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Dublin: 13 °C Tuesday 29 July, 2014

Other - Today’s News

ESPN suspends pundit Stephen A Smith for comments on abuse

The TV star apologised for suggesting that women provoked domestic abuse.

The WWE’s newest wrestler is from Bray, County Wicklow

Sheamus and Becky Lynch won’t be the only Irish fighters after the WWE confirmed the arrival of the 33-year-old.

All the results and the best pics from Day 2 of the Galway Races

Vastonea bounced back to his best to win a second Topaz Mile Handicap.

NBA legend Steve Nash thinks this season will be his last

The 40 year-old has seen injuries derail his time with the LA Lakers since he joined them two years ago.

We’ll leave it there so: Personal attacks, Liverpool’s revolving door and all today’s sport

Plus, how Everton made the James McCarthy deal stick, a wonder-goal in Clare and big news around concussion in contact sports.

US college sport governing body agrees $75 million settlement in concussion suit

The NCAA will provide €52.1 million for concussion testing and to diagnose current and former athletes.

Training Tech: 6 steps to the perfect situp

It’s Tuesday. Let’s hustle.

Video: Metta World Peace takes a pick-up game just a little too seriously

The former NBA champion and All-Star gets physical at the Venice summer league in LA.

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Insult to Red Sox injury as home run smashes fan’s car windscreen

Melky Cabrera made Blue Jays fans very, very happy last night.

16-year-old weightlifter banned after testing positive for doping at Commonwealth Games

Nigerian teenager Chika Amalaha became the youngest ever gold medallist in the event this week.

English cricketer banned from wearing pro-Gaza wristbands during match

Moeen Ali wore “Save Gaza” and “Free Palestine” wristbands during England’s Test against India yesterday.

A Jamaican not named Usain Bolt won 100m gold at the Commonwealth Games last night Glasgow 2014 This post contains videos

Forget about Freaky Fridays – Rory targets a ‘McIlroy month’ to follow Open glory

Rory says “there’s a lot more left in me” as he prepares for the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone.

Other - Yesterday’s News

17 things we learned from the Paul Kimmage ‘Rough Rider’ film

The documentary on the Irish journalist and whistleblower was screened on RTÉ One this evening.

All the results and the best pics from Day 1 of the Galway Races

A number of Irish rugby stars were in attendance as the festival got under way.

Paddy Barnes and Michael Conlan on brink of Commonwealth Games medals

The Belfast boxers are both a fight away from earning medals.

We’ll leave it there so: Galway Races begin, Southampton exodus continues and all today’s sport

There were also wins for a couple of Irish Olympic boxers while Dan Carter is back in the New Zealand squad.

LeBron James’ homecoming to be against the NBA champs – reports

The Boston Globe has predicted that ‘King James’ and his new, old team will welcome San Antonio to Cleveland.

Two Cork men embarking on 2,068km triathlon around Ireland to raise cancer research funds

James Colbert and Sean Buckley were spurred into action following the sad passing of John Buckley, Sean’s father.

Here’s a meal idea to get your fitness plans back on track tonight

It’s carb-free turkey taco night. Who wants in?

Watch an outrageous 41-shot table tennis rally from the Commonwealth Games

‘The best rally of the tournament, by a distance,’ claimed BBC’s commentator.

Mata backs Herrera to star in Premier League

And the Spanish playmaker has been impressed by his new boss too.

From The Daily Edge Little Scottish boy tries to race marathon runners… and it ends in a faceplant So Close

Formula One drivers do insanely specific exercises to stay on track

It’s not just putting the foot to the floor, you know.

Other - Sunday 27 July, 2014

Sports Film Of The Week: Unforgivable Blackness – The Rise And Fall Of Jack Johnson

The world’s first black heavyweight champ has a story to tell.

How Nike got an insane deal on the ‘Swoosh’ logo

Phil Knight drove a hard bargain, even when Nike was just getting started.

5 key moments that helped Vincenzo Nibali secure the Tour de France

The Italian cyclist confirmed his win in Paris earlier today.

Party animal Manziel must make on-field impression too, says Browns chief

The Cleveland QB admits he has some maturing to do.

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Nibali wins 2014 Tour de France, Ireland’s Nicolas Roche finishes 39th overall

Jean-Christophe Peraud was second with fellow Frenchman Thibaut Pinot third.

10 players ejected after bench-clearing minor league baseball brawl

The Reno Aces and Albuquerque Isotopes fell out in spectacular fashion last night.

Cork-based Mike Perez controversially misses out on world title shot

The Cuban boxer was beaten by Bryan Jennings on a split points decision.

Sporting selfie hunters losing control: Commonwealth case studies

A journalist asked Usain Bolt for a selfie during a press conference, while Chris Hoy got a shock.

Paul Kimmage: ‘The game is up for the kind of journalism that I practice’

The Irish journalist is the subject of a new documentary about his troubled relationship with the sport of cycling.

It’s Sunday, so here are 15 of the best images from the past week in sport

We chose our favourite images from events such as the U19s European Championships, the Tour de France and the week in GAA.

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‘I was called disgusting and sadistic but lots of them are doing it again’

David Burns is hoping to help northwest Donegal rival Sahara and Death Valley as an endurance event destination

From Ronda Rousey to David Feherty: It’s the week’s best sportswriting

You’ve had a long week, treat yourself with half a dozen gems from around the internet.

Does Didi wear his Ireland jersey to bed? It’s the sporting tweets of the week

We’ve also got a goat on the loose at Tallaght Stadium, Ken McGrath’s ‘shark bite’ and the Queen’s now world famous photobomb.

Other - Saturday 26 July, 2014

Struggling Korean baseball team create an army of robot fans Fanbot Futureshock This post contains videos

Struggling Korean baseball team create an army of robot fans

If you love the Hanwha Eagles but can’t make it over to South Korea to support them, find a proxy and cheer your virtual heart out.

Italian Nibali all but confirms Tour de France victory on penultimate stage

Tony Martin won the 20th stage, but it is Nibali who will succeed Chris Froome as champion.

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