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On This Day - Oct 5 1960: Former Brazil and Napoli striker Careca is born

Former Brazil striker Careca (front row, second from right) turns 57 today
Neil Loughran

BIRTHDAYS

Roy Laidlaw (rugby union) - former Scotland international, born 1953.

Careca (soccer) - former Brazil and Napoli striker, born 1960.

Laura Davies (golf) - former women's world number one and four-time major winner, born 1963.

Hugh Morris (cricket) - former England and Glamorgan batsman and ECB managing director, now chief executive at Glamorgan, born 1963.

Mauricio Pellegrino (soccer) - manager of Southampton and former Liverpool and Argentina defender, born 1971.

Bobo Balde (soccer) - former Celtic centre-back, born 1975.

Mark Gower (soccer) - former Swansea midfielder, born 1978.

James Toseland (motor cycling) - winner of the 2004 and 2007 World Superbike Championship, born 1980.

Mashrafe Mortaza (cricket) - Bangladesh one-day and former Twenty20 captain, born 1983.

Kevin Mirallas (soccer) - Everton and Belgium winger, born 1987.

Sam Warburton (rugby union) - Former Wales and British and Irish Lions captain playing for the Cardiff Blues, born 1988.

ON THIS DAY

1946: Newcastle equalled the Football League record for the biggest winning margin with a 13-0 win against Newport County in Division Two.

1957: Led by Dai Rees, the Britain and Ireland Ryder Cup team beat America at Lindrick to register their first win since 1933.

2004: Arsenal's new home at Ashburton Grove was named the Emirates Stadium after the club signed a 15-year deal - worth £100million - with Emirates Airlines.

2006: Former France and Manchester United goalkeeper Fabien Barthez announced his retirement from football - only to make a comeback two months later with French Ligue 1 side Nantes.

2007: Three-time Olympic champion Marion Jones pleaded guilty to lying to US government investigators when she denied using performance-enhancing drugs, then announced her retirement from athletics. She was sentenced to six months in prison in January 2008.

2010: Australia retained the Champions Trophy with a six-wicket win over New Zealand at Centurion.

2011: Former England bowler and Ashes winner Graham Dilley died at the age of 52 after a short illness. Dilley played in 41 Tests and took 138 wickets.

2012: John Terry's defence against claims he racially abused Anton Ferdinand was "improbable, implausible, contrived", the Football Association panel which found him guilty ruled in its 63-page report. Terry, who had been acquitted of a police charge of using racist language in July, was handed a four-match ban and fined £220,000.

2014: Marussia driver Jules Bianchi suffered a fatal crash at the Japanese Grand Prix. The Frenchman underwent emergency surgery and remained in a coma until his death on July 18, 2015.

How many times as Novak Djokovic won the Australian Open? Find out below

QUICK QUIZ BLITZ

1. Who won Fifa's inaugural Ballon d'Or in 1956?

2. Which country won the 2011 Cricket World Cup?

3. How many times has Novak Djokovic won the Australian Open?

4. Mesut Ozil began his senior career at which club?

5. How long is the Grand National in miles and yards?

(See quiz answers at bottom)

TODAY’S TV LISTINGS

SOCCER: World Cup qualifiers, Scotland v Slovakia - Sky Sports Main Event 1855; England v Slovenia - ITV1 1930; Armenia v Poland - Sky Sports Main Event 1700; European Under-21 Championship qualifier, Republic of Ireland v Norway - eir Sport 1 1930.

FORMULA ONE: Japanese Grand Prix, first practice - Sky Sports F1 0145 (Fri) & eir Sport 1 0155 (Fri); second practice - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports F1 0545 (Fri) & eir Sport 1 0555 (Fri).

TENNIS: ATP Tour, China Open - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Action 0600, 1230 & 0445 (Fri); WTA Tour, China Open - BT Sport 1 1230 & 0530 (Fri).

GOLF: European Tour, Alfred Dunhill Links Championship - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Golf 1300; PGA Tour, The Safeway Open from California - Sky Sports Golf 2200 & Sky Sports Main Event 2300.

CYCLING: Milano-Torino - Eurosport 2 1400.

SNOOKER: European Masters - Eurosport 1 1200 & 1800.

GYMNASTICS: World Championships - BBC Two England 0015 (Fri).

GRIDIRON: NFL, Tampa Bay Buccaneers v New England Patriots - Sky Sports Action 0030 (Fri) & Sky Sports Main Event 0100 (Fri).

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QUICK QUIZ BLITZ ANSWERS

Answers: 1 Stanley Matthews; 2. India; 3. Six; 3. 4. Schalke; 5. Four miles and 514 yards.

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