Evening Sports Update

GOLF

The European Tour plans to bring the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open to Mount Juliet in 2021.

This year’s edition has been moved to Galgorm Castle in Antrim.

The tournament was originally due to take place in Kilkenny in late may, but has been moved to the week in September left vacant by the Ryder Cup.

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Shane Lowry’s now just two shots off the lead on day two of the Wyndham Championship.

An eagle on his 14th hole has seen the Open champion move to 10-under par.

Tom Hoge is the clubhouse leader on 10-under.

While Seamus Power is 3-under with six to play.

Graeme McDowell tees off at 6.25, Irish time, from 3-over par.

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Jonathan Caldwell is six off the lead on day two of the Celtic (pr: Keltik) Classic in Wales.

He’s 5-under par, eight holes into his second round.

England’s Sam Horsfield is the clubhouse leader on 11-under.

Cormac Sharvin’s 4-under par after a second round 67.

While Gavin Moynihan is 2-over par.

BOXING

Eric Donovan could catapult himself into the world title picture tonight.

The Kildare fighter faces Zelfa Barrett for the vacant IBF inter-continental super-featherweight title.

The bout is part of Fight Camp, which takes place in the back garden of promoter Eddie Hearn.

SNOOKER

The first of today’s World Championship semi-finals is heading for a dramatic conclusion.

Anthony McGill’s just a frame away from victory – he leads Kyren Wilson 16-15l.

Mark Selby will take a 13-11 lead over Ronnie O’Sullivan into this evening’s session at the Crucible.

SOCCER

The SPFL have commenced disciplinary proceedings against Celtic’s Boli Bolingoli and eight Aberdeen players over breaches of coronavirus rules.

Bolingoli took a secret trip to Spain and didn’t quarantine on his return, while the Aberdeen players visited a city bar and two contracted Covid-19.

In addition, cases have been opened against both clubs for breaches of the SPFL’s coronavirus regulations

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Premier League chief executive Richard Masters has denied claims that other clubs blocked the proposed Saudi takeover of Newcastle.

Spokesperson for the consortium – Amanda Staveley – said other clubs didn’t want the deal to happen.

Responding to Newcastle Central MP Chi Onwurah, Masters shot down Staveley’s suggestion.

He says the Saudi Public Investment Fund withdrew from the process before decisions could be made by the Premier League.

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The pick of the Champions League quarter finals – on paper – takes place in Lisbon tonight.

Bayern Munich meet Barcelona, with kick-off at 8.

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After taking just one point from their last six, Dundalk will look to get their title challenge back on track this evening.

Vinny Perth’s side welcome Dundalk to Oriel Park for the second time this week, following their Cup victory on Monday.

Kick off is at 5.45.

Later, Cork City welcome Sligo Rovers to Turner’s Cross where there’s a 7.45 start.