John Riordan - Columnist - IRISH EXAMINER

JOHN RIORDAN: New York look for American dream to come true at Croker

The New York ladies football team did the tour of Croke Park a month ago.

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JOHN RIORDAN: It’s more than the game that matters in NFL

IT’S hard to avoid this repeated hand wringing about the NFL and its inability to stay opaque in our overwhelmingly transparent era of journalism.

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JOHN RIORDAN: The NFL is facing into a major brand-salvaging operation

Before it gets grim around here, allow me to get a little sentimental.

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JOHN RIORDAN: Furlong’s Falcons heartbreak shows how cruel sport can be

Over the weekend, multiple hearts were broken across the NFL, as fringe players were told they wouldn’t be making their respective teams’ final 53-man squads.

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JOHN RIORDAN: Sport keeps head in the sand on traumatic brain injury issue

I don’t know if you caught that little online scuffle between yet-to-retire boxer Floyd Mayweather and his former stacks-of-cash ally, rapper 50 Cent.

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JOHN RIORDAN: Enjoy those golden voices, you won’t hear them again

There will come a point where we no longer feel like being deferential to the ostentatious voices of sport. That’s probably a good thing, on balance.

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JOHN RIORDAN: High priests must get inside the heads of converts

The Junior B Football game scheduled for the first day of the North American Finals at the end of this month stands out: Cayman Islands v Raleigh (North Carolina).

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Roger Goodell

JOHN RIORDAN: NFL in danger of losing sight of what really matters

The new NFL season in the US is bringing with it more moral confusion than ever and it’s only the beginning of August.

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JOHN RIORDAN: Why I’m in awe of what youth coaches achieve

Not many of us are naturally inclined towards coaching kids during our selfish twenties.

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Mike Perez

JOHN RIORDAN: A Rebel ready to rumble as Perez back in the garden

Who knows what’s going through Mike Perez’s head this week?

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LeBron James

JOHN RIORDAN: LeBron’s philanthropic direction reassuring on every level

On Saturday, July 5, the LeBron James camp approached Sports Illustrated writer Lee Jenkins and set in train what is arguably the best scoop of the US sporting year.

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JOHN RIORDAN: The rise and rise of a great GAA event

There was a great old buzz in New York’s GAA circles a couple of weeks back when the two FĂ©ile teams performed so admirably in the west of Ireland and now the countdown to the Continental Youth Championships can really begin.

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JOHN RIORDAN: Gehrig’s dignity a world away from Kidd’s big gamble

On Friday, when the fireworks pop and the hotdogs sizzle for the annual celebration of Independence Day in the United States, New York Yankees fans will have another impossibly sentimental reason to hark back on past Fourth of Julys.

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