Evening Sports Update

SOCCER

Seamus Coleman’s foot injury is not as bad as first feared.

The Republic of Ireland captain will sit out Everton’s match against West Ham this weekend after suffering a stress fracture to his foot in Ireland’s defeat to Wales last week.


Coleman had been considered a doubt for next month’s Nations League games against Denmark and Wales but Everton say the full-back could be back in just over a week.

Former Republic of Ireland midfielder Wes Hoolahan has joined SkyBet Championship side West Brom.

The Dubliner’s agreed a short-term contract with the Baggies until January.

The 36-year-old had been without a club since his contract expired at Norwich this summer.

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has defended the way he uses England forward Marcus Rashford.

Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher has suggested that Rashford will need to leave Old Trafford in order to get the game-time needed to become into a top-class striker.

But Mourinho says “obsessed” pundits are wrong in their criticisms of how he’s managing Rashford’s development.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says Fabinho will soon get his chance in the first team.

The Brazil midfielder is yet to make his debut for the Premier League club since arriving from Monaco in the summer.

Chelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri says he’d welcome John Terry on to their coaching staff.

Terry has yet to find a new club after leaving Aston Villa, having turned down the chance to join Spartak Moscow.
The proposed sale of Wembley Stadium will be discussed today by the major stakeholders involved in any potential deal.

Representatives from the Football Association and EFL will talk about how they plan to distribute the money generated.

The F-A say they don’t need to sell the stadium and haven’t put a timescale on any decision, after Fulham owner Shahid Khan made a 600 million pound offer in April.

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Celtic visit St Mirren tonight in the one game in the Scottish Premiership.

Brendan Rodgers’ side would need to win by six clear goals to move to the top of the table, above Hearts.

Ahead of the game, striker Leigh Griffiths has signed a new four-year contract with the Hoops.

The Scotland international, who’s 28, recently scored his 100th goal for the club.

MOTORSPORT

Lewis Hamilton was second in the latest practice session for the Singapore F1 Grand Prix after struggling in the morning.

He was just over one hundredth of a second adrift of leader Kimi Raikkonen.

Hamilton’s title rival Sebastian Vettel was down in 9th.

ATHLETICS

Several prominent British athletes have signed a letter insisting that Russia’s Anti-Doping Agency is not admitted back into global sport.

They include Paula Radcliffe, Kelly Sotherton and Dai Greene, along with Winter Olympic skeleton champion Amy Williams.

They say if the World Anti-Doping Agency chose to re-admit Russia, it would be a ‘catastrophe for clean sport’.

A vote takes place on reinstatement on September the 20th.

RACING

A perfect result for owner Rich Ricci and trainer Willie Mullins as Thomas Hobson and Max Dynamite fought out a thrilling finish to the Doncaster Cup with the former coming out on top to justify 2-1 favouritism. The pair finished a long way clear of grand old servant Sheikhzayedroad in third spot with Algometer fourth.

It was an impressive performance from both Mullins stayers, who also had Renneti – also owned by Ricci – playing his part back in sixth spot.

Max Dynamite, winner of the Lonsdale Cup back in 2015, was unlucky not to collect another Group 2 here given he was seven lengths clear of the third horse at the line, but Thomas Hobson was always going supremely well under Ryan Moore and it was no surprise to see the Royal Ascot winner come out on top in the duel in the final furlong.

Bookmakers cut the winner for both the Melbourne Cup and the Long Distance Cup on Champions Day following this result. Betfair make him a 12-1 shot (from 25-1) for the Long Distance Cup and 20-1 (from 50-1) for Flemington in November.

CYCLING

Britain’s Simon Yates has extended his lead at cycling’s Vuelta a Espana (pron: vwel-tuh ah es-pan-yuh) after today’s 19th stage.

He’s now one minute and 38 seconds ahead of Alejandro Valverde after finishing second this afternoon behind Thibaut Pinot ((pron: pee-no)).

The event concludes on Sunday with a processional run in Madrid.