On This Day - Jan 27: Teak-tough Keith Wood landed on Irish soil... thank God...
ON THIS DAY
1913: American athlete Jim Thorpe was stripped of his pentathlon and decathlon gold medals from the 1912 Stockholm Olympics after it was discovered he had been paid for playing baseball a couple of years earlier.
1991: In Super Bowl XXV, the New York Giants beat the Buffalo Bills 20-19 to record the closest win in the event's history.
1998: Bradford confirmed caretaker-boss Paul Jewell as their new manager. He guided the Bantams to promotion to the top flight and kept them up the following season before quitting for Sheffield Wednesday.
1999: Sunderland offered free admission and attracted 33,517 supporters for a reserve fixture against Liverpool.
2004: Sevilla forward Jose Antonio Reyes signed for Arsenal.
2006: Robbie Fowler rejoined Liverpool from Manchester City on a free transfer.
2010: Manchester United beat Manchester City 3-1 in their Carling Cup semi-final second leg at Old Trafford for a 4-3 aggregate success.
2011: Manchester United goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar announced he would retire at the end of the season.
2013: Novak Djokovic beat Andy Murray 6-7 7-6 6-3 6-2 to win the Australian Open.
Hugh Porter (cycling) - four-time track world champion, born 1940.
Mike Newell (soccer) - former Blackburn striker. Previously manager of Hartlepool, Luton and Grimsby, born 1965.
Dean Headley (cricket) - former England and Kent seam bowler, born 1970.
Keith Wood (rugby union) - former Ireland hooker and captain, born 1972.
Nathan Blake (soccer) - former Wolves, Bolton, Cardiff and Wales striker, born 1972.
Chaminda Vaas (cricket) - former Sri Lanka seam bowler, born 1974.
Daniel Vettori (cricket) - former New Zealand spinner and captain, born 1979.
Marat Safin (tennis) - Russian winner of the 2000 US Open and 2005 Australian Open, born 1980.
Tony Woodcock (rugby union) - New Zealand World Cup-winning prop, born 1981.
Ricky van Wolfswinkel (soccer) - Norwich and Holland striker, currently on loan at Real Betis, born 1989.
SPORT ON TV
GAA: Allianz League Preview: David Moran Special - Setanta ireland 2100
SOCCER: Sporting Legends: Denis irwin- Setanta Ireland 2230: Capital One Cup semi-final second leg, Manchester City v Everton - Sky Sports 1 1900; Coppa Italia semi-final first leg, Juventus v Inter Milan - Sky Sports 2 1930; Eredivisie, Excelsior v PSV Eindhoven - Sky Sports 4 1935.
CRICKET: One-day international, New Zealand v Pakistan - Sky Sports 2 0100 (Thursday).
TENNIS: Australian Open - Eurosport 1 0800 (Wednesday) & 0230 (Thursday).
GOLF: European Tour, Qatar Masters - Sky Sports 4 0630 & 1100.
BASKETBALL: NBA, San Antonio Spurs v Houston Rockets - BT Sport 1 0100 (Thursday).
BASKETBALL:We Got Game- Irish Basketball - Setanta Ireland 1500
SOCCER: Eredivisie, Feyenoord v Heerenveen - Sky Sports 1 1935.
CRICKET: One-day international, New Zealand v Pakistan - Sky Sports 2 0600.
TENNIS: Australian Open - Eurosport 1 0800 (Thursday) & 0500 (Friday).
GOLF: European Tour, Qatar Masters - Sky Sports 4 0630 & 1100; PGA Tour, Farmers Insurance Open - Sky Sports 4 2100.