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Chris Kelleher

Student whose interests lie in sports ranging from Darts to MMA, with the likes of Golf, Boxing and Soccer in between. Closet wrestling fan and a lover of sports psychology and stiff jabs.

Fiji Take Cape Town Rugby Sevens Title

Fiji ran out convincing winners of the Cape Town leg of the World Rugby Sevens series after beating the United States 29-15 in the final on Sunday. Fiji turned the tables in emphatic fashion after they were beaten by the Americans in the quarterfinals of the first leg of the series in Dubai a week earlier. The match was effectively …

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Matt Doherty Scores Injury-Time Winner Against Newcastle

Matt Doherty snatched victory deep into stoppage time as 10-man Newcastle succumbed to a 2-1 defeat against Wolves at James’ Park on Sunday. The Magpies looked to have claimed a hard-earned point despite having DeAndre Yedlin sent off in the 57th minute but wing-back Doherty headed the visitors to a second straight victory in the fourth minute of added time. …

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Shortlist For RTÉ Sportsperson Of The Year Trimmed From 23 To 13

The RTÉ Sport Awards take place next Saturday night, and who will win Sportsperson of the Year is anyone’s guess. The sheer strength-in-depth of the 23 person ‘longlist’ released last week showcased just how great a year 2018 was for Irish sport across many codes. That list has since been shortened to 13, with the likes of boxer TJ Doheny, athlete …

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Cage Warriors 100 Saw Two New Champions Crowned

After 16 years and 99 numbered events, the Cage Warriors promotion reached the big century last night in Cardiff. Three UFC champions have competed under the CW banner (McGregor, Jedrzejczyk and Bisping), and it remains Europe’s premier MMA competition. The Viola Arena played host to Cage Warriors 100 on Saturday night, and it wasn’t short of action. In the main …

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Oosthuizen Ends 33-Month Winless Run By Claiming South African Open

Louis Oosthuizen ended a 33-month winless run by lifting the South African Open trophy for the first time Sunday after a six-shot victory at Randpark Golf Club in Johannesburg. The 2010 British Open champion last triumphed on the European Tour in 2016 when he won the Perth International in western Australia. The 36-year-old South African closed with a four-under-par 67, …

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Grief-Stricken Sancho Shoots Dortmund Nine Points Clear

Bereaved Jadon Sancho fired Borussia Dortmund nine points clear at the top of the Bundesliga on Saturday with a late winner in a 2-1 derby triumph at Schalke, while a Robert Lewandowski double against Nuremberg lifted champions Bayern Munich up to second. England winger Sancho, whose grandmother passed away in mid-week, slotted the winner 15 minutes from time in Gelsenkirchen …

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Chelsea Launch Investigation Into Racist Abuse Aimed At Sterling

Chelsea and the Metropolitan Police confirmed they are investigating an incident of alleged racist abuse aimed at Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling during Chelsea’s 2-0 win on Saturday. Twitter users highlighted a first-half incident when a supporter appeared to abuse Sterling as he retrieved the ball near Chelsea supporters. A Chelsea spokesman said: “We’re aware of reports and video footage. We …

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Late Tries Enable New Zealand To Avoid Shock Sevens Exit

Two tries in the last minute enabled New Zealand to stay in contention for the title on the first day of the World Rugby Cape Town Sevens tournament at Cape Town Stadium on Saturday. New Zealand, winners of the opening tournament of the 2018/2019 season in Dubai last weekend, faced elimination before the quarter-final stage for the first time in …

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Liverpool Are New League Leaders After City’s First Defeat

A real shift has occurred atop the Premier League table. Not for the first time, Liverpool won in their early kickoff, putting them top temporarily at least. Mohamed Salah bagged his first hat-trick of the season as the Reds routed Bournemouth 4-0. This result has frequently been followed by a Manchester City win, as the champions tighten their grip on …

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Mourinho Issues Challenge To Pogba After Missing Fulham Rout

Jose Mourinho will start Paul Pogba in Manchester United’s Champions League group game at Valencia on Wednesday, challenging the French international to show his full potential and win back his place. The United manager left Pogba out of his starting line-up for the second time this week as his side recorded their biggest victory in 13 months, 4-1 over last-placed …

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Torreira Stars Again As United, Burnley Claim Much Needed Wins

Lucas Torreira’s great season continues in earnest after the 3pm Saturday kick offs. Arsenal are now unbeaten in 21 games in all competitions. It was a feisty affair at the Emirates as the Gunners took on Huddersfield. Nine bookings were handed out between both teams, and though Huddersfield looked to be on their way to an impressive away point, Torreira …

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AUGUSTA, GEORGIA - APRIL 10: Louis Oosthuizen of South Africa reacts after finishing on the 18th green during the final round of the 2016 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 10, 2016 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)AUGUSTA, GEORGIA - APRIL 10: Louis Oosthuizen of South Africa reacts after finishing on the 18th green during the final round of the 2016 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 10, 2016 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Oosthuizen Three Ahead In Pursuit Of Home SA, British Open Double

Louis Oosthuizen took a three-shot third-round lead in the EPGA South African Open Saturday as he seeks to become the sixth golfer to win the event and the British Open. South Africans Ernie Els, Bobby Locke and Gary Player, Swede Henrik Stenson and New Zealander Bob Charles have won the two oldest national championships in the world. Oosthuizen carded a …

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Canadian Boxer Stevenson Suffered ‘Severe Traumatic Brain Injury’: Hospital

Canadian boxer Adonis Stevenson suffered a “severe traumatic brain injury” and remains in intensive care, his doctors said Wednesday, days after the fighter lost his World Boxing Council light heavyweight title to Ukrainian Oleksandr Gvozdyk. The 41-year-old underwent surgery after the Saturday fight, and “his situation is still stable under the circumstances, but critical,” said doctor Alexis Turgeon. Turgeon noted …

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Chelsea Suffer Defeat, Arsenal And United Share The Spoils

There’s been plenty of midweek action as the Premier League continues its busy December period. At the business end of the table, Chelsea have lost further ground to the top two. After months of avoiding defeat, the Blues have now suffered back-to-back away losses, with the second coming tonight against Wolves. The hosts looked to have been on their way …

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Watch: United Equalise After Rare De Gea Error For Arsenal Goal

It’s been a night of rarities so far for Manchester United as they host a buoyant Arsenal. With Paul Pogba and Romelu Lukaku benched once again, this fixture was always likely to provide intrigue in seeing how United would cope, even if an ever-increasing amount of the United faithful have mentally checked out until the regime changes. That interest has …

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