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Nico Rosberg cashes in as pitstop gaffe costs Lewis Hamilton

Germany’s Nico Rosberg celebrated a surprise hat-trick of Monaco Grand Prix victories yesterday after Mercedes blew championship-leading team-mate Lewis Hamilton’s chances with a needless pitstop.

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Kris Meeke/Paul Nagle miss out on Portugal podium position

A broken anti-roll bar on the penultimate stage denied the Irish pair of Kris Meeke and Paul Nagle a possible podium position on the Vodafone Rally de Portugal, where the Volkswagen Polo WRC team claimed the top three places.

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Fire Height Amy signals classic intentions

Two finals and the first round of the Barry’s Tea Open 750 dominated proceedings on Saturday’s card at Curraheen, and the Brendan Maunsell-trained Fire Height Amy signalled her classic intentions with a best-of-the-round performance in the last of the six-bend heats. 

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Spike O’Sullivan targets title tilt with Andy Lee

Gary ‘Spike’ O’Sullivan has targeted an historic all-Irish world title showdown with close friend Andy Lee after racking up a fifth straight knock-out in Boston on Saturday.

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Lukas Postlberger finally strikes it lucky in Rás

Lukas Postlberger was yesterday crowned the winner of An Post Rás following a week that saw him deal with crashes, crosswinds, and even the theft of his bike the night before the final stage.

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Spike O’Sullivan: ‘I can put my hand on my heart and say I fear nobody’

Q: Why did you choose the hard life of professional boxing?

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Damien Shaw just fails to land home blow in Rás

Irish domestic amateur Damien Shaw came within a whisker of landing a stage win at the An Post Rás yesterday, emerging just metres short following a thrilling 160km of racing from Ballina to Ballinamore.

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An Post stamp class again but Irvine out of overall running

The An Post-Chain Reaction team made it three wins in four days at the Rás yesterday on another wretched day that saw Ireland’s Martyn Irvine drop out of the overall contention.

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Katie Taylor: I’m getting better all the time

Olympic champion Katie Taylor is convinced her best is yet to come as she prepares to lead Ireland into the inaugural European Games in Baku next month.

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Confident Meeke and Nagle fired up for battle in Rally de Portugal after heroics in Argentina

Further to their maiden WRC win, the Irish duo of Kris Meeke/Paul Nagle (Citroen DS3 WRC) tackle this weekend’s Vodafone Rally de Portugal, round five of the World Rally Championship, in confident mood. They are also expected to benefit from redefined aerodynamics on the front end and a new bumper and redesigned wings.

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English Derby format not punter friendly

The stg£250,000 winner’s prize for the William Hill English Greyhound Derby has lured so many entries the first stage will have to be run over four nights rather than the usual three.

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Ryan Mullen makes move as Rás opens up

The An Post Chain Reaction celebrated their second stage win in as many days at the Rás yesterday on a savage day that saw the field split to pieces.

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