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On This Day- July 28 2008: Republic of Ireland's all-time leading goalscorer, Robbie Keane signs for Liverpool

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ON THIS DAY

1987: Laura Davies became Britain's first winner of the US Women's Open, beating Joanne Carner and Ayoko Okamoto in a play-off at Plainfield, New Jersey.

1990: Dennis Andries became the first British boxer to twice regain a world title, beating Jeff Harding in a world light-heavyweight fight in Melbourne.

1999: European 200 metres champion Dougie Walker was acquitted by the UK Athletics disciplinary panel investigating his failed drugs test in December 1998.

2002: Mayo beat Tipperary 0-20 to 1-14 in a Round 4 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship qualifier at Cusack Park, Ennis.

2003: Nasser Hussain stood down as England's Test cricket captain.

2006: Ruud van Nistelrooy completed his move to Real Madrid from Manchester United.

2007: Derry beat Laois 1-18 to 2-11 in a in a third round All-Ireland Senior Football Championship qualifier at Brennfi Park, Cavan.

2007: Monaghan beat Donegal 2-12 to 1-7 in a third round All-Ireland Senior Football Championship qualifier at Healy Park, Tyrone.

2008: Liverpool signed striker Robbie Keane from Tottenham. The Republic of Ireland international agreed a four-year contract but returned to White Hart Lane in January 2009 after a disappointing time on Merseyside.

2010: Newcastle signed former Tottenham, Arsenal and England defender Sol Campbell on a one-year deal.

2011: Manchester City confirmed the signing of Argentina striker Sergio Aguero from Atletico Madrid on a five-year contract.

2012: Down beat Tipperary 1-13 to 0-11 in a fourth round qualifier of the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship at Cusack Park, Mullingar.

2012: Former AC Milan and Chelsea striker Andriy Shevchenko announced his retirement from football. The Ukrainian would later stand for election to the Ukrainian Parliament, but his party failed to win parliamentary representation.

2015: Nottinghamshire announced that former South Africa captain Clive Rice had died at the age of 66.

BIRTHDAYS

Sir Garfield Sobers (cricket) - Former West Indies all-rounder, born 1936.

Mikey Sheehy (gaelic games) – Kerry senior footballer from 1974-1987. He won four Kerry Senior Football Titles and one All-Ireland.

Jacob Oram (cricket) - Former New Zealand all-rounder, born 1978.

Dougie Walker (athletics) - Former European 200 metres champion, born 1973.

Michael Carrick (soccer) - Manchester United midfielder, born 1981.

Mathieu Debuchy (soccer) - Arsenal and France full-back, born 1985.

Pedro (soccer) - Chelsea and Spain forward, born 1987.

Harry Kane (soccer) - Tottenham and England striker, born 1993.

Moses Odubajo (soccer) - Hull midfielder, born 1993.

QUICK QUIZ BLITZ

1 Which horse has won the most Grand Nationals?

2 Eder (below), who scored the winning goal in the Euro 2016 final, plays for which club?

3 Who is the only team to win an All-Ireland outside Ireland?

4 For which Guinness PRO12 club does fly-half Dan Biggar play?

5 Which Australian golfer won the 1991 Open Championship?

(see answers at bottom)

SPORT ON TV

Today (Thursday, July 28)

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 Man 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.

Tomorrow (Friday, July 29)

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.

MOTOR RACING: Formula One, German Grand Prix practice - Sky Sports F1 0845 and 1245, eir Sport 1 0855 and 1255; World Rally Championship, Rally Finland - BT Sport/ESPN 1830.

RUGBY LEAGUE: Challenge Cup semi-final, Wigan Warriors v Hull - BBC2 England 1930.

SOCCER: International Champions Cup from Melbourne, Tottenham v Atletico Madrid - Sky Sports 1 1045; Airtricity League - eir Sport 1 1930.

TENNIS: ATP Tour, Rogers Cup from Toronto - Sky Sports 1 1600 and 2330; WTA Tour, Rogers Cup from Toronto - BT Sport 2 1730, BT Sport 1 2330.

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

RACING: Glorious Goodwood - Channel 4 1335.

EQUESTRIAN: Royal International Horse Show from Hickstead - Sky Sports 2 1400, eir Sport 1 1430.

SPEEDWAY: World Cup final from Manchester - BT Sport 1 1900.

BASEBALL: MLB, Chicago Cubs v Seattle Mariners - BT Sport/ESPN 1930.

 

QUICK QUIZ BLITZ Answers: 1 Red Rum (three); 2 Lille; 3 Cavan, they defeated Kerry in New York in 1947; 4 Ospreys; 5 Ian Baker-Finch.

 

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