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On This Day: April 11, 1994: Donegal star Ryan McHugh is born

Happy birthday to Ryan McHugh, who turns 23 today.

ON THIS DAY
1999:
Wales wrecked England's Grand Slam dream at Wembley, beating them 32-31 as Scott Gibbs scored a dazzling solo try in injury time. Scotland were crowned Five Nations champions for the first time since 1990.

2000: South Africa sacked captain Hansie Cronje as United Cricket Board chairman Dr Ali Bacher revealed the player accepted money for match-fixing.

2001: Australia striker Archie Thompson scored 13 goals as the Socceroos beat American Samoa by a world-record score of 31-0 in their World Cup qualifier.

2001: Forty-three people died in a stampede at Ellis Park, Johannesburg, during the Kaizer Chiefs' Premier League match with arch-rivals Orlando Pirates.

2005: Tiger Woods won the fourth Masters title of his career, beating Ryder Cup team-mate Chris DiMarco with a 15-foot birdie putt at the first hole of a sudden-death play-off.

2014: Sir Dave Brailsford quit his position as British Cycling performance director after 11 years.

2015: Oxford enjoyed a Boat Race double, winning both the men's and women's races. It was the first time the women's event had taken place on the same Putney to Mortlake course as the men's race.

BIRTHDAYS
Ryan McHugh (Gaelic football) – Donegal star, Young Footballer of the Year in 2014 and an Allstar last year, born 1994.

Tom Devine (hurling) – Waterford forward that departed the Déise panel last week, born 1995.

Michael Cussen (Gaelic football and hurling) – Cork briefly tried to mould him into a Kieran Donaghy-type figure, born 1984.

Darren Fay (Gaelic football) –former Meath full-back, regarded as one of the all-time great number threes, born 1976.

Billy Bowden (cricket) - international umpire from New Zealand, born 1963.

Karen Briggs (judo) - winner of four world titles for Great Britain in the 1980s, born 1963.

Matt Holland (soccer) - former Republic of Ireland, Ipswich and Charlton midfielder, born 1974.

Alex Corretja (tennis) - Spaniard who twice reached the French Open final and later coached Andy Murray, born 1974.

Ian Bell (cricket) - England and Warwickshire batsman, born 1982.

Nile Ranger (soccer) - former Newcastle striker, born 1991.

QUICK QUIZ BLITZ
1. Which Brighton midfielder has been named Championship player of the year?

2. What was Colm Cooper’s scoring tally across his eight All-Ireland finals?

3. Who hit the only hole-in-one of the 2017 Masters?

4. Manchester City's Samir Nasri is on loan at which Spanish club?

5. Which US city is home to the Bucks and the Brewers?

SPORT ON TV
Tomorrow
SOCCER: Champions League quarter-final first leg, Juventus v Barcelona - BT Sport 2 1900, Borussia Dortmund v Monaco - eir Sport 1 1930.
CRICKET: Third one-day international, West Indies v Pakistan - Sky Sports 1 1425; Indian Premier League, Rising Pune Supergiants v Delhi Daredevils - Sky Sports 2 1500.
TENNIS: WTA, Ladies Open Biel Bienne - BT Sport 2 1000; WTA, Claro Open Colsanitas - BT Sport 1 1630.
BASKETBALL: NBA, Atlanta Hawks v Charlotte Hornets - BT Sport 1 0030 (Wed)
BASEBALL: MLB, Cleveland Indians v Chicago White Sox - BT Sport//ESPN 2100, Washington Nationals v St Louis Cardinals - BT Sport//ESPN 0000 (Wed).

Wednesday, April 12
SOCCER: Champions League quarter-final first leg, Atletico Madrid v Leicester - BT Sport 2 1900, eir Sport 1 1930.
CRICKET: Indian Premier League, Mumbai Indians v Sunrisers Hyderabad - Sky Sports 1 1500.
TENNIS: WTA, Ladies Open Biel Bienne - BT Sport 2 1000; WTA, Claro Open Colsanitas - BT Sport 1 1630.
CYCLING: Track World Championships - Eurosport 1 1200.
BASKETBALL: NBA, Indiana Pacers v Atlanta Hawks - BT Sport 1 0100 (Thu), Portland Trail Blazers v New Orleans Pelicans - BT Sport 1 0330.
BASEBALL: MLB, Washington Nationals v St Louis Cardinals - BT Sport//ESPN 2100, Chicago Cubs v Los Angeles Dodgers - BT Sport//ESPN 0100 (Thu).

QUIZ ANSWERS
1. Anthony Knockaert
2. 4-32
3. Matt Kuchar
4. Sevilla
5. Milwaukee

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