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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.

French Ligue 1 Fixtures Hit By Protests, Terror Threats

Half of the French Ligue 1 matches have been postponed for the second consecutive week because of heavy demand for police and security personnel amid ongoing protests and the threat of more terror attacks. Marseille will miss a second consecutive league encounter after their weekend fixture with Bordeaux was postponed by league chiefs on Thursday at the request of police. …

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‘Majority’ Back 48-Team Qatar World Cup, Says Infantino

A “majority” of football federations support increasing the number of teams playing at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar from 32 to 48, FIFA president Gianni Infantino said in Doha on Thursday. Speaking at a press conference after a three-day FIFA summit in the Qatari capital, Infantino said the idea had widespread backing from associations across the globe. “We will …

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Roy Keane Is On Sky Sports Punditry Duty This Sunday

This should be good. Roy Keane has regularly appeared on ITV television to analyse football, but he will do so this weekend on Sky Sports for the first time in over a decade. The Manchester United legend will be in the Sky studio for his former side’s clash with Liverpool this weekend, the broadcaster confirmed. He will join Liverpool veterans …

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Justin Rose Chases Leaders At Storm-Hit Indonesian Masters

Justin Rose was hot on the heels of the leaders at the Indonesian Masters on Thursday despite having his opening round curtailed by a severe thunderstorm that forced play to be abandoned. Former US Open champion Rose, who needs a top-15 finish in Jakarta to reclaim the number one spot in the world golf rankings, fired four birdies and an …

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Spurs Join Liverpool In The Champions League Last 16

Spurs needed a result tonight and they got it at the Nou Camp. Level with Inter Milan in the Group B table on goal difference but ahead on goals scored, Mauricio Pochettino’s side needed to at least match the Italians’ result against PSV in the other group game. But rather than hosting the Dutch team, they were faced with the …

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Mourinho Calls On Pogba To Lead By Example In Valencia

Jose Mourinho has called on Paul Pogba to show what he is capable of on his return to the Manchester United side for Wednesday’s Champions League trip to Valencia. It is a sign of the French World Cup winner’s fall from grace in a difficult season for United that Mourinho confirmed he will start among a much-changed side at the …

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Watch: Liverpool Ahead At Half Time, Spurs Behind At Nou Camp

It’s a critical night in Europe for both Liverpool and Spurs. The Reds must win to stand any chance of qualifying for the last 16, while Spurs need to match Inter Milan’s result in the San Siro. It’s been mixed fortunes for both Premier League sides thus far. Liverpool always stood a good chance against the Napoli side that defeated …

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Yaya Toure Leaves Olympiakos After Playing Only Five Matches

Former Manchester City and Barcelona midfielder Yaya Toure has left Olympiakos for a second time, after only playing five times, the Greek Super League club announced on Tuesday. Toure, 35, joined Olympiakos three months after originally making his mark in Europe with the Greek side during the 2005-2006 season. “Olympiacos FC and Yaya Toure would like to announce to the fans that they …

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Further Injuries Mean Man City Down To Just 15 Players For Hoffenheim Clash

Injury-hit Manchester City have just 15 senior players fit for Wednesday’s Champions League tie against Hoffenheim, boss Pep Guardiola revealed on Tuesday. David Silva and Fernandinho have joined an injury list at Man City that already featured Sergio Aguero, Kevin De Bruyne, Danilo, Benjamin Mendy and Claudio Bravo. “We have 15 players available so I cannot do too much,” Guardiola …

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Chelsea Fan Denies Racist Abuse Towards Raheem Sterling

The Chelsea supporter at the centre of a racism storm surrounding Raheem Sterling has spoken out. Colin Wing is the man who was caught on camera roaring at the England forward during the Saturday evening game between Manchester City and Chelsea. Fans watching live on BT Sport immediately picked up on an alleged racial slur from Wing, which ignited the …

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Stop Retirement Talk, Chief Tells 22-Year-Old Kingsley Coman

Bayern Munich chief Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has told Kingsley Coman to stop all talk of retiring from “aggressive” modern-day football and focus on returning to the fray with his morale intact. Injury-plagued Coman, who has started only three Champions League games for Bayern since joining the club in 2016, said in a recent television interview that back-to-back injuries had left him …

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Kieran Sadlier Leaves Cork City For England

Popular midfielder Kieran Sadlier has departed Cork City in favour of an English League One side. Doncaster Rovers announced the signing of the 24-year-old on an 18 month contract, citing their delight after a raft of clubs were in the hunt for his signature. NEWS | #DRFC have completed the signing of exciting forward Kieran Sadlier after beating a number …

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Chelsea Suspend Four Fans After Sterling Racial Abuse Row

Chelsea have suspended four people from attending their matches while the club carries out an investigation into allegations Manchester City star Raheem Sterling was racially abused during Saturday’s Premier League clash. Television cameras apparently caught a Chelsea fan aiming racist abuse at England winger Sterling during the Blues’ 2-0 win over City at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea and the British police …

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Francesco Molinari Named European Tour Golfer of the Year

Francesco Molinari won the European Tour’s Golfer of the Year award on Monday to cap a memorable 2018 for the Italian. Molinari became the first Italian to win a major when he clinched the British Open at Carnoustie earlier this year. That triumph followed his victory in the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth and a maiden PGA Tour title in …

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‘Try Something New, Come To Italy,’ Ronaldo Urges Messi

Cristiano Ronaldo has urged long-time rival Lionel Messi to be more like him and push his limits by challenging himself in another league than Spain. “I’d like him to come to Italy one day. I hope he accepts the challenge like me, but if he’s happy there then I respect that,” Ronaldo told the Italian press on Monday. The two …

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River Edge Out Boca After Extra Time To Win Copa Libertadores

River Plate won the Copa Libertadores by beating their fiercest rivals Boca Juniors 3-1 after extra time on Sunday, bringing an end to a final tainted by violence and moved more than six thousand miles away from Argentina. Boca took the lead through Dario Benedetto but Lucas Pratto equalised before Juan Quintero and Gonzalo Martinez both scored in extra time …

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