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# Class Act
Analysis: A moment that shows Johnny Sexton's crucial defensive brilliance
The Ireland out-half did superbly to contribute towards Scotland butchering a clear try-scoring chance.
# defensive
Conte defends negative tactics as Chelsea fail to register one single shot on target in Man City defeat
The Italian coach also insists his selection decisions were correct after their limp display today.
# defensive
Protesters clash in Phoenix as Trump defends his response to Charlottesville violence
Trump made his comments during a rally in Phoenix, Arizona.
# defensive
We are not completely stupid! Wenger defends decision not to start Walcott
The Arsenal boss was adamant his attacker’s fitness situation did not allow him to start against Watford.
# defensive
Despite heaviest league defeat of his career, Guardiola refuses to blame City players
‘In football you sometimes don’t need to do many things to score. They arrive once and score a goal.’
# wing play
Defensive master Trimble to lead the line for Ireland against les Bleus
The 31-year-old explains the intricacies of defending the wide channels with Ireland.
# HCup
'Do you want to let Alain Rolland know that?' - Penney's pride in Munster scrum
The province’s Kiwi head coach is confident his forwards can deal with the ‘behemoth’ Toulouse pack this weekend.
# defensive
Kompany fends off City criticism
The Manchester City captain has dismissed suggestions his team is struggling for form.
# empathy
'Football is a cruel sport sometimes' says grateful McShane after call-up
The Hull City defender was conscious that his fortune meant disappointment for his friend, Kevin Foley.
# Dropped
Foley feels 'betrayed' after axing from Euro 2012 squad
The Wolves defender insists he was fit to play against Bosnia but was told to rest until he reached the training camp in Italy.
# pivotal
Getting the Hump: Bell insists fly-half jersey is still up for grabs
Ulster must choose between youthful strength and experienced flair in the Heineken Cup final.