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On This Day - Feb 22 1991: Shock as King Kenny - Kenny Dalglish - announces his retirement as Liverpool manager

Kenny Dalglish shocked the football world when he stepped down as Liverpool manager in 1991

ON THIS DAY

1956: Portsmouth beat Newcastle 2-0 in the Football League's first floodlit match.

1964: Rugby league great Brian Bevan played his last match. He spent 17 years with Warrington before moving to Blackpool Borough. From 1946 onwards he scored a record 796 tries. He died in 1991.

1979: Inverness Thistle and Falkirk's Scottish FA Cup tie was finally played - after being postponed a British record 29 times because of the weather. Falkirk won the second-round tie 4-0.

1991: Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish announced his unexpected retirement after his team's 4-4 FA Cup draw with Everton. Dalglish was to return to football a few months later, taking charge of Blackburn.

2003: Shane Warne was banned from cricket for a year - ruling him out of the World Cup - after he tested positive for banned diuretics.

2007: The All England Club announced that men and women would receive equal prize money at the Wimbledon tennis championships. It was the first time in the tournament's history that there had been equal pay for men and women.

2010: Former Great Britain hooker Terry Newton had his contract terminated by Wakefield after admitting using human growth hormone, and was banned from all rugby for two years by UK Anti-Doping. In September 2010 Newton was found hanged at his home.

BIRTHDAYS

Niki Lauda (motor sport) - Austria's three-time Formula One world champion, born 1949.

Ian Stark (equestrian) - British three-day event Olympic team silver medallist, born 1954.

Devon Malcolm (cricket) - former England paceman, born 1963.

Vijay Singh (golf) - former world number one from Fiji, born 1963.

Brian Laudrup (soccer) - former Rangers and Denmark winger, born 1969.

Shaka Hislop (soccer) - former Reading, Newcastle, West Ham and Portsmouth goalkeeper, who retired in 2007, born 1969.

Michael Chang (tennis) - American former French Open winner, born 1972.

Juninho (soccer) - former Middlesbrough and Brazil midfielder, born 1973.

Claus Lundekvam (soccer) - former Southampton and Norway defender, born 1973.

Brett Emerton (soccer) - Australian former Blackburn midfielder, born 1979.

Shaun Tait (cricket) - Australian fast bowler, born 1983.

Branislav Ivanovic (soccer) - Ex-Chelsea Serbian defender, now at Zenit St Petersburg, born 1984.

 

Ulster and Ireland's Tommy Bowe

 

Tommy Bowe (rugby union) - Ulster, Ireland and Lions wing, born 1984.

Sergio Romero (soccer) - Manchester United and Argentina goalkeeper, born 1987.

QUICK QUIZ BLITZ

1. Which women's tennis player won her maiden grand slam at last year's French Open?

2. Who became England cricket captain when Nasser Hussain resigned in 2003?

3. Kieran McGeeney played in an All-Ireland club final with which Dublin club in 2000?

Na Fianna? Ballyboden? St Vincent's? Kilmacud Crokes?

4. Which 1996 movie did American sports star Michael Jordan appear in?

5. The Robins and the Pirates are football rivals in which city?

(See quiz answers at bottom)

 

SPORT ON TV

Wednesday, February 22

SOCCER: UEFA Champions League, Sevilla v Leicester - BT Sport 2 1900; Porto v Juventus - eir Sport 1 1930; UEFA Europa League, St Etienne v Manchester United - eir Sport 1 1630-1930; LaLiga, Valencia v Real Madrid - Sky Sports 1 1730. TENNIS: ATP, Rio Open - Sky Sports 2 1945; WTA, Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships - BT Sport 1 0700-1300, 1500.

SKIING: Nordic World Ski Championships - Eurosport 1 1200-1245, 1330.

Answers to Quick Quiz Blitz: 1. Garbine Muguruza. 2 Michael Vaughan. 3. Na Fianna 4. Space Jam. 5. Bristol (City and Rovers).

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