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On This Day - September 22, 2002: Joe Kernan guides Armagh to the promised land

Joe Kernan and Paul Grimley with the Sam Maguire Cup

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ON THIS DAY

1927: The world heavyweight title fight which became known as the 'Battle of the Long Count' took place. In the seventh round Jack Dempsey knocked down Gene Tunney and stood over his opponent, but referee Dave Barry refused to start the count until Dempsey had retreated to a neutral corner. Tunney was on the canvas for 15 seconds before he got back to his feet and went on to win the title.

1995: The 45-year-old former British, Commonwealth and European heavyweight champion Joe Bugner made a winning comeback to boxing after an eight-year absence, capturing the Australian heavyweight title with a 12-round unanimous points decision over Vince Cervi.

1996: America's women golfers lifted the Solheim Cup after crushing Europe 10-2 in the final day singles to win 17-11 at St Pierre, Chepstow.

2000: Steve Redgrave, at the age of 38, became the greatest Olympian in an endurance sport with a fifth consecutive gold medal as - alongside Matthew Pinsent, Tim Foster and James Cracknell - he led Great Britain's coxless four crew to victory at the Sydney Olympics.

2002: Armagh made history with their first-ever All-Ireland title, the Orchard county defeating Kerry 1-12 to 0-14 in the final.

2003: Former Italy, Juventus and Middlesbrough striker Fabrizio Ravanelli signed a two-year contract with Scottish Premier League side Dundee.

2005: Jonathan Woodgate scored an own goal and was sent off on his Real Madrid debut.

2010: England defeated Pakistan by 121 runs in the fifth one-day international at the Rose Bowl to win the NatWest Series 3-2.

2013: There was more All-Ireland final heartache for Mayo as they lost to Dublin 2-12 to 1-14 with Bernard Brogan scoring both goals for the winners.

2016: The 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster posthumously received the Freedom of the City of Liverpool.

BIRTHDAYS

Tony Drago (snooker) - former top-10 player, born 1965.

Rickard Rydell (motor sport) - former British Touring Car champion, born 1967.

Emmanuel Petit (soccer) - former Arsenal and Chelsea midfielder and World Cup winner with France, born 1970.

Paul Sculthorpe (rugby league) - former Great Britain and St Helens loose forward, born 1977.

Harry Kewell (soccer) - former Leeds, Liverpool and Australia forward, now Crawley manager, born 1978.

Ed Joyce (cricket) - Ireland batsman, who has also played for England, born 1978.

Maarten Stekelenburg (soccer) - Everton and Holland goalkeeper, born 1982.

Finnian Moriarty (Gaelic Games) ? Tough tackling former Armagh defender, born 1983.

Thiago Silva (soccer) - Paris St Germain captain and Brazil defender, born 1984.

Jamie Mackie (soccer) - QPR forward, born 1985.

Sabine Lisicki (tennis) - Germany's 2013 Wimbledon finalist, born 1989.

QUICK QUIZ

1 Joe Root, Jack Leaning and Jack Brooks play for which county cricket team?

2 In which country was wantaway Chelsea striker and Spain international Diego Costa born?

3 Which British snooker player is ranked world number one?

4 Who was the top scorer in this year?s All-Ireland SFC?

5 Which late boxer was portrayed by Robert De Niro in Raging Bull, earning him a best actor Oscar in 1980?

(See quiz answers at bottom)

TV LISTINGS

Today (Friday September 22)


RUGBY LEAGUE: Super League Super 8s, Castleford v Hull - Sky Sports Main Event 2000.

RUGBY UNION: Premiership, Gloucester v Worcester - BT Sport 1 1900; PRO14, Cheetahs v Leinster - Sky Sports Action 1845, Ulster v Dragons - BBC2 Northern Ireland 1930, Glasgow Warriors v Munster - BBC2 Scotland 1930, Treviso v Ospreys - BBC2 Wales 1930; NPC, Manawatu v Northland - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Action 0830.

SOCCER: Ligue 1, Lille v Monaco - eir Sport 1 1930, BT Sport/ESPN 1945; Women's Super League, Everton v Liverpool - BT Sport 2 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; Toray Pan Pacific Open from Japan - BT Sport 1 0400; Laver Cup, Europe v Rest of the World - Sky Sports Action 1200, Sky Sports Main Event 1330.

CYCLING: Road World Championships from Norway, Eurosport 2 0900, 1530.

MOTORCYCLING: MotoGP from Spain - BT Sport 2 0800, 1045.

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

Tomorrow (Saturday September 23)

GAELIC GAMES: Donegal SFC, Kilcar v St Michael?s ? eir Sport 2, 1900; Limerick SHC, Doon v Na Piarsaigh & Patrickswell v Ballybrown, eir Sport 2, 1430.

SOCCER: Premier League, West Ham v Tottenham - Sky Sports Premier League 1130, Leicester v Liverpool - BT Sport 1 1700; Ladbrokes Premiership, Celtic v Rangers - Sky Sports Main Event 1130; Championship, Aston Villa v Nottingham Forest - Sky Sports Main Event 1715; LaLiga, Girona v Barcelona - Sky Sports Main Event 1940; Ligue 1, Montpellier v Paris St Germain - eir Sport 1 1545.

RUGBY UNION: PRO14, Connacht v Cardiff Blues - Sky Sports Action 1715; Scarlets v Edinburgh - S4C 1915; NPC, Hawke's Bay v Taranaki - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Action 0830.

GOLF: PGA Tour, The Tour Championship from Georgia - Sky Sports Golf 1730, Sky Sports Main Event 2145; European Tour, Portugal Masters - Sky Sports Golf 1300.

RUGBY LEAGUE: Super League Super 8s Qualifiers, match TBC - Sky Sports Main Event 1515.

TENNIS: WTA Tour, Guangzhou Open - BT Sport/ESPN 0800; Toray Pan Pacific Open from Japan - BT Sport 1 0400; Laver Cup, Europe v Rest of the World - Sky Sports Action 1200.

BOXING: WBA world lightweight title fight from California, Jorge Linares v Luke Campbell - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Action 0200 (Sun).

CYCLING: Road World Championships from Norway, Eurosport 2 0800, 1220, BBC1 1400, BBC2 1600.

MOTOR CYCLING: MotoGP from Spain - BT Sport 2 0800.

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

RACING: From Ayr and Newbury - ITV4 1330.

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