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USA bus breaks down

GOLF: The United States team arrived into Dublin yesterday for the Solheim Cup at Killeen Castle on a charter jet from Montgomery, in Alabama, only to run into some early transport problems as their team bus broke down.

European captain Alison Nicholas met the American team at the airport as some of the remaining members of her own team had travelled on the same plane.

That air trip might have been on a shared plan, but, from now on, the two teams go their different ways in preparing for a match which Europe have not won since 2003.

Irish beat Canada by 133

CRICKET: Ireland made it three wins out of three Intercontinental Cup matches with a 133-run victory over Canada at Clontarf yesterday.

A second-wicket partnership of 119 between Ed Joyce (88) and captain Will Porterfield (67) laid the foundations for Ireland, who went on to score 328-6, with some big hitting from Gary Wilson (56no off 36 balls) and Kevin O'Brien (35 off 15).

John Mooney then shone with the ball, taking 4-27 in 8.4 overs, as Canada were skittled for 195. Usman Limbada top scored with 50, but ate up 81 balls in the process. Ireland sit top of the Intercontinental Cup table.

U23 duo start campaign

CYCLING: Irish U23 riders Seán Downey and Felix English got Ireland's world championship campaign under way yesterday when the duo lined out in the 35.2km U23 time trial in Copenhagen.

National U23 champion Downey was two minutes and 52 seconds off the winner Luke Durbridge (Australia), finishing 25th. English was 1:44 further back in 52nd place.

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