The Morning Score: Monday

Rise ‘n’ shine, here’s everything you need to know this Monday morning.

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1. #ALL-IRELAND SHC Defending champions Tipperary overcame a resilient Dublin in yesterday’s All-Ireland SHC semi-final, winning by 1-19 to 0-18 to set up a third successive decider against Brian Cody’s Kilkenny.

Earlier at headquarters, the Dublin minor hurlers beat Waterford by 6-19 to 5-13 in their own thrilling semi-final.

2. #LIVIN’ IN AMERICA? Robbie Keane looks set for a move to the MLS after Tottenham reportedly accepted a £4m bid from the LA Galaxy for the striker last night. The Republic of Ireland striker had until 5am BST this morning to agree personal terms before the MLS transfer window shut.

Elsewhere, Arsenal finally brought closure to the summer’s longest-running transfer saga last night by announcing that they have agreed “in principle” to sell Cesc Fabregas to Barcelona.

3. #USPGA Twenty-five-year-old rookie Keegan Bradley is the 2011 USPGA Champion after he scored a sensational play-off victory at the Atlanta Athletic Club last night.

Bradley had trailed long-time leader Jason Dufner by five shots with four holes to play, but birdied 16 and 17 to force a three-hole play-off which he went on to win by a single stroke.

4. #PREMIER LEAGUE A Steven Reid own goal handed Manchester United all three points yesterday as the champions launched the defence of their Premier League title with a 2-1 win over West Brom at the Hawthorns.

Earlier, Andre Villas-Boas’ first competitive game in charge of Chelsea ended in a stalemate, the Blues drawing 0-0 away to Stoke City.

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5. #DJOKOVIC With the season’s final Grand Slam just around the corner, Novak Djokovic continued his remarkable run of form, beating Mardy Fish 6-2 3-6 6-4 to win the Rogers Cup in Montreal.

The win, Djokovic’s ninth of the season, will serve as perfect preparation ahead of the beginning of the US Open on 29 August.

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READ - As it happened: Tipperary 1-19 Dublin 0-18 >

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