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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.

Watch: Heartening Scenes As Irish And Russian Fans Embrace In Vegas

As different fights broke out at cage-side and in the Octagon at the T-Mobile Arena last night, there were reports of brawls among fans of both Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor. The victorious Khabib leapt over the fence and attacked Dillion Danis after the sanctioned fight, while McGregor fought off some of Khabib’s teammates having just almost been chocked out. …

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Tyrrell Hatton Denied Dunhill Hat-Trick After Back Nine Collapse

Lucas Bjerregaard’s barnstorming final round at St Andrews on Sunday saw the Dane take advantage of a back-nine collapse from Tyrrell Hatton, who missed out on a third successive Alfred Dunhill Links Championship title. England’s Hatton held a five-stroke lead after a run of four consecutive front-nine birdies, but fell apart on the back nine with four bogeys. Hatton, bidding …

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What We Learned From A Rabid Main Event And Brawl At UFC 229

The MMA landscape changed utterly at UFC 229, for better and for worse. Michelle Waterson, Derrick Lewis and Dominick Reyes solidified their respective contender statuses with some excellent performances, while Tony Ferguson could yet prove to be the top dog at lightweight after his win over Anthony Pettis. They, and the main event itself, were unfortunately overshadowed by what took …

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Lacazette, Ramsey Star As Rampant Arsenal Make It Nine In A Row

Arsenal swaggered to a ninth successive win as Alexandre Lacazette’s double and a goal of the season contender from Aaron Ramsey inspired a 5-1 rout of Fulham on Sunday. Unai Emery’s side turned on the style on the banks of the River Thames, recording their biggest win of the season as the resurgent Gunners moved into the Premier League’s top …

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Manchester United Stage Remarkable Comeback Against Newcastle

Under-pressure Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho saw his side score three goals, including a late winner, as they beat lowly Newcastle 3-2 at Old Trafford in the Premier League on Saturday. Amid newspaper speculation he could be sacked this weekend, Mourinho’s side fell 2-0 behind as early as the 10th minute after goals from Kenedy and Yoshinori Muto fired the …

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New Zealand Snatch Dramatic Win Over Boks In Championship Thriller

New Zealand twice came from 17 points behind to grab a last-gasp 32-30 win over South Africa in Pretoria Saturday in a Rugby Championship final-round thriller. Ardie Savea scored a pushover try in the 79th minute to level the scores and another replacement, Richie Mo’unga, slotted a simple conversion for a dramatic triumph. After turning over level at 6-6, South …

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Ryder Cup Heroes Atop The Leaderboard At Dunhill Links

There’s no sign of a post-Ryder Cup hangover for some of Team Europe’s stars at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship. Tyrrell Hatton has won this prestigious event for the last two years running, but after the triumph at Le Golf National last week, he could be forgiven for taking it handy in Scotland. But the Englishman holds a one shot …

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Man United Are 2-0 Down To Newcastle At Old Trafford

Jose Mourinho’s tenure at Manchester United is set to end with a whimper. Reports last night suggested that the Portuguese would be sacked no matter the result today against Newcastle at Old Trafford, prompting Gary Neville to blast the higher-ups at the club. Whether that was true in spite of the clubs’ supportive statement, today’s game could determine his future …

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European Round-Up: Dreadful United, Madrid Upset

In the midst of another crisis, Manchester United failed to show much fight against Valencia. The return of Alexis Sanchez to the squad wasn’t enough to help the Red Devils overcome Valencia at home, let alone even score a goal. It’s now four games without a win for the perennially beleaguered Jose Mourinho after a turgid nil-all draw with the …

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Brian O’Driscoll Refutes Moriarty Allegation Against Sexton

Brian O’Driscoll has come to the aid of his compatriot in the burgeoning dispute over treatment from match officials. Sunday saw Ross Moriarty claim that Ireland’s Johnny Sexton gets special treatment from referees as a result of his status. Moriarty received a yellow card in the Dragons’ game against Leinster for an off-the-ball challenge on Sexton, and had this controversial comment …

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Late Silva Winner Gets Man City Back On Track In Europe

A late David Silva goal sealed Manchester City’s 2-1 victory at Hoffenheim on Tuesday as Pep Guardiola’s side got their Champions League campaign back on track in Germany. After suffering a shock 2-1 defeat at home to Lyon a fortnight ago, the Premier League champions badly needed the three points to move off the bottom of Group F. Silva poached …

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Report: Shevchenko To Headline UFC 230 Against Eubanks

It appears that the much-demanded fight between Valentina Shevchenko and Joanna Jedrzejczyk won’t be happening anytime soon. After women’s flyweight champion Nicco Montano pulled out of her title defence against Shevchenko at the last minute, it was expected that the latter would fight the former strawweight champ at 125lbs. for the belt, likely at UFC 231 in December. Plans may well …

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