1. #US MASTERS Rory McIlroy produced a sensational opening round at Augusta National to charge into a share of the lead at the Masters yesterday. He is joined on 65 by Alvaro Quiros.
2. #AINTREE It’s Ladies Day at the Liverpool course today ahead of tomorrow’s Grand National. Big Buck’s sealed a hat-trick of victories in the BGC Partners Liverpool Hurdle yesterday.
3. #HEINEKEN CUP Isa Nacewa has challenged Leinster to follow Ireland’s example and close down influential half-backs Toby Flood and Ben Youngs in their quarter-final against Leicester at the Aviva Stadium tomorrow.
4. #PREMIER LEAGUE Manchester United will plan without Wayne Rooney for tomorrow’s game with Fulham at Old Trafford.
The England striker was yesterday banned for two games because of his foul-mouthed rant at TV cameras last weekend.
5. #ROYAL APPOINTMENT Queen Elizabeth II will visit Croke Park as part of her official state visit next month, the GAA announced yesterday.
6. #TEKKERS We brought you this in yesterday’s YouTube Top 10, but it stands up to repeat viewings.