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Weekend Sports News Updates

: 28/11/2020 - 11:36

GAELIC GAMES

The first of this year's All Ireland hurling finalists will be decided tonight.

Kilkenny meet Waterford under the lights at Croke Park.

Richie Hogan starts for the Cats after his 1-2 against Galway helped win them the Leinster final.

While Waterford are unchanged from last week’s win over Clare ahead of the 6pm throw-in.

There’ll also be some silverware handed out at Croke Park this afternoon with Fermanagh meeting Louth in the final of the Lory Meagher Cup.

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Kingspan Breffni hosts the first of this weekend’s All Ireland Ladies Football semi-finals.

Reigning champions Dublin meet Armagh, with throw-in at 4.30.

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It’s semi-finals day in the Camogie Championship at Pairc Ui Chaoimh, with Cork going up against Kilkenny from 12.30.

At 2.15, defending champions Galway face Tipperary.

SOCCER

Late goals from Callum Wilson and Joelinton gave Newcastle a 2-nil win away to Crystal Palace last night.

The three-points saw Steve Bruce’s side crack the top-half of the table.

Today’s lunchtime start sees champions Liverpool away to Brighton

At 3, Manchester City play host to Burnley,

Leeds go to Everton at 5.30.

While strugglers West Brom and Sheffield United collide from 8.

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Wayne Rooney makes his managerial debut this afternoon as he leads Derby in their Championship match with Wycombe.

Bristol City could go top at lunchtime if they beat Reading.

RUGBY

England can secure a place in the final of rugby Autumn Nations Cup with a win over Wales this afternoon.

Eddie Jones' side have won their opening two games, while the Welsh have just one victory in their last seven matches.

Scotland have been awarded a 28-nil win over Fiji after this afternoon's clash was called off due to a coronavirus outbreak in the opposition squad.

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Meanwhile, today’s Pro 14 meeting of Connacht and Ospreys is off.

It’s after a member of the Welsh side tested positive for COVID-19.

SNOOKER

Mark Allen is in second round action at the UK Championship this evening.

He faces China's Chang Bingyu while Gerard Greene plays John Higgins.

BOXING

Mike Tyson makes his return to the boxing ring in the early hours of tomorrow.

The former undisputed heavyweight world champion faces another legend of the sport, Roy Jones Junior, in an exhibition fight in Los Angeles.

It will be contested over eight, two-minute rounds, but the result won't count on their professional records.

RACING

There’s an eight-race card at Fairyhouse today.

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