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We'll Leave It There So: Rory out, McGregor's pulling power and the rest of today's sport

Here’s a quick reminder of all that Wednesday had to offer.

Andre Greipel won the sprint finish on stage five of the Tour de France while Tony Martin retained the yellow jersey. Source: Laurent Cipriani



  • Raheem Sterling reportedly pulled a sickie and missed Liverpool training
  • BBC and ITV joined forces to keep the Six Nations away from Sky and on free-to-air TV
  • Tottenham Hotspur announced a 10-year deal with the NFL to host American football in London
  • Andy Murray set up a Wimbledon semi-final against Roger Federer while Novak Djokovic also booked his place in the men’s final four
  • England finished on 343-7 after winning the toss on the first day of the first Ashes test

The best thing we shared

Ok, ok, this is from yesterday — but if you think we’re going to miss an opportunity to share something titled “A brief guide to … Andrea Pirlo, the ultimate hipster footballer,”  you’re sorely mistaken.

On the record

Whether I intended to or not, I took something that wasn’t allowed. I called a penalty on myself, that’s the best way to look at it.

– PGA Tour golfer Scott Stallings explains why he turned himself in for a doping violation

Where we were today

Source: James Crombie/INPHO

Murray Kinsella was in Belfast where he caught up with Irish international trio Andrew Trimble, Jared Payne and Tommy Bowe.

The fixture list

  • St Pat’s, Cork City and UCD are all in Europa League second leg action
  • It’s ladies day at Wimbledon with Serena v Sharapova and Muguruza v Radwanska in the women’s singles semi-finals
  • It’s another flat day at the Tour de France as stage six takes the peloton the 192 km from Abbeville to Le Havre

Showbiz, baby!

Conor McGregor was showing off his football skills in the latest episode of UFC Embedded

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All the info you need to watch Conor McGregor in action at UFC 189

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Niall Kelly

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