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Daily Archives: January 17, 2018

Minnesota Twins hire retired Justin Morneau as special assistant

MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Twins have hired the recently retired Justin Morneau as a special assistant. The team said Wednesday that Morneau will become the fourth former Twins player from his generation to get the job, joining Michael Cuddyer, Torii Hunter and LaTroy Hawkins. The

O’Byrne Cup final set to go ahead as planned

Leinster GAA insist that the O’Byrne Cup final will go ahead on Sunday with a 4.0pm throw-in at O’Moore Park despite a threat from Meath manager Andy McEntee that they could boycott the fixture. McEntee says that playing the provincial pre-season decider against Westmeath as

Boston honors Willie O’Ree, who broke NHL color barrier

BOSTON — Hockey pioneer Willie O’Ree was honored in Boston on Wednesday, the eve of the 60th anniversary of the Bruins forward breaking the NHL’s color barrier. At a news conference at the TD Garden before the Bruins game against the Montreal Canadiens, Mayor Marty

LPGA returns to Los Angeles after 13-year absence

LOS ANGELES — The LPGA is returning to Los Angeles after a 13-year absence with a $1.5 million tournament in April. The HUGEL-JTBC Open will be played April 19-22 at Wilshire Country Club, which has hosted previous LPGA, PGA and Champions Tour events. The 72-hole

Live scores: Leitrim v Sligo

2000, Leitrim 0-08 Sligo 2-09 This game is being played at the Connacht Centre of Excellence in Bekan after bad weather conditions forced it to be switched from Ballinamore. Neither team can make the final, which will be between Galway and Roscommon. The Dr McKenna

Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov expected to headline UFC 223

A UFC lightweight title fight between interim champion Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov is expected to headline UFC 223 on April 7. UFC president Dana White told Boston’s “Toucher and Rich” radio show on Wednesday the fight will happen on that date. The event is