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On this Day, January 24 2011: Sky Sports presenters Richard Keys and Andy Gray were stood down from duty

Former Sky Sports presenters Andy Gray (left) and Richard Keys  

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ON THIS DAY IN SPORT

1948: The BBC televised its first steeplechase horse race, with Sandown Park the venue.

1982: The San Francisco 49ers beat the Cincinnati Bengals 26-21 to win Super Bowl XVI. It was the first of five wins for the 49ers, who dominated American football in the 1980s.

1992: Monica Seles, then of Yugoslavia, won her second successive Australian Open title when she beat American Mary-Jo Fernandez 6-2 6-3.

2000: Rivaldo was voted Fifa's World Player of the Year ahead of David Beckham and Gabriel Batistuta.

2005: Former England captain Martin Johnson announced his retirement from all competitive rugby.

2007: Wales midfielder Simon Davies completed a move from Everton to Fulham for an undisclosed fee, ending an 18-month spell at Goodison Park.

2011: Sky Sports presenters Richard Keys and Andy Gray were stood down from duty following comments about referee's assistant Sian Massey. Gray was later sacked from his role with the broadcaster, with Keys resigning soon afterwards.

2014: Spain midfielder Juan Mata travelled to Manchester United to undergo a medical ahead of his £37.1million transfer from Chelsea.

2015: Tyrone beat Cavan by six points to capture their fourth McKenna Cup in succession. 

 

SPORT ON TV

Mary Lou Retton (gymnastics) - American who won five medals including one gold at the 1984 Olympics, born 1968.

Neil Johnson (cricket) - former Zimbabwe all-rounder, born 1970.

Rebecca Romero (rowing and cycling) - former rower who converted to cycling and won Olympic gold in Beijing, born 1980.

Shaun Maloney (soccer) - Former Celtic, Hull and Scotland forward, now a coach with Celtic, born 1983.

Michael Kightly (soccer) - Southend winger, born 1986.

Luis Suarez (soccer) - Barcelona and Uruguay striker, formerly with Liverpool, born 1987.

Ki Sung-yueng (soccer) - Swansea's South Korea midfielder, born 1989.

Becky Downie (gymnastics) - European Championship and Commonwealth Games gold medallist, born 1992.

 

QUICK QUIZ

1. Alexis Sanchez played which for which Italian club?

2. The Toronto Wolfpack play in which league?

3. Who did the Cleveland Cavaliers beat to win their first NBA championship?

4. At which Grand Prix did Valtteri Bottas achieve his first Formula One pole position?

5. How many Leinster hurling titles has Joe Canning won with Galway? 
Answers below

 

SPORT ON TV

Today (Wed, January 24)

SOCCER: Carabao Cup, Arsenal v Chelsea - Sky Sports Main Event 1930; Serie A, Lazio v Udinese - eir Sport 1 1725 and BT Sport 1 1730; Sampdoria v Roma - BT Sport 1 1930 and eir Sport 1 1940.

TENNIS: Australian Open - Eurosport 1 0000, 0200 & 0800 and Eurosport 2 0400.

CRICKET: South Africa v India, third Test - Sky Sports Cricket 0755 and Sky Sports Main Event 0800; Big Bash League, Sydney Thunder v Melbourne Renegades - BT Sport 2 0830; ICC Under-19s World Cup, New Zealand v Afghanistan - Sky Sports Cricket 2125 and Sky Sports Main Event 2300.

BASKETBALL: NBA, Los Angeles Clippers v Boston Celtics - BT Sport 2 0330 (Thu).

ICE HOCKEY: NHL, Calgary Flames v Los Angeles Kings - eir Sport 1 0300 (Thu).

BOWLS: World Indoor Championships - BBC Two 1310.

Tomorrow (Thurs, January 25)

SOCCER: A-League, Melbourne City FC v Newcastle Jets - BT Sport 1 0845.

TENNIS: Australian Open - Eurosport 1 0800.

CRICKET: South Africa v India, third Test - Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Cricket 0915; International T20, New Zealand v Pakistan - Sky Sports Cricket 0555; Big Bash League, Perth Scorchers v Adelaide Strikers - BT Sport 2 0830; ICC Under-19s World Cup, India v Bangladesh - Sky Sports Cricket 2125 and Sky Sports Main Event 0000 (Fri).

GOLF: European Tour, Omega Dubai Desert Classic - Sky Sports Golf 0400 & 1130 and Sky Sports Main Event 0515; PGA Tour, Farmers Insurance Open - Sky Sports Golf 1645 & 2000 and Sky Sports Main Event 1700 & 2000.

BOWLS: World Indoor Championships - BBC Two 1300.

BASKETBALL: NBA, Golden State Warriors v Minnesota Timberwolves - BT Sport 2 0330 (Fri).

ICE HOCKEY: NHL, Florida Panthers v Washington Capitals - eir Sport 1 0030 (Fri).

 

QUIZ ANSWERS

1. Udinese; 2. UK's Rugby Football League; 3. Golden State Warriors; 4. Bahrain in 2017; 5. Two.

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