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On This Day - Jan 13 2006: Steve Staunton is appointed manager of the Republic of Ireland

Steve Staunton in his playing days, in a race to be fit to face Macedonia in the Republic of Ireland's crunch World Cup qualifier

ON THIS DAY

1832: Thomas Lord, the founder of Lord's Cricket Ground, died at the age of 76.

1974: The Miami Dolphins beat the Minnesota Vikings 24-7 at Houston to win their second consecutive Super Bowl.

1990: Brothers Alan and Gary Kelly lined up as opposing goalkeepers for Preston and Bury in the Football League. Their father, Alan, was also once Preston goalkeeper.

2002: Australian haemophiliac Tony David became one of darts' more unlikely heroes when he captured the Embassy World Championship title with a 6-4 victory over Mervyn King at Frimley Green.

2004: Arsenal and England goalkeeper David Seaman announced his retirement from football.

2006: Steve Staunton was appointed manager of the Republic of Ireland.

2007: Angered by David Beckham's decision to sign a pre-contract agreement with the Los Angeles Galaxy, then Real Madrid coach Fabio Capello said the former England captain would not play again for the Spanish club. Capello later recalled Beckham to the Real squad.

2009: Australia opener Matthew Hayden announced his retirement from Test cricket at the age of 37. He played in 103 Tests, made 30 centuries and finished with an average of 50.73.

2013: Scott Waites cruised to his first BDO World Championship title after beating Tony O'Shea 7-1 in a one-sided final.

2014: Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo won the Ballon d'Or ahead of Barcelona's Lionel Messi - winner of the previous four awards - and Franck Ribery of Bayern Munich.

2016: Tyrone beat Antrim in a third round Dr McKenna Cup tie. Niall Morgan, in goal for the Red Hands, scored 0-3 in a 2-9 to 0-6 win at Healy Park.

BIRTHDAYS

Jake Dillon (GAA) - Half forward for the Waterford hurlers, born 1993.

Jamie Coughlan (GAA) – Corner forward with the Cork hurlers, born 1992.

Tord Grip (soccer) - Former England and Manchester City assistant coach under Sven-Goran Eriksson, born 1938.

Mark O'Meara (golf) - American former Ryder Cup player and two-time major winner, born 1957.

Ronan Rafferty (golf) - Northern Irish former Ryder Cup player, born 1964.

Mike Whitlow (soccer) - Former Bolton and Sheffield United defender, born 1968.

Stephen Hendry (snooker) - Seven-time world champion, now retired, born 1969.

Mark Bosnich (soccer) - Former Australia and Aston Villa goalkeeper, born 1972.

Guillermo Coria (tennis) - Argentinian runner-up at 2004 French Open, born 1982.

Kamran Akmal (cricket) - Pakistan wicketkeeper, born 1982.

Max Whitlock (gymnastics) - Britain's first Olympic gold medallist in artistic gymnastics, winning the men's floor and pommel horse exercises at Rio 2016, born 1993.

QUICK QUIZ

1 With which two Irish League clubs did former Donegal GAA star Brendan Devenney play?

2 What is the name of the main court at the Australian Open, named after a former world number one?

3 How many majors did Jack Nicklaus win?

4 Which Olympics was the first to have a marathon distance set at 42,195 metres?

5 With which basketball team did Kerry GAA star Kieran Donaghy win a National Cup title in 2005?

(See quiz answers at bottom)

SPORT ON TV

Today (Saturday, January 13)

SOCCER: Premier League, Tottenham v Everton - BT Sport 1 1700; Sky Bet Championship, Cardiff v Sunderland - Sky Sports Main Event 1200; Nottingham Forest v Aston Villa - Sky Sports Main Event 1715.

RUGBY UNION: European Champions Cup, Ulster v La Rochelle and Harlequins v Wasps - Sky Sports Action 1230 and 1700; Exeter v Montpellier - BT Sport 2 1500.

CRICKET: First one-day international, Australia v England - BT Sport 1 0300 (Sun); Second Test, South Africa v India - Sky Sports Cricket

0825 and Sky Sports Main Event 0830; Big Bash League, Sydney Sixers v Sydney Thunder - BT Sport 2 0815.

GOLF: European Tour, SA Open - Sky Sports Golf 1000; PGA Tour, Sony Open - Sky Sports Golf 0000 (Sun); EurAsia Cup - Sky Sports Golf 0600 and 0330 (Sun).

TENNIS: ATP, Sydney International - Eurosport 1 0800; WTA, Sydney International - BT Sport 1 0600.

ATHLETICS: Great Edinburgh Cross Country - BBC 1 1315.

DARTS: BDO World Championship - Channel 4 1400 and BT Sport 2 1845.

HORSE RACING: From Kempton - ITV4 1330.

GRIDIRON: NFL, NFC Divisional play-off Philadelphia Eagles v New Orleans Saints - Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Action 2100;

AFC Divisional play-off New England Patriots v Tennessee Titans - Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Action 0100 (Sun).

BASKETBALL: NBA, Charlotte Hornets v Oklahoma City Thunder - BT Sport 1 2200.

SKIING: World Cup Alpine, Austria - Eurosport 1 1000; World Cup Alpine, Switzerland - Eurosport 1 1115; World Cup freestyle,

Switzerland - Eurosport 2 1000; World Cup freestyle, USA - Eurosport 2 1630; World Cup cross-country, Germany - Eurosport 2 1130; World Cup biathlon, Germany - Eurosport 2 1315; World Cup Nordic combined, Italy - Eurosport 2 1500; World Cup ski jumping, Germany - Eurosport 1 1300; World Cup snowboard, USA - Eurosport 2 2000.

Tomorrow (Sunday, January 14)

SOCCER: Premier League, Bournemouth v Arsenal - Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League 1230; Liverpool v Manchester City - Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League 1530; Bundesliga, Cologne v Borussia Monchengladbach - BT Sport 2 1415; Ligue 1, St Etienne v Toulouse - BT Sport 1 1400 and BT Sport/ESPN 1600.

TENNIS: Australian Open - Eurosport 1 and 2 0000 (Mon) and Eurosport 2 0400 (Mon).

RUGBY UNION: European Champions Cup, Toulon v Benetton Rugby and Castres v Leicester Tigers- Sky Sports Action 1245 and 1515, BT Sport 2 1715.

CRICKET: Second Test, South Africa v India - Sky Sports Cricket 0825, Sky Sports Main Event 0900; Under-19 World Cup, England v Namibia - Sky Sports Cricket 2125.

GOLF: European Tour, SA Open - Sky Sports Golf 1000; PGA Tour, Sony Open - Sky Sports Golf 2300; EurAsia Cup - Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Golf 0600.

SNOOKER: The Masters - BBC 2 1300, Eurosport 2 1300 and 1845.

DARTS: BDO World Championship - BT Sport 1 1600 and Channel 4 1615.

GRIDIRON: NFL, AFC Divisional play-off, Pittsburgh Steelers v Jacksonville Jaguars - Sky Sports Action 1730; NFC Divisional play-off, Minnesota Vikings v Atlanta Falcons - Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Action 2100.

BASKETBALL: NBA, New York Knicks v Golden State Warriors - BT Sport 1 2030.

SKIING: World Cup Nordic combined, Italy - Eurosport 2 0845; World Cup Alpine, Switzerland - Eurosport 1 0845 and 1145; World Cup Alpine, Austria - Eurosport 2 1000; World Cup biathlon, Germany - Eurosport 1 1100; World Cup ski jumping, Germany - Eurosport 1 1315.

QUICK QUIZ answers: 1 Limavady United and Portadown; 2 Rod Laver Arena; 3 18; 4 The 1924 Games in Paris; 5 Tralee Tigers.

 

 

 

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