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On This Day - July 22 2007: Irish golfer Padraig Harrington wins The Open at Carnoustie

Ireland's Padraig Harrington holds the Claret Jug on arrival at Weston Airport in County Kildare, Ireland. after winning the 136th Open Golf Championship at Carnoustie in July 2007

ON THIS DAY

1995: Harold Larwood died in Australia, aged 90.

Larwood will forever be associated with the 'Bodyline' series in Australia in 1932-33 when the Nottinghamshire pace bowler bowled short-pitched balls directed at the body and claimed 33 wickets at just 19 apiece as England won the series 4-1.

The series generated such outrage that when he returned home Larwood was ordered to apologise, but refused and never played for his country again.

Ironically, Larwood emigrated to Australia in 1950. He was awarded the OBE in 1994.

2006: Tiger Woods led the Open Championship on day three after he carded a 64 to equal the course record at Hoylake. Woods went on to win the tournament.

 

 

2007: Ireland's Padraig Harrington won The Open at Carnoustie after beating Spain's Sergio Garcia in a play-off.

2009: Kevin Pietersen was ruled out of the remainder of the Ashes series with an Achilles injury. England went on to win the series 2-1.

2010: Sri Lanka spinner Muttiah Muralitharan marked his farewell appearance by becoming the first bowler in cricket history to take 800 Test wickets when he dismissed India's Pragyan Ojha, his eighth scalp of the match.

Tour de France winner Sir Bradley Wiggins with Michael Crawford as he reprises his role of Frank Spencer

2012: Bradley Wiggins won the Tour de France, becoming the first British man to do so in the 99th edition of the event.

2015: Liverpool completed the signing of Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke in a £32.6million deal.

BIRTHDAYS

Lasse Viren (athletics) - Finnish former long-distance runner who won four Olympic gold medals in 1972 and 1976, born 1949.

Emilio Butragueno (soccer) - Former Spain striker who made over 300 appearances for Real Madrid, born 1963.

Damian Cassidy (gaelic games): former county footballer, club manager and also managed County Derry, born 1965.

Barrie McDermott (rugby league) - Former Leeds and Great Britain prop, born 1972.

Dennis Rommedahl (soccer) - Danish former Charlton winger, born 1978.

Dirk Kuyt (soccer) - Feyenoord's Dutch striker, formerly of Liverpool, born 1980.

Nuwan Kulasekara (cricket) - Sri Lanka seamer, born 1982.

Anna Chicherova (athletics) - Russian high jumper who won gold at London 2012, born 1982.

Stewart Downing (soccer) - Middlesbrough and England winger, born 1984.

Leandro Damiao (soccer) - Santos and Brazil striker, born 1989.

QUICK QUIZ BLITZ

1. What five events make up the modern pentathlon?

2. Which team finished with a total of 11 points in the 2007-2008 Premier League Season?

3. Only three non-English players have made over 500 Premier League appearances, can you name them?

4. Which rugby union team play their home games at Thomond Park?

5. GAA: Who do Derry GAA senior footballers play on Saturday in the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Qualifiers? 

(See answers at bottom)

SPORT ON TV 

Today

CRICKET: Second Test, England v Pakistan Sky Sports 2 1000; First Test, West Indies v India - Sky Sports 3 1455; NatWest T20 Blast - Glamorgan v Somerset - Sky Sports 2 1845.

Graeme McDowell faces a Canadian Open challenge this week at Glen Abbey in Oakville, Ontario, Canada

GOLF: PGA Tour, Canadian Open - Sky Sports 4 2100; Senior Open, Carnoustie - Sky Sports 4 1200 and 1500.

CYCLING: Tour de France stage 19 - Eurosport 1 1200, ITV4 1200, S4C 1400.

RUGBY UNION: Super Rugby quarter-finals - Sky Sports 1 0830 and 1030; Singha Premiership Rugby 7s - BT Sport 2 1845.

RUGBY LEAGUE: Super League - Sky Sports 3 1930.

TENNIS: ATP Tour, Citi Open - Sky Sports 5 1800 and 0000 (Sat); WTA Tour, Stanford Classic - BT Sport 1 2200 and 0000 (Sat).

MOTOR RACING: Formula One, Hungarian Grand Prix practice - Sky Sports F1 0845 and 1245, Channel 4 0855 and 1255, eir Sport 1 0900 and 1255.

SOCCER: Betfred Cup, East Stirlingshire v Rangers - BT Sport 1 1915.

ATHLETICS: World Junior Championships, Bydgoszcz - Eurosport 2 1800; London Anniversary Games - BBC 2 2000.

DARTS: World Matchplay - Sky Sports 1 1900.

BASEBALL: MLB, Baltimore Orioles v Cleveland Indians - BT sport 2 0000 (Sat).

Tomorrow (Saturday, July 23)

SOCCER: International Champions Cup, Melbourne Victory v Juventus - Sky Sports 1 1000, Celtic v Leicester - Sky Sports 1 1700; Betfred Cup, St Johnstone v Falkirk - BT Sport 1 1430.

CRICKET: Second Test, England v Pakistan Sky Sports 2 1030; First Test, West Indies v India - Sky Sports 3 1455.

GOLF: PGA Tour, Canadian Open - Sky Sports 4 1900; PGA Tour, International Crown - Sky Sports 4 2300; Senior Open, Carnoustie - Sky Sports 4 1430.

Peter Sagan of Slovakia, wearing the best sprinter's green jersey, crosses the finish line ahead of Norway's Alexander Kristoff to win the 16th stage of the Tour de France in Berne on Monday 
Picture by AP

CYCLING: Tour de France stage 20 - Eurosport 1 1200, ITV4 1200, S4C 1400.

RUGBY UNION: Super Rugby quarter-finals - Sky Sports 3 1030 and 1230.

TENNIS: ATP Tour, Citi Open - Sky Sports 3 1900 and and 0000 (Sun); WTA Tour - Stanford Classic, BT Sport 1 2200 and 0300 (Sun).

MOTOR RACING: Formula One, Hungarian Grand Prix qualifying - Channel 4 1155, Sky Sports F1 1200,

ATHLETICS: World Junior Championships, Bydgoszcz - Eurosport 2 1600 ; London Anniversary Games - BBC 1 1245.

RACING: Channel 4 1430.

MOTORCYCLE RACING: British Superbikes qualifying - Eurosport 2 1400.

DARTS: World Matchplay - Sky Sports 2 1900.

SAILING: America's Cup World Series - BT Sport 2 1245.

SPEEDWAY: World Cup - BT Sport 1 1800.

BASEBALL: MLB, New York Yankees v San Francisco Giants - BT Sport/ espn 2100, Kansas City Royals v Texas Rangers - 0000 (Sun).

QUICK QUIZ BLITZ answers: 1. Fencing, Swimming, Horse Riding, Shooting, Running 2. Derby County 3. Ryan Giggs, Gary Speed, and Mark Schwarzer 4. Munster 5. Tipperary

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