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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 .

Defiant Martin O’Neill Hits Back At ‘Primitive Football’ Criticism

Martin O’Neill has hit back at criticism from Denmark midfielder, Thomas Delaney, who has branded Ireland’s style of football as ‘primitive’. The Republic drew 0-0 with Denmark in a forgettable and stale match on a rainy night at the Aviva on Saturday and Delaney was critical of Ireland’s system and style of football, labelling it ‘primitive’. Speaking at Monday’s press conference, …

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Shane Long A Doubt Ahead Of Tuesday’s Clash With Wales

Richard Barrett reporting from FAI HQ Callum O’Dowda will miss Ireland’s clash with Wales on Tuesday, while Shane Long remains a doubt. Speaking at FAI HQ, O’Neill confirmed that O’Dowda will not play any part in the game with Ryan Giggs’ Wales. The winger did not take part in training and O’Neill said the following: “Callum O’Dowda is out of …

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John Terry Begins Life As Assistant Coach At Aston Villa

Former England captain John Terry took his first steps into coaching on Wednesday when he was named as the right-hand man to new Aston Villa boss Dean Smith. The second-tier English club also appointed Jesus Garcia Pitarch as sporting director as the former European champions moved to replace Steve Bruce who was sacked last week. John Terry, 37, who spent …

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Brooks Koepka “Heartbroken” By Ryder Cup Incident

Triple major winner Brooks Koepka said Tuesday he was “heartbroken” that a Ryder Cup fan hit by his wayward tee shot had been blinded in one eye. Koepka posted a statement on Twitter saying he had been in contact with Corine Remande and her family and offered his “heartfelt sympathy”. Frenchwoman Remande, aged 49, said she was taking legal action …

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LeBron James Receives Standing Ovation On Staples Centre Debut

LeBron James received a rapturous reception in his home debut for the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday but was unable to prevent his new team from slipping to a second pre-season defeat to the Denver Nuggets. James, who joined the Lakers in July from the Cleveland Cavaliers on a four-year deal, was given a rousing standing ovation by the Staples …

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Exclusive: Tiger Woods Battling Injury On Ryder Cup Weekend

Tiger Woods is battling injury at the Ryder Cup and it is unclear how much more golf he will play this weekend, reports a Pundit Arena source. A Pundit Arena source close to the Ryder Cup camp has told us that Tiger Woods has been struggling with injury following the increased workload of the last two weeks. Woods flew straight …

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Bjorn Pins European Hopes On Rookies With Day One Selections

European skipper Thomas Bjorn has selected just one of his four wildcard picks, Paul Casey, for the first session, with the 41-year-old taking on Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas alongside his fellow Englishman Tyrrell Hatton. Rory McIlroy will take Danish rookie Thorbjorn Olesen under his wing in the second match of the day against world number one Dustin Johnson and …

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Victor Ortiz Fight Off Following Rape Charges For Former World Champ

Former welterweight world champion Victor Ortiz, arrested on suspicion of rape on Tuesday in Oxnard, California, won’t fight as scheduled on Sunday according to an Instagram post from intended opponent John Molina Jr. Ortiz turned himself in on Tuesday after authorities filed a felony complaint against him alleging rape during a March 19 incident in which a woman told Oxnard …

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In Pictures: The Incredible Liam Miller Tribute Match

42,878 people descended on Cork’s Páirc UÍ Chaoimh on Tuesday to show their appreciation for the late Liam Miller, and witness the legends of old battle it out in his honour. Here are the top images from an incredible day. _____ _____ _____ ____ ____ _____ _____ _____ _____ ____ _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ ____ _____ _____ …

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Nike CEO: We’ve Seen ‘Record’ Engagement Since Kaepernick Ads

Nike has seen “record” consumer engagement since unveiling an edgy ad campaign earlier this month featuring Colin Kaepernick, the company’s chief executive said Tuesday. Nike Chief Executive Mark Parker said the revamp of the 30-year-old “Just Do It” spots featuring Kaepernick and other stars was resonating and “inspiring” consumers, not only in North America but globally. “Like many campaigns, it’s …

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Tiger Woods Secures 80th PGA Title Amidst Sensational Scenes

Tiger Woods scored his first victory in more than five years on Sunday, completing a two-shot win at the Tour Championship to crown a fairy tale comeback after a near two-year absence. The 42-year-old, 14-time major winner carded a one-over-par 71 at Atlanta’s East Lake Golf Course to claim the 80th title of his glittering career. Woods, who finished with …

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Explained: Every McGregor Insult From UFC 229 Press Conference

Another Conor McGregor fight, another explosive press conference. The eagerly anticipated UFC 229 press conference finally took place in New York on Thursday, and it did not fail to live up to the hype. Conor McGregor, loaded with his new ‘Proper Twelve’ whiskey, arrived in a magenta ‘August x McGregor’ suit, the Notorious as confident as ever. His opponent, Khabib …

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