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On this Day - November 23, 2008: Ricky Hatton stops Paulie Malignaggi in Las Vegas

Nine years ago, Ricky Hatton beat Paulie Malignaggi at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas
Neil Loughran

ON THIS DAY

1755: Thomas Lord, the man who developed the world famous Lord's ground at St John's Wood, London, in 1814, was born.

1990: The Football Association fined Aston Villa's Republic of Ireland star Paul McGrath £8,500 for comments he made about Manchester United boss Alex Ferguson in a newspaper article.

2005: Middlesbrough's Portuguese defender Abel Xavier was suspended for 18 months by FIFA after testing positive for methandienone, a performance-enhancing drug. The ban was later reduced to 12 months by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

2007: Steve Bruce was confirmed as Wigan's new manager.

2008: Ricky Hatton won his light-welterweight bout with Paulie Malignaggi after the American's corner retired him in the 11th round.

2012: Mark Hughes was sacked as manager of QPR following a run of 12 games without a victory at the start of the Barclays Premier League season.

2014: Lewis Hamilton claimed his second Formula One world championship with victory at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

BIRTHDAYS

Frank Worthington (soccer) - Halifax-born, widely travelled former England international forward, born 1948.

Merv Hughes (cricket) - colourful former Australia fast bowler, born 1961.

Kevin Gallacher (soccer) - former Blackburn and Scotland striker, born 1966.

Gary Kirsten (cricket) - ex-South Africa batsman and former India and South Africa coach, born 1967.

Rob Denmark (athletics) - European Cup 3,000 metres gold medal winner in 1993, born 1968.

Alf-Inge Haaland (soccer) - former Manchester City, Nottingham Forest, Leeds and Norway defender, born 1972.

Thomas Gaardsoe (soccer) - former West Brom and Denmark defender, born 1979.

Asafa Powell (athletics) - Jamaican former 100m world-record holder, born 1982.

QUICK QUIZ BLITZ

1. Who scored injury time goals for Manchester United when they beat Bayern Munich 2-1 in the 1999 Champions League final?

2. Which two countries gained Test status from the International Cricket Council in June 2017?

3. Which rugby union side are known as the Tigers?

4. When was the Uefa Cup Winners' Cup abolished: 1998, 1999 or 2000?

5. Who scored in 11 consecutive Premier League matches in the 2015-16 Premier League season?

TODAY’S TV

SOCCER: Europa League, Cologne v Arsenal - BT Sport 2, 1730; Everton v Atalanta - BT Sport 2, 2000; Astana v Villarreal - BT Sport/ESPN, 1600; Athletic Bilbao v Hertha Berlin - eir Sport 1, 1755; Ostersunds v Zorya Luhansk - BT Sport/ESPN, 1800; Braga v Hoffenheim - BT Sport/ESPN, 2000; AC Milan v Austria Vienna - eir Sport 1, 2000; A-League, Newcastle Jets v Melbourne Victory - BT Sport/ESPN, 0845.

CRICKET: Ashes, First Test, Australia v England, Day 2 - BT Sport 1, 2330; Second Test, India v Sri Lanka, Day 1 - Sky Sports Cricket, 0350 (Fri).

AMERICAN FOOTBALL: NFL, Detroit Lions v Minnesota Vikings - Sky Sports Main Event/Sky Sports Action, 1700; Dallas Cowboys v Los Angeles Chargers - Sky Sports Main Event/Sky Sports Action, 2100; Washington Redskins v New York Giants - Sky Sports Main Event/Sky Sports Action, 0100 (Fri).

SNOOKER: Northern Ireland Open - Eurosport 1, 1245.

CURLING: European Championships - Eurosport 1, 0800.

HOCKEY: Women's Hockey World League Final, Quarter-finals - BT Sport 2, 0700

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QUICK QUIZ BLITZ ANSWERS

Answers 1: Teddy Sheringham and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer 2. Ireland and Afghanistan; 3. Leicester; 4. 1999; 5. Jamie Vardy

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