Wednesday Lunchtime Sports Update

GAELIC GAMES

Sean Cavanagh’s club have appealed the decision not to take any disciplinary action after their star player was hospitalised.

Cavanagh suffered a broken nose and concussion in Moy’s recent Championship game against Edendork.


The Tyrone County Board ruled the injuries merited no sanction, but Moy have called for the decision to reconsidered after viewing video footage.

GOLF

Rory McIlroy is determined not to be distracted by Tiger Woods at the Ryder Cup this week.

Woods’ first tournament victory in five years has given the American team a boost ahead of Friday’s tee off in Paris.

As he heads into this fifth Ryder Cup, McIlroy says the 14-time major champion can’t be Europe’s sole focus.


Jim Furyk has shot down suggestions that Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson could be paired together at this week’s Ryder Cup.

The veterans lost two matches when partnered at the 2004 tournament in Michigan and have not been paired together since.

Michelson indicated that he would welcome a reunion after they were grouped together at Le Golf National in Paris yesterday.

U-S captain Furyk is less enthusiastic, he has described paring as “not too likely”.

SOCCER

The third round of the English League Cup continues this evening.

The standout tie is a meeting of unbeaten Premier League sides Liverpool and Chelsea at Anfield.

Belgian goalkeeper Simon Mignolet will make his first appearance of the season for Reds tonight.

Chelsea are also expected to rotate their line-up, but top scorer Eden Hazard could still feature.

Liverpool Boss Jurgen Klopp says it isn’t significant that they then meet in the top-flight at the weekend.

Also tonight, Tottenham play host to Watford.

Arsenal begin their League Cup campaign in excellent form later.

They go into their third-round tie at home to Championship side Brentford on the back of five straight wins in all competitions.

Boss Unai (pron: oo-nye) Emery has confirmed he’ll make changes.

But he wants those he selects to carry on their good run.

West Ham entertain League Two side Macclesfield Town.

And Nottingham Forest and Stoke meet in an all-Championship game at the City Ground.

Celtic aim to put aside their relatively poor top-flight start when they head to St Johnstone in the quarter-finals of the Scottish League Cup this evening.

Brendan Rodgers’ side are 6th in the Scottish Premiership.

He realises there’s plenty of time to turn things around.

RACING

All today’s action is in the UK where they go at:

Goodwood, on soft ground, from 2pm
Perth – good, good to soft in places, from 2.10
Redcar – good, good to soft in places, from 2.20
And on the standard track at Wolverhampton from 5.45.