Sport in Short: Football

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LEAGUE OF IRELAND League Cup First round (group matches): Athlone 0 Monaghan 0; Bray Wanderers 0 Shamrock Rovers 0; Derry City 1 Sligo Rovers 0; Drogheda 1 Dundalk 0; Home Farm 0 St Patrick's Athletic 2; Limerick 2 Longford 0; University College Dublin 1 St James's Gate 0; Waterford 1 Kilkenny 2.

PONTINS LEAGUE First Division: Leicester 0 Sheffield Wednesday 2; Newcastle 3 Sunderland 2; Nottingham Forest 4 Rotherham 0; Sheffield United 3 Notts County 4. Second Division: Port Vale 4 Burnley 0; West Brom 2 Blackpool 0; York 1 Oldham 1.

COWIES INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL (Sunderland): Under-16 semi-finals: Rangers 2 Nottingham Forest 1; Manchester United 3 Norwich City 0.

SKOL CUP Revised Fourth-round draw: Tuesday 25 August: Kilmarnock v St Johnstone. Wednesday 26 August: Dundee United v Rangers, Hearts v Celtic, Falkirk v Aberdeen.

WEDNESDAY'S LATE RESULTS: Neville Ovenden Combination First Division: Oxford 2 Portsmouth 1. Friendly: Benfica 2 Real Madrid 0.

ENGLAND UNDER-19 TRAINING SQUAD: Aoup (Brentford), Barmby (Spurs), Bart-Williams (Sheff Wed), Berry (A Villa), Butt (Man Utd), Campbell (Spurs), Caskey (Spurs), Edghill (Man City), Harriott (Oldham), Howe (Nottm For), Hughes (Crewe), Johnson (Norwich), Lee (Arsenal), Mahorn (Spurs), Marlowe (Spurs), Mike (Man City), Minton (Spurs), Myers (Chelsea), Pearce (Chelsea), Pollock (M'boro), Read (Arsenal), Sheppard (Watford), Thompson (Newcastle), Tinkler (Leeds), Unsworth (Everton), Warner (Nottm For), D Watson (Barnsley), S Watson (Newcastle).