Evening Sports Update

RUGBY

Ireland has handed in its bid for the 2023 rugby world cup, which could be worth up to 2 billion euro to the island of Ireland.

Alongside Northern Ireland, we’re battling against South Africa and France to host the tournament.

The final decision will be made in November.

Bid ambassador Brian O’Driscoll delivered the necessary documents to World Rugby headquarters in Dublin this afternoon…………

SOCCER

Shamrock Rovers have confirmed they will play Celtic in a freindly at Tallaght stadium on Saturday July 8th.

Meanwhile, it looks like Manchester City are nearly there when it comes to signing Benfica’s Brazilian goalkeeper Ederson.

The Portuguese club say a deal’s been agreed for just under 35-million-pounds.

But there’s been no confirmation yet from the Premier League side.

Meanwhile – a return to Atletico Madrid for Chelsea’s Diego Costa won’t be happening this summer.

He’s been linked with a move back to the Spanish club – but the Court of Arbitration for Sport has upheld a transfer ban for Atletico.

Former Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini’s been appointed by Zenit St Petersburg.

The Italian led City to the Premier League title in 2012, and was most recently Inter Milan boss.

He’s signed a three-year contract with the Russian club.

Stoke have agreed a two-year deal with West Brom captain Darren Fletcher.

The Scotland midfielder’s played 97 times for Albion since joining from Manchester United.

Liverpool’s new chief executive Peter Moore says he’s never come across anyone like Anfield boss Jurgen Klopp.

Moore – who was born in the city – arrives at the Premier League club from a near decade-long job with a major sports video game company in America.

He says, Klopp’s impressed him very quickly……………

TENNIS

World number one Andy Murray’s through to the third round of the French Open.

He’s beaten Martin Klizan 6-7, 6-2, 6-2, 7-6 at Roland Garros.

2015 winner and world number three Stan Wawrinka had a straight sets – 6-4, 7-6, 7-5 – victory against Ukraine’s Alexandr Dolgopolov.

GOLF

Paul Dunne’s 5 over after a 78 on the opening day at The Nordea Masters in Sweden.

Renato Paratore and Max Orrin have a one shot clubhouse lead at five-under after shooting 68 earlier.

Last week’s BMW PGA Championship winner Alex Noren’s opened with a two-over 75.

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