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On this Day, July 27 2010: Mo Farah won gold in the 10,000 metres final at the European Championships

Britain's Mo Farah won the 10,000 metres at the European Championships in Barcelona in July 2010 

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ON THIS DAY IN SPORT

1985: Steve Cram set the mile world record at three minutes 46.32 seconds in Oslo.

1990: Graham Gooch became the first Englishman since John Edrich to score a Test triple century when he hit 333 in the first innings against India at Lord's.

1991: Australia's David Campese became the first man to score 40 tries in international rugby union. In the same match Michael Lynagh became the first man past 600 points at international level.

1992: Alan Shearer was transferred from Southampton to Blackburn for a then British record fee of £3.6million.

2005: Manchester City midfielder Joey Barton was found guilty of gross misconduct by the club and fined eight weeks' wages following an incident in the team hotel on the Asia Trophy trip to Thailand.

2010: Mo Farah won gold for Great Britain in the 10,000 metres final at the European Championships in Barcelona.

2012: The London Olympic Games officially got under way with a lavish opening ceremony at the Olympic Stadium. The four-hour extravaganza, entitled Isles of Wonder, was directed by Oscar-winner Danny Boyle and featured more than 7,000 performers plus a cameo by the Queen. It was seen by an estimated worldwide TV audience of 900 million.

2015: England Women slipped to an 89-run defeat against Australia in the third and final one-day international Ashes match at Worcester.

 

SPORT BIRTHDAYS

Billy McCullough (soccer) - former Arsenal and Northern Ireland defender, born 1935.

Philippe Alliot (motor racing) - former Formula One driver for Ligier and Larrousse, born 1954.

Allan Border (cricket) - former Australia captain, born 1955.

Christopher Dean (ice skating) - Olympic gold-medal winner with partner Jayne Torvill, born 1958.

Jo Durie (tennis) - two-time grand slam mixed doubles winner, born 1960.

Jose Luis Chilavert (soccer) - former Paraguay goalkeeper, born 1965.

Jonty Rhodes (cricket) - former South Africa international, born 1969.

Marek Hamsik (soccer) - Napoli and Slovakia midfielder, born 1987.

Jordan Spieth (golf) - Open Championship winner and three-time major champion, born 1993.

 

 

QUICK QUIZ

1 Who was the first £1million footballer?

2 England and British and Irish Lions wing Elliot Daly plays for which club?

3 Who holds the record for the most catches in Test cricket?

4 With which winter sport would you associate Eve Muirhead?

5 How many times has jockey Frankie Dettori won the Derby?
Answers below

 

SPORT ON TV

Today (Thursday, July 27)

SOCCER: UEFA Women's Euro 2017 in Holland, Portugal v England - Channel 4 1930, Group D, Portugal v England - Eurosport 1 1930, Scotland v Spain - Eurosport 2 1930.

CRICKET: Third Test at The Oval, England v South Africa - Sky Sports Main Event & Sky Sports Cricket 1000; NatWest T20 Blast, Kent v Somerset - Sky Sports Cricket 1900.

SWIMMING: World Championships in Budapest, Hungary - Eurosport 1 0830-1115 & 1630-1855.

GOLF: European Tour, Porsche European Open in Hamburg, Germany - Sky Sports Golf 1000-1200 & 1430-1630; European Seniors Tour, Senior Open Championship in Wales - Sky Sports Golf 1200-1430 & 1630-1900; PGA Tour, RBC Canadian Open in Ontario - Sky Sports Golf 2000.

TENNIS: WTA, Ericsson Open in Bastad, Sweden - BT Sport 1 1000; Jiangxi International Women's Open in Nanchang, China - BT Sport 2 1000.

DARTS: World Matchplay Darts in Blackpool - Sky Sports Main Event & Sky Sports Action 1900.

MOTOR RACING: World Rally Championship, Rally Finland - BT Sport 2 1800.

BASEBALL: MLB, Milwaukee Brewers v Washington Nationals - BT Sport/ESPN 1700, St Louis Cardinals v Arizona Diamondbacks - BT Sport 1 0000 (Fri).

Tomorrow (Friday, July 28)

CRICKET: Third Test at The Oval, England v South Africa - Sky Sports Main Event & Sky Sports Cricket 1030; NatWest T20 Blast, Sussex Sharks v Middlesex - Sky Sports Cricket 1900.

SWIMMING: World Championships in Budapest, Hungary - Eurosport 1 0830-1115 & 1630-1855 & BBC Two England 1630.

MOTOR RACING: Formula One Hungarian Grand Prix, first practice - Sky Sports Main Event & Sky Sports F1 0845 & eir Sport 1 0900, second practice - Sky Sports F1 1245 & eir Sport 1 1255; World Rally Championship, Rally Finland - BT Sport 2 1830.

GOLF: European Tour, Porsche European Open in Hamburg, Germany - Sky Sports Golf 1000-1200 & 1430-1630; European Seniors Tour, Senior Open Championship in Wales - Sky Sports Golf 1200-1430 & 1630-1900; PGA Tour, RBC Canadian Open in Ontario - Sky Sports Golf 2000.

TENNIS: WTA, Ericsson Open in Bastad, Sweden - BT Sport 2 0900; ATP, BB&T Atlanta Open in Atlanta, Georgia - Eurosport 2 1700.

DARTS: World Matchplay Darts in Blackpool - Sky Sports Main Event & Sky Sports Action 1900.

EQUESTRIAN: Royal International Horse Show in Hickstead - Sky Sports Action 1405.

BASEBALL: MLB, Washington Nationals v Colorado Rockies - BT Sport/ESPN 0000 (Sat).

 

QUIZ ANSWERS

1 Trevor Francis; 2 Wasps; 3 Mark Boucher (532); 4 Curling; 5 Twice (2007 and 2015).

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