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On This Day - Aug 19 1999: Robbie Keane becomes the expensive teenager in British football

Robbie Keane 

ON THIS DAY 

1953: England recaptured the Ashes at the Oval after a gap of 19 years. Denis Compton hit the decisive stroke to give Len Hutton's team an eight-wicket victory in the fifth and final Test, the only win after four drawn matches in the series.

1999: Nineteen-year-old Robbie Keane became the then most expensive teenager in British football, completing a £6million move from Wolves to Coventry.

2001: Ferrari ace Michael Schumacher was crowned world champion for the fourth time, after winning the Hungarian Grand Prix in Budapest.

2004: Leslie Law won individual silver for Great Britain at the Olympic three-day eventing competition in Athens. He was later upgraded to gold after Germany's Bettina Hoy lost an appeal against a 12-point penalty.

2008: An excellent day for Great Britain at the Olympics in Beijing brought gold medals for Victoria Pendleton and Chris Hoy in cycling, Christine Ohuruogu on the track and Paul Goodison in the Laser class sailing.

2013: Sussex released England spinner Monty Panesar after concluding their investigation into his drunken behaviour outside a Brighton nightclub. Panesar had been fined by police for urinating on club bouncers after he was thrown off the premises.

2014: Scottish Lowland League side Stirling University made history by appointing Shelley Kerr as their manager. The club from the league just below the Scottish Professional Football League became the first at their level in Britain to appoint a female manager.

BIRTHDAYS

Sid Going (rugby union) - former New Zealand scrum-half, who won 29 caps between 1967 and 1977, born 1943.

Gordon Brand Jnr (golf) - two-time Ryder Cup player and winner of eight events on the European Tour, born 1958.

Mary Joe Fernandez (tennis) - former doubles champion at Australian, French Open and two-time Olympic gold medallist, born 1971.

Marco Materazzi (soccer) - former Everton and Inter Milan defender, who won the World Cup with Italy in 2006, born 1973.

Ryan Taylor (soccer) - former Newcastle and Hull defender, born 1984.

Nico Hulkenberg (motor racing) - German Formula One driver for Renault, born 1987.

Richard Stearman (soccer) - Sheffield United defender, born 1987.

Nafi Thiam (athletics) - Belgium's Olympic heptathlon champion, born 1994.

QUICK QUIZ

1. How old is Scotland and West Ham forward Robert Snodgrass?

2. Adam Lyth's domestic record T20 innings of 161 was 14 shy of the world record. Which batsman holds it?

3. In what position did Chris Froome finish in last year's Vuelta a Espana?

4. Which Scottish Premiership side calls Firhill Stadium home?

5. How many players are there in the starting line-up of a baseball team?

SPORT ON TV

Saturday, August 19

CRICKET: England v West Indies, First Test - Sky Sports Cricket 1300, Sky Sports Main Event 1940.

SOCCER: Premier League, Swansea v Manchester United - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League 1130, Stoke v Arsenal - BT Sport 1 1700; Championship, Sunderland v Leeds - Sky Sports Main Event 1715; Serie A, Juventus v Cagliari - eir Sport 1 1655; 2. Bundesliga, Fortuna Dusseldorf v Kaiserslautern - BT Sport 1 1200; Welsh Premier League, The New Saints v Bala Town - S4C 1700

RUGBY LEAGUE: Super League Qualifiers, Warrington Wolves v Halifax RLFC - Sky Sports Main Event 1515.

RUGBY UNION: Rugby Championship, Australia v New Zealand and South Africa v Argentina - Sky Sports Action 1030 and 1530; Currie Cup, Blue Bulls v Free State Cheetahs - Sky Sports Action 1300.

TENNIS: ATP, Western & Southern Open - Sky Sports Action 1900 and 0000 (Sun), Sky Sports Main Event 0030 (Sun); WTA, Western & Southern Open - BT Sport 2 1700, BT Sport 1 2100.

GOLF: European Tour, Paul Lawrie Match Play - Sky Sports Golf 1000; Solheim Cup - Sky Sports Golf 1400, Sky Sports Main Event 2200.

CYCLING: Vuelta a Espana - Eurosport 1 1615.

MOTOR RACING: World Rally Championship, Rally Germany - BT Sport 2 1100.

MOTORCYCLING: World Superbikes - Eurosport 2 0815; British Superbikes - Eurosport 2 1545.

DARTS: Melbourne Darts Masters - eir Sport 1 1000.

BOXING: WBC, WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO World Super Lightweight title fight, Terence Crawford v Julius Indongo - Sky Sports Main Event 0200 (Sun).

SNOOKER: China Championship - Eurosport 1 0700 and 1230.

HORSE RACING: Newbury - ITV 1330.

Sunday, August 20

CRICKET: England v West Indies, First Test - Sky Sports Cricket 1300.

SOCCER: Premier League, Huddersfield v Newcastle and Tottenham v Chelsea - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League 1230 and 1530; Serie A, Atalanta v Roma and Inter Milan v Fiorentina - BT Sport 2 1645 and 1930; Bundesliga, Freiburg v Eintracht Frankfurt and Borussia Monchengladbach v Cologne - BT Sport 1 1415 and 1700; Ligue 1, Lille v Caen - BT Sport 2 1345.

TENNIS: ATP, Western and Southern Open - Sky Sports Action 1715 and 2100; WTA, Western & Southern Open - BT Sport 1 1900.

GOLF: European Tour, Paul Lawrie Match Play - Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Golf 0900, Sky Sports Golf 1200; Solheim Cup - Sky Sports Golf 1700, Sky Sports Main Event 1900.

ATHLETICS: Birmingham Grand Prix - BBC Two England 1330, BBC One 1450.

CYCLING: Vuelta a Espana - Eurosport 1 1345.

MOTOR RACING: World Rally Championship, Rally Germany - BT Sport 1 1100.

MOTORCYCLING: World Superbikes - Eurosport 2 1000; British Superbikes - Eurosport 2 1300.

RUGBY UNION: Currie Cup, Griquas v Pumas - Sky Sports Action 1325.

SNOOKER: China Championship - Eurosport 1 0700.

BASEBALL: MLB, Pittsburgh Pirates v St Louis Cardinals - BT Sport/ESPN 0000 (Mon).

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QUICK QUIZ answers: 1. 29; 2. Chris Gayle; 3. Second; 4. Partick Thistle; 5. Nine.

 

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