9 birdies puts Westwood in charge at the PGA ChampionshipRace For Liam: The 4 teams bidding for All-Ireland hurling glory Showbiz, baby!French midfielder Claire Lavogez conjured a spectacular strike at the U-20 Women’s World Cup. Hero! Source: kickernet/YouTube Rory McIlroy watches his tee shot during a practice round at Valhalla ahead of the PGA Championship. He’s been tipped for more success by Jack Nicklaus. Source: John Locher/AP/Press Association ImagesThe circus involving the Armagh senior football panel’s ongoing media snub was ramped up a notch with manager Paul Grimley claiming it’s his ‘basic human right’ to speak with whoever he wants.Former Cork footballer Ciaran Sheehan will make his AFL debut for Carlton this weekend and his mother has flown to Melbourne to be there for the special moment.Tipperary are hopeful that Conor O’Mahony and Michael Cahill will both be fit for Sunday week’s All-Ireland senior hurling semi-final against Cork. O’Mahony is suffering with a back complaint while Cahill has a knee injury.Meanwhile, Cork are facing the prospect of being without their captain Pa Cronin for the semi-final clash. The Bishopstown man picked up a hairline fracture in his ankle during the Munster final win over Limerick. Pa Cronin is rated as extremely doubtful for Cork’s All-Ireland semi-final against Tipperary. Source: ©INPHO/Cathal NoonanConnacht have revealed their home kit for next season. It’s green. But there are plenty of sartorial differences to last year’s effort. See if you can spot them.FC Copenhagen’s Chief Executive thinks a second-tier Champions League should be set up for teams from smaller countries, including Ireland.A nice angle to the whole Generation Emigration narrative of the last few years. After being crowned British Intercounty Provincial champions in June, Scotland play in their first All-Ireland junior football semi-final on Saturday with a litany of Irish natives involved in their squad. AwayArsenal have received offers for defender Thomas Vermaelen and Arsene Wenger all-but-confirmed Manchester United are one of the clubs that submitted a bid for the Belgian international. But, perhaps hampering United’s hopes, Wenger also said the club’s preference is to sell Vermaelen to a team outside of the Premier League.Can Lee Westwood finally break that hoodoo of his? He’s still to win a major but is in control at the PGA Championship at Valhalla and shares the lead after the first round. Source: David J. Phillip/AP/Press Association ImagesCeltic’s inquest into their humiliating Champions League elimination is already underway though manager Ronny Deila is accepting full responsibility for the 6-1 aggregate defeat to Legia Warsaw.Is the game over for Michael Phelps or do we write him off at our peril? His comeback ended in disaster when he finished seventh in the 100 metres freestyle final at the US national championships last night. Source: Mark J. Terrill/AP/Press Association Images The best thing we sharedYes. You are correct. This is Cian Healy. Pulling a rather imposing-looking vehicle along Dollymount strand. There’s an aurally-seductive soundtrack owing to Proper Church’s impressively dark delivery of some words. And we love it. Source: USN Ireland/YouTube On the recordI think every year you do change, every year you get in better shape. I’m getting there now this year, into even better shape than I was in at the start of last season. Every season that passes by, I think you develop a little bit and grow.”Sean O’Brien spoke to us about the grind but ultimate reward of pre-season training The fixture listThe Dublin Horse show continues into its third day.It’s the second round of the PGA Championship at Valhalla where Lee Westwood and Kevin Chappell share the lead after the opening day.There’s plenty of League of Ireland action with four games taking place. Keep an eye on whether Dundalk slip up in the local derby with Drogheda and if Cork City can get back to winning ways against St. Pat’s at Turners Cross.The Championship is back! Blackburn take on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Cardiff at Ewood Park with a 7.45 kick-off. NEED TO CATCH up? TheScore.ie brings you a round-up of today’s sports news… The Ireland Women’s rugby squad are put through their paces at FFR HQ in Marcoussis, Paris. Source: ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan HomeRory McIlroy can win 15 or 20 majors. That’s according to some bloke called Jack Nicklaus.