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No World Cup games but there is plenty going on including the latest from Wimbledon and news on Irish cyclist Philip Deignan.

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Britain Wimbledon Tennis Bad hair day: Domimika Cibulkova serves to Lucie Safarova at Wimbledon. AP / Press Association Images AP / Press Association Images / Press Association Images

World Cup

  • It was the first rest day of the tournament so there were no live matches. Tomorrow, we’re back with two all-South American last 16 ties as hosts Brazil meet Chile at 5pm then Colombia take on Uruguay at 9pm.

Brazil Soccer WCup Chile The Chilean team play a spot of football tennis during training today. AP / Press Association Images AP / Press Association Images / Press Association Images


James Downey One the move: James Downey. Dan Sheridan / INPHO Dan Sheridan / INPHO / INPHO


Tennis - 2014 Wimbledon Championships - Day Five - The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club Venus Williams waves to the crowd after being eliminated. Gareth Fuller Gareth Fuller

The best things we shared

A touch of class from Celtic and Greece striker Giorgios Samaras, who has invited a young Irish fan and his family to join him at the World Cup. 11-year-old Jay Beatty, who has Down’s syndrome, is set travel to Brazil with the help of the Greek FA to see his Hoops hero having met him at a Celtic game in Ireland.

ΕΛΛΑΣ Εθνική Ομάδα Ποδοσφαίρου (Greece National Football Team) / YouTube

On the record

Why? Who is killed? This is football, this is friction. Why not send him to Guantanamo?” – Diego Maradona backs Luis Suarez during a television interview.

The fixture list

  • It’s Brazil v Chile (5pm) and Colombia v Uruguay (9pm) in the World Cup round of 16.
  • There is plenty of live GAA to look forward to: In football, the All-Ireland SFC qualifier round 1B sees Carlow meet Waterford (2pm), Tyrone face Louth (2.30pm) and Cavan take on Westmeath (3pm), while Monaghan and Armagh clash in an Ulster SFC (7pm)
  • In the Leinster SHC semi-final replay at O’Connor Park, Galway and Kilkenny get reacquianted at 7pm and, at the same time, Waterford and Laois contest an All-Ireland SHC round 1 at Walsh Park.
  • At The Curragh, the Irish Derby is off at 5.30pm.

Showbiz, Baby

Five-time 800m champion Alysia Montano competes at the US Track and Field Championships and, despite being 34 weeks pregnant, finishes in 2 minutes, 32.13 seconds.

US Championships Athletics AP / Press Association Images AP / Press Association Images / Press Association Images

My wife thinks you and the Algerian goalkeeper were separated at birth.”


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