Thursday Morning News Update

SOCCER

Republic of Ireland international Richard Keogh scored the winning penalty to send Derby County into the fourth round of the F-A Cup last night.

The Championship side came from two goals down to edge past Southampton at St Mary’s thanks to spot kicks.

It was not such a good night for Shane Long.

The Tipperary man watched the Saints exit the competition after being forced off injured.

The result hands Derby a fourth round trip to League One Accrington Stanley.

Rams boss Frank Lampard is thrilled Keogh scored the winner.

GOLF

Shane Lowry is preparing to tee off on Day 2 of the Abu Dhabi Championship.

The Offaly man has spent the night three shots clear at top of the leader board thanks to record equalling 10 under par first round of 62.

He has since been joined in top spot by England’s Lee Westwood, who playing the final hole

Paul Dunne will miss the cut after finishing on two-over par.

Lowry missed a birdie chance on his final hole yesterday, but is dwelling on that.

TENNIS

Former champion, Stan Wawrinka, has been knocked out of the Australian Open this morning.

The 2014 champion lost his second round match to the 2016 Wimbledon runner up Milos Raonic in a four hour battle.

Top Seed Simona Halep has been taken to a final set by American Sofia Kenin.

RACING

There’s no racing in Ireland again today.

In the UK, they run at Market Rasen from 12.30 – the chase track is good to soft, the hurdle course is good, good to soft in places

Ludlow is good, and good to firm in places with the first off at 12.40.

Wincanton starts at 12.50 – the going is good there.

They run on the standard track at Newcastle from 3.55.