Lunchtime Sports Update

SOCCER

Tributes are being paid to England’s 1966 World Cup-winning goalkeeper Gordon Banks, who has died at the 81.

Regarded as one of the game’s greatest net minders, Banks was named FIFA goalkeeper of the year on six occasions.

He will be remembered for making a wonder save against Pele at the 1970 World Cup, but also had a short stint at St Patrick’s Athletic.

Banks kept a clean sheet during a 1-nil win over Shamrock Rovers at Richmond Park in 1977.

Teams across Europe will remember Emiliano Sala this week.

UEFA have announced that a minute’s silence will be observed at all upcoming Champions League and Europa League fixtures.

It follows the confirmation that the 28 year old Cardiff City striker died in a plane crash near the Channel Islands.

His former Nantes team mates wore black shirts over the weekend, while the French club’s supporters held up the number 9 in Sala’s memory.

RACING

Racing will resume in the U-K tomorrow.

Officials decided to end the equine flu’s six day shutdown late last night.

The British Horseracing Authority’s chief executive Nick Rust is confident they have contained the outbreak

TENNIS

Naomi Osaka has split with her coach just 16 days after winning the Australian Open.

The Japanese 21-year-old had been working with Sascha Bajin for just over a year.

The German coach helped Osaka win back to back Grand Slam titles and rise from world number 72 to the top of the rankings.