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On This Day - May 13 2007: Cavan and Down played out a thrilling 2-11 to 3-8 draw in the Ulster Championship opener

Down star Benny Coulter  

ON THIS DAY

1914: Joe Louis, one of the greatest heavyweight boxers of all time, was born. Louis first won the world title in 1937 by beating James J Braddock and made 25 defences over 11 years. He retired in 1948 but changed his mind, eventually quitting for good after losing to Rocky Marciano in 1951. Louis died in 1981.

1950: The first Formula One world championship race took place at Silverstone. Italy's Giuseppe Farina won the event, called the British Grand Prix, in an Alfa Romeo from team-mate Luigi Fagioli.

1990: Ray McCarron led Antrim a merry dance as the Farney county won 3-17 to 0-8 in Clones in the Ulster SFC.

2001: Fermanagh let victory slip out of their grasp as they drew 2-13 to 1-16 with Donegal in Ballybofey, the home side hitting three late points to force a replay.

2005: Sprinter Mark Lewis-Francis was given a public warning by UK Athletics after testing positive for cannabis.

2006: Liverpool won the FA Cup, beating West Ham 3-1 on penalties after the match finished 3-3 following extra-time at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.

2007: Cavan and Down played out a thrilling 2-11 to 3-8 draw in the Ulster preliminary round at Breffni Park. Larry Reilly and Jonathan Crowe goaled for Cavan with Ronan Sexton (2) and Benny Coulter responding for the visitors.

2009: Former Munster forward Alan Quinlan was banned for 12 weeks after being found guilty of making contact with the eye area of Leinster captain Leo Cullen, ruling him out of the British and Irish Lions' tour of South Africa.

2012: Manchester City won the Premier League - their first top-flight title in 44 years - after a dramatic 3-2 win at home to QPR sealed by
a Sergio Aguero goal in injury time.

2013: Roberto Mancini was sacked as manager of Manchester City two days after losing the FA Cup final to Wigan 1-0, exactly one year on
from winning the title.

2016: Harlequins lost 26-19 to Montpellier in the European Challenge Cup final in Lyon.

BIRTHDAYS

Tomás Connor (Gaelic games) – former Offaly player who started in midfield in the famous 1982 All-Ireland final win against Kerry.

Dennis Rodman (basketball) - former Detroit Pistons and Chicago Bulls forward, born 1961.

Mark Delaney (soccer) - former Aston Villa and Wales defender, born 1976.

Yaya Toure (soccer) - Manchester City's Ivory Coast midfielder, born 1983.

Marianne Vos (cycling) - Dutch rider who won gold in the Olympic road race at London 2012, born 1987.

Francis Coquelin (soccer) - Arsenal midfielder, born 1991.

Aaron Doran (soccer) - Inverness striker, born 1991.

Romelu Lukaku (soccer) - Belgium and Everton striker, born 1993.

QUICK QUIZ BLITZ

1 Name two of the five new sports which will enter the Olympics at Tokyo in 2020.

2 Which Scottish football team are nicknamed The Red Lichties?

3 Wayne Pivac coaches which Guinness PRO12 team?

4 Linfield are managed by which former Manchester United striker?

5 Who sponsors Longford’s home ground at Pearse Park?

(See quiz answers at bottom)

SPORT ON TV

Today (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; Ladbrokes Premiership, Rangers v Hearts - Sky Sports 2 1200; Women's FA Cup final, Birmingham v Man City - BBC2 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, Jaguares v Force - Sky Sports 3 2235; Paris Sevens - Sky Sports 3 0850.

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

CRICKET: Fourth day of the third Test from Roseau, West Indies v Pakistan - Sky Sports 5 1500.

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

GOLF: 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 - Eurosport 1 1200.

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

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

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

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

HORSE RACING: From Ascot and Haydock - ITV4 1330.

Tomorrow (Sunday, May 14)

SOCCER: Premier League, Crystal Palace v Hull - Sky Sports 1 1100, West Ham v Liverpool - Sky Sports 1 1400, Tottenham v Manchester United - Sky Sports 1 1600; Sky Bet Championship play-off semi-final first leg, Huddersfield v Sheffield Wednesday - Sky Sports 2 1130; League Two play-off semi-final first leg, Blackpool v Luton - Sky Sports 2 1815; National League play-off final, Tranmere v Forest Green - BT Sport 1 1415; Serie A, Inter Milan v Sassuolo - BT Sport 1 1130, Torino v Napoli - BT Sport 2 1345, Roma v Juventus - BT Sport 1 1945; MLS, Portland Timbers v Atlanta United - Sky Sports 2 2100, New York Red Bulls v Los Angeles Galaxy - Sky Sports 2 2305.

RUGBY UNION: Paris Sevens - Sky Sports 3 0850.

RUGBY LEAGUE: Ladbrokes Challenge Cup sixth round, Warrington v Widnes - BBC2 1430.

CRICKET: Final day of the third Test from Roseau, West Indies v Pakistan - Sky Sports 5 1500; Indian Premier League, Rising Pune Supergiant v Kings XI Punjab - Sky Sports 5 1100.

TENNIS: ATP, Madrid Open - Sky Sports 2 1430 and Sky Sports 3 1730.

GOLF: Players Championship - Sky Sports The Players 1330.

MOTOR RACING: F1, Spanish Grand Prix - Sky Sports F1 1230.

CYCLING: Giro d'Italia - Eurosport 1 1200; Tour of California - Eurosport 1 2200.

MOTOR CYCLING: World Superbikes, Italian round race two - Eurosport 2 1000.

BASKETBALL: NBA, play-offs match TBC - BT Sport 2 2030.

BASEBALL: MLB, St Louis Cardinals v Chicago Cubs - BT Sport/ESPN 1900, New York Yankees v Houston Astros - BT Sport//ESPN 0030 (Mon).

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QUICK QUIZ BLITZ answers: 1 Baseball/softball, karate, skateboard,sport climbing and surfing; 2 Arbroath; 3 Scarlets; 4 David Healy; 5
Glennon Brothers.

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