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On This Day - July 13 2003: Tyrone and Down draw a thrilling Ulster final

PETER Canavan scored a 69th minute equalising point for Tyrone in the 2003 Ulster Senior Football Championship final. 
Sean O'Neill and PA

ON THIS DAY 

1918: Italian racing driver Alberto Ascari was born. The first man to win successive world titles in 1952 and 1953, he lost his life while testing a new Ferrari at Monza in 1955.

1930: The first World Cup football match was contested when France met Mexico in Montevideo. A crowd of about 1,000 witnessed the historic match, which France won 4-1.

1995: Former Arsenal manager George Graham was banned from football for a year by the Football Association after being found guilty of misconduct charges relating to transfer 'bungs'.

1998: Arsenal favourite Ian Wright signed a two-year contract to join West Ham.

2003: Tyrone drew with Down in the Ulster SFC final. The game finished Tyrone 1-17 Down 4-8. The replay was a week later when Tyrone enjoyed a resounding win on a finishing score line of 0-23 to 1-5. They would go on to win the county's first All-Ireland title that September.

2004: Manchester City signed full-back Danny Mills from Leeds on a five-year contract.

2009: Manchester City announced they had reached agreement with striker Carlos Tevez over a proposed move to the City of Manchester Stadium.

2010: Steve McNamara left Bradford Bulls by mutual consent, freeing him up to take over as full-time England rugby league coach with immediate effect.

2011: Liverpool agreed a fee with Aston Villa for England winger Stewart Downing.

2012: The Scottish Football League announced that Rangers would start the 2012-13 season in the Scottish Third Division; John Terry was cleared of racially abusing Anton Ferdinand at Westminster Magistrates' Court.

2014: Germany won the World Cup by beating Argentina 1-0 after extra time in Rio de Janeiro.

2015: Claudio Ranieri was appointed first-team manager at Leicester, replacing the sacked Nigel Pearson; Manchester United signed midfielders Bastian Schweinsteiger from Bayern Munich and Morgan Schneiderlin from Southampton.

BIRTHDAYS

Chrissy McKaigue (GAA) - Slaughtneil and Derry defender, born 1989.

Michael Spinks (boxing) - American two-weight world champion and 1976 Olympic gold medallist, born 1956.

Barry Pinches (snooker) - English snooker player, born 1970.

Jarno Trulli (motor racing) - Former Formula One driver, born 1974.

Craig Bellamy (soccer) - Former Wales striker, born 1979.

Liu Xiang (athletics) - Retired Chinese athlete who won Olympic 110 metres hurdles gold in 2004, born 1983.

 

QUICK QUIZ BLITZ

1. In what year did Roger Federer last win a grand slam title?

2. Who scored the goals for Crossmaglen Rangers in the 2011 All-Ireland Club SFC final?

3. Manchester City signed Brazilian midfielder Fernandinho from which club?

4. Who was the last golfer to win back-to-back Open championships?

5. Cam Newton plays quarterback for which NFL franchise?

(See answers at bottom)

SPORT ON TV 

Today

GAA: GAA Beo - coverage of a Munster U21 Hurling Championship semi-final - TG4 1915.

CRICKET: NatWest T20 Blast Cricket, Derbyshire Falcons v Lancashire Lightning - Sky Sports 2 1800.

CYCLING: Tour de France - Eurosport 1 1300 and 1630, S4C 1400, ITV4 1400.

FOOTBALL: MLS, New York Red Bulls v Orlando City - Sky Sports 3 0035 (Thu).

TENNIS: German Open - Sky Sports 3 1000 and 1700.

Tomorrow 

GOLF: The Open - Sky Sports 4 0630, eir Sport 1 0630; PGA Tour, Barbasol Championship - Sky Sports 4 2300.

CRICKET: Test, England v Pakistan - Sky Sports 2 1000.

CYCLING: Tour de France - Eurosport 1 1300 and 1615, S4C 1400, ITV4 1400.

RUGBY LEAGUE: Super League, Hull FC v Hull Kingston Rovers - Sky Sports 2 1930.

FOOTBALL: Euro Under-19s Championship Football, Germany v Portugal - Eurosport 1 1815.

TENNIS: German Open - Sky Sports 3 1000.

1. 2012; 2. Aaron Cunningham and Jamie Clarke; 3. Shakhtar Donetsk; 4.Padraig Harrington; 5. Carolina Panthers.

 

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