Highlights: Italy edge Japan in seven goal thriller

Italy and Japan played out a seven goal thriller in Recife as the Azzurri came out on top 4-3.  Japan took a 2-0 lead with a penalty from Keisuke Honda and a fine strike from Manchester United’s Shinji Kagawa.  Daniele de Rossi pulled on back for the Italians just before the break. Italy scored two…

Highlights: Neymar stars in Brazil win.

Neymar was the start of the show as Brazil beat Mexico 2-0 in their second game of the FIFA Confederations Cup. The new Barcelona striker scored a superb volley to give the home side the lead in the first half. His mesmerising dribble in the second half and cross set up Jo for the 90th…

Assured Mayo display team ethos

An assured Mayo performance brushed aside the challenge of Roscommon in a dominant display at Mc Hale Park in “Game 2” of Mayo’s championship. Roscommon started brightly with the game being played in the Mayo half for the first five minutes but despite having the majority of the ball they only scored a solitary point…

Mayo team to play Roscommon named

The Mayo team to take on Roscommon was named with one enforced change to the team which dismantle Galway with Richie Feeney coming in at centre forward for the inured Cillian O Connor. Mayo can expect a tougher test than what was provided by the Tribesmen in the opening round.  Throw in at Mc Hale…

Stanley Cup Preview

1. Chicago Blackhawks v 4. Boston Bruins The 2010 Stanley Cup winner Blackhawks take on the 2011 Stanley Cup winning Bruins in this year’s Stanley Cup final in the only East v West game in this lockout shortened season and the first Original Six final match up since 1979 when the Montreal Canadiens and New…

Kane hat-trick puts Blackhawks in Stanley Cup

Patrick Kane scored a hat-trick tonight, including the double overtime winner, as the Chicago Blackhawks beat the defending champion Los Angeles Kings at the United Center.  The Blackhawks had the game all but wrapped up in regulation, but an equaliser from Mike Richards just 10 seconds from time brought the game into overtime and silenced…