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Dublin: 3 °C Thursday 18 October, 2018

Other - Wednesday 10 October, 2018

WBO champion Saunders refused licence for fight in Boston in the wake of failed doping test

Billy Joe Saunders was due to fight Demetrius Andrade on 20 October.

Other - Tuesday 9 October, 2018

'It has become a destructive pattern': Olympic champion seeks treatment for alcohol addiction

Ryan Lochte remains hopeful of competing at Tokyo 2020.

Serena Williams confirmed for eighth Australian Open title tilt

The 23-time Grand Slam winner won on her last appearance in Melbourne in 2017.

Brees breaks Manning's all-time passing record as Saints beat Redskins Record Breaker This post contains videos

Brees breaks Manning's all-time passing record as Saints beat Redskins

Behind a history-making performance from quarterback Drew Brees, the New Orleans Saints downed the Washington Redskins.

Other - Monday 8 October, 2018

The Jacksonville Jaguars have a quarterback problem

They should be Super Bowl contenders, but Blake Bortles is holding them back, writes Steve O’Rourke.

UFC dig hole for themselves but strike PPV gold with potential Khabib-McGregor fallout

Don’t be surprised to see Saturday night’s events used to promote a rematch in a few months’ time.

Rams and Chiefs remain undefeated, Gano slays Giants from long range NFL

Rams and Chiefs remain undefeated, Gano slays Giants from long range

Both sides go 5-0 after a busy evening of NFL action.

Other - Sunday 7 October, 2018

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.

Mo Farah shatters European record en route to Chicago Marathon victory

It was just his third marathon start.

Wozniacki comes full circle by reclaiming China Open title

Eight years after winning her first WTA Tour title at the China Open, Caroline Wozniacki got her hands back on the trophy.

LeBron's media machine in Hollywood, Grobbelaar on war in Zimbabwe and the week's best sportswriting

Stick the kettle on and enjoy the best of the week’s sportswriting.

Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh abseiling, Drake backing McGregor and more Tweets of the Week

Here’s the best of what the world of sport had to offer on Twitter over the past seven days.

'Three of Khabib's guys are on the way to jail' says disgusted Dana White

The UFC boss says he’s sick about the crazy conclusion to UFC 229.

Conor McGregor tapped out by Khabib Nurmagomedov before event descends into mayhem

Khabib stays unbeaten but there’ll be repercussions for the champion after he kicked off ugly scenes in Vegas.

Tony Ferguson wins wild scrap as broken hand ends Anthony Pettis' night

The corner called a halt to an instant classic.

Open thread: how do you see Nurmagomedov v McGregor going tonight?

Let’s have those predictions.

Other - Friday 5 October, 2018

Ryder Cup star Hatton on course for Alfred Dunhill hat-trick

Pádraig Harrington remains in the hunt in Scotland heading into the weekend.

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Brady throws 500th touchdown pass as Patriots beat Colts

Tom Brady helped pick apart the Indianapolis Colts’ defense, recording 341 yards and three touchdowns.

Other - Thursday 4 October, 2018

Landis to start cycling team for young riders with money from Armstrong case

“Maybe it sounds odd, but it’s kind of some closure for me.”

Harrington and McGinley use all their experience to battle the Scottish wind

The Irish pair are one shot off the early lead at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.

Woman injured after being struck by wayward shot at Alfred Dunhill Links

Tyrrell Hatton was visibly distressed as paramedics treated the spectator.

Eric Reid, ‘Big’ Jim Larkin and your NFL week 5 preview

The Panthers did right by Reid, but why did it take so long asks Steve O’Rourke.

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'I'm coming for Khabib's head' – McGregor predicts devastating KO

The Dubliner is convinced he will come out on top on his Vegas return this weekend.

Other - Wednesday 3 October, 2018

LeBron James made his home debut for the LA Lakers last night NBA

LeBron James made his home debut for the LA Lakers last night

The 33-year-old joined the Lakers in July from the Cleveland Cavaliers on a four-year deal.

Koepka 'heartbroken' after Ryder Cup fan blinded in one eye

The US golfer has been in contact with the injured spectator.

Other - Tuesday 2 October, 2018

Mahomes leads Chiefs to comeback win over Broncos NFL

Mahomes leads Chiefs to comeback win over Broncos

It was a big win on the road for the young QB.

Other - Monday 1 October, 2018

McIlroy tips Harrington to captain Europe at 2020 Ryder Cup

“I’ve always thought Pádraig would be a good captain.”

Ireland's Stephanie Meadow regains LPGA Tour card for 2019 after a tough few years

‘Amazing,’ she said. ‘It has been a lot of hard work and realisng that it has paid off is crazy.’

Heavyweight rivals Wilder and Fury square up during frenetic press conference Handbags This post contains videos

Heavyweight rivals Wilder and Fury square up during frenetic press conference

Tyson Fury invited Deontay Wilder to a “body spar” this afternoon, resulting in the American shoving his upcoming opponent.

Reed takes a swipe at Spieth and Furyk after USA's Ryder Cup hammering

“For somebody as successful in the Ryder Cup as I am, I don’t think it’s smart to sit me twice.”

Ryder Cup win even sweeter than maiden major for Europe's history-making hero

Francesco Molinari became the first European player to win all five of his matches at a Ryder Cup.

Other - Sunday 30 September, 2018

Brady's emphatic Patriots reassert themselves over Dolphins, while Titans, Texans and Cowboys pull off close wins NFL

Brady's emphatic Patriots reassert themselves over Dolphins, while Titans, Texans and Cowboys pull off close wins

The five-time Super Bowl champion Patriots emerged from their early season doldrums on Sunday.

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

Here’s how the last week looked through a lens.

Storm captain: Retiring rugby league legend Slater 'deserved more respect' than boos in final game

Billy Slater was booed by fans in his final match at the NRL Grand Final, which left Melbourne Storm captain Cameron Smith disappointed.

Europe overcome USA by seven-point margin to regain the Ryder Cup

The gap was back to just a single point at one stage as the holders looked to come from 10-6 down.

Tomic saves four match points to end three-year title drought

A 6-1 3-6 7-6 (9-7) victory over Fabio Fognini in the Chengdu Open final gave Bernard Tomic his first ATP Tour title since July 2015.

Hamilton benefits from team orders to win Russian Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton leads Sebastian Vettel by 50 points with five races remaining after winning the Russian Grand Prix for a third time.

Petr Cech's headgear gaffe and more tweets of the week

Plus, Roy Keane’s kickabout in the park.

The euphoria of a Tiger Woods win and the best of this week's sportswriting

Pop the kettle on, and settle in for this week’s best reads.