Philip O'Connor

Soccer - Swedes set to be more positive against Spain in World Cup qualifier

Sep 01 2021

STOCKHOLM Sweden captain Victor Lindelof said his side were aiming to be a lot more positive when they meet Spain in their Group B World Cup qualifier after an ultra-defensive performance in June got them a scoreless draw at Euro 2020.

Olympics-Boxing-"Lion King" inspires humble Harrington to Irish boxing gold

Aug 08 2021

TOKYO Humility and quotes from the movie "The Lion King" are not qualities normally associated with boxers, but they carried Ireland's Kellie Harrington to Olympic gold in the women's lightweight division on the final day of the Games.

Olympics-Boxing-Harrington, Price win women's gold; Cruz takes men's lightweight title

Aug 08 2021

TOKYO (Reuters) -Ireland's Kellie Harrington won an enthralling battle against Brazil's Beatriz Ferreira on an emotional last day of boxing at the Tokyo Games that saw tears of joy and pain and plenty of skill in the ring as the final four medals were decided.

Olympics-Surfing-Brilliant riders look to the future after Olympic debut splash

Aug 08 2021

TOKYO They came, they surfed, they conquered.

Olympics-Sailing-Old classes wave goodbye as sailing set for changes

Aug 08 2021

TOKYO, Japan Despite being threatened by a typhoon at one stage the Olympic sailing programme went off almost without a hitch, but the winds of change blowing through both the Games and the sport mean that it will not look the same in Paris in three years' time.

Olympics-Boxing-Harrington, Cruz win lightweight golds on final day in Tokyo

Aug 08 2021

TOKYO, Aug 8 Ireland's Kellie Harrington won an enthralling battle against Brazil's Beatriz Ferreira and Cuba's Andy Cruz scored a split decision win over Keyshawn Davis in their lightweight gold medal bouts on the final day of boxing at the Tokyo Games.

Olympics-Soccer-Brazil's Alves crowns trophy-laden career with Olympic gold

Aug 07 2021

YOKOHAMA, Japan Defender Dani Alves rolled back the years to spur Brazil to a 2-1 win over Spain in the Tokyo Games soccer final on Saturday, enabling him to add an Olympic gold medal to a trophy cabinet already bursting with silverware.

Olympics-Soccer-Sinclair finally claims soccer gold for Canada

Aug 06 2021

YOKOHAMA, Japan After two bronze medals in 2012 and 2016, Christine Sinclair finally got her hands on Olympic gold when Canada beat Sweden 3-2 on penalties at the Tokyo Games after Friday's final ended 1-1 following extra time.

Olympics-Boxing-Russian Batyrgaziev delivers on golden promise

Aug 05 2021

TOKYO (Reuters) -Albert Batyrgaziev prevailed in a tactical battle to win the first Russian boxing gold of the Tokyo Olympics with victory by split decision over American Duke Ragan in the men's featherweight final on Thursday.

Olympics-Boxing-Paalam puts Philippines in frame for gold, Harrington through

Aug 05 2021

TOKYO, Aug 5 Flyweight Carlo Paalam put himself in contention for the Philippines' first-ever Olympic boxing gold on Thursday, while Irish top seed Kellie Anne Harrington advanced into the lightweight gold medal match with Brazil's Beatriz Ferreira.

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