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Rugby’s Injury-Ravaged XV

Injuries in sport are common, particularly in the more abrasively physical code of rugby. While some dance through their careers without a scratch, for others, injury is an ongoing occupational hazard. As the professional game continues to evolve and turn out bigger, faster and stronger players, who have, over time, become more ‘thoroughbred’ than ‘shire’. As a result, bigger and harder …

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Ranking And Rating The Top UFC Weight Divisions

LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 5: Conor McGregor punches Nate Diaz during UFC 196 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on March 5, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images)

UFC is back people! The McGregor boxing circus is over and the Irishman is sidelined for now, so let’s turn our attention to the sweet art of MMA. UFC 215 lacks high profile, big names for the casual fan, but there are some insane fights on that card. Cejudo v Reis, Magny v Dos Anjos, Nunes v Shevchenko. However, the …

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Cork’s Hurling Revolution Has Not Been An Overnight Success

All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Qualifiers Round 1, Pairc Ui Rinn, Cork 2/7/2016 Cork vs Dublin Cork team huddle Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Cathal Noonan

It was July 27, 2015 and, mere hours earlier, Cork had been knocked out of the All-Ireland Hurling Championship after losing to Galway in Thurles. The Rebels had been blown away in a 2-28 to 0-22 drubbing, conceding a first minute goal in a match where they never looked like winning. While a truly awesome display on the field from …

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