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On This Day - Sep 11, 1977: Derry legend Enda Muldoon is born

 Enda Muldoon won an Allstar in 2004

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BIRTHDAYS

Franz Beckenbauer (soccer) - captained West Germany to World Cup triumph in 1974 and repeated the feat as coach of his country in 1990, born 1945.

Hugo Porta (rugby union) - stand-off who scored 564 points for Argentina, born 1951.

Graeme Obree (cycling) - former holder of world one-hour record, born 1965.

Slaven Bilic (soccer) - West Ham manager, born 1968.

John Spencer (soccer) - former Chelsea and Scotland striker, born 1970.

Enda Muldoon (Gaelic games) – Former Derry midfielder and attacker who won an Allstar in 2004, born 1977.

Eric Abidal (soccer) - former Barcelona and France defender, born 1979.

Andrea Dossena (soccer) - former Liverpool, Napoli and Italy defender, born 1981.

John McCaffrey (Gaelic games) – Dublin captain when they won the Leinster SHC title in 2013, born 1987.

Jordan Ayew (soccer) - Swansea and Ghana striker, born 1991.

ON THIS DAY

1895: The original FA Cup trophy was stolen from a shop window in Birmingham, where it had been on display courtesy of holders Aston Villa.

1998: Francis Baron became the Rugby Football Union's first chief executive.

1998: Arsenal signed Freddie Ljungberg from Halmstad for 3million after Arsene Wenger watched him play for Sweden against England.

2001: St Helens forward Sonny Nickle was handed a six-month ban for a challenge that broke the jaw of Leeds hooker Robbie Mears.

2005: Cork collected the Liam MacCarthy Cup following a 1-21 to 1-16 win over Galway.

2006: Roger Federer won the US Open with a 6-2 4-6 7-5 6-1 win over Andy Roddick at Flushing Meadows.

2008: West Ham appointed Gianfranco Zola as their new manager on a three-year deal.

2011: Australia's Samantha Stosur won the US Open women's singles title with a 6-2 6-3 victory over American Serena Williams.

2012: UK Athletics confirmed head coach Charles van Commenee was to step down.

2013: Giovanni Trapattoni and Marco Tardelli left their roles as Republic of Ireland manager and assistant by mutual consent following the 1-0 World Cup qualification defeat by Austria.

2015: Serena Williams suffered one of the greatest shocks in tennis history as unseeded Italian Roberta Vinci ended the American's hopes of a calendar grand slam with a stunning 2-6 6-4 6-4 victory in the US Open semi-finals.

QUICK QUIZ BLITZ (answers at bottom)

1. St Eunan’s and Gweedore both have how many county titles?

2. How many times has Rafael Nadal won Wimbledon?

3. In which year did Nigel Mansell win the Formula One Drivers' Championship?

4. Who currently captains French rugby union side Stade Francais?

5. Which county does England seam bowler Toby Roland-Jones ply his trade for?

TV LISTINGS

Monday, September 11

SOCCER: Premier League, West Ham v Huddersfield - Sky Sports Premier League 1900.

CRICKET: Third Test, England v West Indies - Sky Sports Cricket 1030.

TENNIS: WTA, Japan Women's Open - BT Sport 1 0300.

SPEEDWAY: SGB Premiership semi-final - BT Sport 1 1930.

GRIDIRON: NFL, Minnesota Vikings v New Orleans Saints followed by Denver Broncos v Los Angeles Chargers - Sky Sports Action 0000 (Tue).

BASEBALL: MLB, Tampa Bay Rays v New York Yankees - BT Sport/ESPN 0000 (Tue).

Tuesday September 12

SOCCER: Champions League, Chelsea v Qarabag - BT Sport/ESPN 1900, eir Sport 1 1940; Manchester United v Basle - BT Sport 2 1900; Celtic v Barcelona - BT Sport 3 1900.

TENNIS: WTA, Japan Women's Open - BT Sport 1 0300.

GRIDIRON: NFL, Denver Broncos v Los Angeles Chargers - Sky Sports Action 0600.

BASEBALL: MLB, Tampa Bay Rays v New York Yankees - BT Sport/ESPN 0000 (Wed).

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Answers: 1. 14; 2. Two (2008 and 2010); 3. 1992; 4. Sergio Parisse; 5. Middlesex.

 

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