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On This Day - Feb 27 2000: Martin O'Neill's Leicester City won the last League Cup final at the old Wembley

On this day in 2000: Martin O'Neill's Leicester City won the last League Cup final at the old Wembley

ON THIS DAY

1959: The Boston Celtics scored 173 points against Minneapolis. It was a new National Basketball Association (NBA) record points total and remains the highest score in any game not needing overtime.

1990: Cambridge became the first Fourth Division side for 14 years to reach the quarter-finals of the FA Cup after beating Bristol City.

1991: Tony Adams played his first game for Arsenal following his release from prison. He led the team to a 1-0 win over Shrewsbury in an FA Cup fifth-round tie.

2000: Martin O'Neill's Leicester won the last League Cup final at the old Wembley, a 2-1 victory over Tranmere seeing them lift the Worthington Cup.

2001: The British Horseracing Board and Jockey Club announced that racing in Britain would be suspended for seven days due to the outbreak of foot and mouth disease.

2011: Birmingham beat Arsenal 2-1 to win the Carling Cup final, Obafemi Martins scoring a late winner after a mix-up between defender Laurent Koscielny and goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny.

2016: Everton announced that billionaire Farhad Moshiri was to become "a new major shareholder" at the club and "brings the promise of new investment".

BIRTHDAYS

Graeme Pollock (cricket) - former South Africa Test batsman and uncle of former Proteas star Shaun, born 1944.

Mark Taylor (rugby union) - former Wales centre, who scored the first try at the Millennium Stadium in 1999, born 1973.

Colin Edwards (motor cycling) - American two-time World Superbike champion and former MotoGP rider, born 1974.

James Beattie (soccer) - former England, Southampton, Everton and Sheffield United striker, now a coach at Middlesbrough, born 1978.

Paul Wellens (rugby league) - former St Helens full-back and England international, born 1980.

Jonjo Shelvey (soccer) - Newcastle midfielder, capped six times by England, born 1992.

Callum Wilson (soccer) - Bournemouth and former England U21 striker, born 1992.

QUICK QUIZ BLITZ

1 Which manager has the record for the most promotions to the Premier League?

2 Who did Arsene Wenger succeed as Arsenal manager?

3 Who did England play in their first rugby union match at Twickenham?

4 Which two NHL franchises are based in the Canadian province of Ontario?

5 Which cricket club play their home games at the 3aaa County Ground?

See answers below

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SPORT ON TV

Today (Tuesday, February 27)

SOCCER: FA Cup, Swansea v Sheffield Wednesday - BBC One 2000; Checkatrade Trophy, Shrewsbury v Yeovil - Sky Sports Main Event 1930; Scottish Premiership, St Johnstone v Rangers - BT Sport 1 1915.

CRICKET: One Day International, New Zealand v England - Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Cricket (1230 Wednesday).

TENNIS: ATP, Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships - Sky Sports Main Event 1000 and 1500; ATP, Abierto Mexicano Telcel - Sky Sports Main Event and Action 0000 (Tuesday).

CYCLING: GP Le Samyn - Eurosport 2 1500.

SNOOKER: Welsh Open - Eurosport 1 1000, 1245 and 1845, BBC Two Wales 1300 and 1900.

ICE HOCKEY: NHL, Winnipeg Jets v Nashville Predators - 0100 (Wednesday).

Tomorrow (Wednesday, February 28)

FOOTBALL: FA Cup, Tottenham v Rochdale - BT Sport 2 1915; Scottish Premiership, Motherwell v Aberdeen - Sky Sports Main Event 1930.

CRICKET: One Day International, New Zealand v England - Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Cricket 0600.

TENNIS: ATP, Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships - Sky Sports Main Event 1000 and 1500; ATP, Abierto Mexicano Telcel - Sky Sports Main Event and Action 0000 (Tuesday).

CYCLING: Track World Championships - Eurosport 2 1730.

SNOOKER: Welsh Open - Eurosport 1 1000, 1245 and 1845, BBC Two Wales 1300 and 1900.

BASKETBALL: NBA, Warriors Wizards - BT Sport 0200 (Thursday), NBA, Rockets Clippers - BT Sport 2 0330 (Thursday).

Answers to quiz 1. Steve Bruce (Two with Birmingham, two with Hull); 2. Bruce Rioch; 3. Wales; 4. Toronto Maple Leafs and Ottawa Senators; 5 Derbyshire

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