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On This Day - June 10 1981: Sebastian Coe broke the 800 metres world record in Florence

 On this day 25 years ago Sebastian Coe broke the world record for the 800 metres in Florence.
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ON THIS DAY

1829: The first Oxford versus Cambridge Boat Race took place over a course from Hambledon Lock to Henley Bridge.

1907: The first long-distance car race, from Beijing to Paris, got under way.

1977: Al Geiberger became the first man to shoot a sub-60 round on the US Tour when he recorded a 59 in the Danny Thomas Golf Classic at the Colonial course in Memphis, Tennessee.

1981: Sebastian Coe broke the 800 metres world record by running one minute 41.73 seconds in Florence. The record stood until August 1993.

1991: England beat West Indies by 115 runs in the first Test at Headingley to record their first home win over the tourists since 1969.

2001: Monaghan beat Fermanagh 2-10 to 0-14 at Brewster Park in an Ulster SFC quarter-final.

2004: Tottenham appointed Dutchman Martin Jol as assistant to head coach Jacques Santini. Jol took over from Santini in November 2004 after the Frenchman resigned.

2006: England won their opening match at the World Cup, beating Paraguay 1-0 thanks to an early own goal from Carlos Gamarra.

2007: Monaghan beat Down 2-15 to 1-15 in an Ulster SFC quarter-final at Páirc Esler.

2007: Britain's Lewis Hamilton won his first grand prix. Driving for McLaren, the 22-year-old triumphed at the Canadian Grand Prix, ahead of Nick Heidfeld (BMW Sauber) and Austria's Alexander Wurz (Williams)

2008: David Villa scored a hat-trick as Spain, the eventual champions, got their Euro 2008 challenge off to a flying start with a 4-1 win against Russia in Innsbruck.

2010: Former Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez was confirmed as the new manager of European champions Inter Milan. The Spaniard would go on to last a mere five months.

2012: Tyrone beat Armagh 0-19 to 0-13 in an Ulster SFC quarter-final at the Athletic Grounds.

2014: Leeds Rhinos full-back Zak Hardaker was banned for five games after being found guilty of homophobic abuse.

BIRTHDAYS

Joe Mckenna (hurling) – former Limerick player and manager, born 1951.

Carlo Ancelotti (soccer) - former Real Madrid, Paris St Germain and Chelsea coach, born 1959.

David Platt (soccer) - former England captain who played for Aston Villa, Arsenal, Sampdoria and Juventus, born 1966.

Ronny Johnsen (soccer) - former Manchester United, Aston Villa and Norway defender, born 1969.

Stuart McCall (soccer) - Former Rangers manager and former Gers, Everton, Bradford and Scotland midfielder, born 1964.

Albie Morkel (cricket) - South Africa all-rounder, born 1981.

Bruno N'Gotty (soccer) - former Birmingham, Bolton, Leicester and France defender, born 1971.

Andy Schleck (cycling) - retired Luxembourg cyclist, winner of 2010 Tour de France after Alberto Contador was stripped of title, born 1985.

Henrik Pedersen (soccer) - former Bolton, Hull and Denmark striker, born 1975.

Kaia Kanepi (tennis) - Estonian tennis player, a quarter-finalist at the French Open, Wimbledon and the US Open, born 1985.

David Miller (cricket) - South Africa's Twenty20 and one-day international batsman, born 1989.

QUICK QUIZ BLITZ

1. At which English racecourse is the Dante Festival held?

2. What is the maximum amount of time allowed to look for a lost ball in golf?

3. In last weekend’s controversial Christy Ring Cup final what was the official score recorded after a review by the CCCC?

4. Rhythmic gymnastics includes the rope, ball, ribbon and what other piece of equipment?

5. Which team won promotion to the English Football League as champions of the National League?

SPORT ON TV

Today (Friday, June 10) 

FOOTBALL: Euro 2016, France v Romania – RTE 2 1900 & ITV 2000.

CRICKET: Third Test day two, England v Sri Lanka - Sky Sports 2 1000; T20 Blast, Notts Outlaws v Derbyshire Falcons - Sky Sports 2 1900.

MOTOR RACING: F1, Canadian GP practice - Sky Sports F1 1445 & 1845.

TENNIS: ATP, Mercedes Cup - Eurosport 2 1000, 1300 & 1700; WTA, AEGON Open - Eurosport 1 1200.

RUGBY UNION: First International, South Africa A v England Saxons - Sky Sports 3 1730.

RUGBY LEAGUE: Super League, Warrington Wolves v Hull FC - Sky Sports 1 1930.

GOLF: European Tour, Lyonness Open - Sky Sports 4 1000 & 1400; PGA Tour, Fedex St Jude Classic - Sky Sports 4 2030; Women's PGA Championship - Sky Sports 4 2330.

CYCLING: Criterium du Dauphine - Eurosport 2 1500.

BASEBALL: MLB, Pittsburgh Pirates v St Louis Cardinals - BT Sport 2 0000 (Sat).

BASKETBALL: NBA Finals Game Four, Golden State Warriors v Cleveland Cavaliers - BT Sport 1 0200 (Sat).

Tomorrow (Saturday, June 11)

FOOTBALL: Euro 2016, Albania v Switzerland - BBC One 1320; Wales v Slovakia - BBC One 1600; England v Russia - ITV 1900.

GAELIC GAMES: Another chance to see a GAA match from the weekend – TG4 2030.

CRICKET: Third Test day three, England v Sri Lanka - Sky Sports 2 1030; Tri-series Game four, South Africa v Australia - Sky Sports 5 1755.

MOTOR RACING: F1, Canadian GP practice - Sky Sports F1 1445 & 1700.

TENNIS: ATP, Mercedes Cup - Eurosport 2 1330; WTA, AEGON Open - Eurosport 1 1200.

RUGBY UNION: First Test, New Zealand v Wales - Sky Sports 1 0800; First Test, Australia v England - Sky Sports 1 1030; First Test, South Africa v Ireland - Sky Sports 1 1530.

GOLF: European Tour, Lyonness Open - Sky Sports 4 1100; PGA Tour, Fedex St Jude Classic - Sky Sports 4 1800 & 2000; Women's PGA Championship - Sky Sports 4 2300.

CYCLING: Criterium du Dauphine - Eurosport 2 1530 & ITV4 1500.

BASEBALL: MLB, San Francisco Giants v Los Angeles Dodgers - BT Sport 1 0000 (Sun).

QUICK QUIZ BLITZ Answers: 1. York 2. Five minutes 3. 2-17 to 1-20 4. Hoop 5. Cheltenham Town.

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