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Chris Kelleher

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.

Rafael Nadal Storms To His 11th French Open Title

Rafael Nadal claimed an 11th French Open title on Sunday with a 6-4, 6-3, 6-2 demolition of Dominic Thiem despite a worrying injury scare in the closing stages of the final. The 32-year-old world number one now has 17 Grand Slam titles, just three behind great rival Roger Federer. The Spaniard won in straight sets: 6-4, 6-3, 6-2. Nadal broke …

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Clare Knock Tipperary Out Of Championship With Late Rally

Tipperary needed a win today at Semple Stadium to remain in the Munster Championship. Two nonetheless impressive come-from-behind draws against Cork and Waterford left them with just two points in the Munster table, with a visiting Clare on the same tally. Tipp took the early lead in today’s encounter, with a four to one point lead being bolstered by a …

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Pep Guardiola Rebuts Yaya Toure Accusations Of Racism

The Manchester City midfielder took issue with his manager in some strong comments made earlier this week. A recent interview with France Football magazine saw Yaya Toure make claims that Pep Guardiola has a problem with footballers of African descent. “I even asked coaches for my stats. When I realised that they were as good or better, both in training and in …

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South Africa Trim Squad For Upcoming England Tests

South Africa coach Rassie Erasmus trimmed his squad to 33 players Sunday for the remaining two Tests against England after taking a 1-0 series lead this weekend. Prop Ox Nche, lock Jason Jenkins and loose forwards Kwagga Smith and Nizaam Carr have been released from the original squad chosen for a one-off Wales Test and the England series. Another prop, …

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France Accept Remy Grosso Fracture Was Result Of An Accident

France backtracked Sunday on claims of “dangerous” and “illegal” play by the All Blacks and accepted the double head fracture that put Remy Grosso in hospital was the result of an accident. The try-scoring wing was smashed in a tackle by All Blacks Sam Cane and Ofa Tu’ungafasi during the hosts’ overwhelming 52-11 victory in Auckland on Saturday. Cane was …

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Kilkenny Edge Out Wexford After Nine Point Comeback

The Cats have secured a tie against Galway in the final of the Leinster Senior Hurling Final on July 1. At one point, that prospect looked highly unlikely for Brian Cody’s men, however. In what was essentially a provincial semi-final, the visitors to Nowlan Park trailed after 11 minutes by five points to four, with TJ and James Maher getting on …

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Ireland’s Leona Maguire In Contention To Win In Her First Professional Start

Leona Maguire has lost none of her fantastic touch since entering the professional ranks. The 23-year-old, whose twin Lisa has also just shed her amateur status, is making her pro bow at the ShopRite LPGA Classic in New Jersey. Maguire, who owns the all-time women’s World Amateur Golf Rankings record for most weeks ranked No. 1 (135), is considered among the best amateurs …

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Lyon Release Statement Ending Negotiations With Liverpool For Fekir

Fekir Liverpool

A sensational last-minute collapse has occurred regarding the saga of Nabil Fekir. For all intents and purposes, Fekir’s move to Liverpool looked to be a done deal as recently as yesterday. His current club Lyon called reports of the transfer yesterday ‘fake news’, a call which today was refuted by the president of the French football federation (FFF), Nool Le Graet, who …

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Watch: Tom Parsons Receives Rousing Reception Before Mayo Game

Tom Parsons suffered a horrendous injury while in action against Galway almost a month ago. The midfielder left the field of play in the second half at MacHale Park with a suspected dislocated knee, following an accidental collision with Galway’s Eoghan Kerin. The awful scenes were offset by a tremendous rallying of support for Parsons, with the attitude of the man himself …

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South Africa Mount Stunning Comeback Against England In First Test After Early Trouncing

England were in action today against the Springboks in Johannesburg. The first Test of a three match series started in explosive fashion. Targeting a first win in South Africa since 2000, Eddie Jones’ side stormed into an early 24-3 lead over South Africa. Elliot Daly got the visitors on the scoreboard with a stonking penalty from 60 yards, and Mike Brown …

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