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Top Rugby Journalist Drops Incredibly Powerful Response To Israel Folau’s Homophobic Comments

Earlier this week, Israel Folau penned a reprehensible piece in the Player’s Voice in which he repeatedly referred to homosexuality as ‘a sin’. The piece has since received a huge lash back with players, fans and pundits left disgusted with Folau’s somewhat medieval logic in condemning the manner that others choose to live their lives. Writing on his official Twitter …

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‘If Khabib Doesn’t Correct His Mistakes, Conor’s Gonna Put His Lights Out Pretty Bad, Pretty Quickly’

Daniel Cormier and Eddie Alvarez have given their takes on how a historic clash between Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov would go down.  Having taken on Conor McGregor at UFC 205, Eddie Alvarez is the last fighter to have squared off against the Irishman inside the Octagon. As such, the 34-year-old is perhaps in a better position than most to …

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‘She Believed She Had To Be A Boy To Play Football’ – Ideas About Women In Sport Must Change

A “sea change” in perceptions is needed to convince girls they can play any sport they want, says a Football Association official as interest in women’s sport soars. England’s women footballers reached the 2015 World Cup semi-finals and the same stage at last year’s European Championship — attracting a peak TV audience of four million people. The country’s women cricketers …

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‘If Khabib’s Team Was There, We Would Have Been Burying Bodies’ – Nurmagomedov’s Manager Ups The Ante

According to Khabib Nurmagomedov’s manager, Conor McGregor was extremely lucky that things didn’t get more out of hand during his wild attack at a UFC media day.  Speaking to TMZ, Ali Abdelaziz stated that he ‘wishes nothing but the best’ for Conor McGregor and his family but warned that it would be no holds barred war as soon as a …

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‘The First Of Many’ – Manchester City Players Eyeing Premier League Dominance After Claiming Title

Kevin De Bruyne says Manchester City are ready to reign supreme in the Premier League for years to come under the astute leadership of Pep Guardiola. City were confirmed as English champions on Sunday with a record-equalling five games to spare after Manchester United crashed to a shock 1-0 defeat against struggling West Bromwich Albion. Belgium midfielder De Bruyne has …

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‘He Literally Might Wind Up In Jail’ – Joe Rogan On The Story Behind The McGregor Bus Incident

Joe Rogan has given a pretty damning assessment of the consequences that Conor McGregor is facing after his frenzied attack at a UFC media event. Last week, the MMA world watched on in disbelief as Conor McGregor was escorted out the doors of a New York Police Department in handcuffs. The Notorious had turned himself in after some shocking footage …

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Some Massive Records Are Within Manchester City’s Reach After Clinching Title

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - MARCH 31: Manchester City manager Josep Guardiola looks on from the sideline during the Premier League match between Everton and Manchester City at Goodison Park on March 31, 2018 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Chris Brunskill Ltd/Getty Images)

Champions Manchester City have set their sights on rewriting the record books after clinching the Premier League title. Pep Guardiola’s side were crowned kings of English football on Sunday as their arch rivals Manchester United slumped to a shock 1-0 defeat against struggling West Bromwich Albion. City are 16 points clear of second placed United, who can only take a …

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Pele Confident Neymar Can Lead Brazil To World Cup Glory

Brazilian legend Pele says he is confident about Brazil’s chances at the upcoming World Cup and expects injured star Neymar to be fully fit to lead the side in Russia. Speaking to AFP in Dubai, the 77-year-old, who has been in ailing health recently, put his faith in Paris Saint-Germain striker Neymar’s ability to recover from a fractured foot in …

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