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Other - Wednesday 9 July, 2014

We’ll Leave It There So: Froome’s falls, Brazil’s sorrows and all today’s sport

An Irish player joined a French club, Nicolas Roche struggled and Argentina got ready for the Dutch.

Nicolas Roche loses almost 14 minutes on day of crash, Boom, cobbles

The Irishman finished well down the field after stage five from Ypres in Belgium to Arenberg Porte du Hainaut.

Charity to receive €5000 as Paddy Power takes on NFL star Wes Welker

The bookmaker and Welker’s horses go head-to-head this Saturday.

Defending champion Chris Froome crashes out of Tour de France

Two spills in less than 24 hours have ruled the Team Sky rider out of this year’s event.

Prince Fielder the unlikely cover star of ESPN The Magazine’s 2014 Body Issue

The Texas Rangers outfielder proves that athletes come in all shapes and sizes.

Other - Tuesday 8 July, 2014

We’ll Leave It There So: Brazil and Germany face off, GAA react to Garth and all today’s sport

RVP’s header is getting its own coin, there’s a new Pro 12 sponsor on the way and a lot of cash was spent on Ross McCormack.

We are highly confident you have never seen a horse race as crazy as this Too Many Sugar Lumps This post contains videos

We are highly confident you have never seen a horse race as crazy as this

11 horses, two inter-locking courses, one pile-up and a whole heap of chaos.

The Tour de France is only four days old, and Marcel Kittel already has a hat-trick of stage wins

Vincenzo Nibali holds on to his two-second lead in the race for the yellow jersey.

Training Tech: Five steps to the perfect push-up

The original core exercise, but are you doing it right?

Froome continues after nasty Tour de France crash

The 2013 winner suffered an early crash on Thursday.

Aussie Rules player banned for four matches for ‘sleeper-hold’ on opponent Rough Justice This post contains videos

Aussie Rules player banned for four matches for ‘sleeper-hold’ on opponent

Brian Lake was found guilty of misconduct for this incident last Friday night.

Mourinho stops by the Tour de France to ‘swap’ shirts with Rui Costa

Rui Costa the cyclist, not your favourite Portuguese player of the 90s.

US judge approves uncapped head injury deal for former NFL players

Lawyers for more than 4,500 retired players have accused the league of covering up the effects of hits to the head.

Other - Monday 7 July, 2014

Ireland’s Aisling Daly to compete in American reality TV show in search of next female UFC champion

The 26-year-old Dubliner is set to feature in The Ultimate Fighter.

We’ll leave it there so: Di Stefano passes away, Davy Fitz unhappy and all today’s sport

Roy Keane gave his verdict on England at the World Cup and Ashley Cole jetted off to sign for Rome.

Kittel wins second Tour stage in front of Buckingham Palace TDF

Kittel wins second Tour stage in front of Buckingham Palace

The German took advantage of Mark Cavandish’s absence in London today.

Unstoppable UFC champion Ronda Rousey takes opponent out in 16 seconds

The unbeaten bantamweight stopped Alexis Davis in the first round over the weekend.

From The Daily Edge This Vine of a Tour de France rider being denied a kiss is just too awkward Missed Kiss

This Vine of a Tour de France rider being denied a kiss is just too awkward

Give us a kiss. Actually no, wait. It’s fine.

Other - Sunday 6 July, 2014

New Zealand cricketer makes a simply incredible catch against West Indies

Trent Boult has form in this department and Windies batsmen must hate the sight of him.

‘A dangerous mix of vanity and stupidity’ – Selfie strife at Tour de France

Cycling fans are standing on the road, obstructing riders, to get that all-important selfie.

Sports Film of the Week: The mystery of the Rimet trophy

This is another of the recent ESPN 30 for 30 Soccer Stories.

9 tweets that sum up the collective awe of Djokovic and Federer’s Wimbledon classic Respect This post contains videos

9 tweets that sum up the collective awe of Djokovic and Federer’s Wimbledon classic

The tennis stars served up an epic encounter in London this afternoon.

Novak Djokovic beats Roger Federer in five-set Wimbledon thriller

The Serbian has now claimed seven Grand Slam wins after the epic encounter at SW19.

How brothers ended up on opposite sides in yesterday’s Ireland-England hockey mach

Paul and Mark Gleghorne each represented one country in the match at Belfield.

Contador and Froome try and fail before Nibali nips in for yellow jersey

Nicolas Roche finished with the main pack and is down in a tie for 23rd place after two stages.

Call that a toe injury? This is a toe injury

Uriah Hall beat Thiago Santos despite this nasty break. Contains graphic content.

Britain’s Mark Cavendish ruled out of Tour de France

The 29-year-old sprinter suffered the injury when he fell heavily in a high-speed crash.

Unmoving Messi, folding arms and star-attachment; the week’s best sportswriting

There are also articles on a Brazilian family’s misfortune and Messi’s statistical brilliance.

Other - Saturday 5 July, 2014

Irish hockey team claim historic victory over England

It is the side’s first win over their neighbours since 2002 and first win on home soil since 1949.

Cavendish crashes out as Kittel wins first stage, takes yellow

The 29-year-old Briton came down hard on his shoulder.

Bernard Dunne’s RTÉ documentary on Irish fighter Michael Gomez is essential listening

This stunning Documentary On One charts the rise of Gomez from a difficult upbringing through murder charges, drug addiction and inter-continental titles, to giving up mid-fight in the National Stadium.

Kvitova blazes Bouchard for 55 minutes to win second Wimbledon title

The Czech star dominated her Canadian opponent from the start and never let up.

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Irish boxer ‘Hurricane’ Hogan bids to win another belt in Australia tomorrow

Kildare’s Dennis Hogan takes on Stone Cold’ Steve Moxen in Victoria tomorrow.

Emma O’Reilly: ‘Why I’ve forgiven Lance for calling me a prostitute and an alcoholic’

The Irish whistleblower speaks out on her turbulent relationship with the disgraced American cyclist.

Tour de France: Yorkshire start excites Hinault TDF

Tour de France: Yorkshire start excites Hinault

The race gets going today in Leeds.

Don’t cry for me, Di Maria! It’s the sporting week in comments

Our favourite response from readers, including a new purpose for referee vanishing spray and Pat Kenny’s fitness regime.

One-handed MMA fighter looks for championship win MMA

One-handed MMA fighter looks for championship win

Nick Newell fights for a belt tonight on US TV.

Van Gaal guards against complacency ahead of Costa Rica quarter-final

“We should not underestimate Costa Rica. It is going to be a very tough match,” says LVG.

Other - Friday 4 July, 2014

Tour de France: The route facing the peloton on the road to Paris this year

The 2014 edition gets under way in Yorkshire tomorrow.