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Michael Keane Sidelined Due To Hairline Skull Fracture

Everton defender Michael Keane has suffered a small hairline fracture of his skull and will be sidelined for up to four weeks. Keane was carried off on a stretcher in stoppage time of the 2-2 Premier League draw at Bournemouth and taken to hospital following a nasty clash of heads with team-mate Idrissa Gueye. Everton on Sunday released a statement …

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Maurizio Sarri Insists That Eden Hazard Is Going Nowhere

 Eden Hazard is set to make his first Chelsea start this season against Newcastle on Sunday after Blues manager Maurizio Sarri insisted there is no chance of the Belgian star being sold. Hazard has been the subject of interest from Real Madrid amid talk of a possible £200 million ($257 million) bid before the Spanish transfer window closes next week. …

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French Top 14 Kicks Off After Whirlwind Of Summer Activity

Barely a year before the national squad heads off to Japan for the World Cup, France’s leading clubs kick off the Top 14 season on Saturday focussed only on the brutal 10-month marathon that lies ahead.  The Top 14 again starts a week ahead of the other major European club leagues. Last season also ended a week later on June 2, …

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Kilkenny See Off A Spirited Galway To Advance To All-Ireland Final

FT: Kilkenny 1-10 Galway 1-07 Galway met Kilkenny today in the first of the two All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship semi-finals this evening with Semple Stadium playing host to the matchup. The sides exchanged points in the early goings and when the first-half reached its own halfway mark, Kilkenny led by 0-02 to 0-01 but not a single point was scored …

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Four Talking Points As The Rugby Championship Kicks Off

New Zealand, Australia, South Africa and Argentina launch the seventh edition of the Rugby Championship on Saturday, a series won by the All Blacks in five of the six previous years. Whether they can maintain this dominance has become a key talking point.   #1 – Can the All Blacks be beaten? The back-to-back world champions have only lost twice …

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Five Questions Ahead Of Today’s Community Shield In Wembley

Manchester City takes on Chelsea on Sunday in the Community Shield at Wembley, the traditional season-opener between the Premier League champions and the FA Cup winners. We take a look at five of the key questions fans will be dying to know the answer to ahead of today’s matchup. Will Sarri put down roots at Chelsea? Maurizio Sarri, 59, has …

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CARNOUSTIE, SCOTLAND - JULY 20: Zach Johnson of the United States reacts to his birdie on the 4th during round two of the Open Championship at Carnoustie Golf Club on July 20, 2018 in Carnoustie, Scotland. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/R&A/R&A via Getty Images)

Zach Johnson And Rory McIlroy Close In On Open Leader Kevin Kisner

Zach Johnson came out firing on all cylinders in the pouring rain at Carnoustie on Friday as the 2015 British Open champion moved to within one shot of overnight leader Kevin Kisner. The 42-year-old American, sporting his trademark dark glasses even in the overcast conditions, bogeyed the first but then rattled in three quick birdies to move to four under par …

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Brazil's forward Neymar leaves his team's hotel in Kazan on July 7, 2018, a day after the five-time champions crashed out of the Russia 2018 World Cup football tournament after a 2-1 quarter-final defeat to Belgium. (Photo by Benjamin CREMEL / AFP) (Photo credit should read BENJAMIN CREMEL/AFP/Getty Images)

PSG’s Neymar Responds To Real Madrid Transfer Speculation

Brazilian superstar Neymar on Thursday sought to quash speculation about his future, insisting he planned to remain with French giants Paris Saint-Germain. “I’m staying, I’m staying in Paris, I have a contract,” Neymar told reporters at an auction to raise money for his charitable foundation in Sao Paulo. Neymar, who became the world’s most expensive footballer last year after moving …

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(From L) France's forward Olivier Giroud, France's forward Antoine Griezmann, France's defender Lucas Hernandez, France's goalkeeper Steve Mandanda and France's midfielder Paul Pogba celebrate with teammates on the roof of a bus while parading down the Champs-Elysee avenue in Paris, on July 16, 2018 after winning the Russia 2018 World Cup final football match. (Photo by FRANCOIS GUILLOT / AFP) (Photo credit should read FRANCOIS GUILLOT/AFP/Getty Images)

World Champions France Given Heroes’ Reception On Return Home

The World Cup-winning French team returned home to a heroes’ welcome on Monday, parading down the Champs-Elysees as hundreds of thousands of cheering fans gave a raucous welcome to the country’s newest idols. France overcame a determined Croatia to win 4-2 in Sunday’s final in Russia, with teenager Kylian Mbappe applying the coup de grace and cementing his place as …

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The Pundit Arena Writers On The Highs & Lows Of Russia 2018

As one of the most exciting World Cups in recent memory comes to a close our writers take a look back at the ups and downs from Russia 2018. Oisin McQueirns Best Player: 100% Luka Modric. Will undoubtedly go down as one of the greatest midfielders of our generation and dragged his Croatian side through some seriously tough games. Scored …

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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 03: Amanaki Mafi gets tackled by teammates during a Melbourne Rebels Super Rugby training session at Gosch's Paddock on July 3, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

Melbourne Rebels’ Amanaki Mafi Arrested For Allegedly Assaulting Teammate

Melbourne Rebels forward Amanaki Mafi was arrested and faces assault charges after an altercation with teammate Lopeti Timani in New Zealand, Rugby Australia said on Sunday. The brawl followed the Rebels’ 43-37 Super Rugby loss to the Otago Highlanders in Dunedin on Saturday. RA said in a statement: “Rugby Australia and the Melbourne Rebels are aware of an incident involving …

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KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - JULY 15: Manny Pacquiao of the Phillipines and Lucas Matthysse of Argintine in action on July 15, 2018 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (Photo by How Foo Yeen/Getty Images)

Manny Pacquiao Rolls Back The Years To Land First KO Win Since 2009

Manny Pacquiao rolled back the years as he stopped WBA welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse on Sunday — the 39-year-old Filipino icon’s first knockout win since 2009. It was a dominant, devastating display as “smoking hot” Pacquiao registered the 60th win of a fabled 23-year career that now looks certain to extend beyond his 40th birthday in December. Pacquiao knocked down …

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TOPSHOT - Players vie for the ball during the Russia 2018 World Cup Group G football match between England and Belgium at the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad on June 28, 2018. (Photo by Attila KISBENEDEK / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - NO MOBILE PUSH ALERTS/DOWNLOADS (Photo credit should read ATTILA KISBENEDEK/AFP/Getty Images)

England And Belgium Meet Again For World Cup Consolation Prize

England face Belgium in the World Cup third-place play-off on Saturday with the tournament’s top scorer Harry Kane eyeing the chance to add to his six goals in the meeting of the beaten semi-finalists. Both teams will line up in Saint Petersburg with a sense of what might have been as France and Croatia prepare for Sunday’s final in Moscow’s …

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Watch: Harry Redknapp’s GAA Managerial Debut

The first episode of AIB’s eagerly anticipated new series, The Toughest Rivalry, airs today. The series introduces renowned Premier League Manager Harry Redknapp and former Sampdoria, Juventus and Italy striker, manager and World Footballer of the Year in 1995, Gianluca Vialli to the culture of GAA in Ireland. Both Premier League powerhouses will take charge of two rival GAA clubs. …

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FC Dynamo Kiev player Ognjen Vukojevic speaks during a press conference on Decenber 3, 2012, in Zagreb, on the eve of a UEFA Champions League group A football match against GNK Dinamo Zagreb. AFP PHOTO / STRINGER (Photo credit should read STRINGER/AFP/Getty Images)

Croatia Sack Assistant Coach In ‘Pro-Ukraine’ Video Fallout

Former Croatia international Ognjen Vukojevic has been kicked out of the World Cup semi-finalists’ delegation after posting a pro-Ukraine clip that caused a political row. The Croatian football association (HNS) said Monday that Vukojevic had been “relieved from his duties as an expert associate of the Croatia squad and is no longer a member of the Croatian delegation at the …

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