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On This Day - August 10 2007: Carlos Tevez completed his protracted move to Manchester United on a two-year loan deal

In his two years at Old Trafford, Carloz Tevez helped Manchester United to win two Premier League titles and the League Cup, as well as the Champions League
PA and Sean O'Neill

ON THIS DAY

1907: The first long-distance car race ended in Paris, having started in Beijing on June 10 of the same year.

1954: Jockey Sir Gordon Richards retired after a British record 4,870 victories. He last raced on July 10 after a fall at Sandown.

1984: Mary Decker fell over the leg of British athlete Zola Budd during the 3,000 metres Olympic final in Los Angeles. Budd was at first disqualified for tripping but was reinstated to her final placing of seventh after Decker was ruled to have caused the incident with her "aggressive tactics".

2005: The Premier League upheld its guilty verdicts on Ashley Cole and Jose Mourinho in the Chelsea tapping-up scandal - but reduced their fines to £75,000 each.

2006: John Terry was named England captain by new manager Steve McClaren, in succession to David Beckham.

2007: Carlos Tevez completed his protracted move to Manchester United on a two-year loan deal.

2008: Nicole Cooke won a gold medal for Great Britain in the women's cycling road race at the Beijing Olympics.

2013: Mo Farah added the 10,000m world title to his Olympic gold at the World Athletics Championships in Moscow.

2016: Everton signed Wales captain Ashley Williams from Swansea on a three-year contract.

2016: Leicester's Premier League-winning manager Claudio Ranieri signed a new four-year contract at the King Power Stadium. He was sacked six months later.

BIRTHDAYS

Anita Lonsbrough (swimming) - Britain's 1960 Olympic 200 metres breaststroke champion, born 1941.

Kenny Perry (golf) - Former US Ryder Cup player and 14-time PGA Tour winner, born 1960.

Philippe Albert (soccer) - former Newcastle and Belgium defender, born 1967.

Riddick Bowe (boxing) - former undisputed heavyweight champion, born 1967.

Roy Keane (soccer) - former Manchester United and Republic of Ireland midfielder, now Republic assistant manager, born 1971.

Mario Kindelan (boxing) - Cuban who beat Amir Khan in the 2004 Olympic lightweight final, born 1971.

Lawrence Dallaglio (rugby union) - former England and Wasps flanker, born 1972.

Lisa Raymond (tennis) - retired American doubles specialist, born 1973.

Javier Zanetti (soccer) - former Inter Milan and Argentina defender, born 1973.

Chris Read (cricket) - Nottinghamshire captain and wicketkeeper, born 1978.

Shaun Murphy (snooker) - 2005 world champion, born 1982.

Bernardo Silva (soccer) - Manchester City and Portugal midfielder, born 1994.

QUICK QUIZ BLITZ

1 In which city will the 2017-18 Champions League final be held?

2 In which year did Rory McIlroy win his first major championship?

3 Name the only Armagh player to start in their eight Ulster SFC finals (including the 2008 replay) between 1999 and 2008?

4 Who were the first French side to play in Super League?

5 Name the Kerry player, selected on the GAA's Football Team of the Millenium, who won 15 Munster SFC medals between 1931 and 1948?

(See answers at bottom)

SPORT ON TV

Today (Thursday, August 10)

GAA: Off the Ball, an offbeat look at recent football developments - eir Sport 1 1900.

ATHLETICS: World Championships - BBC Two 1800 and BBC One 2000, Eurosport 1 1800.

GOLF: US PGA Championship, day one - BBC Two 2315.

TENNIS: Rogers Cup - BT Sport 1 1600, Sky Sports Action 1730 and Sky Sports Main Event 1800 and 2200.

CRICKET: Kia Super League, Southern Vipers v Western Storm - Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Cricket 1400; NatWest T20 Blast, Hampshire v Glamorgan - Sky Sports Cricket 1800; CPLT20, St Lucia Stars v Barbados Tridents - BT Sport 2 0030 (Fri).

RUGBY LEAGUE: Super League, Wakefield v Leeds - Sky Sports Main Event 1930.

CYCLING: BinckBank Tour, stage four - Eurosport 1 1400; Tour of Colorado, stage one - Eurosport 1 2215.

BASEBALL: MLB, Pittsburgh Pirates v Detroit Tigers - BT Sport/ESPN 1800.

Tomorrow (Friday, August 11)

GAA: Off the Ball, an offbeat look at recent football developments - eir Sport 1 1900.

SOCCER: Premier League, Arsenal v Leicester - Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League 1900; Scottish Premiership, Partick Thistle v Celtic - BT Sport 1 1915.

ATHLETICS: World Championships - BBC Two 0930, 1830 and 2200 and BBC One 2030, Eurosport 1 1000 and 1645.

GOLF: US PGA Championship, day two - BBC Two 2305.

TENNIS: Rogers Cup - Sky Sports Action 1730 and 2330 and Sky Sports Main Event 2345, BT Sport 2 1730 and 0000 (Sat).

CRICKET: Kia Super League, Yorkshire Diamonds v Lancashire Thunder - Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Cricket 1400; NatWest T20 Blast, Yorkshire v Lancashire - Sky Sports Cricket 1800; CPLT20, Trinbago Knight Riders v Guyana Amazon Warriors - BT Sport 1 0130 (Sat).

MOTORCYCLING: MotoGP Austria, the first and second free practice sessions - BT Sport 2 from 0845.

CYCLING: Arctic Race of Norway, stage two - Eurosport 2 1330; BinckBank Tour, stage five - Eurosport 1 1400; Tour of Colorado, stage two - Eurosport 1 2220.

Quick Quiz Blitz answers: 1 Kiev; 2 2011 (US Open); 3 Paul McGrane; 4 Paris St Germain; 5 'Danno' Keefe.

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