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On This Day: Mar 13 2006: Celtic's wizard of the wing, Jimmy Johnstone, dies

The Celtic team line up before defeating Inter Milan to win the European Cup in Lisbon: (back row, l to r) Jim Craig, Tommy Gemmell, Ronnie Simpson, Billy McNeill, Bobby Murdoch, John Clark (front row, l to r) Steve Chalmers, Willie Wallace, Jimmy Johnstone, Bobby Lennox, Bertie Auld. 

BIRTHDAYS

Brad Davis (rugby league) - former Castleford and Wakefield scrum-half, born 1968.

Allan Nielsen (soccer) - former Tottenham and Denmark midfielder, born 1971.

Edgar Davids (soccer) - former Holland midfielder, who played for Ajax, Tottenham and Juventus among others, born 1973.

Thomas Enqvist (tennis) - Swedish former Australian Open finalist, retired 2006, born 1974.

Stephen Maguire (snooker) - Scottish 2004 UK champion, born 1981.

Adam Thomson (rugby union) - former New Zealand flanker, a World Cup winner in 2011, born 1982.

Gerard Deulofeu (soccer) - Barcelona's Spanish winger, currently on loan at Watford, born 1994.

Mikaela Shiffrin (skiing) - American alpine racer who was a gold medallist at the 2014 and 2018 Winter Olympics, born 1995.

ON THIS DAY

1873: The Scottish Football Association was formed when representatives from eight clubs met at the Dewar's Hotel in Glasgow.

1948: The Lincolnshire Handicap drew a field of 58 horses - the largest number of runners for a flat race in Britain.

1967: Former West Indies cricket captain Sir Frank Worrell, who scored 3,860 runs in 51 Test appearances, died at the age of 42.

1991: Ronnie O'Sullivan, at the English Amateur Snooker Championship, became the youngest player to compile a maximum 147 break at the age of 15 years and 98 days.

2002: Everton terminated the contract of manager Walter Smith.

2003: Best Mate, ridden by Jim Culloty, became the first horse since L'Escargot in 1970 and 1971 to win consecutive Cheltenham Gold Cups.

1967: Colombian defender Andres Escobar was born. Escobar was murdered in 1994 after his own goal contributed to Colombia's first-round elimination from the World Cup.

2006: Former Celtic forward Jimmy Johnstone died aged 61.

2010: Jessica Ennis won gold in the pentathlon at the World Indoor Championships in Doha.

2013: Heavy favourite Sprinter Sacre, trained by Nicky Henderson and ridden by Barry Geraghty, won the Queen Mother Champion Chase at the Cheltenham Festival.

2016: Ross County won the Scottish League Cup for the first time in their history after beating Hibernian 2-1 in the final at Hampden Park.

2016: England won the RBS 6 Nations title after Scotland beat France 29-18 at Murrayfield. The Red Rose went on to claim the Grand Slam for the first time since 2003.

2017: Durban was stripped of the 2022 Commonwealth Games after failing to meet key obligations.

QUICK QUIZ

1. Which county play their home cricket games at Trent Bridge?

2. In which county is Silverstone?

3. Which club won the FIFA Club World Cup in 2017?

4. Which country is currently top of the FIFA rankings?

5. Which country finished top of the medal table at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics?

(See quiz answers at bottom)

SPORT ON TV 

Today (Tuesday, March 13)

SOCCER: Champions League, Manchester United v Sevilla - BT Sport 2, 1900; Roma v Shakhtar Donetsk - eir Sport 1 1930.

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

WINTER PARALYMPICS: Winter Paralympics, day five - Channel 4 0015 (Wed).

TENNIS: WTA Tour, BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells - BT Sport 1 1800 & 0100 (Wed); ATP Tour, BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells - Sky Sports Main Event 1800.

HORSE RACING: Opening day of the Cheltenham Festival - ITV 1300.

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

Tomorrow (Wednesday, March 14)

SOCCER: Ligue 1, Paris St Germain v Angers - BT Sport 1 1600; Champions League, Besiktas v Bayern Munich - eir Sport 1 1655, Barcelona v Chelsea - BT Sport 2 1900.

WINTER PARALYMPICS: Winter Paralympics, day six - Channel 4 0015 (Thur).

TENNIS: WTA Tour, BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells - BT Sport 1 2000 & 0200 (Thur); ATP Tour, BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells - Sky Sports Main Event 1800.

HORSE RACING: Second day of the Cheltenham Festival - ITV 1300.

CYCLING: Nokere Koerse - Eurosport 1 1400.

BASKETBALL: NBA, Boston Celtics v Washington Wizards - BT Sport 2 0000 (Wed); Golden State Warriors v Los Angeles Lakers - BT Sport 2 0230 (Wed).

QUICK QUIZ answers: 1. Nottinghamshire; 2. Northamptonshire; 3. Real Madrid; 4. Germany; 5. Norway.

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