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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.

Sanchez Boot Inspires Stade Francais Comeback

Argentina’s Nicolas Sanchez scored 13 points to help Stade Francais stage a comeback against lowly Grenoble at Stade Jean Bouin in the Top 14 on Saturday. The Parisians trailed 17-0 after 21 minutes but Sanchez, who only arrived in the French capital at the beginning of December, guided his side to a third straight win after a run of four …

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Wolves Puncture Spurs’ Momentum In Title Race

Premier League leaders Liverpool have been handed a gift in the form of a Wolverhampton win at Wembley. It’s great news for Manchester City also, having been demoted from likely runaway leaders to third place in recent weeks. Tottenham had won their last five league games to go second and six points behind Liverpool, but were upset by Wolves in …

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Gerrard Ends Former Boss Rodgers’ Old Firm Dominance

Steven Gerrard emerged victorious in the Old Firm clash with his former Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers as Rangers deservedly beat champions and bitter rivals Celtic 1-0 on Saturday. It was Rodgers first experience of defeat in 13 meetings with Rangers and puts Gerrard’s side level on points with Celtic, though the latter stay top courtesy of a better goal difference. …

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White And Jones React To Cormier Relinquishing 205lb. Title

Daniel Cormier decided to walk before he was pushed. Last night saw DC give up the light heavyweight championship before he was due to be stripped of it. The winner of tonight’s UFC 232 main event between Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson will crown a new 205lb. champion, despite Cormier having defended the belt in January of this year, something …

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Floyd Mayweather Relaxed Ahead Of NYE Tenshin Showdown

US boxing legend Floyd “Money” Mayweather said Saturday his focus was on entertaining the fans during his New Year’s Eve fight with Japanese kickboxing prodigy Tenshin Nasukawa near Tokyo. The 41-year-old unbeaten champion has been tempted out of retirement – again – for a one-off “exhibition” in Saitama, north of Tokyo, against “Ninja Boy” Nasukawa, a fighter more than half …

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Solskjaer Has Restored Positivity To United, Says Shaw

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has restored Manchester United’s attacking elan in the short space of time he has been caretaker manager said defender Luke Shaw. Solsjkaer will be seeking a third successive victory – when they host out of form Bournemouth on Sunday – since taking over following the sacking of Jose Mourinho earlier this month. Victory over Bournemouth would see …

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Saints Stun English Premiership Leaders Exeter

Northampton produced one of the upsets of the English Premiership season to beat league leaders Exeter 31-28 at Franklin’s Gardens on Friday. Wales international Dan Biggar scored 16 points for the Saints, including a try, penalty and four conversions, with South Africa’s Cobus Reinach, Fraser Dingwall and Piers Francis also crossing for the home side as Northampton secured a bonus …

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Connacht Rebound From Leinster Disappointment With Win Over Ulster

The Sportsground was the venue for the latest instalment of festive inter-provincial fixtures in the PRO14. Connacht played host to Ulster, and both sides would have fancied their chances of a win. The hosts have gotten the better of Ulster recently, while the Northern province were gunning for a fifth win in a row having seen off Munster last week. …

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Daniel Cormier Gives Up UFC Light Heavyweight Title

The double champ is no more. In reality, Daniel Cormier was due to be stripped of the 205lb. belt he won against ‘Rumble’ Johnson in 2015 (and temporarily lost in 2017). The main event of UFC 232, now in California, is due to see one of Jon Jones or Alexander Gustafsson crowned the new champion of the light heavyweight division, …

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Arrest Warrant Issued For Sheffield Wednesday’s Forestieri

An arrest warrant for footballer Fernando Forestieri has been issued after he failed to attend a court in central England on Friday. Forestieri, a striker with English second-tier club Sheffield Wednesday, had been due to appear at Mansfield Magistrates Court, with court staff telling Britain’s Press Association that he faced one charge of using threatening words or behaviour and another …

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Arsenal ‘Won’t Raise The White Flag’ Insists Klopp

Arsenal manager Unai Emery may have suggested Liverpool can repeat the achievement of the London club’s celebrated ‘Invincibles’ but Reds boss Jurgen Klopp has told his unbeaten Premier League leaders to expect a tough contest at Anfield on Saturday. Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal side were undefeated as they won the Premier League in the 2003/04 season and Emery believes Liverpool could …

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Inter Milan To Play Two League Home Games Behind Closed Doors

Inter Milan will play two Serie A home matches behind closed doors as punishment for the racist chants directed towards Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly, the Italian league announced on Thursday. Koulibaly was subjected to monkey noises from the crowd several times during Inter’s 1-0 win at the San Siro on Wednesday, leading Napoli to ask for the match to be …

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FA Charge Emery After Brighton Bottle-Kick

Arsenal manager Unai Emery has been charged with improper conduct by the Football Association after kicking a water bottle into the crowd during the 1-1 Premier League draw at Brighton on Boxing Day. A Football Association spokesman said Thursday: “Arsenal manager Unai Emery has been charged following the game against Brighton yesterday (26 December 2018). “It is alleged his action …

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Watch: Irish Trio Score In Festive Championship Action

Sheffield United maintained their spot in the Championship play-off places on a busy St. Stephen’s Day. The Blades went in front against Derby five minutes before half-time through Billy Sharp. On-loan Liverpool winger Harry Wilson equalised early in the second half with a fine free-kick before Ireland’s David McGoldrick put the home side back in front again in the 64th …

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Liverpool Open Up Six-Point Lead As Man City Lose Again At Leicester

Liverpool moved six points clear at the top of the Premier League as the leaders eased past Newcastle 4-0 at Anfield and Manchester City were beaten for the second time in five days, 2-1 at Leicester. Tottenham leapfrog City into second after thrashing Bournemouth 5-0, while Manchester United’s perfect start under caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer continued with Paul Pogba …

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Kevin Kilbane: ‘Liverpool Once Tried To Sign Me’

Kevin Kilbane has revealed that he had a big decision to make in the late 90s. Having started his career at Preston, Kilbane was snapped up by West Brom in 1997 for a then-club record fee. Just two years later, one of the biggest clubs in football came calling. On Boylesports’ Bogglebox Christmas Special, Ireland’s fourth most capped player ever …

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Relish Rather Than Fear Old Trafford, Solskjaer Tells Man United

Manchester United return to Old Trafford for the first time under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s management against Huddersfield on Boxing Day with a new-found swagger after scoring five goals in the Premier League for the first time in five years. The Norwegian’s caretaker spell in charge until the end of the season got off to a dream start as United threw …

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Rising Son Is Now A Spurs Star

If Tottenham Hotspur’s comprehensive defeat of Everton confirmed their standing as genuine contenders in the Premier League title race, it also underlined the value of Son Heung-min to Mauricio Pochettino’s side. The South Korea international was outstanding in the 6-2 victory at Goodison Park and will again be expected to exert his influence when Spurs attempt to apply further pressure …

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