On This Day - July 10, 2014: Chile forward Alexis Sanchez joins Arsenal from Barcelona

Alexis Sanchez agreed to join Arsenal on July 10, 2014 

On This Day

1951: Randolph Turpin became the first Briton since Bob Fitzsimmons in the 19th century to win the world middleweight crown, producing one of boxing's biggest shocks with a points win over American 'Sugar' Ray Robinson.

1970: David Broome, on Beethoven, became the first British male rider to win the World Showjumping Championship.

1989: Former Celtic star Mo Johnston was transferred to Rangers from Nantes, becoming the first big-name Roman Catholic player to be signed by the club.

1995: Paul Gascoigne completed a £4.3million move from Lazio to Rangers. David Platt also returned to Britain from Italian shores by signing for Arsenal from Sampdoria for £4.75million.

2005: Kerry beat Cork 1-11 to 0-11 in the final of the Munster Senior Football Championship

2006: Shamed France captain Zinedine Zidane won the Golden Ball - votes for which were cast at half-time in the World Cup final, in which he was later sent off - for being the best player in the tournament.

2007: West Ham clinched the signing of Craig Bellamy from Liverpool for a club record fee of £7.5million.

2014: Chile forward Alexis Sanchez agreed to join Arsenal from Barcelona on a long-term contract for an undisclosed fee.


Virginia Wade (tennis) - 1977 Wimbledon singles champion, born 1945.

Sunil Gavaskar (cricket) - prolific former Indian opener, the first man to score 10,000 Test runs, born 1949.

Richard Guest (horse racing) - rode Red Marauder to victory in the 2001 Grand National, born 1965.

Edmilson (soccer) - former Brazil and Barcelona midfielder, born 1976.

Ludovic Giuly (soccer) - former France midfielder, born 1976.

Mario Gomez (soccer) - Germany and Fiorentina striker, born 1985.

Eunan O'Kane (soccer) - Bournemouth and Republic of Ireland midfielder, born 1990.

Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho battles for the ball with AFC Bournemouth's Eunan O'Kane (right)  

Quick Quiz Blitz

1. Who resigned after his team lost to Derry on Saturday?

2. What nationality is WTA tennis player Simona Halep?

3. Serena William has won how many Grand Slam titles?

4. From which club did Manchester United sign Adnan Januzaj in 2011?

5. How many Ulster Senior Hurling Championship titles have Armagh won?

Answers below

Sport on TV

Today (Sunday, July 10)

GAA: The Sunday Game Live RTE 1 - Galway v Roscommon (Throw-in 2.00pm). Coverage of the Connacht Senior Football Championship final at Pearse Stadium from 13.20; The Sunday Game - RTE 1; 22.05 

SOCCER: Euro 2016 final - ITV and BBC One 1900; FA Women's Super League, Chelsea Ladies v Birmingham City Ladies - BT Sport 1 1430; MLS, New York Red Bulls v Portland Timbers - Sky Sports 3 2305, Sporting Kansas City v New York City FC - Sky Sports 1 0105 (Mon).

CRICKET: NatWest T20 Blast, Durham Jets v Leicestershire Foxes - Sky Sports 2 1400.

TENNIS: Wimbledon 2016 - Setanta Sports Ireland 1100, Eurosport 2 1345.

GOLF: European Tour, Scottish Open - Sky Sports 4 1430; PGA Tour, Greenbrier Classic - Sky Sports 5 1800; US Women's Open - Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports 4 2000.

RUGBY UNION: Rugby Sevens European Grand Prix Series - Sky Sports 3 1115.

MOTOR SPORT: Formula 1, British Grand Prix - Channel 4 and Sky Sports F1 1200.

MOTOR CYCLING: British Superbikes - Eurosport 2 1230, World Superbikes - Eurosport 2 2215.

ATHLETICS: European Championships - Eurosport 1 1645.

CYCLING: Tour de France - Eurosport 1 1115, ITV4 1300.

BASEBALL: MLB, New York Mets v Washington Nationals - BT Sport/ESPN 1800, Los Angeles Dodgers v San Diego Padres - BT Sport 1 2100, All-Star Futures Game - BT Sport 2 1200 (Mon), San Francisco Giants v Arizona Diamondbacks - BT Sport/ESPN 0100 (Mon).

Tomorrow (Monday, July 11)

SOCCER: European Under-19s Championship, Germany v Italy - Eurosport 1 1045.

TENNIS: German Open - Sky Sports 3 1200.

BASEBALL: MLB, Home run derby - BT Sport/ESPN 0100 (Tue), All-Star Legends Game - BT Sport/ESPN 0400 (Tue).

Answers: 1. Mick O'Dowd 2. Romanian 3. 22 4. Anderlecht 5. 0

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