On This Day - May 29 1985: A riot at the Heysel Stadium resulted in the deaths of 39 people at the European Cup final between Juventus and Liverpool

Liverpool and Juventus legends Phil Neal (left), Michel Platini and Ian Rush (right) with a memorial plaque before the UEFA Champions League quarter-final, first leg match between Liverpool and Juventus at Anfield on April 5, 2005. This was the first meeting of the clubs since the Heysel Stadium tragedy
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1902: Edgbaston became the fifth English Test cricket ground and England celebrated by bowling out Australia for only 36 runs.

1968: Two goals from Bobby Charlton helped Manchester United beat Benfica 4-1 after extra-time to become the first English winners of the European Cup.

1985: A riot at the Heysel Stadium in Brussels resulted in the deaths of 39 people at the European Cup final between Juventus and Liverpool.

2007: The Football Association confirmed it would have an independent chairman from 2008 after an AGM voted in favour of Lord Burns' structural review of the body.

2008: Chelsea sacked Henk ten Cate following reports of disagreements between the first-team coach and players.

2013: Former Godolphin handler Mahmood Al Zarooni withdrew his appeal against an eight-year disqualification from horse racing training. Al Zarooni, 37, was found guilty of administering anabolic steroids to 15 horses.

2015: Sepp Blatter was re-elected for a fifth term as FIFA president despite the corruption crisis that had struck the world governing body in the build-up to the election. However, the Swiss would announce his resignation from the role four days later.

2015: James Anderson became the first Englishman to take 400 Test wickets, reaching the landmark by removing New Zealand batsman Martin Guptill at Headingley.

2016: Tony Bellew won the vacant WBC world cruiserweight title with a third-round knockout of Ilunga Makabu at Goodison Park.


Conor McGrath (GAA): Clare hurler and winner of an All-Ireland medal in 2013, born 1991.

Al Unser (motor racing) - four-time winner of the Indy 500, born 1939.

Martin Pipe (horse racing) - record-breaking National Hunt trainer, born 1945.

Brian Kidd (soccer) - former Manchester United midfielder and assistant manager, currently co-assistant manager of Manchester City, born 1949.

Ukyo Katayama (motor racing) - Japanese driver who contested 95 Formula One grands prix for Larrousse, Tyrrell and Minardi, born 1963.

Jean van de Velde (golf) - Frenchman who came second at the Open in 1999 after famously throwing away a three-shot lead on the final hole, born 1966.

Roberto Di Matteo (soccer) - former Chelsea player and manager who guided the club to the 2012 Champions League title and FA Cup, born 1970.

Massimo Ambrosini (soccer) - former AC Milan and Italy midfielder, born 1977.

Andrey Arshavin (soccer) - former Arsenal and Russia forward, now playing with Kazakhstan side FC Kairat, born 1981.

Carmelo Anthony (basketball) - New York Knicks power forward, born 1984.


1. How many of Arsene Wenger's seven FA Cup wins came at the Millennium Stadium?

2. Who scored Cavan's only goal in the 1997 Ulster SFC final?

3. Who is the only non Team Sky rider to win the Tour de France since 2012?

4. Who is the head coach of Aviva Premiership winners Exeter Chiefs?

5. Who took over as Roscommon manager after Tommy Carr stepped down in 2005?

(See answers at bottom)


Today (Monday, May 29)

GAA: Cuimhni Orga Spoirt - TG4 2050.

SOCCER: Sky Bet Championship play-off final, Huddersfield v Reading - Sky Sports 1 1400; Bundesliga, Eintracht Braunschweig v Wolfsburg - BT Sport 2 1915.

RUGBY LEAGUE: Super League, Leigh v Castleford - Sky Sports 3 1555, Catalans Dragons v Hull - Sky Sports 1 1855.

CRICKET: Third and final one-day international from Lord's, England v South Africa - Sky Sports 2 1030.

TENNIS: French Open - Eurosport 1 & ITV4 0930; Eurosport 2 1000.

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

BASEBALL: MLB, San Francisco Giants v Washington Nationals - BT Sport/ESPN 2100, Kansas City Royals v Detroit Tigers - BT Sport/ESPN 0000 (Tue).

SAILING: America's Cup - BT Sport 1 1800.

Tomorrow (Tuesday, May 30)

GAA: Off the Ball, an offbeat look at recent football developments - eir Sport 1 1900.

TENNIS: French Open - Eurosport 1 & ITV4 0930; Eurosport 2 1000.

BASEBALL: MLB, St Louis Cardinals v Los Angeles Dodgers - BT Sport/ESPN 0000 (Wed), San Francisco Giants v Washington Nationals - BT Sport/ESPN 0300 (Wed).

SAILING: America's Cup - BT Sport 1 1800.


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