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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 .

The Masked Menace – Russell Westbrook Is Setting Fire To The NBA

Something remarkable is happening in the NBA…and it does not involve LeBron James. Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook is en fuego and smoking opponents at will, all while wearing a protective face guard. The media are running out of superlatives to underline the magnitude of Russell Westbrook’s last four performances. One triple-double was impressive, a second was surprising. His …

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Stats Don’t Lie: Radamel Falcao vs Mario Balotelli

We compare the performances of two of the Premier League’s biggest let-downs this season, to see which one is crowned; Top of the Flops. The fanfare that greeted the arrivals of both Radamel Falcao and Mario Balotelli this summer has been premature to say the least. Both strikers have endured difficult seasons, finding themselves at the centre of debate between …

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Highlights: West(Brook) Comes Out On Top In NBA-All Star Game

Russell Westbrook put on a record-breaking performance for the Eastern Conference in New York on Sunday to power them to victory over their Western Rivals in the NBA All-Star game. Westbrook was fire from the tip, dropping 27 points in the first half, the highest recorded first-half total of any player in NBA All-Star game history. The Thunder guard finished …

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Emoji Fever: Can You Decipher These WhatsApp Football Emoji Puzzles?

Think you know it all? Check out these emoji-based footballing puzzles that are currently doing the rounds on WhatsApp. We have puzzles for amateurs and experts so there’s no excuses!   If you think you’re good enough, here are the expert emojis.  Clue: No. 2 is a former Premier League hero rolling back the years in the Championship. [interaction id=”54db6a2a1dbf4efc2a5412de”]

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Roy Keane To Return To Cobh

Republic of Ireland Assistant Manager Roy Keane will don the famous Cobh colours once again this Friday, as he lends his hand to a fantastic charity drive in Cork. The former Cobh Ramblers, Nottingham Forest, Manchester United and Celtic star is back on Leeside and will, acccording to Cork’s Evening Echo, “play his part in the fundraising game between the …

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Kentucky Wildcat Player Photobombs Coach During Coach’s Criticism Of Him

Talk about perfect timing. Kentucky’s Karl-Anthony Towns photobombed his coach, John Calipari,while he was criticising the freshman during a post-game interview. The Wildcats beat the Louisiana State Tigers on Tuesday night, but the victory nearly turned to defeat when Towns was penalised for hanging on the rim, resulting in a technical foul. Check out those photobomb skills though.. Source: SBNation

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BREAKING: EA Sports Cup First Round Draw

The draw for the first round of the EA Sports Cup was made on Tuesday at FAI HQ, Abbotstown. The draw was performed by Gerry McDermott, (FAI Communications Manager), Fran Gavin (FAI Director of Competitions) and Sue Ronan (Women ‘s National Team Manager). Munster Senior League champions University College Cork, and League of Ireland new boys, Cabinteely, were in the …

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GOALS: Liverpool Resurgence Dumps Bolton Out Of The FA Cup

The dream finish to Steven Gerrard’s career is still a reality following Liverpool’s 2-1 turnaround victory at Bolton.  Liverpool are through to the last sixteen of the FA Cup, but only after a major scare from Bolton Wanderers. Brilliant FACup replay tonight. Huge credit to Bolton for making it so tough for LFC. Stunning Winning goal from Coutinho to send …

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Anderson Silva AND Nick Diaz Fail Drug Tests

It’s been a tough 2015 for the UFC, with a number of high-profile fighters failing drug tests. However, things have gone from bad to worse this morning as it was revealed that both Anderson Silva and Nick Diaz have also been up to no good. The revelation was first publicised on Twitter and on SevereMMA, a popular MMA website, who reported the …

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Forget Anderson, We Want To Know What Happened To Manchester United’s Dong Fangzhou

The curtain came down on Anderson’s Manchester United career this week. Following on from the Old Trafford flop, we look back at the case of Dong Fangzhou.   Local takeaways were left saddened this week by the departure of Brazilian midfielder Anderson from Manchester United’s ranks. While his hunger and propensity for deep fried foods cannot be questioned, Anderson joins a …

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Manny Pacquiao Is Flat Broke, Here’s Why…

Manny Pacquiao’s biggest threat is not Floyd Mayweather. No, it appears the Filipino faces a titanic battle to keep himself afloat financially. Richard Barrett discusses. While some may argue that Manny Pacquiao is one of a kind, an outlier in big time boxing, the Filipino pugilist shares a certain unwanted characteristic with most of his peers; a tendency to splash …

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Foot For Thought: Arda Turan’s Birthday Cake Is Fantastic

Atletico Madrid’s Arda Turan made headlines for all the wrong reasons during the week after appearing to throw his boot at a linesman, and this birthday cake from his pals is quality. Here’s Turan losing his cool during Atleti’s loss to Barcelona in the Copa del Rey.. Hats off to the baker, this piece of culinary architecture is quite the …

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