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On This Day - Jan 28 2011: Liverpool agree fee with Ajax for Luis Suarez

ON THIS DAY

1911: Henri Rougier won the first Monte Carlo Rally, driving a Turcat-Mery.

1968: UCD recorded a comprehensive Sigerson Cup final win as they defeated University College Galway 1-10 to 0-5.

1990: In one of the most one-sided - and, at the time, record-scoring - of Super Bowls, the San Francisco 49ers beat the Denver Broncos 55-10 in New Orleans. 49ers quarterback Joe Montana was named Super Bowl Most Valuable Player for a record third time.

2002: The Prost Formula One team, owned by former world champion Alain Prost, were put into liquidation by a French court.

2004: Manager Sir Alex Ferguson signed a one-year rolling contract with Manchester United, to commence in July 2005.

2005: Newcastle agreed a fee of £6million with Birmingham for striker Craig Bellamy. However, rather than move to Birmingham, Bellamy left Newcastle to join Celtic on loan three days later.

2007: Donegal defeated Armagh to reach the final of the Dr McKenna Cup final after a bruising battle in Omagh.

2007: Roger Federer won his third Australian Open men's singles title by beating Chilean Fernando Gonzalez 7-6 (7/2) 6-4 6-4.

2009: Colin Montgomerie was appointed captain of the European team for the 2010 Ryder Cup.

2011: Liverpool agreed a fee with Ajax for Uruguay striker Luis Suarez.

2012: The Football Association cancelled the traditional pre-match handshakes between Chelsea and QPR in light of the racism row surrounding John Terry and Anton Ferdinand.

2012: Tyrone's took the first step in the recent domination of the Dr McKenna Cup as they defeated Derry in the final, a game attended by then First Minister Peter Robinson and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness.

2016: Greg Dyke announced he would step down as Football Association chairman in July after admitting he faced a fight to force through reforms for the governing body.

BIRTHDAYS

Nick Price (golf) - Zimbabwean who won both the Open and USPGA Championship in 1994, born 1957.

David Lawrence (cricket) - former England fast bowler whose career was ended prematurely by injury, born 1964.

Dave McPherson (soccer) - former Hearts and Scotland defender, born 1964.

Mark Regan (rugby union) - former England and British and Irish Lions hooker, part of the 2003 World Cup-winning squad, born 1972.

Takuma Sato (motor racing) - former Formula One driver from Japan, now driving in the IndyCar series, born 1977.

Gianluigi Buffon (soccer) - World Cup-winning Italy and Juventus goalkeeper, born 1978.

Jamie Carragher (soccer) - former Liverpool and England defender, born 1978.

Papa Bouba Diop (soccer) - former Fulham, Portsmouth, West Ham and Senegal midfielder, born 1978.

Jessica Ennis-Hill (athletics) - London 2012 Olympic heptathlon champion, born 1986.

Asad Shafiq (cricket) - Pakistan batsman, born 1986.

Dan McCormack (gaelic games):Tipperary attacker, born 1993.

QUICK QUIZ BLITZ

1. When did Antrim last win the Dr McKenna Cup title? 

2. What is the name of Minnesota's NBA team?

3. Donegal's Marty O'Reilly plays for which club team?

4. Which Football League club play their home matches at Rodney Parade?

5. What nationality is tennis player Milos Raonic?

SPORT ON TV

Today (Saturday, January 28)

SOCCER: A-League, Central Coast Mariners v Perth Glory - BT Sport 1 0630, Brisbane Roar v Western Sydney Wanderers - BT Sport 1 0845; Ladbrokes Premiership, Motherwell v Rangers - Sky Sports 1 & 5 1200; African Nations Cup, first quarter-final - Eurosport 1 1545, second quarter-final - Eurosport 1 - 1845; FA Cup, Liverpool v Wolves - BT Sport 2 1200; Southampton v Arsenal BT Sport 2 1700, LaLiga, Eibar v Deportivo - Sky Sports 1 1725, Leganes v Celta Vigo - Sky Sports 1 1940; Bundesliga, Bayer Leverkusen v Borussia Monchengladbach - BT Sport 1 1 1730; Eredivisie, Heracles v PSV Eindhoven - Sky Sports 3 1835; Serie A, Inter Milan v Pescara - BT Sport 1 1930.

CRICKET: South Africa v Sri Lanka, first one-day international - Sky Sports 3 0755; Big Bash League, final - BT Sport 2 0830.

TENNIS: Australian Open, day 13 - Eurosport 1 0800.

RUGBY UNION: HSBC Sevens World Series, continued day one action - Sky Sports 2 0000 & 2330; Top 14, Toulon v La Rochelle - Sky Sports 4 1340, Lyon v Racing 92 - Sky Sports 5 1940; Anglo-Welsh Cup, Leicester v Northampton - BT Sport 2 1445.

GOLF: Qatar Masters, day three - Sky Sports 4 0900; Farmers Insurance Open, day three - Sky Sports 4 1800.

BOXING: Carl Frampton v Leo Santa Cruz - Sky Sports 1 0200 (Sun).

DARTS: PDC Unibet Masters, first round - eir Sport 1 1900; The Masters - ITV4 1900.

BASKETBALL: NBA, Golden State Warriors v Los Angeles Clippers - BT Sport 1 0130 (Sun).

Tomorrow (Sunday, January 29)

FOOTBALL: A-League, Adelaide United v Wellington Phoenix - BT Sport 1 0600; LaLiga, Real Betis v Barcelona - Sky Sports 2 1055, Espanyol v Sevilla - Sky Sports 1 1515, Athletic Bilbao v Sporting Gijon - Sky Sports 1 1730, Real Madrid v Real Sociedad - Sky Sports 1 1930; Serie A, Torino v Atalanta - BT Sport 1 1130, Napoli v Palermo - BT Sport 1 1930; Ladbrokes Premiership, Celtic v Hearts - Sky Sports 1 & 5 1230; Bundesliga, Freiburg v Hertha Berlin - BT Sport 1 1415, Mainz v Borussia Dortmund - BT Sport 1630; FA Cup, Millwall v Watford, 1150 BBC One, Manchester United v Wigan - BBC One & BT Sport 2 1530; Eredivisie, Feyenoord v NEC - Sky Sports 5 1535; African Nations Cup, third quarter-final - Eurosport 1 1545, fourth quarter-final - Eurosport 1 1845.

CRICKET: India v England, second international T20 - Sky Sports 2 1300; New Zealand v Australia, first one-day international - Sky Sports 3 2200.

TENNIS: Australian Open, day 14 - Eurosport 1 0800.

RUGBY UNION: HSBC Sevens World Series - Sky Sports 2 0000.

GOLF: Qatar Masters, fourth day - Sky Sports 4 0830; Farmers Insurance Open, fourth day - Sky Sports 4 1800.

DARTS: PDC Unibet Masters, day three - eir Sport 1 1245; The Masters Live, day three - ITV4 1245.

BASKETBALL: NBA, Cleveland Cavaliers v Oklahoma City Thunder - BT Sport 2 0830 (Mon).

QUICK QUIZ BLITZ answers: 1 1981; 2 Timberwolves; 3 Seán MacCumhaill's of Ballybofey; 4 Newport; 5 Canadian.

 

 

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