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Don’t let Tomás Brady’s soul-piercing eyes put you off.

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

World Cup

Big Phil has taken the blame, but he’s not ready to take his leave from the Brazil job just yet.

Argentina goalkeeper Sergio Romero thanked Louis Van Gaal for putting him where he is today.

Soccer - FIFA World Cup - Holland leave team hotel Source: PA Wire/Press Association Images

Van Gaal revealed that two Dutch players declined to take the first penalty before Ron Vlaar stepped up to the plate.

The most famous Catholic fans of Germany and Argentina won’t be watching the game together this Sunday.


Rugby’s Pro12 league will be sponsored by Guinness for at least the next two years – the fixtures for the new season are also out.

There’ll be over 4,000 extra hurling fans squeezed in to Páirc Uí Chaoimh for this Sunday’s Munster final.

Tomas Brady Dublin's Tomas Brady could pierce titanium with those eyes. Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

Rory McIlroy is in absolutely flying form at the Scottish Open, watch him drive this green 436 yards away.

Mayo boss James Horan has made four changes to their side for the Connacht football final. And he’s hoping for a little more stability in the reaction to his side’s results.


Luis Suarez had his dodgy appeal against his biting ban turned down.

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Alexis Sanchez is slowly inching closer to a move to Arsenal.

Cycling Tour de France Source: Peter Dejong

Vincenzo Nibali still has his mits on the Yellow Jersey at the Tour de France. Lotto-Belisol’s Andre Greipel sprinted to victory on today’s stage.

The lovable Samir Nasri signed a new five-year deal with Manchester City.

On the record

“It’s really not his thing, he is not a fan. It would be like inflicting an infinite penitence on him at the age of 87,”

A Vatican official discusses the improbability of Benedict XVI watching the World Cup final.

The Best thing we shared

Would ya look at the  guns on 36-year-old Peter Stringer!

The fixture list

  • You’ve had enough Football-free days for one week. There are Airtricity League Premier Division games on in Athlone, Drogheda and North Dublin tomorrow.
  • The Tour de France gets into full swing with stage seven taking riders from Epernay to Nancy.
  • With The Open Championship teeing off next week, some of golf’s great and good are at the Scottish Open this week to try and get in the zone. Rory McIlroy certainly found his mojo yesterday, but can he stay there?

Showbiz, Baby!

With the LeBron James free-agency/ transfer saga rumbling on and on, the good people at Bleacher Report surpassed themselves by mashing clips of James’ Cleveland days into Don Draper’s ‘Carousel’.

Source: Bleacher Report/YouTube

This device is not a spaceship. It’s a time machine…

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