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On This Day - May 16 1955: Gaelic football legend Páidí Ó Sé is born

One of the greatest ever gaelic footballers, Kerry star Páidí Ó Sé

ON THIS DAY 

1956: Jim Laker took 10 wickets for 88 runs while playing for Surrey against the touring Australians at The Oval. He repeated the feat 10 weeks later in the Old Trafford Test match, where he ended up with 19 wickets.

2001: Liverpool won the UEFA Cup final 5-4 with a golden-goal triumph over Alaves to seal a cup treble. They had already won the Worthington Cup and FA Cup.

2009: Manchester United won the Barclays Premier League title after a goalless draw with Arsenal at Old Trafford.

2010: England beat Australia by seven wickets in Barbados to win the ICC World Twenty20 tournament.

2012: Kenny Dalglish was sacked as Liverpool manager just three months after winning the League Cup.

2013: Former England captain David Beckham announced that he would retire from football at the end of the 2012-2013 season after winning the French league title with Paris St Germain.

2015: Sadio Mane scored the fastest hat-trick in Premier League history in two minutes and 56 seconds as Southampton hammered Aston Villa 6-1.

2016: Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford was included in a 26-man England squad ahead of Euro 2016.

BIRTHDAYS

Páidí Ó Sé (gaelic games): - one of the greatest ever gaelic footballers, the Ventry defender was a member of the Kerry senior team from 1975 until 1987. winning 11 Munster titles, eight All-Irelands, four National Football Leagues and five All Stars.It is said that he only conceded one point to his opponent in his 10 All-Ireland final appearances. Went on to become manager of the Kerry, Westmeath, and Clare senior football teams, born 1955..

Olga Korbut (gymnastics) - Soviet gymnast who won three gold medals and a silver at the 1972 Olympics in Munich, born 1955.

Steve Lewis (athletics) - American 400 metres track athlete, won three Olympic golds and one silver, born 1969.

Gabriela Sabatini (tennis) - Argentinian who won US Open in 1990 by beating Steffi Graf, born 1970.

Phil Clarke (rugby league) - Former Wigan and Great Britain forward, born 1971.

Michael Withers (rugby league) - Former Bradford and Wigan full-back, born 1976.

Dirk Nannes (cricket) - Former Australia pace bowler, who had spells with Middlesex, Nottinghamshire and Somerset, born 1976

Grigor Dimitrov (tennis) - Bulgarian who is currently 12th in the singles ATP rankings, born 1991.

QUICK QUIZ B:LITZ

1 Which Scottish League One team play their home matches at Glebe Park?

2 In what year did Newport return to the Football League?

3 In which decade did Red Rum win the Grand National three times?

4 What is the name of Detroit's NFL team?

5 Alex Hughes plays cricket for which county?

(see quiz answers at bottom)


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SPORT ON TV

Today (Tuesday, May 16)

SOCCER: Premier League, Man City v West Brom - Sky Sports 1 1930; Sky Bet Championship play-offs, Reading v Fulham - Sky Sports 3 1930.

TENNIS: ATP Masters, Italian Open - Sky Sports 4 1000; WTA, Italian Open - BT Sport 2 1000.

CRICKET: Royal London One-Day Cup - Sky Sports 2 1355; Indian Premier League - Sky Sports 1 1500.

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

BASKETBALL: NBA play-offs, San Antonio v Golden State - BT Sport 1 0130 (Wed).

BASEBALL: MLB, Toronto v Atlanta - BT Sport//ESPN 2100, St Louis v Boston - BT Sport//ESPN 0100 (Wed).

Tomorrow (Wednesday, May 17)

SOCCER: Premier League, Southampton v Man Utd - Sky Sports 1 1930; Sky Bet Championship play-offs, Sheff Wed v Huddersfield - Sky Sports 3 1930.

RUGBY UNION: Championship, Yorkshire Carnegie v London Irish - Sky Sports 5 1930.

TENNIS: WTA, Italian Open - BT Sport 2 1000; ATP Masters, Italian Open - Sky Sports 4 1100.

CRICKET: Royal London One-Day Cup - Sky Sports 2 1325; Indian Premier League - Sky Sports 1 1500.

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

BASEBALL: MLB, Miami v Houston - BT Sport//ESPN 1700, San Francisco v Los Angeles Dodgers - BT Sport//ESPN 2030, St Louis v Boston - BT Sport//ESPN 0100 (Thu).

HORSE RACING: York - ITV4 1400.

QUICK QUIZ B:LITZ answers: 1 Brechin; 2 2013; 3 1970s; 4 Lions; 5 Derbyshire.


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