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US Open Regret Cornet Shirt Change Warning In ‘Sexism’ Row

US Open chiefs on Wednesday said they were wrong to sanction French player Alize Cornet for removing her shirt on court, a bizarre warning which saw the tournament accused of sexism. Cornet slipped off her shirt, revealing a black sports bra, after realising she had put it on back to front while off court during a 10-minute heat break before …

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‘It’s A Nightmare’: Players Melt In US Open Extreme Heat

For Caroline Wozniacki, it was like “drinking a margarita on a beach” but for tearful Alize Cornet it was a “nightmare” as temperatures nudged towards the 40-degree mark at the US Open on Tuesday. Four of eight early men’s first round matches ended in retirements. Temperatures were expected to soar to 38 degrees (100 farenheit) by mid-afternoon, the effect made …

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Women’s Hockey Team To Face England In Euro Championships

The draw for the 2019 European hockey championships has taken place with the Irish women’s team set to face off against England once again.  Graham Shaw’s side were narrow losers to their neighbours in the group stages of the World Cup but the result was futile as Ireland had already qualified for the knock out stages before going on to claim …

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Watch: Niamh McCarthy Takes Home Discus Gold In Berlin

Niamh McCarthy managed to obliterate the competition with a fantastic showing at the World Para Athletics European Championships in Berlin to take home gold. What a performance from the 24-year-old from Cork! Niamh McCarthy managed to lay down an impressive foundation back in May when she broke the European record in Rieti Grand Prix in Italy and when her time …

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Watch: Jason Smyth Completes The Double With 100m Gold At Para Euro Championships

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The incredible achievements of Ireland’s Jason Smyth show no sign of stopping. The 31-year-old claimed first place in the 200m T13 final at the World Para Athletics European Championships just yesterday, and he has now romped home with gold in the 100m T13 final in Berlin. See Also: Unbeaten Smyth Storms To Gold At Para European Championships Starting in lane four, …

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Watch: Unbeaten Smyth Storms To Gold At Para European Championships

Jason Smyth has secured Ireland’s second gold medal of the World Para Athletics European Championships in Berlin this evening, easing to victory in the Men’s 200m T13 race. He clocked a time of  21.44, breaking the previous European Championship record that he set 13 years ago. The result means that the Derry native maintains his unbeaten record at this competition. …

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Watch: Ireland’s Streimikyte Claims Gold At Para European Championships

Ireland has claimed their first gold medal on day two of the World Para Athletics European Championships in Berlin through Greta Streimikyte.  The 22-year-old Paralympian powered home in the Women’s 1500m T13 Final this afternoon in a time of 4:48.54. Ireland ?? get their first ? of the championships! It is Greta Streimikyte ?? who claims victory in the women's T13 1500m #Berlin2018 …

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Japan Athletes Booted From Asian Games In Prostitute Scandal

Four Japanese basketball players have been sent home from the Asian Games in disgrace for allegedly paying prostitutes for sex, the Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) said Monday. The players were spotted in a notorious red light district of Jakarta in their national jerseys last week, JOC officials told a press conference, saying the quartet had been ordered to leave immediately. …

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Ellen Keane Wins Gold For Ireland At European Championship

Ellen Keane has won Ireland’s first gold medal at the World Para-Swimming Allianz European Championships in Dublin. Keane finished first in the Women’s 100m Breaststroke SB8 final to add gold to her bronze medal she secured on Friday evening. LISTEN TO THAT ROAR! ?She's done it! @keane_ellen wins GOLD?for Ireland! #Dublin2018@ParalympicsIRE pic.twitter.com/MfrLQHIDr7 — World Para Swimming (@Para_swimming) August 19, 2018 …

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Nicole Turner Wins Silver In 50m Butterfly At European Championships

Nicole Turner managed to take home silver in today’s 50m butterfly s6 in Dublin’s European Championships. What an achievement for the 16-year-old from Portarlington! After finishing second in her heat earlier on today, Turner managed to replicate the feat – but this time in doing so, she brought home a coveted silver medal, only falling short of Great Britain’s Eleanor …

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Keane Secures First Irish Medal At Para Swimming European Championships

Ellen Keane has won Ireland’s first medal at the World Para-Swimming Allianz European Championships at the National Aquatic Centre in Dublin. Keane finished third in her women’s 200m individual medley final securing bronze for Ireland, their first medal of the competition so far. IRELAND HAVE THEIR FIRST MEDAL!!!! WAAAHOOO ☘️???? Ellen Keane takes bronze!! #Dublin2018 pic.twitter.com/YqJTysNQE7 — Paralympics Ireland (@ParalympicsIRE) …

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“Irish Crowds Are Always Amazing” – Team GB Full Of Praise For Dublin Fans

Wherever you go in the sporting world you’re sure to hear the Irish fans in full voice. Especially when it’s in their home country. The National Aquatic Centre has been raucous throughout the World Para-Swimming Allianz European Championships, for not only the Irish athletes but for all the swimmers involved in the week-long competition. The crowd have attracted the attention of many …

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Ellen Keane’s Family On Dublin As Host City: “This Is As Big As It Gets”

Laura and Eddie Keane are the parents of Irish Para-Swimming medal hopeful Ellen Keane. On Tuesday Ellen reached the final of the Women’s 100m Butterfly, finishing fourth overall in front of her hometown crowd at the National Aquatic Centre in Dublin. Speaking before Tuesday evening’s race the Keane’s spoke about the familiar nerves that they were experiencing as they awaited Ellen’s performance. …

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