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On this day - December 7, 1980: Former Chelsea captain John Terry was born

Former Chelsea captain John Terry turns 37 today

BIRTHDAYS

Colin Hendry (soccer) - former Manchester City, Blackburn and Scotland defender, who managed Blackpool and Clyde, born 1965.

David Hirst (soccer) - former Sheffield Wednesday, Southampton and England striker, born 1967.

Chris Joynt (rugby league) - former St Helens and Great Britain forward, born 1971.

Fabien Pelous (rugby union) - former France and Toulouse lock, born 1973.

Luke Donald (golf) - England's former world number one and four-time Ryder Cup winner, born 1977.

John Terry (soccer) - Chelsea and former England captain, born 1980.

Robert Kubica (motor racing) - Polish former Formula One and rally driver, born 1984.

ON THIS DAY

1990: Record-breaking National Hunt trainer Martin Pipe saddled the 1,000th winner of his career when Catch The Cross came home first at Kempton.

1990: The smallest crowd - 625 people - ever to watch a Fourth Division match turned out to see Scarborough take on Wrexham at Seamer Road.

1997: Former Leeds and Scotland midfielder Billy Bremner died at the age of 54.

1999: The qualifying groups for the 2002 World Cup were drawn in Tokyo. England came up against Germany - the side who knocked them out of Euro 96 - as well as Finland, Greece and Albania. England famously beat Germany 5-1 in Munich in September 2001.

2004: Glenn Hoddle was appointed manager of Wolves.

2009: Silverstone agreed a new 17-year deal to host the British Grand Prix after Donington Park lost the rights.

2010: England won the second Ashes Test in Adelaide by an innings and 71 runs to take a 1-0 lead in the five-match series.

2011: Manchester United and Manchester City both crashed out of the Champions League in the group stages after being defeated by Basle and Bayern Munich respectively.

2014: Ronnie O'Sullivan fended off a dramatic Judd Trump comeback to win the UK Championship. A 10-9 victory gave 39-year-old O'Sullivan, who came to the tournament at York's Barbican Centre with a broken ankle, his fifth UK title - but he was made to sweat after leading 9-4.

QUICK QUIZ BLITZ

1. Which cricketer is England's all-time record Test runscorer?

2. Which Championship club play at the Molineux Stadium?

3. Who made up the gold medal-winning quartet in the men's 400m relay at the Tokyo World Championships in 1991?

4. The Pittsburgh Penguins are a team in which American league?

5. Stoke suffered their heaviest home defeat in 97 years in the League Cup in 2000. But how many goals did their opponents Liverpool score?

TODAY’S TV LISTINGS

SOCCER: Europa League, Apollon Limassol v Everton - BT Sport 2, 1730; Arsenal v BATE Borisov - BT Sport 2, 2000; Austria Vienna v AEK Athens - eir Sport 1, 1755; Slavia Prague v Astana - BT Sport/ESPN, 1800; Zorya Luhansk v Athletic Bilbao - BT Sport/ESPN, 2000; Red Star Belgrade v Cologne - eir Sport 1, 2000.

RUGBY UNION: Varsity Match, Oxford v Cambridge - BBC Two England, 1445.

GOLF: European Tour, The Joburg Open - Sky Sports Main Event & Sky Sports Golf, 0830; Ladies European Tour, Omega Dubai Ladies Classic - Sky Sports Golf, 1030.

SNOOKER: UK Championship - BBC Two & Eurosport 1, 1300.

AMERICAN FOOTBALL: NFL, Atlanta Falcons v New Orleans Saints - Sky Sports Main Event/Sky Sports Action, 0030 (Fri).

BASKETBALL: NBA, Philadelphia 76ers v Los Angeles Lakers - BT Sport 1, 0100 (Fri); Utah Jazz v Houston Rockets - BT Sport 1, 0330.

HOCKEY: World League, TBA v TBA - BT Sport 2, 1130; TBA v TBA - BT Sport 2, 1345.

ICE HOCKEY: NHL, Tampa Bay Lightning v Colorado Avalanche - eir Sport 1, 0030 (Fri).

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QUICK QUIZ BLITZ ANSWERS

1. Alastair Cook; 2. Wolverhampton Wanderers; 3. Kris Akabusi, Roger Black, Derek Redmond and John Regis; 4. NHL; 5. Eight.

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