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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.

DeChambeau All But Secures Ryder Cup Place With Northern Trust Win

Bryson DeChambeau says he is now on a “double mission” after his impressive four-shot victory at the PGA Northern Trust tournament on Sunday. DeChambeau, 24, captured his second PGA Tour victory this year and the third of his short pro career courtesy of a two-under par 69 for an 18-under 266 total on the Ridgewood County Club course. The American …

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Bordeaux Play Coy On Reports Thierry Henry Will Refuse Their Approach

Bordeaux grabbed their first points of the season as they beat Monaco 2-1 at home on Sunday and the club’s owner said he would not rule out Thierry Henry joining as coach. Francois Kamano’s superb curled finish in second-half injury time added to the Guinean’s 48th-minute penalty. That spot-kick had been cancelled out by Pietro Pellegri’s 63rd minute finish for …

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Fabinho Explains Absence From Liverpool First Team

Fabinho joined Liverpool from Monaco in the summer following an almost £44m move. For that sort of price, you might expect the midfielder to immediately become a central tenet of the team. But after a string of pre-season outings, Fabinho has yet to make his competitive debut for the Reds. He was on the bench for the season opener against …

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Five Talking Points From The Premier League On Final August Weekend

Liverpool moved into pole position in the Premier League, while champions Manchester City dropped points for the first time. Chelsea showed patience to extend their perfect start and Arsenal secured their first win. Here are five things we learned from the Premier League this weekend: _____ 1. Is Kompany creaking? Vincent Kompany celebrated a decade at Manchester City this week …

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Under-Fire Boyata Goes From Zero To Hero As Celtic Beat Hamilton

Celtic’s Dedryck Boyata restored his tarnished reputation with the Scottish champions as he secured a 1-0 win over Hamilton on Sunday. Boyata returned to the side after his controversial decision not to play in the Hoops’ recent Champions League exit against AEK Athens in Greece. The Belgian defender had claimed he was injured while Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers disagreed and …

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Sky Sports Commentator Disagrees With Chelsea Penalty Decision

Chelsea dominated proceedings during their successful 2-1 visit to St. James’ Park. The Blues earned their third win to maintain their maximum Premier League points haul, but their first goal wasn’t without controversy. With Eden Hazard back in tow, Chelsea were threatening throughout the first half, but couldn’t make the breakthrough despite an extraordinary amount of possession. It's been a frustrating half for …

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Shearer Unhappy With Owen’s Comments As ‘Contract’ Story Resurfaces

Michael Owen’s straight-laced style has seen his commentary pilloried over the years. That deadpan speaking was appropriate for his thoughts on his injury-ravaged career though, as his candid segment on BT Sport last night received almost widespread praise. A young phenom, Owen starred at the 1998 World Cup for England, and was a prolific goalscorer thanks to his finishing and …

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Hartley Gets Last Laugh As Rangers Held By Motherwell At The Death

Peter Hartley rubbed salt into Rangers’ wounds as the Motherwell captain’s last-gasp equaliser rescued a 3-3 draw against the club he was forced to apologise to. Hartley had said sorry on Thursday after mocking former Rangers defender Fabio Cardoso following the broken nose he suffered in a tussle with Motherwell’s Ryan Bowman last term. But Motherwell defender Hartley went from …

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Nicolas Sanchez Stars As Pumas Upset South Africa In Rugby Championship

Argentina ended an 11-match losing streak in the Rugby Championship spanning three years when they upset South Africa 32-19 in Mendoza on Saturday. Fly-half Nicolas Sanchez starred for the Pumas in the second-round match, scoring 17 first-half points as they built a 27-7 half-time lead at Estadio Malvinas Argentinas. South Africa, who triumphed 34-21 when the teams clashed in Durban …

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‘MCN’ Combine As PSG Continue Perfect Start To Season

Kylian Mbappe again made a decisive contribution as Paris Saint-Germain’s superstar front three combined for the goals in a 3-1 win over Angers in Ligue 1 on Saturday. On his first start since winning the World Cup with France, Mbappe volleyed in PSG’s crucial second goal just after the break at the Parc des Princes, and he then set up …

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Alisson ‘Looks Like’ Missing Piece For Liverpool, Says Klopp

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes £65 million goalkeeper Alisson Becker could be the final piece in putting together a title challenge this season. The Brazilian made a vital save from Pascal Gross two minutes from time to record a third clean sheet in three games since joining from Roma as Klopp’s men beat Brighton 1-0 to move top of the embryonic …

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Padraig Harrington Shares The Lead At The Czech Masters

Three-time major winner Padraig Harrington is primed to claim his first victory in almost two years. October 2016 saw the Irishman win the Portugal Masters, but since then 22 missed cuts worldwide sum up his form. But the D+D Real Czech Masters has represented his best showing in years, and Harrington is tied for the lead with Andrea Pavan heading into the …

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Watch: All Four Red Cards From The Ill-Tempered Afternoon Kickoffs

The Saturday afternoon games in the Premier League have provided much drama. No less than four red cards were issued in the four games played at 3 o clock, wreaking havoc for managers. First up was the straight red card for the in-form Richarlison in Everton’s game against Bournemouth. Fantasy football players mourned in unison as the Brazilian was dismissed …

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Woods Bemoans Putting Woes Despite Making Cut

Tiger Woods made the cut for the 13th time in 15 tournaments since his return to golf but admits he will need to rediscover his touch on the greens to move up the leaderboard at the Northern Trust this weekend. The former world number scraped into the final two rounds after making just two birdies and an equal number of …

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Non-League CIE Ranch Almost Cause Almighty Shock In FAI Cup

A monumental upset almost took place on Friday night in the FAI Cup. The second round of the tournament saw two non-league sides in Maynooth University Town and CIE Ranch visit Premier Division champions Cork City and First Division leaders UCD respectively. While Maynooth expectedly lost out 4-0 to Cork, CIE Ranch pushed UCD all the way in normal time of …

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Katie Taylor ‘Honoured’ By Laila Ali Shout-Out

From one superstar to another. Laila Ali’s father was none other than arguably the biggest sportsperson of all time in Muhammad Ali. Despite this, she carved out her own legendary boxing career. Ali won all 24 of her professional bouts from 1999 to 2007, the highlight of which was a four round KO win over multiple world champion Christy Martin. Since …

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