On This Day - Jan 29, 2006 - Roger Federer wins the Australian Open

Roger Federer with the Australian Open trophy 

On This Day

2003: Manchester City agreed a £6million fee with Leeds for striker Robbie Fowler.

2005: Serena Williams won the women's singles title at the Australian Open with a 2-6 6-3 6-0 win over Lindsay Davenport.

2006: Roger Federer won the Australian Open men's singles title, beating Marcos Baghdatis 5-7 7-5 6-0 6-2.

2007: Alex McLeish was appointed as Scotland's new head coach, replacing Walter Smith.

2008: Leeds confirmed Gary McAllister as their new manager after Dennis Wise left to join Newcastle as their executive director of football.

2009: Wembley Stadium was chosen by UEFA as the venue for the 2011 Champions League final, ahead of Munich's Allianz Arena and Berlin's Olympiastadion.

2010: John Terry was named as the footballer behind a gagging injunction involving his private life following a High Court hearing. The Chelsea defender was reported to have had an affair with the ex-girlfriend of former Blues team-mate Wayne Bridge, and was subsequently stripped of the England captaincy.

2011: Newcastle rejected a bid from Tottenham for England striker Andy Carroll, who would move to Liverpool for £35million two days later.

2016: Former Manchester United captain Nemanja Vidic announced his retirement from football.

Sporting Birthdays

Jody Scheckter (motor racing) - South African who won the Formula One drivers' title in 1979, born 1950.

Andy Roberts (cricket) - former West Indies fast bowler, born 1951.

Sean Kerly (hockey) - mainstay of Great Britain's 1988 Olympic gold medal-winning squad, born 1960.

Greg Louganis (diving) - American who won a record four Olympic and five world gold medals, born 1960.

Romario (soccer) - former Brazil striker and 1994 World Cup winner, now a federal senator, born 1966.

Peter Lovenkrands (soccer) - former Rangers and Denmark forward, born 1980.

Ivan Klasnic (soccer) - former Bolton and Croatia striker, born 1980.

Natalie du Toit (swimming) - South Africa's gold-medal winning Paralympian, now retired, born 1984.

Arsenal's Theo Walcott with the match ball for scoring a hat trick 

Quick Quiz Blitz

1 How many Grand Slan tennis titles has Serne Williams won?

2 Who scored the winning goal for Manchester United in last season's FA Cup final?

3 In which US city do the Pirates, the Penguins and the Steelers play?

4 Which team knocked Liverpool out of the FA Cup on Saturday?

5 Which Arsenal player scored a hat-trick against Southampton in the FA Cup on Saturday?

Answers below

Sport on TV

Today (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).

Tomorrow (Monday, January 30)

SOCCER: LaLiga, Las Palmas v Valencia - Sky Sports 1 1940.

TENNIS: WTA, St Petersburg Ladies' Trophy - BT Sport 1 1200.

WINTER SPORTS: Winter Universiade - Eurosport 1 0630 and Eurosport 2 0645.

BASKETBALL: NBA, Boston Celtics v Detroit Pistons - BT Sport 1 0100 (Tue).

Answers: 1 23; 2 Jesse Lingard 3 Pittsburgh; 4 Wolves; 5 Theo Walcott


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