Sunday sports: Munster swat Wasps aside at Thomond Park

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Sunday Sports: Munster Swat Wasps Aside At Thomond Park Sunday Sports: Munster Swat Wasps Aside At Thomond Park
Munster cruised in their game against Wasps while Connacht came up short away against Stade Francais. Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan
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Rugby

Munster hammered Wasps 45-7 in Pool A of the Heineken Champions Cup this afternoon.

That is four wins from four for Johann van Graan's side.

Two tries from Simon Zebo was the icing on the cake for a team who are in good form heading into the last 16.

Elsewhere, Connacht lost 37-31 to Stade Francais in their final pool game.

The westerners were already through to the knock-out stage prior to the game.

Soccer

Chelsea have got back to winning ways, beating Tottenham 2-0 in the main Premier League game of the day

Hakim Ziyech and Thiago Siilva with the goals for the hosts at Stamford Bridge.

Elsewhere, today Liverpool beat Crystal Palace 3-1 at Selhurst Park thanks to goals from Virgil van Dijk and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and a Fabinho penalty.

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The win reduces Manchester City's lead at the top of the table to nine points and Liverpool have a ame in hand.

While Arsenal missed out on the chance to go into the top four as they played out a scoreless draw with Burnley at the Emirates.

And it finished up 1-1 between Leicester City and Brighton at the King Power Stadium.

GAA

Kilkenny's Ballyhale Shamrocks beat Galway champions St. Thomas' by a single point in their AIB All-Ireland club senior hurling championship semi-final at Semple Stadium today.

TJ Reid with both Shamrocks goals in the game that finished up 2-15 to 20 points.

They will face Waterford's Ballygunner in the decider.

They beat Derry champions Slaughtneil 2-19 to 1-17 in their semi-final at Parnell Park earlier on.

Billy O'Keeffe with both goals for Ballygunner.

Golf

Seamus Power has gotten his final round of the American Express Championship underway.

The Waterford native starts the day 16-under-par, 4th on the leaderboard and just two shots off the lead.

France's Paul Barjon and Lee Hodges of the United States share that lead on 18-under.

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Shane Lowry and Rory McIlroy finished up in a tie for 12th at Abu Dhabi Championship today.

McIlroy shot a 3-under-par final round of 69 while Lowry was 5-over today which left them both on 5-under-par.

Belgian Thomas Pieters won by a shot on 10-under.

Padraig Harrington finished up on 4-under.

Racing

The Paul Fahey trained 'Ballyshannon Rose' won the feature race at Thurles today the EBF Mares Novice Steeplechase.

That was after going off at a starting price of 7-to-2.

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