Evening Sports Update

SOCCER

The English transfer window has closed.

The biggest news has come on Merseyside with Everton stealing the headlines late in the day.


They’ve brought in versatile Brazil midfielder Bernard on a free transfer.

Meanwhile, Barcelona have confirmed that 2 of their players are bound for Everton.

The Spanish league side say Colombia defender Yerry Mina (pron: mee-nah) will move to Goodison Park for around 30 million euro, while midfielder Andre Gomes will switch on a loan deal.

Republic of Ireland international Harry Arter was spotted in Cardiff City earlier, ahead of a loan move from Bournemouth.

Nothing official has been announed just yet.

GOLF

Shane Lowry and Rory McIlroy are now 4 shots off the lead on the opening day at the US P-G-A Championship.

The pair are tied for 26th on level par.

Paul Dunne and Padraig Harrington are each 1 over par.

Rickie Fowler leads on 4 under, after hitting 5 birdies so far today.

ATHLETICS

Thomas Barr is among the Irish athletes in action at the European Championships this evening.

The Waterford man competes in his first ever European senior final at 7:15, when he takes to the track for the 400 metres hurles final.

Barr qualified for the decider after a strong second place finish in his heat.

Leon Reid also aims to become the first Irish sprinter to win a medal at the Championship, just days after the confirmation of his international transfer.

Reid competes in the 200m final at 8 o’clock.

Both athletes have been drawn to run in the outside lane.

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