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Friday 21 November 2014

Killester score Demons shock

BASKETBALL: A week after losing their all-Cork SuperLeague National Cup semi-final to Neptune, UCC Demons lost momentum in the league as they suffered a shock 79-69 defeat to Killester.

Jonathan Grennell, standing in for Dubliners' head coach Tom Doherty, said: "We needed to win this game to continue our chase of the fourth spot on the league table and we did that well over Demons.

"Everyone chipped in for this win, but our big guys Kieran O'Brien and Alan Casey really made a difference for us."

Champions UL Eagles beat DCU Saints by 20 points while Neptune continued their fine form by beating Moycullen, and Dublin Inter overcame UCD Marian.

Selby Masters title challenge

SNOOKER: Mark Selby was thrilled to clinch his third Betfair Masters title and claim back-to-back major victories after a neck injury left him fearing for his career.

The 29-year-old, won 10-6 against defending champion Neil Robertson at Alexandra Palace in London to land the Masters title and the £175,000 first prize.

Selby said: "At one stage I didn't know whether I was going to be playing again and now I'm sitting here after winning the UK Championship in December and the Masters in January."

Brothers meet in Super Bowl

NFL: The San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens won their National Football League championships last night to set up an extraordinary sibling rivalry in next month's 47th Super Bowl.

The 49ers, coached by Jim Harbaugh, overturned a 17-point deficit to beat the Atlanta Falcons 28-24 in the NFC decider before the Ravens, under the guidance of Jim's older brother John, stunned the New England Patriots 28-13.

Gay victorious after play-off

GOLF: American Brian Gay won a three-man play-off to claim the Humana Challenge title in California after Scott Stallings threw away a five-shot lead on the final day.

NBA: Toronto 108 LA Lakers 103, Orlando 105 Dallas 111, Detroit 103 Boston 88, Denver 121 Oklahoma City 118 (Atfer Over-time)

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