Evening Sports Update

SOCCER

Cork City will try and keep the pressure on Dundalk at the summit of the S-S-E Airtricity League Premier Division this evening.

Cork host Sligo at Turners Cross while Dundalk, who were beaten by Shamrock Rovers midweek, make the trip to Limerick.


Third-place Waterford travel to St Pat’s knowing a win would keep them ahead of Shamrock Rovers in the race for the European qualification spots.

Rovers go to basement side Bray while Derry City host Bohemians.

First Division leaders U-C-D make the trip to fourth-place Drogheda.

Finn Harps will look to keep the pressure on the students with a home win against Galway.

Basement side Athlone go to Shelbourne while Wexford take on Cobh.

In the Championship, the division’s two in-form sides meet in an early-season top of the table clash.

Leeds United host Middlesbrough at 7.45, with just goal difference separating the pair.

CRICKET

Ireland’s cricketers suffered a comprehensive defeat to Afghanistan in the deciding match of their one-day series in Belfast.

They were bowled out for just 124 – and their opponents knocked off the runs needed with 8 wickets to spare.

Afghanistan didn’t even need half of their 50 overs.

MOTORSPORT

Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel was quickest in second practice for Sunday’s Italian F1 Grand Prix.

Team-mate Kimi Raikkonen was second, with world championship leader Lewis Hamilton third.

Sauber’s Marcus Ericsson emerged okay from a crash that saw him roll his car multiple times.

TENNIS

Umpire Mo Lahyani has been told he went beyond what was acceptable in giving Nick Kyrgios a ‘pep-talk’ during his US Open second round victory – but he hasn’t been suspended from the tournament.

Lahyani offered some supportive words to the Australian as he came from a set down to win.

US Open officials say his performances will continue to be assessed.