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Lynn Harvey: ‘I Believe Boxing Was Sent To Me’

At the Celtic Warrior Gym with Harvey L-R: Stephen Ormond , Luke Keeler, Paschal Collins, Niall Kennedy, Neil Seery (UFC), Daniel O' Sullivan, Allan Phelan

Ciaran Priestley catches up with one of only three professional female boxers in Ireland, Lynn Harvey. Harvey has followed an unorthodox route to a life in professional sport. Admittedly, she was not a sporty kid and went through ‘all the stages of partying and drinking’ during her twenties. At the age of thirty, she enrolled in a boxercise class with …

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Watch: Rory McIlroy Smashes Kick-Off Before Ulster Vs Bordeaux

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World number three ranked golfer Rory McIlroy was in Bordeaux on Sunday to watch his beloved Ulster take on the Girondists at the Stade Chaban-Delmas. McIlroy, who was enjoying some time off in France following Team Europe’s Ryder Cup defeat to the USA in Minnesota earlier this month, took part in some pre-match festivities that saw the Ulsterman partake in a guest kick-off prior …

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Billy Joe Saunders Worries That Tyson Fury Won’t See 30 Years Old

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A flurry of tweets from still-reigning world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury grabbed headlines on Monday. Fury’s activity started with a post that suggested he had decided to retire, but mere hours later, the fighter revealed that he was just having a little fun at the expense of the media. Fury subsequently promised to return to the ring once his health …

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Tyson Fury Claims That He Has Retired From Boxing In Bizarre Tweet

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Days after it emerged that a urine sample he submitted to the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association on September 22nd had been found to contain benzoylecgonine – the main metabolite of cocaine – world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury is claiming that he has retired from boxing. Fury, who has yet to be stripped of any of his titles, made the claim via …

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Tyson Fury Responds To Positive Cocaine Test With ‘Scarface’ Reference

BOLTON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 30: Tyson Fury speaks at a press conference at the Macron Stadium on November 30, 2015 in Bolton, England. (Photo by Chris Brunskill/Getty Images)

It emerged on Friday that world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury had tested positive for cocaine, after ESPN published exerts from a letter sent by the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association(VADA), which oversaw drug testing protocols for Fury’s aborted rematch with Wladimir Klitschko, to the camps of both fighters. According to that letter, benzoylecgonine, the central compound found in cocaine and the marker …

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Analysis: Have The All Blacks Become The USA Basketball Of World Rugby?

CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND - SEPTEMBER 17:  Kieran Read and TJ Perenara of New Zealand check the TMO with the team during the Rugby Championship match between the New Zealand All Blacks and the South Africa Springboks at AMI Stadium on September 17, 2016 in Christchurch, New Zealand.  (Photo by Anthony Au-Yeung/Getty Images)

There is a belief in some circles that FIBA’s decision in 1989 to allow professional basketball players to compete in the summer Olympics ruined the game of international basketball. Between 1972 and 1988 the United States men’s basketball team had won just two Gold medals from four possible tournaments. The US had famously boycotted the 1980 Olympics in Moscow due to the Soviet Union’s decision to …

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Why USA’s ‘Best Ever’ Ryder Cup Team Will Probably Be Second Best, Again

CHASKA, MN - SEPTEMBER 26: Captain Davis Love III of Team USA speaks during a press conference prior to the 2016 Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National Golf Club on September 26, 2016 in Chaska, Minnesota. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)

Captain Davis Love’s last pick is (finally) in and his “best ever golf team” is complete to take on a Team Europe lineup labeled “the worst team they’ve had in years”. Home advantage and vastly superior average world rankings over a Poulter-less European team may suggest a Minnesota mauling for Darren Clarke’s side… I wouldn’t bet on it. Ryder Cup week …

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