National Hurling League: Clare beat Kilkenny, Wexford hold off Dublin, Kildare win promotion

It may have been a testing campaign for the Clare hurlers, but they have finished on a high with an impressive win over Kilkenny. Clare 4-20 Kilkenny 1-25 After a difficult opening to the Allianz Hurling League, Clare have completed their crescendo in recent weeks with a third consecutive victory,

Donegal need Michael Murphy ‘firing on all cylinders’ to challenge for All-Ireland title, says Jim McGuinness

Donegal’s potential showdown with Dublin in the 2020 All-Ireland semi-final never materialised, after their shock Ulster final loss to Cavan. Declan Bonner’s charges had been mooted as the biggest threat to the Sky Blues’ bid for a sixth consecutive Sam Maguire Cup triumph, but their failure to regain the Anglo-Celt

Sri Lanka players agree to England tour despite contract row

Sri Lanka’s players have agreed to tour England later this month even though a contract dispute with their cricket board remains unresolved. The players, including Test captain Dimuth Karunaratne and ODI skipper Kusal Perera, had refused to sign new contracts which offer lower base salaries and more performance-based incentives. Some

England vs New Zealand: Rain washes out day three at Lord’s as hosts unable to continue fightback

England’s bid to continue their fightback in the first Test against New Zealand was held up as rain ensured a day-three washout at Lord’s. England closed day two on 111-2, trailing by 267, with Rory Burns (59no) and Joe Root (42no) sharing an unbroken third-wicket partnership of 93 after the

England vs New Zealand: Devon Conway scores double ton in first Test but Joe Root’s men fight back at Lord’s

New Zealand opener Devon Conway sealed a debut double ton amid an England fightback on day two of the first Test at Lord’s which included Ollie Robinson completing a four-wicket haul and a half-century for Rory Burns. Conway (200 from 357 balls) became the seventh batsman and second New Zealander,

Tokyo Olympics: Sir Mo Farah focused on making history

With 52 days to go before the Tokyo Olympics, Sir Mo Farah discusses his return to the track and ambition to make history later this year. The four-time Olympic champion, who is Britain’s most successful track athlete, is aiming to defend the 10,000m title that he retained at Rio 2016.

Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy: Amy Jones hits tournament’s highest score of 163 in Central Sparks win

Amy Jones shattered the tournament record with a majestic unbeaten 163 as Central Sparks defeated Western Storm by 41 runs for their second straight win in the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy. Jones’ blazed 163 not out from 114 deliveries – regaining the mantle of highest score in the competition’s history

Hurling round-up: Galway beat Limerick, Kilkenny survive Antrim scare, Wexford comeback stuns Clare

Limerick’s unbeaten run stretching back to July 2019 is over after the Treaty fell to Galway on Sunday afternoon. Galway 0-26 Limerick 1-17 Galway laid down a marker ahead of the summer, with a six-point win over reigning National League, Munster and All-Ireland champions Limerick. The Treaty’s defeat brings to

Are bamboo bats the future in cricket? University of Cambridge study talks of more sustainable option to willow

There are few things quite so synonymous to a sport than the sound of leather on willow is to cricket. But could that be about to change with the introduction of a bamboo cricket bat? Dr Darshil Shah and Ben Tinkler-Davies have conducted research into bamboo cricket at the University of

Chris Froome: Retirement talk motivates me to carry on

Chris Froome says he laughs off suggestions from critics that he should retire and believes he is slowly getting back to his best after multiple injuries suffered in a crash two years ago. Froome spent more than three weeks in hospital after breaking his neck, femur, elbow, hip and ribs