On This Day: 18 August 2010- Manchester City sign James Milner for £26 million

Milner would cost Manchester City £26million, while Stephen Ireland went to Aston Villa as part of the deal
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1920: One of England's best-known wicketkeepers, Godfrey Evans, was born. The Kent gloveman dismissed 219 batsmen in 91 Test matches and was the first to claim 200 Test victims. He died on May 3, 1999.

1948: Lester Piggott won his first horse race aged 12, riding The Chase to victory in the Wigan Lane Selling Handicap at Haydock.

1990: New Zealand's All Blacks suffered their first defeat for nearly four years, losing 21-9 to Australia in Wellington to end a run of 23 consecutive wins.

2008: Great Britain's cycling quartet of Paul Manning, Bradley Wiggins, Ed Clancy and Geraint Thomas won an Olympic gold medal in the men's team pursuit in a world record time of three minutes 53.314 seconds in Beijing.

2010: James Milner completed his move from Aston Villa to Manchester City, with Stephen Ireland moving in the opposite direction as part of the deal.

2011: Malaysian businessman Tony Fernandes completed his takeover of QPR.

2011: UK Athletics confirmed it would bid to host the 2017 World Athletics Championships in London. The city was chosen as host ahead of Doha in November 2011.

2013: Europe won the Solheim Cup on American soil for the first time with an 18-10 win over the United States.

2014: Rafael Nadal announced that he would not defend his US Open title due to a wrist injury.


Ricky Villa (soccer) - former Tottenham and Argentina midfielder, born 1952.

Christy Ryan (gaelic games) – dual-county star who player who played for Cork from 1978-87, born 1957.

Barry Egan (gaelic games) – Hurler for Cork who played as a half-forward, born 1972.

Paul Ormond (gaelic games) – former senior hurler and captain for Tipperary. Born 1977.

Esteban Cambiasso (soccer) - former Inter Milan and Leicester midfielder who played for Argentina at the 2006 World Cup, now with Olympiacos, born 1980.

Cesar Delgado (soccer) - former Argentina winger, born 1981.

Kris Boyd (soccer) - Kilmarnock and Scotland striker, born 1983.

Cameron White (cricket) - former Australia Twenty20 captain, born 1983.

Robert Huth (soccer) - Leicester's German defender, born 1984.

Bryan Ruiz (soccer) - Costa Rica's former Fulham forward, now at Sporting, born 1985.

Ross McCormack (soccer) - Aston Villa and Scotland striker, born 1986.

Jack Hobbs (soccer) - Nottingham Forest defender, born 1988.

Renato Sanches (soccer) - Bayern Munich and Portugal midfielder, born 1997.


1 Which Swiss tennis player won the 2014 Australian Open and the 2015 French Open?

2 Which cyclist won the men's Keirin at Rio 2016 to match Sir Chris Hoy on six Olympic gold medals?

3 What is the first name of New York Jets wide receiver Decker?

4 Which two defenders did Tottenham sign from Sheffield United in July 2009?

5 In which county is Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada?

(see answers at bottom)


Today (Thursday, August 18)

OLYMPICS: Athletics and canoeing - BBC Two 1300; Triathlon - BBC One 1345; Boxing - BBC Two 1800, BBC One 1900; Boxing and taekwondo - BBC Two 1930; Diving, hockey and taekwondo - BBC One 2000; Hockey - BBC Two 2200; Athletics, beach volleyball, handball and taekwondo - BBC One 0000 (Fri).

SOCCER: Europa League play-off, Astra Giurgiu v West Ham - BT Sport 2 1900.

CRICKET: One-Day Cup quarter-final, Kent Spitfires v Yorkshire Vikings - Sky Sports 2 1330; Fourth Test, West Indies - Sky Sports 5 1455.

GOLF: European Tour, Czech Masters - Sky Sports 4 1000, 1400; PGA Tour, Wyndham Championship - Sky Sports 4 2000.

RUGBY LEAGUE: Super League, Hull FC v Catalan Dragons - Sky Sports 1 1930.

TENNIS: ATP Tour, Western and Southern Open - Sky Sports 3 1600; WTA Tour, Western and Southern Open - BT Sport 1 1600.

RACING: York - Channel 4 1335.

Tomorrow (Friday, August 19)

OLYMPICS: Canoeing and taekwondo - BBC Two 1300; Canoeing, show jumping and modern pentathlon - BBC One 1345; Boxing - BBC 2 1800; BMX, boxing and modern pentathlon - BBC One 1900; Boxing and taekwondo - BBC Two 2000; Taekwondo - BBC One 2030; Modern pentathlon - BBC Two 2200; Athletics, taekwondo, handball and volleyball - BBC One 0000 (Sat).

SOCCER: Premier League, Manchester United v Southampton - Sky Sports 1 1830; Ligue 1, Lyon v Caen - BT Sport 1 1945, eir Sport 1 1930.

CRICKET: First Test, South Africa v New Zealand - Sky Sports 2 0855; Fourth Test, West Indies v India - Sky Sports 5 1455.

CYCLING: Vuelta a Espana - Eurosport 1 1900.

GOLF: European Tour, Czech Masters - Sky Sports 4 1000, 1400; PGA Tour, Wyndham Championship - Sky Sports 4 2000.

MOTORCYCLING: MotoGP, Czech Republic Grand Prix - BT Sport 2 0800, 1045, 1200.

RUGBY LEAGUE: Super League, Wigan Warriors v St Helens - Sky Sports 2 1930.

RUGBY UNION: New Zealand NPC, Northland v Manawatu - Sky Sports 1 0830.

TENNIS: ATP Tour, Western and Southern Open - Sky Sports 3 1600, 0130 (Sat); WTA Tour, Western and Southern Open - BT Sport 2 1600, 0000 (Sat).

RACING: York - Channel 4 1335.

QUICK QUIZ BLITZ Answers: 1 Stan Wawrinka; 2 Jason Kenny; 3 Eric; 4 Kyle Walker and Kyle Naughton; 5 Leitrim.


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