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#as it stands

# as-it-stands - Tuesday 7 July, 2015

'Pure happiness' for Martin* as he triumphs at Tour de France stage 4

*Not the one you’re thinking of.

# as-it-stands - Saturday 20 June, 2015

Texan duo lead US Open as Tiger Woods crashes out

World number one Rory McIlroy and six-time US Open runner-up Phil Mickelson both punched their tickets into the weekend.

# as-it-stands - Friday 29 May, 2015

Sepp Blatter elected for fifth term as Fifa president after Prince Ali concedes

The 79-year-old has vowed to lead the organisation out of the corruption “storm” it has become embroiled in.

# as-it-stands - Thursday 21 May, 2015

McIlroy left frustrated at Wentworth, Harrington walks off after two holes

Italy’s Francesco Molinari headed the leaderboard at the end of the first day.

# as-it-stands - Saturday 16 May, 2015

Munster, Ulster and Connacht will all be in playoff action next weekend

The semi-final pairings weren’t known until the last moments of today’s games.

# as-it-stands - Monday 30 March, 2015

Halfway through the campaign, where does last night's draw leave Ireland in Group D?

France 2016 seems a long way off but the Boys in Green are just about still in the hunt.

# as-it-stands - Thursday 26 February, 2015

Two from two - where does yesterday's Cricket World Cup win leave Ireland in Pool B?

How many more wins do we need to reach the knock-out stages?

# as-it-stands - Friday 3 October, 2014

Jacquelin one shot ahead of Lowry and Harrington at Dunhill Links

11 of the top 12 scores came from players who were at Kingsbarns on Friday and Carnoustie on Thursday.

# as-it-stands - Friday 12 September, 2014

Aussie Hansen wins Vuelta 19th stage, Dan Martin still sixth overall

The 33-year-old Lotto-Belisol rider took off with just over 4km remaining.

# as-it-stands - Sunday 24 August, 2014

Roller-coaster Day, steady Furyk share PGA lead, McIlroy five shots back

Hunter Mahan is third on 205 with seven US compatriots another stroke adrift.

# as-it-stands - Friday 22 August, 2014

Streaking McIlroy struggles, Van Pelt grabs lead

The Northern Irish golfer fired a three-over par 74 in the first round of the opening event

# as-it-stands - Saturday 2 August, 2014

Garcia takes lead but McIlroy lurks at Akron WGC

The Spaniard holds a three-stroke lead over the Northern Irish golfer.

# as-it-stands - Saturday 14 June, 2014

Scott, McIlroy begin chasing Kaymer at US Open

The Irish golfer put himself in the reckoning as third-round scores soared in the afternoon heat.

# as-it-stands - Sunday 18 May, 2014

Pádraig Harrington two off the lead at Byron Nelson Championship

Louis Oosthuizen and Brendon Todd are currently winning the $6.9 million event.

# as-it-stands - Thursday 1 May, 2014

O'Sullivan stays on course for another world title

The veteran star has established a 6-2 lead over Barry Hawkins in the first session of their semi-final.

# as-it-stands - Sunday 13 April, 2014

Spieth, Watson share lead after Masters third round, McIlroy hopes fading

The Northern Irish golfer currently has a score of three over.

# as-it-stands - Monday 7 April, 2014

VIDEO: Lee Cattermole scores a rare goal after some calamitous Spurs defending

Emmanuel Adebayor, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Harry Kane and Christian Eriksen then hit back for Tottenham.

# as-it-stands - Sunday 23 March, 2014

Scott on the verge of replacing Woods as world number one, McDowell performance improves

The reigning Masters champion and first Australian to capture the green jacket struggled to a one-under par 71 on Saturday.

# as-it-stands - Saturday 22 March, 2014

This is the Ireland squad we would pick if the World Cup was starting next week

We are 18 months away from the showpiece tournament and nailing our flag to the mast way too soon.

# as-it-stands - Saturday 15 March, 2014

Was this decision to send off Vincent Kompany the correct one? As It Stands This post contains videos

Was this decision to send off Vincent Kompany the correct one?

The defender was red-carded after pulling down Nikica Jelavic, though the striker arguably fouled the Belgian international first.

# as-it-stands - Saturday 8 March, 2014

Four share lead at windy WGC, as Rory McIlroy lurks

The 24-year-old and compatriot Graeme McDowell are both one shot off the lead.

# as-it-stands - Sunday 9 February, 2014

Last-minute Darren Bent goal earns point for Fulham at Old Trafford

Steve Sidwell had given Fulham a first-half lead at Old Trafford.

# as-it-stands - Friday 15 November, 2013

Stenson one-shot clear at Dubai halfway stage, McIlroy six under-par

Graeme McDowell started with a bogey, but then regrouped with five birdies to finish with a four-under par 68 round.

# as-it-stands - Friday 25 October, 2013

Guthrie four ahead in Shanghai as McIlroy hangs on

The Northern Irishman said he felt more comfortable with his play in the wind after his second round of level par 72.

# as-it-stands - Sunday 22 September, 2013

The newly prolific Aaron Ramsey scores as Arsenal go top

Meanwhile, in today’s other Premier League game, Swansea beat Crystal Palace 2-0.

# as-it-stands - Friday 13 September, 2013

Roche finishes 10th in today's Vuelta, still fifth overall with two stages remaining

Meanwhile, American Chris Horner sneaked into the overall lead of the Tour of Spain.

# as-it-stands - Tuesday 10 September, 2013

Sorry Ireland, Zlatan Ibrahimovic goal hands Sweden victory in Kazakhstan

The Irish team’s Group C rivals narrowly prevailed thanks to a goal from their star striker.

# as-it-stands - Sunday 8 September, 2013

Geniez wins 15th stage as Roche finishes third at Vuelta

Giro d’Italia winner Vincenzo Nibali maintained his lead in the overall classification.

# as-it-stands - Tuesday 27 August, 2013

Roche finishes 10th on Stage 4 of Vuelta, now 8 seconds off lead

Meanwhile, today’s race was won by Dani Moreno of Spain, after he broke clear in the final kilometre.

# as-it-stands - Sunday 11 August, 2013

McIlroy charges but Furyk, Dufner stay atop PGA

In addition, Swede Henrik Stenson put himself in the mix with a birdie at the 13th to reach seven under.

# as-it-stands - Thursday 8 August, 2013

Furyk grabs PGA lead while Tiger stumbles

The 2003 US Open champion had his lowest first-round score in 73 career majors.

# as-it-stands - Saturday 6 July, 2013

Galway edge Waterford in All-Ireland SFC qualifier

A late Michael Meehan goal was ultimately enough to spare his side’s blushes.

# as-it-stands - Sunday 23 June, 2013

London and Leitrim to meet again as game ends in draw

The visitors started brightly in what has been a very closely fought contest.

# as-it-stands - Saturday 15 June, 2013

Freak goal helps Meath overcome Wicklow in Leinster SFC

A Paul Earls goal gave Wicklow the lead early on, before Meath fought back.

# as-it-stands - Sunday 2 June, 2013

Kuchar grabs Memorial lead, McIlroy 14 strokes back

Meanwhile, Tiger Woods struggled to a 79 to stand 16 strokes off the pace.

# as-it-stands - Sunday 26 May, 2013

London shock Sligo to secure first Connacht SFC victory since 1977

Padraig McGoldrick saw his penalty effort saved by goalkeeper Philip Greene in a lively first half.

Lennon and White combine for Louth to give Laois a knockout blow

The forwards from the Wee County were in top form as Jason McNulty’s side lost by 10 points at home.

# as-it-stands - Sunday 21 April, 2013

HL Division 1 semi-final: Kilkenny school Galway at Semple Stadium

The first half has been overshadowed by a serious injury sustained by Galway skipper Fergal Moore

# as-it-stands - Saturday 9 March, 2013

McIlroy showing further signs of improvement, McDowell trails Tiger

G-Mac fired a 67 to finish 36 bogey-free holes on 133 at the WGC-Cadillac Championship today.

# as-it-stands - Thursday 24 January, 2013

Garcia, Kaymer and Fraser among Qatar leaders

Another five players are a further stroke back on seven under, while world number four Justin Rose is tied for 20th.