WHILE he had money to burn, Carl 'The Jackal' Frampton did not buy the idea that Nonito 'The Filipino Flash' Donaire Jr. had seen better days going into their recent 12-round showdown for the World Boxing Organization (WBO) interim featherweight (126 ...
Apr 24, 2018
CARL Frampton was just too fast and too good for Nonito Donaire Jr. as the many-time former Filipino world champion suffered a unanimous decision loss on Saturday night (Sunday, Manila time) at the SSE Arena in Belfast, Ireland.Despite Donaire hurting ...
Apr 22, 2018
MAKING weight is the least of Jerwin Ancajas' concern as the Filipino declared himself ready to defend his International Boxing Federation (IBF) junior bantamweight crown against undefeated challenger Jamie Conlan on Sunday at the SSE Arena in Belfast, Ireland.Trainer Joven Jimenez ...
Nov 17, 2017
A GOAL from Aleksandar Kolarov guided 10-man Serbia to victory over Ireland on Tuesday, putting the Balkan nation on the verge of a place at next year's World Cup.The 1-0 win in Dublin leaves Serbia top of ...
Sep 6, 2017
BELGRADE, Serbia - Serbia relied on Mijat Gacinovic and Aleksandar Kolarov to beat Moldova, 3-0, on Saturday and take control of Group D in World Cup European qualifying.Wales beat Austria, 1-0, to move closer to second-placed Ireland.Sharing the ...
Sep 3, 2017
LAS VEGAS - Before Conor McGregor had even heard of mixed martial arts, he wanted to be a boxer. He first stepped into Crumlin Boxing Club nearly 20 years ago in muddy football boots and started punching a heavy bag.McGregor returned constantly ...
Aug 24, 2017
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay - Striker Luis Suarez will miss Uruguay's friendlies against Ireland and Italy because of a right leg muscle injury.The Uruguay Football Association says on Thursday (Friday, Manila time) that Suarez was injured in training and will be out ...
May 26, 2017
IRELAND seized control of its World Cup qualifying group on Saturday, beating Austria, 1-0, away then seeing rivals Wales and Serbia share the points after a dramatic end to their 1-1 draw in Cardiff.James McClean's 48th-minute ...
Nov 13, 2016
CHICAGO - Ireland repelled an extraordinary second-half rally to shock New Zealand 40-29 and post their first win over the All Blacks in 29 matches spanning 111 years on Saturday (Sunday, Manila time).New Zealand rallied from 30-8 down after ...
Nov 6, 2016
CARDIFF, Wales - Wales and its star forward Gareth Bale hit a first major bump on the road to the 2018 World Cup on Sunday (Monday, Manila time).Perhaps unsurprisingly for the Welsh, it was Georgia dealing the blow.The Georgians haven' ...
Oct 10, 2016
LAS VEGAS - Irish amateur champion boxer Michael Conlan has signed with Top Rank Promotions one month after his upset loss at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.Top Rank announced the signing Monday.Conlan won a bronze medal at the London Olympics and ...
Sep 20, 2016
LILLE, France - Ireland's never-say-die mentality has finally paid off.Even when another early exit from a European Championship seemed unavoidable, Ireland refused to concede.A late goal from Robbie Brady was enough for Ireland to beat a reshuffled ...
Jun 23, 2016
BORDEAUX, France - After a poor start to the European Championship, Belgium began living up to its promise on Saturday with a resounding 3-0 victory over Ireland.Romelu Lukaku scored two second-half goals as Belgium's much-vaunted attack finally ...
Jun 19, 2016
SAINT-DENIS, France - Zlatan Ibrahimovic, the star who calls himself a legend, saved Sweden yet again.Even if he couldn't get a goal and set a European Championship scoring record, the 34-year-old Ibrahimovic helped rescue a 1-1 ...
Jun 14, 2016
LEIPZIG, Germany - Germany and Poland clinched their places at next year's European Championship with 2-1 home victories over Georgia and Ireland in their final qualifying games on Sunday.Max Kruse scored three minutes after coming on as a substitute ...
Oct 12, 2015
CORK, Ireland - After months of indecision over who to represent, Rory McIlroy announced Wednesday (Thursday, Manila time) that he will play for Ireland - not Britain - at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.The 25-year-old McIlroy, who is from Northern ...
Jun 19, 2014
LONDON - England and Ireland played to a 1-1 tie Wednesday in a scrappy but peaceful exhibition game in their first matchup since hooliganism forced the abandonment of a game 18 years ago.Shane Long headed Ireland in front after 13 minutes, ...
May 30, 2013
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida - It turns out Northern Ireland won't have its own team for the World Cup.A press release issued by the International Federation of PGA Tours last week during The Players Championship said that England, Scotland, Wales ...
May 18, 2013
MARANA, Arizona - Shane Lowry had not thought much about the Irish Open until he saw the picture posted this week on Twitter.The celebration was an Irish version of when Francis Ouimet won the 1913 US Open as an amateur at Brookline. ...
Feb 20, 2013
SHANGHAI, China - North Ireland's Graeme McDowell says the International Olympic Committee should step in to resolve the growing debate over whether he and world No. 1 Rory McIlroy should represent Britain or Ireland at the 2016 Olympics.McIlroy in particular ...
Oct 25, 2012
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