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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.

English Players Overworked After World Cup, Says Southgate

Gareth Southgate believes English players have been hampered by the Premier League starting so soon after the World Cup. England’s top flight began on Friday August 10, less than a month after England had been knocked out by Croatia in the semi-finals in Russia. The first divisions in France and Italy began on the same weekend, but La Liga in …

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Heavyweight Champ Wilder Apologizes After Decking TV Mascot

Heavyweight world champion Deontay Wilder apologised Sunday after unleashing a punch that knocked down the mascot on an ESPN programme. Wilder, appearing on ESPN Nacion to promote his December title fight against Britain’s Tyson Fury, was asked to demonstrate his punching power by striking the mascot – a man inside a burrito-themed foam costume. The blow knocked the sombrero-wearing mascot …

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Saracens ‘Unusual Injury’ Toll Gives England Test Headache

Saracens were left counting the cost of a hard-fought victory in Glasgow on Sunday and England coach Eddie Jones, about to name his squad for the autumn Tests, might share their pain. After his team won 13-3 in the European Champions Cup, Saracen’s director of rugby Mark McCall listed the casualties, and all of them England internationals. The Vunipola brothers, …

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Watch: Vinny Magalhaes Pulls Off Wicked Double Submission At PFL

The first two rounds of the Professional Fighters League playoffs took place in Long Beach last night. The eight man tournaments for lightweight and light-heavyweight saw the finalists for each decided, with those finals taking place on New Years Eve in New York. In the lightweight tournament, Rashid Magomedov kept the titanic momentum for Dagestani MMA ticking over with wins …

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PGA Tour: Leishman Breezes To Victory In CIMB Classic

Australia’s Marc Leishman unleashed an early birdie barrage as he romped home by five shots to claim top place in the $7 million CIMB Classic on Sunday. At the par-72 TPC Kuala Lumpur, Leishman closed with a seven-under par 65 to finish the only PGA Tour event in southeast Asia at 26-under par 262 for his fourth win on the …

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Netherlands Hammer Germany To Increase Pressure On Loew

Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk led the Netherlands to a crushing 3-0 win over Germany on Saturday in the Nations League to ramp up the pressure on German coach Joachim Loew. A first-half header by Dutch skipper Van Dijk gave the hosts the lead in Amsterdam. With the German defence in disarray, late goals from Memphis Depay and Liverpool’s Georginio …

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Manchester City Deny Claims Of Lionel Messi Bid

Manchester City have rubbished claims they made a failed bid to sign Barcelona legend Lionel Messi. Messi has been linked with City several times since former Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola was appointed manager of the Premier League club in 2016. City chairman Khaldoon al Mubarak was quoted in Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo as saying he once made a lucrative offer …

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After 22 Defeats, Gibraltar Finally Win A Competitive Game

Little Gibraltar finally won their first competitive match after 22 defeats on Saturday when they beat Armenia – who featured Arsenal star Henrikh Mkhitaryan – 1-0 in the UEFA Nations League. A penalty in the 50th minute by captain Roy Chipolina gave Gibraltar the three points in Yerevan. It was just the tiny territory’s third win since they joined UEFA …

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Burns Apologises For European Cup Showboat Try Blunder

Bath full-back Freddie Burns apologised after blowing a winning try in the last five minutes as his team lost 22-20 at home to Toulouse in the European Champions Cup on Saturday. With just five minutes to play, Burns scythed through the defence and gave a cocky nod of the head and slap of his chest as he approached the tryline …

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Watch: Bellator 207 Sees Knockout Of The Year Candidate

Bellator 207 saw some serious finishes take place last night at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Connecticut. In the main event, former Ultimate Fighter winner and current 205lb. Bellator champion Ryan Bader dominated Matt Mitrione via unanimous decision – earning three 10-8 rounds from one judge. In the co-main, a Roy Nelson that looked far from his best was knocked out …

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John Terry Announces Retirement From Football

Former England captain John Terry announced his retirement from football on Sunday with the 37-year-old central defender now set to pursue a career in management. Terry, who spent the bulk of his career with Chelsea, captained second-tier Aston Villa last season. Now the Birmingham club reportedly now want him to join their coaching staff as part of a new-look set-up, …

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John Kavanagh Confirms He Will Be On Joe Rogan’s Podcast Tomorrow

Conor McGregor’s coach, John Kavanagh, has long been linked with an appearance on the ‘Joe Rogan Experience’. The founder of SBG Ireland has his own particular approach to the fight game; a cerebral thought process coupled with a pioneering jiu-jitsu base in Ireland. However, his scheduled appearance on the preeminent podcast of the internet is set to take an entirely …

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