Triple Crown

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Simon Easterby: “Why can’t this be the period when Ireland win back-to-back championships.” Photograph: Russell Pritchard/Inpho/Presseye

Come the full-time whistle today and Simon Easterby could have a highly-distinguished place in the history of Irish rugby. He played a part in the pre(...)

 Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome with jockey Victor Espinoza up trains at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York. Photo: Al Bello/Getty Images

Victory for California Chrome in next Saturday’s Belmont Stakes will mean a Triple Crown, a spot in American sporting history, and, surest bet of all,(...)