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On This Day - April 12 1941: England's World Cup-winning captain Bobby Moore was born

Bobby Moore, pictured alongside actors Michael Caine and Sylvester Stallone in the 1981 film Escape to Victory. Moore captained England to the 1966 World Cup, and is widely regarded as one of the best defenders ever to play the game
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ON THIS DAY

1913: Leeds became the first rugby league team to score 100 points when they beat Coventry 102-0.

1924: England played their first international at Wembley, drawing 1-1 with Scotland. Their first goal at the new stadium was scored by Billy Walker.

1930: Wilf Rhodes became the oldest man to play in a Test match for England at the age of 52 years and 165 days. The match, against the West Indies at Kingston, Jamaica, was Rhodes' 58th and final Test.

1941: England's World Cup-winning captain Bobby Moore was born. He played for his country a then-record 108 times and skippered the national side on 90 occasions. He captained West Ham to FA Cup glory at Wembley in 1964, the European Cup Winners' Cup the following season and led Sir Alf Ramsey's side to triumph over West Germany in 1966. He died in February 1993 following a long battle against cancer.

2000: Portsmouth striker Steve Claridge was fined £900 by the Football Association for placing a bet on his team's 3-0 Division One win against Barnsley at Fratton Park.

2001: Chesterfield were docked nine points by the Football League disciplinary panel for financial irregularities while they were top of Division Three. They were found guilty of eight breaches of regulations and fined £20,000.

2004: Brian Lara regained the individual Test score world record on his way to an unbeaten 400 against England in the fourth Test at Antigua. He became the first player to hold the individual Test innings record twice.

2010: Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor announced he was to retire from international football after he was caught up in the attack on the Togo team bus at the African Nations Cup in Angola. Adebayor returned to national team duty in November 2011.

2013: Leeds United appointed Brian McDermott as their new manager.

2015: Jordan Spieth won the Masters at Augusta by thee shots ahead of Englishman Justin Rose.

2016: England Test batsman James Taylor was forced to retire at the age of 26, because of a "very serious" heart condition. Taylor, who played for England in their most recent Test against South Africa at Centurion three months previously, had seven caps.

BIRTHDAYS

Marcello Lippi (soccer) - Former Italy coach who was a World Cup winner in 2006, born 1948.

Flavio Briatore (motor racing) - former managing director of Renault's Formula One team and former joint owner of QPR, born 1950.

Lucas Radebe (soccer) - former Leeds and South Africa defender, born 1969.

Sylvinho (soccer) - former Manchester City, Arsenal, Barcelona and Brazil full-back, born 1974.

Mateja Kezman (soccer) - former Chelsea, Atletico Madrid and Paris St Germain striker, born 1979.

Grant Holt (soccer) - former Norwich striker, now with Hibernian, born 1981.

Jelena Dokic (tennis) - Australian former world number four, born 1983.

Dwayne Smith (cricket) - West Indies international and former Sussex all-rounder, born 1983.

Fran Halsall (swimming) - former British swimmer who won 10 European titles and competed in three Olympic games, born 1990.

Jazz Richards (soccer) - Cardiff and Wales defender, born 1991.

Chad le Clos (swimming) - South African swimmer who won gold at London 2012 in the 200m butterfly, born 1992.

QUICK QUIZ BLITZ

1. New Granada manager Tony Adams has spent time in charge of which two English clubs?

2. Which county defeated Monaghan in the 1979 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship semi-final?

3. Which cyclist was the third member of Team GB's victorious team pursuit squad at London 2012 alongside Laura Kenny and Joanna Rowsell Shand?

4. How many times has Justin Rose finished runner-up at the Masters?

5. Who were the first winners of the Nicky Rackard Cup?

(See quiz answers at bottom)

SPORT ON TV

Wednesday, April 12

GAA: Off the Ball, an offbeat look at recent football developments - eir Sport 1 1900.

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).

Thursday, April 13

GAA: The Geansai, documentary looking at different aspects of the Gaelic Athletic Association, beginning with a look at Gaelic football in the remotest parts of Ireland - TG4 2000.

SOCCER: Europa League quarter-final, first leg, Anderlecht v Manchester United - BT Sport 2 1930, match TBC - eir Sport 1 2000.

RUGBY LEAGUE: Betfred Super League, Widnes v Warrington - Sky Sports 2 1930.

CRICKET: Indian Premier League, Kolkata Knight Riders v Kings XI Punjab - Sky Sports 2 1500.

GOLF: European Tour, Trophee Hassan II - Sky Sports 4 1130 and 1530; PGA Tour, RBC Heritage - Sky Sports 4 2000.

TENNIS: WTA, Ladies Open Biel Bienne - BT Sport 1 1000; WTA, Claro Open Colsanitas - BT Sport 1 1630.

CYCLING: Track World Championships - Eurosport 1 1200

DARTS: Premier League Darts from Liverpool - Sky Sports 1 1900.

BASEBALL: MLB, Toronto Blue Jays v Baltimore Orioles - BT Sport//ESPN 0000 (Fri)

QUICK QUIZ BLITZ answers: 1 Wycombe and Portsmouth; 2 Kerry; 3 Dani King; 4 Twice (2015 and 2017); 5 London.

 

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