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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.

Thursday 4 October, 2018

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.

Monday 1 October, 2018

Despite all the technology in the world, NFL referees continue to be terrible

2018 is proving to be a great season except in one area, writes Steve O’Rourke.

Sunday 30 September, 2018

The Fat Controller, racist quarterback stereotypes, and your NFL week 4 preview NFL

The Fat Controller, racist quarterback stereotypes, and your NFL week 4 preview

The Chiefs have a superstar in Patrick Mahomes, let’s hope everyone remembers that, writes Steve O’Rourke.

Tuesday 25 September, 2018

The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world the Patriots are slow starters NFL

The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world the Patriots are slow starters

The myth of New England as being slow out of the blocks is not something fans should cling on to writes Steve O’Rourke.

Sunday 23 September, 2018

Pittsburgh’s Murder, She Wrote moment and your NFL week 3 preview NFL

Pittsburgh’s Murder, She Wrote moment and your NFL week 3 preview

It feels like we’re due a big reveal in Pittsburgh, writes Steve O’Rourke.

Tuesday 18 September, 2018

The most thankless job in sports proves to be a kick in the teeth yet again

Kickers came under the spotlight at the weekend, but have some sympathy, writes Steve O’Rourke.

Sunday 16 September, 2018

Vampires, Bill Belichick and your NFL week 2 preview

The Patriots head coach does not have a great record of producing quality coaches, writes Steve O’Rourke.

Tuesday 11 September, 2018

We don’t deserve Aaron Rodgers

There are some who doubt the Green Bay Packers quarterback but those people are idiots, writes Steve O’Rourke.

Sunday 9 September, 2018

Only sport can break your heart, and your NFL week 1 preview

NFL columnist Steve O’Rourke gives his picks for week 1, and he’s bracing himself for a long year.

Wednesday 5 September, 2018

Eagles can have their wings clipped, but contenders few and far between

Will Philadelphia defend their title? Steve O’Rourke takes a closer look at the NFC.

Tuesday 4 September, 2018

AFC season preview: Despite their flaws, Patriots still the team to beat

Can anyone end New England’s dominance? Steve O’Rourke takes a closer look at the AFC.

Tuesday 28 August, 2018

Can the NFL’s first-round rookie QBs prove to be a famous five?

Who’s ready to start now, and who’ll have the longest career? Steve O’Rourke takes a closer look.

Friday 15 June, 2018

Know Your Sport? Take our weekly quiz

How closely were you paying attention to this week’s sporting headlines?

Thursday 14 June, 2018

Arsenal face City and Chelsea in opening games as Premier League fixtures announced

It’ll be a baptism of fire for the new Gunners’ boss.

Wednesday 13 June, 2018

Uefa clear PSG of breaking Financial Fair Play rules but they still need to sell €60m worth of players FFP

Uefa clear PSG of breaking Financial Fair Play rules but they still need to sell €60m worth of players

European football’s governing body started an investigation in September.

Spain sack their manager 48 hours before World Cup opener

Fernando Hierro will take charge for the duration of the World Cup.

USA, Mexico and Canada to host 2026 World Cup

The vote was made this morning.

Ou est le piscine? Spanish reporter uses Google Translate to circumvent press conference ban

The French media officer had hoped to avoid transfer talk by only taking questions in French.

Monday 11 June, 2018

After working his magic in Sweden, Swansea hope Potter can restore Premier League status

The Welsh club have appointed Graham Potter as their new boss.

Patrick Vieira leaves New York to take Nice job

The 41-year-old was previously linked to the Arsenal job.

Sunday 10 June, 2018

The man who revolutionised goalkeeping, Dennis Rodman's genius and the week's best sportswriting

It’s Sunday morning and you know what that means… stick the kettle on and feast your eyes on some brilliant long reads.

Saturday 9 June, 2018

Giroud suffers injury scare just days before the World Cup

The Chelsea striker was injured in a clash of heads in their draw with the USA tonight.

Friday 8 June, 2018

Ex-England captain Casey Stoney appointed Man Utd's first women's boss

The 36-year-old earned 130 caps for England.

Cork City re-sign ex-Ireland defender Damien Delaney

The 36-year-old will join the club until the end of the 2019 season.

Premier League confirms introduction of spring break from 2019 season

The league won’t go on hiatus, but will feature a scaled down fixture list.

Thursday 7 June, 2018

Spain down to 10th as hosts Russia go into World Cup as lowest-ranked team

Ireland remain unchanged as the 31st ranked side.

Dillian Whyte to fight Joseph Parker in bid for world title shot

The bout will take place at The O2 in London on 28 July.

The Warriors were mostly terrible last night but still lead the Cavs 3-0

The NBA finals are as good as over as Golden State are now just one game away from the title.

Wednesday 6 June, 2018

Manchester United announce Diogo Dalot signing

The 19-year-old joins from Porto.

2008 Gold Cup winner Denman 'put to sleep painlessly' aged 18

The Tank’s trainer confirmed the news this morning.

Thursday 31 May, 2018

Former Cork City winger Stephen Dooley joins Rochdale

The 26-year-old signed a two-year deal with the League One club.

Zidane steps down as Real Madrid boss days after Champions League success

The 45-year-old announced the news at a hastily arranged press conference this morning.

'I'm confident in my own abilities' - Frank Lampard appointed Derby County manager

The former England midfielder has signed a three-year deal.

Conservatives buy Nikes too - LeBron, Jordan and reading between the lines of the GOAT debate

Are LeBron’s efforts to highlight social injustice the reason he’s not automatically regarded as the best player we’ve ever seen?

Wednesday 30 May, 2018

Sky Sports apologise for misquoting Sterling's gun tattoo explanation

The broadcaster say a mistake was made in their reporting.

5 uncapped players in Australia squad for Ireland Tests

However, loose forward Pete Samu remains in limbo as he awaits his release from New Zealand Rugby.

Sunday 27 May, 2018

'My first thought after climbing Everest was how soon could I get back down'

Today marks the 25th anniversary of Dawson Stelfox reaching the summit of the world’s highest mountain.

Friday 25 May, 2018

Quiz: How Well Do You Know The Cork-Limerick Hurling Rivalry?

How closely have you been paying attention to this Munster derby?

'Black athletes are being challenged to a fight they haven't been willing to wage for a very long time'

Author and journalist Howard Bryant on NFL players, patriotism and profit.