On this day, June 22 1972: French soccer star midfielder Zinedine Zidane, World Cup winner in 1998, is born

Zinedine Zidane, former Juventus, Real Madrid and France midfielder who won the World Cup in 1998 and the European Championship in 2000, now Real Madrid manager


1910: Teddy Tinling, the man who brought a new meaning to tennis clothing, was born. His designs for women players were eye-catching and the frilly lace knickers he devised for 'Gorgeous Gussie' Moran caused a stir at Wimbledon in 1949. He died in 1990 aged 79.

1916: Len Hutton, one of the all-time great England cricketers, was born. He was the first professional captain of the England Test side and his innings of 364 against Australia at the Oval in 1938 stood as a Test record for nearly 20 years. He died in 1990 aged 74.

1973: Patricia's Hope became only the second dog after Mick the Miller, in 1929 and 1930, to win the Greyhound Derby a second time.

1998: Scotland's hopes of progressing to the second round of the World Cup were scuppered after Morocco beat them 3-0 in St Etienne and Norway pulled off a shock 2-1 win over Brazil in Marseille. Craig Brown's side came home with just one point from France 98.

2003: Frank Rijkaard was appointed coach of Barcelona.

2007: Arsenal confirmed they had reached an agreement with Barcelona for the transfer of Thierry Henry, subject to a medical and the completion of formalities. The France striker subsequently moved to the Nou Camp for £16million.

2009: In rugby league, Wigan confirmed their England forward Gareth Hock had tested positive for cocaine.

2010: England beat Slovenia 1-0 in their final Group C match to reach the last 16 of the World Cup in South Africa.

2011: Aston Villa confirmed their winger Ashley Young had signed a five-year contract with Manchester United.

2012: Ireland lost 60-0 to New Zealand in their third rugby union Test in Hamilton as the All Blacks took the series 3-0.

2013: England lost the ICC Champions Trophy final to India by five runs at Edgbaston.

2016: Amid interest from Arsenal, Jamie Vardy agreed a new four-year deal with Premier League champions Leicester.


Ray Stevens (badminton) - England's leading player of the 1970s, born 1951.

Jean Tigana (soccer) - former France midfielder and former Fulham manager, born 1955.

David Houghton (cricket) - former Zimbabwe captain and coach, born 1957.

Colin Montgomerie (golf) - Scotland's eight-time European number one and captain of Europe's 2010 Ryder Cup-winning team, born 1963.

Zinedine Zidane (soccer) - former Juventus, Real Madrid and France midfielder who won the World Cup in 1998 and the European Championship in 2000, now Real's head coach, born 1972.

Patrick Vieira (soccer) - former Manchester City, Arsenal and France midfielder, who also featured in the 1998 World Cup and Euro 2000 successes, now New York City boss, born 1976.

Ramnaresh Sarwan (cricket) - former West Indies batsman, born 1980.

Francesca Schiavone (tennis) - former French Open champion in 2010, born 1980.

Vasek Pospisil (tennis) - Canada's former Wimbledon doubles champion, born 1990.


1. How old was Boris Becker when he won his first Wimbledon title in 1985?

2. The Chair is a fence at which British racecourse?

3. The Heisman Trophy is awarded to players of which sport?

4. Which of the eight teams competing at the Confederations Cup in Russia has won the tournament before?

5. I hold the British national record in the heptathlon, I was coached by Toni Minichiello and I once had a stand named after me at Bramall Lane. Who am I?

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Today (Friday, June 23)

SOCCER: European Under-21s Championship, Serbia v Spain - Sky Sports 1 1940, Macedonia v Portugal - Sky Sports 5 1940.

CRICKET: Twenty20 international, England v South Africa - Sky Sports 2 1630.

TENNIS: ATP, AEGON Championships - Eurosport 1 1145 and BBC Two England 1300, Gerry Weber Open - Sky Sports 3 1100 ; WTA, AEGON Classic - Eurosport 2 1130, Mallorca Open - BT Sport 1 1130 and 1600.

MOTOR RACING: Formula 1, Azerbaijan Grand Prix practice - Sky Sports F1 0945 and 1345, Channel 4 and eir Sport 1 0955 and 1355.

RUGBY UNION: Test, Samoa v Wales - BBC Two Wales 0725, Australia v Italy - Sky Sports 2 0555 (Sat).

RUGBY LEAGUE: Super League, Leeds v Castleford - Sky Sports 3 1930.

GOLF: European Tour, BMW International Open - Sky Sports 4 1030 and 1430; PGA Tour, Travelers Championship - Sky Sports 4 2030.

MOTORCYCLING: MotoGP, free practice from Assen - BT Sport 2 from 0800.

SNOOKER: Riga Masters - Eurosport 1 0900.

BOXING: Middleweight bout, Josh Kelly v Tom Whitfield - Sky Sports 2 2100.

BASEBALL: MLB, Boston Red Sox v Los Angeles Angels - BT Sport 1 0000 (Sat).

RACING: Royal Ascot - ITV and STV 1330.

Tomorrow (Saturday, June 24)

RUGBY UNION: First Test, New Zealand v British & Irish Lions - Sky Sports 1 0730; Test, South Africa v France - Sky Sports 1540.

SOCCER: FIFA Confederations Cup, New Zealand v Portugal - ITV4 1530; European Under-21s Championship, Italy v Germany - Sky Sports 1 1940, Czech Republic v Denmark - Sky Sports 2 1940; MLS, New York Red Bulls v New York City FC - Sky Sports 5 1830; Chinese Super League, Tianjin Teda v Guangzhou R&F - Sky Sports 5 1230.

MOTOR RACING: Formula One, Azerbaijan Grand Prix practice and qualifying - Sky Sports F1 1045 and 1300, Sky Sports 1 1300, Channel 4 and 1055 and 1255, eir Sport 1 1355; World Touring Cars, qualifying from Portugal - Eurosport 2 1530.

TENNIS: ATP, AEGON Championships - BBC One and Eurosport 1 1315, BBC Two England 1630, Gerry Weber Open - Sky Sports 3 1200 and 1500; WTA, AEGON Classic - Eurosport 2 1130, Mallorca Open - BT Sport 1 1400.

CRICKET: ICC Women's World Cup, England v India - Sky Sports 2 1000.

GOLF: European Tour, BMW International Open - Sky Sports 4 1300; PGA Tour, Travelers Championship - Sky Sports 4 1800; LPGA Tour, Walmart NW Arkansas Championship - Sky Sports 4 2300.

MOTORCYCLING: MotoGP, practice and qualifying from Assen - BT Sport from 0800.

HOCKEY: Women's Hockey World League semi-finals, New Zealand and Australia followed by Malaysia v Belgium, South Korea v Holland and Italy v Scotland - BT Sport/ESPN 1300, 1500, 1700 and 1900.

SNOOKER: Riga Masters - Eurosport 1 0900.

SAILING: America's Cup - BT Sport 1 1730.

BASEBALL: MLB, Cleveland Indians v Minnesota Twins - BT Sport/ESPN 2100.

RACING: Royal Ascot - ITV and STV 1330; Down Royal Racing - BBC Two Northern Ireland 1500.

Quick Quiz Blitz answers: 1 17; 2 Aintree ; 3 American football; 4 Mexico (in 1999); 5 Jessica Ennis-Hill.



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