On This Day - Nov 15 1974: Armagh star and All-Ireland winner Justin McNulty is born


1969: Liverpool v West Ham was the first football game to be shown in colour on BBC's Match of the Day programme. Liverpool won 2-0.

1987: The Australian Grand Prix in Adelaide formed a round of the world motor racing championship for the first time.

1989: Nigel Martyn became the first £1million goalkeeper when he moved from Bristol Rovers to Crystal Palace. He was sold to Leeds in the summer of 1996 for £2.25million and won international honours with England. He was forced to retire through injury in June 2006 while at Everton.

2000: Under the guidance of caretaker-manager Peter Taylor, a young England side, captained for the first time by David Beckham, lost 1-0 to Italy in Turin.

2004: London Olympic chiefs submitted the city's bid to host the 2012 Games. In July 2005, the International Olympic Committee awarded the Games to London.

2005: Wigan Warriors assistant coach Denis Betts resigned, bringing to an end a 19-year association with the club.

2006: Mike Newell kept his job as Luton manager but was severely reprimanded by the club after his high-profile verbal attack on female officials and chairman Bill Tomlins. Newell was sacked four months later, with the club struggling near the foot of the Championship.

2016: Long-standing McLaren boss Ron Dennis parted company with the British Formula One team after losing a bitter boardroom dispute with his fellow shareholders.

2016: Steven Gerrard left the LA Galaxy after his 18-month deal with the Major League Soccer side came to an end.


Andrew Castle (tennis) - former British number one, latterly a television presenter, born 1963.

Nigel Bond (snooker) - World Championship runner-up in 1995, born 1965.

Gus Poyet (soccer) - former Tottenham, Chelsea and Uruguay midfielder who is now a manager, born 1967.

Peter Martin (cricket) - former Lancashire and England bowler, born 1968.

Uwe Rosler (soccer) - former Manchester City and East Germany striker, currently Fleetwood manager, born 1968.

Justin McNulty (gaelic games): Armagh star and All-Ireland winner, born 1974

Lorena Ochoa (golf) - Mexican former women's world number one, born 1981.

Johnny Heitinga (soccer) - former Holland, Ajax and Everton defender, born 1983.

Fernando Verdasco (tennis) - Spanish former world number seven, born 1983.

Billy Twelvetrees (rugby union) - Gloucester and England centre/fly-half, born 1988.

Kevin Wimmer (soccer) - Stoke City and Austria defender, born 1992.

Paulo Dybala (soccer) - Juventus and Argentina forward, born 1993


1. Which country won UEFA Euro 2000?

2. Who did Joe Root score his first Test century against?

3. How many grand slam singles titles has Rafael Nadal won?

4. Omar McLeod is the reigning Olympic champion in which event?

5. The Detroit Pistons compete in which American sport?

(See quiz answers at bottom)


Today (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.

Tomorrow (Thursday, November 16)

SOCCER: A-League, Central Coast Mariners v Adelaide United - BT Sport 2 0845; The Emirates FA Cup, Billericay Town v Leatherhead - BT Sport 1 1930.

CRICKET: Test Cricket, India v Sri Lanka - Sky Sports Cricket 0350, Sky Sports Main Event 0445, Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Cricket 0600.

GOLF: European Tour, The DP World Tour Championship - Sky Sports Golf 0800, Sky Sports Main Event 1115; PGA Tour, The RSM Classic - Sky Sports Golf 1830; LPGA Tour, The CME Group Tour Championship - Sky Sports Golf 2130.

TENNIS: ATP World Tour Finals, O2 London - Sky Sports Main Event 1300, BBC Two England 1400.

GRIDIRON: NFL, Pittsburgh Steelers v Tennessee Titans - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Action 0030 (Fri).

BASKETBALL: NBA, Boston Celtics v Golden State Warriors - BT Sport 1 0100 (Fri).

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

SNOOKER: Shanghai Masters - Eurosport 1 1130.


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