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On This Day - Apr 20 1976: Republic of Ireland goalkeeper Shay Given is born

ON THIS DAY 

1912: The Boston Red Sox opened Fenway Park, which is now the oldest ballpark in Major League Baseball.

1981: Steve Davis won the first of his six world snooker titles by beating Doug Mountjoy 18-12 in the final at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield.

2007: Peter Moores was named as the permanent successor to Duncan Fletcher as England coach.

2014: Lewis Hamilton added another flourish for the record books, winning a third consecutive Grand Prix for the first time in his career as he led from start to finish in China.

BIRTHDAYS

Maurice Bamford (rugby league) - former Great Britain coach, born 1936.

aymond van Barneveld (darts) - former PDC World Darts champion, born 1967.

Alan McLoughlin (soccer) - former Portsmouth, Swindon and Republic of Ireland midfielder, born 1967.

Shay Given (soccer) - Aston Villa and Republic of Ireland goalkeeper, born 1976.

QUICK QUIZ BLITZ

1. Which current Premier League clubs did Harry Kane play for on loan prior to establishing himself in the Tottenham team?

2. How old is Mercedes Formula One driver Nico Rosberg?

3. Who made a try-scoring return as Ulster hammered Zebre in the PRO12 rugby clash at the weekend?

4. How many Yorkshire clubs has Neil Warnock managed?

5. What counties will contest the 2016 All-Ireland GAA Under 21 Football Championship final?

(See quiz answers at bottom)

SPORT ON TV

Today

SOCCER: Premier League, Liverpool v Everton - Sky Sports 1, 1930; Scottish Championship, Hibernian v Rangers - Sky Sports 2, 1930; La Liga, Deportivo La Coruna v Barcelona - Sky Sports 3, 1845; Real Madrid v Villarreal - Sky Sports 3, 2100; Serie A, Sassuolo v Sampdoria - BT Sport 2, 1730; Juventus v Lazio - BT Sport 2, 1930; Roma v Torino - BT Sport/ESPN, 1945; Eredivisie - Heerenveen v Ajax - Sky Sports 4, 1935.

CYCLING: Fleche-Wallonne - Eurosport 1, 1330; Tour of Croatia - Eurosport 2, 1300.

CRICKET: IPL, Mumbai Indians v Royal Challengers Bangalore - Sky Sports 2, 1500.

SNOOKER: World Championship - BBC Two England, 1000 & Eurosport 1 & 2, 1000.

TENNIS: ATP, Barcelona Open - Sky Sports 1, 1230; WTA, Porsche Tennis Grand Prix, Stuttgart - BT Sport 1, 1100.

BASEBALL: Kansas City Royals v Detroit Tigers - BT Sport/ESPN - 0000 (Thu).

BASKETBALL: NBA Playoffs, Los Angeles Clippers v Portland Trail Blazers - BT Sport 1, 0330 (Thu).

Tomorrow

SOCCER: Premier League, Arsenal v West Brom - Sky Sports 1, 1900; Women's Super League, Arsenal v Chelsea - BT Sport 1, 1730; La Liga, Real Sociedad v Getafe - Sky Sports 5, 1925.

CRICKET: IPL, Gujarat Lions v Sunrisers Hyderabad - Sky Sports 3, 1500.

CYCLING: Tour of Croatia - Eurosport 2, 1330.

RUGBY LEAGUE: Super League, Wigan v Huddersfield - Sky Sports 3, 1930.

GOLF: European Tour, Shenzhen International - Sky Sports 4, 0530; PGA Tour, Valero Texas Open - Sky Sports 4, 2000.

SNOOKER: World Championship - BBC Two England, 1300, Eurosport 1, 1300, & Eurosport 2, 1500.

TENNIS: ATP, Barcelona Open - Sky Sports 1, 1230; WTA, Porsche Tennis Grand Prix, Stuttgart - BT Sport 1, 1100

BASEBALL: MLB, Atlanta Braves v Los Angeles Dodgers - BT Sport/ESPN - 1700; Texas Rangers v Houston Astros - BT Sport/ESPN, 0100 (Fri).

BASKETBALL: NBA Playoffs, Houston Rockets v Golden State Warriors - BT Sport 1, 0230 (Fri).

DARTS: Premier League Darts, Bournemouth - Sky Sports 2, 1900.

QUICK QUIZ BLITZ answers: 1. Norwich and Leicester; 2. 30; 3. Tommy Bowe; 4. Five - Scarborough, Huddersfield, Sheffield United, Leeds and Rotherham; 5. Cork and Mayo.

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