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#Empire State

# empire-state - Tuesday 1 April, 2014

New York footballers want an annual Big Apple clash against the Division 4 winners

Live coverage of Connacht Championship opener against Mayo woud be a “win-win” for everyone, New York boss Ian Galvin said.

# empire-state - Wednesday 21 August, 2013

Snapshot: Hoboken hurlers prepare for final as darkness falls on New York City

The young team are bidding to win their first NY junior hurling title this weekend.

# empire-state - Monday 27 May, 2013

Casillas, Torres named in Spain squad to face Ireland

Vicente del Bosque has named an extended Spanish squad ahead of the Confederations Cup next month.

# empire-state - Tuesday 9 October, 2012

VIDEO: Jets score on 100-yard kick-off return, still lose to Texans Empire State This post contains videos

VIDEO: Jets score on 100-yard kick-off return, still lose to Texans

Houston improved to 5-0 with a 23-17 win in New York last night.

# empire-state - Tuesday 11 September, 2012

I didn’t want to be first to lose first five – Murray

Andy Murray says the fear of losing drove him on to end Britain’s 76-year male Grand Slam title drought.

# empire-state - Thursday 22 September, 2011

Yankees celebrate with AL East title in the bag

The Yankees secured a playoff spot and the divisional title with back-to-back wins over Tampa Bay yesterday.

# empire-state - Thursday 18 August, 2011

View from New York: ‘Designated players’ aren’t as silly as they sound

Robbie Keane’s transfer introduced us to the nuances of the MLS salary cap. John Riordan looks at how it might just be the best thing the league has ever done.

# empire-state - Wednesday 3 August, 2011

View from New York: In an Arkansas state of mind…

“I, being top of the queue, was approached by a topless lady (mid-40s maybe) with a camera and a drawn-on handle-bar moustache”

# empire-state - Wednesday 13 July, 2011

View from New York: Jeter in the spotlight for better or worse The Captain This post contains videos

View from New York: Jeter in the spotlight for better or worse

The Yankees short-stop skippered his side to a win thanks to a record-breaking at-bat.. and then just skipped the All-Star game.

# empire-state - Wednesday 29 June, 2011

View from New York: trash talking with Pretty Boy

Floyd Mayweather talks a good fight but his opponent Victor Ortiz has a back story just as compelling as Money’s.

# empire-state - Thursday 23 June, 2011

View From New: my kind of town, as baseball calls the tune

A flight from Chicago to New York with a die-hard fan and the Yankees as in-flight entertainment. Not bad.

# empire-state - Wednesday 8 June, 2011

View from New York: Jeter hotting up, just like the Bronx

The temperature is rising in the Big Apple as the Yankees’ skipper heads towards a famous milestone.

# empire-state - Wednesday 1 June, 2011

View from New York: the beautiful game, the American way

Our man in New York, John Riordan, endured FOX’s coverage of the champions League final last Saturday.

# empire-state - Wednesday 25 May, 2011

Inside baseball: Mets owner lets down his guard

The owner of the other franchise in New York was a little too honest with the media this week.

# empire-state - Wednesday 18 May, 2011

View from the US: no way, Jorge

The New York Yankees veteran Jorge Posada withdrew from the batting line-up this weekend in a strop. It’s the beginning of the end for the former catcher.

# empire-state - Wednesday 20 April, 2011

View from New York: NFL fans told to keep calm and carry on

As the lockout wrangle continues and the prospect of no American Football becomes more than a possibility, gridiron chiefs say the New York Jets will visit Washington on the 10th anniversary of 9/11.

# empire-state - Wednesday 13 April, 2011

View from New York: the sun rises in the east as it’s all set up for Boston showdown

A resurgent Knicks enter the post-season with a Jay-Z swagger while the Celtics stumble over the line, writes John Riordan.

# empire-state - Wednesday 6 April, 2011

View from New York: biased and old-fashioned – but a lot of fun

He shouldn’t enjoy the ‘homers’ in the gantry but the myopic commentary from US pundits has its own charm, John Riordan insists.

# empire-state - Wednesday 30 March, 2011

View from New York: living in a fantasy (baseball) land

John Riordan drafts his squad ahead of this year’s MLB season. He’s never going to win, but at least he knows that.

# empire-state - Wednesday 23 March, 2011

Meet the man who ruined baseball

John Riordan, in New York, watches another seedy chapter of American sports history unfold.

# empire-state - Wednesday 16 March, 2011

Stars and satellites: LA Galaxy off to a winning start – no thanks to Becks Empire State This post contains videos

Stars and satellites: LA Galaxy off to a winning start – no thanks to Becks

Our man in New York takes in the first MLS game of the year as Beckham takes the spotlight again. But not in a good way.

# empire-state - Wednesday 9 March, 2011

View from New York: prepare yourself for March Madness

John Riordan tries to make some sense of the chaos as this year’s college basketball extravaganza gets underway.

# empire-state - Wednesday 2 March, 2011

View from New York: Barry Bonds’ balls a matter of public interest

John Riordan goes over to the dark side as he takes a look at the record-breaking slugger’s sexual performance. Seriously.

# empire-state - Wednesday 23 February, 2011

View from New York: like father, like son as Jeter feels Steinbrenner ire once again Empire State This post contains videos

View from New York: like father, like son as Jeter feels Steinbrenner ire once again

John Riordan has a front row seat in New York as the soap opera continues at the Yankees’ spring training.

# empire-state - Wednesday 2 February, 2011

View from New York: the Mets’ pyramid scheme collapses

John Riordan in NYC explains just how much trouble the Mets find themselves after revelation about Bernie Madoff and their financial worries.

# empire-state - Wednesday 26 January, 2011

View from New York: Cutler convicted in trial by Twitter Empire State

View from New York: Cutler convicted in trial by Twitter

After the Bears’ quarterback had his character demolished on the social media site, John Riordan has sent a column that’s over 140 characters.

# empire-state - Wednesday 19 January, 2011

View from New York: I still can’t see that win coming

John Riordan in New York regrets nothing, despite being wrong about his hometown side the Jets. That’s football.

# empire-state - Wednesday 22 December, 2010

View from the US: the war at home

John Riordan has created a Subway Series out of his own household, breaking down barriers in the process.

# empire-state - Wednesday 15 December, 2010

View from US: what’s another year as Cliff Lee returns to Philadelphia

John Riordan in New York reflects on the Yankees’ latest set-back as Cliff Lee snubs a move to the Bronx.

# empire-state - Wednesday 8 December, 2010

View from US: Newton’s law as controversial college star set for top award

Barring a massive upset, charismatic quarterback Cameron Newton will be named the USA’s best collegiate player ensuring a future paved in gold in the NFL. But at what cost, asks John Riordan in New York.

# empire-state - Wednesday 1 December, 2010

The return of The King: LeBron facing hostile reception in Cleveland

It’s gonna be a unique welcome for former Cleveland favourite LeBron James when he returns to the Cavs tomorrow, writes John Riordan from New York.

# empire-state - Wednesday 24 November, 2010

The King is dead, long live the King: who’ll take Jeter’s crown if Yankees call his bluff

Derek Jeter is on the verge of losing his crown in the Bronx as an all-too public contract wrangle with Yankees chiefs drags on, John Riordan in New York writes.