Lunchtime Sports Update


The former police chief accused of lying about the aftermath of the Hillsborough disaster has had charges against him dropped.

Norman Bettison was facing misconduct allegations relating to the 1989 tragedy, which cost the lives of 96 Liverpool fans.

Proceedings are being discontinued after two witnesses changed their evidence and a third died.

Former Manchester United captain Gary Neville has accused the club’s chief executive of “undermining” Jose Mourinho.

Ed Woodward briefed the media before their opening game of the season to explain why they failed to sign a centre-back in the summer.

Neville says the United manager shouldn’t have to deal with that.

Manchester City have sold defender Jason Denayer to French side Lyon.

The Belgium international never played for City during five years at the club.

Most of that time was spent out on loan at Celtic, Sunderland and Turkish club Galatasaray.

In the championship, top spot is on offer to in-form Leeds tonight.

They’ll look to maintain their 100 percent start, when they travel to Swansea.

Meanwhile Frank Lampard’s Derby will hoping to get back on track.

They host Ipswich, looking to end a run of of back-to-back defeats.

Bottom of the table QPR welcome Bristol City to Loftus Road, while winless Hull go to Rotherham


Team Ireland get their campaign under way this afternoon at the World Youth Championships in Hungary.

European silver medallist Dearbhla Rooney is first up today.

The Leitrim featherweight fights Panpatchara Somnuek in the last 32.

This evening, Sligo’s Dean Clancy fights in the last 32 of the men’s flyweight division.

He goes up against American Asa Stevens.


Cavan have confirmed the appointment of Mickey Graham as their new senior football manager.

The former Ulster championship winner with the county was officially ratified by the county board last night.

Graham has led St Columba’s to back-to-back Longford senior titles, as well as previously managing Cavan’s minor side.