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On this Day, April 21 1990: Rangers clinched the Scottish championship for the 40th time

Manchester United's Eric Cantona was voted player of the year on April 21 1996  

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1930: Leicester and Arsenal drew 6-6 in the old First Division, watched by 27,241 fans at Filbert Street.

1990: Rangers clinched the Scottish championship for the 40th time by winning 1-0 at Dundee United.

1996: Manchester United's Eric Cantona was voted player of the year by the Football Writers' Association.

2010: Former International Olympic Committee president Juan Antonio Samaranch died at the age of 89.

2012: Stephen Hendry made the 10th maximum break in the history of the World Championship in his first-round match against Stuart Bingham.

2013: Liverpool striker Luis Suarez attracted criticism after biting Branislav Ivanovic on the arm in the 2-2 draw with Chelsea at Anfield. The Uruguayan was later charged with violent conduct by the Football Association, who handed Suarez a 10-match ban.

2013: Celtic retained the Clydesdale Bank Premier League title after a 4-1 victory against Inverness.

 

SPORT BIRTHDAYS

Brian Phelps (diving) - Briton who won an Olympic bronze medal at springboard in 1960, born 1944.

Srinivas Venkataraghavan (cricket) - former international umpire and India spinner, born 1945.

Tony Romo (American football) - Dallas Cowboys quarterback, born 1980

Garreth Carvell (rugby league) - former Hull FC and England prop, born 1981.

Adam Rooney (soccer) - Aberdeen striker, born 1988.

Isco (soccer) - Real Madrid and Spain midfielder, born 1992.

 

SPORT QUIZ

1. Which manager took the Republic of Ireland to the 1990 World Cup?

2. What is the name of the New York Yankees' MLB city rivals?

3. Which former England cricketer, who played between 1982-1992, was born in Nairobi, Kenya?

4. Which boy's grand slam tournament did Andy Murray win in 2004?

5. Where was the last British and Irish Lions Tour to in 2013?
Answers below

 

SPORT ON TV

Today (Friday, April 21)

SOCCER: Championship, Norwich v Brighton - Sky Sports 1 1900; LaLiga, Sevilla v Granada - Sky Sports 3 1955; Ligue 1, Nancy v Marseille - BT Sport//ESPN 1945; Champions League semi-final draw - Eurosport 2 1030; Europa League semi-final draw - Eurosport 2 1130.

RUGBY LEAGUE: Super League, Widnes v St Helens - Sky Sports 2 1930.

RUGBY UNION: Super Rugby, Hurricanes v Brumbies and Waratahs v Kings - Sky Sports 2 0830 and 1040; Lions v Blues - Sky Sports 4 1755.

CRICKET: First Test, West Indies v Pakistan - Sky Sports 5 1455; IPL, Kolkata Knight Riders v Gujarat Lions - Sky Sports 2 1500.

SNOOKER: World Championship - BBC Two 1000 and 1300, Eurosport 1 1000, 1430 and 1830, Eurosport 2 1145, 1615 and 1900.

TENNIS: ATP Tour, Monte-Carlo Masters - Sky Sports 3 1000.

GOLF: European Tour, Shenzhen International - Sky Sports 4 0530; PGA Tour, Valero Texas Open - Sky Sports 4 2030.

CYCLING: Tour of the Alps - Eurosport 2 1330; Tour of Croatia - Eurosport 2 1445.

MOTOR CYCLING: MotoGP, Grand Prix of The Americas, practice - BT Sport 2 1500 and 1900.

BASKETBALL: NBA Play-offs, Oklahoma City Thunder v Houston Rockets - BT Sport 1 0230 (Sat).

BASEBALL: MLB, New York Mets v Washington Nationals and San Diego Padres v Miami Marlins - BT Sport//ESPN 0000 and 0300 (Sat).

AUSTRALIAN RULES: AFL, Port Adelaide v Carlton - BT Sport 2 1030.

Tomorrow (Saturday, April 22)

SOCCER: FA Cup semi-final, Chelsea v Tottenham - BBC One 1650, eir Sport 1 1700; Scottish Cup semi-final, Hibernian v Aberdeen - Sky Sports 1 and 2 1130, BBC One Scotland 1200; National League, Lincoln v Macclesfield - BT Sport 1 1145; Bundesliga, Borussia Moenchengladbach v Borussia Dortmund - BT Sport 1 1715; LaLiga, Osasuna v Sporting Gijon - Sky Sports 1 1730; Espanyol v Atletico Madrid - Sky Sports 5 1940; Liga NOS, Sporting Lisbon v Benfica - BT Sport//ESPN 2030; MLS, Philadelphia Union v Montreal Impact and Portland Timbers v Vancouver Whitecaps - Sky Sports 3 1800 and 2100.

RUGBY LEAGUE: Super League, Warrington v Wakefield - Sky Sports 2 1455.

RUGBY UNION: Super Rugby, Highlanders v Sunwolves and Crusaders v Stormers - Sky Sports 2 0610 and 0815; Force v Chiefs - Sky Sports 5 1030.

TENNIS: Fed Cup, Romania v Great Britain - BT Sport 2 0845; ATP Tour, Monte-Carlo Masters - Sky Sports 3 1000.

CRICKET: First Test, West Indies v Pakistan - Sky Sports 5 1455; IPL, Rising Pune Supergiants v Sunrisers Hyderabad - Sky Sports 2 1500.

SNOOKER: World Championship - BBC Two 1000 and 1900, BBC One 1345 (1420 in Scotland), Eurosport 1 1000, 1430 and 1830, Eurosport 2 1000, 1630 and 1900.

GOLF: European Tour, Shenzhen International - Sky Sports 4 0530; PGA Tour, Valero Texas Open - Sky Sports 4 1930; Ladies European Tour, Mediterranean Ladies Open - Sky Sports 4 1000.

MOTOR CYCLING: MotoGP, Grand Prix of The Americas, practice and qualifying - BT Sport 2 1500 and 1800,

CYCLING: Tour of Croatia - Eurosport 2 1445.

BOXING: Interim WBO World Middleweight title, Tommy Langford v Avtandil Khurtsidze - BT Sport 1 1930; Middleweight, Martin Murray v Gabriel Rosado - Sky Sports 1 1930.

MMA: UFC 108, Cub Swanson v Artem Lobov - BT Sport 2 0100 (Sun).

GYMNASTICS: European Championships - BBC Two England 1330.

HORSE RACING: Ayr and Newbury including Scottish Grand National - ITV and STV 1330.

BASKETBALL: NBA Play-offs, fixture TBC - BT Sport 1 0100 (Sun).

BASEBALL: MLB, Tampa Bay Rays v Houston Astros - BT Sport//ESPN 2300; Los Angeles Angels v Toronto Blue Jays - BT Sport//ESPN 0200 (Sun).

 

Quiz answers: 1. Jack Charlton 2. The Mets 3. Derek Pringle 4. US Open 5. Australia

 

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