Sunday sport: Verstappen wins US Grand Prix; Rory McIlroy leading CJ Cup

Sunday Sport: Verstappen Wins Us Grand Prix; Rory Mcilroy Leading Cj Cup Sunday Sport: Verstappen Wins Us Grand Prix; Rory Mcilroy Leading Cj Cup
Red Bull Racing's Dutch driver Max Verstappen races during the Formula One United States Grand Prix, at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, on October 23, 2022. (Photo by Patrick T. FALLON / AFP) (Photo by PATRICK T. FALLON/AFP via Getty Images)
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Updated: 9.55pm

Here's the latest updates from today's sporting action...


Rory McIlroy's final round at the CJ Cup is underway at South Carolina. He goes in search of his fourth ranking tournament of the season.

The reigning champion is one stroke ahead of the field on 17-under-par, with four holes left to play.

Shane Lowry finished one over for the day, with an overall score of six-under-par.

Formula One

Max Verstappen has won the US Grand Prix, clinching the Constructors Championship for Red Bull

Ferrari driver Carlos Sainz took pole position for the United States Grand Prix, but was out of the race in a matter of seconds after his car spun out in the first lap.



County football and hurling finals are being played throughout the country today.

In Tipperary, Kilruane MacDonaghs defeated Kiladangan by a goal to win their Senior Hurling Championship.

In football, the Glen were victorious over Slaughtneil in the Derry senior championhsip for the second year in a row on a score-line of 1-12 to 7 points.

While in Kerry, Kerins O' Rahillys are county champions after defeating Templenoe by a single point

In the Dublin Senior Hurling Final, Kilmacud Crokes were down to 14 men for the closing minutes against Na Fianna, but nonetheless triumphed 0-20 0-17 to claim the title. The win makes the Stillorgan club double county champions for the second year in a row having beaten Na Fianna last Sunday in the county football final.

In the 2.30pm throw-ins in the Leinster Football Championship, Laois' Portarlington came from behind to beat Wexford's Castletown 1-11 to 0-10, while Ardee St Mary's from Louth beat Colmcille of Longford, 3-7 to 1-7.

Ballyea performed a remarkable smash-and-grab to claim the Clare SHC title, beating Eire Óg by a single point: 2-14 to 1-16.


Newcastle held off Spurs to emerge 2-1 victors in their Premier League clash in London. The north-east club now sit forth in the league table. Miguel Almiron and Callum Wilson provided the goals for the Toon.


Four games in the Premier League kicked off at 2pm.

At St Mary's, Southampton fought back to draw 1-1 with Arsenal. A goal from Granit Xhaha in the 11th minute put the Gunners ahead, but Stuart Armstrong responded after the break.

Elsewhere, Leicester put in a huge shift to beat Wolves 4-0, the goals coming from Youri Tielemans, Harvey Barnes, James Maddison and Jamie Vardy.

Aston Villa got a similar result against Brentford, with Leon Bailey, Danny Ings and Ollie Watkins getting the scores, while Leeds lost out 3-1 to Fulham.

Republic of Ireland international Matt Doherty was dropped to the bench by Spurs manager Antonio Conte.


Republic of Ireland captain Katie McCabe featured in Arsenal's 2-0 win over Liverpool in the Women's Super League (WSL), with the goals coming from Lia Walti and Frida Maanum.

West Ham beat Reading 3-2 in the 3pm kick-off, while Manchester United dispatched of Leicester, one goal to nil.

Later, the last game of the day sees Brighton entertain champions Chelsea from 6.45pm.


Ireland's cricketers were comfortably beaten by Sri Lanka at the T20 World Cup on Sunday morning.

They lost by nine wickets in Hobart, with Sri Lanka sealing victory with 30 balls remaining.

Next up for Ireland is England on Wednesday.


Belfast's Padraig McCrory was crowned the IBO light-heavyweight world champion last night in Frankfurt.

That was after a sixth round knockout of Germany's Leon Bunn.

It saw him extend his professional record to a perfect 15-0.

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