On This Day - June 12 1945: Pat Jennings, Tottenham, Arsenal and Northern Ireland legend, is born

Northern Ireland soccer legend Pat Jennings


1930: Max Schmelling became the first and only man to become world heavyweight champion via a disqualification against American Jack Sharkey.

2000: England surrendered a two-goal lead as they lost 3-2 to Portugal in their opening game of Euro 2000 in Eindhoven.

2004: Ricky Hatton made a successful 13th defence of his WBU light-welterweight title by defeating Argentinian Carlos Vilches.

2005: Irish boxer Kevin McBride defeated Mike Tyson when the former world heavyweight champion retired on his stool at the end of the sixth round in Washington.

2006: Celtic's former Manchester United midfielder Roy Keane announced his retirement from football on medical grounds.

2007: Jamaican police confirmed they believed Pakistan coach Bob Woolmer died of natural causes and was not murdered as first thought.

2009: Manor Grand Prix, Campos Grand Prix and Team US F1 were accepted as new Formula One teams.

2010: Goalkeeper Robert Green's error handed the United States an equaliser as England drew their World Cup Group C opener 1-1 in Rustenberg.

2014: Midfielder Cesc Fabregas signed for Chelsea from Barcelona on a five-year deal.

2015: England seamer James Anderson and former Chelsea and Manchester City midfielder Frank Lampard were both awarded OBEs in the Queen's Birthday Honours List, while Jonny Wilkinson picked up a CBE and Welsh rugby great Gareth Edwards received a knighthood.

2016: Andy Murray teamed back up with former coach Ivan Lendl.


Pat Jennings (soccer) - former Tottenham, Arsenal and Northern Ireland goalkeeper who won 119 international caps and was the first British player to appear in 1,000 matches, born 1945.

Javed Miandad (cricket) - former Pakistan batsman and coach, born 1957.

Peter Such (cricket) - former England spinner, born 1964.

Terry Alderman (cricket) - former Australia bowler who ended his career with 170 Test wickets, born 1956.

Thomas Sorensen (soccer) - former Denmark, Sunderland, Aston Villa and Stoke goalkeeper, born 1976.

Lewis Moody (rugby union) - former Leicester and Bath flanker, a World Cup winner with England in 2003, born 1978.

Marco Bortolami (rugby union) - former Italy captain, born 1980.

Bryan Habana (rugby union) - South Africa's World Cup-winning winger who plays for Toulon, born 1983.

Eren Derdiyok (soccer) - Galatasaray and Switzerland striker, born 1988.

Philippe Coutinho (soccer) - Liverpool and Brazil playmaker, born 1992.


1 Which three clubs did Clarence Seedorf win the Champions League with?

2 In what year did Jenson Button win the Formula One world drivers' championship?

3 Who won last year's Tour de France?

4 Which Championship side are in the quarter-finals of the Challenge Cup?

5 Radek Stepanek was the last person to beat Andy Murray at which tournament in 2014?

(See answers at bottom)


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Today (Monday, June 12)

CRICKET: ICC Champions Trophy, Sri Lanka v Pakistan - Sky Sports 2 1000.

TENNIS: ATP, Mercedes Cup - Eurosport 1 1000 and 1230; WTA, Ricoh Open - BT Sport 1 1000.

SAILING: America's Cup, play-offs final - BT Sport 1 1730.

BASKETBALL: NBA Finals, Golden State Warriors v Cleveland Cavaliers - BT Sport 1 0200 (Tue).

BASEBALL: MLB, New York Mets v Chicago Cubs - BT Sport/ESPN 0000 (Tue); Houston Astros v Texas Rangers - BT Sport 2 0100 (Tue).

Tomorrow (Tuesday, June 13)

SOCCER: International friendly, France v England - ITV 1930.

RUGBY UNION: Tour match, Highlanders v British & Irish Lions - Sky Sports 1 0800.

CRICKET: Royal London One-Day Cup quarter-final, Yorkshire v Surrey - Sky Sports 2 1355.

TENNIS: ATP, Mercedes Cup - Eurosport 1 1000, 1230 and 1630; WTA, Ricoh Open - BT Sport 1 1330.

ATHLETICS: Paavo Nurmi Games - Eurosport 2 1700.

BASEBALL: MLB, St Louis Cardinals v Milwaukee Brewers - BT Sport/ESPN 1900; Cleveland Indians v Los Angeles Dodgers - BT Sport/ESPN 0000 (Wed).


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QUICK QUIZ BLITZ answers: 1 Ajax, Real Madrid & AC Milan; 2 2009; 3 Chris Froome; 4 Featherstone Rovers; 5 Queen's.

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