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Watch: USA Players Bitten Twice In Vicious Gold Cup Match Vs. El Salvador

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The USA’s 2-0 Gold Cup victory against El Salvador on Wednesday night was marred by somewhat unsavoury tactics from the defeated side. Bruce Arena’s side progressed to the semi-final courtesy of goals from Omar Gonzalez and Nottingham Forest defender Eric Lichaj but the match has stood out for very different reasons, as a number of biting and nipple-twisting incidents have …

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Aintree Grand National Meeting – Day 3 Preview

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 09: David Mullins clears the water jump on Rule The World on their way to victory in the 2016 Crabbie's Grand National at Aintree Racecourse on April 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

Michael Dorgan looks ahead to Day three of the Aintree Grand National Meeting. The Aintree Grand National Meeting comes to its conclusion today with the highlight being the most valuable jumps race in Europe; the 40 runner Randox Health Grand National Handicap Steeplechase (17:15). Ran over a stamina-sapping four miles, two furlongs and 74 yards with 30 obstacles for horse and …

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Aintree Grand National Meeting – Day 1 Preview

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 10: Don Cossack ridden by Tony McCoy and Cue Card ridden by Daryl Jacobs compete in the Betfred Melling Steeple Chase at Aintree Racecourse on April 10, 2015 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Nearly three weeks have passed since the thrills and spills of the 2017 Cheltenham Festival and national hunt racing fans have had time to dust themselves down and refocus their attentions on the next major festival of the season – the three-day Aintree Grand National Meeting. While Cheltenham was notably devoid of some of racing’s major stars, Aintree has fared …

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Arsenal’s Joel Campbell Goes On Incredible Mazy Run For Costa Rica

Arsenal man Joel Campbell has given Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger something to think about following his loan spell last season at Villareal.  The 23-year-old had one moment of magic in particular during Costa Rica’s Gold Cup quarter-final tie, which has been blowing up since his country’s 1-0 loss to Mexico on Sunday night. Picking up the ball just inside the opposition’s …

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VIDEO: Canada’s Larin Somehow Skies Shot With Open Goal At His Mercy

Canada opened their Gold Cup campaign with a disapointing 0-0 draw against Group B opponents El Salvador today. In a game which was contested so closely, Canada will feel they should have won, when analysing this match. One such player who may be feeling more regretful than others however, for not capitalising in such a close-fought encounter, will be Cyle Larin …

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Horse Racing Over The Christmas Period: Part 1

Aside from the Cheltenham festival, the next three weeks of jump racing are the highlight of the calendar. Kempton, Leopardstown and Chepstow all take centre stage while the Christmas dinner leftovers are being dished out. In part one of a two-part series, Stephen Loftus previews the races at Ascot, Kempton and Chepstow over the festive period. 20th December – Long …

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Hennessy Gold Cup Preview

The Willie Mullins trained Djakadam has been the buzz horse for Saturday’s Hennessy Gold Cup since he was declared to run, can the five-year old prevail in one of the biggest handicaps of the year? Stephen Loftus previews his chances.   The statistics say Djakadam cannot win Saturday’s race. No five-year-old has ever won the Hennessy Gold Cup. No Irish …

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Aidan O’Brien Rewriting The Record Books

Aidan O’Brien has been installed as a long-odds-on (4/7) favourite to be top trainer next week at Royal Ascot. He travels with a typically strong party headed by Magician (Prince of Wales’ Stakes), American import Verrazano (Queen Anne) and last year’s St Leger hero Leading Light bidding to give the trainer a record seventh success in the Ascot Gold Cup. …

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