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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.

Solskjaer Talks Tough: ‘Maybe I Should Get The Hairdryer Out’

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he will be no pushover as he attempts to save Manchester United’s season, vowing to get the best out of Paul Pogba, who fell out spectacularly with Jose Mourinho. Former Old Trafford favourite Solskjaer – known in his playing days as the “Baby-faced Assassin”, has been appointed as caretaker manager until the end of the season …

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Liverpool See Off Wolves And Win Six In A Row

Liverpool maintained their stranglehold on the Premier League top spot on a harsh winter night at the Molineux. The Friday night fixture afforded the Reds an opportunity to steal a march on Manchester City, and a strong starting eleven took full advantage. Wolves have been in some good form of their own, winning their last three games including a victory …

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Watch: Baloucoune Only Receives A Yellow Card For Tackle On Sweetnam

Ulster are currently in PRO14 action against Munster at Kingspan Stadium. It’s been a bruising affair, characterised by one of the very first actions of the game. Within the first ten seconds, the home support’s singing of Stand Up For The Ulster Men was punctuated by Robert Baloucoune clattering into Darren Sweetnam in the air as the Munster winger collected …

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Multiple Irish Fighters Added To Bellator Dublin Fight Card

The much anticipated Bellator 218: Dublin card in February is taking shape. The 3Arena hosts one of the biggest MMA promotions on February 23, and it is headlined by Straight Blast Gym star James Gallagher, who faces Steven Graham in the hopes of rebounding from his first professional defeat earlier this year. His SBG teammate Peter Queally was recently announced …

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Promoter Says Stevenson Unconscious, Needs Help To Breathe

Former world light-heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson remains unconscious with mechanical aid to breathe in intensive care after a knockout loss three weeks ago, promoter Yvon Michel says. In a story link posted on his Twitter account and comments to the Montreal Gazette, Michel said Stevenson has not improved since doctors sedated him and put him on a medical ventilator to …

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Alexis Sanchez Emphatically Denies WhatsApp Bet Story

Though Manchester United have already installed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as manager for the rest of the season, the fallout from Jose Mourinho’s departure still carries on. This has mainly focused on the much-scrutinised relationship between Mourinho and Paul Pogba, but this morning saw another star in Alexis Sanchez being cited as a Jose detractor. The Sun reported that Sanchez celebrated …

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Hazard Set For ‘False Nine’ Role Again For Striker-Less Chelsea

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri is contemplating deploying Eden Hazard as a “false nine” for a third straight Premier League game to set him “free”. The Blues, fourth in the Premier League, play Leicester on Saturday, after beating champions Manchester City and then Brighton without fielding a recognised striker in the starting line-up. Olivier Giroud played the full game as Chelsea …

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Watch: Messi Hat-Trick Restores Barcelona’s La Liga Lead

Lionel Messi continued his sublime form by netting his 31st La Liga hat-trick as Barcelona thrashed Levante 5-0 on Sunday to regain their three-point lead at the top of the table. The 31-year-old Argentinian arrived in Valencia having scored two free-kicks in last weekend’s derby thumping of Espanyol. He took his goals tally for the season to 20 after a …

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Rangers Take Top Spot As Hibs Rock Celtic

Daniel Candeias fired Rangers to the top of the Scottish Premiership as Steven Gerrard’s side beat Hamilton 1-0, while champions Celtic crashed to a surprise 2-0 defeat at Hibernian on Sunday. Rangers led the Scottish top-flight two weeks ago before stumbles against Aberdeen and Dundee saw them surrender top spot. Gerrard’s men are now back in pole position, ahead of …

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Watch: Ajax’s Daley Blind Scores His First Ever Hat-Trick

Wonders never cease in the beautiful game. In his 141 games at Manchester United from 2014-2018, Daley Blind scored just six goals. That’s of course to be expected as a defender primarily. But today in the space of just 25 minutes, the Dutchman managed to bag half of that tally. Blind rejoined boyhood club Ajax in the summer, and the …

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Calm Lipsky Triumphs To End 50-Month European Tour Drought

American David Lipsky held his nerve during a tense final nine holes Sunday to end a 50-month title drought by winning the EPGA Alfred Dunhill Championship in South Africa. The 30-year-old from Los Angeles closed with a four-under-par 68 at Leopard Creek Country Club for a total of 274 and a two-shot victory over Scot David Drysdale, who carded a …

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Kevin Lee Considers Move To Welterweight After Iaquinta Loss

Lightweight contender Kevin Lee suffered a serious setback last night at UFC Milwaukee. The ‘Motown Phenom’ lost out to Tony Ferguson last year for the interim 155lb. belt, but he was eyeing up another title charge after a great fifth round victory over Edson Barboza back in April. A second unanimous decision loss to Al Iaquinta has scuppered those hopes …

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Celtic Through To Europa League Knockouts, Rangers Eliminated

Celtic are through to the knockout stages of the Europa League, despite losing disappointingly at home. The Scottish champions hosted Salzburg, knowing that they needed to score if Red Bull Leipzig won against lowly Rosenborg, who were yet to score a point in Group B. Celtic were under the cosh throughout the tie, and fell behind in the second half …

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Steven Hansen To Step Down As All Blacks Boss After World Cup

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen announced Friday that he will retire after next year’s World Cup in Japan, saying the world champions needed some “fresh thinking”. “I think it’s right for the team to have someone new after the World Cup, some fresh eyes, some fresh thinking,” he told reporters. Hansen took over in late 2011 after working as Graham …

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