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On This Day - October 16 2016: Munster head coach Anthony Foley passed away

The late Anthony Foley passed away in his sleep in a Paris hotel, aged 42-years-old. Munster were in the city preparing to face Racing 92. As a player, Foley was a member of the Munster side that won the 2002-03 Celtic League and was the captain during their 2005-06 Heineken Cup success. He also payed for Ireland from 1995 until 2005, captaining the squad on three occasions

 

ON THIS DAY

1920: Jockey Gordon Richards had his first ride at Lingfield Park. In a 21,843-race career that lasted until 1954, he won a record 4,870 races - 14 of them Classics. Richards was champion jockey a record 26 times.

1968: Britain's Lillian Board lost the Olympic 400 metres final by a narrow margin to France's Colette Besson, and US sprinters Tommie Smith and John Carlos gave their 'Black Power' salute on the winners' rostrum.

2001: Liverpool beat Dynamo Kiev 2-1 in a Champions League encounter in Ukraine just days after manager Gerard Houllier was rushed into hospital to undergo heart surgery.

2006: International Cricket Council chief executive Malcolm Speed confirmed Pakistan had withdrawn fast bowlers Shoaib Akhtar and Mohammad Asif from their squad for the ICC Champions Trophy following positive drug tests.

2011: English driver Dan Wheldon, 33, was killed in a crash at the Las Vegas Indy 300.

2012: England's World Cup qualifier against Poland was postponed by a day due to a waterlogged pitch in Warsaw. The Republic of Ireland beat the Faroe Islands 4-1, Wales lost 2-0 to Croatia, Scotland were beaten 2-0 by Belgium and Northern Ireland drew 1-1 with Portugal.

2014: Former France, Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham defender William Gallas retired at the age of 37.

2016: Munster head coach Anthony Foley, 42, died at the team hotel in Paris before their European Champions Cup tie against Racing 92.

BIRTHDAYS

Eoin Liston (GAA) - former Kerry footballer, and winner of seven All-Ireland SFC medals, born 1957.

Bob Cottam (cricket) - former England bowler and later bowling coach, also played for Hampshire and Northamptonshire, born 1944.

Terry Griffiths (snooker) - Wales' 1979 world champion, born 1947.

Mehmet Scholl (soccer) - former Bayern Munich and Germany midfielder, born 1970.

David Unsworth (soccer) - former Everton defender, who won one cap for England, born 1973.

Jacques Kallis (cricket) - former South Africa all-rounder, born 1975.

Frederic Michalak (rugby union) - France and Lyon fly-half, born 1982.

Casey Stoner (motor cycling) - 2007 and 2011 MotoGP world champion, born 1985.

Craig Pickering (athletics) - British sprinter who turned to bobsleigh, born 1986.

QUICK QUIZ

1. In the centre of which Cork town was a statue of Sam Maguire erected in 2002?

2. How many times did Jamie Vardy score when Leicester won the Premier League?

3. Who beat Serena Williams 7-5 6-4 to win the women's singles title at the French Open in 2016?

4. The Chicago Cubs won the World Series last year for the first time since what year?

5. Which county did Derry defeat in the 1989 All-Ireland MFC final?

(See answers at bottom)

SPORT ON TV

Today (Monday, October 16)

GAA: GAA 2017. Weekly highlights series with action from the weekend's GAA matches including various County Football and Hurling Finals from around the country - TG4 2000.

SOCCER: Premier League, Leicester v West Brom - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League 1900.

TENNIS: WTA, BGL BNP Paribas Luxembourg Open - BT Sport 1 1200, Kremlin Cup - BT Sport 2 1230.

SNOOKER: English Open - Eurosport 1 1245 and 1845.

AMERICAN FOOTBALL: NFL, Tennessee Titans v Indianapolis Colts - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Action 0115 (Tues).

BASEBALL: MLB, Game three of the American League Championship Series - BT Sport/ESPN 0100 (Tues).

Tomorrow (Tuesday, October 17)

GAA: Classic GAA, Clare v Waterford from 1998 - eir Sport 1 2145.

SOCCER: Champions League, Maribor v Liverpool - BT Sport/ESPN 1900, Real Madrid v Tottenham - BT Sport 2 1900, Manchester City v Napoli - eir Sport 1 1900.

TENNIS: WTA, Kremlin Cup - BT Sport 1 0900 and 1800, BGL BNP Paribas Luxembourg Open - BT Sport 2 0900.

SNOOKER: English Open - Eurosport 1 1245 and 1845.

BASEBALL: MLB, two post-season matches TBC - BT Sport/ESPN 2215 and 0100 (Wed).

BASKETBALL: NBA, Cleveland Cavaliers v Boston Celtics and Golden State Warriors v Houston Rockets - BT Sport 1 0100 (Wed) and 0330 (Wed).

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QUICK QUIZ answers: 1. Dunmanway; 2. 24; 3. Garbine Muguruza; 4. 1908; 5. Offaly.

 

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