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GAA All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Semi-Final, Croke Park, Dublin 27/8/2017 Dublin vs Tyrone Tyrone's Sean Cavanagh dejected after the game

Chaos Reigns In Tyrone As 6 See Red & Sean Cavanagh Hospitalised

Things turned ugly in the Tyrone Senior Championship matchup between Edendork and Moy. You’ll be hard-pressed to find a more chaotic football match all year as Tyrone sides Edendork and Moy met in the first-round of the Tyrone Senior Championship. What should have been a relatively straight-forward seventy minutes of action quickly turned ugly as twenty players were shown yellow …

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‘Now Prove It Again’ – Klopp Demands Liverpool Continue Run

Jurgen Klopp challenged Liverpool to extend their blistering start after the Premier League leaders delivered a statement of intent with a “perfect” 2-1 win against Tottenham. Klopp’s side made it five successive victories as goals from Georginio Wijnaldum and Roberto Firmino rewarded their dominant display at Wembley on Saturday. Erik Lamela’s late strike for Tottenham prompted a nervous finale as …

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Nike Shares At Record High After Kaepernick Ad

Nike shares reached an all-time high this week as data pointed to an uptick in online sales following the sporting goods giant’s envelope-pushing ad campaign featuring athlete Colin Kaepernick. Nike, a member of the blue-chip Dow index, finished at $83.47 on Thursday, its highest-ever closing price, prompting applause on Twitter from basketball star and self-professed “#NikeLifer” LeBron James. The new …

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Guardiola Looking To Tie Down Raheem Sterling To Extended Deal

Pep Guardiola has urged Raheem Sterling to end his prolonged contract talks with Manchester City and sign an extended deal with the Premier League champions. The England forward is expected to be back in action for City against Fulham this weekend after missing the Three Lions’ clashes with Spain and Switzerland over the past week with a slight back injury. …

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Why Getting Enough Sleep Is Important for Rugby Players

Sleep has been referred to as the single greatest performance enhancer known to man. Sorry, correction – the single greatest natural performance enhancer. Lance Armstrong and his gang probably have a few more impressive potions tucked into their cycling shorts. When competing at a high level in a sport like rugby, the difference between scoring that conversion, catching that high …

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Juventus Reveal That Their Debts Have Doubled This Year

Italian champions Juventus revealed Thursday that debts almost doubled during the past financial year which ended on June 30 hitting 309.8 million euros ($362 million), up from 162.5 million euros the previous season. Despite lifting a seventh straight Serie A title the club suffered as a result of their Champions League quarter-final exit. After a profit of 42.6 million euros …

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Nike Chief Insists Using Kaepernick Was The Right Choice

The president of Nike’s Jordan Brand insists that the sportswear giant were “absolutely” right to use Colin Kaepernick as the face of their new “Just Do It” campaign. “One of the great things is that Colin Kaepernick is a great inspirational athlete and he used his position to help further a cause that he believed in,” Larry Miller told AFP …

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Tony Finau Named Final Pick For US Ryder Cup Team

Tony Finau, a long-driving American golfer of Tongan and Samoan heritage, was named to the final vacant spot on the US Ryder Cup team on Monday by US captain Jim Furyk. The 28-year-old from Utah completes the 12-man American lineup that will defend the trophy against Europe in the biennial team golf showdown on September 28-30 at Le Golf National …

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JUST IN: Justin Rose Just Rose To World Number-1

American Keegan Bradley ended a six-year US PGA win drought on Monday, parring the first playoff hole to defeat Justin Rose – who still soared to become the world’s number one. Bradley fired a final-round six-under par 64 at Aronimink Golf Club to match Rose on 20-under par 260, then took advantage of the Englishman’s bogey at the par-4 18th on …

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Gareth Southgate Expects Dele Alli To Recover For Liverpool Match

England manager Gareth Southgate expects Dele Alli to be fit for Tottenham’s clash against Liverpool on Saturday after the midfielder was forced to withdraw from the squad to face Switzerland. Alli was injured in England’s Nations League defeat against Spain on Saturday and has pulled out of Tuesday’s friendly with the Swiss in Leicester. But Southgate played down fears of …

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Decoding The Alleged Keane-Arter-Walters Voice Message

On Monday morning a voice note surrounding the Roy Keane bust-up with two players, alleged to have been recorded from a Republic of Ireland international footballer, was sent into Pundit Arena HQ. Oisin McQueirns and Richard Barrett investigate the validity of the alleged primary source. Morale in the Irish football camp is at an all-time low during the reign of Martin …

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Luke Shaw To Return To Manchester Following Concussion

Luke Shaw is set to return to Manchester United after he suffered a concussion in England’s defeat by Spain as Gareth Southgate called up Ben Chilwell and Demarai Gray. Southgate’s side kicked off their UEFA Nations League campaign with a frustrating 2-1 defeat at Wembley on Saturday but concerns over their 23-year-old left-back’s well-being overshadowed the result. Shaw superbly set …

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Big Guns Return As Leinster & Connacht Name Teams

Both Connacht and Leinster have announced their respective squads for Round 2 of the Guinness PRO14 tomorrow. The big news for Connacht is that both Sean O’Brien and Gavin Thornbury will return from injury and will start for Andy Friend’s side tomorrow evening. Set to face Zebre for a 17:15 kick-off, Friend made it clear (via the club’s official website) …

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Mo Salah Wins Federation Battle As Egypt Return

Mohamed Salah has emerged the victor in his bitter dispute with the Egypt Football Association as the Pharaohs make their return after exiting the World Cup winless. The Liverpool striker had clashed with his country’s FA over image rights violations and personal security. The stand-off escalated last month when Salah and his lawyer accused the federation of failing to respond …

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Tiger Woods Shoots Sensational 62 To Continue Recent Form

Tiger Woods, seeking his first victory in five years, fired his lowest PGA opening round since 1999 — an eight-under-par 62 — to seize the clubhouse lead Thursday at the BMW Championship. The 14-time major champion, nearing the end of his comeback campaign from spinal fusion surgery, made seven birdies and an eagle against a lone bogey to stand atop …

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Sergio Parisse Out For Three To Five Weeks With Calf Injury

Back-row forward Sergio Parisse, the Stade Francais captain, will be out for “three to five weeks” with a calf injury, the club’s sporting director Heyneke Meyer said on Thursday. For the top-of-the-table game against Clermont the 34-year-old, who has played 134 times for Italy, will be replaced at No.8 by South African Willem Alberts and as captain by Remi Bonfils …

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Sensational Start For Tiger Woods At 2018 BMW Championship

Tiger Woods managed to hit top form today during the ongoing 2018 BMW Championship, taking the lead with a fantastic eagle. Tiger Woods managed to show his quality once again with some great work during today’s BMW Championship. He quickly saw his odds slashed and has emerged as one of the favourites to win the thing outright and the eagle …

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Performance – Spotlight On Celebrity Personal Trainer Steffan Fusco

In this week’s instalment of our performance partnership with FFS Gyms, Rory and Rudds speak with celebrity personal trainer Steffan Fusco. Steffan Fusco is a personal trainer who works with some of Ireland’s leading talents in sport, fashion and showbiz. Having worked in an office job from 9-5 in online sales, Steffan decided to pursue his passion for helping others …

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