Morning Sports Update

Golf

Tiger Woods says he doesn’t think it’ll be too long before he wins a tournament again.

The 14-time Major winner went close at both The Open and US PGA recently.


He last lifted a trophy in 2013, and has since been blighted by injury and personal problems.

With the latest event in America getting under way in New Jersey this afternoon, Woods says this could be his week.

ATHLETICS

Ireland can add to their five medals today at the World Para-Athletics European Championships in Berlin.

First into action is Jordan Lee, who makes his debut in the men’s high jump T-47 final.

World record holder Jason Smyth goes in the second heat of the men’s 100-metres T-13 – that’s due off at 10.21, Irish time.

Should he qualify, the final for that event will take place around quarter to 7 this evening.

In the evening session, Lisburn’s David Leavy goes in the final of the men’s 15-hundred metres T-38.

And after a 5th place finish in the 400-metres last night, Patrick Monahan returns in his favoured 800-metres T-53.

GAELIC GAMES

It’s reported that Cuala boss Mattie Kenny is the new front-runner to become Waterford senior hurling manager.

Kenny, who has led the Dublin club to back-to-back All-Ireland hurling titles, is reportedly the top-target for the Deise, to replace Derek McGrath, who stepped down following this year’s Munster Championship elimination.

Cork native Pat Ryan had previously looked like being the favourote, before ruling himself out of contention.

Carnacon are to appeal the decision to expel them from this year’s Mayo Ladies Football Championship.

A meeting of the Ladies Football County Board on Tuesday voted to throw the defending champions out of the 2018 competition as they had brought the game into disrepute.

It follows the decision of 12 players, 8 of which play for Carnacon, to withdraw from the Mayo panel before June’s qualifier with Cavan.

SOCCER

Aston Villa equalised in the 95th minute to maintain their unbeaten start to the Championship season last night.

They drew 2-all with Brentford at Villa Park.

Stoke continue to struggle following their relegation from the Premier League – as they were thumped 3-nil at home by Wigan.

Bolton are yet to lose a game after winning 1-nil against Birmingham.

Reading picked up their first point in a 2-all draw at Blackburn, while Sheffield Wednesday got past Millwall 2-1.

Norwich claimed a 2-nil victory over Preston.

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Both Glasgow clubs are in playoff round action in the Europa League this evening.

Having fallen into the competition from the Champions League, Celtic make the trip to Lithuania to face Suduva.

While Steven Gerrard’s Rangers welcome Russian side Ufa to Ibrox.

Elsewhere, Burnley are in Greece to face European stalwarts, Olympiacos.