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Wednesday 25th April

 

FOOTBALL

Liverpool will be confident of reaching the Champions League final despite a late comeback from Roma last night. Mohamed Salah scored twice to help put Jurgen Klopp's side 5-nil up at Anfield in the first leg of their semi before the Italians hit back as the match finished 5-2. The teams meet again for the deciding game in Rome next Wednesday. Bayern Munich and Real Madrid are in action in the other last-four tie tonight.

 

Fraserburgh secured a 4th place finish in the Highland League and a place in next seasons Irn Bru cup after they came from behind to beat Strathspey 3 – 1 in their final game of the season. The Broch fell behind after four minutes but hit back nine minutes later as Willie West levelled, Michael Rae put the visitors in front after 31 mins and the game was sealed nine minutes after the break with Cameron Buchan header. Champions Cove Rangers ended their league campaign with a 3 nil defeat to Nairn in a game that boss John Sheran chose to rest the majority of his first team players ahead of their massive first leg pyramid play off tie with Spartans at Harlaw Park on Saturday. There are two games tonight Deveronvale end their season with a home tie against Fort William while Brora Rangers travel to face Rothes.

 

Celtic captain Scott Brown says Rangers should expect a backlash when they face them in Sunday's Old Firm match. Brendan Rodgers's side missed their first chance to retain the Scottish Premiership title by losing to Hibernian at the weekend. But their next opportunity is against their bitter rivals.

 

Germany's formally submitted its bid to host Euro 2024. The country's football association says staging the tournament in what it calls the "heart of Europe" would enable all participants to get the best fan support. Turkey's expected to hand in its dossier by Friday's deadline.

GOLF

Padraig Harrington says he wants to captain Europe's Ryder Cup golf team away to the USA in 2020 - rather than a home event. He says it would be "too much of a risk" to wait longer, with other players like Lee Westwood and Ian Poulter likely to be candidates in the future. Thomas Bjorn will captain Europe's bid to regain the trophy in Paris this September.

Scottish golfing superstars Paul Lawrie and Carly Booth have thrown their support behind the inaugural European Golf Team Championships is to be held at Gleneagles this August and will see male and female golfers compete together. They will compete for equal prize money in both a men's and women's team matchplay tournament as well as an 18-hole mixed foursomes strokeplay event. Players will represent their countries, with 16 teams of two in the matchplay competitions.

Tiger Woods will captain America's 2019 Presidents Cup golf team. Four-time major champion Ernie Els will be the international skipper for the contest in Australia next December. Woods has been criticized for his commitment to the USA in team golf, particularly at the Ryder Cup

The 150th Open Championship golf will take place at St Andrews. The 2021 tournament was widely expected to return to the famous Fife course and organisers the R and A have now confirmed it as the venue. The tournament was last at the Old Course in 2015 - when American Zach Johnson won the Claret Jug.

 

TENNIS

Andy Murray has decided not to make his comeback for injury at this weeks Glasgow trophy. He had considered playing in the event which get under way on Saturday. However the former world number one will instead continue his recovery from hip surgery away from competitive action. The next confirmed tournament in Murray's schedule is the Rosmalen grass-court event, the Libema Open, in Netherlands in May.

Caroline Wozniacki says she'll consider boycotting the Miami Open tennis next year following verbal abuse aimed at her family there last month. Denmark's Australian Open winner claims her parents received death threats from the crowd during a second-round defeat to Puerto Rico's Olympic champion Monica Puig who considers it her "home" tournament.

 

 

 
   

 

 

   
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