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On This Day: 6 August 2014- Howard Webb retires as a referee

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1926: Gertrude Ederle, a 19-year-old New Yorker, became the first woman to swim the English Channel. She made the crossing from Cap Gris-Nez to Deal in 14 hours and 39 minutes, cutting some two hours off the record.

1961: Stirling Moss enjoyed the 16th and last Formula One win of his career at the Nurburgring when he won the German Grand Prix in a Lotus-Climax.

2002: David Burns and Keith Harris resigned as chief executive and chairman respectively of the Football League due to the collapse of a broadcasting agreement with ITV Digital.

2005: Laois beat Derry 1-11 to 1-10 in a fourth round qualifier for the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship at Croke Park, Dublin.

2005: Tyrone beat Monaghan 2-14 to 1-07 in a fourth round qualifier for the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship at Croke Park, Dublin.

2006: Great Britain's Jenson Button won the Hungarian Grand Prix, his first Formula One victory after 113 attempts.

2008: Cristiano Ronaldo confirmed he would be staying with Manchester United for another season. He left United the following summer to join Real Madrid in a then world-record £80million deal.

2009: Former England batsman Mark Butcher announced his retirement from cricket with immediate effect.

2011: Dublin beat Tyrone 0-22 to 0-15 in the quarter-finals of the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship at Croke Park, Dublin.

2012: Britain's Beth Tweddle won bronze in the women's uneven bars at the London Olympics. Britain's Nick Skelton, Ben Maher, Scott Brash and Peter Charles won the gold medal in the team showjumping. Britain's Jason Kenny won the gold medal in the men's sprint.

2013: Beth Tweddle announced her retirement from competitive gymnastics, a year to the day after winning Olympic bronze in the uneven bars.

2014: Howard Webb retired as a match referee and was appointed technical director of the Professional Game Match Officials Limited.

BIRTHDAYS

Billy Boston (rugby league) - former Wigan and Great Britain star, born 1934.

Simon Doull (cricket) - former New Zealand paceman, born 1969.

Scott Minto (soccer) - former Charlton, Chelsea and West Ham defender, born 1971.

Robin van Persie (soccer) - Fenerbahce's former Manchester United forward born 1983.

Jesse Ryder (cricket) - New Zealand all-rounder, born 1984.

Andy Wilkinson (soccer) - former Stoke defender, born 1984.

Bafetimbi Gomis (soccer) - Swansea and France forward, currently on loan at Marseille, born 1985.

Eoin Murphy (gaelic games) – Kilkenny senior goalkeeper, he has won four All-Irelands with The Cats, born 1990.

QUICK QUIZ BLITZ

1. Sebastian Coe won two Olympic gold medals over which distance?

2. James Guy is a world champion in which sport?

3. Ashley Williams joined Swansea from which club?

4. Who is Durham CCC's first-class captain?

5 In what city will the 2017 Champions League final take place?

(see answers at bottom)

SPORT ON TV

Today (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).

Tomorrow (Sunday, August 7)

OLYMPICS: Rowing, artistic gymnastics, road cycling and swimming - BBC One 1300, swimming heats and women's cycling road race - BBC One 1800, women's cycling road race and women's rugby sevens quarter-finals - BBC One 1930, men's hockey group match, Great Britain v New Zealand, and women's rugby sevens quarter-finals - BBC One 2200, women's artistic gymnastics qualifiers - BBC One 2315, women's artistic gymnastics qualifiers and four swimming finals - BBC One 0100 (Mon).

SOCCER: Community Shield, Leicester City v Manchester United - BT Sport 2 1515; EFL Championship, QPR v Leeds - Sky Sports 1 1130, Sheffield Wednesday v Aston Villa - Sky Sports 1 1615; Scottish Premiership, St Johnstone v Aberdeen - BT Sport 1 1145, Hearts v Celtic - Sky Sports 1/Sky Sports 5 - 1400; pre-season friendly, West Ham United v Juventus - BT Sport 2 1230; Eredivisie, FC Groningen v Feyenoord - Sky Sports 5 1120; MLS, Portland Timbers v Sporting Kansas City - Sky Sports 1 2105, Orlando City v Seattle Sounders - Sky Sports 1 0005 (Mon), Los Angeles Galaxy v New Red Bulls - Sky Sports 1 0230 (Mon).

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

GOLF: Day four of the Paul Lawrie Match Play - Sky Sports 4 1030; day four of the Travelers Championship - Sky Sports 4 1800.

BASEBALL: MLB, Chicago White Sox v Baltimore Orioles - BT Sport//ESPN 1900, Los Angeles Dodgers v Boston Red Sox - BT Sport//ESPN 0000 (Mon).

 

Answers: 1 1500 metres; 2 Swimming; 3 Stockport County; 4 Paul Collingwood; 5 Millennium Stadium, Cardiff

 

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