Larry Ryan - Columnist - IRISH EXAMINER

Usain Bolt reacts to the camera after his 4x100m relay heat during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow last night. Picture: John Giles/PA Wire.

LARRY RYAN: Bolt the latest to fall foul of manufactured ‘controvassy’

"It’s been years since the Super Bowl felt as significant as the draft."

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LARRY RYAN: Small print leads to big problems

As Premier League transfer activity intensifies, armies of sports lawyers are poised for an orgy of t-crossing and i-dotting on complicated contracts.

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Louis Van Gaal and Brian Robson

LARRY RYAN: The spirit of St Louis: Basking in the cult of LVG

Compared to Louis van Gaal’s honeymoon, Kimye’s went unheralded.

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LARRY RYAN: Reason to worry as Germans approach

I read The Circle this week, Dave Eggers’ novel about an internet company that has taken over Google, Facebook, Twitter and the rest.

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Brazil players dejected after the 7-1 semi-final defeat to Germany. Picture: AP

LARRY RYAN: After the annihilation, Germans can finish the masterpiece

What is the point in denying it? There is very little that energises us more than preposterous humiliation. Someone else’s anyway.

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LARRY RYAN: A missing Ray of sunshine

Still no word of Ray Houghton. Not even a stir out of his new Twitter account (@ray81988) since Brazil-Colombia on Friday evening.

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LARRY RYAN: Listen to the thunder and pay no heed

Those first trips down — ‘82 and ‘85 — I travelled without pressure. No big calls to make. That was the oul fella. Or maybe the uncle, if he’d landed first from Dublin. Go by Limerick and the cursing wouldn’t start until Charleville.

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LARRY RYAN: World Cup inquests target usual suspects

We’ve a week left and maybe a lot longer for some, as the World Cup post-mortems linger on.

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LARRY RYAN: Making a hames of James? Just call him J-Rod

Troubling times — a new international superstar and nobody’s sure what to call him.

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LARRY RYAN: World Cup without screwy Luis loses its bite

How pleased? How impressed? How hopeful? How disappointed?

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LARRY RYAN: Neighbours become strangers to us overnight

The sights and sounds of World Cups.

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LARRY RYAN: Larry Ryan: An alternative view to the World Cup

ROY’S REWARD — ENGLAND STILL ON COURSE FOR 2022

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LARRY RYAN: Rebels now righteous brothers

They pile up, inspiring us, enthralling us, exhausting us; those sublime sporting moments of ecstasy and vindication.

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LARRY RYAN: Tipp don’t deserve guilt trip

Thurles last Sunday. One new discovery. A vaccine. When the terrible pandemics look set to engulf us, someone always mixes a potion before apocalypse.

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LARRY RYAN: Fiddy’s failure at the plate

Sport 2 (Hawking, Cent) Rest of the World 1 (Barton OG)
It was crazy, wrong-headed stuff last weekend. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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LARRY RYAN: Brolly just latest to suffer with the sniffles

It has been a rough couple of weeks with the pollen. It was the hay fever, we now know, that drove John Inverdale to his ‘sexist lapse’ at last year’s Wimbledon.

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LARRY RYAN: It’s do or die now for Wenger

Say hello and wave goodbye to winners?

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LARRY RYAN: Uefa strikes blow to maintain status quo

In these confusing times, R&B crooner Ne-Yo most likely thinks of Manchester City whenever he delivers the line: "How can something that feels so right be so wrong?"

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