NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Lydia Ko is one round away from clinching LPGA player of the year and taking home the largest prize in the history of women's golf.
Leona Maguire showed Saturday that it won't be easy.
DUBLIN (AP) — Ireland survived a stern rugby challenge from a desperate Australia to prevail 13-10 at Lansdowne Road on Saturday.
Irish captain Jonathan Sexton withdrew just moments before the match after straining a calf in the warmup but his flyhalf backups were outstanding.
DUBLIN, Ireland (AP) — Noah Thomasson scored 15 points as Niagara beat Stetson 66-62 on Saturday to win the MAAC/ASUN Dublin Challenge game in Dublin, Ireland.
Thomasson was 5 of 13 shooting, including 1 for 3 from distance, and went 4 for 5 from the line for the Purple Eagles (2-2).
DUBLIN, Ireland (AP) — Camren Hunter had 28 points in Central Arkansas' 90-85 victory over Rider on Saturday.
Hunter was 10 of 16 shooting, including 3 for 6 from distance, and went 5 for 6 from the line for the Bears (3-2).
DUBLIN (AP) — Noah Thomasson scored 29 points and Niagara beat Central Arkansas 73-64 on Friday in the MAAC/ASUN Dublin Challenge in Ireland.
Thomasson was 12 of 18 shooting despite missing all four of his 3-point attempts.
LONDON (AP) — Police in Northern Ireland said Friday that two officers escaped injury when their vehicle was damaged by a homemade bomb. The force said it was treating the attack as attempted murder.
DUBLIN (AP) — Wheza Panzo scored 15 points and grabbed five rebounds and Stetson beat Rider 78-68 on Friday in the MAAC/ASUN Dublin Challenge in Ireland.
Stephan Swenson scored 13 points for the undefeated Hatters (3-0).
DUBLIN (AP) — South African official Rassie Erasmus was suspended again by World Rugby on Thursday for his unrelenting hostility toward match officials.
World Rugby suspended South Africa's director of rugby from any involvement in the Springboks' matchday against Italy in Genoa this weekend and against England at Twickenham next week.
DUBLIN (AP) — Ireland and Australia have reverted to full-strength sides for their rugby test on Saturday at Lansdowne Road after contrasting performances by fringe players last weekend.
The Irish labored to beat Fiji 35-17 and coach Andy Farrell was underwhelmed.
GENOA, Italy (AP) — Italy has made two changes to the team to face South Africa on Saturday following the historic victory over Australia.
Prop Pietro Ceccarelli and hooker Giacomo Nicotera will line up alongside Danilo Fischetti in a revamped front row for the test in Genoa.
DUBLIN (AP) — Fiji flanker Albert Tuisue has been suspended for four weeks for his red card in the loss to Ireland last weekend in Dublin.
Tuisue was sent off in the second half for a head-high tackle on flyhalf Joey Carbery.
LONDON (AP) — A Gaelic sports venue in Northern Ireland has been included on a shortlist of 14 stadia selected by the United Kingdom and Ireland’s bid team to host matches at the European Championship in 2028.
GENOA, Italy (AP) — South Africa will field a new second row and has also been forced to shift Franco Mostert to flanker for the test against Italy on Saturday when the world champions are desperate to get a victory on the board on their European tour.
DUBLIN (AP) — France captain Antoine Dupont could receive a second consecutive world player of the year award this weekend while suspended from rugby.
Dupont has been nominated alongside another former winner in Ireland captain Jonathan Sexton, plus South Africa center Lukhanyo Am and Ireland flanker Josh van der Flier.
DUBLIN (AP) — Ireland will have to made do without backs Robbie Henshaw and Joey Carbery against Australia in the rugby test at Lansdowne Road this weekend.
Both were ruled out on Monday after they were injured in the 35-17 win over Fiji on Saturday.
DUBLIN (AP) — Ireland played to Fiji's up-front weaknesses and ground out a 35-17 victory at Lansdowne Road on Saturday.
The Irish received 14 penalties from Fiji and didn't take a single penalty kick at the posts.
DUBLIN (AP) — Ireland promoted fringe players to face Fiji on Saturday at Lansdowne Road after changing nine from the side which beat South Africa.
The likes of captain Jonathan Sexton, Andrew Porter, James Ryan, Peter O'Mahony, Josh van der Flier, and Hugo Keenan have been rested after the 19-16 success against Springboks with Australia to come next week.
With South Africa and New Zealand looming, England is under massive pressure to beat Japan at Twickenham on Saturday after the lackluster loss to Argentina.
Following the 30-29 defeat to the Pumas, coach Eddie Jones was upbeat and didn't believe England had “strong problems." A day or two later, he blamed himself and complacency, in that he was thinking of strategy for next year's Rugby World Cup.
LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Rishi Sunak aimed to repair frayed relations with Britain’s European Union neighbors — and with highly skeptical leaders in Scotland and Wales — when he attended a summit of leaders from across the U.K.
LONDON (AP) — The British government on Wednesday delayed calling a fresh election in Northern Ireland, hoping to buy time to break an impasse over post-Brexit trade rules that put the administration there on ice.
MARSEILLE, France (AP) — Willie le Roux was recalled to start at fullback and Faf de Klerk at scrumhalf as South Africa made five changes and two positional switches for Saturday's rugby test against France.
DUBLIN (AP) — Scrumhalf Conor Murray will play no further part in Ireland's home rugby series this month due to the groin injury against South Africa last weekend.
Murray limped off in the first half of what was his 100th Ireland cap on Saturday.
DUBLIN (AP) — Ireland did enough to beat world champion South Africa 19-16 in an arm wrestle at Lansdowne Road on Saturday to justify its ascent to No. 1 in the rankings.
Ireland broke a 6-6 halftime deadlock with two tries in four minutes early in the second half, the first from a lineout maul by flanker Josh van der Flier and then a more expansive counterattack score from left wing Mack Hansen.
DUBLIN (AP) — Robbie Henshaw was withdrawn from the Ireland side facing South Africa this weekend and replaced by Stuart McCloskey on Friday.
Henshaw missed the captain's run in the morning because of a hamstring issue.
LONDON (AP) — Northern Ireland elections aimed at restoring the region’s power-sharing government have been delayed until January amid concerns about holding them during the holiday season, the U.K.
There's 10 months and the best part of another season to go before next year's Rugby World Cup. So much can change.
Yet, Saturday's test between Ireland and South Africa in Dublin might be the best forecast of what the international rugby climate will be leading up to the 2023 showpiece.
CORK, Ireland (AP) _ Johnson Controls International PLC (JCI) on Thursday reported fiscal fourth-quarter net income of $761 million.
On a per-share basis, the Cork, Ireland-based company said it had profit of $1.10.
DUBLIN 2, Ireland (AP) _ Horizon Therapeutics Public Limited Company (HZNP) on Wednesday reported third-quarter earnings of $135.8 million.
The Dublin 2, Ireland-based company said it had net income of 58 cents per share.
DUBLIN (AP) — Cheslin Kolbe will return from a three-month absence because of a broken jaw to start a test at fullback for South Africa for the first time against Ireland in Dublin on Saturday.
Kolbe's move to 15 allows Makazole Mapimpi and Kurt-Lee Arendse to start on the wings in a highly anticipated meeting between the world champion Springboks and the No.
TOKYO (AP) — The All Blacks were shaken by a superb 80-minute performance by Japan and had to find depths of character and resolve to beat the Brave Blossoms 38-31 in Tokyo on Saturday in the first match of their northern hemisphere tour.
LONDON (AP) — Northern Ireland's political deadlock deepened Friday when the U.K. government delayed calling an early election for the Belfast-based Assembly after a deadline to restore the mothballed administration expired.
DUNDALK COUNTY LOUTH, Ireland (AP) _ Cimpress plc (CMPR) on Wednesday reported a fiscal first-quarter loss of $25.4 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier.
On a per-share basis, the Dundalk County Louth, Ireland-based company said it had a loss of 97 cents.
HOBART, Australia (AP) — Opener Paul Stirling steered Ireland to an upset nine-wicket win over the West Indies on Friday, knocking the two-time champions out of the Twenty20 World Cup in the preliminary phase and earning his team a spot in the Super 12s.
HOBART, Australia (AP) — Two-time champion West Indies and Ireland rebounded from their opening losses at the Twenty20 World Cup with emphatic victories on Wednesday to open up Group B.
Curtis Campher belted an unbeaten 72 from 32 deliveries to lead Ireland to a six-wicket win over Scotland.
WARRINGTON, England (AP) — Top-ranked New Zealand opened its Rugby League World Cup account by seeing off Lebanon 34-12 on Sunday.
The Kiwis overcame conceding a try during the opening set by shining with six tries of their own.
DUBLIN (AP) — The coach of Ireland’s women’s soccer team apologized Wednesday after her players sang a pro-IRA chant in the locker room after qualifying for the World Cup for the first time.
Video footage of the chant circulated on social media after the 1-0 victory over Scotland in the playoffs at Hampden Park on Tuesday.
ZURICH (AP) — Ireland is going to its first Women's World Cup next year and was joined by Switzerland as both won in the European playoffs on Tuesday, leaving Portugal to enter an intercontinental round.
NYON, Switzerland (AP) — Scottish champion Celtic was fined 15,000 euros ($14,600) because fans displayed an anti-monarchy banner at a Champions League game days after the death of Queen Elizabeth, UEFA said Tuesday.
LONDON (AP) — The death toll from a gas station explosion that shattered a small village in northwest Ireland rose to 10 on Saturday, and emergency workers who combed through piles of rubble said they did not expect to find more bodies.
LONDON (AP) — Britain and Ireland hailed a new spirit of compromise on Friday in a grinding feud over post-Brexit trade rules, expressing hope of making enough progress in the next three weeks to avoid a destabilizing new election in Northern Ireland.
LONDON (AP) — After an acrimonious divorce and years of bickering, Britain’s government looks like it wants to make up with the European Union.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand is host and defending champion but won’t start as favorite in the Women’s Rugby World Cup, which begins Saturday with three consecutive matches at Auckland’s Eden Park stadium.
LONDON (AP) — Stradivarius, one of the most famous racehorses in Britain and Ireland after winning the Gold Cup at Ascot three times, has been retired to stud.
Bjorn Nielsen, the owner of Stradivarius, said he felt it would be unfair to make the horse come back next season as a 9-year-old after time away with a bruised foot.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.S. President Joe Biden and U.K. Prime Minister Liz Truss declared themselves staunch allies Wednesday as they tried to patch up a divide over Brexit’s impact on peace in Northern Ireland.
BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) — It’s less than ten minutes walk from the Falls Road to the Shankill Road in Northern Ireland's capital, where Catholics and Protestants still live in segregated enclaves.
LONDON (AP) — American authors Elizabeth Strout and Percival Everett are up against writers from Britain, Ireland, Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka as finalists for the prestigious Booker Prize for fiction.
Strout’s symphony of everyday lives “Oh William!” and Everett’s powerful novel about racism and police violence, “The Trees,” are on a shortlist announced Tuesday for the 50,000 pound ($58,000) prize.
LONDON (AP) — Irish regulators are slapping Instagram with a big fine after an investigation found the social media platform mishandled teenagers' personal information in violation of strict European Union data privacy rules.
VENICE, Italy (AP) — Martin McDonagh has returned to the Venice International Film Festival with “The Banshees of Inisherin,” which is having its world premiere Monday night in competition.
DUBLIN (AP) — In the postgame analysis, free beer at the Nebraska-Northwestern game in Ireland was the right call.
The freebies flowed for two hours during Northwestern’s 31-28 victory on Saturday, and the catering company for Aviva Stadium hailed its workers for keeping the refreshments coming.