On This Day - July 7 1970: Belfast's boxing star Wayne McCullough is born

That's my boy: Albert Foundry clubman Wayne McCullough gets a special welcome home from Cheryl Rennie and a hero's return from the Barcelona Olympic Games in 1992, where he secured a silver medal. Picture by Hugh Russell 


Tony Jacklin (golf) - 1969 Open champion, born 1944.

Jeremy Guscott (rugby union) - former England and Lions centre, born 1965.

Tom Kristensen (motor racing) - Danish driver who holds the record for wins in the Le Mans 24 Hour race with nine, born 1967.

Wayne McCullough (boxing) - Belfast fighter, Olympic silver medallist in 1992 as an amateur before lifting the WBC world bantamweight title, born 1970.

Min Patel (cricket) - former Kent and England spinner, born 1970.

Erik Zabel (cycling) - German who won a record six green jerseys at the Tour de France and later admitted using a performance-enhancing substance, born 1970.

Dermot Earley (gaelic games): the Sarsfields Newbridge man is a senior county footballer for Kildare, born 1978

Mahendra Singh Dhoni (cricket) - India limited-overs captain and wicketkeeper, born 1981.

Mohammad Ashraful (cricket) - former Bangladesh captain, born 1984.

Alberto Aquilani (soccer) - Sporting Lisbon midfielder, formerly with Liverpool, born 1984.

Celtic's Kris Commons (centre) celebrates with team-mates Leigh Griffiths (left) and James Forrest after scoring his team's second goal of the game during the UEFA Europa League match at Celtic Park, Glasgow on Thursday October 1, 2015. Celtic threw away a two-goal lead to finish 2-2 against Fenerbahce.

James Forrest (soccer) - Celtic and Scotland winger, born 1991.

Ciarán Kilkenny (gaelic games): a dual player in hurling and football for his club Castleknock and county, Dublin, born 1993.


1868: Edwin Pooley of Surrey became the first wicketkeeper to dismiss 12 batsmen in one match when he claimed his haul against Sussex.

1977: American Mark Hayes became the first man to record a round of 63 in the Open, achieving the feat at Turnberry.

1985: The unseeded Boris Becker became the youngest Wimbledon men's singles champion, aged only 17.

1990: Martina Navratilova beat Zina Garrison in only 57 minutes to win a record ninth Wimbledon women's singles title.

1990: Peter Shilton ended his international career by playing a record 125th and last time for England in the World Cup third-place play-off match against Italy in Bari.

1998: Former England captain David Platt announced his retirement as a player to concentrate on a new career in management.

2006: Jockeys Kieren Fallon, Fergal Lynch and Darren Williams were suspended from riding in Britain after being charged as part of a police investigation into alleged race-fixing. The trio went on trial in 2007 but the case was thrown out because of a lack of evidence.

2007: Venus Williams won her fourth Wimbledon singles title with a 6-4 6-1 victory over surprise finalist Marion Bartoli.

2009: Wigan Warriors confirmed England forward Gareth Hock's B sample tested positive for a metabolite of cocaine, as did his A sample. He made his comeback from a two-year drugs ban in 2011.

2010: Spain beat Germany 1-0 to reach the World Cup final. They went on to defeat Holland 1-0 after extra time to win the title for the first time.

2011: Former light-welterweight and welterweight world champion Ricky Hatton announced his retirement from boxing.

Andy Murray 

2012: Serena Williams won her fifth Wimbledon singles title, beating Agnieszka Radwanska 6-1 5-7 6-2. The American then teamed up with sister Venus to win the women's doubles title.

2013: Andy Murray ended 77 years of hurt for British tennis by beating Novak Djokovic 6-4 7-5 6-4 on Centre Court to clinch the Wimbledon men's singles title.

2014: Real Madrid great Alfredo Di Stefano died at the age of 88, two days after he was hospitalised following a cardiac arrest.


1. Sir Bradley Wiggins won his first Olympic gold medal in 2004 in which discipline?

2. Which Dutchman was the shock Wimbledon winner in 1996?

3. How many Olympic gold medals has Sir Ben Ainslie won?

4. Which two counties will contest this Sunday's Ulster Senior Hurling final?

5. 5 US Cellular Field is the home of which Major League Baseball team?

(See answers at bottom)



FOOTBALL: Euro 2016, semi-final, Germany v France, BBC1 1930; RTE 2 1905

CRICKET: Women's third T20 International, England v Pakistan - Sky Sports 2 1800.

TENNIS: Wimbledon 2016, Setanta Sports Ireland 1130, BBC Two England 1230, BBC One 1345.

GOLF: European Tour, Scottish Open - Sky Sports 4 1030; PGA Tour, Greenbrier Classic - Sky Sports 5 2100; US Women's Open - Sky Sports 4 2000.

RUGBY LEAGUE: Super League, Warrington Wolves v Salford Red Devils - Sky Sports 1 1930.

ATHLETICS: European Championships - Eurosport 2 0830, 1500 and 1650; RTE 2 1430.

CYCLING: Tour de France - Eurosport 1 1315, ITV4 1400; TG4 1235.

RACING: Newmarket - Channel 4 Racing 1400.

BASEBALL: MLB, St Louis Cardinals v Pittsburgh Pirates - BT Sport/ESPN 1830; New York Mets v Washington Nationals - BT Sport 1 1200 (Fri).


CRICKET: NatWest T20 Blast, Surrey v Somerset - Sky Sports 2 1800.

TENNIS: Wimbledon 2016 - Setanta Sports Ireland 1130, BBC Two England 1230, BBC One 1345.

GOLF: European Tour, Scottish Open - Sky Sports 4 1030; US Women's Open - Sky Sports 4 2000; PGA Tour, Greenbrier Classic - Sky Sports 5 2100.

RUGBY LEAGUE: Super League, Hull FC v Leeds Rhinos - Sky Sports 1 1930.

RUGBY UNION: Super Rugby, Blues v Brumbies and Reds v Chiefs - Sky Sports 1 0830 and 1040; Lions v Kings - Sky Sports 3 1755.

MOTOR SPORT: Formula 1, British Grand Prix first and second practice session - Sky Sports F1 0945 and 1345, Channel 4 0955 and 1355.

ATHLETICS: European Championships - Eurosport 2 1045 and 1650.

CYCLING: Tour de France - Eurosport 1 1315, ITV4 1400.

RACING: Newmarket and York - Channel 4 Racing 1535.

QUICK QUIZ BLITZ answers: 1. Individual pursuit. 2. Richard Krajicek 3. Four 4, Antrim and Armagh 5. Chicago White Sox


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