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On This Day - Aug 23 2013: Scotland striker Kenny Miller retires from international football

ON THIS DAY 

1938: England's Len Hutton scored the then highest individual score in Test cricket, against Australia at the Oval. His 364 surpassed Walter Hammond's record of 336 not out and stood until Garfield Sobers made an unbeaten 365 in 1958.

1999: The Rugby Football Union dropped drugs charges against former England captain Lawrence Dallaglio, who had been accused of taking recreational drugs during a party celebrating the Lions' Test series victory over South Africa in 1997.

2004: Kelly Holmes won the gold medal in the 800 metres at the Athens Olympics - the first part of her middle-distance double.

2008: Great Britain's James DeGale won a gold medal in the men's middleweight boxing at the Beijing Olympics.

2009: England regained the Ashes after beating Australia by 197 runs in the fifth Test at the Oval.

2011: Arsenal agreed terms with Manchester City for the sale of France midfielder Samir Nasri.

2012: Wigan accepted a bid from Chelsea for Victor Moses, paving the way for the forward's move to Stamford Bridge.

2013: Scotland striker Kenny Miller announced his retirement from international football.

2015: Jessica Ennis-Hill won the heptathlon at the World Championships in Beijing, just 13 months after the birth of her son.

2016: The Queen offered her "warmest congratulations" to Team GB on their "outstanding performance" at the Rio Olympics, where they won 67 medals.

BIRTHDAYS

Peter Thomson (golf) - Australia's five-time Open champion, born 1929.

Richard Illingworth (cricket) - former Worcestershire and England spinner, now a first-class umpire, born 1963.

Gary Mabbutt (soccer) - former Tottenham and England defender, born 1961.

Chris DiMarco (golf) - three-time winner on the PGA Tour, born 1968.

Demetrio Albertini (soccer) - former AC Milan and Italy midfielder, born 1971.

Mark Butcher (cricket) - former Surrey captain, with 71 Test caps for England, born 1972.

Kobe Bryant (basketball) - five-time NBA championship winner with the Los Angeles Lakers, born 1978.

Saskia Clark (sailing) - gold-medallist, along with Hannah Mills, in the women's 470 at the Rio 2016 Olympics, born 1979.

Carlos Cuellar (soccer) - former Norwich, Sunderland, Aston Villa and Rangers defender, born 1981.

Natalie Coughlin (swimming) - first American female athlete in modern Olympic history to win six medals at one Games in Beijing, born 1982.

James Collins (soccer) - West Ham and Wales defender, born 1983.

Glen Johnson (soccer) - Stoke and England full-back, born 1984.

QUICK QUIZ

1. Who was the first men's world number one in tennis when the rankings were introduced in the 1970s?

2. By what score did Celtic beat FC Astana in their recent Champions League clash at Parkhead?

3. What is the men's golf tour played in southern Africa better known as?

4. Who are the reigning Ulster GAA Senior football champions?

5. Michael Johnson won gold medals in which two events at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta?

(See quiz answers at bottom)

SPORT ON TV

Today (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, Cheltenham v West Ham - Sky Sports Main Event 1930.

CRICKET: NatWest T20 Blast quarter-final, Glamorgan v Leicestershire - 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.

Tomorrow (Thursday, August 24)

SOCCER: Europa League play-off round second leg, Hajduk Split v Everton - ITV4 1930; Champions League draw - BT Sport 2 1630, Eurosport 1 1700

CRICKET: NatWest T20 Blast quarter-final, Nottinghamshire v Somerset - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Cricket 1830.

TENNIS: ATP, Winston-Salem Open - Eurosport 2 2100; WTA, Connecticut Open - BT Sport 1 1800.

GOLF: European Tour, The Made in Denmark - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Golf 1000 and 1400; PGA Tour, The Northern Trust - Sky Sports Golf 1600.

ATHLETICS: Diamond League, Weltklasse Zurich - Eurosport 2 1900.

CYCLING: Vuelta a Espana - Eurosport 1 1345.

BASEBALL: MLB, New York Mets v Arizona Diamondbacks - BT Sport/ESPN 1700, Houston Astros v Washington Nationals - BT Sport 2 0100 (Fri).

RACING: York Ebor Festival - ITV and STV 1330.

 

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QUICK QUIZ answers: 1 Ilie Nastase; 2 5-0; 3 The Sunshine Tour; 4 Tyrone; 5 200m & 400m.

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