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On This Day - Jan 27 1972: Which Ireland rugby captain was born on that date?.

ON THIS DAY 

1913: American athlete Jim Thorpe was stripped of his pentathlon and decathlon gold medals from the 1912 Stockholm Olympics after it was discovered he had been paid for playing baseball a couple of years earlier.

1991: In Super Bowl XXV, the New York Giants beat the Buffalo Bills 20-19 to record the only one-point win in the event's history.

1999: Sunderland offered free admission and attracted 33,517 supporters for a reserve fixture against Liverpool.

2004: Sevilla forward Jose Antonio Reyes signed for Arsenal.

2006: Robbie Fowler rejoined Liverpool from Manchester City on a free transfer.

2010: Manchester United beat Manchester City 3-1 in their Carling Cup semi-final second leg at Old Trafford for a 4-3 aggregate success.

2011: Manchester United goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar announced he would retire at the end of the season.

2013: Novak Djokovic beat Andy Murray 6-7 7-6 6-3 6-2 to win the Australian Open.

2017: Phil Taylor announced his darts career would end after the 2018 World Championship. Taylor eventually finished runner-up at Alexandra Palace.

BIRTHDAYS

Hugh Porter (cycling) - four-time track world champion, born 1940.

Mike Newell (soccer) - former Blackburn striker. Previously manager of Hartlepool, Luton and Grimsby, born 1965.

Dean Headley (cricket) - former England and Kent seam bowler, born 1970.

Keith Wood (rugby union) - former Ireland hooker and captain, born 1972.

Nathan Blake (soccer) - former Wolves, Bolton, Cardiff and Wales striker, born 1972.

Chaminda Vaas (cricket) - former Sri Lanka seam bowler, born 1974.

Daniel Vettori (cricket) - former New Zealand spinner and captain, born 1979.

Marat Safin (tennis) - Russian winner of the 2000 US Open and 2005 Australian Open, born 1980.

Tony Woodcock (rugby union) - New Zealand's double World Cup-winning prop, born 1981.

QUICK QUIZ

1 Boxer Roy Jones Jr won which medal in the light middleweight division at the 1988 Summer Olympics?

2 Who did Gary Cahill play for before joining Chelsea in 2012?

3 Who did Pep Guardiola replace as coach at Bayern Munich in 2013?

4 Who will play in the GAA Dr McKenna Cup final in February 2018?

5 Where is Belfast boxer Michael Conlan due to fight in March 2018?

(See quiz answers at bottom)

SPORT ON TV

Today (Saturday, January 27)

SOCCER: FA Cup fourth round, Peterborough v Leicester - BT Sport 2 1200; Middlesbrough v Brighton - eir Sport 1 1450; Newport v Tottenham - BT Sport 2 1700; Liverpool v West Brom - BT Sport 2 1900; Serie A, Chievo v Juventus - BT Sport 1 1930.

TENNIS: Australian Open - Eurosport 1 0800 & 1100.

CRICKET: South Africa v India, third Test - Sky Sports Cricket 0755 and Sky Sports Main Event 1300; Big Bash League, Brisbane Heat v Melbourne Renegades - BT Sport 2 0500; ICC Under-19s World Cup - Sky Sports Cricket 2125; Women's Big Bash, Melbourne Stars v Hobart Hurricanes - BT Sport 2 0115.

RUGBY UNION: Top 14, Toulon v Bordeaux - Sky Sports Action 1340; Castres v Racing 92 - Sky Sports Action 1940; HSBC Women's World Rugby Sevens - Sky Sports Main Event 0700, 0000 & 0325 (Sun) and Sky Sports Action 0700, 2150 & 0325 (Sun).

GOLF: European Tour, Omega Dubai Desert Classic - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Golf 0830; PGA Tour, Farmers Insurance Open - Sky Sports Golf 1900 and Sky Sports Main Event (1930).

MOTORSPORT: Monte Carlo Rally - BT Sport 1 1200.

HORSE RACING: From Cheltenham - ITV4 1330.

CYCLING: Six Day Berlin - Eurosport 2 2015.

DARTS: The Masters - ITV4 1900.

BOWLS: World Indoor Championships - BBC One 1430.

Tomorrow (Sunday, January 28)

SOCCER: FA Cup fourth round, Chelsea v Newcastle - BT Sport 2 1300; Cardiff v Manchester City - BBC One 1535 and eir Sport 1 1550; Scottish Premiership, Ross County v Rangers - Sky Sports Main Event 1330; La Liga, Sevilla v Getafe - Sky Sports Main Event 1730; Barcelona v Alaves - Sky Sports Main Event 1940; Bundesliga, Bayer Leverkusen v FSV Mainz 05 - BT Sport 1 1415; Hannover 96 v VfL Wolfsburg - BT Sport 1 1700; Ligue 1, Marseille v Monaco - BT Sport 1 2945; Bordeaux v Lyon - BT Sport 2 1600.

TENNIS: Australian Open - Eurosport 1 0500 & 0800.

CRICKET: Fifth ODI, Australia v England - BT Sport 1 0300; South Africa v India, third Test - Sky Sports Cricket 0915; International T20, New Zealand v Pakistan - Sky Sports Cricket 0555; ICC Under-19s World Cup - Sky Sports Cricket 2125.

RUGBY UNION: HSBC Sevens World Series - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Action 0600.

GOLF: European Tour, Omega Dubai Desert Classic - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Golf 0830; PGA Tour, Farmers Insurance Open - Sky Sports Golf 1800 & 2145.

GRIDIRON: NFL, Pro Bowl - Sky Sports Action 1930 and Sky Sports Main Event 0000 (Mon).

BASKETBALL: NBA, Chicago Bulls v Milwaukee Bucks - BT Sport 2 2030; Oklahoma City Thunder v Philadelphia 76ers - BT Sport 2 2300.

BOWLS: World Indoor Championships - BBC Two 1430.

DARTS: The Masters - ITV4 1245 & 1900 and eir Sport 1 1245.

MOTORSPORT: Monte Carlo Rally - BT Sport 2 1100.

QUICK QUIZ answers: 1 Silver 2 Bolton 3 Jupp Heynckes 4 Tyrone v Donegal 5 Madison Square Garden.

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