On This Day - Sep 29 1981: Legendary Liverpool manager Bill Shankly passes away

Former Liverpool manager Bill Shankly transformed the Reds into one of the most famous sides in the soccer world. 


1971: Chelsea inflicted an 8-0 defeat on Luxembourg's Jeunesse Hautcharage in the first leg of their European Cup Winners' Cup match. The Blues won the second leg, at Stamford Bridge, 13-0 on their way to a European club record aggregate victory of 21-0.

1981: Bill Shankly died. The former Liverpool manager had taken the Reds out of Division Two in 1962 and transformed them into one of the most famous sides in the world.

2002: Europe regained the Ryder Cup by beating the United States at The Belfry, Ireland's Paul McGinley sinking a dramatic 18-foot putt on the final green to halve his crucial singles match with Jim Furyk.

2010: Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Ijaz Butt withdrew match-fixing allegations against England players and claimed there was a "misunderstanding" with the England and Wales Cricket Board over his comments. Butt had been quoted as saying England players had taken "enormous" sums to lose the third one-day international against Pakistan earlier in the month.

2011: England kicking coach Dave Alred and fitness specialist Paul Stridgeon were suspended by the Rugby Football Union from the World Cup Pool B decider against Scotland after they were found to have illegally switched balls during the 67-3 victory over Romania.

2015: The adjudicatory chamber of FIFA's ethics committee banned former FIFA vice-president Jack Warner from taking part in any football-related activity at national and international level for life.


Lance Gibbs (cricket) - former West Indies off-spinner, born 1934.

David Steele (cricket) - former Northamptonshire and England batsman, born 1941.

Gareth Davies (rugby union) - former Wales captain and fly-half, born 1955.

Lord Sebastian Coe (athletics) - Olympic 1500 metres champion in 1980 and 1984, chairman of the London 2012 Olympic Games organising committee and currently president of world athletics' governing body the IAAF, born 1956.

Chris Broad (cricket) - former England and Nottinghamshire batsman, now an International Cricket Council referee, born 1957.

Mark Nicholas (cricket) - former Hampshire captain, now a broadcaster and writer, born 1957.

Kelvin Davis (soccer) - former Southampton, Ipswich, Luton, Wimbledon and Sunderland goalkeeper, born 1976.

Andriy Shevchenko (soccer) - coach of Ukraine, formerly a striker for Dynamo Kiev, Chelsea and AC Milan, born 1976.

Michael Carberry (cricket) - Hampshire opener who made his Test debut for England in March 2010, born 1980.

Rikki Clarke (cricket) - former England all-rounder who plays for Surrey, born 1981.

Amy Williams (skeleton) - gold medallist at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, born 1982.

Per Mertesacker (soccer) - Germany and Arsenal defender, born 1984.


1 Which major European club play home matches at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium?

2 Which New Zealand rugby union player became the first in 50 years to be sent off against the British and Irish Lions in July?

3 What was the number worn by ice hockey player Wayne Gretzky - which has since been retired by all NHL teams?

4 Who provided the entertainment when rain delayed quarter-finals day at Wimbledon in 1996?

5 Which Scottish golfer won the 1988 Masters?

(See quiz answers at bottom)


Today (Friday September 29)

SOCCER: Ladbrokes Premiership, Hamilton v Rangers - BT Sport 1 1915. Ligue 1, Monaco v Montpellier - eir Sport 1 1930.

CRICKET: Second day of the first Test from Potchefstroom, South Africa v Bangladesh - Sky Sports Cricket 0855; fifth one-day international from Southampton, England v West Indies - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Cricket 1200.

FORMULA ONE: Malaysian Grand Prix first practice - Sky Sports F1 0245, Channel 4 0340, eir Sport 1 0355; second practice - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports F1 0645, Channel 4 0755, eir Sport 1 0755.

RUGBY LEAGUE: Super League Super 8s semi-final, Leeds v Hull - Sky Sports Main Event 1945.

RUGBY UNION: PRO14, Cheetahs v Ospreys - BBC2 Wales 1550; Scarlets v Connacht - BBC2 Wales 1930; Aviva Premiership, Newcastle v London Irish - BT Sport 2 1900.

TENNIS: ATP Tour, Chengdu Open - Eurosport 1 0700; WTA Tour, Tashkent Open - BT Sport 2 0700; WTA Tour, Wuhan Open - BT Sport 1 1030.

GOLF: European Tour, British Masters from Newcastle - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Golf 0930; PGA Tour, Presidents Cup from New Jersey - Sky Sports Golf 1730.

RACING: From Newmarket - ITV4 1330.

BASEBALL: MLB, New York Yankees v Toronto Blue Jays - BT Sport/ESPN 1800.

Tomorrow (Saturday September 30)

SOCCER: Premier League, Huddersfield v Tottenham - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League 1130; Chelsea v Manchester City - BT Sport 1 1700; WSL, Manchester City Women v Arsenal Ladies - BT Sport 1 1200; Serie A, Udinese v Sampdoria - eir Sport 1 1655; Genoa v Bologna - BT Sport 2 1930; Welsh Premier League, Newtown v Connah's Quay - S4C 1700; Bundesliga, Hamburg v Werder Bremen - BT Sport 2 1715; Championship, Reading v Norwich - Sky Sports Main Event 1730.

CRICKET: Third day of the first Test from Potchefstroom, South Africa v Bangladesh - Sky Sports Cricket 0855.

FORMULA ONE: Malaysian Grand Prix, third practice - Sky Sports F1 0645, Channel 4 0655, eir Sport 1 0655; qualifying session - Channel 4 0855, Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports F1 0900, eir Sport 1 0955.

RUGBY UNION: PRO14, Munster v Cardiff Blues - Sky Sports Action 1315; Zebre v Ulster - BBC2 Northern Ireland 1430; Dragons v Southern Kings - S4C 1915; Aviva Premiership, Leicester v Exeter - BT Sport 2 1430; Rugby Championship, South Africa v Australia - Sky Sports Action 1530; Argentina v New Zealand - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Action 2330; Top 14, Racing 92 v Lyon - Sky Sports Action 1940.

RUGBY LEAGUE: Super League Million Pound Game, Leigh Centurions v Catalans Dragons - Sky Sports Main Event 1500.

TENNIS: ATP Tour, Chengdu Open - Eurosport 1 0700. WTA Tour, China Open - BT Sport 2 0530; Tashkent Open - BT Sport 2 1000.

GOLF: European Tour, British Masters from Newcastle - Sky Sports Golf 1130; PGA Tour, Presidents Cup from New Jersey - Sky Sports Golf 1700.

BOXING: WBA world bantamweight, Paul Butler v Stuart Hall - Sky Sports Main Event 1940.

RACING: From Newmarket - ITV4 1330.

MOTORCYCLING: World Superbikes, qualifying and race one at Magny-Cours - Eurosport 2 0915. British Superbikes, qualifying at Assen - Eurosport 2 1445.

ROWING: World Championships - BBC 2 1500.

QUICK QUIZ answers 1 Atletico Madrid; 2 Sonny Bill Williams; 3 99; 4 Sir Cliff Richard; 5 Sandy Lyle.

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