We'll Leave It There So: USA falls for hurling, Irish fighter in UFC blow & all today's sport

Elsewhere, Rafa Benitez has got the dreaded vote of confidence from Real Madrid president Florentino Perez.

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  • The US reaction to Sunday’s hurling clash between Dublin and Galway at Boston’s iconic Fenway Park has been incredibly positive.  
  • Connacht’s Robbie Henshaw says he’s not interested in a move abroad yet but still remained coy on where he’ll be playing his rugby next season. 

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  • Former All Blacks doctor John Mayhew has said the iconic Jonah Lomu probably died from a blood clot that formed during a long-haul flight to New Zealand.  
  • Arsenal’s injury crisis shows no signs of calming down as midfielder Francis Coquelin faces two months out.  

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  • Rafa Benitez has got the dreaded vote of confidence from Real Madrid president Florentino Perez on the day that Zinedine Zidane denied he was ready to take over. 
  • Sepp Blatter says he was ‘between the angels and the devil who was lighting the fire’ during a recent health scare and thought he was about to die.    

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The Best Thing We Shared

When your name is Asprilla, good things are expected of you. Thankfully for Major League Soccer side Portland Timbers, Dairon Asprilla can play a bit.

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Where We Were Today

Ryan Bailey was at UCD to get the latest from the Leinster camp, where the mood was unsurprisingly gloomy.

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On The Record

This event along with UFC 189 putting me at close to $200 million dollars in revenue generated for this company. All in less than 6 months. I am not a company man. I am the company.”

Channeling his inner Jay Z, Conor McGregor gave one last defiant message before leaving for the US earlier this morning ahead of UFC 194 and his hugely anticipated meeting with Jose Aldo in Las Vegas.

The Fixture List

The UEFA Champions League takes centre stage on Tuesday with a host of group games down for decision. 

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Arsenal have a crucial clash against Dinamo Zagreb while Chelsea are in Israel to take on Maccabi Tel Aviv.

Elsewhere, there’s the juicy meeting of Barcelona and Roma too.

All games kick-off at 7.45.


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