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- Is Rory McIlroy a spoiled brat and just an overgrown child? - Antics during the U.S. Open leave his maturity very much in question
- Was Notre Dame’s Everett Golson caught cheating at exams leading to suspension? Quarterback statement hints at major integrity issue and harsh punishment does also
- Orb should win Preakness easily, Oxbow up for second
- Could Celtic boss Neil Lennon be next manager at Manchester United? - His European exploits, especially defeating Barcelona may put him in frame
- Orb has what it takes to win Triple Crown in 2013 - Kentucky Derby winner has breeding, connections and talent
A last second free by Bernard Brogan,pictured, gave the Dubs victory after a late Kildare goal brought them back into the match.
Meanwhile up North Donegal defeated Tyrone by 2-6 to 0-9 knocking Mickey Harte's side out of the Ulster Championship.
O'Brien's Treasure Beach defeated two stablemates with the Queen's horse, Carlton House back in fourth place.
The win gave O'Brien his ninth Irish Derby which places him as the all time leading trainer in the classic.
The New York Times carried an incredible piece of journalism which threads together the relationship between Woods and Mcilroy over the past few seasons.
As Woods was in decline and McIlroy began coming forward a wary respect grew up between the two men the Times reports.
The spark of genius typified the performance of the Northern Irishman who finished the day at a spectacular -16 in a tournament he led from the first day.
His margin of victory was eight strokes, the most comprehensive win in a golf major since the heyday of Tiger Woods.
Golfing sensation Rory McIlroy will be the biggest sports story of 2011 in my opinion.
He seems certain to dominate world golf after he secures what looks like an inevitable win in the US Open on Sunday where he is 8 shots ahead heading into the final round.
Speaking after his record breaking two round total McIlroy stated:
" I'm feeling good, feeling very good you know, it's funny to me, you know, it feels quite simple. I'm hitting fairways. I'm hitting greens. I'm holing my fair share of putts. And that's really been the key. There's no -- and I've missed a couple of greens that I was able to get it up and down. But apart from that, it's just been -- I've just really stuck to my game plan and stuck to what I wanted to do, very committed to my targets, that's basically it.
A double bogey on the last hole was his only blemish as he shot a 67 to add to his earlier 65 and enter the clubhouse with an eight shot lead at eleven under
At one point McIlroy was 13 under, an historic low score 'There is another level beyond excellence said the ESPN commentator , "We are talking about the greatest to ever play the game" said ESPN naming Ben Hogan, Sam Snead, Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods clearly stating that of McIlroy keeps thi up he will join that exalted club
Washington Post legend David Broder once remarked that the one reaction politicians cannot survive is when people begin laughing at the mention of their name.
Remember the unfortunate Admiral Stockdale who ran as Ross Perot's running mate and became a staple of late nigh comedians because of his inability to handle the spotlight?
Irish Turf Club Chief Executive Denis Egan has warned American horse breeders that because of drug use, European buyers have lost interest in buying the offspring of American stallions.He was speaking in New York.
He was particularly critical of race day medication Lasix,allegedly to stop horses bleeding but which many experts believe is a masking agent for other drugs
“They believe the genetic pool has been damaged,” Egan said. “Not only bleeders but horses with wind problems are being bred and they’re passing on those traits.”
The final leg of the Triple Crown will go off at Belmont park in New York shortly after six o'clock
Santiva is trained by Waterford born Eddie Kenneally and his sixth place finish in the Kentucky Derby after an interrupted preparation makes him a horse to reckon with.
With all the speed and the favorites drawn to the outside Master of Hounds under Garret Gomez should get the perfect ground-saving trip in behind the leaders.
If Gomez can get him to relax around Big Sandy he can come with his run down that endless Belmont straight where so many Triple Crown hopefuls have come to die
His two goals put him at 50 for his international career, making him the highest scoring striker in Ireland or Britain
The win meant Ireland kept pace with Russia and Slovenia who also won their games.