Thursday Evening Sports Update


Scotland’s poor start to their Euro 2020 qualifying group has cost Alex McLeish his job as manager.

A 3-nil defeat away to Kazakhstan was followed by an underwhelming 2-nil victory away to San Marino.

Scotland had already secured a playoff spot via the Nations League, but the SFA board believe a change in management is needed to “reinvigorate” their campaign.

Arsenal boss Unai Emery insists they won’t attempt to sit back on their 2-nil lead in tonight’s Europa League quarter final second leg away to Napoli.

Chelsea hold a 1-nil lead over Slavia Prague ahead of their second leg at Stamford Bridge.

Valencia lead Villareal 3-1 going into tonight’s game at the Mestalla.

While Benfica take a 4-2 lead to Eintracht Frankfurt.

Watford manager Javi Gracia says the club have lost an appeal against Troy Deeney’s red card.

The Premier League club’s captain was sent off just 11-minutes into Monday’s defeat to Arsenal after a clash with Lucas Torreira.

Deeney will now be banned for 3 matches but he’ll be back in time to play in the FA Cup Final against Manchester City.


Ireland’s Sam Bennett has maintained leadership of the Tour of Turkey.

The Bora-Hansgrohe rider followed his victories in the first two stages with a second place finish in today’s third stage.

Bennett now holds a 22-second lead on general classification over his team-mate Felix Grossschartner.


Shane Lowry’s making a decent effort to banish his poor Masters showing from memory.

The Offaly golfer leads the RBC Heritage following a 6-under par opening round of 65.