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Richard Barrett is a Co-Founder and Head of Content at Pundit Arena. You can follow him on Twitter via @TheBoyBarrett .

Rugby Star Jarryd Hayne ‘Arrested After Sex Assault Claims’

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 03: Former Eels player and San Fransico 49ers NFL player Jarryd Hayne is interviewed during the round one NRL match between the Parramatta Eels and the Brisbane Broncos at Pirtek Stadium on March 3, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

High-profile rugby league star Jarryd Hayne was reportedly arrested by Australian police Monday over sex assault allegations, the second incident to be raised against the player. Jarryd Hayne, 30, was being questioned by New South Wales Police over an alleged incident in the Hunter region north of Sydney on the night of the National Rugby League grand final in late …

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LeBron James Shoots The Lights Out Upon Miami Heat Return

LeBron James

LeBron James returned to Miami for the first time as a Los Angeles Laker Sunday, dropping 51 points on his former team in a 113-97 NBA victory over the Heat. LeBron James, who led the Heat to four NBA Finals appearances and two titles before returning to his hometown club Cleveland, made it look easy from the opening tipoff, scoring …

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Inclusion Of Jimmy Dunne A Much-Needed Feel Good Story

Jimmy Dunne has been called into Ireland’s senior squad for the trip to Denmark on Monday, following a spate of injuries and exclusions. Ireland will play Denmark on Monday night, with Martin O’Neill forced into a number of changes for varying reasons. Defender John Egan (calf), midfielder Alan Browne (shoulder), and forward Sean Maguire (hamstring) all miss out, while both …

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Michael Obafemi Will Travel With Ireland Squad To Denmark

Michael Obafemi will travel to Denmark with the Ireland squad now that he has publicly confirmed his commitment to Ireland. Republic of Ireland manager, Martin O’Neill, had indicated earlier in the week that a trip to Aarhus to face Christian Eriksen & co. was highly unlikely, but it would now appear the Southampton youngster has a seat on the plane. …

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Tana Umaga Steps Down As Auckland Blues Head Coach

All Blacks great Tana Umaga stepped down as head coach of the Auckland Blues on Thursday after disappointing results during his three years in charge of the Super Rugby club. Tana Umaga, who was in Dublin this week ahead of the Ireland-New Zealand clash, will remain with the Blues as defence coach but hand over the top job to Leon MacDonald, …

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Ryan Crotty Replaces SBW In All Blacks Side To Face Ireland

The world champion All Blacks have made just one injury-enforced change to the matchday squad to face Ireland in Saturday’s one-off Test showdown in Dublin. Centre Ryan Crotty starts in place of Sonny Bill Williams, who injured his shoulder in last week’s dramatic 16-15 win over England, opening a space for Anton Lienert-Brown on the bench. Crotty scored a last-minute …

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It’s Unclear If MON Has Even Asked Michael Obafemi About Committing

Martin O'Neill

There was an interesting development at Wednesday’s press conference at FAI HQ, as Martin O’Neill discussed the Michael Obafemi will-he-won’t-he allegiance issue. At first, the Republic of Ireland manager was insistent that, having spoken with Michael Obafemi, the teenager had yet to make a decision on his international future, and that an appearance in the competitive fixture against Denmark on …

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