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On This Day: October 10, 2012: USADA release report describing Lance Armstrong as "serial cheat"

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SPORTING BIRTHDAYS

Tony Adams (soccer) - former Arsenal and England captain, most recently manager of Granada, born 1966.

Brett Favre (gridiron) - former Green Bay Packers quarterback, born 1969.

Sir Matthew Pinsent (rowing) - winner of four consecutive Olympic gold medals, born 1970.

Dean Kiely (soccer) - former Charlton and Republic of Ireland goalkeeper, born 1970.

Paul Wood (rugby league) - former Warrington prop, born 1981.

Ezequiel Garay (soccer) - Valencia and Argentina defender, formerly with Real Madrid and Benfica, born 1986.

Colin Slade (rugby union) - Pau and New Zealand fly-half, born 1987.

Brown Ideye (soccer) - Tianjin Teda and Nigeria striker, formerly with West Brom, born 1988.

Xherdan Shaqiri (soccer) - Stoke and Switzerland midfielder, born 1991.

ON THIS DAY IN SPORT

1964: The 18th Olympics opened in Tokyo.

1991: The inaugural meeting of football's newly-formed Premier League was held.

2001: Australia cancelled their rugby league tour to Great Britain because of terrorism fears in the wake of the September 11 attacks. Six days later they reversed the decision.

2002: Sunderland appointed Howard Wilkinson as their new manager.

2003: Matthew Hayden scored a then-Test world record 380 for Australia against Zimbabwe in Perth.

2005: Director of football Velimir Zajec, who was caretaker manager between November 2004 and April 2005 after the departure of Harry Redknapp, resigned from Portsmouth just a year after joining the club.

2006: Manchester City midfielder Joey Barton was fined £2,000 and warned as to his future conduct by the Football Association after admitting a charge of improper conduct and/or bringing the game into disrepute by dropping his shorts to Everton fans at Goodison Park.

2009: Leeds beat St Helens 18-10 in the Super League Grand Final at Old Trafford.

2011: Nigel Worthington confirmed he would step down as Northern Ireland manager after the following day's game against Italy.

2012: The United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) released a report which described seven-times Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong as a "serial cheat" who led "the most sophisticated, professionalised and successful doping programme that sport has ever seen". Armstrong was later stripped of all his Tour titles.

2013: Legendary India batsman Sachin Tendulkar announced he would retire from all forms of cricket after playing his 200th Test in November.

2015: Wales qualified for their first major tournament since 1958 by securing passage to Euro 2016, despite a 2-0 defeat in Bosnia-Herzegovina; Leeds beat Wigan 22-20 in the Grand Final to clinch the treble.

QUICK QUIZ BLITZ
1. Which Spanish and Italian clubs have both won the UEFA Super Cup five times?
2. Who won more races in the 2016 Formula One World Championship: Lewis Hamilton or Nico Rosberg?
3. In which sport do the Jaguars, Vikings and Rams play?
4. Where did Steve Bruce finish his playing career before turning his hand to management?
5. Which footballer currently holds the most England football caps with 125?

SPORT ON TV
Today (Tuesday, October 10)

SOCCER World Cup qualifier, Holland v Sweden - ITV4 1925; Portugal v Switzerland - Sky Sports Main Event 1940.

CRICKET: Day five of the second Test, South Africa v Bangladesh - Sky Sports Cricket 0855; Second Twenty20, India v Australia - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Cricket 1420.

TENNIS: ATP Tour, Shanghai Masters - Sky Sports Main Event 0600; WTA Tour, Prudential Hong Kong Tennis Open - BT Sport 1 0800.

CYCLING: Tour of Turkey, opening stage - Eurosport 1 1300.

Tomorrow (Wednesday, October 11)

TENNIS: ATP Tour, Shanghai Masters - Sky Sports Main Event 0600; WTA Tour, Prudential Hong Kong Tennis Open - BT Sport 1 0800.

CYCLING: Tour of Turkey, second stage - Eurosport 1 1300.

ICE HOCKEY: NHL, Washington Capitals v Pittsburgh Penguins - eir Sport 1 0030.

QUIZ ANSWERS
1. Barcelona and AC Milan
2. Lewis Hamilton
3. American Football
4. Sheffield United
5. Peter Shilton

 

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