Australia easily defeated New Zealand in Melbourne on Sunday to secure the 2015 Cricket World Cup crown.
Even the all-singing, all-dancing John Mooney fan club, 20-strong and resplendent in their lime-green headbands, looked downhearted as the winner-takes-all final World Cup Pool B match between Ireland and Pakistan dribbled to its conclusion at the Adelaide Oval.
Rory McIlroy's two-under-par 70 was enough for him to ease to victory at the Dubai Desert Classic.
Novak Djokovic defeated Andy Murray in four sets to seal glory at the Australian Open.
Serena Williams beat Maria Sharapova 6-3, 7-6 in final of the Australian Open to secure her 19th Grand Slam singles title.
Novak Djokovic defeated defending champion Stanislas Wawrinka in five sets to book his place in Sunday's Australian Open final.
Andy Murray came from a set down to defeat Tomas Berdych and book his place in Sunday's Australian Open final.
Former New Zealand cricketer John Bracewell has been named as Phil Simmons' successor as Ireland head coach.
India won their ninth successive World Cup match as they cruised to an eight wicket victory over Ireland in their Pool B clash at Seddon Park in Hamilton.
Paddy Barnes and Michael Conlan have qualified for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro after both won their latest fights at the World Series of Boxing in Maiquetia in Venezuela.
Ireland's Katie Taylor is the world champion for a fifth successive time after unanimously declared winner of the 60kg final in Jeju, South Korea.
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.