Morning Sports Update

GOLF

Justin Thomas and Ryan Moore share top spot at the SBS Tournament of Champions.

The pair are 12 under after second successive 67s and one better off than Patrick Reed and Jimmy Walker.

TENNIS

The world’s top two players meet in the final of the Qatar Open this afternoon.

Andy Murray takes on defending champion Novak Djokovic in their last game before the Australian Open.

DARTS

It’s the opening day of the B-D-O World Darts Championship at the Lakeside.

Defending champion Scott Waites must wait until Tuesday to get his campaign underway but top-seed Glen Durrant is in action this afternoon.

He faces Nick Kenny in the opening match of the afternoon session.

AMERICAN FOOTBALL

The NFL’s post-season begins tonight with the first matches of the playoffs on the road to Super Bowl 51.

Rookie Connor Cook will deputise at quarter-back for Oakland in their match at the Houston Texans at 9.35.

2014 champions Seattle host the Detroit Lions in the early hours of tomorrow morning (1.15pm start).

HORSE RACING

The big race of the afternoon is the 32-Red Veterans’ Handicap Chase at Sandown at 3.

David Pipe’s dual Grade One winner Dynaste heads the 19-strong field for the contest where there’s 100-thousand pounds for the victor.

Sandown starts at 12.10

Here at home there’s a seven-race card at Cork with the first going to post at 12.50.

Cork is soft.