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On this Day, September 20 2005: Celtic captain Neil Lennon was given a three-match ban by the Scottish Football Association

Celtic captain Neil Lennon saw red in September 2005  

ON THIS DAY IN SPORT

1896: The first organised motorcycle race took place, involving eight riders on a 476-mile course from Paris to Nantes and back.

1947: Chris Marron of South Shields scored 10 goals against Radcliffe Borough in an FA Cup qualifying round game.

2004: Former Nottingham Forest and Derby manager Brian Clough died in hospital aged 69.

2005: Celtic captain Neil Lennon was given a three-match ban by the Scottish Football Association for barging into referee Stuart Dougal at the end of his side's 3-1 defeat to Rangers.

2007: Chelsea parted company with manager Jose Mourinho - for the first time - by mutual consent having won six trophies in three years at Stamford Bridge.

2009: England beat Australia by four wickets in the final one-day international series match at Chester-le-Street to avert a 7-0 whitewash.

2010: The England and Wales Cricket Board "completely rejected" an accusation by Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Ijaz Butt that English players received "huge amounts of money" to lose the third one-day international against Pakistan. The ECB threatened Butt with legal action and he later withdrew the allegation.

2014: Durham beat Warwickshire by three wickets in the Royal London One-Day Cup final at Lord's.

2015: America won a controversial Solheim Cup, taking eight and a half points from 12 singles matches. Suzann Pettersen's failure to concede a short putt to Alison Lee in the fourballs had caused tension between the teams.

 

SPORT BIRTHDAYS

Henrik Larsson (soccer) - former Celtic, Manchester United and Barcelona striker, and ex-manager of Swedish side Helsingborg, born 1971.

Jo Pavey (athletics) - European 10,000m champion in 2014 and Commonwealth Games bronze medallist over 5,000m the same year, born 1973.

Juan Pablo Montoya (motorsport) - former Formula One driver from Colombia, born 1975.

Sean Davis (soccer) - former Fulham, Tottenham, Portsmouth and Bolton midfielder, born 1979.

Feliciano Lopez (tennis) - three-time Wimbledon singles quarter-finalist, born 1981.

Jonathan Walters (soccer) - Burnley and Republic of Ireland forward, born 1983.

 

QUICK QUIZ

1 How many senior goals did Paul Gascoigne score for England?

2 Which England batsman has 23 Test hundreds and 35 fifties?

3 In what year did Joe Hart sign for Manchester City?

4 Jamie Murray claimed the mixed doubles crown at this year's US Open, but what is the total number of grand slam titles won by the Murray family?

5 Kobe Bryant wore two jersey numbers during his career. One was 24, what was the other?
Answers below

 

SPORT ON TV

Today (Wednesday, September 20)

SOCCER: Carabao Cup third round, Manchester United v Burton - Sky Sports Main Event 1930; Betfred Cup quarter-final, Dundee v Celtic - BT Sport 1 1915; Serie A, Benevento v Roma - eir Sport 1 1625; Lazio v Napoli - eir Sport 1 1940, BT Sport 2 2100; Bundesliga, Cologne v Eintracht Frankfurt - BT Sport/ESPN 1730; Hamburg v Borussia Dortmund - BT Sport/ESPN 1930.

TENNIS: WTA Tour, Guangzhou Open - BT Sport 2 0700; Toray Pan Pacific Open from Japan - BT Sport 1 0530.

CYCLING: Road World Championships from Norway, Eurosport 2 1200, BBC2 England 1430.

RUGBY UNION: NPC, Bay of Plenty v Southland - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Action 0830.

SNOOKER: World Open from China, Eurosport 1 0700, 1230.

BASEBALL: MLB, live matches TBC - BT Sport//ESPN 0000, 0300 (Thu).

Tomorrow (Thursday, September 21)

CRICKET: Second one-day international from Nottingham, England v West Indies - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Cricket 1200; second one-day international from Bengaluru, India v Australia - Sky Sports Cricket 0850, Sky Sports Main Event 0900.

SOCCER: Betfred Cup quarter-final, Motherwell v Aberdeen - BT Sport 1 1915.

RUGBY LEAGUE: Super League Super 8s, Salford v St Helens - Sky Sports Main Event 2000.

GOLF: PGA Tour, The Tour Championship from Georgia - Sky Sports Golf 1830; European Tour, Portugal Masters - Sky Sports Golf 1130, 1530.

TENNIS: ATP Tour, St Petersburg Open - Eurosport 2 1200, 1530; WTA Tour, Guangzhou Open - BT Sport 2 0900; Toray Pan Pacific Open from Japan - BT Sport 1 0400.

RUGBY UNION: NPC, Otago v Auckland - Sky Sports Action 0820.

SNOOKER: World Open from China, Eurosport 1 0700, 1230.

GRIDIRON: NFL, San Francisco 49ers v Los Angeles Rams - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Action 0030 (Fri).

BASEBALL: MLB, Philadelphia Phillies v Los Angeles Dodgers - BT Sport/ESPN 1800; live match TBC 0000 (Fri).

GREYHOUNDS: From Great Yarmouth - Sky Sports Action 1900.

 

 

QUIZ ANSWERS

1: 10; 2: Kevin Pietersen; 3: 2006; 4: Eight; 5: Eight.

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