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On this Day - Feb 8 2012: Harry Redknapp was cleared of taking bungs in an offshore tax dodge

Harry Redknapp has managed Bournemouth, West Ham United, Portsmouth (twice), Southampton, Tottenham Hotspur, Queens Park Rangers and Jordan. In his second stint at Portsmouth, he managed Pompey to FA Cup triumph in 2008


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ON THIS DAY 

1984: The Los Angeles Raiders won their first American Football Conference Championship by beating Seattle 30-14.

1990: Thieves broke into Cardiff's Ninian Park and stole the £50,000 takings the club earned from an FA Cup tie with QPR.

1999: Arsenal won the race to sign Jermaine Pennant. Notts County put themselves in line for a windfall of up to £2million after selling the 15-year-old to the Gunners.

2007: The Scottish Football Association rejected Scotland manager Walter Smith's request to be relieved of his duties. Smith eventually joined Rangers, with Alex McLeish succeeding him as national team boss.

2012: Fabio Capello resigned as England manager following a meeting with Football Association chiefs at Wembley Stadium.

2012: Harry Redknapp was cleared of taking bungs in an offshore tax dodge.

2013: Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson was fined £12,000 after being found guilty of misconduct in relation to comments he made about assistant referee Simon Beck following a draw against Tottenham.

BIRTHDAYS

John Gardiner (GAA) - former Cork hurler, and winner of two All-Ireland medals, born 1983.

Mohammad Azharuddin (cricket) - former India captain who played in 99 Tests and 334 ODIs, born 1963.

Hristo Stoichkov (soccer) - former Bulgaria and Barcelona forward who was voted European Footballer of the Year for 1994, born 1966.

Ulises de la Cruz (soccer) - former Aston Villa, Reading and Ecuador full-back, born 1974.

Khaled Mashud (cricket) - former Bangladesh wicketkeeper, born 1976.

Stephen Wright (soccer) - former Liverpool and Sunderland defender, born 1980.

Javi Garcia (soccer) - former Manchester City midfielder now playing for Zenit St Petersburg, born 1987.

Carl Jenkinson (soccer) - West Ham's on-loan Arsenal defender, born 1992.

QUICK QUIZ BLITZ

1 Name the 42-year-old player who featured for Mayo in the drawn 1985 All-Ireland semi-final against Dublin?

2 Gareth Bale began his career at which club?

3 Adrian Lewis, Peter Wright and James Wade are top-10 players in which sport?

4 In which US city was the 2006 hurling final played?

5 Former Rugby World Cup winner Jason Robinson is currently taking part in which reality TV show?

SPORT ON TV 

Today (Wednesday, February 8)

GAA: Laochra Gael, a profile of former hurler Brian Lohan, who played as a full back for the Clare senior hurling team, winning two All-Ireland medals and collecting four All-star awards - TG4 2100.

SOCCER: FA Cup fourth-round replay, Leicester v Derby - BBC One 1930; Ligue 1, Nice v St Etienne - BT Sport/ESPN 1800; Marseille v Guingamp - BT Sport/ESPN 2000; DFB-Pokal last 16, Borussia Dortmund v Hertha Berlin - BT Sport 2 1930; Serie A, Bologna v AC Milan - eir Sport 1 1940.

SNOOKER: World Grand Prix - ITV4 1245 and 1845.

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

Tomorrow (Thursday, February 9)

GAA: Off the Ball, an off beat look at recent football developments - eir Sport 1 1900.

CRICKET: Test, India v Bangladesh - Sky Sports 2 0400.

RUGBY LEAGUE: Super League, St Helens v Leeds - Sky Sports 1 1900.

GOLF: European Tour, the Maybank Championship Malaysia - Sky Sports 4 0300 and 0700; PGA Tour, AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am - Sky Sports 4 0800.

SNOOKER: World Grand Prix - ITV4 1245 and 1845.

MOTOR SPORT: WRC Rally Sweden - BT Sport 1 1900.

DARTS: Premier League Darts - Sky Sports 2 1900.

BASKETBALL: NBA, Oklahoma City Thunder v Cleveland Cavaliers - BT Sport 1 0100 (Fri).

Quick Quiz Blitz answers: 1 Billy Fitzpatrick; 2 Southampton; 3 PDC Darts; 4 Boston; 5 The Jump.

 

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