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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.
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Sterling Sparkles As City Move Five Points Clear, Palace End Winless Run

Manchester City moved five points clear at the top of the Premier League as Raheem Sterling inspired a 3-1 win over Bournemouth, while Crystal Palace clinched a crucial 2-0 victory over relegation rivals Burnley on Saturday. Pep Guardiola’s side racked up their sixth successive league win thanks to a second half surge after Bournemouth shocked the Etihad Stadium. City hold …

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Gavin Moynihan Well-Placed For Best Ever European Tour Finish

The early beginnings of the 2019 European Tour season have presented a series of challengers a chance at glory. Just weeks after the Race to Dubai final, events such as this week’s Afrasia Bank Mauritius Open offer an opportunity to get a player’s foot on the winning ladder with some of the Tour’s biggest names not in attendance. One of …

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Guardiola Admits FIFA Plan Will Change City’s Transfer Policy

Pep Guardiola says FIFA proposals designed to limit the number of players allowed to be loaned out to rival clubs will seriously alter Manchester City’s business model. City and Chelsea are among the Premier League teams who will be most seriously impacted by the proposals that, from 2020, clubs will only be allowed to have between six and eight players …

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Arsenal And Chelsea Power On In Europa League

Londoners Chelsea and Arsenal both enjoyed high-scoring Europa League wins on Thursday as Glasgow giants Celtic and Rangers were left with work to do on the final matchday to qualify for the next stage. Unai Emery selected a youthful Arsenal to play in the Ukraine and they romped past Vorskla Poltava 3-0, guaranteeing top spot in Group E in a …

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Celtic Just A Point From Last 32 Progression After Away Win

A goal from Scott Sinclair has sent Celtic well on their way to the Europa League’s knockout stages. It’s been mixed campaign for the Scottish champions so far, with defeats to Salzburg and Red Bull Leipzig. But Brendan Rodgers’ side got their first ever away win in the competition tonight. Rosenborg have been cannon fodder to date – being yet …

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Manchester United Trigger De Gea Contract Extension

Manchester United have triggered the one-year extension on star goalkeeper David De Gea’s contract, British media, including BBC Sport, reported Thursday. The Spain stopper’s deal was set to expire at the end of the current season and, without activating the extension clause, he could have entered into pre-contract talks with another club after the latest transfer window opens on January …

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RTÉ Sportsperson Of The Year Nominees Confirmed

2018 has been a tremendous year for Irish sport. While it hasn’t quite gone to plan for some more high-profile competitors such as Conor McGregor and the Irish football team, the depth of success for Ireland across many codes of sport is a testament to that. One of the significant recognitions of this glory comes at the RTÉ Sports Awards …

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Madrid Touted For Cursed Copa Libertadores Final [Report]

Real Madrid’s Santiago Bernabeu stadium may host the second leg of the Copa Libertadores final between Argentine rivals River Plate and Boca Juniors postponed after fan violence at the weekend, Spanish media said Thursday. “According to sources close to negotiations, the agreement is 90 percent closed and all parties hope to be able to announce it Thursday afternoon,” the daily …

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Artem Lobov Offers To Fight As Replacement At UFC 231

That’s the spirit. Many have questioned how Artem Lobov can still be a part of the UFC roster despite his 2-5 record in the promotion. With his only non-exhibition UFC wins coming against Teruto Ishihara and Chris Avila, Lobov’s latest defeat to Michael Johnson would have spelled the end of many a fighter’s UFC tenure. But while his close proximity to …

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Watch: Rare Air Swing As Aussie Golfer’s Driver Snaps

Golfer John Sendon’s driver snapped on his downswing and he missed the ball in a freak air shot that sparked controversy at the Australian PGA Championship on the Gold Coast Thursday. The veteran Australian was two-under-par at the Royal Pines Resort when he lined at the tee, pulling the driver above his head only for the shaft to snap near …

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Liverpool Now Have Clear Goal To Achieve To Progress To Last 16

Neymar got what proved to be the winning goal as Paris Saint-Germain breathed life into their Champions League campaign with a 2-1 victory over Liverpool on Wednesday that leaves last season’s runners-up dangerously close to an early exit. Juan Bernat and Neymar scored to put PSG in control in the first half in the French capital, but a James Milner …

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Eriksen And Alli Combine To Keep Spurs In Hunt For Last 16 Berth

Christian Eriksen came off the bench to keep alive Tottenham’s bid to qualify for the Champions League last 16 as the Denmark star’s late strike sealed a tense 1-0 win over Inter Milan on Wednesday. Mauricio Pochettino’s side were 10 minutes away from being eliminated at the group stage as they laboured to break down the massed Inter defence at …

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Aston Villa and Nottingham Forest Draw In Ten Goal Classic

Nottingham Forest were denied a chance to move into the Championship play-off spots by a rampant Aston Villa. The two sides remain unbeaten in November after an instant classic that saw them score five goals apiece at Villa Park. Forest were two up within six minutes, with Lewis Grabban and Joao Carvalho getting on the scoresheet, both assisted by Joe …

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Ben Askren’s Epic UFC Debut In January Is Official

Ben Askren finally has a sanctioned UFC bout to look forward to, and in fairness to the unbeaten grappler, it’s a baptism of fire. With Fedor Emelianenko’s defeats in Strikeforce earlier this decade, Askren has long been touted as the best fighter available outside the UFC. But a grapple-heavy style proved anaemic to UFC president Dana White, and it looked …

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Watch: Liverpool Rebound As Napoli Game Goes Against Them

As things stand, Liverpool are facing a do-or-die clash in two weeks time. The penultimate round of Champions League group fixtures haven’t been kind to the Reds for the most part thus far. Jurgen Klopp’s side have been under the cosh so far in Paris, with PSG running rampant at Parc des Princes. The likes of Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and …

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BaaBaas Name Starting XV For 2018 Killik Cup

The Barbarians are in London once again as they take on Argentina for the Killik Cup. The competition hasn’t been kind to the side in recent years – winning just one of the past five fixtures, back in 2014. But some positive results in the past year, featuring wins over the likes of Tonga, Munster and (an admittedly depleted) England …

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Sarri Concerned By Hazard’s Injury Woes

Belgian star Eden Hazard’s recent struggles with injury is giving Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri cause for concern the Italian admitted on Wednesday. The 27-year-old playmaker – who played a pivotal role in Belgium finishing a best ever third in the World Cup in Russia earlier this year – is out of the Europa League match with Greek outfit PAOK on …

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Dana White Very Unhappy With De La Hoya Bringing Liddell Back

The UFC President has had his say on the controversial main event that took place over the weekend. Boxing legend Oscar De La Hoya has been in the promotion business for years, but his Golden Boy Promotions creation has been restricted to the squared circle until now. His foray into MMA started with GBP’s inaugural MMA event at the weekend, …

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