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On this Day, February 14 2013: Oscar Pistorius was arrested on suspicion of murdering Reeva Steenkamp

Oscar Pistorius during his trial for the murder of Reeva Steenkamp  

ON THIS DAY IN SPORT

1896: George Lohmann took eight wickets for seven runs as England bowled South Africa out for 30 at Port Elizabeth. The innings total remained the lowest in a Test match for almost 60 years.

1907: American jockey Johnny Longden was born in Wakefield, West Yorkshire. He went on to ride Count Fleet to victory in the US Triple Crown - the Kentucky Derby, the Belmont Stakes and the Preakness Stakes - in 1943. He had a 40-year riding career, during which he rode 6,032 winners and became the first man to top the 6,000 mark.

1925: Wigan beat the Cumberland amateur side Flimby and Fothergill 116-0 in a rugby league Northern Cup match.

1984: British skaters Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean won the Olympic gold in Sarajevo for their dance interpretation of Ravel's Bolero, claiming perfect 6.0 scores from all 12 judges.

1989: Peter Scudamore became the third National Hunt jockey, after Stan Mellor and John Francome, to ride 1,000 winners.

2006: Mike Ruddock resigned as Wales coach just 11 months after he steered the team to their first Grand Slam triumph in 27 years. Ruddock cited family reasons for his decision.

2010: Dick Francis, the best-selling novelist and rider of Devon Loch at the 1956 Grand National, died at the age of 89.

2012: Rangers appointed administrators Duff and Phelps as the extent of the club's serious financial problems emerged. The Scottish club were subsequently deducted 10 points, before entering liquidation and reforming in Division Three.

2013: South African Paralympic and Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius was arrested on suspicion of murdering Reeva Steenkamp after she was shot dead at his home.

 

SPORT BIRTHDAYS

Kevin Keegan (soccer) - Former England, Newcastle and Manchester City manager and twice European Footballer of the Year, born 1951.

Judy Oakes (athletics) - Former Olympic shot-putter and twice Commonwealth champion for England, born 1958.

Philippe Sella (rugby union) - Retired France centre and former world record holder for international caps, born 1962.

Chris Lewis (cricket) - Former England all-rounder, who was released from prison in 2015 after serving a six-year sentence for drug smuggling, born 1968.

Jon Ridgeon (athletics) - Former Olympic 110 metres hurdles finalist and World Championship silver medallist, born 1967.

Bacary Sagna (soccer) - Former Manchester City and France right-back, born 1983.

Philippe Senderos (soccer) - Switzerland's former Arsenal, Fulham and Aston Villa defender, born 1985.

Cadel Evans (cycling) - Australian Tour de France winner in 2011, born 1977.

Angel Di Maria (soccer) - Argentina and former Manchester United winger, currently with Paris St Germain, born 1988.

Edinson Cavani (soccer) - Paris St Germain and Uruguay striker, born 1987.

Christian Eriksen (soccer) - Tottenham and Denmark midfielder, born 1992.

 

QUICK QUIZ

1. Scottish Premiership club Hearts play their home matches at which stadium?

2. NBA basketball team the Pistons are based in which city?

3. Former England goalkeeper Tim Flowers began his senior career at which club?

4. One For Arthur won the 2017 Grand National, but can you name the winning jockey?

5. Who succeeded Steve McNamara as England rugby league head coach?
Answers below

 

SPORT ON TV

Today (Wednesday, February 14)

SOCCER: Champions League, Porto v Liverpool - BT Sport 2 1900.

WINTER OLYMPICS: Live coverage - BBC 2 0600 and 1300, BBC 1 0915 and 0000 (Thu); Ice hockey, men's preliminary round - Eurosport 2 0730, 1400 and 0300 (Thu); Nordic combined skiing, men's 10km cross-country race - Eurosport 1 0830; Speed skating, women's 1,000m final - Eurosport 2 1000; Biathlon, women's 15km individual - Eurosport 1 1050; Curling, round-robin stage - Eurosport 2 1130; Luge, doubles heat - Eurosport 1 1300; Skeleton, men's event - Eurosport 1 0040 (Thu); Alpine skiing, men's Super-G - Eurosport 1 0200 (Thu); Figure skating, pairs' free programme - Eurosport 1 0330 (Thu); Snowboarding, men's snowboardcross final - Eurosport 1 0430 (Thu).

CRICKET: West Indies Super50 Cup, Leeward Islands Hurricanes v Guyana Jaguars - BT Sport/ESPN 1730.

GOLF: European Tour, Oman Open - Sky Sports Golf 0530.

TENNIS: ATP, World Tennis Tournament - Sky Sports Main Event 1000 and 1830; WTA, Qatar Open - BT Sport 1 0900.

CYCLING: Tour of Andalusia - Eurosport 2 1430.

BASKETBALL: NBA, Boston Celtics v Los Angeles Clippers - BT Sport 1 0100 (Thu), Portland Trail Blazers v Golden State Warriors - BT Sport 1 0330 (Thu).

Tomorrow (Thursday, February 15)

SOCCER: Europa League last-32 first leg, Celtic v Gent - BT Sport 2 1930, Astana v Sporting Lisbon - BT Sport 2 1600, Borussia Dortmund v Atalanta - eir Sport 1 1755 and BT Sport 1 1800, Ludogorets v AC Milan - BT Sport/ESPN 1800, FC Copenhagen v Atletico Madrid - BT Sport/ESPN 2000, Napoli v RB Leipzig - BT Sport 1 and eir Sport 1 2000.

WINTER OLYMPICS: Live coverage - BBC 2 0600, 1300 and 1900, BBC 1 - 0915 and 1210 (Fri); Figure skating, men's short programme - Eurosport 1 0400; Cross-country skiing, women's 10km freestyle event - Eurosport 1 0615, men's 15km freestyle - Eurosport 1 0545 (Fri); Ice hockey, men's preliminary round - Eurosport 2 0730, 1400 and 0300 (Fri); Biathlon, men's 20km individual - Eurosport 1 1045; Speed skating, men's 10,000m final - Eurosport 2 1100; Luge, team relay - Eurosport 1 1300; Skeleton, men's event - Eurosport 1 0030 and 0200 (Fri); Snowboarding, women's snowboardcross final - Eurosport 1 0305 (Fri).

GOLF: European Tour, Oman Open - Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Golf 0630 and 1000, Sky Sports Golf 0530 (Fri); PGA Tour, Genesis Open - Sky Sports Golf 1430, Sky Sports Main Event 1600.

TENNIS: ATP Tour, World Tennis Tournament - Sky Sports Main Event 1300; WTA Tour, Qatar Open - BT Sport 1 1100.

CYCLING: Tour of Andalusia - Eurosport 2 1430.

DARTS: Premier League - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Action 1900.

BASKETBALL: NBA, Minnesota Timberwolves v Los Angeles Lakers - BT Sport 1 0200 (Fri).

 

QUIZ ANSWERS

1 Tynecastle Park; 2 Detroit; 3 Wolves; 4 Derek Fox; 5 Wayne Bennett.

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