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Who Will Hold Each UFC Title Exactly One Year From Now?

2016 has already proven itself to be one hell of a time for MMA. The UFC have gone above and beyond themselves and brought us more landmark events crammed into a short time than we’ve ever had before.  It seems as though titles have been exchanging hands at a remarkable rate these days and with UFC 205 approaching, I feel it’s …

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Charles Piutau Hails Former Teammate Rieko Ioane’s ‘Amazing’ Talent And Confidence

Rieko Ioane is a special player. At 19-years-old, Ioane is the youngest member of the All Blacks squad to tour Europe this month and if the Aucklander makes his New Zealand debut over the next few weeks he will become the seventh youngest All Black in New Zealand Rugby history. Making the All Blacks is a big deal in New Zealand. Some players in New Zealand …

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Exclusive: We Speak With Gareth Bale’s High School PE Teacher

CARDIFF, WALES - OCTOBER 09: Gareth Bale of Wales is tracked by Giorgi Navalovski (L), Jano Ananidze (2L) and Murtaz Daushvili (R) of Georgia during the FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier between Wales and Georgia at Cardiff City Stadium on October 9, 2016 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

At a time when Gareth Bale’s name is being splashed across headlines regarding his new contract negotiations with Real Madrid, we caught up with the Wales international’s former PE teacher, Gwyn Morris, who taught Bale at Whitchurch High School in Cardiff, from 2002-2005. In an exclusive interview with Pundit Arena, Morris discusses subjects such as Bale’s innate talent, unique personality and the other …

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Marcus Horan: “When You Don’t Give Irish Teams A Chance That’s When We Can Do Something Special”

You can’t really blame bookmakers for installing Ireland as a 23 point underdog for their opening November international this Saturday against New Zealand at Chicago’s famed Soldier Field. Ireland have lost 27 out of their 28 games against the All Blacks and face a New Zealand side this weekend that are comfortably riding a world-record breaking 18 game winning streak. The All Blacks are unbeaten …

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Where Did It All Go Wrong For David Moyes?

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 22: David Moyes, Manager of Sunderland looks on during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Sunderland at Olympic Stadium on October 22, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Sunderland’s recent 4-1 loss to Arsenal equalled the worst ever start to a Premier League season after ten games. In many ways it isn’t surprising. After all, David Moyes is their manager. This is not to dismiss Moyes’ managerial ability. Rather, it is a result of a curse cast by Sir Alex Ferguson in May 2013 when he chose Moyes …

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David Moyes: From Merseyside To Mockery, Via Manchester

SUNDERLAND, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 01: David Moyes, Manager of Sunderland looks on during the Premier League match between Sunderland and West Bromwich Albion at Stadium of Light on October 1, 2016 in Sunderland, England. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)

Less than four years ago David Moyes’ achievements over an eleven-year period in charge of Everton saw him regarded as the one of the best young coaches in Britain. He had taken the Toffees from annually struggling against relegation to finishing above bitter rivals Liverpool two seasons running and even had a brief foray into the Champions League. His growing …

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Anthony Modeste: Europe’s Top Goalscorer Who Is Maintaining Köln’s Title Dreams

Modeste

The beginning of the 2016/17 campaign in the Bundesliga had the mainstream media arguing amongst themselves as to who would have the unrivalled quality to be Germany’s Torschützenkönig, the top scorer, at the end of the season. Naturally, the goalscoring exploits of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Robert Lewandowski’s lethal proficiency in front of goal saw the two placed as the only forwards who …

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Lynn Harvey: ‘I Believe Boxing Was Sent To Me’

Ciaran Priestley catches up with one of only three professional female boxers in Ireland, Lynn Harvey. Harvey has followed an unorthodox route to a life in professional sport. Admittedly, she was not a sporty kid and went through ‘all the stages of partying and drinking’ during her twenties. At the age of thirty, she enrolled in a boxercise class with …

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The Big Premier League Preview: Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s Struggles And Wenger’s Sanchez Dilemma

Premier League

Will Henrikh Mkhitaryan finally be given another chance to shine? Manchester United face Burnley at Old Trafford this weekend, and with disrespect intended towards Sean Dyche’s team, it should not be one of the Red Devils hardest tasks of the season to defeat the Clarets. Burnley have shown an impressive resilience at home this season, with their recent 2-1 win …

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Opinion: Bundee Aki Is A Great Signing For Connacht But Highlights Ireland’s Issues With Player Development

Bundee Aki Connacht

Connacht’s road to last season’s Pro 12 title was as magical and majestic as what you could have ever possibly imagined for Irish Rugby’s perennial whipping boys. Connacht started the season strong, soaring up the Pro 12 ladder before convincingly taking down Irish Rugby’s traditional heavyweights Leinster in the Pro 12 final at Murrayfield. Connacht’s 20-10 win over the Blues in Edinburgh …

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Opinion: How The Cult Of Pep Guardiola Has Emerged From Myth

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 23: Josep Guardiola, Manager of Manchester City looks on during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Southampton at Etihad Stadium on October 23, 2016 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Pep Guardiola’s large following among young coaches and fans of football has emerged from myth.   This has come about as a result of his tenure at Barcelona. He was parachuted into this job after a stint at Barcelona ‘B’, where he began to change the way the reserves approached playing the game. The fact that he got this job …

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Opinion: Ranking The UFC’s Pound-for-Pound Elite

The UFC’s pound-for-pound rankings often come under much criticism and the title of ‘pound-for-pound king’ is one that – for the most part – will never be unanimously agreed upon. Of course, such things are subjective but there are three active UFC fighters who few could argue stand a distance above the rest; ones who have already established themselves as living …

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Opinion: Why Jurgen Klopp Shouldn’t Take Steven Gerrard Back

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - MAY 16: Steven Gerrard of Liverpool applauds the fans as he walks a lap of honour after his final game at Anfield during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Crystal Palace at Anfield on May 16, 2015 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Last week’s Instagram post by Steven Gerrard has left many people guessing as to what will happen with the ex-Liverpool player’s future. In the post he thanked the LA Galaxy fans for their support over the past season and said the city will always have a place in his heart. The team are currently preparing for the end-of-season play-offs, which …

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The Rise And Fall Of James O’Connor

James O’Connor – the youngest ever Super Rugby debutant at age 17 and the second youngest Wallaby in Australian rugby history behind former Queensland winger Brian Ford. At 18 years of age, and with just four Super Rugby appearances, James O’Connor made his first Wallabies start in December 2008 after he was named at full-back during Australia’s 18-11 win over the Barbarians at Wembley. …

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