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Chris Kelleher

Student whose interests lie in sports ranging from Darts to MMA, with the likes of Golf, Boxing and Soccer in between. Closet wrestling fan and a lover of sports psychology and stiff jabs.

‘Try Something New, Come To Italy,’ Ronaldo Urges Messi

Cristiano Ronaldo has urged long-time rival Lionel Messi to be more like him and push his limits by challenging himself in another league than Spain. “I’d like him to come to Italy one day. I hope he accepts the challenge like me, but if he’s happy there then I respect that,” Ronaldo told the Italian press on Monday. The two …

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River Edge Out Boca After Extra Time To Win Copa Libertadores

River Plate won the Copa Libertadores by beating their fiercest rivals Boca Juniors 3-1 after extra time on Sunday, bringing an end to a final tainted by violence and moved more than six thousand miles away from Argentina. Boca took the lead through Dario Benedetto but Lucas Pratto equalised before Juan Quintero and Gonzalo Martinez both scored in extra time …

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Fiji Take Cape Town Rugby Sevens Title

Fiji ran out convincing winners of the Cape Town leg of the World Rugby Sevens series after beating the United States 29-15 in the final on Sunday. Fiji turned the tables in emphatic fashion after they were beaten by the Americans in the quarterfinals of the first leg of the series in Dubai a week earlier. The match was effectively …

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Matt Doherty Scores Injury-Time Winner Against Newcastle

Matt Doherty snatched victory deep into stoppage time as 10-man Newcastle succumbed to a 2-1 defeat against Wolves at James’ Park on Sunday. The Magpies looked to have claimed a hard-earned point despite having DeAndre Yedlin sent off in the 57th minute but wing-back Doherty headed the visitors to a second straight victory in the fourth minute of added time. …

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Shortlist For RTÉ Sportsperson Of The Year Trimmed From 23 To 13

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The RTÉ Sport Awards take place next Saturday night, and who will win Sportsperson of the Year is anyone’s guess. The sheer strength-in-depth of the 23 person ‘longlist’ released last week showcased just how great a year 2018 was for Irish sport across many codes. That list has since been shortened to 13, with the likes of boxer TJ Doheny, athlete …

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Cage Warriors 100 Saw Two New Champions Crowned

After 16 years and 99 numbered events, the Cage Warriors promotion reached the big century last night in Cardiff. Three UFC champions have competed under the CW banner (McGregor, Jedrzejczyk and Bisping), and it remains Europe’s premier MMA competition. The Viola Arena played host to Cage Warriors 100 on Saturday night, and it wasn’t short of action. In the main …

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Oosthuizen Ends 33-Month Winless Run By Claiming South African Open

Louis Oosthuizen ended a 33-month winless run by lifting the South African Open trophy for the first time Sunday after a six-shot victory at Randpark Golf Club in Johannesburg. The 2010 British Open champion last triumphed on the European Tour in 2016 when he won the Perth International in western Australia. The 36-year-old South African closed with a four-under-par 67, …

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Grief-Stricken Sancho Shoots Dortmund Nine Points Clear

Bereaved Jadon Sancho fired Borussia Dortmund nine points clear at the top of the Bundesliga on Saturday with a late winner in a 2-1 derby triumph at Schalke, while a Robert Lewandowski double against Nuremberg lifted champions Bayern Munich up to second. England winger Sancho, whose grandmother passed away in mid-week, slotted the winner 15 minutes from time in Gelsenkirchen …

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Chelsea Launch Investigation Into Racist Abuse Aimed At Sterling

Chelsea and the Metropolitan Police confirmed they are investigating an incident of alleged racist abuse aimed at Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling during Chelsea’s 2-0 win on Saturday. Twitter users highlighted a first-half incident when a supporter appeared to abuse Sterling as he retrieved the ball near Chelsea supporters. A Chelsea spokesman said: “We’re aware of reports and video footage. We …

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