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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.

Tiger Woods To Make 2019 Bow At Torrey Pines

Tiger Woods will make his 2019 debut at next week’s Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines in California, tournament organisers confirmed on Wednesday. The 43-year-old world number 12, who made a successful return to the sport last year after missing nearly two years through injury, has been a regular competitor at Torrey Pines throughout his career. He won the last …

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Joe Schmidt Explains Who Just Missed Out On Irish Six Nations Squad

With the 2019 Six Nations on the horizon, coach Joe Schmidt has named his 38-man squad for the opening two rounds. The announcement saw three uncapped players make the grade, and with the provincial teams performing well currently, Schmidt stated that some late changes may need to be made dependent on the domestic matches between now and the opener against England …

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Emery Confident He Will Be Given Time To Rebuild Arsenal

Unai Emery believes he will be handed the time necessary to “get Arsenal back to where the club deserves to be” despite a recent slump threatening the Gunners’ chances of a return to the Champions League. After a 22-game unbeaten run between August and December, Arsenal have lost three of their last six Premier League matches to fall six points …

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Amir Khan Takes On Another Hugely Difficult Opponent

Amir Khan can’t be accused of turning down a challenge. Well, besides one challenge that has loomed for almost a decade in the form of domestic rival Kell Brook. But the fight has fallen through yet again as Khan once more opts to go Stateside. The 32-year-old spent most of his career at lightweight and light-welterweight before moving up to …

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Guardiola In Tough Hunt For ‘New’ Fernandinho

Pep Guardiola has acknowledged finding a long-term replacement for Fernandinho is becoming a matter of increasing urgency for Manchester City. The 33-year-old Brazilian has become one of the most important players in City’s line-up during Guardiola’s three seasons at the club, with his hard work and passing ability as a holding midfielder providing both security in front of the defence …

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Kane Injury Could Be ‘Massive Problem’ For Spurs, Says Pochettino

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino says he fears a “massive problem” after Harry Kane limped off the Wembley pitch with an apparent ankle problem following his side’s 1-0 defeat to Manchester United. Kane was hurt after clashing with United defender Phil Jones in the closing seconds of the match as the visitors dug deep to protect their 1-0 lead at Wembley …

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Watch: Barcelona Decimate Eibar With Wonderful Team Goal

It’s now six straight La Liga wins for the current title holders. An upset defeat to Levante in the Copa Del Rey occurred on Thursday, but Barcelona bounced back in style at home against Eibar. Lionel Messi made history in the 3-0 win, scoring his 400th La Liga goal with the second strike of the evening. Lionel Messi's 400th La …

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Perfect Saracens Cruise Into European Cup Quarter-Finals

Two-time champions Saracens reached the European Cup quarter-finals on Sunday with a bonus-point, four-try 28-10 win over Lyon, extending their record to a perfect five wins in five in the competition. Saracens, the 2016 and 2017 winners, join defending champions and four-time winners Leinster as the second side to make the last eight of this year’s competition. Centre Nick Tompkins …

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TJ Doheny Discovers Opponent For First World Title Defence

Portlaoise’s TJ Doheny will ring in the New Year with a defence of his IBF super bantamweight title. The 20-0 pugilist won the belt with a unanimous decision win over Ryosuke Iwasa in August of last year. He earned the nod from the judges in Tokyo, no less. While his next opponent also hails from Japan, Doheny’s next bout will …

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Shane Long Talks Struggles After Ending Goal Drought

Once Shane Long scored Southampton’s second and ultimately winning goal against Leicester yesterday, the extraordinary statistics started to roll in. Shane Long’s last four goals have come under four different Southampton managers – Claude Puel, Mauricio Pellegrino, Mark Hughes, Ralph Hasenhuttl. The Leicester strike came after 22 games/279 days without a goal. It was just his 3rd goal in 72 …

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Kuchar Extends Lead At Sony Open In Hawaii

Matt Kuchar was model of consistency, shooting a bogey-free 66 Saturday in the third round of the PGA Tour’s Sony Open to stretch his lead to two strokes over Andrew Putnam. Kuchar used a hot putter to roll in four birdies and missed just two greens in regulation on the Waialae Country Club course in Hawaii to move to 18-under …

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Leeds See Off Derby And Extend Lead Amid Spy Controversy

Leeds United’s losing streak ended in style on Friday night. The Championship leaders lost three in a row over the New Year period, but looked much more like the outfit that have thrilled under manager Marcelo Bielsa this season. Speaking of Bielsa, the eccentric boss openly admitted to sending the so-called spy to Derby’s training ground yesterday, claiming that he …

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Lampard Responds As Bielsa Admits Sending Spy To Derby Training

It emerged earlier that man a who was spotted acting suspiciously outside Derby County’s training centre was an employee of Leeds United.  The two teams have kicked off in a crucial Championship encounter that now has added tension. Derby notified police of the man’s presence, though no arrests were made. Given this method of subterfuge, it was surprising to see that …

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Katie Taylor Secures Title Unification Bout For Paddy’s Day Weekend

It will be a memorable holiday weekend in March as Katie Taylor embarks on what’s sure to be a colossal 2019. Within her first nine professional fights, Taylor captured both the WBA and IBF lightweight titles. Having defended them three times in wins over Kimberly Connor, Cindy Serrano and Eva Wahlstrom in 2018, Taylor now has the opportunity to claim a third …

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UFC 232 Does A Reported 700K Pay-Per-View Buys

The UFC’s gamble paid off. Jon Jones’ comeback after the debacle that followed his 2017 win over Daniel Cormier almost didn’t happen. A USADA drug test that found a picogram of M3 metabolite jeopardised Jones’ return bout against Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 232 last month. This necessitated the UFC moving the entire event to California instead just a week before, with sanctioning …

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Three Premier League Stars Make UEFA Fans’ Team Of The Year

UEFA.com has revealed its fans’ team of the year for 2018. It was a particularly busy year in the sport with the World Cup also taking place alongside domestic action and UEFA’s signature tournament in the Champions League. While some of those World Cup heroics were reflected in the selections released today, there are one or two notable names who …

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Sarri Blasts ‘Unprofessional’ Bayern Over Hudson-Odoi Interest

Maurizio Sarri has lashed out at Bayern Munich for their “unprofessional” behaviour after the Bundesliga club publicly expressed their interest in Chelsea starlet Callum Hudson-Odoi. Chelsea boss Sarri is furious that Bayern sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic said this week that they “definitely” want to sign Hudson-Odoi during the January transfer window as he “has the qualities which would fit very …

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