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Anthony Joshua Focused On Povetkin As Mega-Bouts Loom

Anthony Joshua insists he won’t be distracted by thoughts of potential mega-bouts against Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury as the world heavyweight champion prepares to defend his titles. Joshua will put his WBA Super, IBF, WBO and IBO belts up for grabs against Russia’s Alexander Povetkin on September 22. It will be the British fighter’s first bout at Wembley since …

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Sevastova Topples Champion Stephens To Reach US Open Semi-Finals

Anastasija Sevastova ended Sloane Stephens’s US Open title defence on Tuesday, toppling the world number three 6-2, 6-3 to reach a first Grand Slam semi-final. Stephens refused to blame the punishing heat and humidity on Arthur Ashe Stadium, where her inability to convert any of seven break chances in the opening set paved the way for her defeat. “When you …

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Rhasidat Adeleke Balancing Life On The School Yard And Sprinters Blocks

It was a busy day for 16-year-old Dubliner Rhasidat Adeleke.  Like any other teenager, she began her Tuesday morning by attending secondary school but soon after her early morning classes she was whisked away by her mother across Dublin City to attend the launch of the inaugural Dublin Sportsfest at Irishtown Stadium in Ringsend. Of course, Adeleke is now well known …

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Federer Crashes Out Of US Open After Shock Defeat To 55th Seed

Five-time champion Roger Federer crashed out of the US Open on Monday, stunned by 55th-ranked Australian John Millman who booked a quarter-final clash with Serbian star Novak Djokovic. Millman’s 3-6, 7-5, 7-6 (9/7), 7-6 (7/3) triumph scuppered a blockbuster last-four meeting between Federer and two-time US Open champion Djokovic, who had advanced with a 6-3, 6-4, 6-3 victory over Joao …

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Watch: Roger Federer Nails Stunning Wonder-Shot In US Open

Five-time champion Roger Federer found a new way to amaze Saturday as he reached the US Open last 16 with a 6-4, 6-1, 7-5 victory over Nick Kyrgios. The second-seeded Swiss withstood an early onslaught from the unpredictable Aussie, firing 51 winners that included an unlikely forehand flicked around the net post that Kyrgios couldn’t believe. 37yo Roger Federer with …

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Afghanistan See Off Ireland To Clinch One-Day Series

Rashid Khan starred for Afghanistan as the tourists routed Ireland by eight wickets to clinch the one-day series in Belfast on Friday. Ireland batted first after winning the toss, but struggled to build any momentum as teenager Khan wreaked havoc with his leg-breaks. Khan, 19, took three wickets for 18 runs while Mohammad Nabi and Gulbuddin Naib took two wickets …

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A Message To Our Pundits

The world of sports media is one that is changing at a rapid pace. When we set up Pundit Arena in late 2013, our goal was to provide unique, passionate and insightful content for sports fans in Ireland. Fast forward five years and the industry has undergone a lifetime of change; change which we have embraced at Pundit Arena. When we …

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Andy Murray Considering Davis Cup Appearance After US Open Exit

Andy Murray is considering an emotional Davis Cup appearance for Great Britain in Glasgow as the former world number one ponders his plans after his US Open exit. Murray was beaten in the second round by Fernando Verdasco in New York on Wednesday, bringing an abrupt end to his first Grand Slam appearance since last year’s Wimbledon. The 31-year-old Scot …

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Ireland Beat Afghanistan By Three Wickets To Level ODI Series

Ireland levelled a three-match ODI series with Afghanistan at 1-1 with victory by three wickets in Belfast on Wednesday. The visitors chose to bat first but posted a modest total of 182 for nine and, propelled by a half century from Andrew Balbirnie, Ireland reached their target of 183 with six overs to spare. The sides will meet again on …

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US Open Regret Cornet Shirt Change Warning In ‘Sexism’ Row

US Open chiefs on Wednesday said they were wrong to sanction French player Alize Cornet for removing her shirt on court, a bizarre warning which saw the tournament accused of sexism. Cornet slipped off her shirt, revealing a black sports bra, after realising she had put it on back to front while off court during a 10-minute heat break before …

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