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O’Connell Named As Lions Captain Against Barbarians

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Paul O’Connell will captain the British and Irish Lions this weekend when they face the Barbarians on Saturday.

O’Connell takes charge of the team because of injury to Lions captain Sam Warburton which ruled him out of the game.  The 2009 tour captain is also the only Irishman named in the tour opener this weekend with nine Welshmen being named in the starting 15. Continue reading

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Tate Replaces Injured Zingano For TUF 18

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Cat Zingano has been forced to pull out of the upcoming series of The Ultimate Fighter and has been replaced by Miesha Tate.

Zingano suffered a knee injury in preparation for the show and subsequent fight against UFC Bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey.  The promotion has announced that due to the injury Tate will now coach against Rousey in the 18 series of the show, and will fight the champion in December. Continue reading

Velasquez Retains Title At UFC 160

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Cain Velasquez retained his UFC Heavyweight title in devastating fashion defeating Antonio ‘Big Foot’ Silva in the first round.

Velasquez dominated the fight and made quick work of ‘Big Foot’ when referee Mario Yamasaki stopped the fight after one minute and twenty one seconds.  Following the fight Silva called for the referee to be punished as he believes that the fight was called to early.

He said: “”I do agree the fight was stopped too early.  My way of thinking is that the same that applies to athletes who are penalized when they do something wrong or illegal, should also apply to referees when they do something wrong. They, too, should be penalized.” Continue reading