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On This Day - Oct 12 2010: diving gold for Daley and Brick at Commonwealth Games

England's Max Brick and Tom Daley on their way to a gold medal in the Men's 10m Synchro Platform during Day Nine of the 2010 Commonwealth Games at the Dr SPM Swimming Complex in New Dehli India on Tuesday October 12 2010. 

ON THIS DAY

1921: Czech-born tennis player Jaroslav Drobny was born. The 1954 Wimbledon winner also won a gold medal at the 1948 Winter Olympics - in ice hockey.

1991: Chip Beck equalled the USPGA Tour record for 18 holes, set by Al Geiberger 14 years earlier, by shooting a 59 in the third round of the Las Vegas Invitational.

1999: UEFA announced Portugal had won the right to host Euro 2004, beating confident favourites Spain and a joint bid from Austria and Hungary.

2005: The Republic of Ireland missed out on a World Cup place after a goalless draw at home to Switzerland in a match they had to win to reach a play-off.

2007: Inzamam-ul-Haq was dismissed for three runs in his final Test innings to fall three runs shy of equalling Javed Miandad's all-time Test aggregate for runs for Pakistan.

2009: Salomon Kalou signed a new three-year deal with Chelsea.

2010: England's Tom Daley and Max Brick won a diving gold medal in the men's 10m synchro at the Commonwealth Games.

2011: Manchester City confirmed Carlos Tevez would face disciplinary proceedings over alleged breaches of contract in relation to his conduct during the club's Champions League tie against Bayern Munich, when he allegedly refused to come on as a substitute.

2012: Stephen Lee was suspended from snooker pending investigations into suspicious betting patterns in his Premier League match against John Higgins the previous evening. That case was eventually dropped but Lee was later suspended for 12 years in a separate match-fixing investigation.

BIRTHDAYS

Henry Akinwande (boxing) - Britain's former WBO heavyweight champion, born 1965.

Martin Corry (rugby union) - former England number eight and captain, born 1973.

Stephen Lee (snooker) - former world number five, now banned for match-fixing, born 1974.

Francis Cummins (rugby league) - Bradford Bulls coach, born 1976.

Bode Miller (alpine skiing) - Olympic and World Championship gold medallist from America, born 1977.

Danny Cadamarteri (soccer) - former Everton and Bradford forward, born 1979.

Ledley King (soccer) - former Tottenham and England defender, born 1980.

Shola Ameobi (soccer) - former Newcastle striker, born 1981.

Carlton Cole (soccer) - former West Ham striker, now playing for US side Sacramento Republic, born 1983.

Anthony Nash (gaelic games) - The Kanturk man (below) is a goalkeeper for the Cork senior hurling team, born 1984.

Henri Lansbury (soccer) - Nottingham Forest midfielder, born 1990.

Peter Kelleher (gaelic games): The Kilmachael native plays full-forward for the Cork senior football team, born 1995.

Colin O'Riordan (gaelic games): Played as a midfielder for the Tipperary senior team, the Templemore man is now a professional with the Sydney Swans in the Autralian Football league, born 1995.

QUICK QUIZ BLITZ

1. Who scored Down's goal in their 1994 All-Ireland GAA Senior Football Championship final 1-12 to 0-13 win over Dublin? 

2. Who did Armagh lose out to in the 2000 All-Ireland GAA Senior Football Championship semi-final?

3. Ron Atkinson led which side to the 1991 League Cup?

4. America won the recent Ryder Cup, but when was the last time they were victorious on European soil?

USA's Patrick Reed celebrates winning his round during the singles matches on day three of the 41st Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minnesota this month.

5. Which team won rugby league's Grand Final last Saturday?

(See quiz answers at bottom)

SPORT ON TV 

Today (Wednesday, October 12)

SOCCER: Women's Under-17 World Cup, quarter-finals - Eurosport 2 1430 and 1700.

CRICKET: Third Test, India v New Zealand - Sky Sports 5 0450; 3rd ODI, Bangladesh v England - Sky Sports 2 0800; 5th ODI, South Africa v Australia - Sky Sports 1 1130.

CYCLING: Road World Championships - Eurosport 2 1135.

SNOOKER: English Open - Eurosport 1 1245 and 1845.

TENNIS: ATP, Shanghai Masters - Sky Sports 1 0600.

BASEBALL: MLB, matches TBC - BT Sport//ESPN 1000, 0130 (Thu).

Tomorrow (Thursday, October 13)

SOCCER: Women's Under-17 World Cup, quarter-finals - Eurosport 2 1345 and 1645.

GOLF: European Tour, British Masters - Sky Sports 4 0900; PGA Tour, The Safeway Open - Sky Sports 4 2200.

MOTORCYCLING: MotoGP, Japanese Grand Prix - BT Sport 2 0100.

MOTORSPORT: WRC Rally, Rally Spain - BT Sport 1 1700.

RUGBY UNION: European Rugby Challenge Cup - Harlequins v Stade Francais - Sky Sports 1 1900

SNOOKER: English Open - Eurosport 1 1145 and 1845.

TENNIS: ATP, Shanghai Masters - Sky Sports 1 0600; WTA, Generali Ladies Linz - Eurosport 2 1855.

AMERICAN FOOTBALL: NFL, San Diego Chargers v Denver Broncos - Sky Sports 1 0125.

BASEBALL: MLB, matches TBC - BT Sport//ESPN 1000, 0130 (Fri).

QUICK QUIZ BLITZ answers: 1. James McCartan (see video below) 2. Kerry, 2-15 to 1-15 in s/f replay after 2-11 to 2-11 draw, Kerry went on to win the title, defeating Galway 0-17 to 1-10 in a final replay after 0-14 to 0-14 draw in first game 3. Sheffield Wednesday 4. 1993 (Belfry) 5. Wigan Warriors

 

 

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