On this Day in 1956: Irish star cyclist Seán Kelly is born


Irena Szewinska (athletics) - famed Polish sprinter who won gold at three Olympics, born 1946.

Seán Kelly (cycling) - ranked world number one from October 1984 to May 1989, born 1956.

Ivan Capelli (motor racing) - former F1 driver for Ferrari and Leyton House, born 1963.

Adrian Moorhouse (swimming) - British 100m breaststroke gold medallist at the 1988 Olympics, born 1964.

Liz McColgan (athletics) - Britain's 1988 Olympic 10,000m silver medallist and 1991 world champion, born 1964.

Eric Cantona (soccer) - former Manchester United, Leeds and France forward, born 1966.

Martin McCague (cricket) - former Kent and England pace bowler, born 1969.

Vladimir Smicer (soccer) - former Liverpool midfielder, born 1973.

Andrew Jordan (motor racing) - 2013 British Touring Car champion, born 1989.



1899: French tennis star Suzanne Lenglen, the first non-English-speaking winner of the Wimbledon women's singles title, was born. She won the first of her six Wimbledon singles titles in 1919. The loose, short-length dress she wore revolutionised fashion in the women's game. Five of her titles were won in consecutive years, 1919-23. She died in 1938.

2000: Former Liverpool midfielder Steve McManaman scored a second-half volley to help Real Madrid beat Valencia 3-0 in the Champions League final.

2001: Former England boss Kevin Keegan took charge at Manchester City.

2003: James Anderson claimed a debut five-wicket haul as Zimbabwe lost 19 wickets in a day to lose the first Test against England at Lord's by an innings and 92 runs.

2008: Chelsea announced manager Avram Grant's contract had been terminated.

2013: Tottenham player Andros Townsend was charged with allegedly breaching betting regulations by the Football Association and withdrew himself from England's squad for the European Under-21 Championship.

2014: Real Madrid beat Atletico Madrid 4-1 after extra time in Lisbon to lift their 10th European Cup.



1. Who was the last Englishman before Harry Kane to win the Premier League Golden Boot?

2. Which of golf's major championships is the oldest?

3. Which team has won the most Challenge Cups?

4. When was the last time Rafael Nadal won a grand slam?

5. In which country is the world's largest cricket ground?



Today (Wednesday, May 24)

SOCCER: Europa League final, Ajax v Manchester United - BT Sport 2 1900; FIFA Under-20 World Cup, South Africa v Italy - Eurosport 1 0845, Costa Rica v Portugal - Eurosport 2 1145.

RUGBY UNION: Championship, London Irish v Yorkshire Carnegie - Sky Sports 1 1930.

TENNIS: French Open, qualifying - Eurosport 2 0900, 1400 and 1630; ATP, Geneva Open - Eurosport 2 1700.

CRICKET: One-day international, New Zealand v Bangladesh - eir Sport 1 1030, England v South Africa - Sky Sports 2 1330.

CYCLING: Giro d'Italia - Eurosport 1 1200.

BASKETBALL: NBA, Golden State Warriors v San Antonio Spurs - BT Sport 1 0200 (Thu).

BASEBALL: MLB, Minnesota Twins v Baltimore Orioles - BT Sport/ESPN 1730, Arizona Diamondbacks v Chicago White Sox - BT Sport/ESPN 2030.

Tomorrow (Thursday, May 25)

SOCCER: Scottish Premiership, play-off final first leg, Dundee United v Hamilton - BT Sport 1 1915; FIFA Under-20 World Cup, France v Vietnam - Eurosport 1 0845; WSL, Manchester City Women v Chelsea Ladies - BT Sport 2 1830.

TENNIS: French Open, qualifying - Eurosport 2 0900 and 1630; WTA, Strasbourg - BT Sport 1 1000 and 1630; ATP, Geneva Open - Eurosport 2 1700.

GOLF: European Tour, PGA Championship - Sky Sports 4 1000; PGA Tour, Dean & DeLuca Invitational - Sky Sports 4 2100.

RUGBY LEAGUE: Super League, St Helens v Wigan Warriors - Sky Sports 1 1900.

MOTORSPORT: Formula 1, Monaco Grand Prix practice sessions - Sky Sports F1 0845, 1245, Channel 4 0855, 1255, eir Sport 1 0855, 1255.

MOTORCYCLING: Speedway, Best Pairs Cup - Eurosport 1 1700.

CYCLING: Giro d'Italia - Eurosport 1 1200.

DARTS: Dubai Masters, eir Sport 1 1700.

BASKETBALL: NBA, Boston Celtics v Cleveland Cavaliers - BT Sport 1 0130 (Fri).

BASEBALL: MLB, Chicago Cubs v San Francisco Giants - BT Sport/ESPN 1915, Boston Red Sox v Texas Rangers - BT Sport/ESPN 0000 (Fri), Los Angeles Dodgers v St Louis Cardinals - BT Sport/ESPN 0300 (Fri).




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