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On This Day - Nov 22 1986: Mike Tyson becomes youngest world heavyweight boxing champion

 Who did Mike Tyson, pictured above right in action against Lennox Lewis, defeat to win the WBC heavyweight title in 1986?

ON THIS DAY 

1917: The National Hockey League (NHL) was formed in Montreal.

1922: St Albans' Billy Minter scored seven goals in an FA Cup tie against Dulwich, but ended up on the losing side as the match finished 8-7.

1986: Mike Tyson became the youngest world heavyweight boxing champion when he beat Trevor Berbick at the age of 20 years and six months.

2003: Jonny Wilkinson's extra-time drop-goal gave England a dramatic 20-17 win over Australia in the rugby union World Cup final.

2007: Steve McClaren was sacked as England manager after the team failed to qualify for Euro 2008.

2008: New Zealand won the rugby league World Cup final 34-20 against Australia in Brisbane.

2010: The Scottish Football Association drew up contingency plans to deal with a proposed strike by referees, including "sourcing match officials in other countries". The strike went ahead, with officials brought in from Israel, Malta and Luxembourg.

2011: Cricket Australia announced South African Mickey Arthur as the new Australia coach.

2013: England failed to cope with the pace of Mitchell Johnson as they lost six wickets for nine runs in a hapless collapse which turned the first Ashes Test on its head at the Gabba.

2015: Rory McIlroy took victory in the DP World Tour Championship to claim a third Race to Dubai title in the last four years. The Northern Irishman had a bogey on the 17th but held on to his one-stroke lead on the 18th to edge out England's Andy Sullivan.

BIRTHDAYS

Billie-Jean King (tennis) - winner of 12 grand slam singles titles, born 1943.

Frank McAvennie (soccer) - former Scotland, Celtic and West Ham striker, born 1959.

Tony Mowbray (soccer) - ex-Middlesbrough and West Brom manager, born 1963.

Boris Becker (tennis) - youngest Wimbledon champion at the age of 17, born 1967.

Marvan Atapattu (cricket) - former Sri Lanka captain, born 1970.

Yakubu Aiyegbeni (soccer) - Nigerian striker previously with Portsmouth, Middlesbrough, Everton and Blackburn, born 1982.

Asamoah Gyan (soccer) - Ghana and Al-Ahli striker, formerly with Sunderland, born 1985.

James Roby (rugby league) - St Helens hooker, born 1985.

Marouane Fellaini (soccer) - Manchester United and Belgium midfielder, born 1987.

Chris Smalling (soccer) - Manchester United and England defender, born 1989.

QUICK QUIZ BLITZ

1 Who was the last player other than Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray to win the ATP World Tour Finals?

2 Henrik Stenson won the European Tour's Race to Dubai over the weekend. Which seven-time Major winner is the trophy he collected named after?

3 Which NFL team are on a franchise record nine-game winning run?

4 Which footballer tops the Sky Bet Championship scoring charts?

5 What was the score in the Republic of Ireland’s first fixture against England?
1-0 England
2-0 Ireland
5-1 England
1-1 Draw
(See quiz answers at bottom)

PA SPORT TV LISTINGS

Today (Tuesday, November 22)

SOCCER: Champions League, CSKA Moscow v Bayer Leverkusen - BT Sport 2 1645, eir Sport 1 1655, Monaco v Tottenham - BT Sport 2 1900, Leicester v Club Brugge - eir Sport 1 1900, Sporting Lisbon v Real Madrid - BT Sport/ESPN 1930; MLS, Montreal Impact v Toronto FC - Sky Sports 1 0105 (Wed), Seattle Sounders v Colorado Rapids - Sky Sports 1 0320 (Wed).

BASKETBALL: NBA, New York Knicks v Portland Trail Blazers - BT Sport 1 0030 (Tues).

CURLING: European Championships - Eurosport 1 0930, Eurosport 2 1930.

Tomorrow (Wednesday, November 23)

SOCCER: Champions League, FC Rostov v Bayern Munich - BT Sport 2 1645 and eir Sport 1 1655, Celtic v Barcelona - BT Sport/ESPN 1900, Borussia Monchengladbach v Manchester City - BT Sport 2 1900, Arsenal v Paris St Germain - eir Sport 1 1900.

GOLF: World Cup of Golf - Sky Sports 4 0100 (Thurs).

BASKETBALL: NBA, New Orleans Pelicans v Minnesota Timberwolves - BT Sport 1 0230 (Thurs).

CRICKET: Ram Slam T20 Challenge, Cape Cobras v Sunfoil Dolphins - Sky Sports 2 1600.

CURLING: European Championships - Eurosport 1 0830, Eurosport 2 1230.

QUICK QUIZ BLITZ answers: 1 Nikolay Davydenko (2009); 2 Harry Vardon; 3 The Dallas Cowboys; 4 Dwight Gayle (13); 5 1-0 England; Preston North End’s Tom Finney scored for England at Dalymount Park, Dublin in front of a crowd of 32,000.

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