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On This Day: 19 August 1999: Robbie Keane became the most expensive teenager in British football

Keane, pictured against France in 2004
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1953: England recaptured the Ashes at the Oval after a gap of 19 years. Denis Compton hit the decisive stroke to give Len Hutton's team an eight-wicket victory in the fifth and final Test, the only win after four drawn matches in the series.

1999: Nineteen-year-old Robbie Keane became the then most expensive teenager in British football, completing a £6million move from Wolves to Coventry.

2001: Ferrari ace Michael Schumacher was crowned world champion for the fourth time, after winning the Hungarian Grand Prix in Budapest.

2004: Leslie Law won individual silver for Great Britain at the Olympic three-day eventing competition in Athens. He was later upgraded to gold after Germany's Bettina Hoy lost an appeal against a 12-point penalty.

2005: Chelsea paid £24.4million to sign Ghana midfielder Michael Essien from Lyon.

2007: Durham beat Hampshire by 125 runs in the Friends Provident Trophy final at Lord's.

2007: Cork beat Meath 1-16 to 0-09 in the semi-final of the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship at Croke Park, Dublin.

2008: An excellent day for Great Britain at the Olympics in Beijing brought gold medals for Victoria Pendleton and Chris Hoy in cycling, Christine Ohuruogu on the track and Paul Goodison in the Laser class sailing.

2013: Sussex released England spinner Monty Panesar after concluding their investigation into his drunken behaviour outside a Brighton nightclub. Panesar had been fined by police for urinating on club bouncers after he was thrown off the premises.

2014: Scottish Lowland League side Stirling University made history by appointing Shelley Kerr as their manager. The club from the league just below the Scottish Professional Football League became the first at their level in Britain to appoint a female manager.

2015: Leicester signed Swiss midfielder Gokhan Inler from Napoli. He made only five Premier League appearances as the Foxes went on to win the title.

BIRTHDAYS

Sid Going (rugby union) - former New Zealand scrum-half, who won 29 caps between 1967 and 1977, born 1943.

Gordon Brand Jnr (golf) - two-time Ryder Cup player and winner of eight events on the European Tour, born 1958.

Mary Joe Fernandez (tennis) - former doubles champion at Australian, French Open and two-time Olympic gold medallist, born 1971.

Marco Materazzi (soccer) - former Everton and Inter Milan defender, who won the World Cup with Italy in 2006, born 1973.

Rodney McAree (soccer) – Current Dungannon Swifts manager who spent his youth football career at Liverpool, before featuring at Bristol City, Fulham, Glenavon and as a player for Dungannon, born 1974.

Shane Murphy (gaelic games) – inter-county hurler for Cork who made his debut in 2007, born 1983.

Ryan Taylor (soccer) - former Newcastle and Hull defender, born 1984.

Nafi Thiam (athletics) - Belgium's newly-crowned Olympic heptathlon champion, born 1994.

QUICK QUIZ BLITZ

1 What nationality is tennis player Kristina Mladenovic?

2 Who are the reigning NBA champions?

3 Name the American who owns the Doral and Turnberry golf courses.

4 In 2002 in Salt Lake City, Rhona Martin, Deborah Knox, Fiona MacDonald, Janice Rankin and Margaret Morton won gold in which Winter Olympic sport?

5 Queen's University Belfast last won the Sigerson Cup in what year?

Donal McAnallen presents QUB with their Sigerson Cup jersey for 2016

(see answers at bottom)

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Today (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.

CRICKET: First day of the first Test from Durban, South Africa v New Zealand - Sky Sports 2 0855; second day of the fourth Test from Port of Spain, West Indies v India - Sky Sports 5 1455.

CYCLING: Vuelta a Espana - Eurosport 1 1900.

GOLF: Czech Masters - Sky Sports 4 1000, 1400; Wyndham Championship from North Carolina - Sky Sports 4 2000.

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

RUGBY LEAGUE: First Utility Super League, Wigan 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 from Cincinnati - Sky Sports 3 1600, 0130 (Sat); WTA Tour, Western and Southern Open from Cincinnati - BT Sport 2 1600, 0000 (Sat).

RACING: Ebor Festival from York - Channel 4 1335.

Tomorrow (Saturday, August 20)

OLYMPICS: Canoeing, badminton, taekwondo and triathlon - BBC One 1245; Boxing and diving - BBC One 1750; Athletics, taekwondo, volleyball - BBC One 0010 (Sun).

SOCCER: Premier League, Stoke v Manchester City - Sky Sports 1 1130, Leicester v Arsenal - BT Sport 1 1700; Ladbrokes Premiership, St Johnstone v Celtic - BT Sport 1 1130; Sky Bet Championship, Derby v Aston Villa - Sky Sports 1 1715; LaLiga, Barcelona v Real Betis - Sky Sports 3 1700, Granada v Villarreal - Sky Sports 3 1900, Sevilla v Espanyol - Sky Sports 3 2100; Serie A, Roma v Udinese - BT Sport 2 1715, Juventus v Fiorentina - BT Sport 2 1930; Eredivisie, Ajax v Willem II - Sky Sports 5 1835.

CRICKET: Second day of the first Test from Durban, South Africa v New Zealand - Sky Sports 2 0900; T20 Blast finals day - Sky Sports 2 1030, 1830.

CYCLING: Vuelta a Espana - Eurosport 1 1700, 1915.

GOLF: Czech Masters - Sky Sports 4 1200; Wyndham Championship from North Carolina - Sky Sports 4 2000.

MOTORCYCLING: MotoGP, Czech Republic Grand Prix - BT Sport 2 0800, 1100.

RUGBY LEAGUE: First Utility Super League, London Broncos v Leeds - Sky Sports 3 1500.

RUGBY UNION: Rugby Championship, Australia v New Zealand, Sky Sports 3 1030, South Africa v Argentina - Sky Sports 4 1600; New Zealand NPC, Canterbury v Auckland - Sky Sports 5 0830.

TENNIS: ATP Tour, Western and Southern Open from Cincinnati - Sky Sports 5 1200.

BASEBALL: MLB, San Francisco Giants v New York Mets - BT Sport 1 2100.

UFC: UFC 202, Las Vegas - BT Sport 2 0100 (Sun), 0300 (Sun).

QUICK QUIZ BLITZ Answers: 1 French; 2 The Cleveland Cavaliers; 3 Donald Trump; 4 Curling; 5 2007

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