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We'll leave it there so: Sexton coming home, Balotelli moves away and the rest of today's sport

We’ve also got news of a big change for Tiger Woods, a near miss for Dan Martin and, obviously, an ice bucket challenge.

NEED TO CATCH up? TheScore.ie brings you a round-up of today’s sports news…

Football In The River match Bourton Rovers' first and second teams do battle in their traditional 'river match' in Gloucestershire. Source: Ben Birchall


Sorry, Mayo. The GAA took little time before confirming this morning that the All-Ireland SFC semi-final replay would go ahead in Limerick next Saturday. The good news is that the tickets will be cheaper.

Jonathan Sexton will commit his future to the IRFU, according to a report in the Irish Independent today. Good news all round, right?

Dan Martin was beaten in to second place in a thrilling finish to today’s stage of La Vuelta.

Jerry Flannery Jerry Flannery was throwing line-outs during Munster training today. Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

Mayo boss James Horan complained about the state of the game if Lee Keegan’s flick of the foot is worthy of a red card these days.

Watford have snapped up 27-year-old ‘keeper Rene Gilmartin from St Pat’s. Curious?


Mario Balotelli completed his £16million switch from AC Milan to Liverpool. Big shoes to fill.


Women’s rugby took another big stride forward in England today as the RFU announced 20 professional contracts designed to help their Sevens side claim gold in Rio.

Atletico manager Diego Simeone has been hit with the hefty punishment of an eight-game ban for a variety of actions during the Spanish Super Cup.

Tiger Woods today split from his swing coach Sean Foley, who had worked with the former number one since Hank Haney was sacked in 2010.

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On the record

Things were much simpler for Joey Barton when he was a Championship player. Back then, he didn’t have to back up his words on the field.

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Where we were today

Fintan O’Toole was at GAA HQ to see the start of preparation for Saturday’s big (American football) game.

The fixture list

James McGee is in action at the US Open in Flushing Meadows tonight.

Tomorrow, there’s Champions League action with including Celtic v Maribor, but much more important for Manchester United fans will be their Capital One Cup second round clash with MK Dons. Surely LVG will get his first win, right?

Showbiz, Baby!

There’s Rachel Wyse and Marty Morrissey ice bucket challenging.

rach1 Source: Rachel Wyse/Instagram

“They’re used for torturing people, not for eating.”


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