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On This Day: Oct 27 1971: Olympic boxing gold medal winner Audley Harrison is born

Belfast heavyweight Martin Rogan celebrates after beating Audley Harrison in 2008. Olympic gold medallist Harrison turns 46 today 

ON THIS DAY

1863: The Football Association formed following a meeting of 11 representatives from interested clubs at the Freemasons Tavern, Lincoln's Inn Fields, London.

1997: Jacques Villeneuve was crowned Formula One world champion after Ferrari rival Michael Schumacher crashed out while attempting to take the Canadian out of the European Grand Prix at Jerez.

2004: West Brom parted company with manager Gary Megson after he confirmed he would quit at the end of the season.

2007: Juande Ramos resigned as Sevilla coach. He took over at Tottenham the following day.

2008: Tottenham announced the appointment of Harry Redknapp as manager following Ramos' dismissal.

2015: England lost the second Test against Pakistan by 178 runs in Dubai.

SPORTING BIRTHDAYS

Audley Harrison (boxing) - former professional boxer, who won Olympic gold in 2000, born 1971.

Steve Howey (soccer) - former Newcastle and Manchester City defender, born 1971.

Ronnie Irani (cricket) - retired former Essex captain and England all-rounder, born 1971.

Austin Healey (rugby union) - former England utility back, born 1973.

Cristian Chivu (soccer) - former Inter Milan and Romania defender, born 1980.

Nicola Adams (boxing) - British double Olympic gold medallist, born 1982.

Jefferson Farfan (soccer) - Peru's former Schalke and PSV Eindhoven forward, now at Lokomotiv Moscow, born 1984.

Kieran Read (rugby union) - New Zealand's World Cup-winning number eight, born 1985.

QUICK QUIZ BLITZ

1. How many clubs did Craig Bellamy play Premier League football for?

2. Which club have the biggest stadium in the Championship?

3. In which sport did the so-called Ice Bowl game take place where players competed in temperatures of ?'26c?

4. Which club has won the most rugby union Premiership titles with 10?

5. Which football club, whose fans are known as Gasheads, were founded as Black Arabs FC?

SPORT ON TV

Thursday, October 26

GOLF: World Golf Championships, HSBC Champions - Sky Sports Golf 0400, Sky Sports Main Event 0445; PGA Tour, Sanderson Farms Championship - Sky Sports Golf 1830.

CRICKET: First International T20, South Africa v Bangladesh - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Cricket 1600.

TENNIS: WTA, WTA Finals - BT Sport 1 0845 and 1215; ATP, ATP, Erste Bank Open - Sky Sports Action, Sky Sports Main Event 1200, The Swiss Indoors - Sky Sports Arena 1400.

CYCLING: Six Day London - Eurosport 1 1930.

AMERICAN FOOTBALL: NFL, Baltimore Ravens v Miami Dolphins - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Action 0030 (Fri).

BASKETBALL: NBA, Milwaukee Bucks v Boston Celtics - BT Sport 1 0100 (Fri), Sacramento Kings v New Orleans Pelicans - BT Sport 1 0330 (Fri).

DARTS: European Championship - eir Sport 1 1245 and 1900, ITV4 1900.

Friday, October 27

SOCCER: Sky Bet Championship, Leeds v Sheffield United - Sky Sports Main Event 1900; Ligue 1, Paris St Germain v Nice - BT Sport 2 1930; A-League, Sydney FC v Perth Glory - BT Sport 2 0945.

RUGBY LEAGUE: World Cup, Australia v England - BBC Two England, 0900.

RUGBY UNION: Aviva Premiership, Sale v Exeter - BT Sport 1 1900; Guinness PRO14, Ospreys v Dragons - BBC Two Wales 1930; NPC Rugby Championship final, TBC v TBC - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Action 0730.

GOLF: World Golf Championships, HSBC Champions - Sky Sports Golf, Sky Sports Main Event 0400; PGA Tour, Sanderson Farms Championship - Sky Sports Golf 1830.

MOTOR RACING: Formula One, Mexico Grand Prix practice - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports F1 1545, Sky Sports F1 1945.

TENNIS: WTA, WTA Finals - BT Sport 1 0845 and 1215; ATP, Erste Bank Open - Sky Sports Arena, Sky Sports Main Event 1200, The Swiss Indoors - Sky Sports Action 1400.

CYCLING: Six Day London - Eurosport 1 1930.

BASEBALL: MLB, World Series game three, Houston Astros v LA Dodgers - BT Sport 1 0030 (Sat).

DARTS: European Championship - eir Sport 1 1245 and 1900, ITV4 1900.

ICE HOCKEY: NHL, Chicago Blackhawks v Nashville Predators - eir Sport 1 0130 (Sat).

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QUICK QUIZ Answers: 1. Seven (Coventry City, Newcastle United, Blackburn Rovers, Liverpool, West Ham United, Manchester City, and Cardiff City); 2. Sunderland (48,707); 3. American Football; 4. Leicester Tigers; 5. Bristol Rovers.

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