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On This Day - March 9, 1975: Former Manchester United midfielder Juan Sebastian Veron is born

Ex-Argentina midfielder Juan Sebastian Veron turns 43 today

BIRTHDAYS

Bill Beaumont (rugby union) - former England captain, born 1952.

Youri Djorkaeff (soccer) - World Cup winner with France in 1998 and former Bolton forward, born 1968.

Martin Johnson (rugby union) - former England captain who led the team to victory in the 2003 World Cup. Stood down as national team coach after the 2011 World Cup, born 1970.

Juan Sebastian Veron (soccer) - former Manchester United, Chelsea and Argentina midfielder, born 1975.

Roy Makaay (soccer) - former Deportivo La Coruna, Bayern Munich and Holland striker, born 1975.

Lucas Neill (soccer) - former Blackburn, West Ham, Everton and Australia defender, born 1978.

Clint Dempsey (soccer) - United States' former Fulham and Tottenham forward, currently with the Seattle Sounders, born 1983.

Parthiv Patel (cricket) - India wicketkeeper-batsman, born 1985.

Daley Blind (football) - Manchester United and Holland defender, born 1990.

ON THIS DAY

1991: Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Abel Resino set a then-world record by going 1,224 minutes without conceding a goal. He would finally be beaten on March 19 after 1,275 minutes.

2004: England prop Jason Leonard announced he was to end his glittering international career after the 2004 Six Nations Championship.

2005: Liverpool, who went on to win the competition, reached the Champions League quarter-finals after a 3-1 victory over Bayer Leverkusen, going through 6-2 on aggregate.

2008: Great Britain's Phillips Idowu won gold in the triple jump at the World Indoor Championships in Valencia.

2014: Katarina Johnson-Thompson claimed long jump silver, while Great Britain ended the World Indoor Championships in Poland with six medals.

2017: England beat West Indies by 186 runs in their final one-day international in Barbados to win the series 3-0.

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TODAY’S TV

SOCCER: Scottish Premiership, Hibernian v Hearts - Sky Sports Main Event 1930; Bundesliga, Mainz v Schalke - BT Sport//ESPN 1930; Serie A, Roma v Torino - BT Sport 2 1930; Ligue 1, Strasbourg v Monaco - eir Sport 1 1930.

ATHLETICS: NCAA Indoor Track & Field - BT Sport 2 2330.

CRICKET: Second Test, South Africa v Australia - Sky Sports Cricket 0755 & Sky Sports Main Event 1045; One-day international, New Zealand v England - Sky Sports Cricket 2130 & Sky Sports Main Event 2200.

CYCLING: Stage three, Tirreno-Adriatico - Eurosport 1 1300.

GOLF: European Tour, Hero Indian Open - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Golf 0600 & 0900 Sky Sports Golf; PGA Tour, Valspar Championship - Sky Sports Golf 1200 & Sky Sports Main Event 1530.

WINTER PARALYMPICS: Winter Paralympics Opening Ceremony - Channel 4 1055; Winter Paralympics - Channel 4 0030 (Saturday).

RUGBY UNION: Super Rugby, Highlanders v Stormers - Sky Sports Action 0630, Rebels v Brumbies - Sky Sports Action 0840; Aviva Premiership, Bath v Northampton - BT Sport 1 1915.

SKIING: Alpine Skiing, women's giant slalom - Eurosport 1 0945; Biathlon, women's individual pursuit - Eurosport 1 1700.

SNOOKER: Day three, Gibraltar Open - Eurosport 2 0815.

TENNIS: ATP Masters, BNP Paribas Masters - Sky Sports Main Event 0600 & Sky Sports Action 1900.

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