The Dubliner would have the upper hand over Floyd Mayweather if 8oz mitts are used, according to the UFC president.

Kenya want to build 10 athletics venues and become the first African host of the World Championships

‘We have a plan to build big stadiums in Nairobi, Mombasa and Eldoret and seven additional new ones in other parts of the country.’

Five drugs found in Tiger Woods' system after arrest

“I am continuing to work with my doctors, and they feel I’ve made significant progress.”

From TheJournal.ie Rio 2016 lawyer thinks Irish inquiry emails 'may have been marked as spam' Moran Inquiry

Rio 2016 lawyer thinks Irish inquiry emails 'may have been marked as spam'

The Brazilian lawyer representing the local committee said that he was unaware that an Irish inquiry was trying to get in touch with him.

Other - Monday 14 August, 2017

WWE icon Ric Flair hospitalised, in intensive care unit

After initially dismissing his hospitalisation as ‘routine’, a rep for Flair has asked for public support.

From TheJournal.ie Pat Hickey and other key figures criticised for not cooperating with Rio ticketing probe Ticketing Scandal

Pat Hickey and other key figures criticised for not cooperating with Rio ticketing probe

The 226-page report into the ticketing scandal has been published online this afternoon.

Watch: Emotional Mo Farah insists he is a clean athlete Indignation This post contains videos

Watch: Emotional Mo Farah insists he is a clean athlete

The British athlete also confirmed his intention to rebrand as ‘Mohamed’.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers learned the hard way that taking a kicker in the second round is a bad idea

The second round of the NFL Draft is no place for a kicker.

Louis Oosthuizen isn't letting a career Grand Slam of second places get him down So Close This post contains videos

Louis Oosthuizen isn't letting a career Grand Slam of second places get him down

The South African golfer posted a brilliant video having a laugh at himself on Twitter.

Bennett and Lynch stay seated as anthem protest spreads

Both Marshawn Lynch and Michael Bennett refused to stand for the US national anthem this weekend.

From TheJournal.ie Shane Ross: 'We can still hold statutory inquiry into Rio ticketing affair' 2016 Olympics

Shane Ross: 'We can still hold statutory inquiry into Rio ticketing affair'

A report on the ticket scandal is due to be published today.

Other - Sunday 13 August, 2017

'We won’t comprehend it for a few weeks': Silver medal for Ireland's historic basketball team Euro Vision This post contains videos

'We won’t comprehend it for a few weeks': Silver medal for Ireland's historic basketball team

Tommy O’Mahony’s side faced Germany in the decider.

It's Sunday so here are 10 of our favourite images from the sporting week

Here’s how the last seven days looked through the lens.

Ireland's Alex Wright disqualified at World Championships

The 26-year-old racewaker suffered disappointment in today’s 20km event.

Irish Olympic hero Rob Heffernan announces retirement after 8th-place finish Walking Tall This post contains videos

Irish Olympic hero Rob Heffernan announces retirement after 8th-place finish

The Cork native bowed out after an excellent display at the world championships in London.

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