A view of Richmond Park ahead of tonight’s Premier Division game between St Pat’s and Sligo Rovers. Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO
HomeConor McGregor will return to the octagon at UFC 205 in New York on 12 November in a lightweight title bout against Eddie Alvarez which will offer him the opportunity to make history.Darren Clarke has enlisted the help of Paul O’Connell to deliver a motivational speech to his European players ahead of the start of the Ryder Cup on Friday.Ulster centre Stuart McCloskey is set to be out of action for at least four weeks and now faces a race to be fit for the November internationals.Cavan are poised to make a move for Anthony Cunningham to become their new senior football team manager.Valerie Mulcahy has signed a deal to play in the Women’s National League for Cork City.
Competitors in practice today at the 2016 World Archery Field Championships in Kilruddery. Source: Morgan Treacy/INPHO
AwaySam Allardyce has left his job as England manager, it has been confirmed tonight.Nigel Pearson did not take charge of Derby County’s Championship game against Cardiff City tonight as he has been suspended by the club.After his world title rematch with Tyson Fury was again postponed, Wladimir Klitschko is on the verge of sealing a new heavyweight bout against IBF champion Anthony Joshua.Three-time Tour de France champion Chris Froome has called for urgent reform of sport’s anti-doping laws to prevent abuse of therapeutic use exemptions.Jamie Cudmore is set to take legal action against his former club, Clermont Auvergne, for medical negligence after he was allowed to return to play despite failing a mid-game concussion test.
The Best Thing We Shared
There were emotional scenes last night as Miami Marlins played their first game since the tragic death of Jose Fernadez on Sunday. Dee Gordon broke down after hitting his first home run of the season before being embraced by team-mates.
Where We Were Today
Fintan O’Toole caught up with former Dublin footballer Ger Brennan and ex-Mayo footballer Enda Varley in the capital to look ahead to this weekend’s All-Ireland senior football final replay.
On The Record
– Two weeks after they lost to Kilkenny in the All-Ireland senior camogie final, Cork captain Ashling Thompson is still angry about the standard of refereeing in the game.
The Fixture List
There’s more action in the Champions League tomorrow evening, with Arsenal hosting FC Basel and Celtic entertaining Manchester City among the eight games down for decision.