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Lee may make first title defence in Ireland

A date for the first defence of Andy Lee’s new WBO middleweight title could be arranged before Christmas and promoter Frank Warren has revealed that a homecoming show in Ireland is "a viable situation".

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Klitschko afraid to fight me, says Fury

Tyson Fury is Wladimir Klitschko’s mandatory challenger but he doubts whether the Ukrainian has the courage to face him as he fears being knocked out.

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Andy Lee’s long and winding road to the top of the boxing world

Andy Lee and Adam Booth were in New York with Cork-Cuban heavyweight Mike Perez last July, but if feels much longer now, writes John Riordan.

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Cowboys rally to stay in play-off picture

The Dallas Cowboys blew a 21-0 lead before rallying to beat the Philadelphia Eagles 38-27 and move to 10-4, one game ahead of Philadelphia at the top of the NFC East standings.

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Andy Lee: ‘It was always my dream to step off a plane at Shannon Airport with the belt’

IT SEEMED wholly appropriate that Andy Lee landed the punch that clinched this world title, the very same belt won by Steve Collins 20 years ago, moments after he had been rocked himself. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Mercy inflict first defeat on Montenotte

Team Montenotte suffered their first defeat of the Women’s Premier league season when going down to DCU Mercy (61-56) at Upper Glanmire Sports Centre.

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C of I and Bandon edge through

Cork Church of Ireland remain on course to defend their Peard Cup crown, but only after another stern examination from traditional rivals Cork Harlequins.

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Lynch second in La Coruna Grand Prix

Denis Lynch was the top Irish earning show jumper at the weekend, scoring a second place in Saturday’s Longines Grand Prix in La Coruna, Spain, with All Star 5 to pocket €100,000.

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Khan sets sights on Mayweather and Pacquiao

Amir Khan is thinking globally rather than nationally after beating Devon Alexander in Las Vegas.

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Perseverance finally pays dividends as driven Lee proudly sits on top of the world

You would have to go a long way before you find anybody with a bad word to say about Andy Lee.

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Britton leads Irish to bronze in Bulgaria

A surprise, but welcome, women’s team bronze medal brightened up a mixed day of Irish performances in Borovets as Fionnuala Britton battled to a sixth place finish at the European Cross Country Championships yesterday.

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‘Something tells me the stars are aligning and this is my time’

Dressed in a black tracksuit with matching baseball cap, Andy Lee looks out from the vast balcony in his penthouse suite at the Las Vegas Cosmopolitan.

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Irish runners face savage test in Bulgaria

Fionnuala Britton and Europe’s best distance runners face one of the most challenging courses in European Cross-Country Championship history in Bulgaria tomorrow.

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