On this Day in 2016: Shane Lowry wrote his name into the history books

Shane Lowry wrote his name into the history books on this day last year  


1859: Mayonaise won the 1000 Guineas by 20 lengths - a British record for a classic.

1945: Alan Ball was born. Ball was the youngest member of England's World Cup-winning side in 1966 and was also a manager with Portsmouth, Manchester City and Southampton. He died in 2007, aged 61.

2006: Former world featherweight champion Naseem Hamed was jailed for 15 months after admitting a charge of dangerous driving.

2010: Fulham were beaten 2-1 by Atletico Madrid in the Europa League final in Hamburg.

2011: Kenny Dalglish was appointed as permanent manager of Liverpool on a three-year deal.

2016: Roberto Martinez paid the price for Everton's Premier League nosedive when he was sacked with one game of the season still to play.

2016: Shane Lowry wrote his name into the history books with a tournament-record 29 shots through his last nine holes on day one of the Players Championship at Sawgrass, giving him a share of the clubhouse lead.



Andrew Coltart (golf) - European Tour and former Ryder Cup player, born 1970.

Mark Foster (swimming) - Former swimmer specialising in 50 metres butterfly and freestyle, who carried the flag for Great Britain in the 2008 Olympics, born 1970.

Jim Furyk (golf) - American Ryder Cup player and 2003 US Open champion, born 1970.

Mike Weir (golf) - Canadian former Masters winner, born 1970.

Graeme Dott (snooker) - world champion in 2006, born 1977.

Rob Key (cricket) - Former Kent and England batsman, born 1979.

Marcelo (soccer) - Real Madrid and Brazil full-back, born 1988.

Darren Randolph (soccer) - West Ham and Republic of Ireland goalkeeper, born 1987.

Billy King (soccer) - Inverness forward, born 1994.



1 Which team finished sixth in this year's Aviva Premiership?

2 Josh Cobb plays for which county cricket team?

3 Which Scottish football club are nicknamed The Gable Endies?

4 What was Swansea City's home ground before they moved to the Liberty Stadium?

5 How many stones does each team have in a game of curling?
Answers below



Today (Friday, May 12)

SOCCER: Premier League, West Brom v Chelsea - Sky Sports 1 1900; Ladbrokes Premiership, Aberdeen v Celtic - BT Sport 1 1930.

RUGBY UNION: Super Rugby, Blues v Cheetahs and Brumbies v Lions - Sky Sports 2 from 0830; European Challenge Cup final, Gloucester v Stade Francais - Sky Sports 2 and BT Sport 2 1930.

RUGBY LEAGUE: Ladbrokes Challenge Cup sixth round, Salford v Hull KR - Sky Sports 3 2000.

CRICKET: Third Test, West indies v Pakistan - Sky Sports 5 1455; Indian Premier League, Delhi Daredevils v Rising Pune Supergiant - Sky Sports 3 1500.

TENNIS: ATP, Madrid Open - Sky Sports 1 1100; WTA, Madrid Open - BT Sport 1 1300.

GOLF: PGA, Players Championship - Sky Sports The Players 1230.

MOTOR RACING: F1, Spanish Grand Prix practice - Sky Sports F1 0845 and 1245.

CYCLING: Giro d'Italia, stage seven - Eurosport 1 1200.

BASKETBALL: NBA, play-offs - Boston v Washington BT Sport 1 0100 (Sat).

BASEBALL: MLB, Cleveland v Minnesota - BT Sport/ESPN 0000 (Sat); San Francisco v Cincinnati - BT Sport 2 0300 (Sat).

HORSE RACING: Chester - ITV4 1330.

Tomorrow (Saturday, May 13)

SOCCER: Premier League, Man City v Leicester - Sky Sports 1 1130, Stoke v Arsenal - Sky Sports 1 1715; Sky Bet Championship play-off semi-final first leg, Fulham v Reading - Sky Sports 2 1700; Scottish Premiership, Rangers v Hearts - Sky Sports 2 1200; Women's FA Cup final, Birmingham v Man City - BBC 2 1700. MLS, Montreal Impact v Columbus Crew - Sky Sports 5 2200.

RUGBY UNION: European Champions Cup final, Clermont Auvergne v Saracens - Sky Sports 3 and BT Sport 2 1600; Super Rugby, Crusaders v Hurricanes - Sky Sports 2 0830, Rebels v Reds - Sky Sports 5 1030; Sevens World Series, Paris Sevens - Sky Sports 3 0850.

RUGBY LEAGUE: Ladbrokes Challenge Cup sixth round, Castleford v St Helens - BBC1 1345.

CRICKET: Third Test, West Indies v Pakistan - Sky Sports 5 1500.

TENNIS: ATP, Madrid Open - Sky Sports 1 1500; WTA, Madrid Open - BT Sport/ESPN 1800.

GOLF: PGA, Players Championship - Sky Sports The Players 1330.

MOTOR RACING: F1, Spanish Grand Prix practice and qualifying - Sky Sports F1 0945 and 1200; Formula E, Monaco ePrix - Channel 5 1430.

CYCLING: Giro d'Italia, stage eight - Eurosport 1 1200.

BOXING: WBC international featherweight title, Josh Warrington v Kiko Martinez - BT Sport 1 1930. WBA super-flyweight world championship, Kal Yafai v Suguru Muranaka - Sky Sports 2 1930;

MOTOR CYCLING: World Superbikes, Italian round qualifying and race one - Eurosport 2 0915.

BASKETBALL: NBA play-offs Houston v San Antonio - BT Sport 1 0100 (Sun).

BASEBALL: MLB, St Louis v Chicago Cubs and Washington v Philadelphia Phillies - BT Sport/ESPN from 2100.

HORSE RACING: Ascot and Haydock - ITV4 1330.



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