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On This Day - August 8 1966: WBO super-middleweight champion Chris Eubank is born

Fighting legends Chris Eubank senior and Barney Eastwood (right) have a chat at an Odyssey Arena fight night in Belfast. Picture by Mark Marlow 

ON THIS DAY 

1900: The inaugural Davis Cup took place in Boston, Massachusetts, with the United States defeating Great Britain 3-0.

1998: The centenary season of the Football League kicked off with reserve officials holding up boards displaying added time at the end of each half for the first time.

2007: Sunderland broke the British transfer record for a goalkeeper to sign Scotland international Craig Gordon from Hearts for £9million.

2011: Arsenal signed 17-year-old Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain from Southampton for an initial fee of £12million, rising to £15million.

2014: Celtic were reinstated in the Champions League by UEFA after being awarded a default 3-0 second-leg win over Legia Warsaw, who fielded an ineligible player during their third qualifying round tie. The Hoops were eliminated in the group stage, as were Legia in the Europa League.

2015: England regained the Ashes after beating Australia by an innings and 78 runs in the fourth Test at Trent Bridge to take an unassailable 3-1 lead in the five-Test series. Australia captain Michael Clarke announced his retirement from international cricket.

BIRTHDAYS

Nigel Mansell (motor racing) - 1992 Formula One world champion, born 1953.

Angus Fraser (cricket) - former Middlesex and England seamer, now an England selector, Middlesex director of cricket and cricket writer, born 1965.

Chris Eubank (boxing) - former WBO super-middleweight champion, born 1966.

Andy Priaulx (motor racing) - Guernsey-born driver who is a three-time World Touring Car champion, and one-time European Touring Car champion, born 1974.

Louis Saha (soccer) - former Fulham, Manchester United and Everton striker, born 1978.

Danny Gabbidon (soccer) - former Crystal Palace and Wales defender, born 1979.

Roger Federer (tennis) - 19-time grand slam title winner, born 1981.

David Hodgson (rugby league) - former Hull KR winger, now on the club's coaching staff, born 1981.

Kirk Broadfoot (soccer) - Kilmarnock defender, born 1984.

Toby Flood (rugby union) - Toulouse's former England fly-half, born 1985.

Hannah Miley (swimming) - British Olympian, born 1989.

Joel Matip (soccer) - Liverpool defender, born 1991.

Chancel Mbemba (soccer) - Newcastle defender, born 1994.

QUICK QUIZ BLITZ

1 The Orioles are a Major League Baseball franchise based in which American city?

2 Where do rugby union team Ospreys play their home games?

3 Who did Belfast fighter Neil Sinclair beat to win the British welterweight title in 2001?

4 Which Ladbrokes League Two team play their home games at Ochilview Park?

5 The Hennessy Gold Cup is a Grade 3 National Hunt chase held at which English racecourse?

SPORT ON TV 

Today (Tuesday, August 8)

CRICKET: England v South Africa, final day of fourth Test - Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Cricket 1030.

SOCCER: UEFA Super Cup, Real Madrid v Manchester United - BT Sport 2 1900.

ATHLETICS: World Championships - BBC2 1830 and Eurosport 1 1845.

TENNIS: Rogers Cup - BT Sport 1 1600, Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Action 1730.

CYCLING: BinckBank Tour, stage two - Eurosport 1 1400.

BASEBALL: MLB, Boston Red Sox v Tampa Bay Rays - BT Sport/ESPN 0000 (Wed); Los Angeles Dodgers v Arizona Diamondbacks - BT Sport 2 0230.

Tomorrow (Wednesday, August 9)

ATHLETICS: World Championships - BBC2 1800 and Eurosport 1 1830.

SOCCER: Carabao Cup, Colchester v Aston Villa - Sky Sports Main Event 1930; Betfred Cup, Dundee v Dundee United - BT Sport 1 1930.

RUGBY UNION: Women's Rugby World Cup, England v Spain - ITV4 1330; Ireland v Australia - ITV4 1830.

TENNIS: Rogers Cup - BT Sport 2 1600, Sky Sports Action 1730 and Sky Sports Main Event 2200.

BASEBALL: MLB, Colorado v Cleveland - BT Sport/ESPN 1700; Chicago Cubs v San Francisco - BT Sport/ESPN - 2030; TBC v TBC - BT Sport/ESPN 0000 (Thu).

QUICK QUIZ BLITZ answers: 1 Baltimore; 2 Liberty Stadium; 3 Harry Dhami 4 Stenhousemuir; 5 Newbury.

 

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