County Championship: Chris Benjamin and Sam Hain hit tons as Warwickshire dominate day one at Lancashire

Chris Benjamin made a hundred on his Championship debut and Sam Hain hit his first century in red-ball cricket for over two years as Warwickshire dominated the first day of their LV= Insurance County Championship match at Lancashire. The third-wicket pair shared a partnership of 237 and, though Benjamin fell to Saqib Mahmood for 127, the visitors were still well

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Tokyo Paralympics: Jaco van Gass beats Fin Graham to gold in all-British mens C3 3000m individual pursuit final

Jaco van Gass secured gold ahead of ParalympicsGB team-mate Fin Graham in the men’s C3 3000m individual pursuit final at the Izu Velodrome. Great Britain were guaranteed a gold and a silver medal after Afghanistan veteran van Gass finished his qualification heat in an unprecedented time of 3.17.593. Tokyo Paralympics LIVE: McGlynn, Cundy take silver in velodrome ParalympicsGB’s medal winners

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Paudie Clifford opening up opportunities in Kerry attack, says captain Paul Murphy

There is no doubting the impact made this summer by Paudie Clifford. The Fossa star has ignited this lethal Kerry attack, acting in a quarterback-like role in the half-forward line. Such feats have not gone unnoticed, as he picked up man-of-the-match awards in the wins over Tipperary and Cork. He made his first senior championship start this summer, and has

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Peter Canavan: Tyrones All-Ireland semi-final assignment against Kerry much harder following Covid-19 disruption

First and foremost, I am relieved that the GAA has pushed the All-Ireland semi-final back a week, because Tyrone certainly were not in a position to field a team. Ideally Brian Dooher, Feargal Logan and co would have wanted a two-week delay. It is going to take these players time to recover. Covid-19 is not something you shrug off in

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James ODonoghue departs Kerry panel: Hopefully its not the last we see of him, says captain Paul Murphy

James O’Donoghue hit extraordinary heights in a Kerry jersey, peaking in 2014 when he was named Footballer of the Year after helping the Kingdom to the All-Ireland title. However, the Killarney Legion man has struggled to return to such levels, and struggled with injuries in recent years. His last appearance came against Galway in the 2020 National League, and last

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Waterford 4-28 Tipperary 2-27: Deise KO Premier in nail-biting All-Ireland quarter-final

Waterford are through to another All-Ireland semi-final, after a 4-28 to 2-27 win over Tipperary in a nail-biting contest at Páirc Uí Chaoimh. Goals from Austin Gleeson, Dessie Hutchinson, Stephen Bennett and Neil Montgomery helped Liam Cahill’s charges over the line, as the Ballingarry man enjoyed a championship win over his native county. Similar to last week, Waterford made a

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Waterford 1-30 Galway 3-20: Fourteen-man Deise resist dramatic Tribesmen comeback to edge qualifier

Waterford are through to the All-Ireland quarter-final, after holding off a dramatic Galway fightback to prevail 1-30 to 3-20 at Semple Stadium. Liam Cahill’s team looked to be in cruise control, leading by 12 at half-time and by 16 at the second-half water break. But the Tribesmen came storming back and pulled it back to three points in injury-time, only

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Leinster Football Championship semi-finals: Dublin hold off Meath challenge, Kildare overcome Westmeath

Dublin and Kildare will contest the 2021 Leinster Senior Football Championship final, after wins at Croke Park on Sunday. Dublin 2-16 Meath 1-13 Dublin remain on-course for an 11th consecutive Leinster crown, but they did not have it all their own way on Jones’ Road. A Cormac Costello penalty and Con O’Callaghan goal saw the Sky Blues ease into a

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Jamesie OConnor column: Clare and Wexford primed for do-or-die qualifier in biggest game of the weekend

It is a long road back to the business end of the All-Ireland Hurling Championship for Clare and Wexford. If either team is to reach an All-Ireland semi-final, they need three wins in as many weekends, firstly on Saturday, then against Cork, Galway or Waterford/Laois, and after that against a beaten provincial finalist. Every team going into Monday morning’s draw

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