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Dublin: 18 °C Saturday 26 July, 2014

Other - Wednesday 23 July, 2014

UFC chiefs take aim at waning pay-per-view numbers by pairing McGregor with Jones fight UFC

250 kilometres in under 24 hours, Ireland’s toughest race is back

Organisers of The Race do not expect all of the 100 competitors to complete the challenging yet gruelling course.

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Other - Tuesday 22 July, 2014

Conor McGregor versus Dustin Poirier set for Las Vegas in September UFC

We’ll leave it there so: McGregor moves up, Bojan moves down and all today’s sport

Plus, the big news in Brazilian football, concerns for Dublin hurlers and Croke Park’s Wex appeal.

Queen of England’s horse fails drug test

Estimate won the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot in 2013.

Rogers finally wins a Tour de France stage, takes a bow as he crosses the line TDF This post contains videos

Rogers finally wins a Tour de France stage, takes a bow as he crosses the line

“It’s amazing, I can’t describe the joy I felt in the last 500m.”

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Manziel scores as NFL’s top-selling jersey

Johnny Football hasn’t played a snap in the league yet but he’s already a fan favourite.

Training Tech: Five steps to the perfect lunge

Because you can never do enough leg work.

Agger considering his Liverpool future LFC

Agger considering his Liverpool future

‘How things turned out last season is not acceptable for me,’ says the Dane.

Euros will be ‘litmus test’ for Ireland’s Olympic hopefuls – Ankrom

Ireland’s 30-strong team fly out to Zurich next month with medals on their mind.

Poirier warns McGregor fans: ‘Build him up – it’ll be that much sweeter when I stand over him’

The American really wants a Vegas showdown against Conor McGregor in September.

McGregor climbs to 10th in the UFC rankings for the first time after Brandao KO

He may be only three fights into his UFC career, but the Irish flyweight is moving ever closer to that title shot he has talked about.

Fractured hand forces Chisora to withdraw from Fury title fight Off

Fractured hand forces Chisora to withdraw from Fury title fight

The British heavyweights were due to face off in Manchester on Saturday.

Valverde waits for Tour leader’s ‘bad day’

‘It’s always possible to have a bad day and if he does, we’ll try to capitalise.’

Paddy Holohan borrowed Robbie Keane’s 2002 celebration for his UFC debut win

The Irish flyweight paid tribute to another Tallaght sportsman after his victory over Josh Sampo.

Other - Monday 21 July, 2014

We’ll leave it there so: Ireland into the last four in Norway and all today’s sport

There’s also news on the upcoming All-Ireland quarter-finals and Ireland’s athletics team while England captain Steven Gerrard has retired from international football.

Heffernan and Britton lead Ireland’s team of 30 at European Championships

Here’s who you can cheer on in Zurich next month.

Is Fernando Torres heading back to Madrid? One Atleti player hopes so

Chelsea may be about to ship out the Spanish striker.

Brailsford seeks to learn from Tour disappointment

“The acid test for us this year is if we learn from what’s happened. If we don’t learn from it and keep on doing the same old thing, I think some serious questions could be asked.”

‘Violent and disturbing’ – Ray D’Arcy interviews Cathal Pendred, clearly isn’t an MMA fan

The Irish middleweight had to debunk a number of myths about mixed martial arts on Today FM this morning.

Bolt confirms Copacabana appearance but Gatlin meeting must wait

No word yet on Barry Manilow’s return.

Matthew Macklin’s Dublin fight will be an official world title eliminator

WBC International champion Jorge Sebastien Heiland confirmed as Macklin’s opponent in Dublin’s National Stadium on August 30th.

600,000 viewers tune in to UFC Fight Night Dublin on 3e

Conor McGregor’s win over Diego Brandao was the highest rating sporting event ever on the channel.

Dudi Sela needed a hug after losing to 6’11″ Ivo Karlovic, so he grabbed a chair to stand on

It’s the old tall man, regular-sized man hugging conundrum.

Ciarán O’Lionaird is named best athlete at Senior Track and Field Championships Winning This post contains images

Ciarán O’Lionaird is named best athlete at Senior Track and Field Championships

While Kelly Proper picked up her third medal of the meet.

From The Daily Edge The WWE is being accused of ‘exploiting’ the MH17 tragedy for a wrestling match Backlash

The WWE is being accused of ‘exploiting’ the MH17 tragedy for a wrestling match

A pro-Russian character appeared to refer to the disaster in which 298 people died.

Other - Sunday 20 July, 2014

Sports Film of the Week: Scotland in December

The sorry story of French golfer Jean Van de Velde after the 1999 Open Championship.

Massa walked away after this spectacular crash turned his F1 car upside down Flipping Hell This post contains videos

Massa walked away after this spectacular crash turned his F1 car upside down

This crash is downright scary no matter what angle you watch it from.

UFC chief Dana White hails Cathal Pendred victory ‘one of the greatest comebacks I’ve ever seen’

The Irish MMA star thanked referee Marc Goddard for not stopping the fight as he was up against it in round one.

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All the best pictures as Proper and Britton shine at Senior Track and Field Championships

There was excitement in the Men’s 200m as fans witnessed a ‘Blanket Finish’.

McGregor: ‘We’re not here just to take part – we’re here to take over!’

McGregor has his sights set on the Aviva Stadium or Croke Park the next time the UFC returns to Dublin.

The best pictures from the UFC’s triumphant return to Ireland

Ireland’s fighters swept the card on a hugely successful night for the promotion in The O2, Dublin.

Watch it again: Conor McGregor’s first-round win sends UFC Dublin crowd wild UFC Dublin This post contains videos

Watch it again: Conor McGregor’s first-round win sends UFC Dublin crowd wild

Noise levels inside the O2 hit 111 decibels as McGregor took his UFC record to a perfect 3-0.

Fancy watching the second oldest tennis tournament in the world in Dublin this week?

The Irish Open proper gets underway on Tuesday, with admission at Fitzwilliam free.

Slow-mo replays, place-kicking and the World Cup; the week’s best sportswriting

There are also pieces on rugby coaching and Scottish travails.

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

From Germany to New Zealand, bunkers to Bill and much more.

Careful now, Paul! It’s the sporting tweets of the week

Also featuring Cathal Pendred, Bernard Brogan, Gary Lineker and much more.

Other - Saturday 19 July, 2014

McGregor backs up the talk with first round knockout at sold-out O2 Arena

The Irish featherweight was fighting in the main event at UFC Dubln tonight.