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On This Day - Mar 25 1976: Wladimir Klitschko (boxing) - Ukrainian former WBA, IBF, IBO and WBO heavyweight champion, was born

Wladimir Klitschko was born on this day in 1976. The Ukranian heavyweight takes on Anthony Joshua on April 29 

ON THIS DAY

1876: Wales played their first international football match, losing 4-0 to Scotland in Glasgow.

1972: Future Olympic middle-distance medallists Steve Ovett and Sebastian Coe competed in the British Schools Cross-Country Championships. Ovett was second, Coe 10th.

1992: Aldershot FC lost their fight for survival and folded with debts of £1.2million.

1999: UEFA fined Alex Ferguson £2,200 for "unnecessary provocation" following "anti-Italian jibes" towards Champions League opponents Inter Milan.

2006: Kimberly Wall, Nicola Sanders, Natasha Danvers-Smith and Christine Ohuruogu finished first in the Commonwealth Games women's 4x400metres relay final, before being disqualified for incorrect lane positioning.

2010: Chris Hoy won his 10th world title as he triumphed in the Keirin at the Track World Cycling Championships in Copenhagen.

2012: Fernando Alonso won the rain-hit Malaysian Formula One Grand Prix, with Sergio Perez second and Lewis Hamilton third.

2013: Tiger Woods returned to the world number one ranking with a two-shot victory at the Arnold Palmer International.

2015: The IAAF appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport over "selective disqualification of results" applied by the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) in punishing six race walkers who failed drug tests.

BIRTHDAYS

Christina Boxer-Cahill (athletics) - first British woman to run 800 metres in under two minutes, born 1957.

Rene Meulensteen (soccer) - former Fulham manager, born 1964.

Magnus Larsson (tennis) - Swedish Davis Cup winner, born 1970.

Serge Betsen (rugby union) - former Biarritz, Wasps and France flanker, born 1974.

Wladimir Klitschko (boxing) - Ukrainian former WBA, IBF, IBO and WBO heavyweight champion, born 1976.

Liam Messam (rugby union) - New Zealand flanker, born 1984.

Scott Sinclair (soccer) - Celtic forward, born 1989.

Qucik Quiz Blitz

1. Which rugby union team play their home games at Sandy Park?

2. Who was the first Footballer of the Year in England and Scotland?

3. In rugby league, the State of Origin series takes place between which two Australian states?

4. Who is the only cricketer to have scored one hundred international centuries?

5. Who won last week's Cheltenham Gold Cup?

6. When did Monaghan last reach the final of the National Football League?

SPORT ON TV

Today (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.

Tomorrow (Sunday, March 26)

SOCCER: A-League, Wellington Phoenix v Newcastle Jets - BT Sport 1 0700, Perth Glory v Sydney FC - BT Sport 1 0900; Sky Bet League One, Scunthorpe v Bradford - Sky Sports 1 1200; Sky Bet League Two, Doncaster v Plymouth - Sky Sports 1 1430; World Cup qualifying, England v Lithuania - ITV 1630, Azerbaijan v Germany - Sky Sports 1 1655, Scotland v Slovenia - Sky Sports 1 1900, Sky Sports 5 1900, Northern Ireland v Norway - Sky Sports 2 1930.

MOTOR RACING: Formula One Australian Grand Prix - Sky Sports 1, Sky Sports F1 0600.

CRICKET: Fourth Test, India v Australia - Sky Sports 2 0350; Third Test, New Zealand v South Africa - Sky Sports 5 2250.

RUGBY UNION: Aviva Premiership, Saracens v Bath - BT Sport 1 1430; Top 14, Brive v Montpellier - Sky Sports 2 1555.

GOLF: WGC-Dell Match Play Championship - Sky Sports 4 1400.

TENNIS: ATP, Miami Open - Sky Sports 3 1600 and 0200 (Mon).

CYCLING: Tour of Catalunya - Eurosport 1 1130.

MOTOR CYCLING: MotoGP Qatar - BT Sport 2 1530, 1715 and 1845.

BASKETBALL: NBA, Houston Rockets v Oklahoma City Thunder - BT Sport 1 2030.

WINTER SPORTS: Curling World Championships - Eurosport 2 0830.

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