On This Day - Mar 24 2008: aged just 13, diver Tom Daley becomes European champion
ON THIS DAY
1877: The Oxford-Cambridge University Boat Race ended in a dead heat.
1889: Middle-distance runner Albert Hill was born. He won both the 800 metres and 1500m at the 1920 Olympics, a feat not equalled by a British athlete until Kelly Holmes in 2004. Hill died in 1969.
1922: Only three of the 32 starters finished the Grand National. The race was won by 100-9 chance Music Hall, ridden by Bilbie Rees.
1991: Welshman Ian Woosnam won his first US professional golf tournament, the USF and G Classic in New Orleans. He followed up three weeks later by winning the Masters.
2004: Bobby Moore's shirt from the 1970 World Cup game with Brazil fetched nearly £60,000 at auction.
2008: Thirteen-year-old British diver Tom Daley became the new European champion, winning the 10m platform title in Eindhoven.
2011: Great Britain's women's team pursuit squad of Wendy Houvenaghel, Dani King and Laura Trott won gold at the Track Cycling World Championships in Apeldoorn, Holland.
2013: Sebastian Vettel won the Malaysian Grand Prix for Red Bull.
2016: Dutch football great Johan Cruyff died at the age of 68 following a battle with lung cancer.
Archie Gemmill (soccer) - former Scotland international, born 1947.
Thomas Johansson (tennis) - Swede who won the Australian Open in 2002, born 1975.
Peyton Manning (gridiron) - retired quarterback, most recently played for Denver Broncos, MVP at Super Bowl XLI, born 1976.
Graeme Swann (cricket) - former England and Nottinghamshire off-spinner, born 1979.
Ramires (soccer) - Jiangsu Suning and Brazil midfielder, formerly of Chelsea, born 1987.
Shakib Al Hasan (cricket) - Bangladesh all-rounder, born 1987.
Billy Jones (soccer) - Sunderland full-back, born 1987.
Libby Clegg (athletics) - Great Britain's two-time Paralympic gold medallist, born 1990.
QUICK QUIZ BLITZ
1 Who was the first Scottish footballer to make 100 appearances for his country?
2 Who won the 2016 Australian Grand Prix?
3 Who holds the record for most points in Aviva Premiership history?
4 Former Tipperary GAA football manager John Evans won an All-Ireland club title with which club?
Nemo Rangers or Baltinglass or Dr Crokes or Laune Rangers?
5 In which US city do the Arizona Cardinals and Arizona Coyotes play?
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SPORT ON TV
Today (Friday, March 24)
SOCCER: A-League, Western Sydney Wanderers v Melbourne City - BT Sport 2 0845; World Cup qualifiers, Georgia v Serbia - Sky Sports 1 1655, Republic of Ireland v Wales - Sky Sports 1 1900 and S4C 1915, Spain v Israel - Sky Sports 5 1945; Friendly, Germany Under-21 v England Under-21 - BT Sport 2 1845.
MOTOR RACING: Formula One Australian Grand Prix, practice sessions - eir Sport 1 0055, Sky Sports F1 0200, eir Sport 1 0455, Sky Sports F1 0515.
CRICKET: Third Test, New Zealand v South Africa - Sky Sports 5 2150.
RUGBY UNION: Super Rugby, Crusaders v Western Force - Sky Sports 2 0630, Rebels v Waratahs - Sky Sports 2 0835; PRO12, Scarlets v Edinburgh - BBC Two Scotland 1900 and BBC Two Wales 1900, Newport Gwent Dragons v Ulster - BBC Two Northern Ireland 1930; Aviva Premiership, Bristol v Gloucester - BT Sport 1 1900.
TENNIS: ATP, Miami Open - Sky Sports 3 1500.
GOLF: WGC-Dell Match Play Championship - Sky Sports 4 1800.
RUGBY LEAGUE: Betfred Super League, St Helens v Warrington - Sky Sports 2 1930.
MOTOR CYCLING: MotoGP Qatar, second free practice - BT Sport 2 1445.
CYCLING: Tour of Catalunya - Eurosport 1 1500.
WINTER SPORTS: Curling World Championships - Eurosport 2 1130.
Tomorrow (Saturday, March 25)
SOCCER: A-League, Central Coast Mariners v Adelaide United - BT Sport 1 0630, Brisbane Roar v Melbourne Victory - BT Sport 1 0845; Vanarama National League, Lincoln v Forest Green - BT Sport 1 1145; World Cup qualifiers, Sweden v Belarus - Sky Sports 1 1655, Portugal v Hungary - ITV4 1925, Bulgaria v Holland - Sky Sports 2 1930; MLS, New England Revolution v Minnesota United - Sky Sports 5 1800, New York Red Bulls v Real Salt Lake - Sky Sports 5 2000.
MOTOR RACING: Formula One Australian Grand Prix third practice and qualifying session - Sky Sports F1 0015, eir Sport 1 0255, Sky Sports 1, Sky Sports F1 0500, eir Sport 1 0555.
CRICKET: Fourth Test, India v Australia - Sky Sports 2 0350; Third Test, New Zealand v South Africa - Sky Sports 5 2150.
RUGBY UNION: Super Rugby, Blues v Bulls - Sky Sports 3 0630, Brumbies v Highlanders - Sky Sports 3 0835, Sunwolves v Stormers - Sky Sports 3 1050, Kings v Lions - Sky Sports 5 1300, Cheetahs v Sharks - Sky Sports 5 1510; Top 14, Racing 92 v Clermont Auvergne - Sky Sports 1 1340; Aviva Premiership, Northampton v Leicester - BT Sport 1 1430; PRO12, Leinster v Cardiff - Sky Sports 2 1445, Glasgow v Connacht - Sky Sports 2 1700, Treviso v Ospreys - S4C 1915.
BOXING: WBA world lightweight title fight, Jorge Linares v Anthony Crolla - Sky Sports 1 1900.
TENNIS: ATP, Miami Open - Sky Sports 3 1500.
GOLF: WGC-Dell Match Play Championship - Sky Sports 4 1400.
CYCLING: Tour of Catalunya - Eurosport 1 1430.
HORSE RACING: From Newbury and Kelso - ITV4 1330.
MOTOR CYCLING: MotoGP Qatar, qualifying session - BT Sport 2 1430.
BASKETBALL: NBA, Los Angeles Clippers v Utah Jazz - BT Sport 2 1930
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