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On This Day - Aug 15 1984: Derry's dual star, Liam Hinphey is born

Derry's Liam Hinphey puts Sean Cavanagh of Tyrone under pressure  

ON THIS DAY

1972: Off-spinner Pat Pocock had one of the most prolific spells in first-class cricket while playing for Surrey against Sussex at Eastbourne. He took five wickets in six balls, six in nine and seven in 11.

1979: Sebastian Coe broke his third world record in six weeks at Zurich when he set a new best for the 1,500 metres. The other records broken during that span were the 800m and the mile.

2005: England drew the third Ashes Test against Australia at Old Trafford en route to a series victory.

2006: West Ham striker Dean Ashton broke his ankle in training with England following his first call-up to the national squad. The injury eventually forced him to retire from the game.

2008: Men's cycling team sprint final trio Chris Hoy, Jamie Staff and Jason Kenny won Olympic gold for Great Britain in Beijing.

2012: England batsman Kevin Pietersen issued an apology for sending "provocative" text messages to South Africa players.

2013: Marion Bartoli announced her retirement from tennis at the age of 28, just over a month after winning Wimbledon.

2016: Charlotte Dujardin successfully defended the Olympic individual dressage title on Valegro in Rio, while Mark Cavendish claimed his first Olympic medal with silver in the omnium.

2016: Former Aston Villa striker Dalian Atkinson died at the age of 48 after he was Tasered by police.

BIRTHDAYS

Princess Anne (equestrian) - first member of the Royal family to compete in the Olympics, in 1976, and former European champion, born 1950.

John Childs (cricket) - former Gloucestershire, Essex and England spinner, born 1951.

Jack Russell (cricket) - former Gloucestershire and England wicketkeeper, born 1963.

Boudewijn Zenden (soccer) - former Sunderland, Chelsea, Middlesbrough, Liverpool and Holland midfielder, born 1976.

Siobhan Chamberlain (soccer) - England and Liverpool Ladies goalkeeper, born 1983.

Liam Hinphey (gaelic games): from Dungiven, Hinphey is a dual hurling and football starwith Derry, winning National Football League and Nicky Rackard Cup honours,  born 1983.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (soccer) - Arsenal and England midfielder, born 1993.

Clinton Njie (soccer) - Former Tottenham forward, now at Marseille, born 1993.

QUICK QUIZ BLITZ

1 US PGA champion Justin Thomas is from which country?

2 Romelu Lukaku joined Chelsea from which club in 2011?

3 What is Usain Bolt's world record for the 100m?

4 Which West Indies cricketer released a song called 'Champion' before their country's World T20 success in 2016?

5 Who are the current Super Bowl champions?

(See quiz answers at bottom)

SPORT ON TV

Today (Tuesday, August 15)

SOCCER: Champions League play-off first-leg, Qarabag v FC Copenhagen followed by Hoffeheim v Liverpool - BT Sport 2 1645 and 1900, Young Boys v CSKA Moscow - BT Sport/ESPN 1930.

CRICKET: Kia Super League, Loughborough Lightning v Southern Vipers - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Cricket 1400; NatWest T20 Blast, Derbyshire Falcons v Durham Jets - Sky Sports Cricket 1800.

TENNIS: ATP, Western & Southern Open - Sky Sports Action 1600, Sky Sports Main Event 1800, Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Action 0000 (Wed); WTA, Western & Southern Open - BT Sport 1 1600.

BASEBALL: MLB, New York Yankees v New York Mets - BT Sport 2 0000 (Wed), Texas Rangers v Detroit Tigers - BT Sport/ESPN 0100 (Wed).

Tomorrow (Wednesday, August 16)

SOCCER: Champions League play-off first-leg, Celtic v Astana - BT Sport 2 1900, Istanbul Basaksehir v Sevilla - BT Sport/ESPN 1930, match TBC - eir Sport 1 1940.

CRICKET: Kia Super League, Lancashire Thunder v Surrey Stars - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Cricket 1400; NatWest T20 Blast, Lancashire Lightning v Worcestershire Rapids - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Cricket 1800.

TENNIS: ATP, Western & Southern Open - Sky Sports Action 1600, Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Action 0000 (Thurs); WTA, Western & Southern Open - BT Sport 1 1600.

SNOOKER: China Championship - Eurosport 1 0730 and 1230.

BASEBALL: MLB, New York Mets v New York Yankees - BT Sport/ESPN 0000 (Thurs), Houston Astros v Arizona Diamondbacks - BT Sport 2 0100 (Thurs).

QUICK QUIZ BLITZ answers: 1 United States; 2 Anderlecht; 3 9.58 seconds; 4 Darren Bravo; 5 New England Patriots.

 

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