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Opinion: Why Booking A Garbrandt/Dillashaw Season Of The Ultimate Fighter Could Be Pure Genius

The UFC recently made the announcement that their upcoming 25th season of the Ultimate Fighter would feature both Cody Garbrandt and TJ Dillashaw in opposing coaching roles. The UFC’s bantamweight division has all of a sudden become one of the promotion’s most talked about weight classes. This has been a result in equal parts due to a huge influx of …

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Wenger’s Tenure At Arsenal Has Been Laced With Success, But Is The Romance Gone?

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 15: An image of Arsene Wenger, Manager of Arsenal is displayed on the match programme using the names of former Arsenal players during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Swansea City at Emirates Stadium on October 15, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

As a lover of English football, there’s something romantic about Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger’s tenure in north London.  The man will undoubtedly go down as one of the great managers of English football. Wenger is a manager of unquestionable moral certainty in an era of football which is rife with financial doping. He’s someone who has professed his passion for English …

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Analysis: Mourinho And Klopp Showed Why They’re Top Managers While Guardiola Struggled

Manchester United v Liverpool - Premier League

It was promoted as ‘Merseyside vs Manchester’ by Sky Sports, but in truth London was the real winner after Chelsea, Tottenham and Arsenal all comfortably won on Saturday. The top six looks like this after a significant weekend in the title race. Manchester City were an absolute shambles in the 4-0 defeat to Everton. John Stones had a nightmare return …

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Aiming For The Summit: How Rugby In Switzerland Is On Its Way To The Top

(Credit: Urs Muehlematter)

What’s the first thing that comes into your head when you think of Switzerland? Gourmet chocolate? Cratered cheese? Perhaps it’s the famous Swiss Alps. After all, there are over 450 mountains in the country, and mountaineers from all over the world come to conquer its demanding peaks. They are not for the faint-hearted. For rugby lovers in Switzerland it is …

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Ten Diminutive Internationals Who Could Thrive Under New High Tackle Laws

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 03: Ben Youngs of England breaks during the Old Mutual Wealth Series match between England and Australia at Twickenham Stadium on December 3, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

After watching the first weekend’s Premiership action under the new zero tolerance high tackling laws, former England international Will Greenwood predicted that shorter players could thrive under the new laws as their lower centre of gravity and smaller tackle area mean a greater risk of indiscretions by opposing players. He went on to explain to Sky Sports News (via the …

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