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Quigley finally makes move to pro ranks

World silver medallist and 2013 European middleweight champion Jason Quigley has made his long awaited move into professional boxing.

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Legend Phelps to make return today

American Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all-time, will make his return to competitive swimming today.

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Lance’s team director banned for 10 years

CYCLING: Johan Bruyneel, Lance Armstrong’s long-time team director, has been banned for 10 years by the American Arbitration Association.

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McMahon out of Long Course nationals

SWIMMING: Irish record holder Sycerika McMahon is the notable absentee from the National Long Course Championships which start tomorrow.

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Perry hits back to set up O’Sullivan showdown

World number 15 Joe Perry overturned a 6-3 overnight deficit to beat Jamie Burnett 10-7 to set up a clash with Ronnie O’Sullivan in the second round of the Dafabet World Championship in Sheffield.

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Dowling’s late break delivers knockout blow to Clarke hopes

Mark Dowling claimed the biggest win of his career at the Kerry Group Rás Mumhan in Killorglin yesterday when he wrestled the yellow jersey from overnight leader Paddy Clarke by 12 seconds.

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Lynch’s winner secures treble for Cork C of I

Cork Church of Ireland completed a domestic treble as Richard Lynch’s extra-time strike sealed a 3-2 Munster Senior Cup final victory over UCC at Garryduff yesterday.

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Coyle clinches third Spring Tour title

Daniel Coyle clinched his third successive HSI/Connolly’s Red Mills Spring Tour title yesterday when seventh with Uptown Girl in the final at Coilog Equestrian Centre, Co Kildare.

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Attack-minded Clarke takes Rás yellow jersey

Paddy Clarke takes the yellow jersey into today’s final stage of the Kerry Group Rás Mumhan – level on time with Mark Dowling (DID Dunboyne) – following yesterday’s thrilling third stage.

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Early flag nearly puts brakes on Hamilton’s hat-trick drive

For the first time in Lewis Hamilton’s Formula One career he has now taken the chequered flag for three consecutive races, even though the one in China caused confusion by being waved prematurely.

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Perez says Jennings first step in title tilt

Cork-based heavyweight Mike Perez will bid to clinch a shot at the world heavyweight title in Texas next month.

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Delighted Doherty savouring every moment at Crucible

Ken Doherty drew on the memories of his greatest Crucible triumphs as he struck a blow for snooker’s senior citizens yesterday.

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Out-of-contention Twomey pulls Serenade out of World Cup

Having fallen out of contention, Billy Twomey yesterday pulled out of the World Cup final citing Tinka’s Serenade age.

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Murphy masters Ulster champ in McVeigh Cup final

Aidan Murphy is Joe McVeigh Cup champion following his bowl of odds win over Ulster champion Eddie Carr on the Markethill Road in Keady yesterday.

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Neil Cusack walking in Cratloe Woods, Co. Clare. Picture: Kieran Clancy

King of the road

Limerick’s own Neil Cusack saw a lot in America, like hillbillies with shotguns chasing athletes, but for a moment he owned America too. This weekend 40 years ago he won the oldest and most celebrated city marathon in the world, a moment that brought a welcome sense of joy and colour and even the exotic to Ireland 1974

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Moynihan plays his cards to perfection

Former international rower turned bike rider, Cathal Moynihan won yesterday’s opening stage of the Kerry Group Rás Mumhan for the biggest win of his career and the first leaders’ yellow jersey of this year’s race.

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Craig Breen and Scott Martin, Peugeot 208 T16, in action during the Circuit of Ireland Rally. Picture: Barry Cregg / SPORTSFILE

Breen believes tide has turned in his favour

Even though Finland’s Esapekka Lappi and co-driver Janne Ferm (Skoda Fabia S2000) dominated most of the 10 stages in yesterday’s opening leg of the Discover Northern Ireland Circuit of Ireland Rally, the event remains delicately poised and set for a frenetic finish through today’s eight stages.

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Lewis Hamilton steers his Mercedes around the Shanghai International Circuit during a practice session ahead of tomorrow's Chinese Grand Prix. Picture: AP Photo

Hamilton expects rivals to put up better fight in China

Lewis Hamilton is steeling himself for more of a fight from his title rivals this weekend as he bids to win three grands prix in a row for the first time in his career.

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