Evening Sports Update

SOCCER

Tottenham have made sure they’ll go into the international break as the Premier League’s second placed side.

They held on for a 2-1 win over Southampton at White Hart Lane.

Christian Eriksen gave Spurs the lead after 13 minutes then Dele Alli added the second from the spot.

James Ward-Prowse pulled one back for Southampton.

With a full time report here is Nigel Bidmead

Earlier, Manchester United moved up to fifth in the table.

They edged closer to the Champions League qualification places by winning 3-1 at Middlesbrough – who had Steve Agnew in charge after Aitor (pron: EYE-TOR) Karanka’s departure.

Maroaune Fellaini, Jesse Lingard and Antonio Valencia with the goals for United, who are now unbeaten in 18 top-flight matches.

With a full time report here is Al Ross

Scottish Premier League

Celtic are one win away from retaining the Scottish Premiership title.

They’re now 25 points clear at the top after winning 2-1 at Dundee.

Brendan Rodgers’ side will reclaim the trophy with victory at Hearts in a fortnight – or if Aberdeen lose to Dundee two days before their own fixture.

With a full time report here is Franny Kiernan

The FAI International Football Awards take place tonight.

Robbie Brady, Seamus Coleman and Jeff Hendrick have been nominated for the Senior International Player of the Year.

GAELIC GAMES

Mayo suffered their second loss in a row in the Allianz Football League.

They lost by 1-14 to 0-15 to Cavan in their Division 1 clash at MacHale Park.

Cavan boosted their survival chances with victory as they move one point behind Mayo.

With a full time report here is Oisin Langan

Elsewhere, Monaghan join Dublin,Tyrone and Donegal on seven points at the top of the Division.

It’s after they defeated strugglers Roscommon by 2-17 to 1-13 in Inniskeen.

In Division 2, second placed Galway beat Derry by 5-15 to 2-15 at Tuam Stadium.

Meath came from 0-9 down to earan a 1-15 to 0-18 draw against Cork at Pairc Ui Rinn.

And Fermanagh beat Clare by 0-18 to 1-10 at Brewster Park.

RUGBY

The planned merger between two of the biggest rugby clubs in France has been cancelled.

Racing 92 (pron: RASS-ING NINETY-TWO) and Stade Francais were discussing plans to join forces – prompting anger from fans of both sides.

But it now looks like it won’t happen.

Racing’s chairman Jacky Lorenzetti says he’s giving up on the proposal, as he didn’t expect such fierce resistance.

=======
GOLF

Rory McIlroy is five shots off the lead on the final day of the Arnold Palmer Invitational in Orlando.

He’s 6 under par with Graeme McDowell level par.

American duo Charlie Hoffman and Kevin Kisner share the lead on 11-under par.

BOXING

Andy Lee won his 39th professional bout against Alabama middleweight KeAndrae Leatherwood at Madison Square Garden last night.

The Limerick native claimed a unanimous points win in New York.

CRICKET

Ireland beat Afghanistan by 6 wickets in today’s third one-day international in India.

Paul Stirling hit 99, as Ireland reached their victory target of 265 in the 49th over for the loss of just four wickets.

Boyd Rankin has been ruled out of the remainder of the tour for Ireland who trail 2-1 in the five match series.

Rankin failed to recover from a lower back issue.

SHARE