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The Morning Score: Tuesday

Here’s everything you need to know this morning — apart from which tube stop is closest to Craven Cottage.

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1. #US OPEN Andy Murray is in a New York state of mind after he became the first British man since 1936 to win a Grand Slam tennis title at the US Open last night.

The Scot made his fans sweat in a marathon five-set thriller against Novak Djokovic, surrendering a two-set lead before going on to win 7-6, 7-5, 2-6, 3-6, 6-2.

2. #COYBIG Robbie Brady and David Meyler will both make their senior international debuts tonight when the Republic of Ireland face Oman in a friendly in London.

Giovanni Trapattoni has made 10 changes to the side which beat Kazakhstan 2-1 last Friday, with Wigan midfielder James McCarthy the only player to hold on to his place.

3. #PARALYMPICS Ireland’s Paralympic heroes returned home last night with an additional 16 medals in tow after the country’s most successful Games in a quarter of a century.

Hundreds of friends, family and fans turned out at Dublin Airport to welcome the 49-strong team home from London.

4. #AIRTRICITY LEAGUE Sligo Rovers remain firmly in control of the Airtricity League Premier Division following a 3-0 win at home to struggling Dundalk last night.

Drogheda United and St Patrick’s Athletic both kept their faint title hopes alive with wins against Derry City and Shelbourne, but it was another night of disappointment for Shamrock Rovers who lost 1-0 to Dublin rivals Bohemians.

5. #MCILROY World number one Rory McIlroy last night released a statement to reveal that he will not be making a decision on who he will represent at the Olympics any time soon.

On Monday, the Daily Mail ran with an interview in which the  23-year-old admitted that he ‘feels more British than Irish’.

6. #GALWAY V KK The decision to award Galway a stoppage-time free in Sunday’s All-Ireland final was “one of the worst refereeing decisions that was ever made,” according to Offaly legend Daithi Regan.

Writing in his column for TheScore.ie, Regan criticized Barry Kelly and said that the referee knew that he got the decision wrong.

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