Rory McIlroy hoping to return from injury a month before the Masters

Rory McIlroy does not expect to be back in action from a rib injury until the WGC-Mexico Championship in March – just a month before the Masters.

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Tiger Woods concerned over busy schedule in preparation for full-time return

The real test will come over the next five weeks when he will play four full tournaments

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JJ Hanrahan coming home to Munster

The Kerry fly-half left Munster for Northampton in 2015.

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WATCH: No more Mr Nice Guy – CJ Stander tries his hand at car sales

The fight for business can be quite a scrum at this time of year.

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Munster’s James Cronin out for up to eight weeks

13 Munster players have been named on the Ireland squad for the opening two rounds of the Six Nations.

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WATCH: Roger Federer: All-Swiss semi-final against Stan Wawrinka ‘couldn’t be cooler’

Roger Federer did what Andy Murray could not and beat Mischa Zverev

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Peter O’Mahony: Up to us to protect classy Conor Murray

Murray has long been a target for opposition forwards.

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WATCH: Venus Williams rolls back the years to book last-four spot at  Australian Open

“I want to go further, I’m not happy with this, but I’m so happy to be in a position to go further.”

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James Haskell a major doubt for England’s 6 Nations opener

The 31-year-old flanker is desperately short of match fitness.

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Bernie Ecclestone’s 40-year reign as the chief of Formula One is over

That’s after a €7billion purchase of the sport.

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Rory McIlroy to miss Dubai Desert Classic

He missed last week’s Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship too.

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Rory Scannell to provide fly-half cover as Ireland overlook Ian Madigan

Leinster’s Joey Carbery is still recovering from ankle surgery.

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Nicola Adams has turned pro and people are hoping that means a fight with Katie Taylor is on the cards

The two-time Olympic champion has signed with Frank Warren at the age of 34.

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This is what a flying knee from Paul Daley will do to your face

This isn’t for the squeamish.

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WATCH: Rafael Nadal jokes girlfriend got ‘wild card’ to attend Australian Open

The world number nine looks rejuvenated in Melbourne.

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Olympic champion Nicola Adams joins professional ranks

The British flyweight, 34, will make her professional debut on April 8.

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We need to talk about Tom Brady’s ludicrous oversized coat

The superstar quarterback made quite the fashion statement.

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Jo-Wilfried Tsonga has shared a touching note of thanks from a ball girl he helped

Who said nice guys finish last?

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Three uncapped players called up for Six Nations

The 40-man Irish rugby squad for the start of this year’s Six Nations has just been named.

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Serena Williams: I have absolutely nothing to lose in this tournament

Serena Williams insists she has nothing to lose when she takes on Britain’s Johanna Konta at the Australian Open.

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