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Texas Rangers rescue World Series hopes

clock October 31, 2010 01:05 by author John Riordan
The World Series could go down to the wire after Texas made the most of home advantage in Arlington, writes John Riordan [More]


The season that was

clock October 29, 2010 23:04 by author Darren Norris
Paul Buttner on the highs and lows and heroes and villains of a dramatic League Premier Divisiontitle race. [More]


Diego is 50 – the Hand of God is ageless

clock October 29, 2010 15:57 by author Irish Examiner Sports
David Shonfield   Diego Maradona's 50th birthday is on Saturday, as week after Pele's 70th, and one thing you can guarantee is that the English won't be oozing praise for him as they did for the Brazilian, and he won't be getting the Order of the British Empire as Pele did in 1997.   T... [More]


Who cares about the International Rules? Not the Australians it seems

clock October 29, 2010 13:23 by author Irish Examiner Sports
JOE CALLAGHAN reports from Melbourne AS the sun split the stones on St Kilda beach yesterday, it was pretty clear that spring is giving way to summer without a fight. And in Melbourne that means two things – it’s time for horse racing and cricket. The 150th running of the Melbourne Cup... [More]


Giants walk tall as Texas fall flat

clock October 29, 2010 04:27 by author John Riordan
San Francisco thrash Texas to take a 2-0 World Series lead down to Arlington, writes John Riordan [More]


Kaymer poised to end Woods reign at the top

clock October 28, 2010 15:24 by author Fintan
There is more at stake than just the Andalucia Masters title on the fairways and greens of Valderrama this weekend, writes Charlie Mulqueen. [More]


Counihan boost for Cork as key challenges lie ahead

clock October 28, 2010 14:12 by author Niall
Conor Counihan's decision to stay is a marvellous boost for a Cork football team that face major challenges as defending All-Ireland champions, says Niall Cahalane. [More]


San Francisco trump Texas in World Series opener

clock October 28, 2010 04:54 by author John Riordan
It's first blood to the San Francisco Giants as the pitchers endured a tough night in the World Series opener, writes John Riordan [More]


Michael Owen's goal

clock October 27, 2010 19:47 by author Liam Mackey
 Liam Mackey IN case you missed it, Michael Owen made a heartfelt appeal this week on behalf of the world’s poor, hungry, oppressed and marginalised.Or as wee Mikey put it: “People like to judge footballers as a whole but I think that’s pretty unfair.”You might reme... [More]


Golf's reign in Spain

clock October 27, 2010 13:29 by author Charlie Mulqueen
Charlie Mulqueen, ValderramaTHE RECESSION may have struck, prize funds are down, several tournaments have disappeared but it isn’t all doom and gloom for the European Tour. This week, the Tour has pitched camp at Valderrama on Spain’s Costa del Sol — or as the tourism people in the... [More]




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