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On This Day - July 14 2011: Former France and Arsenal midfield general Patrick Vieira retired from football aged 35

PATRICK Vieira played 279 times for Arsenal scoring 29 goals, and 107 times for France scoring 6 goals 
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ON THIS DAY 

1991: The Welsh rugby union team were beaten 71-8 by New South Wales. It was the first time since 1881 that a Welsh side had conceded 13 tries in a match.

1999: Damon Hill decided to delay his retirement from Formula One until the end of the season following his fifth place at the British Grand Prix at Silverstone.

1999: Ipswich agreed to sell midfielder Kieron Dyer to Newcastle for £6.5million.

2003: Derbyshire captain Dominic Cork was handed a suspended £500 fine after calling Leicestershire's Brad Hodge a cheat for taking a catch in a Twenty20 match and appearing to step over the boundary.

2006: Juventus, Lazio and Fiorentina were relegated to Serie B and deducted points, and AC Milan were also deducted points, after an investigation into match-fixing in Italian football. All the punishments were later reduced on appeal, with only Juve forced to play the following season in the second tier.

2007: Amir Khan got up off the floor to win the Commonwealth lightweight title against Scotland's Willie Limond in London.

2010: Pep Guardiola signed a new one-year contract extension to remain as coach of Barcelona.

2011: Midfielder Patrick Vieira retired from football aged 35.

2012: David Haye beat Dereck Chisora with a fifth-round knock-out at Upton Park.

2013: Athletics was rocked by failed drug tests for American Tyson Gay and five Jamaican sprinters, including Asafa Powell and Sherone Simpson.

2015: Raheem Sterling became the most expensive Englishman in football history as he completed his move from Liverpool to Manchester City for a fee rising to £49million.

BIRTHDAYS

Owen Coyle (soccer) - Manager of Blackburn, formerly at Bolton and Wigan, born 1966.

Hashan Tillakaratne (cricket) - former Sri Lanka captain, born 1967.

Howard Webb (soccer) - former Premier League referee who took charge of the 2010 World Cup final, born 1971.

Geraint Jones (cricket) - former Kent and England wicketkeeper-batsman, born 1976.

George Smith (rugby union) - former Australia forward, born 1980.

Samir Handanovic (soccer) - Inter Milan and Slovenia goalkeeper, born 1984.

James Vaughan (soccer) - former Everton striker, now with Birmingham, who is the youngest-ever goalscorer in the Premier League at the age of 16 years and 271 days, born 1988.

Conor McGregor (mixed martial arts) - Irish UFC fighter, born 1988.

Cillian Buckley (GAA), Kilkenny hurler, born 1992.

QUICK QUIZ BLITZ

1. Who has scored the most hat-tricks in the Premier League (11)?

2. Dame Kelly Holmes was Olympic champion at which disciplines?

3. Who are the current Johnstone's Paint Trophy winners?

4. In what year did Serena Williams last fail to win a grand slam?

5. Which two clubs in Donegal have won the most senior club championships?

(See answers at bottom)

SPORT ON TV 

Today

GAA: GAA Beo - coverage of Tipperary v Limerick in the Munster U21 Hurling Championship semi-final - TG4 1915.

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.

Tomorrow 

GAA: An GAA - players, managers and historians look back at the GAA during the 1960s - TG4 1825.

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 1030; NatWest T20 Blast, Sussex Sharks v Hampshire - Sky Sports 2 1845.

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

RUGBY LEAGUE: Super League, Leeds Rhinos v Wigan Warriors - Sky Sports 3 1945.

ATHLETICS: Diamond League - Eurosport 1 1900.

FOOTBALL: Betfred Cup, Arbroath v Dundee United - BT Sport 1 1915.

RUGBY UNION: Super Rugby, Blues v Waratahs - Sky Sports 5 0830; Super Rugby, Reds v Rebels - Sky Sports 5 1030; Super Rugby, Sharks v Sunwolves - Sky Sports 5 1800.

TENNIS: German Open - Sky Sports 3 1000; Davis Cup, Serbia v Great Britain - Eurosport 2 1430, BBC Two England 1445.

MOTOR CYCLING: MotoGP, Germany FP1 - BT Sport 2, 0800, 1045 and 1200.

BASEBALL: MLB, Chicago Cubs v Texas Rangers - BT Sport//ESPN 1915; MLB - BT Sport 1 0000 (Sat).

Quick Quiz Blitz answers: 1. Alan Shearer; 2. 800m, 1500m; 3. Barnsley; 4. 2011; 5. St Eunan's and Gweedore (14 titles each).

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