On This Day - Feb 9 2009: 2009: Champion jockey Tony McCoy recorded his 3,000th jumps winner aboard Restless D'Artaix

Tony McCoy with his Lifetime Achievement Award during Sports Personality of the Year 2015 at the SSE Arena, Belfast Picture by Niall Carson/PA


1998: Lawrie McMenemy, out of football since resigning after his second spell as Southampton manager, became the first non-Ulsterman to manage Northern Ireland. Joe Jordan and Pat Jennings were named as his assistants. McMenemy resigned two years later.

2006: Former England manager Ron Greenwood died at the age of 84 after a long illness. Greenwood, who also managed West Ham, was in charge of England at the 1982 World Cup finals.

2009: Champion jockey Tony McCoy recorded his 3,000th jumps winner aboard Restless D'Artaix at Plumpton.

2009: Two Premier League managers left their post as first Tony Adams was sacked as Portsmouth boss, before Luiz Felipe Scolari was dismissed by Chelsea.

2012: The Football Association confirmed Stuart Pearce would take temporary charge of the England team for the friendly against Holland on February 29 following the resignation of Fabio Capello. Roy Hodgson was appointed as Capello's permanent successor in May of that year.

2014: Jenny Jones won Great Britain's first Winter Olympic medal on snow when she finished third in the snowboard slopestyle event in Sochi.

2016: Former Ireland and Lions captain Paul O'Connell announced his retirement from rugby with immediate effect due to injury.


Bernard Gallacher (golf) - played in eight Ryder Cups and succeeded Tony Jacklin as non-playing European captain, born 1949.

Gordon Strachan (soccer) - former Scotland manager and ex-Aberdeen, Manchester United, Leeds and Scotland midfielder, born 1957.

Sandy Lyle (golf) - Scottish former Open and Masters champion, born 1958.

Dewi Morris (rugby union) - former England and Lions scrum-half, born 1964.

Glenn McGrath (cricket) - former Australia pace bowler who claimed 563 Test wickets, born 1970.

Darren Ferguson (soccer) - Doncaster manager and son of Manchester United boss Sir Alex, born 1972.

Jordi Cruyff (soccer) - former Manchester United and Holland forward, born 1974.

Angelos Charisteas (soccer) - former Greece striker who scored the winning goal in the Euro 2004 final, born 1980.


1 Brazil striker Eduardo Goncalves de Andrade, a World Cup winner in 1970, is better known by what name?

2 Which city used to host the ATP Tour Finals before London?

3 Ellis Park is a rugby stadium in which South African city?

4 Heather Watson and Matt Le Tissier hail from which British isle?

5 Giannis Antetokounmpo, Stephen Curry and James Harden are leading names in which sport?

(See quiz answers at bottom) 


Today (Friday, February 9)

SOCCER: A-League, Melbourne Victory v Brisbane Roar - BT Sport 1 0830; Championship, Millwall v Cardiff - Sky Sports Main Event 1900; Serie A, Fiorentina v Juventus - BT Sport 2 1930; Ligue 1, St Etienne v Marseille - BT Sport/ESPN 1945.

WINTER OLYMPICS: Opening Ceremony - BBC One 1030, Eurosport 1 1030, Live coverage - BBC One 0020 (Sat), Alpine Skiing - Eurosport 1 0230 (Sat), Snowboarding - Eurosport 1 0040 (Sat), 0200 (Sat).

RUGBY UNION: Aviva Premiership, Bath v Northampton Saints - BT Sport 1 1900; PRO14, Ulster v Southern Kings - BBC Two Northern Ireland 1930, Dragons v Glasgow Warriors - BBC Two Wales 1930; Under-20s Six Nations, England v Wales - Sky Sports Action 1930.

GOLF: European Tour Golf, ISPS Handa World Super 6 Perth - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Golf 0500; PGA Tour, AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Golf 1600, Sky Sports Golf 2000.

CYCLING: Dubai Tour - Eurosport 2 0930.

SNOOKER: Snooker Shoot-Out - ITV4 1145, 1845.

BASKETBALL: British Basketball League, Sheffield Sharks v Leicester Riders - eir Sport 1 1930.

Tomorrow (Saturday, February 10)

SOCCER: A-League, Melbourne City v Sydney - BT Sport 1 0845; Premier League, Tottenham v Arsenal - BT Sport 1 1130, Manchester City v Leicester - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League 1715; Championship, Sheffield United v Leeds - Sky Sports Main Event 1200; National League, Dagenham & Redbridge v Aldershot - BT Sport 1 1715; Bundesliga, Bayern Munich v Schalke 04 - BT Sport 2 1715; Serie A, Napoli v Lazio - BT Sport 2 1930.

CRICKET: Australia v England, Trans-Tasman Tri-Series - BT Sport 2 0800; South Africa v India, fourth one-day international - Sky Sports Cricket 1055, Sky Sports Main Event 1500.

WINTER OLYMPICS: Live coverage - BBC One 0400, 1000, 1315, 2350, 0200, BBC Two 0600, 1200, Snowboarding - Eurosport 1 0400, 0040 (Sun), Figure Skating - Eurosport 1 0330 (Sun), Ice Hockey - Eurosport 2 1325, Speed Skating - Eurosport 2 0945, Ski Jumping - Eurosport 1 1245, Alpine Skiing - Eurosport 1 0200 (Sun), Cross-Country Skiing - Eurosport 1 0700, Luge - Eurosport 1 0950, Eurosport 2 1250, Biathlon - Eurosport 1 1100.

RUGBY LEAGUE: Super League, Wigan Warriors v Hull FC - Sky Sports Main Event 0830.

RUGBY UNION: Women's Six Nations, England v Wales - Sky Sports Action 1210; Six Nations, Ireland v Italy - ITV 1330, England v Wales - ITV 1620, S4C 1600; Championship, Ealing Trailfinders v Bristol - Sky Sports Action 1845; PRO14, Cardiff Blues v Cheetahs - S4C 1915.

GOLF: European Tour, ISPS Handa World Super 6 Perth - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Golf 0500; PGA Tour, AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am - Sky Sports Golf 1900, Sky Sports Main Event 2000.

HORSE RACING: Newbury - ITV4 1330.

SNOOKER: Snooker Shoot-Out - ITV4 1845.

BASKETBALL: NBA, Golden State Warriors v San Antonio Spurs - BT Sport 1 0130 (Sun).

QUICK QUIZ answers: 1 Tostao; 2 Shanghai; 3 Johannesburg; 4 Guernsey; 5 Basketball.

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