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On This Day - Dec 7 1997: Leeds United and Scotland soccer star Billy Bremner passes away

Leeds United Billy Bremner lifts the FA Cup after his side defeated Arsenal 1-0 on May 16 1972

ON THIS DAY

1990: Record-breaking National Hunt trainer Martin Pipe saddled the 1,000th winner of his career when Catch The Cross came home first at Kempton.

1990: The smallest crowd - 625 people - ever to watch a Fourth Division match turned out to see Scarborough take on Wrexham at Seamer Road.

1997: Former Leeds and Scotland midfielder Billy Bremner died at the age of 54.

1999: The qualifying groups for the 2002 World Cup were drawn in Tokyo. England came up against Germany - the side who knocked them out of Euro 96 - as well as Finland, Greece and Albania. England famously beat Germany 5-1 in Munich in September 2001.

2004: Glenn Hoddle was appointed manager of Wolves.

2009: Silverstone agreed a new 17-year deal to host the British Grand Prix after Donington Park lost the rights.

2010: England won the second Ashes Test in Adelaide by an innings and 71 runs to take a 1-0 lead in the five-match series.

2011: Manchester United and Manchester City both crashed out of the Champions League in the group stages after being defeated by Basle and Bayern Munich respectively.

2014: Ronnie O'Sullivan fended off a dramatic Judd Trump comeback to win the UK Championship. A 10-9 victory gave 39-year-old O'Sullivan, who came to the tournament at York's Barbican Centre with a broken ankle, his fifth UK title - but he was made to sweat after leading 9-4.

BIRTHDAYS

Colin Hendry (soccer) - former Manchester City, Blackburn and Scotland defender, who managed Blackpool and Clyde, born 1965.

David Hirst (soccer) - former Sheffield Wednesday, Southampton and England striker, born 1967.

Chris Joynt (rugby league) - former St Helens and Great Britain forward, born 1971.

Fabien Pelous (rugby union) - former France and Toulouse lock, born 1973.

Luke Donald (golf) - England's former world number one and four-time Ryder Cup winner, born 1977.

John Terry (soccer) - Chelsea and former England captain, born 1980.

Robert Kubica (motor racing) - Polish former Formula One and rally driver, born 1984.

QUICK QUIZ BLITZ

1. Which current England bowler has two Test match hat-tricks?

2. Who is the manager of Championship side Wolves?

3. At which Olympics did Roger Black win athletics silver in the 400m?

4. Wayne Bridge, David Haye, Phil Tufnell, Martina Navratilova and Jimmy White all have which reality TV series in common?

5. Kyrie Irving is a leading player for which NBA side?

(See quiz answers at bottom) 

SPORT ON TV

Today (Wednesday, December 7)

SOCCER: Champions League, Real Madrid v Borussia Dortmund - BT Sport//ESPN 1930, Tottenham v CSKA Moscow - BT Sport 2 1930.

BASKETBALL: NBA, New York Knicks v Cleveland Cavaliers - BT Sport 1 0100 (Thurs), Los Angeles Clippers v Golden State Warriors - BT Sport 1 0330 (Thurs).

CRICKET: Fourth Test, India v England - Sky Sports 2 0330 (Thurs); Ram Slam T20 Challenge, Titans v Highveld Lions - Sky Sports 4 1545.

CYCLING: 6 Days of Amsterdam - Eurosport 1 1930.

GOLF: Ladies European Tour, Dubai Ladies Masters - Sky Sports 4 0830.

RACING: The Longines International Jockeys' Championship from Hong Kong, Eurosport 1 - 1400.

TENNIS: International Premier Tennis League, Singapore - Sky Sports 1 0900.

Tomorrow (Thursday, December 8)

SOCCER: Europa League, Zorya Luhansk v Manchester United - BT Sport 3 1730, Villarreal v Steaua Bucharest - BT Sport//ESPN 1600, Qarabag v Fiorentina - BT Sport 2 1600, Maccabi Tel-Aviv v Dundalk - eir Sport 1 1700 & BT Sport//ESPN 1800, Southampton v Hapoel Be'er Sheva - BT Sport 2 1945 & eir Sport 1 2000, Standard Liege v Ajax - BT Sport//ESPN 2000.

AMERICAN FOOTBALL: NFL, Kansas City Chiefs v Oakland Raiders - Sky Sports 1 0030 (Fri).

BASKETBALL: NBA, Chicago Bulls v San Antonio Spurs - BT Sport 1 0230 (Fri).

CRICKET: Fourth Test, India v England - Sky Sports 2 0600 (Thu) & 0345 (Fri).

CYCLING: 6 Days of Amsterdam - Eurosport 1 1930.

GOLF: European Tour, Hong Kong Open - Sky Sports 4 0600; Ladies European Tour, Dubai Ladies Masters - Sky Sports 4 0900.

RUGBY UNION: European Rugby Challenge Cup, Gloucester v La Rochelle - Sky Sports 1 1930.

TENNIS: International Premier Tennis League, Singapore - Sky Sports 1 0900.

QUICK QUIZ BLITZ answers: 1 Stuart Broad. 2. Paul Lambert. 3. Atlanta 1996. 4. I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here. 5. Cleveland Cavaliers.

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