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When they took on the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim up in the Bronx last Friday, the New York Yankees were playing their 86th Major League Baseball game of the year. That left them with just another 76 matches remaining between then and Sept. 30, the date the regular season ends and the play-offs begin. The 162 game...

Darren Clarke reported to Royal Lytham and St. Anne’s Golf Club in Lancashire, England on Monday morning to return the Claret Jug, emblematic of his winning last year’s British Open. Clarke, who will tee off on Thursday with Ernie Els and Zach Johnson, couldn’t attach a number to the mileage the Jug has accumulated...

The 255th time proved to be the charm for Jamie Donaldson, as the Welshman drew off to a 4-stroke victory in the Irish Open, which played to rave reviews at Royal Portrush. The sellout crowds got their money’s worth, as Ireland’s four major champions all made the cut and played weekend rounds. Padraig Harrington was...

Meath beat Kildare 1-17 to 1-11

Two members of Duffry Rovers club in Wexford were last week suspended for eight weeks after the referee reported alleged racist comments directed at Sarsfield’s Lee Chin in a recent club game. Chin is a member of the Wexford senior football panel and also plays under 21 hurling for the county. Former Dublin star Jason...

The rather excellent GAA website AnFearRua.com ran a poll the other day trying to gauge the popularity of the Clare hurling manager Davy Fitzgerald. At the time of writing, 32 respondents proclaimed themselves to be fans of his, 11 didn’t, and four sat on the fence. An unscientific reading perhaps but even allowing...

In this senior hurling clash a powerful first half performance by Galway set them up for a well-deserved win over the perennial power house Offaly. Though it looked as if it was going to be business as usual when Offaly’s Dan Dwyer and Eoin Dillon had an early brace of points, however goals from Robbie Jackson and...

It would be easy to write a column this week asking why the FAI’s head honcho is the only chief executive from the competing nations at the European Championships to have his enthusiastic socializing so readily available on YouTube.

HURLING fans may well have another Kilkenny-Tipperary clash to look forward to in the All-Ireland final at Croke Park on September 9. The big question remains, just who if anyone is going to stop Kilkenny after their 2-21 to 0-9 Leinster semi-final demolition of Dublin at O’Moore Park last Saturday? The reigning...

Sure, Padraig Harrington carded three bogeys en route to his 65 in Saturday’s third round of the Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Conn. But his aggressive play also brought forth eight birdies. So, although he limited his bogeys to just two in Sunday’s final round, he finished with 69 as he...