On This Day - April 3 2010: David Haye retains WBA heavyweight title halting John Ruiz

England's David Haye (right) in action against USA's John Ruiz during the WBA World Heavyweight Title bout at the MEN Arena Manchester on Saturday April 3 2010


1988: David Llewellyn shot a final round of 65 in the AGF Biarritz Open to record a then European Tour record low for 72 holes. His total of 258 beat the previous best of 259, set by Mark McNulty a year earlier.

1993: The Grand National was declared void for the first and only time.After a second false start, the organisers were unable to call the horses back.

Several of them completed the course and first over the line in the "Grand National that wasn't" was Esha Ness, ridden by John White and trained by Jenny Pitman.

1999: Liverpool striker Robbie Fowler celebrated scoring a penalty against Everton by appearing to simulate sniffing cocaine along the six-yard line. His action led to a Football Association fine and suspension.

2000: London was confirmed as the host city for the 2005 IAAF World Athletics Championships.

However, London was later forced to withdraw when the British Government shelved plans to build a new stadium at Pickett's Lock in October 2001. Helsinki in Finland was eventually chosen as the host city.

2009: Barry Ferguson and Allan McGregor were banned from ever representing Scotland again by the Scottish Football Association following their involvement in a drinking session.

However, following George Burley's departure as manager, his successor Craig Levein said all players will be considered for selection, opening the door once more to Ferguson and McGregor.

2010: Cambridge won the 156th University Boat Race, tasting victory on the Tideway for the first time since 2007.

2010: David Haye retained his WBA world heavyweight title after John Ruiz's corner threw in the towel in the ninth round of their fight in Manchester.

2012: St Helens announced Nathan Brown would become their new coach on a three-year deal at the end of the season when his contract at Huddersfield expired. Brown left the Saints after leading them to a 14-6 2014 Grand Final victory over Wigan and was succeeded by Keiron Cunningham.

2013: Rangers terminated the contract of striker Francisco Sandaza following an investigation into a hoax phone call.

2014: Seven players from Football League clubs in the north west of England were arrested in connection with alleged spot-fixing in matches and another six were rearrested over the claims. The case against the 13 footballers was later dropped due to insufficient evidence.


Peter Haining (rowing) - ex-world lightweight sculls champion, born 1962.

Andy Robinson (rugby union) - former England and Scotland head coach, born 1964.

Danny Sapsford (tennis) - former leading British professional, born 1969.

John Smit (rugby union) - South Africa's 2007 World Cup-winning captain, born 1978.

Tommy Haas (tennis) - former world number two from Germany, born 1978.

Ben Foster (soccer) - West Brom and England goalkeeper, born 1983.

Tim Krul (soccer) - Newcastle's Holland international goalkeeper, currently on loan at AZ Alkmaar, born 1988.

Thisara Perera (cricket) - Sri Lanka all-rounder, born 1989.

Israel Folau (rugby union) - Australia and Waratahs full-back and former Australian Rules player and rugby league international, born 1989.


1. Former England midfielder Ray Wilkins played for which three clubs outside England?

2. Which Aviva Premiership club plays matches at the AJ Bell Stadium?

3. England cricketer Moeen Ali represents which county?

4. Jordan Spieth won the Masters in which year?

5. American sports teams based in New York and Winnipeg share which nickname?

(See quiz answers at bottom)


Today (Monday, April 3)

SOCCER: Vanarama National League, Lincoln v Dagenham & Redbridge - BT Sport 1 1915; FA Youth Cup, Stoke v Manchester City - ITV4 1930; LaLiga, Celta Vigo v Las Palmas - Sky Sports 2 1940; Serie A, Inter Milan v Sampdoria - eir Sport 1 1940.

TENNIS: WTA, Volvo Car Open - BT Sport 2 1700.

CYCLING: Basque Tour - Eurosport 1 1430.

BASEBALL: MLB, New York Mets v Atlanta Braves - BT Sport//ESPN 1800, Los Angeles Dodgers v San Diego Padres - BT Sport//ESPN 2100, Texas Rangers v Cleveland Indians - BT Sport 1 0000 (Tues), Oakland Athletics v Los Angeles Angels - BT Sport 1 0300 (Tues).

Tomorrow (Tuesday, April 4)

SOCCER: Premier League, Manchester United v Everton - BT Sport 1 1915; Sky Bet Championship, Rotherham v Sheffield Wednesday - Sky Sports 1 1930; LaLiga, Athletic Bilbao v Espanyol - Sky Sports 3 1825, Atletico Madrid v Real Sociedad - Sky Sports 3 2025; Bundesliga, Hoffenheim v Bayern Munich - BT Sport//ESPN 1900.

TENNIS: WTA, Monterrey Open - BT Sport 2 1700.

CYCLING: Basque Tour - Eurosport 1 1430.

BASKETBALL: NBA, New York Knicks v Chicago Bulls - BT Sport 1 0000 (Weds).

BASEBALL: MLB, Houston Astros v Seattle Mariners - BT Sport//ESPN 0100 (Weds).


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