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22 09, 2019

14-man champions made to fight for final place

By | 2019-09-22T20:36:00+00:00 September 22nd, 2019|Sport|Comments Off on 14-man champions made to fight for final place

Na Piarsaigh overcame Kilmallock yesterday at the Gaelic Grounds to make another Limerick SHC final, but the former All-Ireland club champions had to fight all the way, having lost centre-back Ronan Lynch to a red card early in the second half.

22 09, 2019

England off to a winning Rugby World Cup start with victory against Tonga

By | 2019-09-22T12:27:13+00:00 September 22nd, 2019|Sport|Comments Off on England off to a winning Rugby World Cup start with victory against Tonga

Manu Tuilagi scored two tries as England launched their bid for a second Rugby World Cup title with a comfortable but error-strewn 35-3 bonus-point win over Tonga on Sunday.The Samoa-born centre crossed twice under the Sapporo Dome roof in a first half...

22 09, 2019

It’s a whole new ball game: girls swap rice paddies for soccer fields in India, and escape the cycle of child marriage and poverty

By | 2019-09-22T11:45:11+00:00 September 22nd, 2019|Sport|Comments Off on It’s a whole new ball game: girls swap rice paddies for soccer fields in India, and escape the cycle of child marriage and poverty

From working in rice fields in a remote village in Jharkhand, one of the poorest states in India, to undergoing two weeks of advanced soccer training at the Real Sociedad club in San Sebastian, Spain, 17-year-old Kusum Kumari has come a long way. Today...

21 09, 2019

Rugby World Cup 2019: New Zealand down South Africa in blockbuster battle of the giants

By | 2019-09-21T11:54:14+00:00 September 21st, 2019|Sport|Comments Off on Rugby World Cup 2019: New Zealand down South Africa in blockbuster battle of the giants

It was seen as the marquee pool game to watch, two heavyweights and the top two favourites at the 2019 Rugby World Cup duking it out just a day into the tournament.While the game produced few fireworks, defending champions New Zealand burnished their c...

21 09, 2019

Matthew Poon’s moment of brilliance proves crucial on biased dirt track

By | 2019-09-21T11:50:23+00:00 September 21st, 2019|Sport|Comments Off on Matthew Poon’s moment of brilliance proves crucial on biased dirt track

A split-second decision made all the difference for jockey Matthew Poon Ming-fai when he dashed to the front on a red-hot all-weather track at Sha Tin on Saturday.The local jockey sensed the much-maligned surface was up to its old tricks on Saturday, f...

21 09, 2019

The rise of Retallica

By | 2019-09-21T09:02:00+00:00 September 21st, 2019|Sport|Comments Off on The rise of Retallica

As befits a keen mechanic who was brought up to know his way around souping up classic vehicles, New Zealand’s Brodie Retallick is the All Black who provides the main engine, the horsepower, and the oil for this 2019 juggernaut

20 09, 2019

Hong Kong is still safe and protests will not stop the 2022 Gay Games as day-to-day life is unaffected, say organisers

By | 2019-09-20T00:00:09+00:00 September 20th, 2019|Sport|Comments Off on Hong Kong is still safe and protests will not stop the 2022 Gay Games as day-to-day life is unaffected, say organisers

The 2022 Gay Games will not be affected by civil unrest in Hong Kong, the organisers have said. The city has been rocked by more than 100 days of anti-government protests that started as opposition to a controversial extradition bill, but day-to-day li...