CYCLING
Sam Bennett holds a 52-point lead in the green jersey, with just three stages remaining of this year’s Tour de France.

The Carrick-on-Suir rider won today’s intermediate sprint, with Matteo Trentin second and Peter Sagan third.

The stage itself was won by Michal Kwiatkowski.

Primoz Roglic retained his 57-second lead in the yellow jersey.

SOCCER
Zlatan Ibrahimovic is set to start for AC Milan against Shamrock Rovers tonight.

The sides meet at Tallaght Stadium in the second qualifying round of the Europa League.

Kick-off there is at 7.

Half-an-hour earlier, Dundalk kick off away to the Andorran champions Inter d’Escaldes.

Tottenham have just kicked off away to Bulgarian side Lokomotiv Plovdiv.

There was a 4pm start in Gibraltar where it’s Lincoln Red Imps 0 Rangers 1.

And at 7.30, Coleraine entertain Motherwell.

All ties up to the playoff round are one-legged affairs.

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The third round line-up in the Carabao Cup will be completed tonight.

Burnley face Sheffield United, with the winners away to Millwall.

The winners of Brighton-Portsmouth will travel to Preston.

While Gillingham await the winners of Wolves and Stoke.

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Bayern Munich head coach Hansi Flick has congratulated Liverpool on the imminent signing of Thiago.

The clubs have reportedly agreed an initial fee of 22-million euro for the 29-year old midfielder.

During his press conference, Flick revealed Thiago has already said an “emotional” goodbye to his Bayern team mates.

GOLF
Rory McIlroy is 3-under par with five to play in his opening round at the US Open.

Graeme McDowell is 3-over with six to play.

James Sugrue and Shane Lowry go out just either side of 6pm.

Justin Thomas currently leads at Winged Foot on 4-under par.


GAELIC GAMES
The Ulster football final is to be played away from Clones for the first time since 2006.

The game is due to be played on Sunday, November 22nd with a 4pm throw-in.

However, St. Tiernach’s Park does not have floodlights, and the Ulster Council will confirm an alternative venue at a later date.


RACING
Owners will be readmitted to Irish tracks for the first time since March on Monday.

Horse Racing Ireland have confirmed that two people per owner will be allowed on course in line with government guidelines.



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