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On This Day - July 27 1985: Steve Cram set the mile world record in Oslo

ALONGSIDE Sebastian Coe and Steve Ovett, Steve Cram was one of the world's dominant middle distance runners during the 1980s


 
PA and Sean O'Neill

ON THIS DAY 

1985: Steve Cram set the mile world record at three minutes 46.32 seconds in Oslo.

1990: Graham Gooch became the first Englishman since John Edrich to score a Test triple century when he hit 333 in the first innings against India at Lord's.

1991: David Campese became the first man to score 40 tries in international rugby union. In the same match Michael Lynagh became the first man past 600 points at international level.

1992: Alan Shearer was transferred from Southampton to Blackburn for a then British record fee of £3.6million.

2005: Manchester City midfielder Joey Barton was found guilty of gross misconduct by the club and fined eight weeks' wages following an incident in the team hotel onthe Asia Trophy trip to Thailand.

2010: Mo Farah won gold for Great Britain in the 10,000 metres final at the European Championships in Barcelona.

2012: The London Olympic Games officially got under way with a lavish opening ceremony at the Olympic Stadium. The four-hour extravaganza, entitled Isles of Wonder, was directed by Oscar-winner Danny Boyle and featured more than 7,000 performers plus a cameo by the Queen. It was seen by an estimated worldwide TV audience of 900 million.

2015: England women slipped to an 89-run defeat against Australia in the third and final one-day international Ashes match at Worcester.

BIRTHDAYS

Dermot Heaney (GAA) - former Derry footballer and winner of an All-Ireland medal in 1993, born 1971.

Billy McCullough (soccer) - former Arsenal and Northern Ireland defender, born 1935.

Philippe Alliot (motor racing) - former F1 driver for Ligier and Larrousse, born 1954.

Allan Border (cricket) - former Australia captain, born 1955.

Christopher Dean (ice skating) - Olympic gold-medal winner, born 1958.

Jo Durie (tennis) - two-time grand slam mixed doubles winner, born 1960.

Jose Luis Chilavert (soccer) - former Paraguay goalkeeper, born 1965.

Jonty Rhodes (cricket) - former South Africa international, born 1969.

Alex Rodriguez (baseball) - New York Yankees third baseman, born 1975.

Jordy Clasie (soccer) - Southampton's Dutch midfielder, born 1991.

Craig Wighton (soccer) - Dundee striker, born 1997.

QUICK QUIZ BLITZ

1 How many All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship medals did Jack Lynch win with Cork?

2 In what position did Lewis Hamilton finish the 2015 Hungarian Grand Prix?

3 Where do Scottish Football League newcomers Edinburgh City play their home games?

4 When was the last time a rider successfully defended his Tour de France title before Chris Froome?

5 Which county won the most All-Ireland Senior Football Championships during the 1910s?

SPORT ON TV 

Today 

GAA: GAA Beo - The Munster U21 Hurling Championship final between Waterford and Tipperary - TG4 1915

SOCCER: International Champions Cup from Columbus, Real Madrid v Paris St Germain - Sky Sports 0030 (Thu), Bayern Munich v AC Milan from Chicago - Sky Sports 1 0230 (Thu).

CRICKET: Royal London Cup, Derbyshire v Lancashire - Sky Sports 2 1355.

GOLF: King's Cup from Pattaya - Sky Sports 4 0530.

TENNIS: ATP Tour, Rogers Cup from Toronto - Sky Sports 3 1600; WTA Tour, Rogers Cup from Toronto - BT Sport 1 1730 and 2330.

CYCLING: Tour de Wallonie stage five - Eurosport 2 1415.

SNOOKER: World Open from Yushan - Eurosport 1 0700 and 1230.

RACING: Glorious Goodwood - Channel 4 1335.

GREYHOUNDS: Sussex Cup - Sky Sports 5 1900.

BASEBALL: MLB, Cleveland Indians v Washington Nationals - BT Sport/ESPN 1700, San Francisco Giants v Cincinnati Reds - BT Sport 2 2030, Chicago Cubs v Chicago White Sox - BT Sport/ESPN 0100 (Thu).

Tomorrow 

GOLF: US PGA Championship from Baltusrol - Sky Sports 4 1900; Women's British Open from Woburn - BBC2 England 1300; King's Cup from Pattaya - Sky Sports 4 0530.

SOCCER: International Champions Cup, Borussia Dortmund v Manchester City from Shenzhen - Sky Sports 1 1215; Euro Women's Under-19 Championship semi-finals from Slovakia - Eurosport 2 1445 and 1915.

TENNIS: ATP Tour, Rogers Cup from Toronto - Sky Sports 3 1600; WTA Tour, Rogers Cup from Toronto - BT Sport 1 1730 and 2330.

MOTOR RACING: World Rally Championship, Rally Finland - BT Sport 2 1800.

CYCLING: National Circuit Race Championships, Birmingham - Eurosport 1 1815.

SNOOKER: World Open from Yushan - Eurosport 1 0700 and 1230.

RACING: Glorious Goodwood - Channel 4 1335.

BASEBALL: MLB, New York Mets v Colorado Rockies - BT Sport/ESPN - 1800.

Quick Quiz Blitz answers: 1 Five; 2 Sixth; 3 Meadowbank Stadium; 1992 (Miguel Indurain); 5 Wexford (four-in-a-row between 1915-1918).

 

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