We’ll Leave It There So: Punishment for Hartley, Hickey’s return and all today’s sport
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- Neil Seery’s UFC final fight before retirement is set to take place early next year.
- Pat Hickey’s passport has reportedly been returned to him and he could be on his way back to Ireland.
- Government funding for the GPA will continue over the next three years with mental health programmes currently in the pipeline.
- A long list of injuries at Connacht has brought the club’s finances into focus.
Northampton’s Dylan Hartley.
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- England captain Dylan Hartley has received a six-week suspension for his challenge on Sean O’Brien last weekend.
- Governing body World Rugby has announced a ‘zero tolerance’ approach to reckless tackles.
- Former League of Ireland player Ken Oman has been handed a six-match ban and a £100 fine for a deliberate elbow off the ball which knocked out two of an opponent’s teeth.
- A penalty has been awarded by video replay for the first time ever in a Fifa competition.
- The UFC will introduce a women’s featherweight division next year with Holly Holm set to fight in the inaugural title bout.
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Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko.
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World heavyweight boxing champion Anthony Joshua thinks beating former champion Wladimir Klitschko will make him a legend of the sport.
A knockout is the cherry on top but to win, whichever way, is very possible. This is a fight that can change one from champion to legend overnight. It will draw masses of attention and they are the type of fights that can change the way people view you.”
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- Munster take on Leinster in the hurling Interprovincial final tomorrow evening. Throw-in at Semple Stadium is down for 7.45pm.
- The William Hill World Darts Championship also starts tomorrow at Alexandra Palace.
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