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O'Sullivan on the double in Galway Massa's fastest on the first day of Pirelli test

SWIMMING: Niamh O'Sullivan grabbed her second gold at the National Short Course Championships at Leisureland, Galway last night.

The Kerry woman, who claimed the 800m freestyle title on Thursday night, was once again out on her own in the 400m free as she cruised home in 4:18.35 ahead of Shauna O'Brien who finished in 4:26.30.

Dan Sweeney also had double joy, when, in the absence of Olympian Andrew Bree, he claimed the 200m breaststroke title, having won over the 50m distance on the opening night.

There was an eye-catching performance from 16-year-old Catrina English in the women's 200m breaststroke as she finished seven seconds ahead of her rivals, clocking 2:33.85.

Curtis Coulter, 16, came up with a strong performance in the 400m freestyle, winning in 4:02.31, just ahead of Conor Turner (4:02.70).

Aisling Cooney helped her club, ESB, to victory in the women's 4x200m freestyle relay.



Nevin gets Paris off to a perfect start in Milan

Nevin earned a unanimous decision over the Italian bantamweight over five three-minute rounds at the Palasharp in Milan. The Nevin-Picardi clash was the first of five bouts between Paris and Milan in the four-team European WSB group.

The top teams in the Asian, Americas and European groups and the best runners-up qualify for the semi-finals.

Nevin pocketed a cheque for $5,000 for his win.

Ken Egan, who is signed with Miami, will be in action in the WSB next Tuesday against LA.



Massa's fastest on the first day of Pirelli test

F1: Felipe Massa finished fastest on the first day of the Pirelli tyre test at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi.

The Ferrari driver topped the timesheets after 94 laps on tyres provided by the Italian manufacturer, who will replace Bridgestone as F1 sole tyre supplier from next season.

All 12 F1 teams were in attendance at the circuit for the start of the two-day test session, and the top of the order soon took on a familiar look with Ferrari, Red Bull and McLaren setting the pace.

NBA: Boston 84 Oklahoma City 89, Philadelphia 90 Milwaukee 79, Washington 89 Memphis 86, Toronto 106 Houston 96, Miami 95 Charlotte 87, New Orleans 108 Cleveland 101, Minnesota 95 LA Lakers 112, Utah 82 San Antonio 94, Dallas 83 Chicago 88, Sacramento 86 New Jersey 81, Golden State 119 NY Knicks 125.


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