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Dublin: 11°C Tuesday 15 June 2021

Other - Yesterday’s News

Tsitsipas learned of grandmother's death minutes before French Open final
# Sadness
# Sadness

Tsitsipas learned of grandmother's death minutes before French Open final

15 hours ago 5,714 Views 2 Comments

Novak Djokovic overturned a two-set deficit to win 6-7 (6/8), 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 and secure his 19th Grand Slam title.

Farah to make last-gasp effort to qualify for Olympics
# Up Against It
# Up Against It

Farah to make last-gasp effort to qualify for Olympics

18 hours ago 4,114 Views 2 Comments

Farah won the 5,000m-10,000m double at the 2012 London Olympics and repeated the feat in 2016.

'Everything is possible': Djokovic eyes Golden Grand Slam
# Tennis
# Tennis

'Everything is possible': Djokovic eyes Golden Grand Slam

20 hours ago 3,654 Views 1 Comment

Djokovic now has nine Australian Opens, five Wimbledons, three US Opens and two French Opens.

Other - Sunday 13 June, 2021

Djokovic makes history with 19th Grand Slam title in epic French Open final
# Happy Days
# Happy Days

Djokovic makes history with 19th Grand Slam title in epic French Open final

Sun 7:13 PM 8,825 Views 6 Comments

The world number one became the first man in 52 years to win all four majors twice when he came from two sets down to beat Stefanos Tsitsipas.

Kawhi Leonard and Paul George lead the way as Clippers revive playoff bid
# Too Jazzy
# Too Jazzy

Kawhi Leonard and Paul George lead the way as Clippers revive playoff bid

Sun 9:18 AM 1,887 Views 0 Comments

A comprehensive win over Utah Jazz in game three.

Other - Saturday 12 June, 2021

Irish hockey team finish Euros with big win over Italy
# Three And Easy
# Three And Easy

Irish hockey team finish Euros with big win over Italy

Sat 5:13 PM 6,181 Views 0 Comments

Anna O’Flanagan scored twice as Ireland finished a tough week on a high.

Krejcikova wins French Open, dedicates victory to Novotna
# Roland Garros
# Roland Garros

Krejcikova wins French Open, dedicates victory to Novotna

Sat 4:36 PM 3,628 Views 0 Comments

The 25-year-old emulates compatriot Hana Mandlikova who claimed the trophy in Paris in 1981.

Novak Djokovic turns his attention to Tsitsipas after epic semi-final
# Eyes On The Prize
# Eyes On The Prize

Novak Djokovic turns his attention to Tsitsipas after epic semi-final

Sat 4:31 PM 2,805 Views 1 Comment

The Serb handed Rafael Nadal just his third defeat at Roland Garros and will challenge for a 19th grand slam title at the French Open.

Embiid scores 27 as Sixers roll over Hawks in front of 16,400 fans, Suns rout Nuggets
# NBA
# NBA

Embiid scores 27 as Sixers roll over Hawks in front of 16,400 fans, Suns rout Nuggets

Sat 9:22 AM 1,430 Views 0 Comments

The Denver Nuggets are now facing elimination.

Other - Friday 11 June, 2021

Novak Djokovic overcomes Rafael Nadal in French Open classic to reach final
# Epic
# Epic

Novak Djokovic overcomes Rafael Nadal in French Open classic to reach final

Fri 11:01 PM 7,551 Views 6 Comments

Djokovic came from a set down to end Nadal’s reign as champion.

Stefanos Tsitsipas battles past Alexander Zverev to reach French Open final
# Roland Garros
# Roland Garros

Stefanos Tsitsipas battles past Alexander Zverev to reach French Open final

Fri 8:22 PM 2,477 Views 1 Comment

Zverev recovered from two sets down to force a decider as Tsitsipas prevailed 6-3 6-3 4-6 4-6 6-3.

‘I’m just going to have fun’ – Barbora Krejcikova set for two French Open finals
# Doubling Up
# Doubling Up

‘I’m just going to have fun’ – Barbora Krejcikova set for two French Open finals

Fri 5:25 PM 3,063 Views 0 Comments

Krejcikova will play Anastasia Pavlychenkova in the singles final on Saturday and will also contest the doubles final.

Know Your Sport? Take our weekly quiz

Know Your Sport? Take our weekly quiz

Fri 5:00 PM 23,374 Views 4 Comments

Let’s see how closely you were paying attention to the big stories of the past seven days.

Here's your TV guide to a jam-packed weekend of sport
# On The Box
# On The Box

Here's your TV guide to a jam-packed weekend of sport

Fri 12:48 PM 21,471 Views 13 Comments

Euro 2020 kicks-off later today.

Disappointment for Ireland as Dancer's side fall to England in pursuit of World Cup spot
# Too Strong
# Too Strong

Disappointment for Ireland as Dancer's side fall to England in pursuit of World Cup spot

Fri 12:22 PM 5,340 Views 1 Comment

England won 5-1 at the Euros with Ireland’s World Cup qualification bid looking set to come down to October’s final qualifier.

Two-time Olympic medallist hits out at 'misogynistic perverts' and pulls out of Tokyo trials
# Claims
# Claims

Two-time Olympic medallist hits out at 'misogynistic perverts' and pulls out of Tokyo trials

Fri 8:10 AM 7,351 Views 1 Comment

Swimmer Maddie Groves made the shock revelation ahead of the Aussie trials starting in Adelaide on Saturday.

Bucks hang on to beat Nets, Jazz down Clippers in NBA playoffs
# Wrap
# Wrap

Bucks hang on to beat Nets, Jazz down Clippers in NBA playoffs

Fri 7:51 AM 1,850 Views 0 Comments

Khris Middleton scored 35 points and two-time NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo bagged 33 as the Bucks trimmed the deficit in the best-of-seven series to 2-1.

Other - Thursday 10 June, 2021

Krejcikova saves match point to set up French Open final with Pavlyuchenkova
# Pav
# Pav

Krejcikova saves match point to set up French Open final with Pavlyuchenkova

Updated Thu 7:45 PM 3,505 Views 6 Comments

It will be a Czech Republic v Russia final at Roland Garros.

Ireland need to be 'like goldfish' and eye new target as England showdown nears
# Green Army
# Green Army

Ireland need to be 'like goldfish' and eye new target as England showdown nears

Thu 2:39 PM 5,065 Views 3 Comments

Sean Dancer’s side must bounce back quickly, as they go in search of the last remaining World Cup ticket on offer at this week’s Euros.

Swimmers hopeful new record will be recognised after gruelling 116km relay from Wexford to Wales
# Seas The Day
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# Seas The Day

Swimmers hopeful new record will be recognised after gruelling 116km relay from Wexford to Wales

Thu 1:02 PM 19,942 Views 9 Comments

The Oa Giants completed the 116km swim from Co Wexford to the Pembrokeshire coast in 34 hours and 25 minutes.

Phoenix Suns cruise past Denver Nuggets for 2-0 series lead
# Hoops
# Hoops

Phoenix Suns cruise past Denver Nuggets for 2-0 series lead

Thu 7:55 AM 1,767 Views 0 Comments

The Suns won 123-98 in Phoenix led by Chris Paul and Devin Booker.

Other - Wednesday 9 June, 2021

Djokovic sets up Nadal reunion after curfew-interrupted French Open quarter-final
# Roland Garros
# Roland Garros

Djokovic sets up Nadal reunion after curfew-interrupted French Open quarter-final

Updated Wed 11:01 PM 4,864 Views 1 Comment

Matteo Berrettini was his quarter-final opponent.

Brady says he sparked NFL title run with injured left knee
# Tom V Time
# Tom V Time

Brady says he sparked NFL title run with injured left knee

Wed 7:57 PM 3,894 Views 0 Comments

‘It was an injury I dealt with really since last April, May. I knew I’d have to do something at the end of the year and happy I did it.’

Brooks Koepka insists rivalry with Bryson DeChambeau is ‘good for the game’
# Fued
# Fued

Brooks Koepka insists rivalry with Bryson DeChambeau is ‘good for the game’

Wed 6:13 PM 3,440 Views 1 Comment

The pair are Ryder Cup team-mates.

Nadal loses a set but reaches 14th French Open semi-final
# Roland Garros
# Roland Garros

Nadal loses a set but reaches 14th French Open semi-final

Wed 5:35 PM 2,575 Views 0 Comments

The 35-year-old extended his incredible French Open record to 105 wins and two losses.

Tipp's Premiership champion O'Dwyer among Irish stars returning to AFLW next season
# Flying The Flag
# Flying The Flag

Tipp's Premiership champion O'Dwyer among Irish stars returning to AFLW next season

Wed 5:06 PM 7,637 Views 2 Comments

Dublin duo Sinéad Goldrick and Lauren Magee will also head back to Melbourne.

Sakkari stuns reigning champ Swiatek to become first Greek woman to reach Grand Slam semi
# Roland Garros
# Roland Garros

Sakkari stuns reigning champ Swiatek to become first Greek woman to reach Grand Slam semi

Wed 4:55 PM 2,654 Views 0 Comments

For the first time in the Open era, the French Open semi-finals will feature four women who have never previously gotten this far at the Slams.

Ireland denied European semi-final spot on goal difference in draw with Spain
# Agonisingly Close
# Agonisingly Close

Ireland denied European semi-final spot on goal difference in draw with Spain

Wed 1:11 PM 5,338 Views 3 Comments

Sean Dancer’s side must now focus on salvaging World Cup qualification.

John McDonnell: Mayo man who became most successful US college coach dies aged 82
# RIP
# RIP

John McDonnell: Mayo man who became most successful US college coach dies aged 82

Wed 9:38 AM 7,516 Views 1 Comment

McDonnell coached University of Arkansas to an incredible 40 NCAA championships during his 36-year career.

Sam Bennett's Tour de France warm-up plans derailed by knee injury
# Sidelined
# Sidelined

Sam Bennett's Tour de France warm-up plans derailed by knee injury

Wed 9:22 AM 3,375 Views 2 Comments

The Carrick-on-Suir rider was due to line up in the five-day Tour of Belgium, which starts today.

Denver Nuggets star Nikola Jokic named runaway winner of 2021 NBA MVP
# The MVP
# The MVP

Denver Nuggets star Nikola Jokic named runaway winner of 2021 NBA MVP

Wed 9:03 AM 3,421 Views 1 Comment

Serbian centre is the lowest draft pick ever to win the MVP award.

Donovan Mitchell leads Utah Jazz to victory in Game 1 thriller against LA Clippers
# Don Deal
# Don Deal

Donovan Mitchell leads Utah Jazz to victory in Game 1 thriller against LA Clippers

Jun 9th 2021, 8:17 AM 1,410 Views 0 Comments

The Jazz dug out a three-point win over their Western Conference rivals.

Other - Tuesday 8 June, 2021

Harrington takes gold at Olympic qualifiers with superb victory over British star Dubois
# Full Steam Ahead
# Full Steam Ahead

Harrington takes gold at Olympic qualifiers with superb victory over British star Dubois

Updated Jun 8th 2021, 4:09 PM 20,670 Views 13 Comments

The Dubliner was a cut above the Englishwoman and will likely be named the top seed for Tokyo, leaving her two fights from an Olympic medal.

Minister backs Swim Ireland in their appeal to have Olympic relay team reinstated
# Swim Team 33
# Swim Team 33

Minister backs Swim Ireland in their appeal to have Olympic relay team reinstated

Jun 8th 2021, 12:51 PM 13,708 Views 5 Comments

Irish 4x100m medley team had their Olympic invitation rescinded on Monday.

Indigenous AFL great Goodes declines hall of fame invite
# Hof
# Hof

Indigenous AFL great Goodes declines hall of fame invite

Jun 8th 2021, 8:18 AM 11,745 Views 6 Comments

The Aussie Rules icon was booed by fans in the final years of his career.

Nets clobber Bucks without Harden, take 2-0 series lead
# Hoops
# Hoops

Nets clobber Bucks without Harden, take 2-0 series lead

Jun 8th 2021, 7:51 AM 3,218 Views 4 Comments

The series now switches to Milwaukee for game three on Thursday.

Other - Monday 7 June, 2021

Thomas Barr and Michelle Finn qualify for Olympics with brilliant performances at Finland event
# Going To The Games
# Going To The Games

Thomas Barr and Michelle Finn qualify for Olympics with brilliant performances at Finland event

Jun 7th 2021, 11:03 PM 6,166 Views 1 Comment

Barr ran his fastest time since winning bronze at the 2018 European Championships.

Gauff reaches maiden grand slam quarter-final, Swiatek on course to defend French Open title
# French Open
# French Open

Gauff reaches maiden grand slam quarter-final, Swiatek on course to defend French Open title

Updated Jun 7th 2021, 10:03 PM 6,357 Views 0 Comments

The 17-year-old defeated Ons Jabeur 6-3 6-1 and is yet to drop a set in singles.

Djokovic avoids upset against teenager Musetti while Nadal cruises past Sinner
# Roland Garros
# Roland Garros

Djokovic avoids upset against teenager Musetti while Nadal cruises past Sinner

Updated Jun 7th 2021, 9:46 PM 3,363 Views 1 Comment

Italian Musetti won the first two sets but ran out of energy as Djokovic stormed back to reach his 15th quarter-final at the French Open.

Emmet Brennan books Olympic spot with hard-fought win over Sweden's Liridon Nuha
# On The Plane
# On The Plane

Emmet Brennan books Olympic spot with hard-fought win over Sweden's Liridon Nuha

Jun 7th 2021, 8:41 PM 2,936 Views 1 Comment

Meanwhile Kellie Harrington and Michaela Walsh will both box for gold tomorrow after winning their respective semi-finals bouts.

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