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# Champion

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2022
# Champion
Swiatek brushes aside Gauff to win second French Open title
The 21-year-old Pole stormed to a 6-1, 6-3 win in only 68 minutes.
# barbaric
Iran sentences 'boxing champion' to death over protests
The news comes just over a year after the execution of wrestling champion Navid Afkari.
# Champion
Peter 'Snakebite' Wright triumphs in thrilling World Darts Championship final
It is the second time the 51-year-old Scottish player has won the illustrious prize, having previously been crowned champion in 2020.
All time
# Formula 1
Champion Verstappen insists party not spoiled by controversy
The Dutch driver is celebrating his first world title.
# Champion
Meyler: 'Being a good person is as important as being a good footballer'
Tyrone’s All-Ireland winning hero is determined not to let the success change him.
# idol
19-year-old US Open champion gets dream Rory McIlroy meeting
Yuka Saso modeled her swing after that of four-time major winner.
# Class Act
A long way from Tipperary, O'Dwyer shines on the biggest stage in third top-level sport
The multi-talented 22-year-old starred as Brisbane Lions were crowned AFLW Premiers for the first time.
# On top
McCaskill defeats Braekhus on points to remain undisputed welterweight champion
Jessica McCaskill retained her WBC, WBA, IBF and WBO welterweight titles.
# Champion
Shields makes boxing history in title fight against Dicaire
The 25-year-old retained her WBC and WBO light-middleweight titles.
# RIP
3-time Olympic rowing champion Kathleen Heddle dies at 55
She was the quiet half of a powerful partnership with the outgoing Marnie McBean.
# Worry
'All I had to do was imagine my father’s face when confronted by his daughter’s puffed up, battered eye socket'
Ruqsana Begum recalls her early days competing.
# Champion
Champion Chase upset as Politologue turns in flawless performance
2-5 favourite Defi Du Seuil trailed home a distant fourth.
# Champion
Happy Springbok hooker retires again
Schalk Brits insisted there would not be another comeback.
# Champion
'Overwhelmed' Lewis Hamilton wins sixth world title, closes in on Schumacher record
The 34-year-old Briton fought with ferocious determination to win from fifth on the grid.
# Winner winner
Home favourite Meadow holds on to win World Invitational in Ballymena
The victory comes as the 27-year-old’s third as a pro.
# Champion
Max Holloway beats Edgar via unanimous decision to defend UFC featherweight title
The 27-year-old bounced back from his lightweight defeat to Dustin Poirier in April.
# Champion
Simona Halep stuns Serena Williams in straight sets to win Wimbledon
The 2018 French Open winner was crowned Women’s Singles champion on Saturday with a superb display.
# Champion
Amir Khan needs less than four rounds to beat Billy Dib in Saudi Arabia
A hopelessly one-sided fight was predicted and it duly delivered as Khan made light work of Billy Dib.
# Champion
Woodland holds off Koepka to win first Major at US Open
The American conjured a stunning chip shot on the 17th to seal victory at Pebble Beach.
# Champion
Ashleigh Barty ends Australia's 46-year wait for French Open title after thrashing Czech teenager
Eighth seed Barty got off to a strong start and never looked back to claim her maiden Grand Slam title.
# Champion
Former Trinity student and Bohemians winger sets up winning goal in African Champions League final
Ayman Ben Mohamed assisted the winning goal for Esperance, but a controversial final was abandoned.
# Champion
Tiger Woods rolls back the years to claim stunning Masters victory
The 43-year-old started the day two shots off the lead but battled hard to see off Francesco Molinari, Dustin Johnson and Xander Schauffele.
# Champion
Rory McIlroy wins The Players Championship after brilliant performance in Florida
The 29-year-old secured the unofficial ‘fifth major’ for the first time following an excellent display at Sawgrass.
# High praise
'When Eden Hazard is the best player of the Premier League, Chelsea is the champion'
Man United boss Jose Mourinho has heaped praise on his former player.
# the bigger man
Joshua weighs in nearly two stone heavier than Russian challenger Povetkin
The IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight champion returns to the ring at Wembley tomorrow evening.
# Champion
Britain's Yates steps out of Sky shadows to reign in Spain
The former track racer’s road racing talents took him to the brink of victory in this year’s Giro d’Italia.
# Champion
Mark Williams lands third world snooker title after defeating John Higgins
Williams became the oldest champion since 45-year-old Ray Reardon triumphed in 1978.
# Boxing
'Wilder, where you at?' - Whyte produces devastating KO and calls out WBC heavyweight champion
Lucas Browne was no match for the British fighter, who claimed a sixth-round stoppage.
# Champion
Best in the West: John Muldoon will retire at the end of the season
The pride of Portumna will ride off into the sunset in May.
# Champion
'I'll gladly fight him' - Holloway open to McGregor rematch after defending UFC featherweight title
Holloway defeated Jose Aldo for the second time this year via TKO in the third round to reclaim his title.
# Champion
Lewis Hamilton lands fourth F1 world title despite crash at Mexican GP
Hamilton joins Sebastian Vettel and Alain Prost as a four-time world champion.
# Champion
Garcia edges out Luiten for another Valderrama victory in Andalucia
Joost Luiten put up a superb fight on Sunday, but he could not prevent Sergio Garcia claiming another European Tour title at Valderrama.
# a job well dunne
'I'll never forget it. Holding off the likes of Rory for my first win is pretty memorable'
Paul Dunne is basking in the glory of his British Masters win, and maiden Tour title.
# US Open
After 11-month injury, 83rd seed Sloane Stephens completes remarkable comeback
She swept aside the challenge of Madison Keys – one of her closest friends – and claimed the $3.7 million prize.
# proud day
'To see her on the podium, the Irish flag going up and the anthem being played was just amazing'
European U20 100m champion Gina Akpe-Moses’ former coach at St Gerard’s AC reacts to her remarkable win.
# cool hand
Luke Keeler edges Irish middleweight title while fighting with a broken hand
He was victorious over Darren Cruise at the National Stadium.
# Champion
Willie Mullins lands trainers' championship crown on final day of Punchestown
It was a dramatic final day at Punchestown.
# Champion
He's finally done it! Sergio Garcia has won his first major after thriller at Augusta
What incredible drama.
# ladies football
'It's kind of odd getting a Chinese goalkeeper in Donegal': GMIT's All-Ireland star
Donegal’s Rosa Kelly helped her side to Lagan Cup glory at the O’Connor Cup weekend.
# Awards Season
Carl Frampton tops off remarkable 2016 as he's crowned ESPN Fighter of the Year
The 29-year-old became only the second European boxer to win the award.