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On this day - March 28, 1962: Irish Ryder Cup hero Philip Walton is born

Irish Ryder Cup hero Philip Walton turns 55 today
Neil Loughran

BIRTHDAYS

Steve Baddeley (badminton) - former European and Commonwealth champion, born 1961.

Philip Walton (golf) - Irishman whose singles win secured Europe's 1995 Ryder Cup victory at Oak Hill in America, born 1962.

Steve Bull (soccer) - former Wolves and England striker, born 1965.

Nasser Hussain (cricket) - former England captain, born 1968.

Christopher Samba (soccer) - former Blackburn and QPR defender, born 1984.

Stan Wawrinka (tennis) - three-time grand slam winner from Switzerland, born 1985.

Barbora Strycova (tennis) - Czech winner of the 2011 Bell Challenge in Quebec, born 1986.

Lukas Jutkiewicz (soccer) - Birmingham striker, born 1989.

Ekaterina Bobrova (ice skating) - Olympic champion figure skater from Russia, born 1990.

ON THIS DAY IN SPORT

1912: Both boats in the annual University Boat Race capsized on the River Thames. Oxford won the re-run race but their boat sank again on the same day in 1925.

1955: In cricket, New Zealand were dismissed by England for just 26 runs in Auckland. The innings, New Zealand's second, lasted 27 overs and stands as the lowest completed in Test cricket.

1998: A Fulham fan was killed in a disturbance outside Gillingham's Priestfield Stadium after his team were beaten 2-0.

2000: The Football Association fined seven Leicester players and officials £75,500 plus £17,500 costs for "breathtaking carelessness" in distributing League Cup final tickets. Andy Impey received the biggest fine, in excess of £20,000.

2004: Sven-Goran Eriksson agreed a two-year extension to his England contract, taking him to 2008. He eventually left his post after the 2006 World Cup.

2007: Steve McClaren stormed out of a post-match press conference only two questions in after his England side struggled to defeat part-timers Andorra in a Euro 2008 qualifier in Barcelona.

2008: It emerged that sprinter Dwain Chambers planned to visit Super League club Castleford for talks about a possible career in rugby league. He later returned to full-time athletics.

2009: David Beckham came on as a second-half substitute for England in their friendly against Slovakia at Wembley, earning his 109th cap and surpassing Bobby Moore's record for an outfield player.

2013: England were reported to FIFA by anti-racism body FARE after fans sang abusive songs about Rio and Anton Ferdinand during the match against San Marino.

2015: Australia captain Michael Clarke announced he was retiring from one-day internationals after the following day's World Cup final against New Zealand. He went on to top score with 74 as Australia won the match by seven wickets.

QUICK QUIZ BLITZ

1. From which club did Tottenham sign Christian Eriksen?

2. Who is currently the leading try scorer in this season's Aviva Premiership?

3. Tymal Mills began his cricket career with which county?

4. What nationality is tennis player Milos Raonic?

5. How many times has jockey Ruby Walsh won the Grand National?

TODAY’S TV LISTINGS

SOCCER: Friendly, Germany Under-21 v Portugal Under-21 - Eurosport 1 1645, France v Spain - ITV4 1940.

CRICKET: Fourth Test, India v Australia - Sky Sports 2 0450; Third Test, New Zealand v South Africa - Sky Sports 3 2230.

TENNIS: ATP Masters, Miami Open - Sky Sports 1 1600 and 0200 (Wed); WTA, Miami Open - BT Sport 1 1600 and 0030 (Wed).

SNOOKER: China Open - Eurosport 1 0700 and 1230.

BASKETBALL: NBA, Houston Rockets v Golden State Warriors - BT Sport 2 0100.

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