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Richard Barrett is a Co-Founder and Head of Content at Pundit Arena. You can follow him on Twitter via @TheBoyBarrett .

England World Cup Horrors Continue As Another Arrest Rocks Camp

England’s nightmare build up to this year’s World Cup continued on Monday, when it emerged that Danny Cipriani had been arrested on suspicion of drink-driving. The Sale Sharks star was arrested following an early morning crash in West London on Monday. Cipriani has a chequered past with alcohol; back in 2013 he was concussed after being struck by a bus while on the …

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We Remember: The Time Harinordoquy’s Father Stormed The Pitch & Tried To Unleash The Fury

We’ve all heard the stories of angry, overactive parents getting too involved in underage games and, on rare occasions, even storming the pitch. However, we never thought we’d see it in the Top 14. Of course all of that changed back in 2011 when the father of then-Biarritz juggernaut, Imanol Harinordoquy, stormed the pitch and unleashed his fists of fury on the Bayonne players. …

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FIFA Ruling Likely Signals The End Of The One-Club-Man, Purists Mourn

The era of one-club-men, such as Ryan Giggs and Ledley King, may be nearing an end, due to new framework implemented by FIFA last month. Richard Barrett discusses. On April 1st of this year, FIFA’s deregulation of football agents came into existence, dramatically changing the transfer landscape and bringing the curtain down on the age of the agent. Intermediaries would now exist in …

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JUST IN: Nine Seats Were Unsold for May-Pac, But Fight Still Smashes Every Record

Although the fight failed to live up to many casual boxing fans’ expectations, the official ticket sales figures from Mayweather-Pacquiao obliterated the records set by its peers in boxing history. As per Dan Rafael via ESPN, the sales smashed previous records and generated over $72 million. There was just a measly 46 complimentary tickets given out for the fight, and …

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TBT: 20-Year-Old Jonah Lomu Castrates England’s WC Hopes (1995)

“He’s a freak, and the sooner he goes away the better.” This week’s Throwback Thursday looks back on the time a 20-year-old by the name of Jonah Lomu obliterated England and reaffirmed his position as the sport’s hottest young star. The 1995 Rugby World Cup will forever be remembered as one of the greatest in the sport’s history. Hosted in South Africa, …

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Forget Floyd Mayweather, Boxing’s Real Problem Is Its Refusal To Help The Sport’s Fallen Soldiers

“Boxers, like prostitutes, are in the business of ruining their bodies for the pleasure of strangers.” On Saturday night, Las Vegas played host to the biggest event in boxing history. The world tuned in, hoping to witness a fight that would rival those of the Gatti-Ward, Hagler-Hearns vintage. The crowd bayed for blood, clinging on to a distorted sense of …

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James Rodriguez Spanks A Thunderbastard Into The Top Corner

Ham-ezzzzzz! A sensational strike from James Rodriguez on the stroke of half time set Real Madrid on their way to a comfortable 3-0 win over Almeria on Wednesday night. Following Barcelona’s destruction of Getafe just 24 hours earlier, the pressure was on Carlo Ancelotti’s side to perform, and that’s just what they did. James’ strike was the goal of the …

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Is Fernando Torres Benjamin Button? Ageless Striker Scores Goal Reminiscent Of The Old ‘El Nino’

Fernando Torres rolled back the years for Atletico Madrid against Villareal on Wednesday night, showing incredible composure to snatch a late winner for Los Rojoblancos. Torres entered the proceedings on the 62nd minute, and proved to be the difference between the sides, catching Villareal on the counter attack before easily dispatching of the goalkeeper and making a mockery of the Villareal …

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The King Of The Running Game Does It Again, Milner-Skudder Take A Bow

Nehe Milner-Skudder is just highlight reel after highlight reel. Despite Hurricanes losing 29-24 to Waratahs over the weekend, Milner-Skudder was again impressive with the ball in hand. We christened the Kiwi fullback the ‘King of the Running Game’ a couple of weeks ago and he’s quickly becoming a regular on Pundit Arena Rugby. In this particular highlight, he beats five defenders, …

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Russell Westbrook’s Top 10 Plays Of The Season Are Ferocious

Over the last few months, Russell Westbrook has been scorching opponents at a degree never seen before from the OKC guard. Despite injuries to OKC’s other stars, Kevin Durant and Serge Ibaka, Westbrook took the Thunder on his back and almost single-handedly carried them to the playoffs, missing out by one loss to the Pelicans. Despite missing over a month …

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