Evening Sports Update

GOLF

Oliver Fisher has become the first player to hit a 59 round on golf’s European Tour.

He made 10-birdies and an eagle in his bogey-free 12-under par round at the Portugal Masters in Vilamoura.


Fisher says it’s a wonderful moment considering he was fighting to keep his profession tour card at the same venue just a couple of years ago

RUGBY

Munster can claim their first away win of the new Pro 14 season tonight.

The Southern Province are in Wales to play the Cardiff Blues.

They had a shocking first half performance in Glasgow two weeks, but hit back by thrashing the Ospreys in Cork.

Hooker Mike Sherry says they want to get another good return from the maul

SOCCER

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says Roberto Firmino and Daniel Sturridge could play up front together.

Sturridge made his first start of the season against PSG in the Champions League on Tuesday and opened the scoring at Anfield.

The Englishman was replaced by Firmino in the second half, but Klopp doesn’t believe it has to be one or the other in his starting line-up. [Ta

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri is hoping for a change in form for Alvaro Morata.

The striker missed a number of good chances as the London side beat PAOK Salonika 1-nil in the Europa League last night.

Sarri says Morata needs goals soon

MIXED MARTIAL ARTS

Conor McGregor has agreed a new six-fight deal with the U-F-C.

The organisation’s president Dana White has confirmed that the new contract will make the Dubliner the best paid fighter in U-F-C history.

McGregor will end his two-year absence from mixed martial arts when he headlines U-F-C 2-2-9 against Khabib Nurmagomedov in Las Vegas next month.

RACING

Curragh trainer Darren Bunyan is praying the rain stays away from Newbury to allow Hit The Bid, fourth in the Group 1 Flying Five Stakes at the Curragh last weekend, to show his best in the Dubai International Airport World Trophy on Saturday.

Hit The Bid, the mount of Leigh Roche and a winner at the Dubai Carnival earlier in the year, is one of two Irish challengers for the 13-runner Group 3 contest over five furlongs at the Berkshire course with Aidan O’Brien’s Sioux Nation and Ryan Moore also flying the Irish flag.

Bunyan said: “The ground makes a big difference to him, he’s proven that in the past, so we were very proud of him last week. We’re very positive overall. He has backed up well before. He ran well in France last season, then two weeks later he won a Listed at Cork and it took two days to get back from France. He’ll be going to Newbury fresher than most.”

The official going today at Newbury is good to soft, good in places and Bunyan is hoping it stays that way. “Fingers crossed it stays dry as if it goes soft we might not run him, but we’ll see. If he does run, I think it will probably be his last run of the season. Whether he comes back next year, it’s too early to say, but it could well be his last run,” he added.

Hit The Bid is the 11/2 joint third favourite for tomorrow’s assignment with Sioux Nation fractionally shorter at 5/1 behind current favourite Equilateral trained by Charlie Hills.