On This Day - Aug 10 1971: Irish soccer star Roy Keane is born

Roy Keane, former Manchester United and Republic of Ireland midfielder, manger of various clubs and now Republic assistant manager 


1907: The first long-distance car race ended in Paris, having started in Beijing on June 10 of the same year.

1954: Jockey Sir Gordon Richards retired after a British record 4,870 victories. He last raced on July 10 after a fall at Sandown.

1984: Mary Decker fell over the leg of British athlete Zola Budd during the 3,000 metres Olympic final in Los Angeles. Budd was at first disqualified for tripping but was reinstated to her final placing of seventh after Decker was ruled to have caused the incident with her "aggressive tactics".

2003: Donegal beat Galway 0-14 to 0-11 in an All-Ireland quarter-final replay. The winners would go on to lose out to Armagh in the semi-final on a score line of 2-10 to 1-9.

2005: The Premier League upheld its guilty verdicts on Ashley Cole and Jose Mourinho in the Chelsea tapping-up scandal - but reduced their fines to £75,000 each.

2006: John Terry was named England captain by new manager Steve McClaren, in succession to David Beckham.

2007: Carlos Tevez completed his protracted move to Manchester United on a two-year loan deal.

2008: Nicole Cooke won a gold medal for Great Britain in the women's cycling road race at the Beijing Olympics.

2013: Mo Farah added the 10,000m world title to his Olympic gold at the World Athletics Championships in Moscow.


Martin McElhinney (GAA) – Donegal footballer and winner of an All-Ireland medal in 2012, born 1988.

Damian Cahalane (GAA) – Cork dual player, born 1992.

Anita Lonsbrough (swimming) - Britain's 1960 Olympic 200 metres breaststroke champion, born 1941.

Kenny Perry (golf) - former US Ryder Cup player and 14-time PGA Tour winner, born 1960.

Andy Gregory (rugby league) - former Wigan and Great Britain scrum-half, born 1961.

Philippe Albert (soccer) - former Newcastle and Belgium defender, born 1967.

Riddick Bowe (boxing) - former undisputed heavyweight champion, born 1967.

Brendon Julian (cricket) - former Australia left-arm paceman, born 1970.



Roy Keane (soccer) - former Manchester United and Republic of Ireland midfielder, now Republic assistant manager, born 1971.

Mario Kindelan (boxing) - Cuban who beat Amir Khan in the 2004 Olympic

lightweight final, born 1971.

Lawrence Dallaglio (rugby union) - former England and Wasps flanker, born 1972.

Lisa Raymond (tennis) - American doubles specialist, born 1973.

Chris Read (cricket) - Nottinghamshire captain and wicketkeeper, born 1978.

Shaun Murphy (snooker) - 2005 world champion, born 1982.


1 From which club did Manchester United originally sign Paul Pogba in 2009?

2 How many All-Stars did Tomas O’Se win with Kerry?

Jim Furyk carded a remarkable 58 at the Travelers Championship last weekend

3 Jim Furyk, who recently shot the first 58 in PGA Tour history, won which major in 2003?

4 'Manitoba tuck', 'hog line violation' and 'blanking an end' are all terms associated with which sport?

5 Who scored more competitive goals for Real Madrid: Raul or Alfredo Di Stefano?

(See answers at bottom)


Wednesday, August 10

GAA: GAA Championship Review - highlights of the week’s action from the GAA competitions – Sky Sports 5 2100.

OLYMPICS: Rowing and cycling - BBC Two 1215, BBC One 1345; Swimming - BBC Two 1800; Diving and gymnastics - BBC One 1900, BBC Two 2200; Swimming and hockey - BBC One 0000 (Thu).

CRICKET: Third Test, West Indies v India - Sky Sports 3 1455; T20 Blast, Gloucestershire v Durham - Sky Sports 2 1800.

SOCCER: Betfred Cup, Celtic v Motherwell - BT Sport 1 1900; EFL Cup, Luton v Aston Villa - Sky Sports 1 1930.

BASEBALL: MLB, Miami Marlins v San Francisco Giants - BT Sport/ESPN 1700; Los Angeles Dodgers v Philadelphia Phillies - BT Sport 2 2000; Boston Red Sox v New York Yankees - BT Sport/ESPN 0000 (Thu).

Thursday, August 11

GAA: Off the Ball – an offbeat look at recent football developments – eir Sport 1 1900.

Ireland's Sanita Puspure competing in the Women's Single Sculls quarter-finals at the Lagoa Stadium on the fourth day of the Rio Olympic Games in Brazil 

OLYMPICS: Rowing and golf - BBC Two 1300; Rowing, canoe slalom, tennis and swimming - BBC One 1345; Canoe slalom and swimming - BBC Two 1800; Tennis, sailing and badminton - BBC Two 1930; Gymnastics and cycling - BBC One 2000; Cycling - BBC Two 2200; Rugby sevens - BBC One 2245; Hockey and swimming - BBC One 0000 (Fri).

CRICKET: Fourth Test, England v Pakistan - Sky Sports 2 1000; Third Test, West Indies v India - Sky Sports 5 1455; T20 Blast, Glamorgan v Yorkshire - Sky

Sports 2 1845.

SOCCER: EFL Cup, Bristol Rovers v Cardiff - Sky Sports 1 1930.

RUGBY LEAGUE: Super League Super 8s, Widnes v Hull - Sky Sports 3 1930.

GOLF: PGA Tour, John Deere Classic - Sky Sports 4 2200; US Senior Open - Sky Sports 4 1900.

CYCLING: Arctic Race of Norway, stage one - Eurosport 1 1400.

BASEBALL: MLB, New York Mets v Arizona Diamondbacks - BT Sport/ESPN 1700; Oakland Athletics v Baltimore Orioles - BT Sport/ESPN 2030; Boston Red Sox v New York Yankees - BT Sport 1 0000 (Fri).

QUICK QUIZ BLITZ answers: 1 Le Havre 2 Five 3 US Open 4 Curling 5 Raul with 323, Di Stefano scored 308.



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