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We’ll Leave It There So: Lowry cracks top 20, O'Donnell ruled out and today's sport

Manchester City get their Premier League season underway, while there was mixed fortunes for Ireland’s boxers.

Members of Esker Hills Golf Club look on in as Shane Lowry wins the WGC Bridgestone Invitational Members of Esker Hills Golf Club look on in as Shane Lowry wins the WGC Bridgestone Invitational. Source: James Crombie/INPHO

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  • West Brom host Manchester City in the first Monday Night Football of the season.
  • Sam Burgess will make his England debut in their World Cup warm-up match against France on Saturday.
  • Tour de France winner Chris Froome will compete in this year’s Vuelta a Espana.

The best thing we shared today

Schalke striker Franco di Santo threw a spider down the back of team-mate Leroy Sane’s jersey.
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On the record

I think actually having thought about it, that I’d rather be on the losing side than wake up and be Tiernan McCann.” – Oisin McConville criticising the Tyrone player’s dive.

The fixture list

  • Champions League winners Barcelona face Europa League holders Sevilla in the Uefa Super Cup in Tblisi (7.45pm).
  • WNL champions Wexford Youths kick off their Champions League qualifying group stage against Gintra of Lithuania (2.30pm).
  • There are 32 ties in Round 1 of the Capital One Cup.

Showbiz, baby!

Ireland assistant manager Roy Keane turns 44 today, so here are our favourite quotes from the former Ireland and Manchester United midfield general.

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