On This Day - Sep 29 1981: Legendary Liverpool manager Bill Shankly passes away

PA and Sean O'Neill
29 September, 2016 06:00


1971: Chelsea inflicted an 8-0 defeat on Luxembourg's Jeunesse Hautcharage in the first leg of their European Cup Winners' Cup match. The Blues won the second leg, at Stamford Bridge, 13-0 on their way to a European club record aggregate victory of 21-0.

1981: Bill Shankly died. The former Liverpool manager had taken the Reds out of Division Two in 1962 and transformed them into one of the most famous sides in the world.

2002: Europe regained the Ryder Cup by beating the United States at The Belfry, Ireland's Paul McGinley sinking a dramatic 18-foot putt on the final green to halve his crucial singles match with Jim Furyk.

2010: Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Ijaz Butt withdrew match-fixing allegations against England players and claimed there was a ''misunderstanding'' with the England and Wales Cricket Board over his comments. Butt had been quoted as saying England players had taken ''enormous'' sums to lose the third one-day international against Pakistan earlier in the month.

2011: England kicking coach Dave Alred and fitness specialist Paul Stridgeon were suspended by the Rugby Football Union from the World Cup Pool B decider against Scotland after they were found to have illegally switched balls during the 67-3 victory over Romania.

2015: The adjudicatory chamber of FIFA's ethics committee banned former FIFA vice-president Jack Warner from taking part in any football-related activity at national and international level for life.


Lance Gibbs (cricket) - former West Indies off-spinner, born 1934.

David Steele (cricket) - former Northamptonshire and England batsman, born 1941.

Gareth Davies (rugby union) - former Wales captain and fly-half, born 1955.

Lord Sebastian Coe (athletics) - Olympic 1,500 metres champion in 1980 and 1984, chairman of the London 2012 Olympic Games organising committee and currently president of the International Association of Athletics Federations, born 1956.

Chris Broad (cricket) - former England and Nottinghamshire batsman, now an International Cricket Council referee, born 1957.

Mark Nicholas (cricket) - former Hampshire captain, now a broadcaster and writer, born 1957.

Kelvin Davis (soccer) - former Southampton, Ipswich, Luton, Wimbledon and Sunderland goalkeeper, born 1976.

Andriy Shevchenko (soccer) - Former Dynamo Kiev, Chelsea, AC Milan and Ukraine striker, born 1976.

Michael Carberry (cricket) - Hampshire opener who made his Test debut for England in March 2010, born 1980.

Rikki Clarke (cricket) - former England all-rounder who plays for Warwickshire, born 1981.

Amy Williams (skeleton) - gold medallist at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, born 1982.

Per Mertesacker (soccer) - Germany and Arsenal defender, born 1984.


1 The 2022 FIFA World Cup final will take place in which month?

2 Prior to this year, when did the All-Ireland SFC final last go to a replay?

3 Which Scottish League Two team are nicknamed The Bully Wee?

4 Kingsley Jones is coach of which Guinness PRO12 team?

5 The Braves are a Major League Baseball franchise based in which city?

(See quiz answers at bottom)


Today (Thursday, September 29)

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

SOCCER: Europa League, Sparta Prague v Inter Milan - BT Sport/ESPN 1800, Man Utd v Zorya Luhansk - BT Sport 2 1930, Dundalk v Maccabi Tel Aviv - BT Sport/ESPN 2000.

GOLF: Ryder Cup, Captain's Match followed by opening ceremony at Hazeltine - Sky Sports Ryder Cup 1800 and 2100.

MOTOR RACING: Formula One, Malaysian Grand Prix first practice - Sky Sports F1 0245 (Fri), Channel 4.

RUGBY LEAGUE: Super League semi-final, Warrington v St Helens - Sky Sports 1 1930.

TENNIS: WTA, Wuhan Open - BT Sport 1 0700 and 1200.

CRICKET: Second Test, day one, India v New Zealand - Sky Sports 3 0450 (Fri).

AMERICAN FOOTBALL: NFL, Cincinnati Bengals v Miami Dolphins - Sky Sports 1 0120 (Fri).

BASEBALL: MLB, Detroit Tigers v Cleveland Indians and match TBC- BT Sport 1 1800 and 0000 (Fri).


GAA: Seo Spoirt, Dara O'Cinneide and guests discuss the All-Ireland football final replay - TG4 2200.

SOCCER: Premier League, Everton v Crystal Palace - Sky Sports 2 1830; Scottish Premiership, Motherwell v Hearts - BT Sport 2 1915; Ligue 1, Rennes v Guingamp - BT Sport/ESPN 1945; MLS, Houston Dynamo v New York City FC - Sky Sports 2 0105 (Sat).

GOLF: Ryder Cup, day one - Sky Sports Ryder Cup from 1230.

MOTOR RACING: Formula One, Malaysian Grand Prix second practice - Sky Sports F1 0645, Channel 4 0655.

RUGBY LEAGUE: Super League semi-final, Wigan v Hull - Sky Sports 1 1930.

RUGBY UNION: Premiership, Northampton v Exeter - BT Sport 1 1900; PRO12, Newport Gwent Dragons v Glasgow Warriors - BBC2 Wales 1930; Currie Cup, Golden Lions v Sharks - Sky Sports 3 1555.

CRICKET: One-day international, South Africa v Australia - Sky Sports 5 1225; Second Test, day two, India v New Zealand - Sky Sports 3 0450.

TENNIS: ATP, Chengdu Open - Eurosport 1 0700; WTA, Wuhan Open - BT Sport 2 0830 and 1200.

BASEBALL: MLB, match TBC - BT Sport 2 2115


QUICK QUIZ BLITZ answers: 1 December; 2 2000, when Kerry beat Galway 0-17 to 1-10; 3 Clyde; 4 Newport Gwent Dragons; 5 Atlanta.

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