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Dublin: 4°C Monday 19 April 2021

The Morning Score: Tuesday

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Every morning brings you the stories you need to know before your first cup of coffee.

1. #LONDON 2012 Usain Bolt’s agent insists that the Jamaican sprinter is fighting fit, as he prepares to defend his 100m and 200m titles at the upcoming Olympic Games. “He’s back to normal, he’s back in full training and he’s good to go,” Ricky Simms told the Daily Telegraph.

“His body is back to normal. The muscle tightness has gone.”

2. #LOAN STAR Andy Carroll’s time at Liverpool has not quite gone as well as planned, and it seems there may be some truth to rumours linking the striker with a loan move to AC Milan. Reds manager Brendan Rodgers admits that he would have to consider letting the man who cost €35million go to get experience.

“It’s something I would have to look at, I have to be honest,” said the former Swansea boss.

“I’m not going to sit here and say I will never let anyone go on loan, then come in here in two weeks and a player’s gone, and you’re saying ‘you said you wouldn’t let them go’.”

3. #REBELS Cork attacker Patrick Kelly will visit a specialist on Tuesday to determine the extent of the groin injury that saw him being sidelined for last Sunday’s Munster football final against Clare.
Kelly was withdrawn from the Rebels side in a late change before throw-in at the Gaelic Grounds with Fintan Goold, who smashed home Cork’s opening goal, coming into the forward line as a replacement for the Ballincollig man.

4. #BETTING UEFA have reprimanded Jack Wilshere after he posted a tweet, suggesting he had bet on his own team in the Champions League in December. Having said that Emmanuel Frimpong was worth a £10 bet to open the scoring, he wrote, “Frimmy nearly won me some money there!”

Shortly afterwards, Wilshere insisted, “I didn’t actually bet on the game. I know we’re not allowed to! I was only messing just to be clear,” but that didn’t stop UEFA pushing some pencils around and launching a seven-month investigation. Yep. Seven months. Anyway, he got an official warning, the cheeky scamp.

5. #WIMBLEDON Yes, we know it finished on Sunday but if you haven’t seen these two Roger Federer shots, then you need to click in and take a couple of minutes to marvel at the genius of the man.

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