August 31, 2012 |
There will be a bit more of the Irish -- well, the American variety, that is -- in Dublin on Saturday when Notre Dame takes on Navy in a college football season opener. This will be the first college football game played in Ireland since 1996, when the Midshipmen also took on the Fighting Irish, who won the game, 54-27, before a half-filled stadium at Croke Park in Dublin. When the two teams meet on Saturday in the Emerald Isle Classic, it will be in the newly built Aviva Stadium, which holds 50,000 and usually plays host to Ireland's top soccer and rugby teams.
August 6, 2012 |
LONDON -- History told us of Babe Didrikson Zaharias, then of Fanny Blankers-Koen. Legends grew around Dawn Fraser and Olga Connolly; also Joan Benoit and now Kim Rhode. They are Olympic women. Hear them roar. Someday, given what took place at a boxing arena in the far reaches of the London Olympics on Monday afternoon, the name Katie Taylor may be on the list. It was just four rounds of superb boxing by the young woman from Bray, County Wicklow, Ireland. Nor was it unexpected.
August 6, 2012 |
To play high school football in Southern California, players have to fulfill some basic requirements, such as getting a physical and making sure they are academically eligible. There is an added element if you want to play for Sherman Oaks Notre Dame this season. You'll need a passport, because the Knights are headed to Ireland to play Hamilton High of Chandler, Ariz., on Aug. 31 in a journey that will rank as the longest trip any Southern Section school has traveled for a regular-season football game.
June 19, 2012 |
CBS This Morning Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.); Hulu CEO Jason Kilar; Kathy Ireland. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Summer beauty; Anthony Mackie. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC KTLA Morning News (N) 7 a.m. KTLA Good Morning America (N) 7 a.m. KABC Good Day L.A. (N) 7 a.m. KTTV Rachael Ray Regis Philbin. 8 a.m. KCAL Live With Kelly Julia Louis-Dreyfus; Ice-T; Ronnie Wood; co-host D.L. Hughley. (N) 9 a.m. KABC The View Michelle Pfeiffer; Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.)
June 18, 2012 |
Italy qualified for the quarterfinals of the European Championship after Antonio Cassano and Mario Balotelli scored in each half of a tense 2-0 victory over Ireland on Monday in Poznan, Poland. Cassano headed in the ball with his back to the goal by the near post following a corner kick in the 35th minute on a warm and muggy night. Balotelli came on as a substitute and doubled the lead in the 90th, a minute after Ireland was reduced to 10 men with Keith Andrews picking up his second yellow card.
June 14, 2012 |
Fernando Torres scored a goal in each half Thursday to give Spain a 4-0 win over Ireland and eliminate the Irish from the European Championship. David Silva and substitute Cesc Fabregas also scored second-half goals at Gdansk, Poland, as the defending champions improved to four points in Group C, the same as co-leader Croatia. Spain dominated the tempo and scoring opportunities through its quick combinations, taking 26 shots and putting the team on course for a spot in the quarterfinals.
June 4, 2012 |
The Lakers expect to make changes this off-season. General Manager Mitch Kupchak indicated as much in last week's exit interview after expressing disappointment in the Lakers' semifinals exit to the Oklahoma City Thunder. But that thought process won't apply to their broadcasting team. The Lakers signed radio play-by-play announcer John Ireland and color analyst Mychal Thompson to multiyear deals. Ireland took over the team's radio play-by-play duties last season at 710 ESPN after announcer Spero Dedes left to accept the New York Knicks' radio play-by-play position for its flagship station, the Madison Square Garden Network.
June 2, 2012 |
LONDON — Irish voters approved a European treaty to keep government spending in check, offering a small victory Friday to the region's leaders as they battle a worsening debt and banking crisis that has raised fear for the survival of the euro. A referendum to adopt the fiscal pact won by a strong margin, 60.3% to 39.7%, though only about half of Ireland's voters cast ballots Thursday. Prime Minister Enda Kenny, who campaigned hard for the "yes" side, hailed the result as a signal that his bailed-out nation "is serious about overcoming its economic challenges.
June 1, 2012 |
LONDON - Irish voters went to the polls Thursday to decide whether to ratify a treaty aimed at controlling the runaway deficits of European Union countries. The referendum, whose results are expected Friday night, comes as worry about Spain's economy continued to roil markets worldwide. Spanish stocks recovered some of their losses Thursday after slumping to nine-year lows a day earlier. The euro lost ground against the dollar, and oil prices fell, all on fear that Madrid will need international help to rescue its ailing banks.
May 16, 2012 |
Launching in Latin America is proving not as easy as Netflix Inc. had hoped. At an investor conference Wednesday in New York hosted by JPMorgan Chase & Co., Netflix Chief Financial Officer David Wells said his company is trying various ways to improve its prospects in the 43 Latin American countries where it launched last year. Growth in the region has been slower than the subscription video company expected or that it experienced in its other foreign markets: Canada, Great Britain and Ireland . Netflix has blamed its problems on several issues specific to the region, including lower broadband Internet penetration, fewer digital devices and greater complexities in processing payments through the Internet.