EVERY WEEKDAY MORNING, TheScore.ie brings you the stories you need to know before 9am.
1. #FA CUP Liverpool cruised into a quarter-final meeting with Stoke City by beating Brighton 6-1 at Anfield on Sunday evening. Earlier in the day, Stevenage held Tottenham to a scoreless draw, while the Potters easily beat Crawley.
2. #FISTICUFFS Dereck Chisora was released without charge in Germany after he became embroiled in a tussle with David Haye after losing to Vitali Klitschko on Saturday night. Chisora had made some pretty appalling threats against his fellow Briton, you can watch the video here.
3. #AVANTHA Scotland’s Peter Whiteford controversially missed out on a victory at the Avantha Masters, having led at one stage, after he was disqualified in the last round, allowing South African Jbe Kruger to gain victory.
4. #GAA Leinster and Connacht won their respective hurling Interprovincial semi-finals yesterday. A Kilkenny-heavy Leinster side saw off Munster 3-14 to 1-16 at Nowlan Park while Connacht ran out 3-19 to 1-15 winners. In the football, Munster ran out three point winners over Leinster while Ulster had too much for Connacht in the other semi.
5. #PLAY-OFF Bill Haas landed a 45-foot birdie putt to win a three-man play-off for the Northern Trust Open in California last night.
The 29-year-old earned a play-off with Phil Mickelson and Keegan Bradley and after they went to a second play-off hole he denied Lefty a second title in as many weeks with that putt.
6. #SNOOKER Ding Junhui defeated Mark Selby 9-6 to land the Welsh Open in Newport last night.
7. #LEO Real Madrid put 13 points between them and Barcelona on Saturday night but Lionel Messi last night kept fighting the fight at he top of La Liga.
The Argentine hit four goals against third-placed Valencia at the Camp Nou. Here’s his last one:
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