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On This Day - Feb 24 1940: Denis Law, Manchester United, Man City and Scotland star forward, is born

Former Manchester United soccer stars (left to right) Denis Law Bobby Charlton and George Best pictured in 1995. See Birthdays section 

ON THIS DAY 

1968: Hampden Park drew a crowd of 134,461 for the European Championship qualifier between Scotland and England - a record for the competition.

1993: England's World Cup-winning captain Bobby Moore died of cancer at the age of 51. The West Ham and Fulham defender led England 90 times and won 108 caps.

2004: Dwain Chambers was banned for two years by UK Athletics after being found guilty of failing a drugs test.

2006: Chelsea condemned death threats made towards referee Terje Hauge on fans' internet forums in the wake of their controversial Champions League defeat against Barcelona. Norwegian referee Hauge sent off Blues defender Asier del Horno following a challenge on Lionel Messi.

2010: Sachin Tendulkar broke the record for the highest individual score in a one-day international innings, scoring 200 not out against South Africa to pass Charles Coventry and Saeed Anwar's 194.

2013: Swansea beat Bradford 5-0 to win the League Cup at Wembley.

2014: Crystal Palace midfielder Jason Puncheon was charged by the Football Association following a series of tweets in reaction to criticism of his penalty miss at Tottenham by former Palace boss Neil Warnock. Puncheon was later fined £15,000 by the FA.

2015: Chris Gayle became the first person to score a double century in a World Cup match as he struck 16 sixes in an innings of 215 in West Indies' victory over Zimbabwe.

2016: Hull KR sacked head coach Chris Chester just three matches into the Super League season.

BIRTHDAYS

Denis Law (soccer) - former Scotland forward who played for both Manchester United and City, born 1940.

Alain Prost (motor racing) - French four-time world Formula One champion, born 1955.

Neil Sullivan (soccer) - former Wimbledon, Doncaster and Scotland goalkeeper, born 1970.

Pedro de la Rosa (motor racing) - Spanish former Formula One driver who raced for Jaguar, Arrows, Sauber and HRT, born 1971.

Floyd Mayweather Jr (boxing) - American who retired undefeated and won multiple world titles, born 1977.

Lleyton Hewitt (tennis) - Australian former world number one and Wimbledon champion in 2002, born 1981.

Mohammad Sami (cricket) - former Pakistan fast bowler, born 1981.

QUICK QUIZ

1 Which football club is based at the Keepmoat Stadium?

2 In February 2015, Royal Kituro beat their opponents Soignies by 353 points in which sport?

3. Norwegian biathalon champion Ole Einar Bjoerndal is the most decorated Winter Olympian in history with how many gold medals?

4 How many sides does a UFC ring usually have?

5 How many teams compete in the Chinese Super League?

(See quis answers at bottom)

SPORT ON TV 

Today (Saturday, February 24)

SOCCER: Premier League, Leicester v Stoke - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League 1130, Watford v Everton - BT Sport 1 1700; Championship, Fulham v Wolves - Sky Sports Main Event 1715; LaLiga, Barcelona v Girona, Sky Sports Main Event 1940; Serie A, Inter Milan v Benevento - BT Sport 2 1930; Bundesliga, Werder Bremen v Hamburg - BT Sport 2 1715; A-League, Brisbane Roar v Newcastle Jets followed by Melbourne Victory v Adelaide United and Perth Glory v Melbourne City - BT Sport 2 from 0630; WSL, Manchester City Women v Chelsea Ladies - BT Sport 1 1200.

RUGBY UNION: Six Nations, Ireland v Wales - ITV 1330, S4C 1330, Scotland v England - BBC One 1600; PRO14, Scarlets v Ulster - S4C 1915, BBC Two Northern Ireland 1915; Super Rugby, Crusaders v Chiefs - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Action 0630, Waratahs v Stormers, Lions v Jaguares and Bulls v Hurricanes - Sky Sports Action - 0840, 1300 and 1510.

CRICKET: First one-day international, New Zealand v England - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Cricket 0030 (Sun); Third Twenty20 international, South African v India - Sky Sports Cricket 1555.

WINTER OLYMPICS: Live coverage - BBC One 1000, 1315, 2355 and 0330 (Sun), BBC Two 0600 and 1200; Curling, men's gold medal match - Eurosport 2 0630, women's bronze medal match - Eurosport 2 1100; Ice hockey, men's bronze medal match - Eurosport 1 1340, men's gold medal match - Eurosport 2 0500 (Sun); Speed Skating, men's and women's team pursuit events - Eurosport 1 1045; Cross-Country Skiing, men's 50km mass start event - Eurosport 1 1800; Bobsleigh, heats of the four-man discipline - Eurosport 1 0030 (Sun).

RUGBY LEAGUE: Super League, Castleford Tigers v Hull FC - Sky Sports Main Event 1515.

GOLF: European Tour, Commercial Bank Qatar Masters - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Golf 0900; PGA Tour, Honda Classic - Sky Sports Golf 1800, Sky Sports Main Event 2145.

SNOOKER: World Grand Prix - ITV4 1845.

MOTORCYCLING: World Superbikes, race two of Australian Grand Prix - Eurosport 2 0215 (Sun).

CYCLING: Omloop Het Nieuwsblad - Eurosport 2 1430.

BASKETBALL: NBA, Golden State Warriors v Oklahoma City Thunder - BT Sport 1 0130 (Sun).

RACING: From Kempton - ITV4 1330.

Tomorrow (Sunday, February 25)

SOCCER: Carabao Cup final, Arsenal v Manchester City - Sky Sports Main Event 1600; Premier League, Manchester United v Chelsea - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League 1300; Bundesliga, Bayer Leverkusen v Schalke and RB Leipzig v Cologne - BT Sport 2 1415 and 1700; Serie A, Crotone v SPAL, Fiorentina v Chievo and Juventus v Atalanta - eir Sport 1 1125, 1355 and 1655, Roma v AC Milan - BT Sport 1 1930; Ligue 1, Bordeaux v Nice and Lyon v St Etienne - BT Sport/ESPN 1400 and 1600, Paris St Germain v Marseille - eir Sport 1 1945; A-League, Sydney FC v Western Sydney Wanderers - BT Sport 2 0730.

CRICKET: First one-day international, New Zealand v England - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Cricket 0600.

WINTER OLYMPICS: Live coverage - BBC Two 0600 and 0900; Cross-Country Skiing, women's 30km mass start event - Eurosport 1 0600; Closing ceremony - Eurosport 1 1045.

RUGBY UNION: Aviva Premiership, London Irish v Worcester Warriors and Saracens v Leicester Tigers - BT Sport 1 1230 and 1515; Top 14, Toulouse v Brive and La Rochelle v Toulon - Sky Sports Action 1125 and 1545.

GOLF: European Tour, Commercial Bank Qatar Masters - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Golf 0900; PGA Tour, Honda Classic - Sky Sports Golf 1800.

ATHLETICS: Glasgow Indoor Grand Prix - BBC Two England 1400.

SNOOKER: World Grand Prix - ITV4 1245 and 1845.

CYCLING: Abu Dhabi Tour - Eurosport 2 1145; Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne - Eurosport 2 1330.

BASKETBALL: NBA, Cleveland Cavaliers v San Antonio Spurs - BT Sport 2 2000.

QUICK QUIZ answers: 1 Doncaster Rovers; 2 Rugby union; 3 13; 4 Eight; 5 16.

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