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Tuesday 24 April, 2012

Scottish FA tribunal leaves Whyte and Rangers fuming
# Escalation
# Escalation

Scottish FA tribunal leaves Whyte and Rangers fuming

Apr 24th 2012, 5:01 PM 210 Views 0 Comments

The panel imposed a 12-month transfer embargo on the club and banned Craig Whyte from future involvement in Scottish football.

Bubba's newborn son has his own green jacket
# Snazzy
# Snazzy

Bubba's newborn son has his own green jacket

Apr 24th 2012, 3:00 PM 365 Views 0 Comments

He’s only a couple of months old, but Caleb Watson is already at home amongst the golfing elite.

45 days to Euro 2012: Who was Henri Delaunay?
# Factsheet
# Factsheet

45 days to Euro 2012: Who was Henri Delaunay?

Apr 24th 2012, 2:30 PM 778 Views 0 Comments

He might just be the most important figure in the history of European football.

Harmon: 'I'd never do that to Tiger'
# Smackdown
# Smackdown

Harmon: 'I'd never do that to Tiger'

Apr 24th 2012, 12:29 PM 545 Views 1 Comment

Tiger Woods’ former coach, Butch Harmon, has broken his silence on Hank Haney’s controversial (and bestselling) memoir, The Big Miss.

Monday 23 April, 2012

Tour of Turkey: Greipel grabs stage two
# The Gorilla
# The Gorilla

Tour of Turkey: Greipel grabs stage two

Apr 23rd 2012, 6:07 PM 126 Views 0 Comments

The Lotto-Belisol sprinter drove home at the head of a 43-man leading group to take his seventh stage victory of the year.

46 days to Euro 2012: Maniche breaks Dutch hearts
# Screamer
# Screamer

46 days to Euro 2012: Maniche breaks Dutch hearts

Apr 23rd 2012, 2:30 PM 401 Views 0 Comments

Tournament hosts Portugal graduated to the 2004 final courtesy of this thunderous effort from Jim Carrey lookalike Maniche. Smokin’.

Iglinskiy powers to Liège-Bastogne-Liège victory
# Blood Sweat And Gears
# Blood Sweat And Gears

Iglinskiy powers to Liège-Bastogne-Liège victory

Apr 23rd 2012, 11:28 AM 246 Views 3 Comments

Garmin’s Dan Martin, one of three Irish riders in the 200-man field, finished the day in fifth place.

Sunday 22 April, 2012

47 days to Euro 2012: Michel Platini's nine-goal binge
# Trés Bien
# Trés Bien

47 days to Euro 2012: Michel Platini's nine-goal binge

Apr 22nd 2012, 2:00 PM 451 Views 0 Comments

In 1984, it took the current UEFA President all of five matches to set the tournament’s all-time scoring record. Two weeks well spent.

The Sunday Papers: some of the week's best sportswriting
# Well Read
# Well Read

The Sunday Papers: some of the week's best sportswriting

Apr 22nd 2012, 8:30 AM 833 Views 0 Comments

The key to Kenya’s long distance success, Barcelona’s place in football history and an argument for Ronnie O’Sullivan’s consideration alongside Usain Bolt and Tiger Woods.

You trolling, Mark? It’s the sporting tweets of the week
# Twittersphere
# Twittersphere

You trolling, Mark? It’s the sporting tweets of the week

Apr 22nd 2012, 8:08 AM 753 Views 0 Comments

An ill-advised tweet from a snooker world champion and another boring, boring day in the life of Rory McIlroy.

Saturday 21 April, 2012

As it happened: Scarlets v Munster, RaboDirect Pro 12
# Minute-by-Minute
# Minute-by-Minute

As it happened: Scarlets v Munster, RaboDirect Pro 12

Apr 21st 2012, 6:34 PM 8,431 Views 4 Comments

Munster need a strong finish to secure home advantage for the Celtic League playoffs. Could they secure a bonus point victory in Wales?

48 days to Euro 2012: Danish Dynamite explodes years late
# Redemption
# Redemption

48 days to Euro 2012: Danish Dynamite explodes years late

Apr 21st 2012, 2:26 PM 734 Views 2 Comments

Sepp Piontek’s vibrant Danish side never fulfilled its potential, but the lessons of its failure paved the way for the most unlikely of tournament victories in 1992.

Friday 20 April, 2012

49 days to Euro 2012: Van Basten volleys the Netherlands to glory
# Countdown
# Countdown

49 days to Euro 2012: Van Basten volleys the Netherlands to glory

Apr 20th 2012, 4:11 PM 520 Views 0 Comments

Dutch legend Marco van Basten conjured a moment of magic in the 1988 final. Has a better goal ever decided a major international tournament?

Mancini: 'We probably don't have any chance'
# Mindgames
# Mindgames

Mancini: 'We probably don't have any chance'

Apr 20th 2012, 2:40 PM 288 Views 0 Comments

The Italian claims to have resigned himself to a second place finish in this season’s Premier League.

Fergie 'has a word' with Young about diving
# Hairdryer
# Hairdryer

Fergie 'has a word' with Young about diving

Apr 20th 2012, 1:31 PM 361 Views 1 Comment

Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson claims to have spoken with Ashley Young about the winger’s habit of going to ground easily.

Boyd and Gonnet lead the way in China
# Eastern Promise
# Eastern Promise

Boyd and Gonnet lead the way in China

Apr 20th 2012, 12:10 PM 90 Views 0 Comments

At the other end of the leaderboard, 13-year-old amateur Guan Tian-lang carded a second round 79 to miss the cut.

Wednesday 18 April, 2012

Rodriguez conquers 'wall' to take Flèche Wallonne

Rodriguez conquers 'wall' to take Flèche Wallonne

Apr 18th 2012, 5:48 PM 235 Views 1 Comment

An explosive ascent of the infamous Mur de Huy saw Katusha’s Joaquin Rodriguez power home ahead of Michael Albasini and defending champion Philippe Gilbert.

Ukraine urges fans to get measles jab
# Outbreak
# Outbreak

Ukraine urges fans to get measles jab

Apr 18th 2012, 4:56 PM 154 Views 0 Comments

Currently in the throes of a measles epidemic, the European Championships host nation has followed ECDC officials in issuing a public warning to football fans.

Bolt out to become 'a living legend'
# Modesty
# Modesty

Bolt out to become 'a living legend'

Apr 18th 2012, 4:07 PM 282 Views 0 Comments

The 100m and 200m world record holder has set his sights no lower than achieving total domination at this summer’s Olympic Games.

Wallabies fly-half Michael Lynagh receiving treatment for suspected stroke
# Sad
# Sad

Wallabies fly-half Michael Lynagh receiving treatment for suspected stroke

Apr 18th 2012, 1:40 PM 500 Views 0 Comments

The 48-year-old World Cup winner was visiting his hometown of Brisbane when he suffered the ill-effects of intracranial bleeding.

Balotelli has 'no intention' of leaving City
# Always Him
# Always Him

Balotelli has 'no intention' of leaving City

Apr 18th 2012, 12:24 PM 132 Views 0 Comments

Italian international Mario Balotelli has stated his desire to remain at Manchester City, working for a man he describes as “one of the best managers in the world, if not the best.”

Saturday 14 April, 2012

Neptune Collonges takes Grand National in photo-finish
# Bittersweet
# Bittersweet

Neptune Collonges takes Grand National in photo-finish

Apr 14th 2012, 5:19 PM 2,939 Views 11 Comments

Post-race celebrations were dampened by news of two fatalities, Gold Cup champion Synchronised among them.

Portuguese police investigating Bébé transfer
# Shenanigans
# Shenanigans

Portuguese police investigating Bébé transfer

Apr 14th 2012, 4:31 PM 805 Views 4 Comments

The circumstances surrounding the winger’s £7 million transfer to Premier League giants Manchester United are the subject of an investigation by Portuguese authorities.

Sunday 8 April, 2012

As it happened: The Masters, final round
# Minute-by-Minute
# Minute-by-Minute

As it happened: The Masters, final round

Apr 8th 2012, 8:04 PM 21,524 Views 18 Comments

Padraig Harrington and Phil Mickelson are in contention at Augusta National. Join us for live coverage of the fight for sport’s most coveted casualwear.

Thursday 5 April, 2012

Long shots: 4 dark horse bets for the Masters 2012
# Flutter
# Flutter

Long shots: 4 dark horse bets for the Masters 2012

Apr 5th 2012, 9:08 AM 1,222 Views 0 Comments

Everyone’s anticipating a showdown between Northern Ireland’s finest and one Tiger Woods, but there’s value to had elsewhere.

Wednesday 4 April, 2012

4 shots that will decide The Masters
# Preview
# Preview

4 shots that will decide The Masters

Apr 4th 2012, 11:45 AM 300 Views 0 Comments

Like Indiana Jones in that film where he does all the crusading, a prospective Masters champion has to survive a series of nerve-jangling trials.

Monday 2 April, 2012

The triumph and the tragedy: 7 classic Masters moments
# Memories
# Memories

The triumph and the tragedy: 7 classic Masters moments

Apr 2nd 2012, 8:45 AM 491 Views 0 Comments

The greatest players the sport has to offer doing battle on a perfectly-formed golfing playground: there’s something special about the year’s first major.

Sunday 1 April, 2012

Boonen takes Tour of Flanders
# Cycling
# Cycling

Boonen takes Tour of Flanders

Apr 1st 2012, 7:54 PM 232 Views 1 Comment

Local knowledge and a well-timed burst of acceleration helped the home favourite to victory over Italians Filippo Pozzato and Alessandro Ballan.

NHL round-up: Tipperary and Cork ends in stalemate
# Results
# Results

NHL round-up: Tipperary and Cork ends in stalemate

Apr 1st 2012, 6:59 PM 2,327 Views 0 Comments

Elsewhere, Waterford ensured their Division 1A survival with a four-point victory over Dublin at Fraher Field and Wexford annihilated Laois at Bellefield.

Ultrarunner perishes in New Mexico wilderness
# Athletics
# Athletics

Ultrarunner perishes in New Mexico wilderness

Apr 1st 2012, 4:51 PM 1,562 Views 2 Comments

Ultramarathon pioneer Micah True, 58, disappeared last week in New Mexico’s Gila National Park.

As it happened: Kilkenny v Galway, NHL
# Minute-by-Minute
# Minute-by-Minute

As it happened: Kilkenny v Galway, NHL

Apr 1st 2012, 2:33 PM 4,163 Views 4 Comments

The oddity of this year’s NHL format meant that both teams entered this fixture uncertain of progressing. Which way did the pendulum swing? Review our coverage to find out.

Saturday 31 March, 2012

Kyran Bracken: 'Stuart Lancaster's going to need support'
# Interview
# Interview

Kyran Bracken: 'Stuart Lancaster's going to need support'

Mar 31st 2012, 8:30 AM 361 Views 0 Comments

As a World Cup winner, veteran of 51 Test internationals and unlikely Dancing on Ice champion, the Skerries-born scrum-half isn’t exactly short on insight.

Friday 30 March, 2012

Arm break earns Clark 32-week ban
# Misbehaviour
# Misbehaviour

Arm break earns Clark 32-week ban

Mar 30th 2012, 12:40 PM 1,158 Views 9 Comments

Northampton flanker Calum Clark has received a 32-week ban and club suspension for injuring Rob Hawkins during his side’s LV Cup clash with Leicester.

Ireland ready for international recall
# Convenient
# Convenient

Ireland ready for international recall

Mar 30th 2012, 12:11 PM 7,714 Views 64 Comments

Aston Villa midfielder Stephen Ireland has signalled his willingness to rejoin the Republic of Ireland squad after this summer’s European Championships.

Thursday 29 March, 2012

Chavanel time trial blitzes field in Belgium
# Cycling
# Cycling

Chavanel time trial blitzes field in Belgium

Mar 29th 2012, 6:41 PM 227 Views 1 Comment

French champion Sylvain Chavanel powered his way to overall victory in the final stage of the Driedaagse De Panne-Koksijde.

Tsonga lashes out at pro-Nadal bias
# Paranoia
# Paranoia

Tsonga lashes out at pro-Nadal bias

Mar 29th 2012, 4:36 PM 381 Views 0 Comments

Smarting from his quarter-final exit at the Sony Ericsson Open, the Frenchman accused chair umpire Damian Steiner of backing a favourite.

McIlroy: Woods is 'by far the best player in the world'
# Quote
# Quote

McIlroy: Woods is 'by far the best player in the world'

Mar 29th 2012, 4:06 PM 710 Views 0 Comments

The US Open champion also explained his recent decision to “unfollow” Ryder Cup teammate Lee Westwood on Twitter.

Sunday 25 March, 2012

Cadel comes back with a bang
# Beware
# Beware

Cadel comes back with a bang

Mar 25th 2012, 5:23 PM 249 Views 0 Comments

Victory for Cadel Evans in the two-day Criterium International in Corsica has put the Australian on track for a competitive defence of his Tour de France title.

WATCH: Ronaldo's 100th La Liga goal
# Centurion
# Centurion

WATCH: Ronaldo's 100th La Liga goal

Mar 25th 2012, 4:52 PM 538 Views 2 Comments

The Portuguese reached the landmark by firing hom the second and fifth of Real Madrid’s goals against La Liga strugglers Real Sociedad,

As it happened: Rangers v Celtic, SPL
# Minute-by-Minute
# Minute-by-Minute

As it happened: Rangers v Celtic, SPL

Mar 25th 2012, 12:49 PM 5,547 Views 17 Comments

Could Neil Lennon’s men clinch the Scottish Premier League title at Ibrox? Review our rolling updates to find out.