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On This Day: 5 August 2012- Usain Bolt won Olympic gold in the men's 100 metres.

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1970: Manchester United became the first senior team in British football to win a competitive match by a penalty shoot-out. Their Watney Cup semi-final against Hull stood at 1-1 after 90 minutes before United triumphed 4-3 on penalties.

1978: Aberdeen's new Pittodrie Stadium, the first all-seater stadium in Britain, was inaugurated by a friendly between the Dons and Tottenham.

1990: Tom Kite won the Federal Express St Jude Classic at Memphis to become the first golfer to win USD 6million (£3.6million) on the US PGA Tour.

2001: Derry beat Tyrone 1-09 to 0-07 in the quarter-final of the All Ireland Senior Football Championship at St.Terinach’s Park, Clones.

2001: Meath drew with Westmeath 2-12 to 3-09 in the quarter-final of the All Ireland Senior Football Championship at Croke Park, Dublin. Meath won the replay 2-10 to 0-11.

2003: Darren Gough announced his retirement from Test cricket.

2004: Sven-Goran Eriksson was cleared of any wrongdoing by the Football Association following an investigation into the Faria Alam scandal.

2006: Kerry beat Armagh 3-15 to 1-13 in the quarter-final of the All Ireland Senior Football Championship at Croke Park, Dublin.

2006: Cork beat Donegal 1-11 to 1-10 in the quarter-final of the All Ireland Senior Football Championship at Croke Park, Dublin.

2009: Sunderland completed the £10million signing of Darren Bent from Tottenham.

2012: Cork beat Kildare 2-19 to 0-12 in the quarter-final of the All Ireland Senior Football Championship at Croke Park, Dublin.

2012: Jamaica's Usain Bolt won Olympic gold in the men's 100 metres.

2012: Donegal beat Kerry 1-12 to 1-10 in the quarter-final of the All Ireland Senior Football Championship at Croke Park, Dublin.

2013: Manchester United confirmed they had rejected a second bid from Chelsea for striker Wayne Rooney, while Walter Smith resigned as Rangers chairman.

2014: Bayern Munich announced they had agreed a deal with Liverpool to sign goalkeeper Jose Reina.

BIRTHDAYS

Billy Bingham (soccer) - former Northern Ireland manager, born 1931.

Ray Clemence (soccer) - former Liverpool, Tottenham and England goalkeeper, now part of the England backroom set-up, born 1948.

John Whitaker (equestrian) - Olympic silver medal winner, born 1955.

Kevin Darley (racing) - former champion flat jockey, born 1960.

Oleg Luzhny (soccer) - former Arsenal and Ukraine defender, born 1968.

Justin Marshall (rugby union) - former All Blacks, Leeds and Saracens scrum-half, born 1973.

Antoine Sibierski (soccer) - former Manchester City, Newcastle, Wigan and Norwich midfielder, born 1974.

Michael Bridges (soccer) - former Sunderland and Leeds striker, born 1978.

David Healy (soccer) - former Northern Ireland striker, born 1979.

Wayne Bridge (soccer) - former England defender, born 1980.

Paula Creamer (golf) - LPGA professional, nicknamed the Pink Panther, born 1986.

Ger Cafferkey (gaelic games) – Senior footballer for Mayo, born 1987.

Federica Pellegrini (swimming) - world record-breaking Italian swimmer, born 1988.

Michael Jamieson (swimming) - Scottish Olympic and Commonwealth Games silver medal winner, born 1988.

Ryan Bertrand (soccer) - Southampton defender, born 1989.

Andreas Weimann (soccer) - Derby's Austrian striker, born 1991.

Esteban Gutierrez (formula one) - Sauber's Mexican driver, born 1991.

Patrick McBrearty (gaelic games) – Senior football for Donegal, born 1993

Donegal's Patrick McBrearty turns 23 today

QUICK QUIZ BLITZ

1. Which three track and field athletes won gold for Team GB on 'Super Saturday' in the 2012 Olympics?

2. Eugenie Bouchard is a tennis player from which country?

3. West Ham, Bournemouth, Tottenham, Portsmouth, Tottenham, Toronto, Tottenham, Sunderland is the career path of which footballer?

4. Who is the current Kerry captain?

5. Which snooker player is known as 'Ballrun'?

(see answers at bottom)

SPORT ON TV

Today (Friday, August 5)

OLYMPICS: Opening ceremony from the Maracana in Rio, Brazil - BBC One 1140.

SOCCER: EFL Championship, Fulham v Newcastle - Sky Sports 1 1900; Bundesliga 2, Kaiserslautern v Hannover - BT Sport 1 1930; SSE Airtricity League, Bohemians v Finn Harps - eir Sport 1 1930.

CRICKET: Third day of the third Investec Test from Edgbaston, England v Pakistan - Sky Sports 2 1030; third day of the second Test, Sri Lanka v Australia - Eurosport 2 0515 (Sat).

GOLF: Day two of the Paul Lawrie Match Play - Sky Sports 4 1200; day two of the Travelers Championship - Sky Sports 4 2000.

RUGBY UNION: Currie Cup, Western Province v Free State Cheetahs - Sky Sports 3 1355, Blue Bulls v Golden Lions - Sky Sports 3 1605.

RUGBY LEAGUE: Super 8s, Hull FC v Castleford Tigers - Sky Sports 2 1930.

TENNIS: BB&T Atlanta Open quarter-finals - Eurosport 1 1900.

CYCLING: Dwars door Het Hageland - Eurosport 1 1400.

BOXING: Premier Boxing Champions Series, David Benavidez v Denis Douglin - BT Sport 1 0200 (Sat).

BASEBALL: MLB, Washington Nationals v San Francisco Giants - BT Sport/ESPN 0000 (Sat).

Tomorrow (Saturday, August 6)

OLYMPICS: Rowing heats, men's cycling road race and swimming heats - BBC One 1210, men's cycling road race, women's rugby sevens pool matches and beach volleyball preliminaries - BBC One 1820, women's rugby sevens pool matches and men's artistic gymnastics qualification - BBC One 2230, four swimming finals and women's hockey, Great Britain v Australia - BBC One 0100 (Sun).

SOCCER: National League, Maidstone v York - BT Sport 1 1130; Scottish Premiership, Rangers v Hamilton - Sky Sports 1/Sky Sports 5 1200; International Champions Cup, Liverpool v Barcelona - Sky Sports 1 1700; MLS, Montreal Impact v Houston Dynamo - Sky Sports 1 0030 (Sun).

CRICKET: Fourth day of the third Investec Test from Edgbaston, England v Pakistan - Sky Sports 2 1030; fourth day of the second Test, Sri Lanka v Australia - Eurosport 2 0515 (Sun).

GOLF: Day three of the Paul Lawrie Match Play - Sky Sports 4 1100; day three of the Travelers Championship - Sky Sports 4 1800.

RUGBY UNION: Super Rugby final, Lions v Hurricanes - Sky Sports 1 0730.

RUGBY LEAGUE: Super 8s Qualifiers, Featherstone Rovers v Leeds Rhinos - Sky Sports 5 1500; Super 8s, Catalans Dragons v Widnes Vikings - Sky Sports 5 1700.

TENNIS: BB&T Atlanta Open semi-finals - Eurosport 1 2000.

BASEBALL: MLB, New York Yankees v Cleveland Indians - BT Sport//ESPN 1800, Los Angeles Dodgers v Boston Red Sox - BT Sport 1 2100, Chicago White Sox v Baltimore Orioles - BT Sport 1 0000 (Sun).

 

QUICK QUIZ BLITZ answers: 1. Jessica Ennis-Hill, Greg Robertson, Mo Farah. 2. Canada 3. Jermain Defoe 4. Bryan Sheehan 5. Stuart Bingham.

 

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