After considering withdrawing from the P.G.A. Championship, Irish golfer Padraig Harrington decided to compete, leaving his wife Caroline at home about to go into labor. "The doctor was of the opinion that if anything, the pregnancy will go late," Harrington said. "I decided the worst thing was if I was sitting at home all the way through the P.G.A. and nothing happened. So we … [Read more...] about Golf Is His Baby!
On Thursday, August 14th, a massive power blackout paralyzed much of the Northeast. But that didn't keep hundreds of well-wishers from gathering at the Mohegan Sun Hotel and Casino in Connecticut, the following night to pay their respects to "Irish" Micky Ward. American culture is geared toward superstars and blockbusters. Ward is an anomaly: a gritty club fighter from Lowell, … [Read more...] about Micky Ward Says Good-Bye
During his father's time, the Dodgers broke the color barrier with Jackie Robinson. Now, Peter O'Malley is helping to internationalize the most American of sports by building baseball fields in Ireland, China, and Nicaragua and supporting baseball programs in Japan and other countries. ℘℘℘ Peter O'Malley is an internationalist. You can tell by the gigantic pictures of baseball … [Read more...] about An Irish Field of Dreams
Irish Mickey goes one more round. ℘℘℘ Micky Ward fought a great fight against his longtime boxing rival Arturo Gatti on June 7. Known ringside as "Irish" and "Thunder," the two fought their third and final match before a sellout crowd in Atlantic city. Ward lost in a unanimous decision, but managed to knock Gatti down in round 6 and nearly got him down in round 9. But Gatti … [Read more...] about Micky Ward’s Last Fight
With a record number of people trying to reach the summit of Mount Everest 50 years after it was first scaled, two Irish climbers, Cork man Mick Murphy and Ger McDonnell from Limerick reached the summit on May 23, six days before the anniversary of Sir Edmund Hilary's first ascent. The two Irish climbers overcame hurricanes and blizzards to reach the summit. They became … [Read more...] about Irish Climbers Reach the Summit of Mount Everest