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On This Day - Mar 10 2007: Eddie O'Sullivan's Ireland clinched their third Triple Crown in four years

Ireland coach Eddie O'Sullivan with his squad during a training session at University College Dublin on Tuesday January 29 2008

BIRTHDAYS

Terry Holmes (rugby union) - former Wales and British Lions scrum-half, born 1957.

Chris Sutton (soccer) - former Blackburn, Chelsea and Celtic striker, born 1973.

Peter Enckelman (soccer) - former Finnish goalkeeper, previously with Aston Villa, Blackburn and St Johnstone, born 1977.

Steven Reid (soccer) - former Millwall, Blackburn, West Brom, Burnley and Republic of Ireland midfielder, born 1981.

Samuel Eto'o (soccer) - former Cameroon, Everton, Chelsea, Barcelona and Inter Milan striker, now with Konyaspor, born 1981.

Jonas Olsson (soccer) - Swedish defender, formerly with West Brom, born 1983.

Lassana Diarra (soccer) - Former Portsmouth, Arsenal and Chelsea midfielder, now with Paris St Germain, born 1985.

Ivan Rakitic (soccer) - Barcelona and Croatia midfielder, born 1988.

Jack Butland (soccer) - Stoke and England goalkeeper, born 1993.

ON THIS DAY

1947: The fourth-wicket partnership between Gulzar Mahomed and Vijay Hazare produced 577 runs in Baroda, India, against Holkar - setting a world record in first-class cricket.

1992: David O'Leary played his 700th game for Arsenal, a record for the north London club.

2001: Roy Essandoh swept Division Two Wycombe into the FA Cup semi-finals with a stoppage-time headed winner against Leicester at Filbert Street.

2005: Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho was fined £5,000 by the Football Association for accusing Manchester United players of diving and cheating, while the club were also hit with a £15,000 punishment after a brawl at Blackburn.

2007: Eddie O'Sullivan's Ireland clinched their third Triple Crown in four years with a nervy 19-18 Six Nations triumph over Scotland.

2010: The Pakistan Cricket Board banned former captains Younis Khan and Mohammad Yousuf from the national team for life as part of a crackdown on player indiscipline. Both players went on to represent Pakistan again at international level.

2012: Yamile Aldama won gold for Great Britain in the women's triple jump at the World Indoor Championships in Istanbul. Tiffany Porter added a silver medal in the 60 metres hurdles, with Dwain Chambers picking up bronze in the men's 60m.

2014: Kelly Gallagher and guide Charlotte Evans won Great Britain's first ever gold medal at the Winter Paralympics with victory in the women's visually-impaired super-G in Sochi.

2016: Liverpool beat Manchester United 2-0 at Anfield in the first leg of their Europa League last-16 tie. The Reds progressed after a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford a week later.

2017: A leaked draft copy of a review into British Cycling's world-class performance programme questioned whether the organisation's board was "fit to govern" and alleged that the governing body changed the outcome of an investigation into former technical director Shane Sutton.

SPORT ON TV 

Today (Saturday, March 10)

SOCCER: A-League, Western Sydney Wanderers v Wellington Phoenix - BT Sport 2 0845, Perth Glory v Central Coast Mariners - BT Sport 2 1100; Premier League, Man Utd v Liverpool - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League 1130, Chelsea v Crystal Palace - BT Sport 1 1700; Championship, Aston Villa v Wolves - Sky Sports Main Event 1715; Ligue 1, Paris St Germain v Metz - eir Sport 1 1545; Bundesliga, Bayer Leverkusen v Borussia Monchengladbach - BT Sport 2 1715; Serie A, Hellas Verona v Chievo - BT Sport 2 1930; MLS, Chicago Fire v Sporting Kansas - Sky Sports Main Event 2300.

ATHLETICS: NCAA Indoor Track & Field - BT Sport 2 2200.

BASKETBALL: NBA, San Antonio Spurs Oklahoma City Thunder - BT Sport 1 0130 (Sunday).

BOXING: Fight Night, Oscar Valdez v Scott Quigg - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Action 0200.

CRICKET: Second Test, South Africa v Australia - Sky Sports Cricket 0755.

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

GOLF: European Tour, Hero Indian Open - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Golf 0730; PGA Tour, Valspar Championship - Sky Sports Golf 1800.

RACING: ITV Racing, Sandown - ITV4 1330.

WINTER PARALYMPICS: Channel 4 - 0600 & 0030 (Sunday).

RUGBY UNION: Super Rugby, Hurricanes v Crusaders - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Action 0630, Reds v Bulls - Sky Sports Action 0840, Sharks v Sunwolves - Sky Sports Action 1300, Lions v Blues - Sky Sports Action 1510; RBS 6 Nations, Ireland v Scotland - ITV 1325, France v England - BBC One 1600; Sevens World Series, Vancouver Sevens - Sky Sports Action 1720 & 2200; Women's Six Nations, France v England - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Action 1955.

SKIING: Alpine Skiing, men's downhill - Eurosport 1 0930, women's giant slalom - Eurosport 1 1130.

SNOOKER: Day three, Gibraltar Open - Eurosport 2 0830.

Tomorrow (Sunday, March 11)

SOCCER: Premier League, Arsenal v Watford - Sky Sports Premier League 1230 & Sky Sports Main Event 1400, Bournemouth v Tottenham - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League 1530; Ladbrokes Premiership, Rangers v Celtic - Sky Sports Main Event 1130; Serie A, Juventus v Udinese - BT Sport/ESPN 1400, Inter Milan v Napoli - BT Sport 1 1930; National League, Wrexham v Chester - BT Sport 1 1130; Ligue 1, TBC - BT Sport/ESPN 2000.

BASKETBALL: NBA, Cleveland Cavaliers Los Angeles Lakers - BT Sport 1 0100 (Monday).

CRICKET: Second Test, South Africa v Australia - Sky Sports Cricket 0755 & Sky Sports Main Event 0800.

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

GOLF: European Tour, Hero Indian Open - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Golf 0600; PGA Tour, Valspar Championship - Sky Sports Golf 1700 & Sky Sports Main Event 1900.

WINTER PARALYMPICS: Winter Paralympics - Channel 4 0130 (Mon).

RUGBY UNION: RBS 6 Nations, Wales v Italy - BBC One 1435; Top 14, Stade Francais v Castres - Sky Sports Action 1125; Anglo-Welsh Cup, Exeter v Newcastle - BT Sport 2 1245; Sevens World Series, Vancouver Sevens - Sky Sports Action 1620.

SKIING: Alpine Skiing, men's super-G - Eurosport 1 0915; Cross-Country Skiing, World Cup meeting - Eurosport 2 1100; Biathlon, men's 50km mass start - Eurosport 2 1230.

TENNIS: WTA, Indian Wells - BT Sport 2 1800 & 0330 (Monday); ATP Masters, BNP Paribas Masters - Sky Sports Main Event Sky Sports Main Event 2200.

WINTER SPORTS: Ski Jumping, men's HS134 individual World Cup event - Eurosport 2 1315.

QUICK QUIZ answers: 1. Sheffield United; 2. John Higgins; 3. Naomi Osaka; 4. Pineau de Re; 5. Caroline Wozniacki.

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