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Snooker: Character at the Crucible

The first week of the World Championship has lived up to the expectation of pure Crucible magic.  We have been treated to shock exits, quality play from qualifiers, comebacks, eccentric footwear and even tartan pants (thank you Alan McManus).  What’s more, the upsets so far have proven the depth of talent in the game and that, arguably, increased competition is …

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USADA Continues Cleanup with John Bruyneel Ban

Johan Bruyneel, Lance Armstrong’s trusted Team Manager has received a ten-year ban from professional cycling by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA). John Bruyneel was Team manager during Armstrong’s seven revoked Tour de France wins with the United States Postal Service Team, later Team Discovery Channel. In a public statement, USADA declared; ‘The evidence establishes conclusively that Mr Bruyneel was …

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Snooker: Crucible draw poses mouth-watering clashes

It’s safe to say that Ronnie O’Sullivan has been granted a very favourable draw at the World Championship at the Crucible this year. He faces Finnish qualifier Robin Hull in the first round.  With no disrespect to Barry Hawkins, Shaun Murphy or any of the other players in the top half of the draw, I don’t see anyone other than …

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MotoGP being dominated by Marquez

Marc Marquez completed his second win of the MotoGP season, in as many races by finishing ahead of his Honda Repsol teammate Dani Pedrosa in the Red Bull Grand Prix of The Americas. The 21-year-old enigma showed once again why he is world champion with a workmanlike and at times easy looking victory. Only at the last corner of his …

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RIBSA 2014 Senior Irish Snooker Championship

All roads lead to Carlow for the 2014 Senior Irish Snooker Championships. In what promises to be an exciting event, a star-studded line up will be contending for the ultimate prize; the right to be crowned Irish Champion. No one can be ruled out of contention as the entry is saturated with former professionals and the crème de la crème …

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Team Brewster/Tidey Set Eyes On Rio 2016

Andrea Brewster and Saskia Tidey, two full-time sailors, are campaigning to represent Ireland and achieve their Olympic ambition of winning a medal in the 49erFX class at the Olympic Games in Rio 2016. Team Brewster/Tidey are members of the Irish Sailing Association Olympic Development Squad and recognised as Ireland’s most promising female pairing for the Olympic qualification in the 49erFX …

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MotoGP: Top Five Pretenders To The Throne

The introduction of new regulations to MotoGP has been heralded by many as step forward. In trying to widen the field by restricting the factory teams the organisers hope to increase the number of riders who are actually capable of winning the championship The two factory teams of Honda Repsol and Movistar Yamaha Racing have dominated the sport in the …

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Top 12 Best Sports Commercials

In this advertising frenzy which is the modern age, we have seen some truly iconic sports commercials. However, it’s been quite a while since anything as good as the 2002 Nike ‘Secret Tournament’ campaign, themed to Cantona’s jester-like officiating and the remix Elvis Presley’s A Little Less Conversation, has crossed our screens. Here, in no particular order, are some of …

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Cyborg loses more than just a fight

Cris Cyborg

Last Friday night Cris ‘Cyborg’ Justino was defeated in a kickboxing bout. Her opponent was Jorina Baars, an undefeated Dutch standout. Cyborg gave her opponent all she could handle as the two battled to become the inaugural Lion Fight champion. Justino came forward relentlessly as she always does, but the veteran of thirty-eight fights used superior timing and movement to …

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