Thursday Morning Sports Update


Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson is a doubt for Sunday’s Premier League showdown with Liverpool.

He sustained a muscle injury in the 1-1 Champions League draw with Atalanta.

Sub goalkeeper Claudio Bravo was then sent off, so Kyle Walker ended the match in goal.

Elsewhere, Tottenham beat Red Star Belgrade 4-0 in Serbia, with Heung Min Son scoring twice.

In the Europa League tonight, Manchester United will qualify for the last 32 with two games to spare should they defeat Partizan Belgrade at Old Trafford.


Johnny Sexton says it’s going to take longer than a couple of weeks to recover from Ireland’s Rugby World Cup exit.

Ireland were humbled by Japan and then well beaten by the All Blacks in the last eight.

The Ireland out half was very disappointed with how things went.


Shane Lowry has two chances at winning the Race to Dubai, starting in the Turkish Airlines Open today.

Lowry is third in the rankings behind Bernd Wiesberger (PRON: Vees-burger) and Jon Rahm.

Padraig Harrington is also in the field.

Andrea Pavan is the early leader on 2 under.


There’s a seven-race card in Thurles this afternoon with the first off at ten to 1.

The going is good to yielding.

Cross Channel

Newbury – 12.55, good, good to soft in places

Market Rasen – 1.05, soft, good to soft on the hurdle course

Sedgefield – 1.15, soft, heavy in places

Chelmsford – 4.25, standard

Southwell – 4.40, standard