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Manchester United Linked With British Wonderkid

Reports have emerged on Monday morning linking Manchester United with young British prospect Regan Poole. Sixteen-year-old Poole currently plays for Newport County and has impressed Manchester United’s scouts with some assured performances during a week-long trial with the Red Devils. The Sun report that Louis van Gaal is looking to invest in youth, following a high-profile transfer window. Young defender Poole …

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New NBA TV Deal Worth A Whopping $24 Billion

The NBA’s new television deal with ESPN and Turner will be worth a reported $24 billion over a nine-year period. Details of the deal were reported by Richard Sandomir of the New York Times, via Twitter. NBA to announce $24 billion/9 year deal w/ ESPN and TNT on Monday. Annual average value nearly 3x current deal. — Richard Sandomir (@RichSandomir) …

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NFL: Downright Filthy Catch From Dez Bryant

Dez Bryant pulled off the catch of the year (so far) during the Dallas Cowboys’ OT win over the Houston Texans in the NFL on Sunday night. To further enhance Bryant’s outstanding catch, it inevitably led to the OT game winner that saw the Cowboys come out on top 20-17. Check out the filthy catch here: And up close..

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AIL GOTW In Photos: Cork Con Defeat St. Mary’s

Cork Constitution got the better of St. Mary’s in the capital over the weekend on a scoreline of 15-26. Kevin Hegarty is here with the best snaps from the action. Cork Con started the better and went ahead early on through a James Murphy try that was easily converted by Darragh Lyons. St Mary’s didn’t have to wait too long …

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UFC: Cathal Pendred Starts Irish Takeover With Win

The Irish takeover of the UFC continued this evening with Cathal Pendred overcoming a resilient Gasan Umalatov challenge. The SBG fighter earned the victory thanks to a split decision during the UFC Fight Night 53 preliminary card. In what was a battle of attrition, both fighters traded blows and it was unclear who the judges would favour. Luckily for Pendred, …

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Tottenham Fan Changes His Name To White Hart Lane

What have you done Gary? A Tottenham fan has legally changed his name to Gary White Hart Lane to show his devotion to Spurs’ cause. Gary Lane from Surrey changed his middle name to White Hart by deed poll and said he did so because he loves a “bit of banter”.   “When I tell people my full name on …

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Premier League Preview: Sunderland vs Stoke City

Sunderland are still in search of their first Premier League victory this season and host Mark Hughes’ Stoke City at the Stadium of Light. Sunderland v Stoke City The “Black Cats” have been the Premier League’s draw specialists this year. Five draws from their opening six games leaves them still awaiting their first win, as the only game they didn’t …

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UPDATE: Conor McGregor Announces Fight, Dana White Says No

Despite Conor McGregor announcing that he will be fighting Diego Sanchez on November 15th in Mexico, UFC President Dana White has said that it isn’t true. McGregor is full of confidence following his stunning victory over Dustin Poirier in Las Vegas last weekend and announced via social media that he is fighting Sanchez:   I am fighting @DiegoSanchezUFC in Mexico, November …

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Cathal Pendred Out To Prove A Point

Cathal Pendred is looking to make a statement at welterweight on Saturday when he faces Gasan Umalatov in Stockholm. Pendred, who recorded victory at UFC Fight Night Dublin at middleweight, is now fighting at welterweight and wants to prove that this is the division where he belongs. Speaking to UFC.com, Pendred said the following: “I’m making my UFC debut in MY …

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Gunnar Nelson Looking To Finish Story’s Chapter

Ireland’s favourite adopted MMA son, Gunnar Nelson, is in confident mood ahead of his headline UFC clash with Rick Story in Stockholm on Saturday. Nelson faces a tough opponent in Story, a veteran of the MMA game that has recorded wins over some big fish, most notably current champion Johny Hendricks. ‘Gunni’ is aware of the challenge he faces, but the rising welterweight …

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The Hooligan – Irish UFC Focus Switches To Paddy Holohan

Irish MMA fans will switch their focus to Paddy Holohan this weekend as he looks to make it two wins on the bounce in the UFC. With Conor McGregor dominating the media after his heroics last weekend, one could be forgiven for forgetting that Paddy Holohan is fighting this Saturday night. ‘The Hooligan’ is unbeaten in eleven professional fights and will …

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Report: 76 of 79 Dead NFL Players Had Brain Disease

The NFL’s much publicised legal battle with concussions may be nearing an end, but more data linking NFL players with brain disease has come to light. A PBS Frontline report has suggested that there was evidence of a degenerative brain disease in 76 of the 79 former NFL players examined by the Department of Veterans Affairs’ brain repository. The degenerative brain …

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10 Brilliant Quotes From Conor McGregor

Conor McGregor Mania has gone into overdrive following the Dubliner’s stunning first round KO of Dustin Poirier over the weekend. While he is known for his bite, McGregor’s bark is just as powerful. Here’s a selection of quotes from the man being dubbed the Irish Plato. Quote #1 _____ Quote #2 _____ Quote #3 _____ Quote #4 _____ Quote #4 …

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UFC Rankings: Conor McGregor Surges To Top 5

The latest UFC rankings are out and Conor McGregor has broken into the top five thanks to his devastating destruction of Dustin Poirier. McGregor’s rise through the featherweight rankings has been nothing short of mesmeric, as the Dubliner continues to make light work of everything Dana White throws in front of him. It’s no secret that The Notorious is after that …

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MMA Memories: Conor McGregor’s Stunning Cage Warriors KO

What a week it has been for Conor McGregor. The Dubliner’s Las Vegas win over Dustin Poirier has elevated the SBG fighter to UFC superstardom. Many people believe McGregor’s rise to the forefront of mixed martial arts was the result of an overnight success. The opposite could not be more true. Check out this stunning KO over Ivan Buchinger from Cage …

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UFC President: Conor McGregor Is Bigger Than Brock Lesnar & GSP

The praise keeps on coming for the UFC’s brightest star Conor McGregor, with UFC President Dana White saying The Notorious is “bigger than any of the fighters we’ve ever had.” Speaking to Ariel Helwani on FOX Sports, White spoke about McGregor being the real deal and that his meteoric rise was unheard of in the UFC and sport in general. …

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