Evening Sports Update

Soccer

The 2018 UEFA Champions League draw is currently ongoing in Monaco.

Cristiano Ronalso will be making a return to Old Trafford, as his new side Juventus have been draw alongside Manchester United in Group H.


Valencia also join United and Juventus in that group.

Premier League winners Manchester City have been drawn in Group F alongside French side Lyon, and Shakhtar Donetsk of Ukraine, who they also faced in last year’s group stage.

Tottenham Hotspur are heading to the Nou Camp, where they will play 5-time winners Barcelona in Group B, and PSV Eindhoven

Liverpool have been handed a tough draw so far, against PSG, Napoli and one more team to be confimed, in Group C.

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England manager Gareth Southgate says only Declan Rice can decide whether he represents the Republic of Ireland or England.

Southgate has spoken to the 19 year old about switching allegience to the country of his birth, despite Rice winning three Irish caps in friendlies.

The England boss says it’s a “difficult decision”, but that it “has to lie with him”.

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Rangers have survived two red cards to book their place in the group stage of the Europa League.

Steven Gerrard’s side drew 1-1 on the night with FC Ufa in Russia, advancing 2-1 on aggregate.

At 7.45, Burnley kick off their second leg against Olympiacos at Turf Moor.

The Premier League side trail 3-1 after the first leg.

Celtic resume from 1-1 when they play Lithuanian team Suduva in Glasgow.

RUGBY

Leinster have handed a debut to Joe Tomane (pron: To-man-ee) for their Guinness PRO-14 opener at Cardiff tomorrow night.

The former Australian international starts at inside-centre and is joined in midfield by Rory O’Loughlin.

Ross Byrne has been selected at out-half.

Number 8 Caelan Doris is set for his first start for the Blues, in a side skippered by flanker Rhys Ruddock.

TENNIS

Roger Federer continues his quest for a sixth US Open title this evening.

The Wimbledon champion is in round two action on the Arthur Ashe court against world number 56 Benoit Paire of France.

In the women’s draw, Wimbledon champion Angelique Kerber is 4-2 in front, in the first set of her match with Sweden’s Johanna Larsson.

Fifth seed Petra Kvitova is a set, and a break in front, against Yafan Wang of China.

Australian Open winner Caroline Wozniacki meets Lesia Tsurenko (Less-ee-ah Sur-enko) of Ukraine later tonight.