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On This Day - June 18 2015: it's revealed Mo Farah had missed two doping tests

On this day last year It was revealed that Mo Farah had missed two doping tests. A third would carry a suspension of up to four years
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ON THIS DAY

1958: Douglas Jardine, the England cricket captain for the controversial 'Bodyline' series in 1932-33, died aged 57.

1963: Henry Cooper rocked the boxing world by putting Cassius Clay, who later changed his name to Muhammad Ali, on the canvas - but the super-confident fighter hit back to win with Cooper bleeding heavily from a cut over the eye.

1986: Spain's Emilio Butragueno scored four goals in a World Cup clash with Denmark.

2000: Antrim drew with Derry 2-08 to 0-14 in an Ulster SFC semi-final at Casement Park.

2003: Manchester United confirmed to the Stock Exchange they had reached agreement to transfer David Beckham to Real Madrid for approximately £25million.

2005: Armagh beat Donegal 3-11 to 1-10 in an Ulster SFC quarter-final replay at St. Tiernach's Park.

2006: Donegal beat Derry 1-13 to 0-11 in an Ulster SFC semi-final at St. Tiernach's Park.

2006: Australian Geoff Ogilvy won the US Open after Colin Montgomerie and Phil Mickelson double-bogeyed the final hole at Winged Foot.

2007: Michael Vaughan stepped down as captain of England's one-day side. Paul Collingwood was later chosen as his replacement.

2008: Tiger Woods confirmed that he would undergo surgery on his left knee, which ruled him out for the rest of the PGA Tour season. The American world number one had won the US Open in a 19-hole play-off two days previously.

2009: Yeats, trained by Aidan O'Brien and ridden by Johnny Murtagh, made history by becoming the first horse to win the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot for a fourth time.

2010: England drew their second World Cup group game 0-0 with Algeria and afterwards complained to FIFA over a security breach in their dressing room.

2012: Surrey batsman Tom Maynard died after he was electrocuted and hit by a train in London. An inquest into his death in February 2013 recorded a verdict of accidental death, while a post-mortem revealed he was nearly four times over the legal drink-drive limit and that he had also taken cocaine and ecstasy on the night of the accident.

2013: Stuart Pearce was told by the Football Association he would not be kept on as England Under-21s manager after his team failed to pick up a single point at the European Championships.

2014: Former Sussex bowler Naveed Arif was handed a life ban from all forms of cricket after pleading guilty to six breaches of the England and Wales Cricket Board's anti-corruption code.

2015: It was revealed that Mo Farah had missed two doping tests. A third would carry a suspension of up to four years.

 

BIRTHDAYS

Fabio Capello (soccer) - Former England and Russia manager who also coached Real Madrid, AC Milan and Roma, born 1946.

Jason McAteer (soccer) - Former Liverpool and Republic of Ireland midfielder, born 1971.

Jason McAteer turns 45 today

Vincenzo Montella (soccer) - Former Roma striker who had a spell on loan at Fulham, born 1974.

Marco Borriello (soccer) - Atalanta striker who had a spell on loan at West Ham, born 1982.

Nadir Belhadj (soccer) - Former Algeria and Portsmouth winger, now with Al-Sadd, born 1982.

Cameron Smith (rugby league) - Melbourne Storm captain, born 1983.

Billy Slater (rugby league) - Melbourne Storm's record-breaking full-back, born 1983.

Richard Gasquet (tennis) - Frenchman who reached the semi-finals of Wimbledon in 2007, born 1986.

Christian Taylor (athletics) - World and Olympic triple jump champion from the United States, born 1990.

Liam Rushe (hurling) - is an Irish hurler who currently plays as a centre back for for the Dublin senior team, born 1990

 

QUICK QUIZ BLITZ

1 Who was the last person to retain the Aegon Championships at Queen's?

2 Chris Dent plays for which county cricket side?

3 How many Ulster Senior Football Championships have Donegal won?

4 Who is the coach of Poland's Euro 2016 squad?

5 Which sport is regularly played at Wrigley Field, Chicago?

(see answers

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Today (Saturday, June 18)

FOOTBALL: Euro 2016, Belgium v Republic of Ireland - ITV 1300; Iceland v Hungary - BBC One 1630; Portugal v Austria - BBC One 1930; MLS, New York City FC v Philadelphia Union - Sky Sports 2 1805, Toronto FC v Los Angeles Galaxy - Sky Sports 2 0035 (Sun).

Republic of Ireland take on Belgium in a crucial Group E clash in Euro 2016 at 2pm

CRICKET: T20 Blast, Worcestershire Rapids v Notts Outlaws - Sky Sports 2 1400.

GOLF: US Open - Sky Sports 4 1600-0000, Sky Sports 1 1815-0000.

RUGBY UNION: New Zealand v Wales - Sky Sports 1 0800; Australia v England - Sky Sports 1 1030; Japan v Scotland - BBC Two Scotland 1100; South Africa v Ireland - Sky Sports 1 1530; Top 14 semi-final, Toulon v Montpellier - Sky Sports 5 1940.

TENNIS: ATP, Gerry Weber Open - Sky Sports 3 1100; WTA, AEGON Classic - Eurosport 2 1100; ATP, AEGON Championships, Queens - Eurosport 2 1300, BBC One 1300.

MOTORSPORT: Formula One, European Grand Prix third practice - Sky Sports F1 1045, Channel 4 1055; Qualifying - Sky Sports F1 1300, Channel 4 1300, Setanta Sports Ireland 1355; Le Mans 24 Hours warm-up - Eurosport 2 0800, Le Mans 24 Hours race - Eurosport 1 1345-2000, Eurosport 2 2000-2030, Eurosport 1 2030-0730 (Sun).

MOTOR CYCLING: World Superbikes, Italy - Eurosport 1 0915.

BASEBALL: MLB, Minnesota Twins v New York Yankees - BT Sport 2 1900; St Louis Cardinals v Los Angeles Dodgers - BT Sport 1 2100; Chicago Cubs v Pittsburgh Pirates - BT Sport 1 0100 (Sun).

Tomorrow (Sunday, June 19)

FOOTBALL: Euro 2016, Switzerland v France - BBC One 1930; Romania v Albania - BBC Four 1930; MLS, Sporting Kansas City v FC Dallas - Sky Sports 3 2205, New York Red Bulls v Seattle Sounders - Sky Sports 3 0035 (Sun).

Hosts France face-off with Switzerland in their final fixture of Group A in Euro 2016

CRICKET: T20 Blast, Birmingham Bears v Lancashire Lightning - Sky Sports 2 1400; Tri-series Game Seven, Australia v South Africa - Sky Sports 2 1755.

GOLF: US Open - Sky Sports 4 1600-0030, Sky Sports 1 1600-0030.

TENNIS: ATP, Gerry Weber Open - Sky Sports 3 1400; ATP, AEGON Championships, Queens - Eurosport 2 1345, BBC Two 1400.

CYCLING: Tour of Switzerland - Eurosport 1 1450.

FORMULA ONE: The European Grand Prix - Sky Sports F1 1330, Setanta Sports Ireland 1355.

MOTORSPORT: Le Mans 24 Hour race - Eurosport 2 0730-0800, Eurosport 1 0800-1415.

MOTOR CYCLING: World Superbikes - Eurosport 2 1000.

BASEBALL: MLB - BT Sport 2 1800; Oakland Athletics v Los Angeles Angels - BT Sport 2 2100; Chicago Cubs v Pittsburgh Pirates - BT Sport 2 0100 (Mon).

BASKETBALL: NBA Finals Game Seven, Golden State Warriors v Cleveland Cavaliers - BT Sport 1 0100 (Mon).

QUICK QUIZ BLITZ answers: 1 Andy Roddick (2004 & 2005); 2 Gloucestershire; 3 Eight; 4 Adam Nawalka; 5 Baseball (Chicago Cubs).

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