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Breaking: Joe Marler Announces Retirement From International Rugby

England and Harlequins prop Joe Marler has announced that he is retiring from international rugby, effective immediately. Citing ‘personal reasons’, Marler has officially stepped away from the international game after earning 59 caps for England. At 28-years-old, the news will certainly come as a shock to most people. Marler has apparently made it clear that he wishes to spend more …

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England 2015 & IRB Media Briefing: Rugby World Cup 2015 Ticketing and Kick-Off Times

World Rugby Chief: Red Cards To Stay Despite Outcry

Red cards meted out as part of a crackdown on concussion-related injuries are here to stay, World Rugby chief Brett Gosper said Sunday, despite frustration over recent decisions. Leicester interim head coach Geordan Murphy said last week the “game’s gone too PC” after lock Will Spencer was red carded for catching hooker Tommy Taylor with a shoulder to the head. …

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10 Quickfire Conclusions As Leinster Storm Past Edinburgh In RDS

Leinster scored five tries on their way to a 31-7 win over Edinburgh in the RDS Arena this evening. Johnny Sexton, on the occasion of his 15oth cap for the province, crossed the white line, as did James Lowe, Fergus McFadden, Garry Ringrose and Jordan Larmour. Leinster didn’t emerge unscathed as they lost James Ryan and Dan Leavy, who was …

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‘Tighten Up’ – Unai Emery Warns Leaky Arsenal

Unai Emery has warned his Arsenal stars to fix their leaky defence in time for Sunday’s Premier League clash against Everton. Emery’s side extended their winning run to four matches in all competitions with a 4-2 victory over Vorskla Poltava in the Europa League on Thursday. The Gunners raced into a four-goal lead through Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s double and strikes from …

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Excellent Cardiff Blues Beat Munster At Arms Park

Cardiff Blues managed to do enough to see off Munster and take home the points after today’s Guinness Pro14 showdown. FT: Cardiff Blues 37 – 13 Munster It wasn’t to be the Irish side’s night as they came up against a very strong Cardiff performance over the course of the 80 minutes in Wales. For the first half, it was …

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Roger Federer Considering Return To Clay Courts In 2019

World number two Roger Federer says he is mulling a return to the European clay-court season in 2019 following a two-year absence. Federer, speaking to ESPN on the sidelines of this weekend’s Laver Cup, has skipped the clay-court segment of the season since 2017 in order to conserve energy for Wimbledon and hard-court seasons. However the 37-year-old revealed he is …

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Jamie Clarke Set To Rejoin Armagh Squad

Jamie Clarke has reportedly indicated his willingness to rejoin Kieran McGeeney’s Armagh squad after a period spent in the US. Clarke doesn’t seem to have lost a step since last togging out in the Armagh colours and after several trips abroad to play in the United States – has gained some valuable experience under very different circumstances. Representing Longford across …

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Whistleblower Warns Of ‘Catastrophe’ If Russia Ban Is Eased

Whistleblower Grigory Rodchenkov said Tuesday the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) risked a “catastrophe for clean sport” if it lifts a suspension against the Russian Anti-Doping Agency later this week. Former Moscow laboratory chief Rodchenkov, who lifted the lid on Russia’s doping scandal in 2015, said Russia could only be readmitted if it acknowledged the government role in the scandal and …

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Japanese MMA Pioneer ‘Kid’ Yamamoto Dies At 41

Tributes flowed Wednesday for charismatic Japanese mixed martial artist Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto, who died at age 41, three weeks after announcing a battle with cancer. Born to a family of wrestlers and martial artists, the wiry, tattoo-covered Yamamoto took on larger opponents in a wide range of MMA events, including the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He won fans with a …

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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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