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Nolan thrilled with Etoile's run

By Nick RobsonPAUL NOLAN'S Accordion Etoile has come out of his exertions at Punchestown on Sunday in great form and remains firmly on course for the Arkle Trophy at Cheltenham on March 14.

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Fitz thrilled to be back on Kauto Star for Game Spirit Chase

MICK FITZGERALD will renew his partnership with Queen Mother Champion Chase favourite Kauto Star in the totepool Game Spirit Chase at Newbury on Saturday.

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Sponsors wary of Penzance pirating prize

By Keith Hamer and Nick RobsonPENZANCE is the horse the sponsors fear in the totesport Trophy at Newbury on Saturday.

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Woods' win down to 'experience'

By Neale GrahamA RELIEVED Tiger Woods believes his play-off experience made the difference against Ernie Els at the end of a nail-biting Dubai Desert Classic.

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Sheahan: Irish have nothing to fear in Paris

By Edward NewmanFRANKIE SHEAHAN is confident Ireland will learn from Saturday's unconvincing win over Six Nations minnows, Italy, and travel to Paris confident in the knowledge that the French are far from an invincible force.

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Leamy in the dock as O'Driscoll escapes citing

By Charlie MulqueenEDDIE O'SULLIVAN'S Six Nations preparations for Saturday's daunting trip to Paris have been hit by a citing charge against back-row Denis Leamy — but Ireland will be skippered by Brian O'Driscoll after he escaped a similar charge in the wake of the victory over Italy.

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Drinking at the last chance saloon

By Charlie MulqueenEVERY cloud has a silver lining but the old adage hardly looked appropriate on February 5th, 2000, after England had inflicted a humiliating 50-18 defeat on the Irish rugby team at Twickenham.

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Pelous vows to put France back on track

By Chris BertramFRANCE captain Fabien Pelous has vowed to address the problems which led to his side crashing to a shock defeat against Scotland in their RBS 6 Nations Championship opener.

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Kilmurray looking to build on victory over Cork

By Jim O'SullivanOFFALY football manager Kevin Kilmurray wants to build on their weekend's success over Cork in the National Football League.

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Limerick 'must kill off games'

By Brendan LarkinIF Limerick footballers are to make any meaningful impression on this year's All-Ireland championship they must learn to kill off games, according to defender Stephen Lavin.

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'Lucky' Russell was ref

By Colm O'Connor and Brendan O'BrienREFEREES' boss, Fr Seamus Gardiner, yesterday defended Paddy Russell's handling of Sunday's ill-tempered NFL clash between Tyrone and Dublin.

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Ballygalget face biggest battle

By Jim O'SullivanULSTER'S representatives in Sunday's AIB All-Ireland SHC club semi-final, Ballygalget, have one thing in common with their illustrious opponents Newtownshandrum.

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Seating substitutes in stands questioned

By Brendan O'BrienTHE merits of seating substitutes in stands and not designated dugouts has again been questioned after Sunday's disturbing scenes in Omagh.

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Roethlisberger travels long road in record time

By Ian Parkes, DetroitAMID all the whooping and the hollering, one man was strangely subdued.

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'Small clubs' begin to lose faith with refs

ONE of the unique privileges of Italian football referees is that they get to have audiences with the Pope.

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Ferguson 'scouring the market' to find United's new Keane

By Ken GauntALEX FERGUSON is to step up his search for a player in the image of Roy Keane after two years of frustration.

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PFA offer full support to troubled Campbell

By Ken Gaunt and Alex LowePLAYERS' chief Gordon Taylor has offered his unstinting support to troubled Arsenal and England defender Sol Campbell.

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Barton reveals new image

By Ken GauntJOEY BARTON has revealed he has not had an alcoholic drink since being sent home in disgrace from Manchester City's pre-season tour of Thailand.

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Gallas happy to be jack of all trades

By Adrian CurtisCHELSEA defender William Gallas has revealed he has finally come to terms with being Jose Mourinho's man for all positions.

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Fuming Reds accept Reina ban

By Adrian CurtisLIVERPOOL have not appealed against Jose Reina's red card for pushing Chelsea's Dutch winger Arjen Robben in the face at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.

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