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Thurs Lunch Sport: Chelsea Sign Moroccan International; Rory McIlroy Tees off as World No. 1

: 02/13/2020 - 13:01

Chelsea have confirmed they've agreed a deal with Ajax to sign Hakim Ziyech .

The Moroccan international will move to Stamford Bridge in the summer, after he's agreed personal terms.

The transfer is thought to be worth up to 45-million Euro.

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Kieran Lucid is to meet with Irish League clubs in Belfast later in a bid to gain support for his proposed All-Island League.

The businessman is also expected to speak to the IFA, who have voiced opposition to the project.

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Manchester United striker Odion Ighalo is training away from his new teammates, due to concerns over the coronavirus.

The Nigerian forward was a deadline day signing on loan from Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua.

As a precaution, Ighalo didn't travel to United's winter training camp in Spain.
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Rory McIlroy tees off as world number 1 for the first time in nearly five years today.

He's grouped with Dustin Johnson and Patrick Cantlay for the opening round of the Genesis Open on the US PGA Tour in Los Angeles.
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A 13-strong Irish boxing team has been confirmed for next month's Olympic qualifiers in London.

Former world lighweight champion Kellie Harrington is part of the group along with European champions Kurt Walker and Aoife O'Rourke.

Flyweight Brendan Irvine will be hoping to book his spot at a second successive games, having been part of the team in Rio in 2016.

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Flanker John Hodnett will make his Munster debut in their Guinness PRO14 match against the Southern Kings tomorrow evening.

A Grand Slam winner with the Ireland under-20s last season, he's been selected in a back-row which also includes Jack O’Donoghue and Arno Botha.

Chris Farrell joins Dan Goggin in midfield with J-J Hanrahan selected at out-half for the game at Cork's Irish Independent Park.

James Cronin, Niall Scannell and John Ryan form an all Irish international front-row.

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Rugby's World Sevens Series is the latest event to be rescheduled due to the coronavirus outbreak.

The Hong Kong and Singapore rounds have now been moved from April to October.

 

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