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On This Day - Aug 21 1986: Legend of the track Usain Bolt is born

Olympic champion sprinter, world record holder at 100m and 200m, Usain Bolt

ON THIS DAY 

1936: American Wilt Chamberlain, one of the most prolific scorers in the history of the NBA, was born. He became the first man to score 100 points in a single game when the Philadelphia Warriors defeated the New York Knicks 169-147 in March 1962. He died in 1999 at the age of 63.

1965: Charlton's Keith Peacock was the first substitute to be used in a Football League game when he came on for Mick Rose against Bolton.

1992: Tottenham complained to the Football Association over reported comments by referee Dermot Gallagher, who was quoted as saying that he had booked Gordon Durie for feigning injury to get an opponent sent off.

2002: Northern Ireland captain Neil Lennon pulled out of a game against Cyprus in Belfast before kick-off after receiving death threats.

2005: Kimi Raikkonen won the inaugural Turkish Grand Prix in Istanbul.

2007: Gabriel Heinze lost his attempt to force Manchester United to let him join Liverpool at a Premier League tribunal.

2008: Great Britain sailing duo Iain Percy and Andrew Simpson won Olympic gold medals in the Star class in Beijing.

2015: Ashes winner Chris Tremlett announced his retirement from all forms of cricket.

BIRTHDAYS

Mike Weston (rugby union) - former England and British and Irish Lions stand-off, born 1938.

Nikolai Valuev (boxing) - former two-time WBA heavyweight champion, born 1973.

Simon Katich (cricket) - former Australia batsman, born 1975.

Scott McDonald (soccer) - Dundee United's Australian forward, born 1983.

Neil Dexter (cricket) - South Africa-born Leicestershire batsman, born 1984.

Nicolas Almagro (tennis) - Spain's three-time French Open quarter-finalist, born 1985.

Usain Bolt (athletics) - Recently retired Olympic champion sprinter, world record holder at 100m and 200m, born 1986.

Robert Lewandowski (soccer) - Bayern Munich and Poland striker, born 1988.

Aleix Vidal (soccer) - Barcelona wing-back, born 1989.

QUICK QUIZ

1 Stoke forward Jese is on loan from which club?

2 What was the ring name of Belfast fighter Wayne McCullough?

3 Who did Kerry lose out to in the 2008 GAA National Football League Division One final?

4 Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel began his professional career with which club?

5 How many teams are there in major league baseball?

(See quiz answers at bottom)

SPORT ON TV

Today (Monday, August 21)

SOCCER: Premier League, Manchester City v Everton - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League 1900.

TENNIS: WTA, Connecticut Open - BT Sport 1 1700 and 0000 (Tue).

SNOOKER: China Championship - Eurosport 2 0700 and 1230.

CYCLING: Vuelta a Espana - Eurosport 1 1145.

Tomorrow (Tuesday, August 22)

SOCCER: Champions League play-off round second leg, Astana v Celtic and Nice v Napoli - BT Sport 2 1600 and 1930, match TBC - eir Sport 1 1940; Carabao Cup second round, Sheff Utd v Leicester - Sky Sports Main Event 1930.

CRICKET: NatWest T20 Blast quarter-final, Derbyshire Falcons v Hampshire - Sky Sports Cricket 1830.

RUGBY UNION: Women's World Cup, Italy v Japan - eir Sport 1 1145, Ireland v Australia - eir Sport 1 1355, New Zealand v United States - ITV4 1630 and eir Sport 1 1645, England v France - ITV4 1930.

TENNIS: WTA, Connecticut Open - BT Sport 1 1700 and 0000 (Wed).

SNOOKER: China Championship - Eurosport 2 0700 and 1230.

CYCLING: Vuelta a Espana - Eurosport 1 1345.

BASEBALL: MLB, Los Angeles Angels v Texas Rangers - BT Sport/ESPN 0300 (Wed).

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QUICK QUIZ answers: 1 Paris St Germain; 2 The Pocket Rocket; 3 Derry (2-13 to 2-9); 4 Manchester City; 5 30.

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