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On This Day - March 3, 2007: Queen's beat rivals to claim Sigerson Cup

 Queen's players Kevin McGourty, Dan McCartan and Gerard O'Kane with the Sigerson Cup 

BIRTHDAYS

John Virgo (snooker) - former professional player, now a commentator, born 1946.

Zico (soccer) - appeared in three World Cups with Brazil, now a coach, born 1953.

Tommy Doyle (Gaelic games) – former Kerry player who won seven All-Ireland titles and three All-Stars, born 1956.

Bob Bradley (soccer) - former Swansea and United States coach, born 1958.

Fatima Whitbread (athletics) - world javelin champion in 1987 who won the silver medal at the Seoul Olympics the following year, born 1961.

Jackie Joyner-Kersee (athletics) - American former heptathlon and long jump world and Olympic champion, born 1962.

Inzamam-ul-Haq (cricket) - former Pakistan Test captain, born 1970.

Darren Anderton (soccer) - former Tottenham and England midfielder, born 1972.

Joos Valgaeren (soccer) - former Celtic and Belgium defender, born 1976.

Kevin Moran (Gaelic games) – current Waterford hurling defender, born 1987.

ON THIS DAY

1928: Ronnie Dix made history as the youngest player to score a goal in the Football League. He was 15 years and 180 days old when he netted for Bristol Rovers in their 3-0 win over Norwich in a Third Division (South) match.

1991: Runcorn Highfield's dismal record of 75 matches without a win ended when they beat Dewsbury. Their run - the worst in rugby league history - went back 28 months, during which time they had five coaches.

2000: More than 100,000 people lined the streets of Stoke to pay their respects as the funeral cortege of Sir Stanley Matthews passed through the city.

2002: Michael Schumacher launched his bid for a record-equalling fifth Formula One drivers' crown with victory in an extraordinary Australian Grand Prix in which only eight cars crossed the finishing line.

2005: Former Holland coach Rinus Michels, who pioneered 'total football', died at the age of 77.

2006: The Premier League announced former Metropolitan Police Commissioner Lord Stevens was to lead its 'bungs' inquiry.

2007: Queen’s claimed the Sigerson Cup on home turf following a thrilling extra-time win over rivals UUJ.

2011: Manchester City defender Kolo Toure was suspended after failing a drugs test. He was later banned for six months.

2012: Armagh’s chances of staying in Division One suffered a blow as they lost 1-14 to 0-11 to Mayo at the Athletic Grounds, Andy Moran with the goal.

2013: Niall Morgan came forward to score three points from frees as Tyrone defeated Donegal 1-13 to 0-12 in Division One.

2014: South Africa captain Graeme Smith announced his retirement from international cricket, while former England team director Andy Flower was appointed as technical director of elite coaching at the England and Wales Cricket Board.

2015: Dave Whelan stepped aside as Wigan chairman, claiming his decision was motivated by age as he handed the reins to his 23-year-old grandson David Sharpe.

2017: Andrew Pozzi won gold in the 60 metres hurdles on day one of the European Indoor Championships in Belgrade.

QUICK QUIZ BLITZ

1 At which club did Zlatan Ibrahimovic begin his professional career?

2 How many Wimbledon singles titles has Roger Federer won?

3 Newcastle were crowned winners of the 2016/2017 Sky Bet Championship, but which team came second?

4 How many All-Ireland titles have Nemo Rangers previously won?

5 Which golfer won the US PGA Championship in 2015 to claim his first major title?

SPORT ON TV

Today (Saturday, March 3)

SOCCER: Premier League, Burnley v Everton - Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Spores Premier League 1230, Liverpool v Newcastle, BT Sport 1 1700; Championship, Wolves v Reading - Sky Sports Main Event 1715; Serie A, Napoli v Roma - BT Sport 2 1930; Bundesliga, Leipzig v Borussia Dortmund, BT Sport 2 1715; National League, Boreham Wood v Macclesfield - BT Sport 1 1200; Australian A League, Newcastle Jets v Sydney FC, BT Sport 1 0630, Brisbane Roar v Adelaide United - BT Sport 1 0845.

CRICKET: One Day International, New Zealand v England - Sky Sports Cricket and Sky Sports Main Event 0600; First Test day three, South Africa v Australia - Sky Sports Main Event 0900, Sky Sports Cricket 0900.

TENNIS: WTA, Acapulco Open - BT Sport 0000 (Sunday).

GOLF: European Tour, Tshwane Open - Sky Sports Golf 1000; PGA Tour, World Golf Championships - Sky Sports Golf 1800.

RUGBY UNION: Aviva Premiership, Exeter Chiefs v Saracens - BT Sport 2 1430; PRO14, Scarlets v Leinster - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Main Action 1515, Zebre v Ospreys - S4C 1730, Cheetahs v Connacht - Sky Sports Action 1715; Super Rugby - Crusaders v Stormers - Sky Sports Action 0630, Sharks v Waratahs - Sky Sports Action 1300.

ATHLETICS: World Indoor Championships - BBC Two 0945 and 1730.

BOXING: Super-welterweight, Kell Brook v Sergey Rabchenko - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Action 1930; Super-lightweight, Josh Taylor v Humberto Soto - Channel 5 2200; Heavyweight, Deontay Wilder v Luiz Ortiz - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Action 0200 (Sunday).

SNOOKER: Welsh Open - Eurosport 1 1245 and 1840, BBC Two Wales 1300, 1900.

CYCLING: Track World Championships - Eurosport 2 1900, Strade Bianche - Eurosport 2 1300.

DARTS: UK Open, ITV 4 1230 and 1900.

RACING: From Doncaster - ITV 1330.

Tomorrow (Sunday, March 4)

SOCCER: Premier League, Brighton v Arsenal - Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League 1230, Manchester City v Chelsea - Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League 1530; Serie A, Genoa v Cagliari - BT Sport 1 1130, AC Milan v Inter Milan - BT Sport 2 1930; Bundesliga, Cologne v Stuttgart - BT Sport 2 1430, Freiburg v Bayern Munich - BT Sport 2 1700; Ligue 1 - Caen v Strasbourg - BT Sport/ESPN 1400; MLS, Sporting Kansas City v New York City - Sky Sports Main Event 0045 (Monday); Australian A League - Western Sydney Warriors v Perth Glory - BT Sport 1 0600.

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

GOLF: European Tour, Tshwane Open - Sky Sports Golf 1000; PGA Tour, World Golf Championships - Sky Sports Golf 1800, Sky Sports Main Event 1900.

RUGBY UNION: Aviva Premiership, Worcester Warriors v Exeter Chiefs - BT Sport 1 1430; PRO 14, Oyonnax v Stade Francais, Sky Sports Action 1125, Clermont v La Rochelle, Sky Sports Action 1545.

ATHLETICS: World Indoor Championships - BBC Two 1445, BBC Two Wales 1630.

SNOOKER: Welsh Open - Eurosport 1 1245 and 1830, BBC Two Wales 1300, 1900.

CYCLING: Track World Championships - BBC Two 1300, Paris-Nice - Eurosport 2 1430.

DARTS: UK Open, ITV 4 1245 and 1900.

BASKETBALL: NBA, Suns Hawks - BT Sport 1 2030.

QUICK QUIZ BLITZ ANSWERS

Answers 1 Malmo; 2. Eight; 3. Brighton; 4. Seven; 5. Jason Day

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