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Ireland wore white against Italy in Poznan on Monday night but they didn’t raise the white flag and put up a creditable performance before eventually going down 2-0. After conceding goals after only three minutes against both Croatia and Spain we knew after a few minutes on Monday night that Italy were not in the...

Ahead on all three cards after six rounds, Andy Lee saw his bid for Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.’s world middleweight title ended by a TKO at 2:21 minutes of the seventh stanza at the outdoor Sun Bowl arena in El Paso last Saturday night. American referee Laurence Cole stopped the scheduled 12-rounder under the dark Texas...

  Graeme McDowell had to take the bitter with the sweet in this year’s U.S. Open, settling for joint-second place with Michael Thompson, one stroke behind champion Webb Simpson. The chances were certainly there for McDowell, who failed to sink a 24-foot putt on the 18th green on Sunday that would have forced a playoff...

  Kerry supporters will be hoping that midfielder and ace free taker Bryan Sheehan will be fit for Kerry’s first game in the back door route on July 14. Sheehan injured his knee in the quarterfinal win over Tipperary and missed the Munster semifinal defeat to Cork when goalkeeper Brendan Kealy took over the free taking...

The Republic of Ireland went into Sunday night’s game against Croatia in Poznan on the back of a 14-game unbeaten run, but our luck finally ran out on a wet night in Poland and we went down 3-1. The nation had built itself into frenzy by 7.45 p.m. on Sunday night; streets in many towns and villages were decorated with...

The name at the top of the leaderboard midway through Jack Nicklaus’ Memorial Tournament at Muirfield in Dublin, Ohio was Rory, but that was the southern hemisphere Rory; Sabbatini, to be precise. As for Rory McIlroy, he was headed out the door, having missed the cut in his third straight tournament. Tiger Woods...

Arlington’s Friday card had something of an Irish tinge to it. James Graham rode Grazie, the second-longest shot on the board, to a nearly 6-length victory in the second race, a claiming mile on the main track. The win mutuel came back $25.80. Two races later, it was John Haran’s turn to unleash a winner at...

Paddy McCarry successfully gambled on three men up front. It’s Lansdowne Bhoys vs. New York Greek-American/Atlas in the Cosmopolitan Soccer League [CSL] championship match June 3. This follows the Bhoys’ dramatic 5-4 sudden death penalty victory over defending champs Pancyprian Freedoms in the playoffs at Tibbetts Brook...

At a Boston venue better known for its musical offerings than fisticuffs, New England junior welterweight Danny O’Connor attempts to hit a high note this Thursday night in a renewed quest for world title contender status. The Framingham, Mass., prizefighter [16-1] is scheduled to go 10 rounds with Daniel Sostre at the...

Darren O'Dea and James McClean pictured during Republic of Ireland squad training in Malahide, Co. Dublin, last week. The FAI are calling next Saturday’s soccer friendly against Bosnia Herzegovina at the Aviva “The Big Send Off,” the final home game before the Boys in Green head off to a training camp in Italy prior to...