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Thurs pm Sport: Liverpool Bid for Norwich Defender; Lowry/McIlroy at US PGA; Higgins 147 Break

: 08/06/2020 - 17:55

Liverpool have reportedly made a 10-million pounds bid for Norwich left-back Jamal Lewis.

It’s believed the relegated club won’t entertain offers below 20-million.

Liverpool are said to have offered Norwich a substantial sell-on clause for the Northern Ireland international.

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Manchester United have confirmed Alexis Sanchez's unsuccessful stint at Old Trafford is over.

The forward has made his loan move to Inter Milan a permanent one.

Sanchez, who scored five goals in 45 appearances for United, has signed a 3 year deal with the Italian club.

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Premier League clubs have voted against retaining the five substitution rule for the upcoming season.

Following the resumption of the top flight in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, teams were allowed to make five alterations during matches to support player welfare.

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Rangers manager Steven Gerrard believes his side must score first tonight if they've any chance of reaching the Europa League quarter-finals.

They trail 3-1 heading into their last-16 second leg at Bayer Leverkusen, which kicked off at 5.55.

Wolves are at home against Greek side Olympiakos with their tie level at 1-all.

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Ireland head-coach Andy Farrell is welcoming the new eight-team international tournament due to take place this autumn.

His side are due to face England, Wales and Fiji in the pool stages of the competition in November.

Ireland are due to complete their Six Nations campaign in October,.

 

It was confirmed that the remaining games with Italy and France will be played on the final two Saturdays in October.

Farrell says Leinster’s Kiwi-born winger James Lowe will be part of his plans from November.

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UPDATE ON RTE/IE

 

AT 5.55pm:

The year’s first Major - the PGA Championship - is underway at Harding Park, San Francisco.

Shane Lowry is 1 over par after 5 holes.

Rory McIlroy is over after 4.

The early lead is held by a group on 2-under par, including Alexander Noren, Dustin Johnson and Jason Day.

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John Higgins recorded just the eleventh maximum break of 147 in Crucible history today.

The four-time champion levelled his World Championship second round match with Kurt Maflin at 8-frames apiece.

Three-time champ Mark Selby ended the morning session 5-3 down to surprise package Noppon Saengkham

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