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,

Lorenzen Wright's ex-wife seeks relief from guilty plea

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A judge reset a hearing on Tuesday to address a request by the ex-wife of slain NBA player Lorenzen Wright to throw out her guilty plea in his 2010 killing in Memphis, Tennessee. Sherra Wright filed a petition for relief of conviction or sentence after her surprise

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

Osaka fined $15K for skipping French Open media; Thiem out

PARIS — Naomi Osaka was fined $15,000 at the French Open for skipping a post-match news conference after her first-round victory Sunday — and threatened by all four Grand Slam tournaments with stiffer penalties, including being defaulted, if she continues to avoid meeting with the media. The fine will come