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On This Day - June 28 1971: Republic of Ireland soccer ace Kenny Cunningham is born

Kenny Cunningham, Liam Brady, John Giles, Darragh Maloney (RTE), Eamon Dunphy, the late Bill O'Herlihy, Richie Sadlier. 

ON THIS DAY 

1930: Mick The Miller won his second successive Greyhound Derby to become the first dog to win the race twice.

1950: One of the biggest shocks in the history of the World Cup was recorded as England, who went into the finals in Brazil as favourites, lost 1-0 to a United States team of part-timers.

1990: FIFA announced the first change in football's offside law for 65 years when it ruled that players level with defenders would, in future, be onside.

2000: France beat Portugal 2-1, with Zinedine Zidane's golden goal putting them in the final of Euro 2000.

2005: Stoke parted company with manager Tony Pulis. He returned to the club a year later.

2006: Portsmouth appointed former England captain Tony Adams as assistant manager.

2007: West Ham forward Carlos Tevez turned down a move to Inter Milan after the Serie A champions imposed a deadline for him to make a decision. He later joined Manchester United.

2012: Italy beat Germany 2-1 to reach the final of Euro 2012, which they eventually lost to Spain.

2015: Former Manchester United and England full-back Phil Neville joined the coaching staff of Spanish side Valencia.

BIRTHDAYS

Ken Buchanan (boxing) - The Edinburgh-born boxer was former undisputed World lightweight champion. One of the greatest British fighters ever, born 1945.

David Duckham (rugby union) - Lions wing who was capped 36 times by England, born 1946.

Mushtaq Ahmed (cricket) - Former Pakistan leg-spinner, who also represented Surrey and Sussex, born 1970.

Lorenzo Amoruso (soccer) - Former Rangers and Blackburn defender, born 1971.

Fabien Barthez (soccer) - Former Manchester United and France goalkeeper, born 1971.

Kenny Cunningham (soccer) - Former Birmingham, Millwall, Sunderland and Republic of Ireland defender, born 1971.

Alberto Berasategui (tennis) - Spaniard who was French Open runner-up in 1994, born 1973.

Phil Bardsley (soccer) - Stoke and Scotland defender, born 1985.

Kevin De Bruyne (soccer) - Manchester City and Belgium midfielder, born 1991.

QUICK QUIZ BLITZ

1 Where and in which year did Floyd Mayweather win a bronze medal in the Olympic featherweight category?

2 Which Irish county has won the most Ulster GAA Senior Football titles?

3 Mario Mola is the reigning world champion in which sport?

4 How many times has John McEnroe won Wimbledon?

5 Which NHL team are known as the Sabres?

(See quiz answers at bottom)

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SPORT ON TV 

Today (Wednesday, June 28)

SOCCER: FIFA Confederations Cup, semi-final, Portugal v Chile - ITV 1830.

TENNIS: ATP and WTA, Wimbledon Qualifying - Eurosport 2 1100; AEGON International - Eurosport 1 from 1045 and BBC Two England 1300.

CRICKET: ICC Women's World Cup, South Africa v New Zealand - Sky Sports 2 1000.

BASEBALL: MLB, San Francisco Giants v Colorado Rockies - BT Sport/ESPN 2030.

RACING: From Bath and Naas - Sky Sports 1 1900.

Tomorrow (Thursday, June 29)

SOCCER: FIFA Confederations Cup, semi-final, Germany v Mexico - ITV 1830.

RUGBY LEAGUE: Super League, Leeds Rhinos v St Helens - Sky Sports 1 1900.

TENNIS: ATP and WTA, Wimbledon Qualifying - Eurosport 2 1100; AEGON International - Eurosport 1 from 1045 and BBC Two England 1300.

GOLF: European Tour, HNA Open de France - Sky Sports 1 and 4 0930; PGA Tour, Quicken Loans National - Sky Sports 4 2030; Women's PGA Championship - Sky Sports 4 1730; US Seniors Tour, US Seniors Open - Sky Sports 4 2330.

CYCLING: Tour de France, team presentation - Eurosport 2 1715.

HOCKEY: Women's Hockey World League semi-finals, matches TBC - BT Sport 2 from 0945.

BASEBALL: MLB, Cleveland Indians v Texas Rangers followed by Washington Nationals v Chicago Cubs and Boston Red Sox v Minnesota Twins - BT Sport/ESPN 1700, 2100 and 0000 (Fri).

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QUICK QUIZ BLITZ answers: 1 Atlanta 1996; 2 Cavan; 3 Triathlon; 4 Three (1981, 1983, 1984); 5 Buffalo.

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