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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 .

Trump Meets With FIFA Boss, Gives Red Card To The Media

President Donald Trump welcomed FIFA boss Gianni Infantino to the White House on Tuesday, congratulating football’s governing body for awarding the 2026 World Cup to North America before jokingly waving a red card at journalists. “I very much appreciate the fact that we have won a very important event, the World Cup in 2026,” said Trump, who had backed the …

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YouTube Bout Earns Millions, Universally Appals Boxing Fans

A boxing bout between YouTube celebrities Logan Paul and KSI has appalled aficionados of the noble art but left the two protagonists laughing all the way to the bank. More than 15,000 fans crowded into Britain’s Manchester Arena on Saturday to watch boxing novices Paul and KSI — real name Olatunji Olajide — clamber into the ring for a six-round …

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Manu Ginobili Confirms NBA Retirement Following Epic Career

San Antonio Spurs star Manu Ginobili confirmed his retirement from basketball on Monday, bringing down the curtain on a 23-year career that included four NBA Finals victories. The 41-year-old Argentine star, widely seen as the most successful foreign player in the history of the NBA, confirmed his retirement in a brief posting on social media. “Today, with a wide range …

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FIFA Hand Palestinian Chief Twelve-Month Ban Over Messi Comments

FIFA on Friday hit the Palestinian Football Association chief with a year-long “match” ban after he called for protests against Lionel Messi over plans for Argentina to play Israel in Jerusalem. FIFA sanctioned PFA president for breaching codes against “inciting hatred and violence… following media statements he gave calling on football fans to target the Argentinian Football Association and burn jerseys …

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Unai Emery Won’t Change Arsenal Tactics Despite Dismal Start

Unai Emery insists Arsenal’s spluttering start to the season won’t stop him overhauling his team’s style of play. Unai Emery has been criticised for changing Arsenal’s tactics too quickly after the Gunners were beaten by Manchester City and Chelsea in their first two Premier League games. With Arsenal hosting West Ham on Saturday, the London derby against Manuel Pellegrini’s team …

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Brooks Koepka Bringing Major Focus To Northern Trust Open

In-form Brooks Koepka is determined to bring his triple Major championship-winning focus into the Northern Trust Open on Thursday, the opening event of the lucrative FedEx Cup Play-Off Series. Koepka, 28, is returning to competition for the first time since sealing the third major of his career at the PGA Championship in St. Louis a fortnight ago. The American could …

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“I’m Done, I Won’t Play Again” – Tiger Woods Thought Career Was Over

Former world number one Tiger Woods admitted Wednesday he believed his career was finished before launching his successful comeback to top-flight golf this season. Tiger Woods, who was sidelined for nearly two years through a back injury before returning this year, is reported to have privately confided his fears at the 2017 Masters dinner. “I’m done, I won’t play golf …

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It’s On – Woods & Mickelson Confirm $9 Million Showdown

Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson will go head-to-head in a winner-take-all $9 million (7.78 million euro) duel in Las Vegas in November, it was announced Wednesday. Woods and Mickelson, who have 19 Major titles between them, will face off at the Shadow Creek Golf Course on November 23, coinciding with Thanksgiving weekend in the United States. The match play duel …

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Danny Cipriani

Danny Cipriani To Face No Further Sanction Over Nightclub Assault

Danny Cipriani avoided a ban despite being found guilty of conduct prejudicial to the game Wednesday after England rugby chiefs decided not to impose any further sanctions over a nightclub incident. The England player had already been fined and ordered to do community service by a court and his club side, Gloucester, following his guilty plea to charges of common …

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Steve McClaren Reportedly On Verge Of Sack At QPR

QPR manager Steve McClaren is in danger of being sacked less than a month into the new Championship season after his struggling side were beaten 3-0 by Bristol City on Tuesday. McClaren’s team are rooted to the bottom of the second-tier table following their fourth successive league defeat. The former England coach, dubbed the ‘Wally with the brolly’ during his …

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First Convicted FIFA Bigwig Awaits Corruption Sentencing

The first bigwig convicted in the United States in the FIFA corruption scandal that disgraced world football awaited sentencing on Wednesday. US prosecutors are seeking ten years in prison and a $6.6 million fine for Jose Maria Marin, 86, the former president of the Brazilian football federation. Marin was convicted of accepting bribes from sports marketing companies in exchange for …

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Brandt Snedeker Goes Wire-To-Wire To Win At Wyndham

Brandt Snedeker drained a long birdie putt on the final hole to shoot a five-under 65 and go wire-to-wire in winning his second career Wyndham Championship on Sunday. Snedeker, who shot a rare 59 in Thursday’s opening round, finished in style as he rolled in the 20-foot birdie putt to claim a three-shot victory over fellow American Webb Simpson and …

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Japan Athletes Booted From Asian Games In Prostitute Scandal

Four Japanese basketball players have been sent home from the Asian Games in disgrace for allegedly paying prostitutes for sex, the Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) said Monday. The players were spotted in a notorious red light district of Jakarta in their national jerseys last week, JOC officials told a press conference, saying the quartet had been ordered to leave immediately. …

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