On This Day - Feb 8: Olympic golden boy Michael Carruth sets up WBO title shot
ON THIS DAY
1984: The Los Angeles Raiders won their first American Football Conference Championship by beating Seattle 30-14.
1990: Thieves broke into Cardiff's Ninian Park and stole the £50,000 takings the club earned from an FA Cup tie with QPR.
1997: Ireland's first ever Olympic boxing gold medallist Michael Carruth from Dublin sets himself up for a WBO title shot by chalking up his 14th win out of 15 pro starts with victory over Portsmouth welterweight Paul Dyer in Milwall
1999: Arsenal won the race to sign Jermaine Pennant. Notts County put themselves in line for a windfall of up to £2million after selling the15-year-old to the Gunners.
2007: The Scottish Football Association rejected Scotland manager Walter Smith's request to be relieved of his duties. Smith eventually joined Rangers, with Alex McLeish succeeding him as national team boss.
2012: Fabio Capello resigned as England manager following a meeting with Football Association chiefs at Wembley Stadium.
2012: Harry Redknapp was cleared of taking bungs in an offshore tax dodge.
2013: Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson was fined £12,000 after being found guilty of misconduct in relation to comments he made about assistant referee Simon Beck following a draw against Tottenham.
Mohammad Azharuddin (cricket) - former India captain who played in 99 Tests, born 1963.
Hristo Stoichkov (soccer) - former Bulgaria and Barcelona forward who was voted European Footballer of the Year for 1994, born 1966.
Ulises de la Cruz (soccer) - former Aston Villa, Reading and Ecuador full-back, born 1974.
Khaled Mashud (cricket) - former Bangladesh wicketkeeper, born 1976.
Stephen Wright (soccer) - former Liverpool and Sunderland defender, born 1980.
Javi Garcia (soccer) - former Manchester City midfielder now playing for Zenit St Petersburg, born 1987.
Carl Jenkinson (soccer) - West Ham's on-loan Arsenal defender, born 1992.
SPORT ON TV
CRICKET: Third one-day international, New Zealand v Australia - Sky Sports 2 0600.
TENNIS: ATP Rotterdam Open - Sky Sports 3 1000 & Sky Sports 1 1830.
BASKETBALL: NBA, Detroit Pistons v Toronto Raptors - BT Sport 1 0030 (Tuesday).
CRICKET: Third one-day international, South Africa v England - Sky Sports 2 1100; First T20, India v Sri Lanka - Sky Sports 1 1350.
SOCCER: FA Cup fourth-round replay, West Ham v Liverpool - BT Sport 2 1915.
TENNIS: WTA St Petersburg Ladies' Trophy - BT Sport 1 0800-1930; ATP Rotterdam Open - Sky Sports 3 1000 & Sky Sports 1 1830.
SKIING: World Cup Nordic Combined from Trondheim, Norway - Eurosport 1 1145 & 1400; World Cup ski jumping from Trondheim, Norway - Eurosport 1 1745.
BASKETBALL: NBA, New York Knicks v Washington Wizards - BT Sport 1 0100 (Wednesday); NBA, Golden State Warriors v Houston Rockets - BT Sport 1 0330 (Wednesday).
QUICK QUIZ BLITZ
1 What name links sports teams based in Sale, Sheffield, Sussex and San Jose?
2 Gareth Bale began his career at which club?
3 GAA: Who contested the 2006 GAA National Football League final?
4 MIke Ford is the coach of which rugby union team?
5 Who did Wayne McCullough defeat to win the WBC bantamweight crown in 1995?
Answers: 1 Sharks 2 Southampton 3 Kerry 2-11 Galway 0-11 4 Bath 5 Yasuei Yakushiji in Nagoya, Japan