Morning Sports Update


Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu says they’ll wait for things to “calm down” before making any decisions following last night’s Champions League humiliation.

They were thrashed 8-2 in their quarter-final with Bayern Munich, to heap further pressure on head coach Quique Setien.

Defender Gerard Pique says the club have “hit rock bottom” and that drastic change is needed.


Bayern await the winners of this evening’s last-eight clash between Manchester City and Lyon.

City knocked out Spanish champions Real Madrid in the last-16.

City manager Pep Guardiola knows there’s still the potential for plenty more drama in the remaining matches


Dundalk boss Vinny Perth was left fuming by his Waterford counterpart John Sheridan last night.

Perth claims Sheridan referred to the SSE Airtricity Premier Division as a ‘pub league’ in their 2-2 draw at Oriel Park.

The Dundalk boss also says Sheridan told him he’d be getting sacked.

Elsewhere last night, Cork City beat Sligo 3-nil at Turner’s Cross.

Bohemians can close the gap on leaders Shamrock Rovers to 3-points this afternoon with a victory away to Finn Harps.

And a limited number of Shelbourne fans will be inside Tolka Park for their meeting with Derry.


Hibs look to maintain their perfect start to the new Scottish Premiership season when they entertain Motherwell this evening.

Celtic against Aberdeen has been postponed after players at both clubs broke coronavirus rules set out by the S-P-F-L and the Scottish government.


Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp has been named the Premier League’s manager of the season after guiding his team to their maiden title.

It was also the first time the Merseysiders had been crowned champions of England for 30 years.

Chelsea head coach Frank Lampard, Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers and Sheffield United’s Chris Wilder were also nominated for the prize.


Mark Selby accused Ronnie O’Sullivan of being disrespectful after their World Championship semi-final.

O’Sullivan won three frames in a row to complete a 17-16 victory and set up today’s final with Kyren Wilson.

The Crucible will have a limited number of fans inside for today’s action, which gets underway at half-one.


Promoter Eddie Hearn said Eric Donovan will fight again on a Matchroom card.

The Kildare boxer suffered an eight-round TKO in his IBF intercontinental super-featherweight contest with Zelfa Barrett.

Donovan looked to be ahead after five rounds, but was knocked down twice in the seventh.


Shane Lowry is one shot off the lead at the midway point of the Wyndham Championship on the P-G-A Tour.

The Open champion is nine-under-par after a second-round 63 in North Carolina.

Seamus Power is three-under into the weekend while Graeme McDowell missed the cut.


Ciara Mageean has set a new national one-thousand-metres record.

The Portaferry woman clocked 2-minutes-31-point-zeo–six to go almost three seconds faster than the previous best set by Sonia O’Sullivan in 1993.

Mageean was third in the race at the Diamond League in Monaco.


There’s an eight-race card at Dundalk this afternoon with the first off at five-to-1.

While a seven-race card at Tramore gets underway at twenty-to-5.