We’ll Leave It There So: Big Sam gets the sack, McGregor’s off to New York and all today’s sport

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.
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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.

Showbiz, baby!

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp appeared on Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football last night and discussed a wide range of topics alongside Dave Jones and Jamie Carragher.

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