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McIlroy lets lead slip

RORY McILROY will come home a little richer for his appearance in the Korean Open but he picked-up nothing in terms of his world ranking.

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Tiger cruises to BMW title

ONCE Tiger Woods shot a magnificent nine under par 62 in Saturday's third round to open up a seven-stroke advantage over his closest pursuer, the rookie Australian Marc Leishman, the rest of the high-class field were all left yesterday to play for second in the BMW Championship, the third tournament in the FedEx series on the US PGA Tour.

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Duff magic leaves Toffees in sticky spot

DAMIEN DUFF produced a moment of magic at Craven Cottage to defeat Everton and kick-start Fulham's Premier League campaign.

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Downey: Kilkenny will take lessons on board

MEDAL-LADEN Kilkenny senior camogie boss Ann Downey is satisfied that the lessons learned in defeat in yesterday's Gala All-Ireland final will enhance her team's chance of bouncing back to win an overdue title.

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Cronin targets three in-a-row

WINNING manager Denise Cronin has no doubt that the current Cork senior camogie team is good enough to complete an elusive treble in 2010 – but only if they 'deserve it,' she said after yesterday's eight points win over Kilkenny.

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Classy Cork crush Cats

NOTHING was as vital to Cork's retention of their Gala All-Ireland senior camogie title in Croke Park yesterday as the steadiness of their full-back line under pressure and, once more, the absolute dependability of Aoife Murray's goalkeeping.

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Minogue calls on Banner legends to build on win

JOHN MINOGUE was in a hurry by the time he finally made it to the press centre.

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Gracious Walsh pays tribute to the victors

KILKENNY don't usually lose tight games. Not in recent times anyway.

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Last-gasp O'Donovan makes it a Clare day at Croker

WHEN the action drew to a close in Croke Park yesterday, the Big House reeked of sights and sounds from another era.

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Adebayor likely to face charges

MARK HUGHES' plea for Emmanuel Adebayor to be "cut a bit of slack" seems certain to go unheeded following his ugly stamp on Robin van Persie in Manchester City's controversial 4-2 defeat of Arsenal on Saturday.

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Kerry duo Cooper and Galvin passed fit for decider

COLM COOPER and Paul Galvin have been passed fit and will start Sunday's All-Ireland football final for Kerry against Cork – but the Croke Park decider has come too soon for Kieran Donaghy to line out from the start.

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Banner back with a bang

THE FIRST thing to say was how fantastic to see Plan B going up in lights at Croke Park again yesterday.

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Saracens hold off Saints in frantic finale

DESPITE the scandals that have rocked rugby this summer, the game's popularity shows no sign of waning on the evidence of the past two weekends.

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In-form O'Driscoll returns to haunt Garryowen

NIALL O'DRISCOLL returned to haunt his former club as Dolphin continued their blistering start to the season by recording an 18-13 victory over Garryowen at Dooradoyle on Saturday.

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Richards admits ban has effectively ended career

FORMER Harlequins director of rugby Dean Richards admits his career in the sport has effectively been ended by his three-year ban for masterminding the Bloodgate scandal.

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Ref justice aids lacklustre Leinster

Leinster's Isa Nacewa scores his side's only try in their nervy Magners League win over the Dragons at the RDS.

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Derby delight for Dunne's Villa debut

RICHARD DUNNE made his Aston Villa debut in the heat of a Birmingham derby, coming through with flying colours and three points.

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Spurs undone as Giggs rolls back the years

AMID the bedlam that greeted Jermain Defoe's magnificently acrobatic opening goal after just 52 seconds, only one man with connections to Tottenham Hotspur remained impassive.

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Gritty Chelsea prove title credentials

THAT is the end of this section of questioning then, as Chelsea's late show at the Britannia Stadium surely proves they have enough character in this squad to battle through their Fifa transfer ban and sustain a challenge for the championship this term.

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Darmody proves deadly as experienced Offaly make amends

OFFALY put the disappointment of last year's Gala All-Ireland junior camogie final defeat firmly behind them as they ran out comprehensive winners in yesterday's decider at Croke Park.

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Tilabay looks up to the task

TILABAY is a hopeful nap choice, in the featured Races Supporters' Club Lartigue Handicap Hurdle, on what looks another desperately hard-to-solve programme at Listowel this afternoon.

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Adebayor madness mars City's arrival among elite

AN occasion which should have been remembered as the afternoon when Manchester City announced that they merit inclusion among the Premier League's elite will be remembered for something altogether different, thanks solely to the shameful actions of one man.

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Reid refusing to get carried away with Sunderland's start

ANDY REID is refusing to set any targets despite Sunderland's encouraging start under new boss Steve Bruce.

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Gallas set for new Arsenal deal

ARSENAL manager Arsene Wenger will discuss a new contract with defender William Gallas before the end of the year.

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Benayoun emerges from the shadows

ONE cannot help feel that the scout from Debrecen had a wasted journey.

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