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Lunchtime Sports Update

Feb 3, 2021 13:02 By brendan
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Cork senior football manager Ronan McCarthy and his Down counterpart Paddy Tally have been handed three month bans by Croke Park.

They were punished for misconduct after overseeing members of their inter county squads gathering for training sessions last month, despite the ban on such GAA activity during the pandemic.

Both counties have the right to appeal.
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BOXING
The British Boxing Board of Control say they cannot prevent Daniel Kinahan from having a role in the sport.

Robert Smith, the General Secretary of the Board, has said they are powerless to regulate "advisers" to boxers.

SOCCER
Cork City Defender Jake O’Brien has completed a loan move to English Premier League club Crystal Palace.

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The deal will run until June and includes an option to buy for the London outfit, who have added O’Brien to their U23 squad.

The 19-year-old centre-back broke into Cork City’s first-team in 2019, before going on to make nine senior appearances for the Leesiders last season.
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Manchester United equalled the Premier League record by beating Southampton 9-0 at Old Trafford last night.

Southampton teenager Alex Jankewitz was sent off 79 seconds into his debut at Old Trafford.

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United then proceeded to win by 9 goals to nil, with the Saints ending the night with nine men.
Southampton have now requested that referees Mike Dean and Lee Mason don't officiate their games in future.

The Saints were unhappy with Mike Dean's performance at Old Trafford. While Lee Mason was the ref when Southampton lost 1-0 at Aston Villa last weekend.

The 9-nil win means United are now level on points with leaders Manchester City at the top of the table. Man City have 2 games in hand.
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Elsewhere, David Luiz and Berno Leno were sent off as Arsenal slumped to a 2-1 defeat at Wolves.
Crystal Palace won 2-1 at Newcastle,
And Sheffield United were 2-1 winners over West Brom in the battle of the bottom two.

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Tonight, leaders Manchester City go to Burnley for a 6pm kick off at Turf Moor.

Also at that time, Fulham play Leicester City at Craven Cottage.

At 7.30, it's Leeds United up against Everton at Elland Road.

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Champions Liverpool face Brighton at Anfield from 8.15.

There's also a quarter past 8 kick off for the match involving Aston Villa and West Ham United at Villa Park.
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Bournemouth have sacked their manager Jason Tindall.

It followed a run of four straight defeats in the Championship.

Republic of Ireland striker Shane Long only joined the club on loan this week.

OLYMPICS
No chanting or singing will be allowed at this summer's Olympic Games in Tokyo.

It's one of the rules published in the first of several 'playbooks' that organisers will send to those attending the event.

Athletes will also have the amount of time they can spend in the village restricted.

Horse Racing
2 races abandoned due to weather in the UK. Both Exeter and Leicester were deemed waterlogged and unraceable today.

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