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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.

Newcomer Svensson Snatches Sony Open Lead In Hawaii

Canadian rookie Adam Svensson fired seven birdies and an eagle in a nine-under par 61 to seize the first-round lead Thursday in the US PGA Tour Sony Open in Hawaii by one stroke from Andrew Putnam. Svensson’s capped his round at Waialae Country Club in Honolulu with a birdie at the par-five 18th to nip past early pace-setter Putnam, who …

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Solskjaer Denies That Spurs Clash Is His First Real Test

Manchester United’s visit to Wembley this weekend has been dubbed the first real test of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s tenure as caretaker boss. The Red Devils are five for five so far under the Norwegian, with a scoreless first hour against Newcastle being their only real challenge thus far. The names of Cardiff, Newcastle, Huddersfield, Bournemouth and Reading pale into comparison …

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Two-Finger Salute Earns Charlie Austin Two-Game Ban

Southampton striker Charlie Austin has been suspended for two matches after making an offensive gesture towards Manchester City fans. Austin admitted making the two-fingered action as he was substituted in the second half of Southampton’s 3-1 defeat against City at St Mary’s in December. “The striker admitted his gesture in or around the 68th minute of the game against Manchester …

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Jon Jones Avoids Further Controversy With Clean UFC 232 Tests

A newly-crowned champion, the UFC and an athletic commission can breathe a sigh of relief. Jon Jones had his knockout win over Daniel Cormier at UFC 214 in 2017 overturned to a no-contest after he tested positive for turinabol. It wasn’t his first offence, following a similar scenario prior to UFC 200 a year previous. With Cormier set to vacate …

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PSG In Need Of New Faces As Revived Manchester United Loom

Paris Saint-Germain were seen as heavy favourites to beat Manchester United when the sides were drawn together in the last 16 of the Champions League less than a month ago, but fans of the French giants may not be so confident right now. While United fired Jose Mourinho in the wake of that draw and have since enjoyed a resurgence …

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Tennis Match-Fixing Gang Dismantled In Spain By Police

Spanish police have dismantled a gang that allegedly fixed professional tennis competitions, detaining 15 people and probing 68 others including tennis players, one of whom played in the last US Open, they said Thursday. In a statement, the Civil Guard police force said the organisation bribed tennis players to fix matches in ITF Futures and Challenger tournaments, the lower levels …

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Pellegrini Hopes To Keep Arnautovic Amid Chinese Interest

West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini insists he wants to keep Marko Arnautovic amid reports of a bid from a Chinese Super League team. Arnautovic was the subject of a reported £35 million ($44 million) offer from an unnamed Chinese club this week. It was suggested that Shanghai SIPG are the side interested in the Austrian striker, who was said to …

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Tyron Woodley’s Next Title Defence Is All But Official

The UFC welterweight division is about to receive some much needed clarity. Tyron Woodley successfully defended his belt for the fourth time last year, dominating Darren Till and hardening his status as the best 170lb-er in the sport. But since then an injury to his thumb has led to some time off, leading to UFC 233 scheduled for this month …

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Irishman Scores Winner As Newport Dump Leicester Out Of FA Cup

There were extraordinary scenes at Rodney Parade as Newport County pulled off the biggest upset of the FA Cup so far. The League Two side have unceremoniously dumped 2016 Premier League champions Leicester City out of the competition after a 2-1 win that follows similar upsets from the likes of Barnet and Oldham. The likes of Shinji Okazaki, Marc Albrighton …

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Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho Rejects Managerial Job In Native Portugal

Since leaving Manchester United in December, Jose Mourinho has been linked with a return to Portugal. Talk in recent seasons of a move to the likes of Paris Saint-Germain petered out once it became apparent that he would stay on at Old Trafford for a third season. With that experiment coming to an acrimonious end, a return to the Primeira …

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McIlroy Leads The Chase At Tournament of Champions

Gary Woodland eagled the 15th hole in a five-under par 68 on Saturday that kept him three strokes in front of Rory McIlroy atop the US PGA Tour Tournament of Champions leaderboard. Woodland led McIlroy and two other players going into Saturday’s third round on the Plantation Course at Kapalua, Hawaii. Northern Ireland star McIlroy, a four-time major champion, had …

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Llorente Bags Treble As Spurs Crush Tranmere

Tottenham swept into the FA Cup fourth round as Fernando Llorente hit a hat-trick and Serge Aurier struck twice in a 7-0 rout of fourth tier minnows Tranmere on Friday. There are 74 league places between the sides and Tottenham, third in the Premier League, underlined the gulf in class as they demolished Tranmere, who sit ninth in League Two. …

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Huddersfield Sign Palace’s Puncheon On Loan

Premier League strugglers Huddersfield have signed Jason Puncheon on loan from Crystal Palace until the end of the season. Puncheon had made just four league appearances for Palace this term after falling out of favour with Eagles boss Roy Hodgson. The 32-year-old winger will be expected to provide a lift for Huddersfield, who sit bottom of the table after their …

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Burton Boss Clough Wary Of Scaring Players Ahead Of Man City Match

Burton manager Nigel Clough is not spending much time briefing his players on Manchester City’s qualities because he does not want to “frighten the life out of them” ahead of the first leg of the League Cup semi-final. League One club Burton will head to the Etihad Stadium next Wednesday knowing their chances of progressing any further in the competition …

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PSG Midfielder Will Join Barcelona In The Summer

The most high-profile of free agents available this summer has secured a move to Barcelona. Adrien Rabiot of Paris Saint-Germain has six-months left on a contract that wasn’t going to be renegotiated, making him available for free in the summer albeit on a high wage demand. That demand of around £170k a week has reportedly been matched by Barcelona, according …

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Bournemouth Sign Second Liverpool Player After Clyne Deal

Nathaniel Clyne has all but joined Bournemouth on a six-month loan deal. The right back has yet to be officially confirmed, but it’s only a matter of time. The move suits all parties, with Clyne forced from the first team at Anfield by Trent Alexander-Arnold, with the Englishman making just four appearances for the Reds so far this season. As …

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