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Chris Devlin returned to form with a third-place finish in the Atlantic Open at the Conservatory in Palm Coast, Fla. A second-round 76 prevented the Ballymena man from challenging Tony Finau for the title on this stop on the National Professional Golf Tour. Devlin surrounded that score with rounds of 69, 67 and 68 to...

Wayne Rooney will have to be on form against Manchester City next Monday. For the past few months there has been much speculation that the destiny of this season’s English Premier League title could be decided by the result of the Manchester derby at the Etihad Stadium on April 30. And after last weekend’s results it...

Croke Park minus 82,300 people. One day last week, Paraic Duffy, the Director General of the GAA, announced the association would soon be unveiling a new marketing plan. Not just any old marketing plan either. This will be the most comprehensive promotional effort in the history of the games. Bold stuff. Of course,...

Sligo's Cathal Brennan in the county's recent clash with Roscommon. The Ladies served up a very entertaining and competitive game at Gaelic Park on Saturday evening. There was some drama at the final whistle as the general consensus was that the game was a draw. Indeed the subdued responses by both teams would seem to...

Andy Lee set for El Paso showdown. Negotiations are complete for Andy Lee’s crack at World Boxing Council [WBC] middleweight champion Julio César Chávez, Jr., June 16 at Sun Bowl Stadium in El Paso, Texas, and tickets go on sale this Saturday. The scheduled 12-rounder will be broadcast live on the HBO cable...

Clare's Patrick O'Connor offloads under pressure from Kilkenny's TJ Reid in last Sunday's league semi-final. KILKENNY and Cork will renew their great rivalry in the May 6 final of the Allianz National Hurling League Division One A final. You couldn’t ask for better. Cork, reborn under Jimmy Barry-Murphy, recorded and...

Tipperary's John O'Brien and Eoin Cadogan of Cork in action during the drawn NHL game on April 1. On Sunday April 1, Tipperary and Cork played out a thrilling draw in the last round of the National Hurling League at Semple Stadium, Thurles. On Sunday next the counties return to the home of hurling when they meet in the...

Liverpool FC manager Kenny Dalglish. Good news for a change for Liverpool FC. Last week Fenway Sports Group, the club’s American owners, sacked Damien Comolli, who was director of football at Anfield, but they kept faith with manager Kenny Daglish. And the Scot in turn kept faith with his expensive striker Andy...

Fergal Rafferty tied for ninth place in the Hall of Fame Classic played at the World Golf Village in St. Augustine, Fla. Rafferty, of Carrickmore, Omagh, Co. Derry, was in the mix from the get-go of this event which is part of the National Professional Golf Tour. He opened with 65, just one stroke off the lead....

Tonight looks like it will be a night of high drama at the Meath County Board meeting in Navan. Reports at the weekend suggested that Seán Boylan will return to manage the county after a seven-year absence. After being relegated to division three of the National Football League the Meath County Board asked their...