Lunchtime Sports Update

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SOCCER

Irish under-21 international Conor Masterson has been given a contract extension by his club Queens Park Rangers.

The Dubliner moved to Loftus Road a year ago and initially signed a two-year deal after he was let go by Liverpool.

He made 13 appearances last season and scored one goal.

The extension ties him to the English Championship club until at least 2023.

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Manchester United Mason Greenwood has apologised after breaching coronavirus quarantine guidelines in Iceland.

The eighteen-year-old striker was kicked out of the England squad along with Phil Foden ahead of their Nations League match against Denmark.

The English F-A opened an investigation after a newspaper report claimed the duo met two women in a separate part of the team hotel in Iceland after their Nations League win there.

Greenwood has apologised to his England manager Gareth Southgate and his club and said “this is a lesson I will learn from”.

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England’s match against the Danes kicks off at 7.45 tonight.

Southgate expects a more open match than against Iceland last weekend

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The entire Belgium squad will be tested for coronavirus today ahead of their game with Iceland after one player produced a positive result.

TENNIS

The US Open quarter-finals begin at Flushing Meadows later today.

First up on the Arthur Ashe court in the women’s singles from 5PM, American Jennifer Brady takes on Yulia Putintseva of Khazakhstan.

After that it’s the men’s singles with Croatia’s Borna Coric up against German fifth seed Alexander Zverev

Later tonight Naomi Osaka plays Shelby Rogers and Pablo Carreno Busta takes on Denis Shapovalov.

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World number one Ashleigh Barty has confirmed that she won’t be defending her French Open tennis title later this month.

The Australian – who won her first Grand Slam at Roland Garros last year – has cited concerns around the coronavirus as her reason for not travelling to the event in Paris.

GAELIC GAMES

Conor McKenna is set to return home after announcing his retirement from Aussie Rules.

The 24-year-old Tyrone native joined Essendon in 2014 and played 79 times for the Melbourne club.

McKenna has admiited on several occasions in the past that he struggled with homesickness throughout his AFL career.

HORSE RACING

There are seven races over jumps at Punchestown today, with the first one off at twenty-past-one.

And there’s an eight race flat fixture at Galway, beginning at 4pm.