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Vincent Whelan

A recent journalism masters grad, Vincent can usually be found poring over one of his multiple flailing fantasy teams whether they be of soccer, NFL or NBA descent. His obsession with all things American sports leads to disjointed sleeping patterns and revolutionary ideas about how the GAA should incorporate sanctioned fighting à la the NHL and a set amount of time-outs for Junior B players feeling the after-effects from the previous night's drinking.
KAZAN, RUSSIA - JUNE 28: Alexis Sanchez of Chile gestures during the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 Semi-Final match between Portugal and Chile at Kazan Arena on June 28, 2017 in Kazan, Russia. (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images)

Manchester City Closing In On £50m Deal For Sanchez [The Guardian]

Manchester City’s summer of no-nonsense, swift transfer dealings looks set to continue with a report in The Guardian on Wednesday indicating that the likelihood of Sanchez lining out at The Etihad regularly is higher now than ever before. Whilst Arsenal have seemingly been keen to make sure that their leading scorer would go overseas if they were forced to sell him, the …

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Watch: The Best Chin In The UFC Will Be On Display At UFC 211

This weekend will see a bunch of fantastic match-ups in the UFC, however, there is one chin that rises above them all. From the clash of the titans in the Heavyweight Division between Stipe Miocic and Junior Dos Santos to classic striker versus grappler match-ups in both the Strawweight title bout between Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Jessica Andrade and Welterweights Demian Maia versus …

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LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 9: Frankie Edgar punches Jose Aldo during the UFC 200 event at T-Mobile Arena on July 9, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images)

Jose Aldo Announces When He Will Finally Face Max Holloway

It appears Max Holloway’s amusing post-fight antics of calling Jose Aldo ‘Jose Waldo’ were unnecessary as, according to the Brazilian, he had already agreed to fight the winner of that match-up at UFC 208. The event to take place in Brooklyn on February 11. The featherweight champion sounded none too pleased with the Hawaiian’s post-fight jibes either, when quoted by media in Brazil …

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LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 26: Philippe Coutinho of Liverpool controls the ball during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Sunderland at Anfield on November 26, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Liverpool’s Coutinho Reveals Which Match He’s Targeting For Return

There’s relatively good news on the horizon for Liverpool fans as Philippe Coutinho has revealed to the Reds’ official website that he expects to line out on New Year’s Eve, when Liverpool host Manchester City. This of course, means that he will miss a further three Premier League fixtures against Middlesbrough, Everton and Stoke City in the meantime. Since losing the 24-year-old to …

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LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 06: Tony Ferguson celebrates after defeating Abel Trujillo in their fight during the UFC 181 event at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on December 6, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

Tony Ferguson Already Seems To Be Falling Into The Same McGregor-Made Trap As Eddie Alvarez

Tony Ferguson has been upping the ante, but has no problem fighting Khabib Nurmagomedov before Conor McGregor’s return. UFC lightweight champion, and in many people’s eyes still the king of the featherweight division, Conor McGregor has taken a step out of the limelight. However his name is still the first one on the lips of MMA fans. The latest person …

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BURTON UPON TRENT, ENGLAND - AUGUST 23: Calum Butcher of Burton Albion is challenged by Joel Matip of Liverpool during the EFL Cup second round match between Burton Albion and Liverpool at Pirelli Stadium on August 23, 2016 in Burton upon Trent, England. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

Liverpool Recieve Timely Good News On The Injury Front

After what turned out to be a disastrous trip to Bournemouth last weekend, Liverpool appear set to right the ship this week at home to slumping West Ham as defender Joel Matip is expected to return to the line-up. The 25 year-old Cameroonian was badly missed in the second half at the Vitality Stadium as the Reds frittered away a 3-1 …

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NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 12: Khabib Nurmagomedov of Russia reacts against Michael Johnson of the United States in their lightweight bout during the UFC 205 event at Madison Square Garden on November 12, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images )

Dan Henderson Gives Scary Prediction For Potential McGregor-Nurmagomedov Fight

While it seems highly unlikely that we’re going to get it anytime soon after Dana White’s recent comments, hype over a potential fight between newly crowned lightweight champion Conor McGregor and undefeated wrestling supremo Khabib Nurmagomedov continues to build. Recently retired middleweight legend Dan Henderson has added his take on what would happen if the two were to meet in …

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NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 11: Khabib Nurmagomedov reacts during UFC 205 Weigh-ins at Madison Square Garden on November 11, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) Conor McGregor

Conor McGregor And Khabib Nurmagomedov Had A Friendly Twitter Exchange In 2014

Conor McGregor has added the lightweight belt to his featherweight title in the UFC, and there is no shortage of challengers. Many want to see him defend the 155lb strap against Khabib Nurmagomedov. Someone has pored over Conor McGregor’s Twitter account and unearthed this gem from September 2014. View post on imgur.com @TeamKhabib @Dethrone_Dan @ufc Lets do it brother!! I fly …

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Conor McGregor Sits Down For Lengthy Interview Prior To UFC 205

Conor McGregor took a break from training yesterday to engage in a lengthy interview with askmen.com.  Discussing a wide range of topics from the variation in his training regime in the build up to UFC 202 to whether or not he is interested in a trilogy fight with Nate Diaz, McGregor also dropped the usual couple of memorable one-liners. Speaking about his …

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