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On this Day, November 14 2000: Roy Keane was nominated for the European Footballer of the Year award

Roy Keane was nominated for the European Footballer of the Year award in November 2000 

ON THIS DAY IN SPORT

1973: Bobby Moore bowed out of international football after making his 108th appearance for England against Italy at Wembley in a 1-0 defeat.

1989: Former Manchester United assistant manager Jimmy Murphy died at the age of 79.

2000: Manchester United had six players nominated for the European Footballer of the Year award - Fabien Barthez, Roy Keane, Ryan Giggs, Jaap Stam, Paul Scholes and David Beckham. Portugal star Luis Figo pipped them all. Beckham was 10th.

2003: Manchester United plc shareholders were assured by chief executive David Gill that the club did not need, nor would welcome, a takeover at the club's annual general meeting. Malcolm Glazer bought a controlling stake in the club in May 2005.

2006: England batsman Marcus Trescothick returned from the Ashes tour of Australia, before the first Test, because of a recurrence of his stress-related illness. Trescothick had left the tour to India with a similar problem earlier in the year.

2006: Yorkshire announced Chris Adams had decided to stay at Sussex, despite having signed a four-year contract as captain and director of cricket at Headingley a fortnight earlier.

2010: Sebastian Vettel secured the Formula One drivers' championship after the Red Bull driver won the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

2012: English Football Association chairman David Bernstein said in a statement that claims made by a representative of the Society of Black Lawyers that the FA is "institutionally racist" are "ill-informed and unhelpful" after a police investigation into alleged comments made by referee Mark Clattenburg during a match between Chelsea and Manchester United was dropped due to a lack of evidence.

2013: Sachin Tendulkar took the field for his 200th and final Test match against the West Indies in Mumbai and ended the day 38 not out. He eventually went on to make 74 in what would prove to be his last international innings.

2016: Yorkshire appointed Andrew Gale as Jason Gillespie's successor as first-team coach, a decision that marked the end of the 32-year-old Yorkshire captain's playing career.

 

SPORT BIRTHDAYS

Chris Woods (soccer) - former Norwich, Rangers and England goalkeeper, now goalkeeping coach at West Ham, born 1959.

Keith Curle (soccer) - former England defender, now manager of Carlisle, born 1963.

Adam Gilchrist (cricket) - former Australia wicketkeeper, born 1971.

Thomas Vermaelen (soccer) - Barcelona and Belgium defender, formerly of Arsenal, born 1985.

Vlad Chiriches (soccer) - Napoli and Romania defender, formerly with Tottenham, born 1989.

Jake Livermore (soccer) - West Brom and England midfielder, born 1989.

 

QUICK QUIZ

1. On which island was Cristiano Ronaldo born?

2. Who has won the Wimbledon singles title more: Serena Williams or Martina Navratilova?

3. Which former England cricketer, who played between 1982-1992, was born in Nairobi, Kenya?

4. British road cyclists Chris Froome and Geraint Thomas ride for which team?

5. Which three NHL teams call California home?
Answers below

 

 

SPORT ON TV

Today (Tuesday, November 14)

SOCCER: European Under-21 Championship qualifier, Wales v Romania - S4C 1745, Norway v Republic of Ireland - eir Sport 1 1755; International friendly, England v Brazil - ITV 1930, Wales v Panama - BBC Two Wales 1930, Germany v France - BT Sport 1 1930; World Cup qualifying play-off second leg, Republic of Ireland v Denmark - Sky Sports Main Event 1930.

TENNIS: ATP World Tour Finals, O2 London - Sky Sports Main Event 1200, 1800, BBC Two England 1400.

BASKETBALL: NBA, Houston Rockets v Toronto Raptors - BT Sport 1 0100 (Wed).

DARTS: Grand Slam of Darts, Wolverhampton Civic Hall - Sky Sports Action 1900, Sky Sports Main Event 2200.

SNOOKER: Shanghai Masters - Eurosport 1 0630, 1130.

Tomorrow (Wednesday, November 15)

SOCCER: The Emirates FA Cup, Tranmere Rovers v Peterborough United - BT Sport 1 1930.

CRICKET: CSA T20 Challenge, Knights v Titans - Sky Sports Cricket 1555, Sky Sports Main Event 1600; Test Cricket, India v Sri Lanka - Sky Sports Cricket 0350, Sky Sports Main Event 0400.

TENNIS: ATP World Tour Finals, O2 London - Sky Sports Main Event 1200, BBC Two England 1400.

BASKETBALL: NBA, Minnesota Timberwolves v San Antonio Spurs - BT Sport 1 0100 (Thu).

DARTS: Grand Slam of Darts, Wolverhampton Civic Hall - Sky Sports Main Event 1930.

ICE HOCKEY: NHL, Chicago Blackhawks v New York Rangers - eir Sport 1 0100 (Thu).

SNOOKER: Shanghai Masters - Eurosport 1 0630, 1130.

 

 

QUIZ ANSWERS 

1. Madeira; 2. Martina Navratilova (9); 3. Derek Pringle; 4. Team Sky; 5. Los Angeles Kings, Anaheim Ducks and San Jose Sharks

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