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Sevastova Topples Champion Stephens To Reach US Open Semi-Finals

Anastasija Sevastova ended Sloane Stephens’s US Open title defence on Tuesday, toppling the world number three 6-2, 6-3 to reach a first Grand Slam semi-final. Stephens refused to blame the punishing heat and humidity on Arthur Ashe Stadium, where her inability to convert any of seven break chances in the opening set paved the way for her defeat. “When you …

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Rhasidat Adeleke Balancing Life On The School Yard And Sprinters Blocks

It was a busy day for 16-year-old Dubliner Rhasidat Adeleke.  Like any other teenager, she began her Tuesday morning by attending secondary school but soon after her early morning classes she was whisked away by her mother across Dublin City to attend the launch of the inaugural Dublin Sportsfest at Irishtown Stadium in Ringsend. Of course, Adeleke is now well known …

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Federer Crashes Out Of US Open After Shock Defeat To 55th Seed

Five-time champion Roger Federer crashed out of the US Open on Monday, stunned by 55th-ranked Australian John Millman who booked a quarter-final clash with Serbian star Novak Djokovic. Millman’s 3-6, 7-5, 7-6 (9/7), 7-6 (7/3) triumph scuppered a blockbuster last-four meeting between Federer and two-time US Open champion Djokovic, who had advanced with a 6-3, 6-4, 6-3 victory over Joao …

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Watch: Roger Federer Nails Stunning Wonder-Shot In US Open

Five-time champion Roger Federer found a new way to amaze Saturday as he reached the US Open last 16 with a 6-4, 6-1, 7-5 victory over Nick Kyrgios. The second-seeded Swiss withstood an early onslaught from the unpredictable Aussie, firing 51 winners that included an unlikely forehand flicked around the net post that Kyrgios couldn’t believe. 37yo Roger Federer with …

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Afghanistan See Off Ireland To Clinch One-Day Series

Rashid Khan starred for Afghanistan as the tourists routed Ireland by eight wickets to clinch the one-day series in Belfast on Friday. Ireland batted first after winning the toss, but struggled to build any momentum as teenager Khan wreaked havoc with his leg-breaks. Khan, 19, took three wickets for 18 runs while Mohammad Nabi and Gulbuddin Naib took two wickets …

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A Message To Our Pundits

The world of sports media is one that is changing at a rapid pace. When we set up Pundit Arena in late 2013, our goal was to provide unique, passionate and insightful content for sports fans in Ireland. Fast forward five years and the industry has undergone a lifetime of change; change which we have embraced at Pundit Arena. When we …

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Andy Murray Considering Davis Cup Appearance After US Open Exit

Andy Murray is considering an emotional Davis Cup appearance for Great Britain in Glasgow as the former world number one ponders his plans after his US Open exit. Murray was beaten in the second round by Fernando Verdasco in New York on Wednesday, bringing an abrupt end to his first Grand Slam appearance since last year’s Wimbledon. The 31-year-old Scot …

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Ireland Beat Afghanistan By Three Wickets To Level ODI Series

Ireland levelled a three-match ODI series with Afghanistan at 1-1 with victory by three wickets in Belfast on Wednesday. The visitors chose to bat first but posted a modest total of 182 for nine and, propelled by a half century from Andrew Balbirnie, Ireland reached their target of 183 with six overs to spare. The sides will meet again on …

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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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