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On This Day - July 13 1988: mixed martial arts star Conor McGregor is born

Conor McGregor drafted Omagh's Tiernan Bradley into his training camp for the Dubliner's August 26 showdown with Floyd Mayweather

ON THIS DAY

1991: Wales were beaten 71-8 by New South Wales. It was the first time since 1881 that a Welsh side had conceded 13 tries in a match.

1999: Damon Hill decided to delay his retirement  from Formula One until the end of the season  following his fifth place at the British Grand Prix at Silverstone.

1999: Ipswich agreed to sell midfielder Kieron Dyer to Newcastle for £6.5million.

 

2002: Dublin had a narrow 2-13 to 2-11 win over Kildare in the Leinster final.

2003: Derbyshire captain Dominic Cork was handed a suspended £500 fine after calling Leicestershire's Brad Hodge a cheat for taking a catch in a Twenty20 match and appearing to step over the boundary.

2006: Juventus, Lazio and Fiorentina were relegated to Serie B and deducted points, and AC Milan were also deducted points, after an investigation into match-fixing in Italian football. All the punishments were later reduced on appeal, with only Juve forced to play the following season in the second tier.

2007: Derry stormed past Mayo in the Qualifiers with Enda Muldoon and Collie Devlin scoring goals in the 2-13 to 1-6 win at Celtic Park.

2010: Pep Guardiola signed a new one-year contract extension to remain as coach of Barcelona.

2011: Midfielder Patrick Vieira retired from football aged 35.

2012: Tyrone recorded a comfortable 1-16 to 0-8 win over Roscommon in the Qualifiers, with Owen Mulligan top-scoring with 0-5.

2013: Dublin maintained their domination of the Leinster Championship with a 2-15 to 0-14 win over Meath in the provincial final.

2015: Raheem Sterling became the most expensive Englishman in football history as he completed his move from Liverpool to Manchester City for a fee rising to £49million.

2016: Chris Froome strengthened his grip on the yellow jersey in bizarre circumstances as stage 12 of the Tour de France ended in chaos on the  slopes of Mont Ventoux, where he was reduced to running up the mountain on foot after his bike was broken following a crash.
 

BIRTHDAYS

Owen Coyle (soccer) - former Blackburn, Bolton and Wigan manager, born 1966.

Hashan Tillakaratne (cricket) - former Sri Lanka captain, born 1967.

Howard Webb (soccer) - former Premier League referee who took charge of the 2010 World Cup final, born 1971.

Geraint Jones (cricket) - former Kent and England wicketkeeper-batsman, born 1976.

George Smith (rugby union) - former Australia forward, born 1980.

Samir Handanovic (soccer) - Inter Milan and Slovenia goalkeeper, born 1984.

James Vaughan (soccer) - Bury's former Everton striker, who is the youngest goalscorer in the Premier League, born 1988.

Conor McGregor (mixed martial arts) - Irish UFC fighter, born 1988.

Cillian Buckley – three-time All-Ireland winner with Kilkenny, born 1992.

QUICK QUIZ BLITZ

1. Who was the last Down man to lift the Anglo Celt Cup?

2. Marcel Kittel has won five stages of this year's Tour de France representing which team?

3. Who won the Open last time it was staged at Royal Birkdale?

4. England women all-rounder Natalie Sciver plays for which county?

5. Karolina Pliskova will top the WTA world rankings next week after matching her career-best Wimbledon performance by reaching which stage of the women's singles?

(See quiz answers at bottom)

SPORT ON TV

Today (Friday, July 14)


TENNIS: Wimbledon - eir Sport 1 1130, BBC Two 1230, BBC One 1345.

CRICKET: Second Test, England v South Africa - Sky Sports 2 1030; T20 Blast, Lancashire v Yorkshire - Sky Sports 2 1845.

F1: British Grand Prix practice - Sky Sports F1
0845, Channel 4, eir Sport 1 0855.

CYCLING: Tour de France - Eurosport 1315, ITV4 1330, S4C 1400.

RUGBY LEAGUE: Super League, Castleford v Salford - 1930.

GOLF: Scottish Open - Sky Sports 4 1030; US Women's Open - Sky Sports 4 1900.

SOCCER: Scottish League Cup, Ayr v Kilmarnock - BT Sport 1 1915.

RUGBY UNION: Super Rugby, Highlanders v Reds - Sky Sports 1 0830; Rebels v Jaguares - Sky Sports 1 1040; Kings v Cheetahs - Sky Sports 5 1755,

HOCKEY: Women's World League semi-finals, Germany v England - BT Sport 1 1700.

BASEBALL: MLB, Boston Red Sox v New York Yankees - BT Sport 1 0000 (Sat).

Tomorrow (Saturday, July 15)

GAELIC GAMES: All-Ireland Qualifiers, – Tipperary v Armagh, Carlow v Monaghan – Sky Sports 5 1600

TENNIS: Wimbledon - BBC Two 1100, BBC One 1300, Eurosport 2 1345, eir Sport 1 1415

CRICKET: Second Test, England v South Africa - Sky Sports 2 1000; Women's World Cup, England v West Indies - Sky Sports 3 1000; T20 Blast, Glamorgan v Somerset - Sky Sports 2 1845

F1: British Grand Prix qualifying - Channel 4 1155, Sky Sports F1 1200, eir Sport 1 1255.

CYCLING: Tour de France - Eurosport 1 and ITV4 1200, S4C 1400.

SOCCER: Euro Under-19s Championship final, England v Portugal - Eurosport 1 1700; Scottish League Cup, Queen's Park v Motherwell - BT Sport 1 1430.

GOLF: Scottish Open - Sky Sports 4 1500; US Women's Open - Sky Sports 4 2000.

RUGBY UNION: Super Rugby, Sunwolves v Blues - Sky Sports 1 0400; Chiefs v Brumbies - Sky Sports 1 0610; Hurricanes v Crusaders - Sky Sports 1 0820;  Force v Waratahs - Sky Sports 1 1030; Sharks v Lions - Sky Sports 1 1615; Bulls v Stormers - Sky Sports 3 1830.
 

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QUICK QUIZ BLITZ: answers: 1 DJ Kane; 2 Quick-Step Floors; 3 Padraig Harrington (2008); 4 Surrey; 5 Second round.

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