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On This Day - Aug 25 2014: Liverpool in shock signing of Mario Balotelli from AC Milan

Liverpool's Mario Balotelli celebrates scoring a late penalty to give his side a narrow 1-0 win over Besiktas in their Europa League match at Anfield, Liverpool on Thursday February 19, 2015: See On This Day 2014.

ON THIS DAY 

1875: Captain Matthew Webb made history by becoming the first man to swim the English Channel. He covered the 21 miles from Dover to Calais in 21 hours and 45 minutes.

1928: Liverpool's famous Kop was opened before the First Division match with Bury. The Reds celebrated by winning the match 3-0.

1964: Worcestershire clinched cricket's County Championship for the first time with victory over Gloucestershire.

1999: Sunderland enjoyed a famous 2-1 win at arch-rivals Newcastle. United boss Ruud Gullit left striker Alan Shearer on the bench as his side went down to goals from Niall Quinn and Kevin Phillips.

2004: Arsenal set a new English top-flight record of 43 matches unbeaten with a 3-0 win over Blackburn at Highbury.

2007: St Helens beat Catalan Dragons 30-8 in the Challenge Cup final at Wembley. The French outfit were the first non-English team to reach the showpiece.

2013: England drew the fifth Ashes Test against Australia at The Oval, having already secured a 3-0 series victory.

2014: Liverpool sealed one of the shock signings of the summer after announcing Mario Balotelli's arrival from AC Milan in a reported £16million deal.

BIRTHDAYS

Catriona Matthew (golf) - former Women's British Open and Solheim Cup winner who competed at the Rio Olympics, born 1969.

Adrian Lam (rugby league) - former Wigan scrum-half, born 1970.

Petria Thomas (swimming) - three-time Olympic gold medallist from Australia, born 1975.

Brad Drew (rugby league) - former Huddersfield and Wakefield hooker, born 1975.

Franck Queudrue (soccer) - former Birmingham and Middlesbrough defender, born 1978.

Marlon Harewood (soccer) - well-travelled striker whose former clubs include West Ham and Nottingham Forest, born 1979.

QUICK QUIZ

1. How many Test centuries has Joe Root scored for England?

2. How many goals did Kylian Mbappe score in all competitions for Monaco last season: a) 23 b) 26 or c) 29?

3. What is the name of the New York Giants and Jets' stadium?

4. Where did Great Britain finish on the 2017 IAAF World Championships' medal table?

5. Which Aviva Premiership team does Maro Itoje play for?

(See quiz answers at bottom)

SPORT ON TV

Today (Thursday, 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.

Tomorrow (Saturday, August 26)

CRICKET: Day two of second Test, England v West Indies - Sky Sports Cricket 1000, Sky Sports Main Event 1515.

SOCCER: Premier League, Bournemouth v Manchester City - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League 1130, Manchester United v Leicester - BT Sport 1 1700; Championship, Nottingham Forest v Leeds - Sky Sports Main Event 1715; National League, Halifax v Guiseley - BT Sport 1 1200.

RUGBY LEAGUE: Challenge Cup final, Wigan v Hull FC - BBC One 1400.

MOTOR SPORT: Formula One, Belgium Grand Prix practice and qualifying - Sky Sports F1 0945 and 1200, Channel 4 0955 and 1155, eir Sport 1 0955 and 1255.

RUGBY UNION: Rugby Championship, New Zealand v Australia - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Action 0800, Argentina v South Africa - Sky Sports Action 1800; Women's World Cup, matches TBC - eir Sport 1 from 1425, final - ITV4 1915.

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

TENNIS: ATP, Winston-Salem Open - Eurosport 2 2200; WTA, Connecticut Open - BT Sport 1 2100.

GOLF: European Tour, The Made in Denmark - Sky Sports Golf 1200; PGA Tour, The Northern Trust - Sky Sports Golf 1800, Sky Sports Main Event 1940.

CYCLING: Vuelta a Espana - Eurosport 1 1400.

HORSE RACING: York Ebor Festival - ITV from 0925, STV 1330.

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QUICK QUIZ answers: 1. 13, 2. b) 26, 3. MetLife Stadium, 4. Sixth, 5. Saracens.

 

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