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Ton up Lee issues an upbeat bulletin on Arcalis

By Nick RobsonGRAHAM LEE, who rode his 100th winner of the season at Ayr yesterday, issued an upbeat bulletin on his Smurfit Kappa Champion Hurdle hopeful Arcalis.

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Fallon has bail extended until July

By Anita ChambersKIEREN FALLON has had his bail extended until July as the City Of London police continue their investigation into alleged race-fixing.

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Monger strongly fancied to follow up

By "Faugh-A-Ballagh"MONGER LANE has a fine chance of completing a course and distance double at Leicester by taking the Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry Handicap Chase.

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Moore back in business with local double

By William HaylerGARY MOORE served notice that his stable's quiet spell has ended as he sent out a double at his local jumps track Plumpton.

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McCoy aims to stay injury free as he gears up for festival

By Nick RobsonCHAMPION jockey Tony McCoy is praying he stays free of trouble in the next fortnight before heading off to the Cheltenham Festival.

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Smart Huggies Concorde can fly past rivals in sprint

THE lightly-raced Huggies Concorde can land the sprint at Youghal.

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Woods still on top

Tiger Woods still leads the World Rankings

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Harrington climbs Order of Merit table

Padraig Harrinton has climbed to 13th in the European Order of Merit

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King of comebacks Ogilvy makes Love pay

By Peter Williams, California GEOFF OGILVY watched his 25-foot putt take one extra turn and tumble into the cup at the fourteenth for an unlikely par and a commanding lead in the Match Play Championship.

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Battling Harrington accentuates the positive

By Charlie MulqueenFOLLOWING decent performances in Malaysia and California, Padraig Harrington is very positive ahead of the Doral Open and next week's defence of the Honda Classic.

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Woods still on top

Tiger Woods still leads the World Rankings

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Harrington climbs Order of Merit table

Padraig Harrinton has climbed to 13th in the European Order of Merit

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Horan ready to rumble again after neck scare

By Barry Coughlan MARCUS HORAN is ready for another Six Nations battle against Scotland on Saturday week.

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Hayes making full recovery

By Charlie MulqueenBIG time rugby matches can take their toll on the fittest, as illustrated by the illness suffered by John Hayes after Sunday's RBS Six Nations game against Wales.

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'Suicidal' Henson holds hands up over Dublin nightmare

By Alex LoweGAVIN HENSON has taken full responsibility for Wales' 31-5 RBS 6 Nations Championship defeat to Ireland after a performance which left him depressed and questioning his future in the game.

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O'Sullivan quick to hand out the plaudits

By Charlie Mulqueen IT was inevitable after running up such an impressive scoreline against Wales in Sunday's RBS Six Nations encounter that there should be an air of quiet satisfaction in the Irish camp.

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Time to give an immensely talented Irish team their due

By Diarmuid O'FlynnAND so, it came to pass; just as I predicted, we beat Wales, and by 26 points at that. Happy? No, I'm not.

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Harte lauds Tyrone newcomers

MICKEY HARTE was pleased with the performances of the newcomers in Tyrone's emphatic McKenna Cup final victory over Monaghan.

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Kingdom's hitman making no excuses

HE'S a hard man to pin down. Michael Moynihan tried to get a hold of Colm Cooper's jersey, but the Kerryman was far too smooth.

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Club final making Allen and Hayes' jobs that bit harder

By Jim O'SullivanJOHN ALLEN and Conor Hayes share similar concerns after two rounds of the Allianz NHL.

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Cody cultivates will to win in new-look crop of Cats

By Diarmuid O'FlynnBRIAN Cody is a personable guy but when it comes to matters hurling, especially when it comes to matters relating to his native county, the Kilkenny manager is a serious individual.

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Opening up of Croke Park 'threatens to split GAA in Ulster'

By Jim O'SullivanULSTER GAA secretary Danny Murphy has warned the decision to open up Croke Park for rugby and soccer threatens to divide the Association in the province.

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Behan bashes nine-man Drogs as City go top

Cork City 2 Drogheda United 0By Edward NewmanCORK CITY got their first home game of the season off to a stuttering start and had to work hard to overcome nine man Drogheda United in the Setanta Cup at Turner's Cross last evening.

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Reid hopes to force his way into Stan's plans

By Brendan O'BrienNEW manager, new leaf they say. Words that will be music to the ears of Steven Reid who is hoping to finally light a fuse under what has been a slow-burning international career.

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Robson to keep an eye on affairs from the stand

By Liam Mackey BOBBY ROBSON has revealed that he won't be joining Steve Staunton in the dugout at Lansdowne Road tomorrow night — but he will make contact with the Irish manager during the game if needs be and will definitely be putting in an appearance in the dressing room at half-time.

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Bruce set to step out of father's shadow

By Ian ParkesALEX BRUCE believes he is finally stepping out of the shadow of his famous father as he prepares to tread the international boards.

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Keane to become new captain

By Liam Mackey ROBBIE KEANE is set to be unveiled as the new Irish captain, with Shay Given as vice-captain.

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Stan bids to restore old spirit

By Liam MackeyFLEXING our tabloid muscles, we might have led this one off with a screaming headline: 'Top Irish Soccer Star In Two In A Bed Morning Romp.'

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Midfield central to O'Shea's thinking

By Michael Moynihan A CARLING CUP medal in his pocket, Waterford beating Cork in the National Hurling League and a nice view over Dublin Bay from the Irish team hotel. Life is good for John O'Shea.

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Swedish coach backs Stan and Bobby to achieve success

By Brendan O'BrienSWEDISH coach Lars Lagerback believes Ireland's unorthodox managerial team of Steve Staunton and Bobby Robson has the ingredients to work.

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