BOXING: Olympic bronze medallist Paddy Barnes has been dealt a serious blow after mysteriously dropping off the 33-strong world rankings list.
The London-bound boxer now looks unlikely to be seeded when the Olympics begin later this month, seriously impeding his chances of getting on the podium.
It was initially thought that the anomaly was an administrative error, but the AIBA have confirmed that Barnes, placed sixth on the list last month, no longer features.
"It's a disgrace. It's just terrible. It has to be a computer malfunction, that's the only way I could see it. I'll be bringing it up all the time because this can't happen," Barnes said.
"I could have to fight the world champion in the first fight. I'm confident that I can beat anybody, but it's just making my job harder."
Tiger's comeback is real deal - Rose
GOLF: Tiger Woods has the chance to break the UK dominance at the top of the world rankings this week, with Justin Rose warning his rivals that his stablemate's comeback is "very, very real".
Rose is playing in this week's French Open, but will keep an eye on the scores at the Greenbrier Classic in West Virginia.
Victory would see Woods leapfrog Rory McIlroy and Lee Westwood to stand at world No2 behind Luke Donald going into the British Open in a fortnight's time.
"It makes me laugh how the way everyone keeps asking if Tiger is going to make a comeback," Rose, world No9, said. "Well, after Congressional, he's won four of his last 10 tournaments, so that's not too bad."
Kelly flies to Euro final
SWIMMING: Roscommon's Sarah Kelly continued the recent success of Irish swimming when she qualified for the 200m butterfly final at the European Junior Championships in Antwerp, qualifying in eighth in a new PB of 2:17.54.
Rain thwarts England
CRICKET: England were left counting the cost of another Edgbaston washout as their hopes of becoming world number one in all formats of cricket were dashed. The third NatWest Series one-day international with Australia was abandoned yesterday without a ball being bowled.
McGimpsey in groove
GOLF: Garth McGimpsey gave a warning to rivals at Clandeboye yesterday that he does not intend to relinquish his Irish Seniors Close title without a terrific battle, grabbing the first-round lead with a one-under-par 70.
MLB: Washington 9 San Francisco 4, NY Mets 2 Philadelphia 9, Pittsburgh 6 Houston 4, Tampa Bay 3 NY Yankees 4, Oakland 3 Boston 2, Cleveland 12 LA Angels 3, Seattle 2 Baltimore 4, Milwaukee 6 Miami 7 (10 innings), Detroit 5 Minnesota 1, Toronto 4 Kansas City 1, Atlanta 1 Chicago Cubs 5, Chicago White Sox 5 Texas 4 (10 innings), St Louis 4 Colorado 1, LA Dodgers 4 Cincinnati 1, Arizona 6 San Diego 8.