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On This Day – Sep 14 1963: Belfast soccer legend George Best made his debut for Manchester United

Manchester United superstar George Best

ON THIS DAY

1868: The 17-year-old Tom Morris registered the first hole-in-one in the Open when he aced the 166-yard eighth hole at Prestwick. Tom went on to beat his father, Old Tom, by three strokes and become the youngest winner of the championship.

1891: Wolves' John Heath scored the first penalty in the Football League, netting against Accrington.

1905: The Isle of Man Tourist Trophy (TT), the oldest surviving motorcar race in the world, was first contested.

1955: Kidderminster Harriers and Brierley Hill Alliance became the first sides to play an FA Cup tie under floodlights.

1963: George Best made his debut for Manchester United in a 1-0 win over West Brom at Old Trafford.

2010: Former Harlequins physiotherapist Steph Brennan was struck off by the Health Professions Council conduct and competence committee following his role in the Bloodgate scandal. He successfully appealed in January 2011 and was reinstated.

2015: Former Yorkshire and England captain Brian Close died at the age of 84.

2016: Leicester won their first ever Champions League game 3-0 against Club Brugge, with Riyad Mahrez scoring twice after Marc Albrighton's opener.

BIRTHDAYS

Ray Wilkins (soccer) - former England and Manchester United midfielder, whose most recent job was with Aston Villa in 2015, born 1956.

Paul Allott (cricket) - former England bowler now working as a presenter for Sky Sports, born 1956.

Kepler Wessels (cricket) - former opening batsman who played 24 Tests for Australia and then captained South Africa in the post-Apartheid era, born 1957.

Jeff Crowe (cricket) - former New Zealand batsman, now an ICC match referee, born 1958.

Hicham El Guerrouj (athletics) - Moroccan former middle-distance runner, a two-time Olympic gold medallist and 1,500 metres world record holder, born 1974.

Ben Cohen (rugby union) - former winger and England World Cup winner, born 1978.

Stuart Fielden (rugby league) - Former Huddersfield Giants prop, born 1979.

Steven Naismith (soccer) - Norwich and Scotland forward, born 1986.

Douglas Costa (soccer) - Brazil winger currently at Juventus on loan from Bayern Munich, born 1990.

Dominic Solanke (soccer) - Liverpool striker, born 1997.

QUICK QUIZ

1. Which side won the 2012-13 FA Cup, only to be relegated from the Premier League days later?

2. How many successive editions of the Tour de France did Spanish rider Miguel Indurain win?

3. In which year was tennis introduced as an Olympic sport?

4. Which team currently hold the record for fewest points accumulated in a Premier League season and how many did they amass?

5. Where were the equestrian events at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne held?

(See quiz answers at bottom)

SPORT ON TV

(Thursday, September 14)

SOCCER: Europa League, Atalanta v Everton - BT Sport 2 1730; Arsenal v Cologne - BT Sport 2 2000.

RUGBY LEAGUE: Super League Super 8s, Hull FC v Wakefield - Sky Sports Main Event 1930.

GOLF: Ladies European Tour, Evian Championship - Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Golf 1000-1300 and 1430-1730. European Tour, KLM Open - Sky Sports Golf 1300-1430 and 1730-1900. PGA Tour, BMW Championship - Sky Sports Golf 1900 and Sky Sports Main Event 2230.

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

HORSE RACING: St Leger meeting, Doncaster - ITV 4 1330.

GRIDIRON: NFL, Cincinnati Bengals v Houston Texans - Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Action 0030 (Fri).

BASEBALL: MLB, Colorado Rockies v Arizona Diamondbacks - BT Sport 1 2030.

Tomorrow (Friday, September 15)

SOCCER: Premier League, Bournemouth v Brighton - Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League 1900. Ladbrokes Premiership, Partick Thistle v Rangers - BT Sport 1 1915. Ligue 1, Toulouse v Bordeaux - eir Sport 1 1930.

RUGBY UNION: Aviva Premiership, Northampton v Bath - BT Sport 2 1900. PRO14, Ulster v Scarlets - BBC 2 Northern Ireland and BBC Wales 1930.

GOLF: Ladies European Tour, Evian Championship - Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Golf 1000-1300 and 1430-1730. European Tour, KLM Open - Sky Sports Golf 1300-1430 and 1730-1800. PGA Tour, BMW Championship - Sky Sports Golf 1900 and Sky Sports Main Event 2215.

FORMULA ONE: Singapore Grand Prix, first practice - Channel 4 0925, Sky Sports F1 1045 and eir Sport 1 1055; second practice - Channel 4 1325, Sky Sports F1 1415 and eir Sport 1 1425.

HORSE RACING: St Leger meeting, Doncaster - ITV 4 1330.

TABLE TENNIS: European Team Championships - Eurosport 2 0900 and Eurosport 1 1130.

BASEBALL: MLB, Chicago Cubs v St Louis Cardinals - BT Sport/ESPN 1915.

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QUICK QUIZ answers: 1. Wigan; 2. Five (1991-95); 3. 1896; 4. Derby County (11); 5. Stockholm.


 


 

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