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.
Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova will go head-to-head in Saturday's Australian Open final after both recorded straight set wins in the respective semi-finals.
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.
Even the usually unruffled and unrufferable Ed Joyce was stumbling over his words in his man-of-the-match interview after Ireland’s last-gasp, last over World Cup victory over Zimbabwe at Hobart.
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.
Katie Taylor will face Azerbaijan’s Yana Allekseevana in the final of the AIBA Women’s World Championships.
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.