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On This Day - July 3 1991: Northern Ireland international striker Will Grigg is born

Wigan and Northern Ireland striker Will Grigg

ON THIS DAY 

1902: Bramall Lane in Sheffield became England's seventh Test cricket ground when it staged the third match between England and Australia. The tourists' Clem Hill scored the only century on the ground, which was not used again for a Test.

1977: Britain's Barry Sheene won the Belgian Grand Prix 500cc race at an average speed of 135.07mph, the fastest ever recorded at a world championship motorcycle race.

1997: Celtic appointed former Holland international Wim Jansen as head coach. He went on to lead the club to their first Scottish championship title in 10 years in his only season in charge.

2001: Arsenal signed Sol Campbell from north London neighbours Tottenham on a free transfer.

2005: Number one seed Roger Federer won his third Wimbledon title by beating Andy Roddick 6-2 7-6 (7/2) 6-4 in the men's singles final.

2007: Relegated Sheffield United's appeal against the Premier League punishment imposed on West Ham over the Carlos Tevez affair was dismissed by an arbitration panel.

2008: Red Bull Racing's David Coulthard confirmed he was to retire from competing in Formula One at the end of the season.

2010: Serena Williams won her fourth Wimbledon title by beating Russian Vera Zvonareva 6-3 6-2 in the final.

2011: Novak Djokovic beat Spanish top seed Rafael Nadal 6-4 6-1 1-6 6-3 to win the Wimbledon men's title for the first time.

2012: Dwain Chambers was selected to represent Great Britain at the London Olympics. The controversial sprinter had previously been banned for life from the Games under a British Olympic Association bylaw which was overturned by the Court of Arbitration for Sport earlier in 2012. Chambers missed out on a place in the 100 metres final after finishing fourth in his semi-final.

BIRTHDAYS

Sir Richard Hadlee (cricket) - New Zealand's record-breaking all-rounder who was the first man to take 400 Test wickets, born 1951.

Henry Olonga (cricket) - former Zimbabwe Test bowler, best known for his 'black armband' protest against Robert Mugabe, born 1976.

Bobby Skinstad (rugby union) - former South Africa captain, born 1976.

Harbhajan Singh (cricket) - India off-spinner, born 1980.

Tim Jonkers (rugby league) - former St Helens, Salford, Wigan and Leigh utility player, born 1981.

Sebastian Vettel (motor racing) - Four-time Formula One world champion, born 1987.

Winston Reid (soccer) - West Ham's New Zealand defender, born 1988.

Will Grigg (soccer) - Wigan's Northern Ireland international striker, born 1991.

QUICK QUIZ BLITZ

1 Name the two South African golfers who have won the Masters in the last 10 years.

2 Who was the leading wicket-taker in the last Ashes series?

3 Wales and British and Irish Lions number eight Taulupe Faletau plays his club rugby with which Aviva Premiership side?

4 Who was the last non-European to win the men's singles at Wimbledon?

5 Shaunae Miller-Uibo of the Bahamas won gold in which athletics event at Rio 2016?

(See quiz answers at bottom)

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SPORT ON TV

Today (Monday, July 3)

TENNIS: Wimbledon - BBC2 and eir Sport 1 1130, BBC1 1345.

SOCCER: UEFA Under-19s Championship, Germany v Holland - Eurosport 2 1645.

CYCLING: Tour de France - ITV4 1100, Eurosport 1 1115, S4C 1400.

SNOOKER: Snooker World Cup - Eurosport 2 1230.

BASEBALL: Milwaukee Brewers v Baltimore Orioles and Texas Rangers v Boston Red Rox - BT Sport/ESPN 1900 and 0100 (Tue).

Tomorrow (Tuesday, July 4)

TENNIS: Wimbledon - BBC2 and eir Sport 1 1130, BBC1 1345.

CYCLING: Tour de France - Eurosport 1 and ITV4 1100, S4C 1400.

HORSE RACING: Live coverage of evening meetings - Sky Sports 1 1900.

SNOOKER: Snooker World Cup - Eurosport 2 0600 and 1230.

SPEEDWAY: Speedway World Cup - BT Sport 1 1745.

BASEBALL: Washington Nationals v New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies v Pittsburgh Pirates, Texas Rangers v Boston Red Sox - BT Sport/ESPN 1600, 2100 0100 (Wed).

QUICK QUIZ BLITZ answers: 1 Trevor Immelman (2008) and Charl Schwartzel (2011); 2 Stuart Broad; 3 Bath; 4 Lleyton Hewitt (in 2002); 5 Women's 400 metres.

 

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