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World No 1 Angelique Kerber safely into Hong Kong Open second round as she makes light work of Maria Sakkari 

World No 1 Angelique Kerber booked a safe passage into the second round of the Hong Kong Open with a 6-4 6-4 victory over 21-year-old Maria Sakkari of Greece on Tuesday.
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The 70-year-old has been confirmed as Gianfranco Zola’s successor, and will be assisted by former Bristol City manager Steve Cotterill as he bids to preserve their Championship status.
We’ve all nodded along sagely to warnings that Double Gameweek players don’t necessarily outscore their single-fixture counterparts, but it takes a week like this to make us actually belie
Wexford joint-captain Lee Chin described boss Davy Fitzgerald’s eight-week ban as ‘very harsh’ though he admits to being energised by his manager’s encroachment onto the pitch
Philly McMahon says he won’t “lose any sleep” over the retirement of old rival Colm Cooper, saying they never met when the Kerry legend was in his prime.
The use of video evidence during live GAA games is worth trialling, according to outgoing Disputes Resolution Authority (DRA) secretary Jack Anderson.
Definite Ruby can complete back-to-back success in the Hanlon Concrete EBF Glencarrig Lady Mares’ Handicap Chase on the penultimate day of the Punchestown festival. 
The Ladbrokes Champion Stayers Hurdle - the feature race on day three of the Punchestown Festival - was a tale of one jockey who can practically do no wrong this season and another who can barely catc
Irish-trained runners were utterly dominant at the Cheltenham Festival, recording a record haul, but the British-based trainers are fighting back on the return trip, to Punchestown, writes Tommy Lyons
Christian Eriksen claims Tottenham’s battling win at Crystal Palace proves they are still right in the title race.
Football fans and media alike can be guilty of getting carried away in the build-up to derby games, featuring huge personalties, writes Nick Callow.
Manchester City 0 Manchester United 0: Marouane Fellaini managed to drag a Manchester derby that had been interesting rather than memorable into pure chaos at the Etihad last night, earning a red card
This weekend is likely to be a defining moment in the annals of the Rally of the Lakes in Killarney. A glance through the list of previous winners reveal that drivers of World Rally Cars ha
Ireland could make their Test cricket debut as early as next year, after the International Cricket Council approved a new constitution that outlines a Test pathway for associate teams.
Even if Wembley Stadium is only half-full at the time she takes to the ring, Katie Taylor is still likely to be boxing in front of her biggest ever crowd at Wembley tomorrow.
Maybe our luck is just turning. I knew I was up two strides from the line on Nichols Canyon in yesterday’s Stayers’ Hurdle but, on the line, the winner had battled back.
Cork City manager John Caulfield has dismissed suggestions striker Seanie Maguire has had his head turned by transfer speculation as the club look to end the Premier Division’s first series of g
With Cork City and Bray facing off this evening, Dundalk know a draw at Turner’s Cross would, if they can beat Galway United, see the champions close the gap on the leaders and make second place
“Hands were made for hitting people,” Mickey Duff once argued. Then again, he would have said that, wouldn’t he? asks Brendan O’Brien.
Bernard Dunne admitted he would need to fully immerse himself in his new role as High Performance Director at the IABA in order to gain a grasp of the changes required within the Irish amateur boxing
Benetton Treviso v Munster: Ronan O’Mahony was bitterly disappointed to miss out on the European Champions Cup games against Toulouse and Saracens. 
Leinster v Glasgow Warriers: Leo Cullen came across a picture this week of a game he played for Blackrock 17 years ago.
For Ulster’s former international back-row Robbie Diack, tomorrow’s do-or-die clash with the Ospreys is a case of ‘here we go again’. Unfortunately, recent history has brought
Aaron Hernandez, Wayward NFL star whose life ended in a Massachusetts prison cell, remembered by Colm Greaves.
The last edition of Seó Spóirt on TG4 goes out this evening, much to the general dismay of the sport-loving public. The cancellation after 11 years is still raw for the show’s team
Paul Rouse has more than a few issues with the place of women’s sports in the heart of Irish society.
I had a bad day last Sunday. It was in my mind to up my training and run 20 miles. I started out at 10am absolutely determined to have my longest run of the year so far.
T.J. Owuanibe got his wish: The 14-year-old shared center stage with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to announce the Baltimore Ravens' top draft pick
The Watt family is going to have a very special Christmas in 2017. The Pittsburgh Steelers selected linebacker T.J. Watt with... Read More »
The Latest from the NFL draft: Falcons move up to grab UCLA pass rusher McKinley
Running back Leonard Fournette has a pretty good idea of what he would consider a successful rookie season with the Jacksonville Jaguars. "Going to the Super Bowl,"
The New England Patriots were silent on draft day. They’ll just have to settle for hanging onto the NFL’s best backup... Read More »
THE hometown of Negrense Kate Julienne Martinez, who shattered the 10-year record in elementary girls discus throw in the 2017 Palarong Pambansa in San Jose, Antique on Wednesday, has lauded her achie
BACOLOD City Mayor Evelio Leonardia will lead the opening ceremony of the 2017 Mayor Bing Summer Inter-Barangay Basketball Tournament Cup at the Bays Center tomorrow, April 29, at 9 a.m. The tournamen
YOUNG Negrense shuttlers bagged the 2017 Palarong Pambansa elementary boys’ badminton title on Monday as the Cesar Larroza Jr.-coached Negros Island Region (NIR) team of Joshua Miguel Cuarte of Talisa

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