On this Day, November 29 2011: Republic of Ireland manager Giovanni Trapattoni signed a contract extension

Giovanni Trapattoni agreed to lead Ireland into the qualifying campaign for the 2014 World Cup  


1897: Charles Jarrott, riding a Fournier, won the first motorcycle race around a track at Sheen House, Richmond.

1975: British racing driver Graham Hill was killed when the light aircraft he was piloting crashed onto Arkley golf course near Elstree in Hertfordshire. Also killed was Tony Brise, a promising young driver who was to spearhead Hill's new Embassy team.

2000: Stoke suffered their heaviest home defeat in 97 years, losing 8-0 to Liverpool in the League Cup.

2002: Martin Edwards resigned as non-executive director of Manchester United plc and announced he would leave his post as chairman at the end of the season.

2006: England rugby's head coach Andy Robinson stood down after a record of nine wins and 13 losses during his two years in charge.

2010: England drew the first Test against Australia at the Gabba in Brisbane. They went on to take the series 3-1 for their first Ashes success Down Under since 1986-87.

2011: Acting chief executive Martyn Thomas left the Rugby Football Union with immediate effect, having been criticised in the report into the hiring and firing of former chief executive John Steele. Stephen Brown took over in a temporary capacity.

2011: Republic of Ireland football manager Giovanni Trapattoni signed a contract extension running until the 2014 World Cup. The Italian left his post in September 2013.

2015: Great Britain won the Davis Cup for the first time since 1936 as Andy Murray inspired a 3-1 success against Belgium.

2016: A plane carrying 22 players from the Serie A football team Chapecoense, along with 23 coaching and other staff, two guests and 21 journalists, crashed in Colombia killing 71 of 77 people on board.



Santiago Luna (golf) - Spanish player, born 1962.

Ken Monkou (soccer) - former Southampton and Chelsea defender, born 1964.

Kasey Keller (soccer) - former Fulham, Tottenham and United States goalkeeper, born 1969.

Pierre van Hooijdonk (soccer) - former Holland, Celtic and Nottingham Forest striker, born 1969.

Mark Pembridge (soccer) - former Derby, Sheffield Wednesday, Everton and Wales midfielder, born 1970.

Ryan Giggs (soccer) - former Manchester United and Wales winger, born 1973.

Younis Khan (cricket) - former Pakistan captain and batsman, born 1977.

John Mensah (soccer) - former Sunderland defender, now playing in Sweden for AFC United, born 1982.

Becky James (cycling) - former professional cyclist, a double world champion and Olympic silver medallist on the track, born 1991.



1. Which famously no-nonsense Premier League manager appeared on film supposedly teaching his players how to knit this week?

2. Who broke the course record at St Andrews in October?

3. The Canucks are an NHL team based in which Canadian city?

4. How many times did Adam Peaty break his own 100m breaststroke record at the 2016 Rio Olympics?

5. Royal Athlete won the Grand National in which year of the 1990s?
Answers below



Today (Wednesday, November 29)

SOCCER: Premier League, Everton v West Ham - BT Sport 1; Scottish Premiership, Rangers v Aberdeen - Sky Sports Main Event 1930; Ligue 1, Nantes v Monaco and Paris St Germain v Troyes - eir Sport 1 1745 and 2000.

NETBALL: England v Malawi, third Test - Sky Sports Action 1930.

BASKETBALL: NBA, Los Angeles Lakers v Golden State Warriors - BT Sport 1 0330 (Thur).

ICE HOCKEY: NHL, Montreal Canadiens v Ottawa Senators - eir Sport 1 0030 (Thur).

Tomorrow (Thursday, November 30)

CRICKET: New Zealand v West Indies, first Test - Sky Sports Cricket 2155, Sky Sports Main Event 2200 and 0450 (Fri).

GOLF: European Tour, AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Golf 0630 and 1030; PGA Tour, Hero World Challenge - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Golf 1730.

AMERICAN FOOTBALL: NFL, Dallas Cowboys v Washington Redskins - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Action 0030 (Fri).

BASKETBALL: NBA, Portland Trail Blazers v Milwaukee Bucks - BT Sport 1 0300 (Fri).

ICE HOCKEY: NHL, Edmonton Oilers v Toronto Maple Leafs - eir Sport 1 0200 (Fri).



1. Arsene Wenger in a Save The Children campaign skit; 2. Ross Fisher; 3. Vancouver 4. Twice (once in the heats and again in the final) 5. 1995.



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