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Noel Ryan
MMA and GAA would be at the forefront of my interests. I can also tell the difference between butter and 'I Can't Believe it's not Butter'.

Watch: Russian Fighter Scores Nasty Counter Knee KO

You won’t see too many better timed knees this year. As a certain Irishman says: “precision beats power and timing beats speed,” but what if you can merge them all into a knee? Alexandr Shabliy is a fighter who managed just that Sunday at ACB 67 in Dagestan. The 24-year-old Russian fighter improved his record to 16-3 with a win over …

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Tony Ferguson Blasts Khabib And Manager Before Claiming They Turned Down Fight

‘El Cucuy’ was not having the Nurmagomedov pity party. Earlier this week, fans were treated to a slightly left-field lightweight interim title bout announcement for UFC 216, featuring Tony Ferguson and ninth ranked Kevin Lee. While it carries its own intrigue, MMA fans must have been left scratching their heads wondering what happened Khabib Nurmagomedov? The undefeated Dagestani fighter was forced to …

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Watch: Eddie Alvarez Offers Very Measured View On McGregor – Mayweather

‘The Underground King’ has offered his views on the fast-approaching McGregor – Mayweather cross-codes super-fight. If you’re looking for an example of someone being magnanimous in defeat, see: Eddie Alvarez. Despite the heated exchanges before their UFC lightweight title bout at UFC 205 last November, Eddie Alvarez bears no ill will towards Conor McGregor. He has never spit sour grapes in …

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Chelsea Have Fined Diego Costa In Ongoing Feud Between The Player And Club

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 15: Diego Costa of Chelsea celebrates scoring his team's second goal during the Premier League match between Chelsea and West Ham United at Stamford Bridge on August 15, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

The ugly situation with Costa and Chelsea continues to rumble on. Diego Costa has been fined two weeks wages (approx £300,000) for failing to return for Chelsea’s pre-season preparations, according to Sky Sports. The Spanish international was an integral part of Chelsea’s title winning squad last season, plundering 20 goals over the campaign. Manager, Antonio Conte, has deemed the player surplus …

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Barcelona To Reinvest Some Of Their Neymar Money On Spurs Flop

Having commanded a world record €222 million fee for Neymar Jr, Barcelona are expected to invest heavily in their squad in this transfer window. News of them splashing €40 million on a Brazilian midfielder should not come as a major surprise then – until you hear who they are trying to buy, that is! According to BBC Sport, Barca have …

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Cork Have Already Found Alan Cadogan’s Heir Apparent In Brian Turnbull

Brian Turnbull produced another classy display on Sunday as he guided the Cork minors to victory over Dublin. While the famed Cork production line may have stalled momentarily in the noughties, it is truly kicking back into gear in recent years. Cork claimed the inaugural u-17 All-Ireland title last weekend with a 1-19 to 1-17 victory over Dublin last weekend. …

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Watch: Kaka Receives One Of The Softest Red Cards Of All Time

The 92-times capped Brazilian international fell foul of the Video Assistant Referee system last night in a Major League Soccer clash. Kaka would not exactly be renowned for being a player with a fiery temper. The stylish Brazilian had amassed three red cards in his career prior to this game and only one of those was a straight red. Over the …

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