Wednesday Morning Sports Update

New manager Brendan Rodgers watched from stands as Leicester City beat Brighton and Hove Albion 2-1 in the Premier League last night.

Jamie Vardy hit the back of the net to hand the Foxes their first win at the King Power Stadium since St Stephen’s Day.

Rodgers says he was honoured to sign a contract that runs until June 2022.

Caretaker boss Mike Stowell says it is a hugely positive appointment.

Everton brought a run of three straight defeats to an end with a 3-nil victory over Cardiff in Wales last night.

Newcastle ended Burnley’s eight game unbeaten run with a 2-nil win at St James’ Park.

Huddersfield gave their slim chances of survival a boost by beating Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-nil at the John Smith’s Stadium.

Leeds United have missed the chance to return to the top of the Championship table.

The Yorkshire club remain third following a 1-nil defeat at Queens Park Rangers.

Celtic begin life after Brendan Rodgers with a Scottish Premiership tie against Hearts at Tynecastle tonight.

Neil Lennon is back in charge of the team, while Damien Duff has been promoted to first team coach.

RUGBY

Joey Carbery could miss the rest of the Six Nations.

Reports claim the Munster out-half’s hamstring injury is worse than initially feared.

Carbery could also be a doubt for Munster’s Champions Cup quarter final against Edinburgh next month.

Leinster prop Jack McGrath is said to be considering a shock move to Ulster.

BOXING

It looks like there will be a delay in the heavyweight boxing rematch between Tyson Fury and WBC champion Deontay Wilder.

The pair were involved in a dramatic draw in December and were thought likely to fight again in May or June.

But, the WBC president says British fighter, Fury, will take on another fight before facing Wilder.

RACING

There’s no racing in Ireland today but there are four meetings in the UK.

The going at Wincanton is good; good-to-soft in places and they’re off at 1.20

Musselburgh is also good; good-to-soft in places, starting at 2.10.

They run on the standard tracks at Southwell and Kempton at 2.30 and 4.55 respectively.