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Sorensen quits TI

Officials in Tennis Ireland will have to find a new Davis Cup captain for next year's Europe-Africa Zone Group Two campaign.

The governing body yesterday announced that Sean Sorensen was stepping down after serving four years in the hot seat.

Ex-Wimbledon participant Sorensen, whose sons Louk and Kevin have also represented Ireland in the Davis Cup, took over from Owen Casey in early 2007.

Ireland are at home to Luxembourg in their next Davis Cup match on March 7-9.

Yankees thrashed

BASEBALL: The New York Yankees -- beaten but outbowed -- are still confident they can rebound from successive losses to the Texas Rangers and win their American League Championship Series.

The Yankees were thrashed 8-0 at home yesterday and fell 2-1 behind in the best-of-seven series after their batters were unable to counter Cliff Lee's incredible pitching performance.

Jaguars mauled

AMERICAN FOOTBALL: The Tennessee Titans beat the Jacksonville Jaguars 30-3 yesterday despite losing starting quarterback Vince Young to a knee injury in the first quarter.

Kerry Collins replaced Young and he helped to give the Titans a 17-point half-time lead before the Titans moved further clear of their opponents to seal the win.

The win puts the Titans (4-2) into a three-way tie for first place in the hotly contested AFC South, while the Jaguars (3-3) fell to the bottom of the division.