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Maurice Gleeson

Maurice Gleeson
Irish exile currently residing in Barcelona but stay up to the date with the latest in League of Ireland and the Premier League.

#MayMac2 Octagon Bound? – A Tale of Two Careers

Rumours of a rematch between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather are gaining heat, but there is a twist: this time, they will meet in the Octagon. The events of 26 August 2017 are, of course, well-documented, and the result was never in any real doubt. Through a tenth-round stoppage, Mayweather duly became the first man to go 50-0 in a …

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The Ten Fighters Set To Define The World Of MMA In 2019

Unquestionably, 2018 was a good year for the fans of MMA but, without a doubt, this last quarter was the most moved. There were many fights that provided unexpected results for fans of the UFC and other organizations. On top of that, there have also been many controversies within the circuit of the MMA, such as those unleashed by fighters …

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NRL 2019: Sydney Strongly Fancied To Rule The Roost Again

Sydney Roosters are heavily fancied to go back-to-back and claim the 2019 NRL Premiership following their brilliant performance against Melbourne Storm in last year’s Grand Final. The Roosters opened up an 18-0 lead over Melbourne, before comfortably closing out the game 21-6 to win their first title since 2013. Trent Robinson’s side are priced at odds of 7/2 in the …

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How Liverpool Left Manchester United Trailing In Their Wake

England’s two most successful clubs Liverpool and Manchester United head into their first meeting of the season on Sunday at Anfield in very different form after wildly contrasting campaigns to date. Premier League leaders Liverpool boast a 16-point lead over their historic rivals at the top of the table just 16 games into the season, with United languishing down in …

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Tyson Fury Old Trafford

Tyson Fury On Brink Of Boxing’s Greatest Comeback

Deontay Wilder will aim to rekindle America’s love affair with heavyweight boxing on Saturday when he faces Britain’s Tyson Fury in a high-stakes showdown of undefeated fighters. As the reigning World Boxing Council champion, Wilder is the latest custodian of a belt which has been worn by some of the heavyweight division’s most iconic names stretching back over more than …

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Violence before the Copa CONMEBOL Libertadores

Argentina’s Hooligans: The Endless Cycle Of Football Violence

The embarrassing postponement of the Copa Libertadores final thrust Argentina’s problem with violence in football back into the spotlight, as well as society’s acceptance that it is part of football fan culture, analysts say. Argentina President Mauricio Macri admitted there had been a “security failure” on Saturday when Boca Juniors’ team bus came under attack from River Plate fans hurling pepper …

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Julen Lopetegui

Julen Lopetegui – The Man Who Gambled Everything & Lost It All

Julen Lopetegui’s brief and inglorious reign as Real Madrid coach lasted just 139 days after the club confirmed he had been sacked on Monday.  Julen Lopetegui was dismissed following a meeting of the board of directors, who concluded there had been a “great disproportion between the quality of the staff of Real Madrid…and the results obtained to date”. Santiago Solari, …

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Nunez The Hero As Boston Red Sox Win World Series Opener

Boston pinch-hitter Eduardo Nunez smashed a three-run homer over the towering “Green Monster” left-field wall and the Red Sox held off the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-4 in Tuesday’s World Series opener. With Boston clinging to a one-run lead, the 31-year-old Dominican reserve infielder blasted the seventh-inning offering from Dodgers reliever Alex Wood over the Fenway Park landmark and the Red …

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McGregor’s Betting Odds Tighten Ahead of Khabib Showdown

Setting betting odds, regardless of the sport, is never an objective exercise. Sure, betting companies employ an army of actuaries to make sure their numbers are right, but one also has to take into account the amount of money flowing in to back a particular competitor or team. So, for example, irrespective of form, you may see the odds for …

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