UEFA Champions League 20/21 – Matchday Five – Tuesday

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It was another Tuesday evening of UEFA Champions League football and it saw Matchday Five of Groups A, B, C & D take place and included matches for Liverpool and Manchester City, as well as Real Madrid, Bayern Munch and Athletic Madrid too amongst others, shall we see what happened? Group A Matchday Five Atletico Madrid 1 (Sequeira 26) Bayern Munich 1 (Muller 86 pen)   Lokomotiv Moscow 1 (An Miranchuk 79 pen) FC Red Bull Salzburg 3 (Berisha 28,41; …

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Premier League Sunday Round-Up: Concussion, Cavani and Chelsea

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Arsenal FC 1: 2 Wolverhampton Wanderers Gabriel 30’                   :  Pedro Neto 27’, Daniel Podence 42’ With news filtering through on Raul Jiminez’s successful surgery, viewers of the late-night game between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Arsenal FC can breathe a sigh of relief. A nightmarish crack emitted across the length and breadth of the stadium as the Mexican forward clashed with Gunners defender, David Luiz during the early stages of this premier league fixture. …

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The Start of The Currie Cup 2020 Round 1

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The prestigious Currie Cup 2020 hit off with a great brand of rugby every South African rugby fan – and beyond – had anticipated. The Currie Cup is the premium domestic rugby tournament in South Africa, which dates as far back as 1892, and regarded as the most prestigious rugby tournament in South Africa. This past weekend, we witnessed exciting fixtures with numerous Springbok Rugby World Cup legends returning to their domestic franchises, which will guarantee an exciting tournament ahead …

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Spence vs Garcia: Unified 147-pound Titles on FOX PPV

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Errol Spence will defend his unified welterweight titles against his mandatory WBC Challenger in two-weight world champion Danny Garcia on December 5 on Fox Pay-per-view. Spence vs Garcia will mark Spence’s third time headlining a PPV card and it is very likely that he will continue to fight only on this platform should he stay victorious. Spence vs Garcia was originally scheduled for November 21, this fight alongside’s Gervonta Davis’s clash with Leo Santa Cruz was moved to accommodate the …

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The Barcelona Curse

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Who knows? Maybe F.C Barcelona is cursed. After a long troublesome period, they couldn’t have asked more from today’s Osasuna game. They saw their vintage Leo Messi back on the field. They saw a happy, smiling Griezmann scoring goals and involving in the Barca play more confidently. They saw their army of young players again outperforming expectations. It was going to be the day every Barcelona fan was keenly waiting for until of course Clement Lenglet got injured. Barcelona started …

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Lessons from watching Nate Robinson vs. Jake Paul

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‘This above all: to thine own self be true, And it must follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false to any man.’ Who could forget these timeless words of advice from Polonius to his son Laertes in Shakespeare’s classic play, Hamlet? Centuries later, the truth in these words have not changed one bit; they remain as relevant now as they were then. Life is a journey, and everyone must find their own path to happiness …

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The Blueprint for Callum Smith to Beat Canelo Alvarez

The Blueprint for Callum Smith to Beat Canelo Alvarez

Without question, the December 19th bout between WBA World super-middleweight champion and the same governing body’s Super champion will be the greatest example of Eddie Hearn’s superb negotiating skills to date. The man at the helm of heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua’s career and the leader of Matchroom boxing has been trying to unify the most fabled division in the sport for years. This has proven to be an elusive goal as rumored fights between Joshua and then WBC champion Deontay …

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NFL Week 12 – Sunday Recap

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Los Angeles Chargers at Buffalo Bills Josh Allen threw for 157 yards and a touchdown, running for an additional 32 yards and touchdown, as the Bills claimed a much-needed win to stay atop the AFC East. The Buffalo rushing game was very strong, running for 172 yards. The Bills ground attack was led by Devin Singletary as he collected 82 of those yards. Buffalo’s defense came up with huge plays throughout the game, but none were more clutch than Tre’Davious …

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Dubois vs Joyce, Tyson vs Jones and MORE

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Post-fight analysis of the boxing on Friday 27th November and Saturday 28th November including Dubois vs Joyce, Tyson vs Jones, Jake Paul vs Nate Robinson, Tony Yoka vs Christian Hammer and Daniel Jacobs vs Gabriel Rosado.  Most boxing fans were heavily anticipating Dubois vs Joyce, following Dubois vs Joyce on BT was the Tyson Jones card. Unlike Dubois vs Joyce, Tyson Jones was PPV. Yoka vs Hammer: Frenchman still far from world level Christian Hammer survived a second-round cut to …

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European Tour – Alfred Dunhill Championship – Final Day

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Well, that was some final day at Leopards Creek as the Alfred Dunhill Championship came to a wonderful crescendo, but who held their nerve to win. It was sure to be a tough day out there too, fast greens (and getting faster), winds getting up and tough pin positions meant this would be a real test for all the golfers out there too. Tee times were a lot earlier than the first three days too, and three balls as well, …

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Premier League 20/21 – Week Ten – Saturday’s Review

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Week Ten of the Premier League continued on Saturday with four more match ups, and it started with the lunchtime kick off on the South Coast as Brighton & Hove Albion welcomed current champions Liverpool to the Amex… Brighton & Hove Albion 1 Liverpool 1 Albion came into this one off the back of their first Premier League victory in seven attempts last weekend with a good win at Villa, and they were vying to win consecutive league wins for …

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The Thirty Two Notes: Fantasy Nuggets for Week 12

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(note-fantasy scoring ranks are according to ESPN Fantasy metrics, with 1st being the BEST defense among 32 teams, and 32nd being WORST defense among 32 teams) We are coming off of a FANTASTIC Thanksgiving day slate of games, despite the fact that the BAL-PIT tilt has now been moved to Tuesday night. This will also affect next Thursday’s scheduled DAL-BAL game which has now been moved to the following Monday, for a MNF double header. Still keeping up? We can …

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Why Tyson/Jones Actually Matters

Why Tyson Jones Actually Matters

I’ve made no bones about this; I’m not going to watch this “exhibition” and I wouldn’t watch it if it were free. My small protest against a fight that I don’t think should take place, never mind have awarded the “Legends” belt, or whatever it’s being called, to the winner. (An aside here; if it is an “exhibition” as billed, how can there be a “winner” of this belt?) All of that having been said, I do understand the attraction …

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European Tour – Alfred Dunhill Championship – Day 3 Review

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Moving day at Leopards Creek for the Alfred Dunhill Championship on the European Tour, and it certainly threw up some drama and excitement. The final two balls saw record-breaking Polish golfer Adrian Meronk three shots ahead of his playing partner JB Hansen after Day Two, and after only four holes that lead had gone, and they were tied for the lead after Hansen had started with two birdies and the Pole two bogeys. And by the time they had reached …

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European Tour – Alfred Dunhill Championship – Day 2 Review

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So, who made the headlines on Day Two?  Well, can only be one golfer right now, and that is Poland’s best-ever golfer in the shape of Adrian Meronk, who after Day One became the first player from that country to lead a European Tour event in any round, well yesterday he co-leaded, today he is leader outright by three shots after he shot a second-round 66 to be thirteen under through 36 holes and now be the first pole to …

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Tri Nations 2020: Argentina v New Zealand

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Following the emphatic 15-15 draw between Argentina and Australia at Newcastle’s Tri Nations Leg last week Saturday, the Pumas will need to put up a stronger performance if they are to beat the All Blacks the second time in a row. Last week’s Tri Nations draw was a try-less affair, as both Argentina and Australia were unable to ground the ball past their opponents try line. On the other hand, New Zealand seeks to avenge their recent defeat from Argentina …

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European Tour – Alfred Dunhill Championship – Day 1 Review

Alfred Dunhill Championship Day 1 Review

Day One of the Alfred Dunhill Championship on leg two of the South African swing on the European Tour, and a field of 156 players were here at Leopard Creek CC in Malelane to compete for the title and earn more points as the Race To Dubai comes over closer with just the Top 60 in the rankings making it through to the final event in mid-January. Now Leopard Creek is a spectacular venue, which not only has the golf …

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Week 12 in the NFL Sunday Games

Week 12 in the NFL Sunday Games

Sunday’s Marquee Matchups We all know there will be three games on Thanksgiving Day, with the only one of any real consequence being the night game when the Ravens take on the undefeated Steelers in a clash of AFC North rivals. As of this writing the NFL odds for games on Sunday, as well as this one, have all been released with the Steelers being offered as 4 to 4 ½ point favorites depending on where you shop. However, let’s …

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Diego Maradona – Football’s Flawed Genius

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Football lost its biggest superstar on 25th November 2020, as Diego Maradona finally breathed his last at the age of 60. Having recovered from a brain surgery earlier this month, a cardiac arrest finally got him. A friend of mine posted a simple question on hearing this news, why do we feel that sad when a celebrity or someone famous passes away? While it may be difficult to give an answer which is to everyone’s satisfaction, this author’s interpretation would …

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Patera Boschiero Tops Huge Matchroom Italy Show; December 17

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Matchroom Boxing Italy and their Italian boxing partners ‘OPI Since 82’ will return to Italy with a huge night of action to close out the year headlined by Patera Boschiero for the vacant WBC Silver Lightweight Title recently relinquished by Ryan Garcia. Patera Boschiero will land on Thursday 17th December behind closed doors with no attendance at the Allianz Cloud in Milan which is the same venue they used in October for their last show there. All of the action …

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