Morning Sports Update

CYCLING

Sam Bennett has become the first Irish man since Sean Kelly in 1989 to claim the Green Jersey at the Tour de France.

The Carrick-on-Suir rider won on the Champs-Elysees and secured the Green Jersey on the final stage of the Tour in Paris.

Slovenia’s Tadej Pogacar finished in the Yellow Jersey with the 21-year-old becoming the youngest winner of the Tour since 1904.

President Michael D. Higgins is among those to pay tribute to Bennett, who said the win came from years of hard work and sacrifice

GOLF

Bryson DeChambeau has won golf’s US Open to claim his first major title.

The American finished on six under par at Winged Foot, six shots clear of Matthew Wolff.

Rory McIlroy finished six over in a share of eighth.

SOCCER

Premier League champions Liverpool made it 2 wins from 2 in the new season.

Jurgen Klopp’s side won 2-0 away to 10-man Chelsea, who had Andreas Christensen sent off just before half time.

Klopp was pleased with how Thiago Alcantara fitted into the team on his debut

Leicester also picked up a second win of the new campaign by beating Burnley 4-2 at the King Power Stadium.

Irish defender Jimmy Dunne scored on his Premier League debut for Burnley.

Son Heung-Min scored four goals for Tottenham in their 5-2 win away to Southampton

and Aaron Connolly was on target for Brighton in their 3-0 win away to Newcastle.

This evening, Manchester City begin their campaign at Wolves, after Aston Villa open against Sheffield United.

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There’s SSE Airtricity League action taking place too.

In the Premier Division, leaders Shamrock Rovers can go eight points clear at the top of the table if they can beat Waterford at Tallaght Stadium.

In the First Division, Cobh Ramblers host leaders Bray Wanderers, Galway travel to Cabinteely, Longford Town face UCD, and the league’s bottom clubs meet when Wexford host Athlone.

HORSE RACING

There’s plenty of local racing this afternoon with meetings at Listowel and Fairyhouse.

The action starts at 1.35 and 2.50 respectively.