Morning Sports Update


James McCarthy is an injury concern for Republic of Ireland ahead of their crucial World Cup qualifier against Wales in two weeks.

The Everton midfielder missed their Premier League win against West Brom yesterday due to a fresh hamstring injury.

Manager Ronald Koeman expects him to be out for one or two weeks.

Two more sides will be aiming to book their place in the semi-finals of the FA Cup today.

Tottenham will battle it out with League One side Millwall in their quarter-final from 2.

Arsenal ended Lincoln’s FA Cup fairytale with a 5-nil quarter-final win.

Liverpool will be aiming to push themselves push themselves further into the Premier League’s top four this afternoon

They go head to head with Burnley at Anfield at 4.

There’s an old firm derby in the Scottish Premiership later.

Celtic face bitter rivals Rangers at Celtic Park at 12.

Rangers confirmed the appointment of Pedro Caixinho yesterday, although interim boss Graeme Murty will remain in charge for the derby clash.

Celtic have won their previous three meetings this season.


England won the Six Nations Championship by beating Scotland at Twickenham.

Eddie Jones’ side retained the title by running out comfortable 61-21 winners in south-west London – centre Jonathan Joseph scored a hat-trick of tries.

Victory also takes England level with New Zealand’s record of 18 Test wins in a row.

Ireland’s Under-20s lost 41-27 to Wales.

Ulster are now fourth in the Pro12 after a 68-21 win over Zebre.


Graeme McDowell and Seamus Power are tied for 35th at the Valspar Championship.

Both are 1 under par, 13 shots adrift of leader Adam Hadwin, who’s 4 clear of Patrick Cantlay.