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On this Day, July 28 2008: Liverpool signed striker Robbie Keane from Tottenham

Robbie Keane signed for Liverpool in July 2008  

ON THIS DAY IN SPORT

1987: Laura Davies became Britain's first winner of the US Women's Open, beating Joanne Carner and Ayako Okamoto in a play-off at Plainfield, New Jersey.

1990: Dennis Andries became the first British boxer to twice regain a world title, beating Jeff Harding in a world light-heavyweight fight in Melbourne.

1999: European 200 metres champion Dougie Walker was acquitted by the UK Athletics disciplinary panel investigating his failed drugs test in December 1998.

2003: Nasser Hussain stood down as England's Test cricket captain.

2006: Ruud van Nistelrooy completed his move to Real Madrid from Manchester United.

2008: Liverpool signed striker Robbie Keane from Tottenham. The Republic of Ireland international agreed a four-year contract but returned to White Hart Lane in January 2009 after a disappointing time on Merseyside.

2010: Newcastle signed former Tottenham, Arsenal and England defender Sol Campbell on a one-year deal.

2011: Manchester City confirmed the signing of Argentina striker Sergio Aguero from Atletico Madrid on a five-year contract.

2012: Former AC Milan and Chelsea striker Andriy Shevchenko announced his retirement from football. The Ukrainian would later stand for election to the Ukrainian Parliament, but his party failed to win parliamentary representation.

2015: Nottinghamshire announced that former South Africa captain Clive Rice had died at the age of 66.

 

SPORT BIRTHDAYS

Garfield Sobers (cricket) - Former West Indies all-rounder, born 1936.

Jacob Oram (cricket) - Former New Zealand all-rounder, born 1978.

Dougie Walker (athletics) - Former European 200 metres champion, born 1973.

Michael Carrick (soccer) - Manchester United midfielder, born 1981.

Mathieu Debuchy (soccer) - Arsenal and France full-back, born 1985.

Pedro (soccer) - Chelsea and Spain forward, born 1987.

Harry Kane (soccer) - Tottenham and England striker, born 1993.

Moses Odubajo (soccer) - Hull defender, born 1993.

 

QUICK QUIZ

1. With which county did England all-rounder Moeen Ali begin his career?

2. Who is the coach of the England Women national football team?

3. Who is the captain of the World Cup-winning England cricket team?

4. What country does golfer Jon Rahm come from?

5. Which was the last Canadian team to win the Stanley Cup?
Answers below

 

SPORT ON TV

Today (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 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).

Tomorrow (Saturday, July 29)

SOCCER: Betfred Cup, Hearts v Dunfermline - BT Sport 1 1430; UEFA Women's Euro 2017 in Holland, first quarter-final (teams TBC) - Eurosport 1 1630, second quarter-final (teams TBC) - Channel 4 & Eurosport 2 1930.

CRICKET: Third Test at the Oval, England v South Africa - Sky Sports Cricket 1000 & Sky Sports Main Event 1430; NatWest T20 Blast, Essex Eagles v Gloucestershire - Sky Sports Cricket 1845.

MOTOR RACING: Hungarian Grand Prix, third practice - Sky Sports Main Event & Sky Sports F1 0945 & eir Sport 1 0955; Qualifying - Sky Sports Main Event & Sky Sports F1 1200 & eir Sport 1 1255; World Rally Championship, Rally Finland - BT Sport/ESPN 1400.

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

RUGBY LEAGUE: Challenge Cup, Hull FC v Leeds - BBC One 1400.

TENNIS: WTA, Jiangxi International Women's Tennis Open in Nanchang, China - BT Sport 2 1000; ATP, German Open in Hamburg, Germany - Sky Sports Action 1100-1300 & 1400-1600; ATP, BB&T Atlanta Open in Atlanta, Georgia - Eurosport 1 2000-2200 & 0000-0200 (Sun).

CYCLING: Clasica San Sebastian in Spain - Eurosport 1 1430; Women's Grand Prix in London - BBC Two England 1800.

BOXING: Featherweight bout at the SSE Arena in Belfast, Carl Frampton v Andres Gutierrez - Channel 5 2000-2030 & 2210-0000; Super-lightweight bout at the Barclays Center, New York, Adrien Broner v Mikey Garcia - Sky Sports Action 0100 (Sun) & Sky Sports Main Event 0200 (Sun).

DARTS: World Matchplay in Blackpool - Sky Sports Action 1900.

RUGBY UNION: Super Rugby, second semi-final (teams TBC) - Sky Sports Main Event & Sky Sports Action 0700.

SWIMMING: World Championships in Budapest, Hungary - Eurosport 1 0830, Eurosport 2 1630, BBC Two England, Northern Ireland & Scotland 1700 & BBC Two Wales 1930.

RACING: Meeting at Ascot - Various ITV channels 1330 & STV 1330.

BASEBALL: MLB, New York Yankees v Tampa Bay Rays - BT Sport/ESPN 1800, Los Angeles Dodgers v San Francisco Giants - BT Sport 1 2100.

MIXED MARTIAL ARTS: UFC 214 in Anaheim, California, Daniel Cormier v Jon Jones - BT Sport 0300 (Sun).

 

QUIZ ANSWERS

1. Warwickshire 2. Mark Sampson 3. Heather Knight 4. Spain 5. Montreal Canadiens (1993)

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