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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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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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