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Watch: Seamus Coleman Gives Everton The Lead With Sweet Strike

Seamus Coleman has given Everton a 2-1 lead over Brighton & Hove Albion thanks to a sweet strike from the edge of the box.  Everton found themselves 1-0 up thanks to a goal from Richarlison after 26 minutes but Brighton equalised through Lewis Dunk just seven minutes later. Coleman then gave Everton the lead after 50 minutes when Andre Gomes …

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England rugby

England Players Unhappy With Less Cash Due To Player Welfare Plans

According to a report in The Times, senior England players are unhappy with the new player welfare initiatives introduced by the RFU, RPA and PRL as it will result in less income being received.  The English club season will be extended to 10 months but an important aspect of this new structure is the introduction of designated ‘rest weeks’ in …

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All You Need To Know Ahead Of Another AIL Weekend

AIL: DIVISION 1A: Saturday, November 3 Kick-off 2.30pm unless stated – AIL – CLONTARF (1st) v UCD (3rd), Castle Avenue, Friday, 8 pm Result: Clontarf 17 – 6 UCD AIL – TERENURE COLLEGE (10th) v DUBLIN UNIVERSITY (7th), Lakelands Park, tonight, 8pm Result: Terenure College 8 – 25 Dublin University AIL – CORK CONSTITUTION (2nd) v GARRYOWEN (8th), Temple Hill …

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Watch: Jon Jones Shoves Alexander Gustafsson At UFC 232 Press Conference

There were heated scenes at the UFC 232 press conference tonight as Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson got a little too close for Dana White’s comfort.  Jones and Gustafsson are set to face off on December 29th for the light-heavyweight title and Jones clearly wanted to get into his opponent’s head during the event. After an intense face-off, both fighters posed …

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Ireland U20

Ireland V England Will Kick Off U20 And Women’s Six Nations

The fixtures for the 2019 U20 and Women’s Six Nations have been announced.  Ireland v England will be the highlight fixture on the opening weekends for both teams as the respective campaigns kick off on Friday 1st February. The U20 Championship will open with the meeting of Ireland and England at Irish Independent Park in Cork, shortly before Scotland face Italy …

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TV Details For A Bumper Weekend Of Rugby

November is a month to rejoice for rugby supporters all around the globe as international fixtures take centre stage for the coming weeks.  There will be international Test matches taking place every weekend in November but there will also be some top-quality domestic action happening too. Here we provide you with all the TV details of this weekend’s upcoming rugby …

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Nicklas Bendtner

Nicklas Bendtner Sentenced To 50 Days In Jail

Former Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner has been sentenced to 50 days in prison after a trial in Copenhagen today, according to BBC Sport.  Bendtner received the sentence for assaulting a taxi driver. The ruling was made today by the City Court of Copenhagen and according to Bendtner’s solicitor, the 30-year-old is expected to appeal the ruling. The striker scored 45 …

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harrington ryder cup captain

Padraig Harrington To Cut US Schedule In Ryder Cup Boost

Padraig Harrington revealed Thursday he is to cut back on his PGA Tour schedule to play more in Europe ahead of his expected appointment as the 2020 European Ryder Cup captain. Harrington remains the odds-on favourite to be handed the captaincy role in December and this despite suggestions there is one and possibly two other names being mooted to challenge …

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South Africa Always Wary Of Eddie Jones – Erasmus

Rassie Erasmus is adamant everyone connected with South African rugby union will always have the utmost respect for Eddie Jones after the England coach guided Japan to the biggest upset win in the history of the World Cup. So astonishing was the Brave Blossoms’ 34-32 win over the Springboks at the last edition of the global showpiece that Erasmus said …

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Ireland Joey Carbery

Joey Carbery Starts As Ireland Name Team For Italy

Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt has named his matchday 23 for Saturday’s clash with Italy at Soldier Field as Joey Carbery, who will make just his fourth start in green, gets the nod ahead of Ross Byrne at out-half.  Carbery will form a half-back partnership with Leinster’s Luke McGrath while they will hope to supply quick, accurate ball to the …

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Claude Puel Leicester

Puel Hit By Leicester’s ‘Hardest Week’ After Owner’s Tragic Death

Claude Puel admits his Leicester players are struggling to come to terms with the most traumatic week in the club’s history as they prepare to return to Premier League action following the tragic death of owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha. Thai billionaire Vichai, who brought the Premier League title to Leicester in 2016, was among five people killed when his helicopter crashed …

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Springboks Duane Vermeulen

Springboks Name Powerful Pack For England Twickenham Showdown

Rassie Erasmus has announced his Springboks matchday 23 which will take on England at Twickenham on Saturday. Eddie Jones has already named his England team which includes Owen Farrell and Dylan Hartley as co-captains. Brad Shields, Tom Curry and Mark Wilson make up what is a relatively inexperienced international back row with just 10 caps between those three players. This …

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Wilfried Zaha

Zaha Claims He Suffered Racist Abuse In Arsenal Draw

Wilfried Zaha claims he suffered racist abuse and threats to his family after he won a controversial penalty in Crystal Palace’s 2-2 draw against Arsenal. Palace forward Zaha was clipped by Granit Xhaka in the closing minutes of Sunday’s Premier League clash, with Luka Milivojevic converting the spot-kick to end Arsenal’s 11-match winning run. Following the match, Arsenal defender Xhaka …

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