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On This Day - June 19 1990: Mayo gaelic star Aidan O'Shea is born

Mayo star Aidan O'Shea, who turns 27 today, pictured scoring against Donegal at Croke Park.

ON THIS DAY

1846: The first official baseball match took place at Elysian Fields, Hoboken, New York. New York Nine beat the Knickerbocker Club 23-1.

1903: English cricket great Wally Hammond was born. He played for his country 85 times between 1927 and 1947 and scored a then Test record aggregate of 7,249 runs. Hammond also made a then record 336 not out against New Zealand at Auckland in 1933 and hit 50,511 first-class runs. He died in July 1965.

1978: Ian Botham became the first man to score a century and take eight wickets (eight for 34) in an innings in the same Test match, against Pakistan for England at Lord's.

2000: Tiger Woods won the US Open at Pebble Beach, finishing on a 12-under-par total of 272 with a lead of 15 strokes, the biggest win in any major in history and what was at the time also the lowest total in the history of the tournament.

2003: The Professional Footballers' Association made a £40,000 legal and compensation payment after wrongfully dismissing former chairman Barry Horne.

2007: England defeated West Indies by seven wickets in the fourth and final Test at Chester-le-Street to complete a 3-0 series success.

2010: France striker Nicolas Anelka was sent home from the World Cup in South Africa after refusing to apologise for his half-time rant at coach Raymond Domenech during the 2-0 defeat to Mexico earlier that week.

2013: Newcastle managing director Derek Llambias resigned just 24 hours after Joe Kinnear's appointment had been confirmed by the club.

2014: England were beaten 2-1 by Uruguay at the World Cup in Sao Paulo with Luis Suarez scoring twice. England drew 0-0 in their final Group D match to finish in last place with one point.

2016: Andy Murray won a record fifth Aegon Championships title at Queen's Club with a 6-7 (5/7) 6-4 6-3 victory over world number nine Milos Raonic.

BIRTHDAYS

Jeremy Bates (tennis) - former British number one, born 1962.

Rory Underwood (rugby union) - former England wing, born 1963.

Bjorn Daehlie (skiing) - Norwegian who won a record eight Olympic gold medals, born 1967.

Quincy Watts (athletics) - American 400-metre runner who won gold at the 1992 Olympics, born 1970.

Chris Armstrong (soccer) - former Crystal Palace and Tottenham striker, born 1971.

Brian McBride (soccer) - former Fulham and United States striker, born 1972.

Bryan Hughes (soccer) - former Birmingham, Charlton and Hull midfielder, born 1976.

Dirk Nowitzki (basketball) - Dallas Mavericks and Germany power forward, born 1978.

Kleberson (soccer) - former Manchester United and Brazil midfielder, now with American side Fort Lauderdale Strikers, born 1979.

Robbie Neilson (soccer) - former Hearts full-back, now MK Dons manager, born 1980.

Mark Selby (snooker) - world champion in 2014 and 2016, born 1983.

Aidan O'Shea (gaelic games)  Plays his club football and is captain of the Breaffy side, star for Mayo senior side, born 1990.

QUICK QUIZ BLITZ

1 Brazilian star Kaka, ex-Derby winger Giles Barnes and former Middlesbrough defender Seb Hines all play their football for which club?

2 Which club is Fermanagh forward Eddie Courtney from?

3 Name the four Australian golfers to have won the Open Championship.

4 In what year did Maria Sharapova win the singles title at Wimbledon?

5 Lions call-up Kristian Dacey has started how many Tests for Wales?

(See quiz answers at bottom)

SPORT ON TV

Today (Monday, June 19)

SOCCER: FIFA Confederations Cup, Australia v Germany - ITV4 1530; European Under-21s Championship, Slovakia v England and Poland v Sweden - Sky Sports 1 1630 and 1940.

TENNIS: ATP, AEGON Championships - Eurosport 1 1145 and BBC Two England 1300, Gerry Weber Open - Sky Sports 2 1100; WTA, AEGON Classic - Eurosport 2 1100.

HOCKEY: Men's Hockey World League semi-finals, Scotland v Pakistan and Holland v Canada - BT Sport 1 1145 and 1400, South Korea v Malaysia and Argentina v China - BT Sport 2 1745 and 2000.

BASEBALL: MLB, Seattle Mariners v Detroit Tigers - BT Sport/ESPN 0300 (Tues).

Tomorrow (Tuesday, June 20)

RUGBY UNION: Chiefs v British & Irish Lions - Sky Sports 1 0800.

SOCCER: European Under-21s Championship, Serbia v Macedonia and Portugal v Spain - Sky Sports 1 1650 and 1940.

TENNIS: ATP, AEGON Championships - Eurosport 1 1145, BBC Two England 1300, BBC Two Wales 1435, Gerry Weber Open - Sky Sports 2 1100; WTA, AEGON Classic - Eurosport 2 1100, Mallorca Open - BT Sport 2 1000.

HOCKEY: Men's Hockey World League semi-finals, Scotland v Canada followed by India v Holland, China v Malaysia and England v South Korea - BT Sport 1 1145, 1400, 1745 and 2000.

BASEBALL: MLB, Los Angeles Dodgers v New York Mets - BT Sport/ESPN 0300 (Wed).

RACING: Royal Ascot - ITV and STV 1330.

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QUICK QUIZ BLITZ answers: 1 Orlando City; 2 Aghadrumsee; 3 Peter Thomson, Kel Nagle, Greg Norman and Ian Baker-Finch; 4 2004; 5 One.

 

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