Lunchtime Sports Update

Soccer

A social media boycott by some professional footballers is underway.

Troy Deeney, Chris Smalling and Danny Rose are all supporting the players’ union in a stand against racist abuse.


The PFA’s asked ALL members to join in with the ‘Enough’ campaign which started at 9am and runs for 24 hours.

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Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has urged his players to move on from their Champions League exit.

United were swept aside 4-0 by Barcelona across the two legs, including a 3-0 loss at the Nou Camp this week.

Solskjaer’s team start the weekend sixth in the Premier League – two points off the top four – and take on Everton on Sunday.

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It’s a milestone weekend for Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe.

When his side take on Fulham in the Premier League tomorrow, it’ll be Howe’s 500th game in management.

Bournemouth are 10 points above the relegation zone after last week’s 5-0 win over Brighton.

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There’s a full programme in the Football League today.

Championship leaders Norwich welcome Sheffield Wednesday to Carrow Road in the pick of the games in the second tier.

Golf

Ireland’s Shane Lowry carded an impressive opening round at the RBC Heritage in South Carolina.

He sits one shot clear at the top of the leaderboard with a six-under-par round of 65, with five players a shot further back.

World number one Dustin Johnson finished on three under, while Francesco Molinari struggled to put his Masters disappointment behind him, carding a three-over 74.

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