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On This Day - September 21, 1979: Former Republic of Ireland defender Richard Dunne is born

BIRTHDAYS

Jimmy Armfield (soccer) - Former Blackpool defender and England captain, now a BBC pundit, born 1935.

Bruce Arena (soccer) - United States coach, born 1951.

Curtly Ambrose (cricket) - Former West Indies fast bowler who took 405 Test wickets, born 1963.

Trevor Steven (soccer) - Former England, Everton and Rangers midfielder, born 1963.

John Crawley (cricket) - Former England, Lancashire and Hampshire batsman, born 1971.

Doug Howlett (rugby union) - New Zealand's record Test try-scorer, born 1978.

Richard Dunne (soccer) - Former Republic of Ireland, Manchester City, Aston Villa and QPR defender, born 1979.

Keith Lasley (soccer) - Former Motherwell midfielder, born 1979.

Chris Gayle (cricket) - West Indies opening batsman, born 1979.

Ben Proud (swimming) - World 50 metres butterfly champion, born 1994.

ON THIS DAY

1955: Rocky Marciano won his final bout against Archie Moore in New York to retire as world heavyweight champion.

2003: Paula Radcliffe set a new half-marathon world record at the Great North Run in Newcastle.

2008: The United States regained the Ryder Cup, after three consecutive defeats, as Paul Azinger's team beat Nick Faldo's in Louisville.

2009: Renault were given a disqualification suspended until the end of the 2011 season for their role in Nelson Piquet jr's crash at the 2008 Singapore Grand Prix.

2011: Owen Hargreaves scored and was man of the match on his Manchester City debut in a 2-0 League Cup win over Birmingham.

2014: Lewis Hamilton chalked up win number 29 of his Formula One career at the Singapore Grand Prix to regain the lead in the 2014 title race as Nico Rosberg was forced to retire after 14 laps.

QUICK QUIZ BLITZ

1 With which club did Rio Ferdinand begin his professional football career?

2 Who is Wales' most capped rugby union player?

3 England batsman Keaton Jennings plays for which county cricket club?

4 The Totally Wicked Stadium is home to which Super League side?

5 British dressage star Charlotte Dujardin has won how many Olympic gold medals?

TODAY’S TV

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.

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.

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QUICK QUIZ BLITZ ANSWERS

Answers: 1 West Ham; 2 Gethin Jenkins; 3 Durham; 4 St Helens; 5 Three

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