On This Day - May 3 1992: Derry GAA lift National League title, a launchpad for greater heights
ON THIS DAY
1921: Boxer 'Sugar' Ray Robinson - real name Walker Smith Jr - was born in Detroit. He won the welterweight title in 1946 and in 1951 took the middleweight crown. Only exhaustion prevented him winning a third title, light-heavyweight, when he retired in the 14th round against Joey Maxim in 1952. Robinson died in 1989.
1934: Boxer Sir Henry Cooper, the only man to win three Lonsdale belts outright, was born. Cooper's only attempt to win a world title ended in a sixth-round stoppage by Muhammad Ali in 1966, while he is best remembered for knocking Ali - then Cassius Clay - to the canvas three years earlier. Cooper died on May 1, 2011.
1952: Newcastle beat Arsenal to become the first team in the 20th century to win the FA Cup in successive seasons.
1992: Derry, captained by Henry Downey and managed by the late Eamon Coleman, beat Tyrone in the National Football league final on a score line of 1-10 to 1-8 to lift their second league title. The following year they would lift an even bigger gaelic games prize, the Sam Maguire trophy, as winners of their first ever All-Ireland Senior Football Championship crown.
2003: Sunderland's 14th successive defeat, 1-0 at Aston Villa, condemned them to relegation from the Premiership.
2005: A disputed Luis Garcia goal booked Liverpool's passage to the Champions League final as they beat Chelsea 1-0 on aggregate. Liverpool went on to win the final on penalties against AC Milan.
2011: Wales international Andy Powell was released by Wasps after an investigation into a pub brawl.
Darran O’Sullivan (gaelic football) – Kerry footballer and four-time All-Ireland Senior Football Championship winner, born 1986.
Peter Oosterhuis (golf) - One-time golden boy of British golf, Europe's top golfer in the early 1970s, born 1948.
Allan Wells (athletics) - Won 100 metres gold in the 1980 Moscow Olympics, born 1952.
Kathy Cook (athletics) - Former British sprinter who won 23 medals at major championships, born 1960.
Steve McClaren (soccer) - Former England and Newcastle manager, born 1961.
John Jensen (soccer) - Former Denmark and Arsenal midfielder, born 1965.
Darren Morgan (snooker) - Wales' former world number eight who made 111 competitive century breaks, born 1966.
Jamie Baulch (athletics) - Former British 400 metres runner, born 1973.
Michael Reiziger (soccer) - Former Middlesbrough, Barcelona and Holland full-back, born 1973.
Lawrence Tynes (gridiron) - Scottish-born kicker formerly with the New York Giants and the Kansas City Chiefs, born 1978.
QUICK QUIZ BLITZ
1 Which British fighter successfully defended his IBF super middleweight world championship belt on Saturday night?
2 What year were Ipswich last in the Premier League?
3 In what year was the highest ever attendance recorded at an All-Ireland football final?
4 Which school has won the most Hogan Cups?
5 Ronnie O'Sullivan and which other player are tied for the most 147 breaks at the Snooker World Championship?
(See answers at bottom)
SPORT ON TV
SOCCER: Champions League, Bayern Munich v Atletico Madrid - BT Sport Europe 1900.
CRICKET: County Championship, Nottinghamshire v Yorkshire - Sky Sports 2 1055; Indian Premier League, Gujarat Lions v Delhi Daredevils - Sky Sports 3 1500.
TENNIS: ATP, Mutua Madrid Open - Sky Sports 1 1100; WTA, Mutua Madrid Open - BT Sport 1 1100 & 1900.
BASKETBALL: NBA, Playoff game - BT Sport 1 0100 (Wed).
BASEBALL: MLB, Cleveland Indians v Detroit Tigers - BT Sport/ESPN 2300.
SNOOKER: Sporting Legends: Dennis Taylor, Snooker player Dennis Taylor is best known for his momentous win against Steve Davis which resulted in him winning the 1985 World Championship – Setanta Ireland 1900
SOCCER: Champions League, Real Madrid v Manchester City - BT Sport Europe 1900; National League, play-off semi-final first leg - BT Sport 1 1830.
CRICKET: County Championship, Nottinghamshire v Yorkshire - Sky Sports 2 1055; Indian Premier League, Kolkata Knight Riders v Kings XI Punjab - Sky Sports 3 1500.
TENNIS: ATP, Mutua Madrid Open - Sky Sports 1 1100; WTA, Mutua Madrid Open - BT Sport 2 1100.
CYCLING: Four Days of Dunkirk - Eurosport 1 1430.
BASKETBALL: NBA, Playoffs - BT Sport 1 0100 (Thu).
BASEBALL: MLB, Pittsburgh Pirates v Chicago Cubs - BT Sport/ESPN 1730; San Diego Padres v Colorado Rockies - BT Sport/ESPN 2030; MLB action – BT Sport/ESPN - 0100 (Thu).
QUICK QUIZ BLITZ answers: 1 James DeGale; 2 2002; 3 1961, Offaly v Down (90,556); 4 St Jarlath’s College, Tuam (12); 5 Stephen Hendry.