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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.

Mourinho Plays Down Touchline Melee After ‘Awful’ Chelsea Draw

Jose Mourinho played down an ugly touchline melee after watching his Manchester United side concede a heartbreaking late equaliser as Chelsea preserved their unbeaten Premier League record on Saturday. Ross Barkley scored in the sixth minute of injury time to level the match at 2-2 after Anthony Martial had scored twice in the second half to cancel out Antonio Rudiger’s …

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De Bruyne Poised To Make Early Man City Return

Kevin de Bruyne is in contention to make his return from injury when Manchester City host Burnley on Saturday, City boss Pep Guardiola has confirmed. The Belgian has made just one substitute appearance this season after suffering a knee injury in training on August 15. City initially feared that De Bruyne would be out of action until late November, but …

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Benzema Hits Out At Attempted Kidnapping Claims

Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema has brushed off reports he was involved in the attempted kidnapping of an acquaintance who owes him €50,000. “This must stop,” Benzema said on his Twitter page Friday following a report by the Mediapart website implicating the exiled France international in the attempted kidnap. Mediapart’s report, published late on Thursday, claimed Benzema was personally involved …

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Hazard Attempts To Ward Off Talk Of Madrid Move

Eden Hazard insists he will be happy to end his career at Chelsea should his dream move to Real Madrid not materialise. Hazard has been instrumental in Chelsea’s unbeaten start under Maurizio Sarri, scoring eight goals in all competitions, as the Blues sit joint top of the Premier League alongside Manchester City and Liverpool. However, with his current contract expiring …

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Piercy Leads But Koepka Lurks At PGA Tour Event In South Korea

Veteran Scott Piercy took the second round lead at the CJ Cup at Nine Bridges on Friday with world number three Brooks Koepka lurking in second place. The 39-year-old Piercy defied his world ranking of 252 to fire a bogey-free seven-under-par round of 65, moving to nine under for the $9.5 million US PGA tournament. But Koepka, US PGA Tour …

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Jason Quigley Overcomes Tough Challenge In NABF Title Defence

Irishman Jason Quigley was in action Stateside on Thursday night. While he maintained his undefeated professional record, the 27-year-old was given a tricky time of it by Freddy Hernandez. Quigley was expected to beat Hernandez handily, though the Mexican is a former IBA welterweight champion in his own right. Six losses in the 39-year-old’s last ten fights pitched against Quigley’s …

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Christian Wade Set For Sensational Move To NFL

Christian Wade is about to make a serious career change at the age of just 27. The Englishman has been a regular at Wasps since 2011, and is third in the all-time Premiership try-scorers list, clocking in at 82 tries. But he has failed to make a similar impact at international level, earning just a solitary cap for his country. …

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Injuries Put Pressure On Liverpool’s Second String To Step Up

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is entitled to feel frustrated as his fears over the international break were realised with a lengthening injury list that will do little to help his side arrest a recent dip in form. Without a win in four games, the Reds travel to face Huddersfield on Saturday anxious to rediscover the fluent football that delivered seven …

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Player Party Behind Slovakia Coach’s Resignation

Outgoing Slovakia coach Jan Kozak said Thursday he had resigned after finding seven players returning late from a party following a 2-1 loss to arch-rivals Czech Republic last weekend. “It hurt terribly, as if someone spat all over me. Like a slap in the face,” Kozak, a 64-year-old former midfielder, told reporters. “I’m terribly disappointed,” he added, naming Newcastle goalkeeper …

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Pereira On The Reason For The Pogba/Jose Dispute Caught On Camera

The international break sees players at club level go their separate ways. In that regard, Brazilian Manchester United player Andreas Pereira told his local outlet, UOL Sport, of why the training ground dispute between teammate Paul Pogba and manager Jose Mourinho occurred. The footage blew speculation on their relationship wide open, and hastened the view that it was a case …

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Sergio Garcia Makes Strong Start To Valderrama Title Defence

Sergio Garcia got off to a quick start in his bid for a third consecutive Valderrama Masters title on Thursday, as a three-under-par 68 left him just two strokes off the early clubhouse lead. Half of the field will finish their opening rounds on Friday after lengthy delays due to thunderstorms in Andalusia. England’s Ashley Chesters claimed the clubhouse advantage …

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‘Third-Choice’ Cipriani Overlooked By England

Danny Cipriani was labelled England’s “third-choice fly-half” by coach Eddie Jones as he explained why he had left the in-form playmaker out of his squad for the November internationals at Twickenham. Cipriani has impressed for Gloucester this season, and was named Premiership player of the month for September. But that was not enough to persuade Jones to include him in …

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Roma Fan Found Not Guilty Of Causing GBH To Sean Cox

Filippo Lombardi found out his fate at Preston Crown Court earlier today. The 21-year-old Italian was part of a group of Roa fans who attended the club’s Champions League semi-final game against Liverpool in April. He was charged with causing grievous bodily harm to Irishman and Liverpool fan, Sean Cox, who was put into a coma after beign assaulted. Cox …

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Luke Shaw Signs New Bumper Deal With Manchester United

It’s been some turnaround in fortunes for Luke Shaw. Signed from Southampton for over £30m as an English teenager, the sky was the limit for Shaw back in 2014. He got regular playing time under Louis van Gaal at Old Trafford, until sustaining a double leg fracture three years ago. By the time he recovered, Jose Mourinho was at the …

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Former Masters Champion Willett In Early Hunt On PGA Tour

Former Masters champion Danny Willett got into the hunt early at the CJ Cup in South Korea on Thursday. The Englishman has not won a tournament since his shock 2016 success at Augusta National, but was joint second with a three-under 69 in the first round of the $9.5 million US PGA tournament. Chez Reavie of the US was in …

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