On This Day - Mar 6 1986: Charlie Mulgrew, Celtic and Scotland midfielder, is born

Scotland's Charlie Mulgrew (centre) and his team-mates celebrate after a 3-0 win over Lithuania


1869: Ernest Michaux of France won the first international cycle race, held at Crystal Palace.

1962: Accrington Stanley were forced to withdraw from the Football League with 13 matches left of the season due to financial problems.

1971: American-born driver Mario Andretti claimed the first of his 12 grand prix wins, driving a Ferrari to victory in South Africa.

1976: Wilfredo Benitez of Puerto Rico became the youngest world boxing champion at the age of 17 years and 176 days when he beat Antonio Cervantes to win the WBA junior-welterweight title in San Juan.

2004: World champions England crashed to a shock 19-13 defeat to Ireland which ended their 22-game unbeaten run at Twickenham.

2006: Sunderland sacked manager Mick McCarthy, with the club bottom of the Barclays Premier League.

2008: England head coach Brian Ashton axed Danny Cipriani from his team to play Scotland for disciplinary reasons two days before the game, after the 20-year-old was photographed leaving a London nightclub at around 12.30am.

2009: David Beckham agreed a 'timeshare' agreement between LA Galaxy and AC Milan that allowed him to spend a large chunk of the following 15 months playing for the Serie A giants.

2012: Former England captain Lewis Moody, who was a World Cup winner in 2003, retired from rugby at the age of 33.

2015: Katarina Johnson-Thompson won gold and claimed the British record in the pentathlon at the athletics European Indoor Championships in Prague.

2016: Sir Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish won the Madison at the Track Cycling World Championships in London.

2017: British Cycling announced Julie Harrington as its new chief executive, replacing Ian Drake.


Dick Fosbury (athletics) - American who revolutionised high-jumping by leaping backwards over the bar to win 1968 Olympic gold medal, launching the term 'the Fosbury flop', born 1947.

Toni Schumacher (soccer) - Former West Germany goalkeeper, who dramatically collided with France's Patrick Battiston in the 1982 World Cup semi-final, born 1954.

Alison Nicholas (golf) - English winner of 1997 US Women's Open and Solheim Cup captain in 2009 and 2011, born 1962.

Shaquille O'Neal (basketball) - One of the most dominant players in NBA history, winning four championship titles with the Los Angeles Lakers and the Miami Heat, born 1972.

Tim Howard (soccer) - Former Everton and Manchester United goalkeeper, now with the Colorado Rapids, born 1979.

Charlie Mulgrew (soccer) - Blackburn, Celtic and Scotland midfielder, born 1986.

Kevin-Prince Boateng (soccer) - Former Tottenham and Portsmouth midfielder, currently with Eintracht Frankfurt, born 1987.

Simon Mignolet (soccer) - Liverpool and Belgium goalkeeper, born 1988.

Agnieszka Radwanska (tennis) - Polish player who was Wimbledon runner-up in 2012, born 1989.

Nathan Redmond (soccer) - Southampton and England winger, born 1994.


1 The Stadium of Light replaced which ground as the venue for Sunderland's home matches in 1997?

2 Which county beat Kerry to win the 2008 GAA National Football League Division One final?

3 How many points did Fermanagh score in the 2008 GAA National Football League Division Three final?

4 In which year did English golfer Justin Rose win the US Open?

5 What is the nickname of Pittsburgh's NHL team?

(See quiz answers at bottom)


Today (Tuesday, March 6)

SOCCER: Champions League, Paris St Germain v Real Madrid - BT Sport 2 1900.

CRICKET: One-day international, New Zealand v England - Sky Sports Cricket 2130; Sky Sports Main Event 2145.

BASKETBALL: NBA, Rockets Thunder - BT Sport 1 0100 (Wed).

ICE HOCKEY: NHL, Tampa Bay Lightning v Florida Panthers - eir Sport 1 0030 (Wed).

Tomorrow (Wednesday, March 7)

SOCCER: Champions League, Tottenham v Juventus - BT Sport 2 1900; Championship, Leeds v Wolves - Sky Sports Main Event 1930, SheBelieves Cup, United States v England - BBC Two England 0000.

TENNIS: WTA, Indian Wells - BT Sport 1 1900.

GOLF: European Tour, Hero Indian Open - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Golf 0530.

CYCLING: Stage one, Tirreno-Adriatico - Eurosport 1 1230.

QUICK QUIZ answers: 1: Roker Park; 2: Derry, 2-13 to 2-9; 3: 20, but they lost out to Wexford 3-15 to 0-20; 4: 2013; 5: Penguins.

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