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On this Day, September 12 1990: In their first match under new coach Graham Taylor, England beat Hungary 1-0

Graham Taylor with Paul Gascoigne during his reign as England manager  

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ON THIS DAY IN SPORT

1885: Arbroath set a British soccer record by beating Bon Accord 36-0 in the Scottish Cup, thanks in part to 13 goals from centre-forward John Petrie. Dundee Harp ran them close on the same day, by beating Aberdeen Rovers 35-0.

1951: Sugar Ray Robinson regained his world welterweight title by beating Briton Randolph Turpin, in the 'Fight of the Century'. Two months earlier, Turpin had caused one of boxing's biggest ever shocks by beating Robinson.

1990: In their first match under new coach Graham Taylor, England beat Hungary 1-0 at Wembley with Gary Lineker, named captain for the first time, scoring the only goal.

2005: England triumphed in an Ashes series for the first time since 1986-87 after drawing the final Test against Australia at The Oval and taking an overall 2-1 victory.

2011: England batsman Alastair Cook was named the International Cricket Council's Test cricketer of the year.

2012: Liverpool Football Club said fans had been completely exonerated by the Hillsborough Independent Panel's report into the stadium disaster. The panel revealed South Yorkshire Police had sought to blame fans by instructing officers to change or amend their statements relating to the events of April 15, 1989, when 96 Liverpool fans died.

2013: Rangers midfielder Ian Black was handed an immediate three-match ban - with a further seven games suspended until the end of the season - for breaching rules on gambling.

2014: Oscar Pistorius was found guilty of the manslaughter of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp by a judge in South Africa. Pistorius had been cleared the previous day of pre-meditated murder and second-degree murder by Judge Thokozile.

2014: Yorkshire won the County Championship after beating Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge.

2016: Manchester United became the first British club to earn over half a billion pounds in a year after announcing revenue of £515.3m.

 

SPORT BIRTHDAYS

Irina Rodnina (ice skating) - won three Olympic pairs and 10 world titles, born 1949.

Chip Beck (golf) - former American Ryder Cup player, born 1956.

Angel Cabrera (golf) - two-time major winner from Argentina, born 1969.

Darren Campbell (athletics) - member of Britain's Olympic gold medal-winning 4x100metres relay team in 2004, born 1973.

David Thompson (soccer) - former Liverpool, Coventry and Blackburn midfielder, born 1977.

Kevin Sinfield (rugby league) - former Leeds Rhinos captain who also played for England, Great Britain and rugby union side Yorkshire Carnegie, born 1980.

Steven Caldwell (soccer) - former Scotland, Sunderland and Burnley defender, born 1980.

Yao Ming (basketball) - former China and Houston Rockets centre, born 1980.

Sergio Parisse (rugby union) - Italy captain, born 1983.

Joanne Jackson (swimming) - British three-time Olympian who won 400m freestyle bronze at Beijing in 2008, born 1986.

Andrew Luck (American football) - Indianapolis Colts quarterback, selected first overall in the 2012 NFL Draft, born 1989.

 

QUICK QUIZ

1. Three players jointly hold the record for most goals scored (31) in a 38-game Premier League season. Alan Shearer is one, name the other two.

2. On which racecourse did Frankie Detorri complete his 'Magnificent Seven'?

3. The Baltimore Orioles play in which American sport?

4. In which sport would you hear the terms ball-up, behind and mark?

5. What was the final score in the 2016 Ryder Cup?

 

SPORT ON TV

(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 Paris St Germain - 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 0320.

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

Tomorrow (Wednesday, September 13)

SOCCER: Champions League, Feyenoord v Manchester City - BT Sport/ESPN 1900, eir Sport 1 1940; Liverpool v Sevilla - BT Sport 2 1900; Tottenham v Borussia Dortmund - BT Sport 3 1900. FFA Cup quarter-final, Sydney FC v Melbourne City - BT Sport 1 1030.

CRICKET: One-day international, Ireland v West indies - eir Sport 1 1000.

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

CYCLING: Wallonie Grand Prix - Eurosport 1 1400.

BASEBALL: MLB, two regular season games - BT Sport/ESPN 0000 (Wed).

NETBALL: Taini Jamison Trophy, New Zealand v England - Sky Sports Main Event 0830.

GREYHOUNDS: Yorkshire St Leger, Doncaster - Sky Sports Action 1900.

 

QUIZ ANSWERS

1. Cristiano Ronaldo and Luis Suarez 2. Ascot 3. Baseball 4. Australian Rules 5. 17-11 to the US

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