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On This Day - Feb 10 2008: Kilkenny receive walkover as Cork strike continues

 Then Taoiseach Bertie Ahern appealed for the Cork strike to come to an end in 2008


1893: Bill Tilden, who became the first American to win the Wimbledon men's singles title in 1920, was born. He successfully defended his crown the following year, claimed a third title at SW19 in 1930 and also won seven US Opens. He died aged 60 on June 5, 1953.

1992: Former world heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson was found guilty of rape. He later received a six-year prison sentence.

2000: John Barnes was sacked as Celtic boss.

2003: The Premier League rejected Charlton's claim that their 4-1 defeat to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge was played on an artificial surface. Chelsea had covered the pitch in sand in preparation for a complete relaying of the surface. The Blues, however, were fined ?5,000 for breaching rules regarding conduct between two clubs.

2007: Jonny Wilkinson became the all-time leading points-scorer in the Five and Six Nations after scoring a third-minute penalty against Italy at Twickenham. Wilkinson kicked five penalties in total as England struggled to a 20-7 win.

2008: Dwain Chambers returned from a drugs ban to win the 60metres final at the World Indoor trials in Sheffield, meaning UK Athletics had to select him to run in Valencia, where he won a silver medal.

2008: Kilkenny were granted a National League walk-over against Cork as the Rebels were in dispute with their county board and refused to play.

2011: The England and Wales Cricket Board confirmed former England all-rounder Trevor Bailey had died in a house fire.

2013: A stoppage-time Stephen O’Neill penalty secured Tyrone a dramatic 1-13 to 1-12 win for Tyrone against Mayo in Castlebar.

2017: Mariya Savinova-Farnosova was given a four-year doping ban by the Court of Arbitration for Sport and was stripped of her London 2012 800 metres gold.

2017: Mark Warburton resigned as Rangers manager.


Mary Rand (athletics) - British athlete who won gold in the long jump at the 1964 Olympics, born 1940.

Mark Spitz (swimming) - American who won seven gold medals at the 1972 Olympics, born 1950.

Greg Norman (golf) - Australian former world number one who has twice won the Open Championship, born 1955.

Henry Paul (rugby league) - formerly of Bradford Bulls and New Zealand rugby league before switching to rugby union, playing for Gloucester, Leeds and England, born 1974.

Salif Diao (soccer) - former Liverpool, Stoke and Senegal midfielder, born 1977.

Gordon D'Arcy (rugby union) - former Leinster, Ireland and British & Irish Lions centre, born 1980.

Andrew Johnson (soccer) - former Crystal Palace, Everton, Fulham and England striker, born 1981.

Justin Gatlin (athletics) - American 2004 Olympic 100metres champion who was later banned for four years following a positive drugs test, born 1982.

Viktor Troicki (tennis) - Serbian who helped his country win the 2010 Davis Cup, born 1986.


1 Who in 1980 captained an England team and also played Third Division football?

2 Who is the captain of the Down footballers this season?

3 Who did Leeds Rhinos beat in the 2017 Super League Grand Final?

4 At which Olympics did Roger Black win athletics silver in the 400m?

5 Which NHL team has won the Stanley Cup more than any other?

(See quiz answers at bottom) 


Today (Saturday, February 10)

GAELIC GAMES: All-Ireland Club SHC semi-finals, Na Piarsaigh v Slaughtneil & Cuala v Liam Mellows – TG4 1330; National Football League, Cavan v Meath – eir Sport 1 1845; National Football League, Dublin v Donegal – eir Sport 2 1845.

SOCCER: A-League, Melbourne City v Sydney - BT Sport 1 0845; Premier League, Tottenham v Arsenal - BT Sport 1 1130, Man City v Leicester - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League 1715; Championship, Sheff Utd v Leeds - Sky Sports Main Event 1200; National League, Dagenham & Redbridge v Aldershot - BT Sport 1 1715; Bundesliga, Bayern Munich v Schalke - 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 v Hull - Sky Sports Main Event 0830.

RUGBY UNION: Six Nations, Ireland v Italy - ITV 1330, England v Wales - ITV 1620, S4C 1600; Women's Six Nations, England v Wales - Sky Sports Action 1210; Guinness 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).

Tomorrow (Sunday, February 11)

GAELIC GAMES: Ladies’ National Football League, Galway v Mayo – TG4 1200; National Football League, Galway v Mayo – TG4 1335.

SOCCER: Championship, Aston Villa v Birmingham - Sky Sports Main Event 1130; Premier League, Huddersfield v Bournemouth - BT Sport 1 1130, Newcastle v Man Utd - Sky Sports Premier League 1330, Sky Sports Main Event 1415, Southampton v Liverpool - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League 1615; Ligue 1, TBC - BT Sport/ESPN 1400; Bundesliga, Stuttgart v Borussia Monchengladbach - BT Sport 1 1415, Werder Bremen v Wolfsburg - BT Sport 1 1700; Serie A, Roma v Benevento - BT Sport 1 1930.

WINTER OLYMPICS: Figure Skating - Eurosport 1 0415, Eurosport 1 0245 (Mon), Ice Hockey - Eurosport 2 0730, 1340, Live coverage - BBC Two 0600, 0915, 1630, BBC One 1230, 0010 (Mon), Speed Skating - Eurosport 1 0805, Freestyle Skiing - Eurosport 1 1030, Eurosport 2 1235, Alpine Skiing - Eurosport 1 0040 (Mon), Cross-Country Skiing - Eurosport 1 0600, Luge - Eurosport 2 1000, Biathlon - Eurosport 1 1100.

RUGBY UNION: Aviva Premiership, Harlequins v Wasps - BT Sport 2 1230; Six Nations, Scotland v France - BBC One 1430.

CRICKET: Hong Kong T20 Blitz, TBC - BT Sport 1 0600.

GOLF: European Tour Golf, ISPS Handa World Super 6 Perth - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Golf 0400; PGA Tour, AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am - Sky Sports Golf 1800, Sky Sports Main Event 1900.

SNOOKER: Shoot-Out - ITV4 1145, 1745.

BASKETBALL: NBA, Boston Celtics v Cleveland Cavaliers - BT Sport 2 2030.


Answers: 1 Ian Botham; 2 Niall McParland; 3 Castleford Tigers; 4 Atlanta 1996; 5 Montreal Canadiens



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