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On This Day - July 8 2014: Germany dismantle hosts Brazil 7-1 at the 2014 World Cup

GERMANY coach Joachim Low led his country to World Cup success in 2014, which included the remarkable 7-1 trouncing of Brazil in the semi-final. That defeat was the heaviest ever for Brazil at a World Cup tournament. 
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ON THIS DAY

1889: The last bare-knuckle world heavyweight boxing contest took place. John L Sullivan beat Jake Kilrain over 75 rounds at Richburg, Mississippi.
1961: Angela Mortimer beat Christine Truman in the first all-British women's singles final at Wimbledon since 1914.
1978: Bjorn Borg beat Jimmy Connors 6-2 6-2 6-3 in the men's singles final at Wimbledon to successfully defend his title.
2007: Lewis Hamilton finished third in the British Grand Prix at Silverstone for his ninth successive podium finish of the season.
2008: Chelsea rejected an approach from Inter Milan for England midfielder Frank Lampard.
2011: Britain's Bradley Wiggins withdrew from the Tour de France due to a broken collarbone sustained on stage seven.
2012: Roger Federer won a record-equalling seventh Wimbledon singles title, beating Andy Murray 4-6 7-5 6-3 6-4 in the Briton's first SW19 final. Murray would go on to gain revenge later in the summer at the same venue in the Olympics.
2014: Germany recorded the largest margin of victory in a FIFA World Cup semi-final with a 7-1 demolition of hosts Brazil.

BIRTHDAYS

Paul Flynn (GAA) - Dublin and Fingallions footballer, three time all-Ireland winner and the first player to receive four All-stars in a row in the era of the football qualifiers.Pat Fox (GAA) - former Tipperary hurler and winner of two All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship medals.
Dario Gradi (soccer) - former Crewe manager and current director of football, born 1941.
Mal Meninga (rugby league) - Australia head coach and former Kangaroos centre and captain,born 1960.
Neil Jenkins (rugby union) - former Wales fly-half and current assistant coach, born 1971.
Sourav Ganguly (cricket) - former India cricket captain, born 1972.
Dame Ellen MacArthur (sailing) - retired British sailor who broke the world record for the fastest solo circumnavigation of the globe in 2005, born 1976.

Robbie Keane (soccer) - Los Angeles Galaxy striker and Republic of Ireland captain, born 1980.
Anastasia Myskina (tennis) - Russian winner of 2004 French Open, born 1981.
Son Heung-min (soccer) - Tottenham and South Korea forward, born 1992.

QUICK QUIZ BLITZ

1 England all-rounder Ben Stokes was born in which city?
2 Who managed Armagh when they last reached The Ulster Senior Hurling Championship final?
3 Who was the last American winner of the men's US Open tennis title?
4 Who was the first captain to be presented with the Sam Maguire cup ?
5 Where do Partick Thistle play their home matches?
(See answers at bottom)

SPORT ON TV 

Today

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.

Tomorrow 

SOCCER: MLS, Seattle Sounders v Los Angeles Galaxy - Sky Sports 1 2005.
CRICKET: NatWest T20 Blast, Notts Outlaws v Worcestershire - Sky Sports 2 1400.
TENNIS: Wimbledon 2016 - BBC Two England 1100 and 1750, Setanta Sports Ireland 1130, BBC One 1300, Eurosport 2 1345.
GOLF: European Tour, Scottish Open - Sky Sports 4 1440; PGA Tour, Greenbrier Classic - Sky Sports 5 1800; US Women's Open - Sky Sports 4 2000.
RUGBY UNION: Super Rugby, Crusaders v Rebels, Bulls v Sunwolves, Sharks v Cheetahs and Jaguares v Highlanders - Sky Sports 1 0830 1600 1805 2235, Waratahs v Hurricanes and Force v Stormers - Sky Sports 4 1040 1230, Rugby Sevens - Sky Sports 3 1115.
MOTOR SPORT: Formula 1, British Grand Prix third practice session and qualifying - Sky Sports F1 0945 and 1200, Channel 4 0955 and 1200.
MOTOR CYCLING: British Superbikes - Eurosport 2 1600, World Superbikes - Eurosport 2 2215.
ATHLETICS: European Championships - Eurosport 2 1130, Eurosport 1 1745.
CYCLING: Tour de France - Eurosport 1 1315, ITV4 1400.
RACING: Live racing - Channel 4 Racing 1430.
BOXING: Mario Barrios v Devis Boschiero - BT Sport 1 1200 (Sun).
BASEBALL: MLB, Toronto Blue Jays v Detroit Tigers - BT Sport/ESPN 1800, Cleveland Indians v New York Yankees - BT Sport/ESPN 2100.

QUICK QUIZ BLITZ answers: 1 Christchurch (New Zealand); 2 Michael Johnston; 3 Andy Roddick (2003); 4 Bill "Squires" Gannon of Kildare in 1928; 5 Firhill.

 

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