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# Champ

Last year
Katie O’Brien secures Para gold at World Rowing Championships
O’Brien secured Ireland’s first medal in the Czech Republic.
All time
Boxing legend Roberto Duran leaves hospital after Covid-19 scare
The 69-year-old thanked doctors and nurses who “day after day give the best of themselves, regardless of the risk they take.”
Champ storms to stunning last-gasp RSA success at Cheltenham for Geraghty and JP
An incredible finish to the RSA Chase today.
Champ crashes out with Dipper Novices' Chase at his mercy
Barry Geraghty and the 4/9 favourite came crashing down at the second last.
Spain's record goal-scorer David Villa announces retirement
The 37-year-old will hang up his boots next month.
Andrade lifts UFC gold after controversial slam finish against 'Thug Rose'
The Brazilian celebrated her win in front of a home crowd at UFC 237.
AP McCoy's Cheltenham tips: Gold Cup could be the best in years
Former Champion Jockey backs Champ, Sir Erec and Tiger Roll for success
McCoy: 'There’s days where I’d give anything to go back and ride at Cheltenham'
AP McCoy on the magic of the Cheltenham Festival.
Paulo Dybala hat-trick sees Ronaldo-less Juventus ease past Young Boys
The Italian side’s winning streak continues.
'I wasn’t intentionally being mean, I just figured that’s how you gotta do it' - George Foreman recalls when he was king
We spoke to the former heavyweight champion about life inside and outside the ring.
Ryan Burnett has WBA world title defence confirmed for Joshua-Parker bill in Cardiff
Burnett has vacated the IBF variant and will defend only the belt he earned in Belfast last October.
Paddy Barnes earns stunning first career stoppage in savage scrap to win WBO Intercontinental title
This was impressive.
Rose thrives on Johnson's collapse to win in Shanghai, disappointing finish for Dunne
Justin Rose overcame an eight-shot deficit to lift the title as Dustin Johnson let it slip through his fingers.
'It wasn’t a 10 out of 10, but I’m here with a belt and a victory - that’s what matters'
Donegal’s Jason Quigley won his first pro title last night.
Donegal's Jason Quigley overcomes early injury to win first pro title
El Animal had to work hard, but overcame Glen Tapia to take a unanimous decision and the NABF title in California last night.
Muhammad Ali: From the segregated south to world stardom
The world will bid farewell to The Greatest today.
Curry set to be named NBA MVP for second year running
The Warriors point guard will be crowned MVP, according to reports.
Michael Phelps reveals the scariest part of his dominance at the Olympics
The American athlete could become the oldest swimmer to ever win a gold medal at this summer’s Olympics.
'It was a dream of mine to kick a right-footed conversion': Dan Carter has done it all now
The world’s record points scorer topped off his Test haul with his weak foot.
Usain Bolt beats Justin Gatlin by a nose in thrilling World Championship 100m final
How Ronda Rousey became 2015's most dominant athlete
She’s good you know.
Christina McMahon is Ireland's newest world boxing champion
The Monaghan native won in Zambia earlier.
16 reasons why Andy Lee is a champ in every sense
Ahead of his fight tonight, we outline the reasons the Limerick native deserves respect.
Tomorrow's Andy Lee front page on the Limerick Leader is an absolute gem
That music shop really lucked out on their advertising place, eh?
Andy Lee wins WBO middleweight world title
The Irish fighter stopped his opponent Matt Korobov
Glory for Katie - the pics from South Korea as Taylor is crowned world champion
Taylor defeated Yana Allekseevna of Azerbaijan.
Katie Taylor opens defence of World title with convincing win in South Korea
The Bray woman overpowered and outclassed Valerian Spicer in Jeju.
Apparently Champ is Ireland's most popular drunk food
Nothing like a bowl of spuds to end a night out.
There’s a mentality that Irish people can’t win unless they cheat, it’s all wrong – Heffernan
The world champion is paving the way for the next generation, but pleads that more support be put in place for elite and developing athletes.
'You could live like a celebrity if you wanted': Rob Heffernan is chasing that winning feeling again
After putting on more weight than he’d have liked last year, the 50km World Champion is feeling lean and hungry again.
Chances are you're not cool enough to open a bottle of champagne like this
Beaten by a man in a bow tie.
Mark Selby wins the 2014 World Snooker Championship
It’s a first World Title for Selby.
Check out the posters for Anchorman 2!
Powerful stuff.
Euro star Frampton was 'the one that got away,' says Walsh
European super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton has the talent to go all the way to the top, says Billy Walsh.
Bernard Dunne joins Dublin's backroom team
The former boxing champion will work under Jim Gavin as the side’s new performance and lifestyle coach.
Marquez settles old score with Pacquiao in Vegas
Meanwhile, Ireland’s Patrick Hyland was beaten by Dominican Javier Fortuna in the preliminary bouts.
VIDEO: Safety first: Pepe Reina runs through in-flight safety routine
The Liverpool star and his team-mates were celebrating Spain’s third major trophy win in a row.
Videos: “I’m so mean I make medicine sick”: Muhammed Ali’s best interviews
Watch: The former world champ turns 70 today – and here’s a selection of some of his best-known quotes.
In pictures: 70-year-old Muhammad Ali’s life in the ring
He floated like a butterfly and stung like a bee. Today he celebrates a milestone birthday, so here’s the champ’s life, in pictures.
Muhammad Ali cheered at 70th birthday bash
Boxing world paid tribute to ‘The Greatest’ at party to mark his birthday tomorrow.