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Dublin: 9 °C Wednesday 23 May, 2018

Other - Thursday 10 May, 2018

Eddie Hearn lands historic $1billion broadcast rights deal in America

The landmark deal will see Katie Taylor’s fights broadcast live in the USA.

'People have been trying to say it will make me a better player, but it's hard to look past that'

The omission of Barry McCarthy for Friday’s first Test against Pakistan raised questions over Ireland’s selection policy.

'To achieve the top four is a massive achievement. The next thing is to win a trophy'

Mauricio Pochettino admitted that victory over Newcastle was difficult though.

Celtics to meet LeBron's Cavs after series-clinching win over 76ers

The Boston Celtics beat the Philadelphia 76ers.

Other - Wednesday 9 May, 2018

Sharapova blasts critic Mladenovic off court in Madrid

The French player had criticised the former world number one for her use of the banned substance meldonium.

British number one downs Novak Djokovic in shock victory at Madrid Open

23-year-old Kyle Edmund claimed the win after a thrilling contest this afternoon.

Irish world champion Ryan Burnett confirmed to enter World Boxing Super Series

Belfast’s Burnett is expected to be unveiled as a seeded quarter-finalist in the eight-man tournament tomorrow.

Tiger's back! Woods confirms 20th Open Championship appearance this summer

Having missed the last two Opens, the three-time champion will compete for the Claret Jug at Carnoustie in July.

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'What LeBron has done is remarkable' - Tiger Woods explains what makes James so great Staying At The Top This post contains videos

Bad news for Andy Murray as Wimbledon return looking less and less likely

The former world number one has suffered an injury setback following hip surgery.

Former AFL player set to sue league over alleged racial abuse and sexual harassment

Ex-Gold Coast Suns player Joel Wilkinson switched codes to the NFL in 2016.

Curry-inspired Warriors and Rockets to face off in tasty West finals showdown

A place in the NBA finals is up for grabs.

'Something that has been a dream for a long time is finally going to happen'

Excitement is building ahead of Ireland’s inaugural Test match this Friday.

Other - Tuesday 8 May, 2018

'It's something you dream about' - Ireland's first Major League Baseball player in 73 years Pitching To Victory This post contains videos

'It's something you dream about' - Ireland's first Major League Baseball player in 73 years

A thumb injury didn’t overshadow the occasion as the New York Mets won in Cincinnati.

Rivals Red Sox and Yankees to meet in London double-header next year

The 2019 games, set for June 29-30 at London’s Olympic Stadium, will be the first regular-season MLB games played in Europe.

Eight found guilty in 'biggest scandal in Australian horse racing history'

Five racing trainers found guilty in a doping scandal could face long bans and hefty fines.

'An awesome line we've now drawn in the sand': NZ Football gives pay parity to men and women's teams

Kiwi women’s football teams will now enjoy the same travel considerations, equal match fees and image rights as their male equivalents.

I'll cartwheel naked next year - Snooker champ Williams faces media in the nip

The Welshman held off John Higgins in a thrilling final and then kept his promise to do his press conference naked.

Cavaliers sweep Raptors, 76ers stay alive

The Cleveland Cavaliers completed a sweep of the Toronto Raptors in the NBA playoffs.

Hearn reveals Joshua's next fight could take place at Old Trafford

Anthony Joshua’s next fight could be against mandatory challenger Alexander Povetkin at Old Trafford, according to Barry Hearn.

Other - Monday 7 May, 2018

Mark Williams lands third world snooker title after defeating John Higgins Champion This post contains videos

Mark Williams lands third world snooker title after defeating John Higgins

Williams became the oldest champion since 45-year-old Ray Reardon triumphed in 1978.

Belfast-born Conlon set to become Ireland's first Major League Baseball player in 73 years

Ireland’s last representative in MLB was Joe Cleary of Cork, who played briefly during the Second World War.

Inspired Durant guides Warriors to 3-1 lead, while Rockets' defence dominates yet again NBA

Inspired Durant guides Warriors to 3-1 lead, while Rockets' defence dominates yet again

Kevin Durant led all scorers with 38 points as the Golden State Warriors topped the New Orleans Pelicans 118-92 on Sunday.

'Can we win? There's absolutely no reason why we can't take them down and make history'

William Porterfield will make history on Friday when he becomes Ireland’s first Test captain.

Other - Sunday 6 May, 2018

It's Sunday so here are 10 of our favourite images from the sporting week Through A Lens This post contains images

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

All the action from a different angle.

'Serrano was the one to beat, but she has to step up and take the fight: Ireland against Puerto Rico!'

Katie Taylor still wants to fight at home in Ireland, but it’s back to the UK and America for now. And that’s not the end of the world…

66-1 outsider becomes biggest-priced winner in history of 1,000 Guineas at Newmarket

Billesdon Brook pulled off a stunning win on Sunday afternoon.

Huge payday for Dunne and Moynihan as they claim victory for Ireland in GolfSixes

The pair played some stunning golf over the weekend to claim victory at the Centurion Club.

Ireland's Bennett pushes Viviani all the way in dramatic stage finish at Giro d'Italia Podium Finish This post contains videos

Ireland's Bennett pushes Viviani all the way in dramatic stage finish at Giro d'Italia

The Bora-Hansgrohe rider finished third after a blistering sprint.

'I hope he stops now': Haye hints at retirement after Bellew defeat

Haye was defeated by Bellew for the second time in just over a year on Saturday, leaving him to consider his future in the sport.

The famous soccer player hiding in plain sight in a bakery and more of the week's best sportswriting

Hakan Sukur has led an interesting life after football.

'The reason why child sexual abuse is such an epidemic is because kids are being silenced'

The gymnast sex-abuse survivors say the epidemic goes far beyond Larry Nassar.

Watch: LeBron James floats in buzzer-beating dagger as Cavs stun Raptors Wrap This post contains videos

Watch: LeBron James floats in buzzer-beating dagger as Cavs stun Raptors

In the other second round NBA playoff game Saturday, the Boston Celtics also took a commanding 3-0 series lead.

Sending good wishes to Alex Ferguson and more tweets of the week

Also featuring Gary Lineker and Brian O’Driscoll.

Disappointment for Ireland's Aidan O'Brien as unbeaten Justify wins Kentucky Derby

Trainer Bob Baffert won the event for the fifth time.

Golovkin destroys Martirosyan to defend middleweight titles

The Armenian-American fighter was a last-minute replacement following the cancellation of the Kazakh’s much anticipated rematch with Canelo Alvarez of Mexico.

Other - Saturday 5 May, 2018

Bellew blasts through Haye and wins with fifth-round knockout

‘I was willing to be finished off in this ring tonight, I’m struggling bad but I’ve done it.’

McIlroy back on form at Quail Hollow with 66, but Day not looking back

Seamus Power, Shane Lowry and Graeme McDowell were also on the birdie hunt in Charlotte.

Saxon Warrior seals 2,000 Guineas win for Aidan O'Brien

The trainer’s son Donnacha sterred the 3-1 winner home.

Rory McIlroy endures birthday to forget with Wells Fargo struggles

It was a bad day at the office for the former world No 1.