A bittersweet final day for Ireland at the European Athletics Championships in Zurich saw fourth and fifth places achieved, with another national record taken – but so much more was possible.
Daniele Meucci won the men’s marathon for Italy at the European Athletics Championships ahead of Yared Shegumo of Poland and Aleksey Reunkov of Russia.
Two new national records were set by Irish relay teams on the penultimate day of the European Athletics Championships in Zurich - but while the men’s 4x400m quartet reached their final, the women’s 4x100m team did not.
Croatia's Marin Cilic dropped just nine games as he clinched his first Grand Slam title with a straight sets win over Kei Nishikori at the US Open.
Serena Williams defeated Caroline Wozniacki in straight sets to claim her sixth US Open crown and the 18th major title of her career.
Novak Djokovic came through the opening round of the US Open without any trouble as he saw off Diego Schwartzman in straight sets at Flushing Meadows.
Ireland's James McGee beat Zhang Ze 0-6 6-4 6-4 to qualify for the main draw of the US Open.
Ireland's cricketers are to play eight games in both Australia and New Zealand as part of a month long tour ahead of the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup.
Both Australia and England will play one-day international clashes in Ireland in 2015.
As a shivering Sri Lanka skipper Angelo Mathews conducted his media interviews at Clontarf Cricket Club on Monday, dark clouds loomed overhead.
Peter Moores has been confirmed as the new head coach of the England cricket team.
Carl Frampton is the new IBF super-bantamweight champion of the world after a dominant performance saw him beat Kiko Martinez on a unanimous points decision.
Northern Ireland boxers Paddy Barnes and Michael Conlan won Commonwealth gold medals in Glasgow on Saturday.
Katie Taylor has won her sixth successive European title by beating France's Estelle Mossely in the final in Bucharest.
Katie Taylor qualified for the semi-finals of the European Boxing Championship after beating tough Romanian Lavinia Mera.
Mark Selby says the two final frames of Sunday’s session against Ronnie O’Sullivan were crucial in his winning a first-ever world title.
Former world champion Ken Doherty is through to the second round of the World Snooker Championships after beating Stuart Bingham 10-5 at the Crucible.
Former world champion Ken Doherty has been drawn against Stuart Bingham in the first round of this year's tournament, which gets underway on Saturday.
Stephen Lee's appeal against his 12-year ban for snooker match-fixing will begin in January.