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On This Day - Aug 11 2007: Derry lost to Dublin in the All-Ireland SFC quarter-final on a scoreline of 0-18 to 0-15

Paddy Bradley gave an exhibition of point taking against the Dubs on August 11 2008, with the Glenullin man firing over five from play. It was not enough, however, to prevent Derry from slipping to a three point defeat. Dublin would go on to lose narrowly to eventual All-Ireland winners Kerry in the semi-final. 

ON THIS DAY

1991: Big-hitting John Daly came from nowhere to win the US PGA title at the Crooked Stick course in Indiana, having been a tour rookie and ninth reserve for the tournament.

1994: Goalkeeper Bruce Grobbelaar left Liverpool after 13 years and 627 appearances to sign for Southampton.

2005: Shane Warne took his 600th Test wicket when he removed Marcus Trescothick in the third Ashes Test at Old Trafford.

2006: Former captain David Beckham was left out of new England coach Steve McClaren's first squad for a friendly against Greece.

2007: Derry lost to Dublin in the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship quarter-final on a scoreline of 0-18 to 0-15. Paddy Bradley grabbed a brilliant 0-5 from play for the Oak Leafers. 

2008: Rebecca Adlington won the Olympic 400 metres freestyle in Beijing to become Britain's first female swimming gold medallist for 48 years.

2009: Michael Schumacher called off his Formula One comeback with Ferrari because of a neck injury. Schumacher later resumed racing with the Mercedes team.

2011: Tottenham's Premier League clash at home to Everton on the opening day of the new Premier League season was called off after rioting in the area.

2012: Mo Farah won Olympic 5,000 metres gold in London. Boxer Luke Campbell and canoeist Ed McKeever were Great Britain's other gold medallists on the day.

2015: Stoke completed a club-record £12million deal for midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri.

2016: Great Britain's Jason Kenny, Phil Hindes and Callum Skinner won gold in the cycling men's team sprint at the Rio Olympics.

BIRTHDAYS

Declan Bonner (GAA): Former Donegal footballer, and current manager of the Donegal minors, born 1965.

Nigel Martyn (soccer) : Former Leeds, Everton and England goalkeeper, born 1966.

Massimiliano Allegri (soccer):  Juventus manager, born 1967

Tommy Mooney (soccer): Former Watford striker, born 1971

Ivan Cordoba (soccer):  Former Inter Milan and Colombia defender, born 1976

Patty Mills (basketball): San Antonio and Australia point guard, born 1988.

QUICK QUIZ BLITZ

1 Where do Cork City play their Airtricity League home soccer games?

2 In what season were Bellaghy Wolfe Tones crowned All-Ireland senior club champions?

3 How many people have won all four of golf's majors?

4 Nick Skelton won Olympic gold in which sport in 2016?

5 Who scored Tyrone’s only goal in the 2008 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship final?

(See quiz answers at bottom)

SPORT ON TV

Friday, August 11

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.

Saturday, August 12

GAA: Peil na mBan Beo, Kerry v Armagh (Throw-in 6.30pm). Grainne McElwain introduces coverage of the Senior Ladies Football Championship quarter-final – TG4 1825.

SOCCER: Premier League, Watford v Liverpool - Sky Sports Premier League 1130 and Sky Sports Main Event 1230; Brighton v Manchester City - BT Sport 1 1700; Championship, Middlesbrough v Sheffield United - Sky Sports Main Event 1715; Vanarama National League, Maidenhead v Hartlepool - BT Sport 1 1200

ATHLETICS: World Championships - BBC One 0930 and 1830 and BBC Two 1200, Eurosport 1 1000 and 1725.

GOLF: US PGA Championship, day three - BBC Two 2230.

TENNIS: Rogers Cup - Sky Sports Action 1625 and Sky Sports Main Event 2000, BT Sport 2 2300.

CRICKET: Kia Super League, Western Storm v Loughborough Lightning - Sky Sports Cricket 1130; NatWest T20 Blast, Somerset v Kent - Sky Sports Cricket 1530; CPLT20, St Lucia Stars v St Kitts & Nevis Patriots - BT Sport 1 2130, Trinbago Knight Riders v Barbados Tridents - BT Sport 1 0130.

MOTORCYCLING: MotoGP Austria, third free practice session and qualifying - BT Sport 2 from 0800.

CYCLING: BinckBank Tour, stage six - Eurosport 2 1400; Arctic Race of Norway, stage three - Eurosport 2 1600; Tour of Colorado, stage three - Eurosport 1 2215.

HORSE RACING: From Ascot, Haydock Park and Newmarket - ITV4 1230.

 

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QUICK QUIZ BLITZ answers: 1 Turners Cross; 2 1971-72; 3 Five (Gene Sarazen, Ben Hogan, Gary Player, Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods); 4 Equestrian (individual jumping); 5 Tommy McGuigan

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