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On This Day: 20 August 2008- Usain Bolt wins 200m gold, setting world record time of 19.30 seconds

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1906: One of the early greats of British tennis, HW 'Bunny' Austin was born. He teamed up with Fred Perry to win four consecutive Davis Cup finals between 1933 and 1936. He made it to the Wimbledon final in 1932 and 1938 but was beaten both times. Austin died in Coulsdon, south London, in 2000.

1988: Jack Nicklaus tied for 34th place in The International at Castle Pines, Colorado, and became the first man to take his career earnings above the five million US dollars mark on the US Tour.

2000: Kerry drew with Armagh 2-11 to 2-11 in the All-Ireland semi-final at Croke Park, Dublin.

2002: Australia captain Steve Waugh joined Kent for a month-long stint at the end of the County Championship season.

2004: Jonathan Woodgate joined Real Madrid from Newcastle for £13.4million.

2005: Armagh beat Laois 2-17 to 1-11 in the All-Ireland quarter finals at Croke Park, Dublin.

2006: Pakistan left the field and later forfeited the match after being accused by umpire Darrell Hair of ball tampering during their Test with England at The Oval.

2006: Mayo beat Laois 0-14 to 0-11 in a replay of the All-Ireland quarter finals at Croke Park, Dublin.
 
2006: Kerry beat Cork 0-16 to 0-10 in the quarter finals of the All Ireland at Croke Park, Dublin. 

2008: Usain Bolt won gold in the 200metres in a world record time of 19.30seconds to complete a sprint double at the Beijing Olympics.

2009: Bolt won the gold medal in the 200m at the World Championships in Berlin in a world record time of 19.19secs.

On This Day in 2009: Bolt beats his own world record, setting the 200m sprint record to 19.19 seconds

2012: Augusta National, home of the US Masters, announced its first two women members - former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and business executive Darla Moore.

2013: Hope Powell left her role as England women's senior team head coach, ending her 15-year period in charge.

2015: Chelsea signed Spanish winger Pedro from Barcelona for £19million.

BIRTHDAYS

Kevin Heffernan (gaelic games) - former county footballer for Dublin who is considered one of the greatest of all times, he also managed Dublin and won three All-Ireland titles, born 1929.

Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh (gaelic games) - famous RTÉ commentator, with a career expanding six decades and has even been branded "the voice of Gaelic games", born 1930.

Don King (boxing) - controversial promoter, born 1931.

Bernhard Russi (skiing) - Swiss former downhill Olympic champion, born 1948.

John Emburey (cricket) - former Middlesex and England spinner, born 1952.

Steve Stone (soccer) - former Nottingham Forest and England midfielder, and recently a first-team coach at Newcastle, born 1971.

Scott Quinnell (rugby union) - former Wales back-rower and captain, born 1972.

Bernard Mendy (soccer) - former Hull, Bolton and France defender, born 1981.

Aidan Fennelly (gaelic games) - Senior footballer for Laois who was nonimated for an All-Star in 2005, born 1981.

Yuri Zhirkov (soccer) - former Chelsea winger, now with Zenit St Petersburg, born 1983.

Alvaro Negredo (soccer) - Middlesbrough's former Manchester City striker, born 1985.

Stephen Ward (soccer) - Burnley's Republic of Ireland utility player, born 1985.

Leigh Griffiths (soccer) - Celtic and Scotland striker, born 1990.

 Leigh Griffiths celebrates his 26th birthday today

QUICK QUIZ BLITZ

1 How many Australian Open finals has Andy Murray contested?

2 Name the president of cycling's world governing body, the UCI.

3 Who won the 1997 US PGA Championship?

4  In what year did Galway last win the National Football league?

5 I was nicknamed 'Tintin' while playing for Barcelona, I was appointed Valencia boss in 2007, and I made Dusan Tadic my first signing as a Premier League manager. Who am I?

(see answers at bottom)

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Today (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; Scottish Premiership, St Johnstone v Celtic - BT Sport 1 1130; Championship, Derby v Aston Villa - Sky Sports 1 1715, Ligue 1, TBA - eir Sport 1 1555; 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: First Test, 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: European Tour, Czech Masters - Sky Sports 4 1200; PGA Tour, Wyndham Championship - Sky Sports 4 2000.

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

RUGBY LEAGUE: 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 - Sky Sports 5 1200.

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

RACING: Various courses - eir Sport 1 1335, Channel 4 1345.

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

Tomorrow (Sunday, August 21)

OLYMPICS: Marathon - BBC One 1300; Boxing - BBC Two 1700, BBC One 1830; Closing ceremony - BBC One 2330.

SOCCER: Premier League, Sunderland v Middlesbrough - Sky Sports 1 1230, West Ham v Bournemouth - Sky Sports 1 1530; Championship, Ipswich v Norwich - Sky Sports 2 1130; LaLiga, Real Sociedad v Real Madrid - Sky Sports 1 1700, Sporting Gijon v Athletic Bilbao - Sky Sports 5 1700, Atletico Madrid v Alaves - Sky Sports 1 2100; Serie A, TBA - eir Sport 1 1400, AC Milan v Torino - BT Sport 2 1645, TBA - eir Sport 1 1700, Pescara v Napoli - BT Sport 1 1930; Ligue 1, TBA - BT Sport 1 1345 & 1600.

CRICKET: First Test, South Africa v New Zealand - Sky Sports 3 0855; First ODI, Sri Lanka v Australia - Eurosport 2 0945, 1415; Fourth Test, West Indies v India - Sky Sports 3 1700.

CYCLING: Open de Suede Vargada - Eurosport 1 0900; EuroEyes Cyclassics - Eurosport 1 1300; Vuelta a Espana - Eurosport 1 1445.

GOLF: European Tour, Czech Masters - Sky Sports 4 1130; PGA Tour, Wyndham Championship - Sky Sports 4 2000.

MOTORCYCLING: MotoGP, Czech Republic Grand Prix - BT Sport 2 0730, 1245; Moto3, Czech Grand Prix - BT Sport 2 0930; Moto2, Czech Grand Prix - BT Sport 2 1115.

RUGBY UNION: Top 14, Bayonne v Toulon - Sky Sports 4 1710.

TENNIS: WTA Tour, Western and Southern Open - BT Sport 2 1500, 1900. ATP Tour, Western and Southern Open - Sky Sports 2 1730.

BASEBALL: MLB, TBA - BT Sport/ESPN 0100 (Mon).

QUICK QUIZ BLITZ Answers: 1 Five; 2 Brian Cookson; 3 Davis Love III; 4 1981; 5 Ronald Koeman.

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