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Lowry still leads Irish challenge in Dubai

first_imgRory McIlroy is 1 under overall after a 68 while Padraig Harrington ended 1 under.McIlroy is glad to have improved his form today.last_img

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Munster not getting carried away despite good form

first_imgMunster will be aiming to regain top spot in Pool 1 when they make the trip to Leicester at 3.15pm.Glasgow pushed them off the summit with a 23-14 win over Racing at Scotstoun last night.Munster, who are chasing their third successive victory in this season’s competition, beat Leicester 38-0 last weekend. But prop Dave Kilcoyne says they’re not getting carried away.Meanwhile, Connacht will be hoping to bounce back against Wasps when they meet at the Sportsground at 5.30pm.They lost 32-17 in last week’s clash with the Premiership side.Victory for Pat Lam’s side this eveing would see them leapfrog Wasps and re-take the lead in Pool 2.Leinster would take a massive step towards the quarter-finals with a win over Northampton at the Aviva Stadium.They go head to head at 7.45pm.Leinster, who sit on top of Pool 4, beat Northampton 37-10 at Franklin’s Gardens last weekend.last_img read more

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County football results and fixtures

first_imgPhoto © Tipperary GAA Afterwards David Power said he was pleased to come away from Cashel with the win..In the other games, it was a local derby as Moyle Rovers and Fethard clashed in Clonmel.Favorites Moyle Rovers stay top of the group with a 13 points to 8 victory.County champions Loughmore Castleiney overcame Ardfinnan in Golden on a scoreline of Loughmore 3-19 Ardfinnan 2-5.In the county senior football championship this evening there’s a double header in Leahy Park, Cashel with Upperchurch-Drombane and Clonmel Commericals in the potential tie of the round, meeting at 6.30; while winners last time out meet at 8pm as Killenaule and JK Bracken’s go into battle.Then at 8 in Ardfinnan Cahir take on Tipp sharp-shooter Conor Sweeney’s club Ballyporeen, and it’s an all West tussle in Bansha as Arravale Rovers and Aherlow Gaels meet at the same time.Tipp FM analyst Tom McGrath says Aherlow versus Arravale could be a dress rehersal for a west final later in the season… It’s all senior club football this weekend with the third round of games getting underway last night.Kilsheelan Kilcash got their season back on track last night with a hard earned 2-8 to 0-8 win over Drom Inch in the county senior football championship.At half time the south side led 1-4 to 0-2 and full forward Jimmy Ryan scored a close range goal in the second half it sealed a Kilsheelan win.last_img read more

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Power 6 off the lead at Canadian Open

first_imgThe weather delayed second round will be completed at the Porsche European Open this morning – ahead of the third round getting underway in Hamburg later.Paul McBride’s three-under with five holes of his second round left while Paul Dunne is one-under with two holes left to play this morning.Ashley Chester will take a one-shot lead into round three at nine-under.Only two Irishmen have made the weekend at the Senior Open.Des Smyth and Mark McNulty are both back this morning from 13-over with five players – including 2014 winner Bernard Langer – sharing the lead at one-over. Photo © – Tipp FM Seamus Power is six shots off the lead into today’s third round at the Canadian Open golf.The Waterford man is six-under with Martin Flores holding a one-shot lead over the field at 12-under.Shane Lowry and Graeme McDowell both missed the cut.last_img read more

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Venus Williams is out of the US Open

first_imgPhoto © Pixabay Keys recorded a straight sets win over CoCo Vandeweghe. The 7 time Grand Slam winner lost her semi final to the unseeded Sloane Stephens in New York last night.The 24 year old won 10 of the last 11 points to claim victory in the deciding set.She will now face Madison Keys in her first Grand Slam Final.last_img

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Killenaule captain pays tribute to valiant Moyle Rovers side

first_imgKillenaule have set up a Tipp Senior Football final clash with Clonmel Commercials.Commercials ended the reign of county champions Loughmore Castleiney by 3 points while Killenaule were pushed all the way by Moyle Rovers yesterday needing extra time to emerge one point winners.After the game Killenaule captain Tony Doyle paid tribute to the efforts of Moyle Rovers but said they were determined not to miss out on a place in the county final.last_img

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IBB Lady Captain Fetes Kids

first_imgBetween August 7 and 10, the 8th IBB Junior Open Golf Championship will hold at the ame venue.Close to 200 kid golfers across the nation will participate in this monumental event that will see all participants housed and fed.Thereafter, those who finished tops in this event will be recommended to the Royal and Ancient St Andrews, the world body governing golf for proper grounding.“A lot of people are wondering why I am passionate about Kiddies golf,” Lami stated. “Let’s face it, the kiddies are our future. As a mother, I must cater for their well being. The Olympics will hold in some weeks’ time and we don’t have anybody holding the nation’s flag in that event. “This will not happen in the 2020 Olympics. I can tell you with all boldness that the youths we are investing on at the moment will be the pride of Nigeria. At least five of those who will play in the Open shall hoist this country’s flag in the 2020 Olympics. Please, quote me on that,” the IBB Lady Captain concluded.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The new Lady Captain of the IBB Golf Club, Lami Ahmed, is indeed making the fact known that the game of golf should be handed to kids who could eventually win medals for the nation in future Olympics.To prove her point, Lami, a Lioness who thrives on oil and gas, precisely at the Conoil, has put together two gigantic tourneys that could make several kids on coming holidays some great fun.Lami Ahmed stated that over 200 kids will feature in developmental clinic between July 21 and August 12.She affirmed that kids who will be part of the programme will learn the game from the scratch and play it properly before the expiration of the programme. The Lady Captain also claimed that brilliant professional golfers are already on ground to put the kiddies through.last_img read more

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Lagos SWAN Commends LMC on Sanction to Erring Clubs

first_imgIn reaction, the LMC, in a summary jurisdiction announced on Tuesday ordered the club to pay the sum of N250,000 as compensation for injury and damages suffered by the reporter, in addition to other fines imposed on the club for related acts of violence during the game.The LMC also announced varying punishments for Kano Pillars, Katsina United and Enyimba FC for various violent conducts committed on match day 18.Welcoming the LMC decision, Chairman of Lagos SWAN, Fred Edoreh, said in a statement on Tuesday evening that the LMC demonstrates it’s commitment to the protection of all stakeholders and participants in the game.“We are very pleased with the LMC for this decision. Journalists at work need protection to enable them perform. The same applies to players, coaches, match officials, supporters, fans and indeed anybody that is part of the game in any way.“Following the brilliant efforts of the LMC, we are witnessing the rebirth of our league with increasing match day attendance and families turning up with their wives and children. We cannot now condone any acts of violence which are capable of eroding the gains achieved.“Now that the LMC is reconstructing the league into a viable economic sector to contribute to national GDP, a strong stand against violence will give confidence to players, coaches, match officials, fans and prospective sponsors, partners and investors to be part of the game. It is also important for the government to support the efforts of the LMC with necessary legislation while the police should not leave the issue of security of persons at the games to the clubs alone. They have a primary duty in this regard. “Last week, Lagos SWAN passed a resolution on its Congress condemning the attack on its members and sought the redress of the LMC and NFF.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN), Lagos chapter, has commended the League Management Company (LMC) for its decision to sanction Remo Stars FC for the assault on a sports journalist by supporters of the club during the Nigeria Professional Football League match day 16 game in Sagamu.The journalist, Ekerete Kelvin of Sportsville Production which runs on Channels Television was manhandled by supporters of the club who also deleted his recordings and smashed his phone.last_img read more

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Keys, Stephens Eye First Grand SlamÂ

first_imgTwo African American women, neither of them named Williams. Madison Keys and Sloane Stephens will square off for the final Grand Slam title of 2017 at Flushing Meadows, a maiden Grand Slam title is up for grabs, and it will be a life changing moment for the winner. No one could have predicted this final at the start of the tournament, Keys and Stephens both brought good form into New York but both have only just recently returned to competitive actions after frustrating injury setbacks. After all the setbacks, both will leave everything out on the court today in what should be a highly competitive final. This match-up will features an interesting contrast in styles, the extreme power of Keys up against the incredible athleticism of Stephens. It was Stephens won the only previous match between the pair in straight sets in Miami of 2015. Who will step up and rise to the occasion?A fourth different Grand Slam winner of the season will be crowned at the US Open today after Madison Keys and Sloane Stephens made it through to the final.With four American women lining up in the semi-finals of a major for the first time since 1985, it was the much heralded next generation of stars who advanced into the showpiece, but the journeys of Stephens and Keys have been anything but straightforward. The pair have been regarded as the future of women’s tennis since bursting onto the scene as teenagers and having now reached their first Grand Slam final they will give the US its first All-American final since the Williams sisters in 2002.Stephens did her part first, ending Williams hopes of a third Grand Slam final of the year with a three-set victory in the opening semi-final on Arthur Ashe Stadium – coming through 6-1 0-6 7-5 and she was joined by Keys who had a more routine 6-1 6-2 triumph over CoCo Vandeweghe.While both finalists have endured their share of injury frustrations, it is Stephens story that surprises most.At the start of the year she was working as a reporter for the Tennis Channel and was in the midst of an 11-month lay-off due to a foot injury that required surgery and as recently as three months ago had her in a protective boot.She returned to the courts at Wimbledon and suffered a second round exit before an early defeat in Washington left her with a lowly ranking of 957 as recently as a month ago.Playing under a protected ranking, Keys’ runs to the semi-finals of both Toronto and Cincinnati have brought her back inside the world’s top 100 and her victory over Williams take her into Sunday’s showdown on the back of a fairy-tale run of 14 wins from her last 16 matches.“I have no words to describe what I’m feeling, what it took to get there,” she told the crowd in her on-court interview.“It’s just a journey. I have no words. When I started my comeback, if someone told me I’d make two Grand Slam semis and a final, I would probably have passed out.“It required a lot of fight and a lot of grit. I just worked my tail off and ran down every ball. We played some incredible points in the third set. I am honoured to play at the same time as one of the greats of the game. She is the most graceful, the most elegant player.”Vandeweghe had no answer to Keys’ power and the 22-year-old blasted 25 winners on her way to a 6-1 6-2 victory that her own injury problems behind her.“I’m still shaking. I think I played pretty well tonight,” Keys told the crowd. I knew I had to rise to the occasion and I’m just really happy to be in the final. I couldn’t feel better than I feel right now.“Sloane is a new person right now, she’s really loving being out on the court again and she’s obviously playing really well.“I’m really excited we get to play each other in a US Open final. It’s pretty cool to say.” The final promises to be an almost perfect match-up between the all-court prowess of Stephens and the fearsome hitting of Keys as the potential of both finally bears fruit.It’s been a long journey for the pair, who are close friends off the court, and having initially made their mark as teenagers, today one will get to crown that journey with a maiden major.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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Dosu Joseph Urges Lagos to Wade into Isheri Mini Stadium Closure

first_imgThere may be an impending danger and youth restiveness around Isheri area of Lagos State over the recent decision of the Lagos State Sports Commission (LSSC) to close the Community Sports facility (Isheri Mini Stadium) constructed by the Lagos State government.The lockdown which the commission said was necessary to enable them water the grass has lasted for more than three weeks.The decision has left many youth in the community who have found a safe haven in the sporting facility frustrated.Speaking on the issue, a member of the Atlanta 96 gold medal winning team, Dosu Joseph said the decision was an attempt to truncate the sporting career of youths in the area.The Chairman of Westerlo football academy said the reason given by the LSSC was untenable.“To close a stadium for three weeks just because they want to wet its grass is very funny and ridiculous. This is very bad precedence that is being set and which could affect other community sports centre all around Lagos State”, he said.He called on Governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode to wade into the situation.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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