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On this Day - Feb 16 1959: John McEnroe, outspoken three-time Wimbledon singles champion, is born

John McEnroe voices his opinions during a tennis match against fellow American Jimmy Connors at London's Wembley Arena in 1981.

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BIRTHDAYS

Michael Holding (cricket) - former West Indies paceman, born 1954.

John McEnroe (tennis) - outspoken three-time Wimbledon singles champion, born 1959.

Bebeto (soccer) - World Cup winner with Brazil, born 1964.

Angelo Peruzzi (soccer) - former Juventus and Italy goalkeeper, born 1970.

Cathy Freeman (athletics) - Australian former 400m star who won Olympic gold at Sydney 2000, born 1973.

Stephane Dalmat (soccer) - former Tottenham and Inter Milan midfielder, born 1979.

Valentino Rossi (motorcycling) - seven-time MotoGP champion from Italy, born 1979.

Rickie Lambert (soccer) - Retired England international striker, born 1982.

Simon Francis (soccer) - Bournemouth defender, born 1985.

Ron Vlaar (soccer) - Holland's former Aston Villa defender, now with AZ, born 1985.

Andrea Ranocchia (soccer) - Italy and Internazionale defender, born 1988.

ON THIS DAY

1933: England beat Australia by six wickets to win the fourth Test match at Brisbane and thus regain the Ashes in the 'Bodyline' series.

1991: Great Britain beat France 60-4 in Leeds to register what was then their biggest win in a rugby league international.

1992: Martina Navratilova beat Jana Novotna in the Chicago Virginia Slims tournament - the 158th title of her career - to become the most successful tennis player of all time.

2004: Manchester United were placed in an Offer Period after American tycoon Malcolm Glazer ambiguously stated he was "considering" whether to make a bid for the club. His shareholding then stood at 16.31 per cent.

2005: North American ice hockey was thrown into turmoil after the entire National Hockey League season was cancelled because of disagreements over the salary cap. It was the first time in American sport an entire season had been called off.

2007: Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson revealed he had banned an agent from the club's Carrington training complex for 'tapping up' academy prospects.

 

Former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson  

 

2017: Mark Clattenburg quit his role as a Premier League referee to take a senior position in Saudi Arabia.

QUICK QUIZ

1 Which team won the Premier League and FA Cup in the same season in 2010?

2 Who did Lleyton Hewitt beat to be crowned men's singles champion at Wimbledon in 2002?

3 Which Leinster county beat Dublin by two points to win the National Football League title in 1969?

4 Which Munster county won the 2001 National Hurling League title?

5 England's rugby union team have held the Calcutta Cup since which year?
(See quiz answers at bottom)

SPORT ON TV

Today (Friday, February 16)

SOCCER: FA Cup fifth round, Chelsea v Hull - BT Sport 2 1930, Leicester v Sheffield United - eir Sport 1 1935; A-League, Western Sydney Wanderers v Newcastle Jets - BT Sport 1 0845.

WINTER OLYMPICS: Live coverage - BBC 2 0600 and 1300, BBC 1 0915 and 0000 (Sat); Curling, round-robin stage - Eurosport 1 0535; Ice hockey, men's preliminary round - Eurosport 2 0730, 1340 and 0300 (Sat); Ski jumping, men's individual large hill qualifying - Eurosport 2 1220; Speed skating, women's 5,000m final - Eurosport 1 1315; Alpine skiing, women's Super-G event - Eurosport 1 0200 (Sat); Freestyle skiing, women's slopestyle - Eurosport 2 0200 (Sat) and Eurosport 1 0345 (Sat).

CRICKET: T20 international, New Zealand v Australia - Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Cricket 0530; One-day international, South Africa v India - Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Cricket 0600, Sky Sports Cricket 1055 and Sky Sports Main Event 1130; Super50 Cup, Jamaica Scorpions v Guyana Jaguars - BT Sport/ESPN 1730 and 2215.

RUGBY UNION: Aviva Premiership, Sale v Saracens - BT Sport 1 1900; PRO14, Ulster v Edinburgh - BBC 2 Northern Ireland 1930, Ospreys v Southern Kings - BBC 2 Wales 1930.

RUGBY LEAGUE: World Club Challenge, Melbourne Storm v Leeds - Sky Sports Main Event 0930; Super League, Widnes v Warrington - Sky Sports Main Event 1930.

GOLF: European Tour, Oman Open - Sky Sports Golf 0630 and 1000; PGA Tour, Genesis Open - Sky Sports Golf 1430.

TENNIS: ATP Tour, World Tennis Tournament - Sky Sports Action 1830.

CYCLING: Tour of Andalusia - Eurosport 2 1430.

Tomorrow (Saturday, February 17)

SOCCER: FA Cup fifth round, Sheffield Wednesday v Swansea - BT Sport 2 1200, Brighton v Coventry - eir Sport 1 1450, Huddersfield v Manchester United - BT Sport 2 1700; Scottish Premiership, Ross County v Hearts - Sky Sports Main Event 1200; Bundesliga, Schalke v Hoffenheim - BT Sport 1 1715; Serie A, Genoa v Inter Milan - BT Sport 1 1930; A-League, Wellington Phoenix v Perth Glory and Adelaide United v Central Coast Mariners - BT Sport 2 from 0630.

WINTER OLYMPICS: Live coverage - BBC 2 0600 and 1200, BBC 1 1000, 1315 and 0015 (Sun); Ice hockey, women's quarter-final - Eurosport 1 0800, men's preliminary round - Eurosport 2 1415; Speed skating, women's 1,500m short track - Eurosport 2 0945; Cross-country skiing, women's 4x5km relay - Eurosport 1 1000; Skeleton, women's event - Eurosport 1 1100; Ski jumping, men's individual large hill final - Eurosport 2 1300; Freestyle skiing, men's slopestyle qualifying - Eurosport 2 0030, 0200 and 0400 (Sun); Alpine skiing, men's giant slalom - Eurosport 1 0040 and 0430 (Sun).

RUGBY UNION: Aviva Premiership, Leicester v Harlequins - BT Sport 1 1430; PRO14, Leinster v Scarlets and Cardiff Blues v Munster - Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Action from 1500; Super Rugby, Stormers v Jaguares - Sky Sports Action 1300; Top 14, Lyon v Clermont Auvergne - Sky Sports Action 1940.

RUGBY LEAGUE: International friendly, St George Illawarra Dragons v Hull and South Sydney Rabbitohs v Wigan - Sky Sports Main Event from 0630.

GOLF: European Tour, Oman Open - Sky Sports 1000; PGA Tour, Genesis Open - Sky Sports Golf 1900, Sky Sports Main Event 2145.

CYCLING: Tour of Andalusia - Eurosport 2 1430.

HORSE RACING: Live from Ascot - ITV 4 1330.

MOTORSPORT: World Rally Championship, Rally Sweden - BT Sport/ESPN 1400.

QUIZ ANSWERS

1. Chelsea; 2. David Nalbandian; 3. Westmeath; 4. Tipperary; 5. 2009.

 

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