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On This Day Jan 3 1969: Legendary Formula One racing driver Michael Schumacher is born

In a brilliant Formula One career, Michael Schumacher was World Champion seven times, twice with Benetton in 1994 and 1995, and five times consecutively with Ferrari between 2000 and 2004  

ON THIS DAY

1983: American footballer Tony Dorsett scored on a record 99-yard touchdown run from scrimmage while playing for the Dallas Cowboys against the Minnesota Vikings. The record cannot be broken, only equalled.

1987: Manchester United's Liam O'Brien was sent off after just 85 seconds against Southampton.

1992: Martin Offiah became the most valuable player in rugby league history when he joined Wigan from Widnes for £440,000.

2000: Branko Strupar scored the first Premier League goal of the 21st century as Derby beat Watford 2-0 at Pride Park.

2004: Robbie Savage stunned Birmingham by handing in a written transfer request, claiming he wanted to move nearer his family in Wales. Later in January he joined Blackburn.

BIRTHDAYS

Fran Cotton (rugby union) - prop who won 31 England caps, born 1947.

Gavin Hastings (rugby union) - former Scotland captain, born 1962.

 

 

Michael Schumacher (motor racing) - retired seven-time Formula One world champion, currently recovering following a skiing accident, born 1969.

Stuart Spruce (rugby league) - former Bradford, Widnes and Great Britain full-back, born 1971.

Lee Bowyer (soccer) - former Leeds, Newcastle and West Ham midfielder, born 1977.

Eli Manning (gridiron) - New York Giants quarterback, born 1981.

Nicky Robinson (rugby union) - former Wales and Bristol fly-half, born 1982.

Kohei Uchimura (gymnastics) - gold-medal winning Japanese artistic gymnast, born 1989.

QUICK QUIZ BLITZ

1 Which club did Chris Sutton join from Celtic in 2006?

2 What nationality is WTA world number four Simona Halep?

3 Which Galway football family won All-Ireland medals in three consecutive generations?

4 The Blue Jackets, Flyers and Panthers compete in which North American sport?

5 Which Australian city will host the maiden day-night Ashes Test in December?

6 Who scored 7-7 against Antrim in the 1954 All-Ireland SHC semi-final?

(See quiz answers at bottom)

SPORT ON TV

Today (Tuesday, January 3)

GAA: Cuil na Bliana - TG4 2100

SOCCER: Premier League, Bournemouth v Arsenal - Sky Sports 1 1930.

CRICKET: International T20, New Zealand v Bangladesh - Sky Sports 1 0600; South Africa v Sri Lanka, second Test - Sky Sports 2 0755; Big Bash League - Brisbane Heat v Sydney Sixers.

TENNIS: WTA, Brisbane International - 0900 & 0100 (Tues), Shenzhen Open - BT Sport 2 0300, Auckland International - BT Sport 2 2330; Hopman Cup - Eurosport 2 0930; ATP, Brisbane International - 0300 (Wed) Eurosport 2, Qatar Open - Eurosport 2 1230.

SKIING: Cross-Country Skiing, Tour de Ski event from Oberstdorf - Eurosport 1 1100; Alpine Skiing - Eurosport 1 1200 & 1500.

WINTER SPORTS: Ski Jumping, Four Hills World Cup - Eurosport 1 1300.

QUICK QUIZ BLITZ answers: 1 Birmingham City; 2 Romanian; 3 The Donnellans (Mick, John, and Michael); 4 Ice hockey; 5 Adelaide; 6 Nicky Rackard of Wexford

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