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Video: On This Day - Aug 22 1986: Republic of Ireland midfielder Stephen Ireland is born

Manchester City's Stephen Ireland shakes hand with manager Mark Hughes

ON THIS DAY 

1851: The Royal Yacht Squadron of Great Britain put up the One Hundred Guinea Cup as the prize for a race around the Isle of Wight between the American yacht America and the British contestant Aurora, which the Americans won. In 1870 this prize was offered as a challenge trophy under the name of the America's Cup - now the best-known trophy in international yachting.

1964: BBC's Match of the Day television programme made its first broadcast, showing highlights of Arsenal's match with Liverpool.

2002: Neil Lennon announced his retirement from international football, having received a death threat before a Northern Ireland match.

2006: American sprinter Justin Gatlin was banned for up to eight years by the United States Anti-Doping Agency, after failing a drugs test for the second time in his career. It was later reduced to a four-year ban and Gatlin won bronze in the 100 metres at the 2012 London Olympics, silver at Rio in 2016, and silver in the same event at the 2013 and 2015 World Championships. He won gold at the 2017 World Championships.

2008: Usain Bolt claimed his third gold medal of the Beijing Olympics as Jamaica won the 4x100m relay final in a world record time of 37.10 seconds.

2009: Former Harlequins physio Steph Brennan, who was banned for two years for his role in the 'Bloodgate' scandal, resigned from the Rugby Football Union.

2012: Frankel, trained by Sir Henry Cecil and ridden by Tom Queally, won his 13th consecutive race when he triumphed in the Juddmonte International Stakes at York.

2015: Mo Farah won the 10,000 metres title at the World Championships in Beijing, becoming then the oldest ever global winner at the event at the age of 32.

BIRTHDAYS

Steve Davis (snooker) - six-time world champion, born 1957.

Ian Millward (rugby league) - former St Helens, Wigan and Castleford coach, born 1960.

Mats Wilander (tennis) - Swede who won seven grand slam titles, born 1964.

Agustin Pichot (rugby union) - former Argentina captain, born 1974.

Heidar Helguson (soccer) - Icelandic former Watford, Fulham, QPR and Cardiff striker, born 1977.

Lee Camp (soccer) - Cardiff's Northern Irish goalkeeper, born 1984.

Stephen Ireland (soccer) - Stoke midfielder, formerly with Manchester City and Aston Villa, born 1986.

Giacomo Bonaventura (soccer) - AC Milan and Italy midfielder, born 1989.

QUICK QUIZ

1. Chelsea full-back Marcos Alonso joined which English club from Real Madrid in 2010?

2. Who does fighter Conor McGregor face this weekend? 

3. Tyrone and Dublin go head to head this weekend in the GAA All-Ireland SFC semi-final. Who's in the other semi?

4. From which club have Brighton bought record signing Jose Izquierdo?

5. Which US city is home to the Reds and the Bengals?

(See quiz answers at bottom)

SPORT ON TV

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, match TBC - Sky Sports Main Event 1930.

CRICKET: NatWest T20 Blast quarter-final, teams TBC - Sky Sports Cricket 1830.

RUGBY UNION: Women's World Cup, matches TBC - eir Sport 1 from 1145 and ITV4 from 1630.

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).

Wednesday, August 23

SOCCER: Champions League play-off round second leg, Liverpool v Hoffenheim - BT Sport 2 1900, CSKA Moscow v Young Boys - BT Sport/ESPN 1930, match TBC - eir Sport 1 1940; Carabao Cup second round, match TBC - Sky Sports Main Event 1930.

CRICKET: NatWest T20 Blast quarter-final, teams TBC - Sky Sports Cricket 1830.

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

CYCLING: Vuelta a Espana - Eurosport 1 1345.

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

RACING: York Ebor Festival - ITV and STV 1330.

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QUICK QUIZ answers: 1. Bolton; 2. Floyd Mayweather; 3. Kerry v Mayo; 4. Club Brugge; 5. Cincinnati.

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