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On this Day - Feb 28, 1961: Barry McGuigan - former WBA featherweight champion and Carl Frampton manger - is born

Barry McGuigan - former WBA featherweight champion and Carl Frampton manger - celebrates his birthday today

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ON THIS DAY

1914: A rugby league Challenge Cup scoring record was set when Huddersfield beat Swinton Park Rangers 119-2. Rochdale surpassed that with their 120-4 win over Illingworth in 2005.

1990: Northamptonshire and England cricketer Colin Milburn died at the age of 48.

2001: The seven-day suspension of horse racing in Britain due to the outbreak of foot and mouth disease began.

2006: Robbie Keane was confirmed as the new Republic of Ireland captain.

2007: Darren Gough was unveiled as the new captain of Yorkshire, three years after leaving his home county to join Essex.

2009: A try from Brian O'Driscoll helped Ireland to a 14-13 win over England in the Six Nations. Ireland went on to secure a first Grand Slam in 61 years.

2010: Manchester United won the Carling Cup with a 2-1 win over Aston Villa in the final at Wembley.

2012: Dereck Chisora was handed an indefinite ban and heavy fine by the World Boxing Council following his behaviour before and after his heavyweight title fight with Vitali Klitschko earlier in the month, which included being embroiled in a brawl with British rival David Haye at the post-fight press conference.

2015: Peter Crouch equalled Alan Shearer's Premier League record of 46 headed goals, seconds after coming on as a substitute as Stoke beat Hull.

2016: Manchester City won the Capital One Cup, beating Liverpool on penalties after a 1-1 draw in the final. Willy Caballero, selected ahead of Joe Hart, saved from Lucas Leiva, Philippe Coutinho and Adam Lallana.

SPORTING BIRTHDAYS

Peter Alliss (golf) - Television commentator who played in eight Ryder Cups, born 1931.

Mario Andretti (motor racing) - Formula One champion in 1978, born 1940.

Dino Zoff (soccer) - Italian former World Cup-winning goalkeeper, also coached Italy, Juventus and Lazio, born 1942.

Sepp Maier (soccer) - West Germany's most-capped goalkeeper who was part of the World Cup-winning team of 1974, born 1944.

Ian Smith (cricket) - former New Zealand wicketkeeper, now commentator, born 1957.

Barry McGuigan (boxing) - former world featherweight champion, now a manager of boxers, born 1961.

Colin Cooper (soccer) - former England, Nottingham Forest and Middlesbrough defender, born 1967.

Lee Carsley (soccer) - former Everton, Derby and Republic of Ireland midfielder, born 1974.

Azhar Mahmood (cricket) - former Pakistan and Surrey all-rounder, born 1975.

Ivo Karlovic (tennis) - Croatian with eight ATP Tour titles to his name, born 1979.

Tim Bresnan (cricket) - Yorkshire and former England all-rounder, born 1985.

Jelena Jankovic (tennis) - former world number one and US Open finalist from Serbia, born 1985.

QUICK QUIZ BLITZ

1. Which team did Chris Hughton manage before Brighton?

2. At age 17, who became the youngest player to participate in, score, and win a World Cup Final?

3. Who many Test centuries did Andrew Strauss score for England?

4. Which NHL team won last year's Stanley Cup?

5. What nationality is golfer Alexander Noren?

See answers below

SPORT ON TV

Today (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).

Tomorrow (Thursday, March 1)

FOOTBALL: Premier League, Arsenal v Manchester City - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League 1900.

CRICKET: First Test day one, South Africa v Australia - Sky Sports Main Event 0800, Sky Sports Cricket 0755.

TENNIS: ATP, Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships - Sky Sports Main Event 1530; ATP, Abierto Mexicano Telcel - Sky Sports Main Event and Action 0000 (Friday); WTA, Acapulco Open - BT Sport 1 2200.

GOLF: European Tour, Tshwane Open - Sky Sports Golf 0830 and 1230; PGA Tour, World Golf Championships - Sky Sports Golf 1715.

ATHLETICS: World Indoor Championships - BBC Two 1900.

CYCLING: Track World Championships - Eurosport 2 1730.

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

DARTS: Premier League - Sky Sports Action 1900.

BASKETBALL: NBA, 76ers Cavaliers - BT Sport 2 0100 (Friday).

Answers: 1 Norwich; 2. Pele; 3. 21; 4. Pittsburgh Penguins; 5. Swedish

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