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On This Day - Aug 24 2012: Lance Armstrong stripped of his seven Tour de France titles and banned him from cycling for life

Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong 

ON THIS DAY

1957: Jimmy Greaves scored on his Chelsea debut against Tottenham.

2001: Liverpool beat Bayern Munich 3-2 in Monaco to win the European Super Cup, their fifth trophy in six months.

2007: Everton fans voted in favour of plans to move to a new ground outside the Liverpool city boundary in nearby Kirkby. The development was rejected by the Government in November 2009.

2008: Cricket's Champions Trophy - which was scheduled to be held in Pakistan - was postponed. South Africa had already withdrawn due to security concerns, and other countries were considering doing likewise.

2011: Manchester City signed France midfielder Samir Nasri from Arsenal on a four-year deal.

2012: The United States Anti-Doping Agency stripped Lance Armstrong of his seven Tour de France titles and banned him from cycling for life.

2016: Republic of Ireland captain Robbie Keane announced his retirement from international football after the friendly with Oman on August 31.

BIRTHDAYS

Sam Torrance (golf) - former European Ryder Cup captain, born 1953.

Karl Maier (speedway) - German who won four long track titles, born 1957.

Michael Thomas (soccer) - former Arsenal, Liverpool and England midfielder who scored a title-clinching goal for the Gunners in 1989, born 1967.

Tugay (soccer) - former Blackburn and Turkey midfielder, born 1970.

Denilson (soccer) - former Brazil winger who cost a then world-record fee of £21.5million when Real Betis signed him from Sao Paulo in 1998, born 1977.

Jurgen Macho (soccer) - former Sunderland and Chelsea goalkeeper, born 1977.

Jose Bosingwa (soccer) - former Chelsea and QPR full-back, born 1982.

Maya Yoshida (soccer) - Southampton defender, born 1988.

John Fleck (soccer) - Sheffield United and former Rangers midfielder, born 1991.

QUICK QUIZ

1. Petra Kvitova, Lucie Safarova and Karolina Pliskova are all tennis players from which country?

2. Wayne Rooney has scored 200 Premier League goals - who is the only man ahead of him on the list of all-time scorers?

3. Who did Tyrone defeat in the 2017 Ulster GAA Senior football final?

4. Which four golfers represented Team GB at the 2016 Olympics?

5. Boxers Nigel Benn, Joe Bugner, David Haye and Chris Eubank have all appeared on which reality TV show?

(See quiz answers at bottom)

SPORT ON TV 

Today (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.

Tomorrow (Friday, August 25)

CRICKET: Day one of second Test, England v West Indies - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Cricket 1000; NatWest T20 Blast quarter-final, Surrey v Birmingham Bears - Sky Sports Cricket 1845.

SOCCER: Championship, Bristol City v Aston Villa - Sky Sports Main Event 1900; Bundesliga, Cologne v Hamburg - BT Sport 2 1915; Ligue 1, Paris St Germain v St Etienne - eir Sport 1 1930 and BT Sport/ESPN 1945; Welsh Premier League, Bangor City v Prestatyn Town - S4C 1915; Europa League draw - BT Sport 1 1200.

MOTOR SPORT: Formula One, Belgian Grand Prix practice - Sky Sports F1 0845 and 1245, Channel 4 0855 and 1255, eir Sport 1 0900.

MOTORCYCLING: MotoGP, British Grand Prix practice - BT Sport 2 from 0900.

TENNIS: ATP, Winston-Salem Open - Eurosport 1 0000 and 0200 (Sat); WTA, Connecticut Open - BT Sport 1 1800 and 0000 (Sat).

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

RUGBY UNION: Currie Cup, Pumas v Blue Bulls - Sky Sports Action 1755.

CYCLING: Vuelta a Espana - Eurosport 1 1345.

BASEBALL: MLB, Cleveland Indians v Kansas City Royals - BT Sport/ESPN 0000 (Sat).

EQUESTRIAN: FEI European Championships - Eurosport 1 2130.

RACING: York Ebor Festival - ITV and STV 1330.

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QUICK QUIZ answers: 1. Czech Republic 2. Alan Shearer (260) 3. Down 4. Justin Rose, Danny Willett, Charley Hull, Catriona Matthew. 5 I'm A Celebrity (Get Me Out Of Here).

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