Evening Sports Update

SOCCER

Martin O’Neill hasn’t denied that an altercation with Roy Keane has informed Harry Arter’s decision to take a break from international football.

The on-loan Cardiff midfielder has not been included in the trimmed-down Republic of Ireland squad for the Nations League opener with Wales and the friendly with Poland.


Last week, O’Neill confirmed that Arter had an altercation with assistant manager Roy Keane in June, but added that the situation had been defused at the time.

But today, O’Neill wasn’t denying the Keane factor in Arter’s decision

O’Neill also says any summer altercations involving Arter and Jon Walters had no influence on Declan Rice’s decision to step away from the Ireland squad.

Tottenham’s Premier League match against Manchester City has been put back by a day to Monday the 29th of October.

The fixture will be played at Wembley.

All the club’s home group games in the Champions League this season will now be played at the national stadium

It’s all because Spurs are still waiting to move into their renovated White Hart Lane stadium.

Cristiano Ronaldo could claim a record sixth FIFA men’s player of the year award after Lionel Messi was omitted from the shortlist for the first time since 2006.

The Argentina forward was overlooked, with Luka Modric and Mohamed Salah in contention for the prize, which used to be known as the Ballon D’Or.

The ceremony takes place in 3 weeks in London.

TENNIS

Roger Federer aims to make a thirteenth US Open quarter final later.

The five-time winner at Flushing Meadow faces the Aussie, John Millman.

Before that, sixth seed Novak Djokovic takes on world number 68, Joao Sousa.

In the women’s fourth round, Maria Sharapova faces Carla Suarez-Navarro of Spain.

While Madison Keys opens up proceedings on the Arther Ashe Stadium by facing Dominika Cibulkova.

RACING

Irish rugby head coach Joe Schmidt tasted success at Roscommon Racecourse today as his promising two-year-old Cosmic Horizon opened his account at the third time of asking under Donnacha O’Brien for Joseph O’Brien.

The New Zealand native, whose silks are made up of black and green halves, wasn’t on hand at the Connacht venue to welcome home his winner but the victorious rider appeared to be impressed by Schmidt’s charge.

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