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On This Day - July 15 2005: Jack Nicklaus completed the last competitive round of his career at the Open at St Andrews

JACK Nicklaus won a record 18 majors during his career, which included the Open Championship three times - in 1966, 1970 and 1978
Sean O'Neill and PA

ON THIS DAY 

1938: Arthur Fagg scored an unbeaten 202 in Kent's second innings against Essex. He had already made 244 in the first innings and became the first man to score double centuries in both innings of a first-class match.

1983: Manchester's Denis Durnian established a record score for nine holes in the Open Championship when he shot 28 in the second round at Royal Birkdale.

1989: Laurie Cunningham, the second black footballer to play for England after Viv Anderson, was killed in a car crash near Madrid aged 33. Cunningham made his name with LeytonOrient and West Brom before moving to Real Madrid.

2004: Switzerland striker Alexander Frei was banned for three international matches by UEFA after being found guilty of spitting at England's Steven Gerrard during a Euro 2004 group match.

2005: Jack Nicklaus, the winner of 18 majors, completed the last competitive round of his career at the Open at St Andrews

2008: Decathlete Dean Macey, a former World Championship silver medallist, announced his retirement from athletics.

2009: Andrew Flintoff confirmed his intention to retire from Test cricket at the end of the summer's Ashes series.

2012: Amir Khan lost to Danny Garcia by a fourth-round stoppage in their WBA and WBC light-welterweight unification fight in the early hours in Las Vegas.

2014: World Cup-winning England centre Mike Tindall announced he was retiring from rugby.

BIRTHDAYS

Mario Kempes (soccer) - star of Argentina's 1978 World Cup win, born 1954.

Gordon Armstrong (soccer) - former Sunderland and Burnley midfielder, born 1967.

Jason Wilcox (soccer) - former Blackburn, Leeds and Leicester midfielder, born 1971.

Andre Nel (cricket) - former South Africa fast bowler, born 1977.

Alexander Frei (soccer) - former Switzerland, Basle and Borussia Dortmund striker, born 1979.

Alou Diarra (soccer) - former West Ham and France midfielder, now at Charlton, born 1981.

Damian Lillard (basketball) - guard for the Portland Trail Blazers, born 1990.

Danilo (soccer) - Brazil and Real Madrid full-back, born 1991.

QUICK QUIZ BLITZ

1 In what year did Bradley Wiggins became the first British rider to win the Tour de France?

2 Who were the last Scottish team outside of the Old Firm to be crowned league champions?

3 Who top-scored for Cavan in their 1997 Ulster Senior Football Championship final defeat of Derry?

4 Where were the 1996 Olympic Games held?

5 LeBron James has won NBA championships with which two franchises?

 

SPORT ON TV 

Today

GAA: Seo Spoirt - Dara O'Cinneide and his panel of guests look forward to the Leinster Senior Football Championship final.

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

CRICKET: Second day of the first Investec Test from Lord's, 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: First Utility Super League, Leeds Rhinos v Wigan Warriors - Sky Sports 3 1945.

ATHLETICS: Diamond League from Monaco - 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; Reds v Rebels - Sky Sports 5 1030; Sharks v Sunwolves - Sky Sports 5 1800.

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

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).

Tomorrow

GOLF: The Open - Sky Sports The Open & Sky Sports 4 0630, eir Sport 1 1000.

CRICKET: Third day of the first Investec Test from Lord's, England v Pakistan - Sky Sports 2 1030.

CYCLING: Tour de France - Eurosport 1 1300 and 1600, S4C 1400, ITV4 1400.

TENNIS: Davis Cup, Serbia v Great Britain - BBC One 1445, Eurosport 2 1445, BBC Two England 1745; German Open - Sky Sports 3 1400.

FOOTBALL: Betfred Cup, Motherwell v Rangers - BT Sport 1 1430.

DARTS: World Matchplay - Sky Sports 2 1900.

RUGBY UNION: Super Rugby, Crusaders v Hurricanes, Highlanders v Chiefs, Brumbies v Force - Sky Sports 3 from 0610; Jaguares v Lions - Sky Sports 5 2230.

MOTOR CYCLING: MotoGP Germany qualifying - BT Sport 2 1100.

BASEBALL: MLB, Chicago Cubs v Texas Rangers - BT Sport//ESPN 1915; New York Yankees v Boston Red Sox, Detroit Tigers v Kansas City Royals - BT Sport 2 2100 and 0000 (Sun).

Quick Quiz Blitz answers: 1. 2012; 2. Aberdeen; 3. Ronan Carolan (10 points); 4. Atlanta, USA; 5. Miami Heat & Cleveland Cavaliers

 

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