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Dublin: 11 °C Thursday 5 December, 2019

Other - Sunday 3 November, 2019

Masvidal wins BMF belt with controversial victory over Diaz at UFC 244 MMA

Masvidal wins BMF belt with controversial victory over Diaz at UFC 244

Jorge Masvidal benefited from a third-round TKO after Nate Diaz had a big cut over his right eye in the non-title clash.

Wayne in the USA, smoking for sport and the rest of the week's best sportswriting

Lazy Sundays were made for reading about Wayne Rooney’s sneaking into casinos.

Baseball star to skip White House over 'divisive' Trump

Sean Doolittle is not a fan of the US President.

'The girls are used to things like that' - Ireland hold firm in biblical rain

There’s still a ticket to the Olympics up for grabs for the Green Army.

Other - Saturday 2 November, 2019

Iridessa gives Ireland's Joseph O'Brien landmark Breeders' Cup win

At 26, he takes over as the youngest trainer to win.

Taylor outclasses teak-tough Linardatou to become two-weight world champion

The Irish icon took her licks but won a unanimous decision in Manchester.

'My fault, not car,' says Hamilton after US Grand Prix qualifying setback

Disappointed in his own performance after struggling to produce a complete lap at his best, the world champion-elect said he had no-one to blame, but himself.

Ireland dominate but Canada survive Olympic qualifier first leg in front of record attendance

Sean Dancer’s side were unable to break the deadlock at a very wet Energia Park.

'I keep signing a new contract with her and one fight later, the contract looks sh**'

Eddie Hearn doesn’t promote Katie Taylor in the interest of political correctness.

'It is difficult to come off the high of the World Cup. It’s something you don’t address'

The Ireland women’s hockey team are chasing Olympic qualification after facing challenging times in recent months.

Other - Friday 1 November, 2019

Huge blow for Golden State as Steph Curry ruled out for at least three months

The six-time All-Star suffered a hand fracture in the Warriors’ defeat to Phoenix on Wednesday.

Baseball World Series winners to visit White House despite fans booing Donald Trump

The Washington Nationals defeated the Houston Astros to become Major League champions.

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Taylor tips scales heavier than light-welterweight champion on eve of title bid in second division Gains This post contains videos

Taylor tips scales heavier than light-welterweight champion on eve of title bid in second division

‘Sure, listen, they’re all confident getting into the ring, aren’t they?’

5am starts, job sharing, and the ex-Ireland captain Dad helping get pitch ready for Olympic qualifier

Philip Matthews, father of hockey star Hannah Matthews, is among those who are getting Energia Park in order for this weekend.

Ireland fall to Netherlands at semi-final stage of T20 World Cup qualifier

Graham Ford’s side sealed qualification for next year’s World Cup at the weekend, but fell at this tournament’s penultimate hurdle.

Kawhi back to haunt Spurs and halt their winning streak

Meanwhile, undrafted Kendrick Nunn starred for the Heat.

McIlroy closes with an eagle and sits within a shot of the lead in Shanghai

Shane Lowry, meanwhile, carded another par round.

Taylor-Persoon rematch could land in UK as Sky Sports Box Office headliner - Hearn

The promoter confirmed Sky Sports are keen on Taylor topping a pay-per-view bill in what would be a landmark development in women’s boxing.

'You know her, but you don't know me. You haven't seen me much because my best fights are not on YouTube' Greece Lightning This post contains videos

'You know her, but you don't know me. You haven't seen me much because my best fights are not on YouTube'

Champion Christina Linardatou is backing herself, seemingly literally, to beat Katie Taylor in Manchester on Saturday.

Other - Thursday 31 October, 2019

Fury not ruling out WWE return after debut win in Saudi Arabia - but Wilder next in February Dual Duties This post contains videos

Fury not ruling out WWE return after debut win in Saudi Arabia - but Wilder next in February

After his appearance at WWE Crown Jewel, Tyson Fury will now prepare for a rematch against Deontay Wilder.

'Like a mouse and a cat' - Linardatou confident she can bully challenger Taylor up at 140 pounds

The Greek champion defends her title against the Irish icon this Saturday.

Dublin Marathon to guarantee 2020 entry for recent entrants after outcry over new lottery system

Those who have participated in any of the last three editions of the race have been reserved a place in next year’s event.

Warriors nightmare deepens as Steph Curry suffers broken hand

The injury took place while Golden State were already losing badly to the Phoenix Suns.

Harden holds nerve as Rockets win 317-point shoot-out, Embiid and Towns battle on and off court NBA

Harden holds nerve as Rockets win 317-point shoot-out, Embiid and Towns battle on and off court

‘I didn’t know we were going to have to score about 160 points to win,’ said relieved Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni.

Underdog Nationals time their run perfectly to take Game 7 World Series win Dc Fairytale This post contains videos

Underdog Nationals time their run perfectly to take Game 7 World Series win

They started the season 19-31 and were down 2-0 in Houston last night, but Washington has its first World Series since 1924.

Other - Wednesday 30 October, 2019

'You don't like getting those calls at 6 o'clock in the morning, but it's definitely going to help the sport' Leading The Way This post contains videos

'You don't like getting those calls at 6 o'clock in the morning, but it's definitely going to help the sport'

Katie Taylor’s fight on Saturday will be the first in female pro boxing history to undergo a full Voluntary Anti-Doping Agency testing program.

'If it wasn't for Katie, there's no way I'd be pro' - England's Harper moving closer to fighting her idol

‘If somebody told me a couple of years ago I’d be boxing on a Katie Taylor bill, I’d never have believed them.’

From TheJournal.ie Dublin Marathon says new lottery system 'gives everyone a fair chance' Criticism

Dublin Marathon says new lottery system 'gives everyone a fair chance'

Criticism of the new system claimed that seasoned runners could miss out on participating next year.

Nationals force winner-takes-all World Series decider in explosive Game 6 World Series This post contains videos

Nationals force winner-takes-all World Series decider in explosive Game 6

Nationals boss Dave Martinez became the first manager ejected in the World Series since 1996.

Other - Tuesday 29 October, 2019

Olympic boxing trials new judging system to 'regain trust'

Judges will press a button when they mark blows and their decisions will be immediately shown on a screen.

18 Irish players ready to go as 2020 AFLW season set in stone following ugly dispute

All has been resolved with fixtures in place for next year.

Mount Juliet will host the Irish Open for the first time in 25 years

The Jack Nicklaus-designed course in Kilkenny has been confirmed as the venue for the 2020 tournament.

2020 Dublin Marathon entry moves to lottery system due to increased demand

Registration takes place from 1 to 30 November 2019.

Rudolph inspires Steelers to comeback win over Dolphins NFL

Rudolph inspires Steelers to comeback win over Dolphins

The Pittsburgh Steelers scored 27 unanswered points in a come-from-behind win over the Miami Dolphins on Monday.

Warriors rediscover scoring touch and bounce back from successive thrashings NBA This post contains videos

Warriors rediscover scoring touch and bounce back from successive thrashings

Golden State defeated the New Orleans Pelicans by 134-123, while James Harden scored 40 as the Rockets outgunned OKC.

'We cover as many 'what ifs' as possible' - Ireland women's hockey out to avoid men's Olympic agony

Sean Dancer’s side welcome Canada this weekend with a ticket to Tokyo on the line.

Other - Monday 28 October, 2019

Nigel Benn forced to call off his ring return aged 55 due to shoulder injury

Benn had been scheduled to fight fellow former super-middleweight world champion Sakio Bika on 23 November.

Falcons owner: Atlanta to 'think really hard' about coaching situation during bye week

Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank said the team will think “really hard” about the future of their coaching staff during its bye week.

Stevenson calls for family unification after beating his girlfriend's brother in world-title fight

The American beat the estranged older brother of his girlfriend, Jajaira Gonzalez, to win the vacant WBO featherweight title on Saturday.