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Dublin: 16 °C Friday 31 October, 2014

We’ll Leave It There So: O’Rourke retires, Netherlands fire against Chile and today’s sport

Andy Murray made a strong start at Wimbledon, Spain recorded a win and all the rest of the day’s top stories.

NEED TO CATCH up? TheScore.ie brings you a round-up of today’s sports news…

Derval O'Rourke celebrates winning a silver medal

Derval O'Rourke, who announced her retirement today, celebrates winning a silver medal in the Women's 100m Hurdles at the European Athletics Championships in Barcelona in 2010.

Source: Morgan Treacy/INPHO

World Cup

  • The Netherlands beat Chile 2-0 to ensure top spot in Group B this evening, while Spain recorded a 3-0 victory over Australia before bowing out.
  • The final fixtures of Group A kick off at 9pm, with hosts Brazil up against Cameroon and Croatia facing Mexico.
  • Cristiano Ronaldo admitted Portugal aren’t good enough to win the tournament after last night’s 2-2 draw with the US.

Brazil Soccer WCup US Portugal

Source: Marcio Jose Sanchez

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Away

  • Helena Costa, who was set to become the first female coach in one of Europe’s major male leagues, will not take up her role with Clermont.

France Soccer Helena Costa

Source: Laurent Cipriani

On the record

I’m very proud of our achievements during the past two-and-a-half years at Sligo Rovers, where we won three trophies, helping to put the club back on the map of Irish football.”

Having parted company with the Bit O’Red last week, Ian Baraclough speaks about his departure and the memories he leaves behind.

The best thing we shared

The Peruvian Primera Division? We love it, especially when it produces ridiculous goals likes this one.


Where we were today

Our man in Brazil, Mikey Stafford, is in Recife for the Mexico v Croatia clash.

Here is a view of the remote and isolated Arena Pernambuco, with added sodden Mexico fans,” says Mikey. “This weather will play havoc with some of the more ornate costumes I spotted this morning. One guy was dressed as some sort of Aztec god, with just some shiny silver chain mail covering his male parts.”

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Source: Mikey Stafford

The fixture list

Tonight at 9pm, Brazil take on Cameroon and Croatia face Mexico in the closing games of Group A at the World Cup.

  • Tomorrow, Group D concludes with Costa Rica v England and Italy v Uruguay at 5pm.
  • Then Greece clash with the Ivory Coast and Japan play Colombia in the concluding games of Group C at 9pm.
  • Day 2 of Wimbledon takes place, with second seed Rafael Nadal taking on Martin Klizan in the men’s singles, while Serena Williams battles with Anna Tatishvili. Roger Federer and Mario Sharapova also get their challenges underway.

Showbiz, Baby!

Shaquille O’Neal and Laticia Rolle were in the Royal Box on Centre Court at Wimbledon as Andy Murray got his title defence off to a strong start.

Tennis - 2014 Wimbledon Championships - Day One - The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club

Source: EMPICS Sport

Hurling: Once again, it’s good.”

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