Horse Racing

Spring plans for Le Richebourg

Joseph O’Brien still hopes Le Richebourg will be back in action in time for some of the major spring Festivals. The seven-year-old was a dual Grade One-winning novice chaser last season, but has not been seen in action since February 2019. He finished second to subsequent Savills Chase winner Delta Work in the Drinmore, before […]

Golf

Rory McIlroy and Jack Nicklaus among golf’s tributes to Kobe Bryant

Rory McIlroy, Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus were among the notable names from the golfing world to pay tribute to NBA legend Kobe Bryant, who died in a helicopter crash on Sunday. The Los Angeles Lakers great and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, were among the nine passengers killed when a helicopter came down in Calabasas, […]

Rugby Union

Six Nations 2019 Championship in focus: Ireland

As Ireland look to recover from a poor 2019, what will new head coach Andy Farrell be able to achieve? Two years on from a Grand Slam success, a year on from a poor Six Nations campaign and nearly four months from yet another Rugby World Cup quarter-final exit, Farrell faces a tough task in […]

Soccer

Emre Can: Juventus midfielder set to join Borussia Dortmund

Emre Can is close to completing a move from Juventus to Borussia Dortmund, according to Sky in Germany. Negotiations between the clubs recommenced on Monday after they were halted momentarily on Sunday due to Juventus’ game against Napoli. 10 transfers that could still happen Transfer Centre: Bergwijn, Eriksen LIVE! The 26-year-old arrived in Italy on […]

Tennis

Rafael Nadal too good for emotional Nick Kyrgios at Australian Open

World No 1 Rafael Nadal proved too good for a weary and emotional Nick Kyrgios to reach the Australian Open quarter-finals on Monday. The mercurial Australian Kyrgios, who expended every ounce of energy to come through a four-and-a-half-hour battle with Karen Khachanov amid raucous scenes on Saturday evening, was unable to replicate the feat while […]

Golf

Amy Boulden wins Ladies European Tour Qualifying School Final Stage

Amy Boulden secured full playing privileges on the Ladies European Tour for 2020 with a three-shot victory in the Qualifying School Final Stage at La Manga. The 26-year-old posted a five-under 68 on the South Course to end the 90-hole event on 10 under, pulling her clear of nearest challengers Magdalena Simmermacher and Alison Muirhead. […]