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On This Day - Nov 30 2014: Tyson Fury stops Dereck Chisora to win European and British heavyweight crowns

Tyson Fury (right) in action against Dereck Chisora during their eliminator for the WBO heavyweight championship and British and Commonwealth titles

ON THIS DAY

1872: England and Scotland played the first ever football international. The game at Hamilton Crescent, Glasgow, finished 0-0.

1956: Floyd Patterson became the then youngest world heavyweight boxing champion when, at the age of 21, he beat Archie Moore.

1991: United States defeated Norway 2-1 to win football's first women's World Cup, in China.

2004: Four-time Olympic gold medallist Matthew Pinsent announced his retirement from rowing three months after his final triumph in Athens in the coxless fours.

2011: Martyn Thomas left the Rugby Football Union and was replaced by Stephen Brown as acting chief executive.

2012: Andrew Flintoff won his professional boxing debut after seeing off American Richard Dawson on points in a heavyweight bout at the Manchester Arena.

2014: Tyson Fury beat Dereck Chisora by 10th-round stoppage to become the new European and British heavyweight champion in a one-sided contest at London's ExCel Arena.

BIRTHDAYS

George Graham (soccer) - former Arsenal, Leeds and Tottenham manager, born 1944.

Andy Gray (soccer) - former Aston Villa, Wolves and Scotland striker, born 1955.

Gary Lineker (soccer) - former England forward with 48 international goals, now a sports presenter, born 1960.

Phil Babb (soccer) - former Republic of Ireland and Liverpool defender, born 1970.

Abel Xavier (soccer) - former Liverpool, Everton and Middlesbrough defender from Portugal, born 1972.

Josh Lewsey (rugby union) - Ex-Wasps and England full-back/wing and head of rugby at the Welsh Rugby Union until January 1 2017, born 1976.

Alan Hutton (soccer) - Aston Villa and Scotland defender, born 1984.

Nigel de Jong (soccer) - former Manchester City midfielder, currently playing for Galatasaray, born 1984.

Emmet Bolton (gaelic games) – Kildare half-back and All-Star nominee in 2011, born 1985.

Max Gradel (soccer) - Bournemouth midfielder, born 1987.

Rory O’Carroll (gaelic games) – former Dublin full-back and winner of three All-Ireland medals, born 1989.

Ryan Bowman (soccer) - Motherwell striker, born 1991.

QUICK QUIZ BLITZ

1. Who succeeded Mick O’Dwyer as manager of the Kerry senior footballers?

2. In which city will the 2017 Tour de France start?

3. In which event did Tiger Woods last compete on the PGA Tour?

4. John Obi Mikel joined Chelsea from which Norwegian club in 2005?

5. When did Sligo last win the Connacht Senior Football Championship?

(See quiz answers at bottom)

SPORT ON TV

Today (Wednesday, November 30)

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

CRICKET: Ram Slam T20 Challenge, Chevrolet Warriors v VKB Knights - Sky Sports 2 1600.

SOCCER: Manchester United v West Ham, EFL Cup - Sky Sports 1 1930; Scottish Premiership, Hearts v Rangers - BT Sport 1 1900; Ligue 1, Paris St Germain v Angers - eir Sport 1 1945; MLS Cup, Toronto FC v Montreal Impact - Sky Sports 3 0000 (Thu); FFA Cup final, Melbourne City v Sydney FC - BT Sport 1 0830.

SNOOKER: UK Championship - BBC2 England, Eurosport 1 and Eurosport 2 1300, BBC2 Scotland 1530, Eurosport 1 1845 and Eurosport 2 1900.

BASKETBALL, NBA, Dallas Mavericks v San Antonio Spurs - BT Sport 1 0130 (Thu).

Tomorrow (Thursday, December 1)

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

SOCCER: Championship, QPR v Wolves - Sky Sports 1 1930.

SNOOKER: UK Championship - Eurosport 1 1300 and 1845, BBC2 England and Eurosport 2 1300 and 1900.

GOLF: PGA Tour, Hero World Challenge - Sky Sports 4 1830.

AMERICAN FOOTBALL: Minnesota Vikings v Dallas Cowboys - Sky Sports 1 0130 (Fri).

BASKETBALL: NBA, Cleveland Cavaliers v Los Angeles Clippers - BT Sport 1 0100 (Fri).

QUICK QUIZ BLITZ answers: 1. Mickey Ned O’Sullivan; 2. Dusseldorf, Germany; 3. The 2015 Wyndham Championship; 4. Lyn; 5 2007.

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