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We'll Leave It There So: Burnley striker charged for homophobic tweets and the rest of today's sport

Here’s what the world of sport had to offer on Tuesday.

inpho_01096522 The Guinness Pro12 2016-17 season launch took place today at the Aviva Stadium. Source: INPHO/Billy Stickland 

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Where We Were Today

Ben Blake is in Poland for Dundalk’s Champions League play-off second-leg clash with Legia Warsaw, while Murray Kinsella and Sean Farrell were at the Guinness Pro12 2016-17 season launch at the Aviva Stadium.

Launch of the 2016/17 Guinness PRO12 Season Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

The Best Thing We Shared

Conor McGregor enjoyed his ‘I told you so’ moment after Saturday’s win against Nate Diaz at UFC 202 in Las Vegas…

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On The Record

The purpose of Connacht Rugby is to try and inspire the community with success. And there’s no doubt the trophy represents some serious inspiration for the people of the west of Ireland. But it’s now part of history.

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Last season was a memorable one for Pat Lam and Connacht but it’ll be a fresh start for the 2016-17 campaign.

The Fixture List

  • There are five Champions League play-off second-leg games down for decision tomorrow, including Manchester City’s meeting with Steaua Bucharest (7.45pm).
  • In tomorrow’s EFL Cup fixtures, Accrington Stanley host Burnley, Fulham entertain Middlesbrough, Morecambe are at home to Bournemouth and Sunderland play host to Shrewsbury Town (all 7.45pm).

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