Evening Sports Update

SOCCER

Tonight’s Carabao Cup clash between Leyton Orient and Tottenham has been called off.

It comes after a number of players from the League Two club returned positive coronavirus test results.

Orient’s owner, Nigel Travis, says it’s a frustrating situation LO

In the games that do go ahead tonight, Newport play host to Watford,

West Brom entertain Brentford,

West Ham face Hull

And at 8.15, Manchester United are away to Championship side Luton Town.

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The Premier League says it is disappointed by the UK government’s decision to postpone plans to allow supporters to return to matches from the start of next month.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson made the announcement as part of plans to tackle the spread of coronavirus.

The Premier League says it’s certain fans in stadiums would be as safe or safer than any other public activity currently permitted.

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Drogheda United can close the gap on SSE Airtricity First Division leaders Bray to two points tonight.

They play host to Shamrock Rovers Two, with kick-off at 7.45.

RUGBY

Munster say Conor Murray is “progressing well” from a thigh injury.

The scrum-half sustained the injury in the province’s Pro 14 semi-final defeat to Leinster earlier this month.

Andrew Conway is edging closer to a return, while Jean Kleyn and Dan Goggin will resume training this week.

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French Rugby President Bernard Laporte claims he is the subject of a coup.

He’s being held in custody as part of investigations of alleged undue favourtism shown to Montpellier owner Mohed Altrad.

Laporte is also a vice-chairman of World Rugby.

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Irish referee Andrew Brace will take charge of Saturday’s Heineken Champions Cup semi-final between Exeter and Toulouse.

Brace was recently the man in the middle for the recent Guinness PRO14 Grand Final.

Nigel Owens will oversee the clash of Racing and Saracens in the other Champions Cup semi.

Frank Murphy has been appointed the referee for the meeting of Bristol and Bordeaux in the Challenge Cup’s last-four on Friday night.