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Wednesday Morning: Shamrock Rovers Guaranteed Group Matches In Europa Conference League

File image: Shamrock Rovers v Skupi 09.08.22 via @ShamrockRovers/Twitter

Beat Shkupi 2-1 last night

SOCCER

Shamrock Rovers are guaranteed group matches in the Conference League at least after winning in Europe last night.

The Hoops overcame Shkupi 2-1 on the night and 5-2 on aggregate in their Europa League qualifier.

Stephen Bradley's side will now face Ferencvaros of Hungary in the two legged play off for the Europa League group stage.

Rovers' adventure will be worth at least €3 million to the club.

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Rangers beat Union SG 3-0 on the night and 3-2 over both legs to qualify for the Champions League play-off round, where they will face PSV Eindhoven.

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Manchester United are believed to have shelved their interest in signing Austrian striker Marko Arnautovic.

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Helsinki is the host city for tonight's European Super Cup final between Champions League winners Real Madrid and Europa League champions Eintracht Frankfurt.

Kick off is at 8pm.

TENNIS

23 time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams is set to retire after the US Open, which begins in New York later this month.

The 40 year-old has told Vogue magazine that she wishes to 'evolve' away from tennis and raise her family.

GOLF

Open champion Cameron Smith has refused to comment on reports that he's accepted a 100 million dollar deal to join the LIV golf tour.

Smith is competing in the PGA Tour's Fed Ex Cup play offs, starting in Memphis this week.

Three current LIV players - Talor Gooch, Hudson Swafford and Matt Jones - have lost a court bid to play in upcoming PGA Tour events.

HORSE RACING

There's a flat meeting today at Gowran Park, with the first off there at 4.20pm.

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