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On this day - September 28, 2004: Wayne Rooney scored a hat-trick on his Manchester United debut against Fenerbahce

On this day 13 years, Wayne Rooney announced his arrival at Manchester United with a bang, scoring a hat-trick on his debut against Fenerbahce

BIRTHDAYS

Paul Jewell (soccer) - Former Bradford, Sheffield Wednesday, Wigan, Derby and Ipswich manager, born 1964.

Mika Hakkinen (motor racing) - Finland's 1998 and 1999 Formula One world champion, born 1968.

Kimiko Date (tennis) - Japanese former Wimbledon semi-finalist, born 1970.

Matthew Elliott (cricket) - Former Australia Test batsman, born 1971.

Alan Wright (soccer) - Former Blackburn and Aston Villa left-back, born 1971.

Pak Se-ri (golf) - South Korean winner of five major titles, born 1977.

Willy Caballero (soccer) - Chelsea's former Manchester City goalkeeper, born 1981.

Will Smith (cricket) - Hampshire batsman who is set to return to his former club Durham, born 1982.

Alex Bruce (soccer) - Wigan defender, born 1984.

Mathieu Valbuena (soccer) - Fenerbahce and France midfielder, born 1984.

Marin Cilic (tennis) - Croatian tennis player, winner of the 2014 US Open, born 1988.

Jodie Williams (athletics) - British sprinter, born 1993.

ON THIS DAY

1870: Thirteen-year-old jockey Fred Archer rode his first winner, partnering Athol Daisy to victory at Chesterfield. It was the first of 2,748 winners for Archer, who committed suicide at the age of 29.

1986: Lloyd Honeyghan stopped champion Donald Curry in Atlantic City to win the world welterweight title and become the first British holder of the belt since John H Stracey in 1976.

2004: Wayne Rooney scored a hat-trick on his Manchester United debut, a 6-2 Champions League victory over Fenerbahce.

2006: Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq was cleared of ball tampering but found guilty of bringing cricket into disrepute and banned for four matches following the abandoned fourth Test against England at The Oval.

2008: Renault's Fernando Alonso won Formula One's first night race, the Singapore Grand Prix. The race was shrouded in controversy almost a year later when it emerged Alonso's team-mate Nelson Piquet Jr had deliberately crashed to give the Spaniard an advantage. Renault's Flavio Briatore and Pat Symonds resigned over the affair. Piquet had already left the team.

2013: Nigel Clough was sacked as Derby manager following a 1-0 defeat at Nottingham Forest.

2014: Europe retained the Ryder Cup against the United States, winning by 16.5 points to 11.5 at Gleneagles.

2015: Then-Uefa president Michel Platini confirmed a £1.3million payment from Fifa came more than nine years after he worked for the organisation but he did not provide the reasons for the lengthy delay. Platini sent a letter to all 54 member associations insisting the payment was above board but admitted the controversy could harm his image.

How many Olympic medals has US swimming great Michael Phelps won? Find out below

QUICK QUIZ BLITZ

1. Which football club play their home matches at Molineux?

2. How many Olympic medals has Michael Phelps won? a) 20 b) 24 c) 28

3. In which European city did Dennis Kimetto run a marathon in 2:02:57, the fastest time ratified by the IAAF?

4. The NFL's Chargers recently moved to Los Angeles from which city?

5. Where would you find corners named Stowe, Chapel and Copse?

TODAY’S TV

SOCCER: Europa League, BATE Borisov v Arsenal - BT Sport 2 1730; Red Bull Salzburg v Marseille - eir Sport 1 1755; Cologne v Red Star Belgrade - BT Sport/ESPN 1800; Lyon v Atalanta - BT Sport/ESPN, eir Sport 1 2000; Everton v Apollon Limassol - BT Sport 2 2000.

CRICKET: Fourth one-day international, India v Australia - Sky Sports Cricket 0850.

RUGBY LEAGUE: Super League Super 8s semi-final, Castleford v St Helens - Sky Sports Main Event 1930.

TENNIS: WTA, Tashkent Open - BT Sport 2 0600; Wuhan - BT Sport 1 0730.

GOLF: European Tour, British Masters - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Golf 0930. PGA Tour, Presidents Cup - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Golf 1800.

BASEBALL: MLB, St Louis Cardinals v Chicago Cubs - BT Sport 1 0000 (Fri).

GRIDIRON: NFL, Green Bay Packers v Chicago Bears - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Action 0030 (Fri).

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QUICK QUIZ BLITZ ANSWERS

Answers: 1. Wolves; 2. c) 28; 3. Berlin; 4. San Diego; 5. Silverstone.

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