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Other - Saturday 20 November, 2021

Lewis Hamilton relishes ‘beautiful’ last lap after taking pole position in Qatar
# F1
# F1

Lewis Hamilton relishes ‘beautiful’ last lap after taking pole position in Qatar

Updated Nov 20th 2021, 3:24 PM 4,422 Views 3 Comments

The reigning champion is currently 14 points behind Max Verstappen with three races remaining.

Leaders Chelsea cruise to impressive victory at Leicester
# Out Foxed
# Out Foxed

Leaders Chelsea cruise to impressive victory at Leicester

Nov 20th 2021, 2:38 PM 2,579 Views 1 Comment

Antonio Rudiger, N’Golo Kante and Christian Pulisic all scored at the King Power Stadium.

LeBron James' return to the court spoiled by dominant Boston Celtics
# NBA
# NBA

LeBron James' return to the court spoiled by dominant Boston Celtics

Nov 20th 2021, 11:16 AM 2,238 Views 1 Comment

The Lakers star had been out since suffering an abdominal strain against Houston Rockets on 2 November.

Demetrius Andrade stops Jason Quigley in two rounds to defend his middleweight title
# Disappointment
# Disappointment

Demetrius Andrade stops Jason Quigley in two rounds to defend his middleweight title

Nov 20th 2021, 4:36 AM 16,292 Views 2 Comments

The champion made short work of his Irish challenger who was overwhelmed by his speed and accuracy.

'You'll remember Thomas O'Toole's name' - Galway prospect's stunning 1st-round KO catches Hearn's eye
# Kid Dynamite
# Kid Dynamite

'You'll remember Thomas O'Toole's name' - Galway prospect's stunning 1st-round KO catches Hearn's eye

Nov 20th 2021, 1:03 AM 30,256 Views 0 Comments

The 2019 Irish Elite champion was supposed to be graduating from GMIT today but turned up instead in New Hampshire with a spectacular win.

Other - Friday 19 November, 2021

White House ‘deeply concerned’ over Peng Shuai situation. UN demands proof of star's well-being
# Me Too
# Me Too

White House ‘deeply concerned’ over Peng Shuai situation. UN demands proof of star's well-being

Updated Nov 19th 2021, 9:19 PM 3,623 Views 4 Comments

‘We are calling for an investigation with full transparency into her allegation of sexual assault.’

Happiness won't stop Jason Quigley from becoming 'one nasty f***er' during tonight's date with destiny
# The Challenger
# The Challenger

Happiness won't stop Jason Quigley from becoming 'one nasty f***er' during tonight's date with destiny

Nov 19th 2021, 8:00 PM 26,517 Views 8 Comments

‘There used to be a time when I couldn’t go into a room on my own, I couldn’t be in silence because things would come into my head that I didn’t want to think about.’

Irish Olympian Arthur Lanigan O'Keeffe announces retirement with 'letter to 8-year-old self'
# Modern Life
# Modern Life

Irish Olympian Arthur Lanigan O'Keeffe announces retirement with 'letter to 8-year-old self'

Nov 19th 2021, 7:40 PM 4,886 Views 3 Comments

The 30-year-old represented Ireland at London 2012 and Rio 2016 in modern pentathlon.

Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz
# Out Of 10
# Out Of 10

Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz

Nov 19th 2021, 5:00 PM 29,834 Views 1 Comment

Prove how well you were paying attention over these past seven days.

History-maker Sherrock reaches Grand Slam of Darts quarter-final
# Last 8
# Last 8

History-maker Sherrock reaches Grand Slam of Darts quarter-final

Nov 19th 2021, 10:35 AM 5,668 Views 3 Comments

The ‘Queen of the Palace’ will face Peter Wright in the last eight after last night’s win over Mensur Suljovic.

Australian Test captain Paine quits over sexting scandal
# Sticky Wicket
# Sticky Wicket

Australian Test captain Paine quits over sexting scandal

Nov 19th 2021, 9:08 AM 6,379 Views 0 Comments

Paine, 36, had been expected to lead his side in the series against England.

WTA boss threatens to pull out of China as concern for missing Peng Shuai grows
# Missing
# Missing

WTA boss threatens to pull out of China as concern for missing Peng Shuai grows

Nov 19th 2021, 8:38 AM 28,322 Views 18 Comments

Serena Williams joined Naomi Osaka and Novak Djokovic in drawing attention to the case.

Stephen Curry scores 40 points as Golden State Warriors beat Cleveland Cavaliers
# The Dubs
# The Dubs

Stephen Curry scores 40 points as Golden State Warriors beat Cleveland Cavaliers

Nov 19th 2021, 8:18 AM 1,527 Views 0 Comments

Curry scored half of his haul in the fourth quarter.

Sorry Atlanta Falcons downed by New England Patriots
# Shutout
# Shutout

Sorry Atlanta Falcons downed by New England Patriots

Nov 19th 2021, 8:10 AM 3,300 Views 1 Comment

The Patriots were 10-0 up when the Falcons had a series of mistakes which seemed to sum up their Thursday night.

Here's your essential TV guide for this weekend's live sport
# Listings
# Listings

Here's your essential TV guide for this weekend's live sport

Nov 19th 2021, 7:30 AM 13,637 Views 2 Comments

You won’t be stuck for options if you’re planning to spend the weekend on the couch.

Other - Thursday 18 November, 2021

‘Ashamed’ Azeem Rafiq apologises after anti-Semitic messages emerge
# Sorry
# Sorry

‘Ashamed’ Azeem Rafiq apologises after anti-Semitic messages emerge

Nov 18th 2021, 7:24 PM 10,460 Views 16 Comments

Rafiq has won widespread praise for his resolve in highlighting the issue of racial discrimination in cricket.

Champ Andrade the away fighter on his own turf as he and Quigley make weight for title fight
# Yup Donegal
# Yup Donegal

Champ Andrade the away fighter on his own turf as he and Quigley make weight for title fight

Nov 18th 2021, 7:17 PM 4,862 Views 0 Comments

The Irish challenger weighed in at 159.8lbs to a cacophony of noise in the American’s neighbouring state.

Giannis Antetokounmpo on song as Milwaukee Bucks beat Los Angeles Lakers
# Hardy Bucks
# Hardy Bucks

Giannis Antetokounmpo on song as Milwaukee Bucks beat Los Angeles Lakers

Nov 18th 2021, 8:52 AM 1,987 Views 0 Comments

LeBron James is still missing from the Lakers.

Other - Wednesday 17 November, 2021

Concern grows for missing Chinese tennis star after letter allegedly from player is published
# Worry
# Worry

Concern grows for missing Chinese tennis star after letter allegedly from player is published

Nov 17th 2021, 10:37 PM 7,033 Views 0 Comments

Peng Shuai has not been heard from since alleging that a Chinese politician sexually assaulted her.

Decision not to penalise Verstappen for running Hamilton off track to be reviewed
# Probe
# Probe

Decision not to penalise Verstappen for running Hamilton off track to be reviewed

Nov 17th 2021, 6:52 PM 6,132 Views 8 Comments

The Formula One stewards will review their call after Hamilton’s Mercedes wont their right of appeal.

IABA banishes Leinster Council, Connacht Council and Dublin Board from association
# It Never Ends
# It Never Ends

IABA banishes Leinster Council, Connacht Council and Dublin Board from association

Nov 17th 2021, 3:05 PM 4,613 Views 1 Comment

Elected officers from the three dissenting units have had their memberships revoked by the IABA’s Central Council, via an independent panel.

Dennis Hogan rebounds with victory as he begins final world-title push
# Last Dance
# Last Dance

Dennis Hogan rebounds with victory as he begins final world-title push

Nov 17th 2021, 1:07 PM 4,080 Views 0 Comments

‘The saga continues’, laughed the Kildare man post-fight.

Ireland men's cricket head coach Graham Ford to step down
# All The Best
# All The Best

Ireland men's cricket head coach Graham Ford to step down

Nov 17th 2021, 12:50 PM 2,200 Views 0 Comments

The South African noted that the ‘many handicaps and challenges’ faced by Cricket Ireland have ‘taken their toll’ on him.

Naomi Osaka expresses 'shock' as concerns grow for missing Chinese star Peng Shuai
# Where Is Peng Shuai
# Where Is Peng Shuai

Naomi Osaka expresses 'shock' as concerns grow for missing Chinese star Peng Shuai

Nov 17th 2021, 12:00 PM 43,984 Views 25 Comments

Peng has not been heard from since alleging that a powerful Chinese politician sexually assaulted her.

Ground-breaker Fallon Sherrock makes history at the Grand Slam of Darts
# Queen Of The Palace
# Queen Of The Palace

Ground-breaker Fallon Sherrock makes history at the Grand Slam of Darts

Nov 17th 2021, 11:45 AM 8,039 Views 0 Comments

The 27-year-old became the first woman to reach the knockout phase of the competition with an incredible 170 finish last night.

Roger Federer out of Australian Open and unlikely to be fit for Wimbledon 2022
# Injury Timeout
# Injury Timeout

Roger Federer out of Australian Open and unlikely to be fit for Wimbledon 2022

Nov 17th 2021, 9:13 AM 2,470 Views 0 Comments

The 20-time major winner is recovering from a series of knee operations.

Steph Curry inspires Golden State Warriors victory over Brooklyn Nets
# Golden Boy
# Golden Boy

Steph Curry inspires Golden State Warriors victory over Brooklyn Nets

Nov 17th 2021, 8:42 AM 1,969 Views 0 Comments

The Warriors, Jazz and Clippers won.

Other - Tuesday 16 November, 2021

Ireland to co-host Men’s T20 Cricket World Cup in 2030
# Host Nation
# Host Nation

Ireland to co-host Men’s T20 Cricket World Cup in 2030

Nov 16th 2021, 8:00 PM 12,764 Views 13 Comments

Scotland and England will also stage games.

'Angry' Mercedes boss demands review of flashpoint involving Verstappen and Hamilton
# Wolff Is At The Door
# Wolff Is At The Door

'Angry' Mercedes boss demands review of flashpoint involving Verstappen and Hamilton

Nov 16th 2021, 5:46 PM 7,510 Views 3 Comments

Verstappen escaped punishment for running his rival off the road as they duelled for first position.

Racism cost me my career – English cricketer Azeem Rafiq reveals full extent of harrowing abuse
# Speaking Out
# Speaking Out

Racism cost me my career – English cricketer Azeem Rafiq reveals full extent of harrowing abuse

Nov 16th 2021, 4:17 PM 4,956 Views 2 Comments

Rafiq detailed his experiences at a Digital, Culture, Media and Sport select committee hearing in London.

Phoenix Suns extend streak with thrilling NBA win over Minnesota Timberwolves
# Hoops
# Hoops

Phoenix Suns extend streak with thrilling NBA win over Minnesota Timberwolves

Nov 16th 2021, 8:13 AM 1,371 Views 0 Comments

There were also victories for the Mavericks, Grizzlies and Wizards.

Matthew Stafford has night to forget as LA Rams fall to San Francisco 49ers
# NFL
# NFL

Matthew Stafford has night to forget as LA Rams fall to San Francisco 49ers

Nov 16th 2021, 7:59 AM 3,208 Views 3 Comments

San Francisco scored a win over their NFC West rivals.

Other - Monday 15 November, 2021

Micky Ward: Jason Quigley's great, but Demetrius Andrade is my guy
# No Split Loyalties
# No Split Loyalties

Micky Ward: Jason Quigley's great, but Demetrius Andrade is my guy

Nov 15th 2021, 7:06 PM 5,468 Views 1 Comment

‘I’m Irish and if it was anyone but Demetrius fighting, I’d be rooting for Jason.’

'You have these vultures trying to earn off you. I'm not a businesswoman so I'm not into that'
# No To Pro
# No To Pro

'You have these vultures trying to earn off you. I'm not a businesswoman so I'm not into that'

Nov 15th 2021, 5:00 PM 33,032 Views 6 Comments

Olympic champion Kellie Harrington explains why she’s happy to stay in the amateur ranks.

Rodgers helps Packers to victory on Covid return as Cam Newton shines to stun Cardinals
# NFL
# NFL

Rodgers helps Packers to victory on Covid return as Cam Newton shines to stun Cardinals

Nov 15th 2021, 8:01 AM 4,092 Views 3 Comments

The Green Bay quarterback missed last week’s action after testing positive for Covid-19.

Other - Sunday 14 November, 2021

Tom Brady intercepted twice as Washington stun Tampa Bay Buccaneers
# Deflating
# Deflating

Tom Brady intercepted twice as Washington stun Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Nov 14th 2021, 10:04 PM 4,285 Views 1 Comment

It was a difficult afternoon for seven-time Super Bowl winner Brady, who threw two picks in the first quarter.

Lewis Hamilton produces brilliant display to win Brazilian Grand Prix
# Class
# Class

Lewis Hamilton produces brilliant display to win Brazilian Grand Prix

Nov 14th 2021, 7:46 PM 10,151 Views 8 Comments

The British star kept alive his hopes of overhauling Max Verstappen in the title race.

Taylor to face WBA no.1 contender in final hurdle before potential Serrano superfight
# Boxing
# Boxing

Taylor to face WBA no.1 contender in final hurdle before potential Serrano superfight

Nov 14th 2021, 11:47 AM 4,814 Views 0 Comments

The fight will take place in Liverpool on Saturday 11 December.

Holloway defeats Rodriguez after epic battle in main event at UFC Vegas 42
# MMA
# MMA

Holloway defeats Rodriguez after epic battle in main event at UFC Vegas 42

Nov 14th 2021, 11:17 AM 4,239 Views 1 Comment

The final scorecards read 49-46, 48-47 and 48-47 for Holloway.

Living with an addiction to Football Manager and the rest of the week's best sportswriting
# Good Reads
# Good Reads

Living with an addiction to Football Manager and the rest of the week's best sportswriting

Nov 14th 2021, 8:30 AM 5,485 Views 1 Comment

Stick the kettle on.