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On This Day - March 22, 1950: Legendary darts player Jocky Wilson was born

Jocky Wilson, who died in 2012, was born on this day in 1950
Neil Loughran

BIRTHDAYS

Armin Hary (athletics) - German who won 100 metres gold at the 1960 Olympics, born 1937.

Paul Schockemohle (equestrian) - German who won three successive European showjumping titles in the 1980s, born 1945.

Jiri Novak (tennis) - former Czech player, born 1975.

Arvind Parmar (tennis) - Former British Davis Cup player, born 1978.

Piotr Trochowski (soccer) - Augsburg and Germany midfielder, born 1984.

JJ Watt (gridiron) - Houston Texans defensive end who raised over 37million for the victims of Hurricane Harvey, born 1989.

ON THIS DAY

1888: An informal meeting of clubs interested in forming a Football League was held at Anderton's Hotel, Fleet Street. The first formal meeting was held on April 17.

1906: The first rugby union international between England and France was played in Paris. England won 35-8.

1929: The Grand National attracted a record field of 66 runners. The 100-1 winner was Gregalach, ridden by Bob Everett.

1950: Two-time darts world champion Jocky Wilson was born. The Scot died on March 24, 2012.

2006: England's Kelly Sotherton won gold in the heptathlon at the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne.

2013: The London Legacy Development Corporation announced West Ham as anchor tenants of London's Olympic Stadium. Plans were unveiled to transform the venue into a 54,000-seater stadium by the start of the 2016-17 season.

2015: Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard apologised for being sent off within a minute of coming off the bench in his final appearance against Manchester United, who won 2-1 in the Premier League at Anfield.

2016: Fifa's ethics committee opened formal proceedings against six individuals, including former World Cup winning coach and player Franz Beckenbauer, over the awarding of the 2006 World Cup to Germany.

2017: Lukas Podolski scored on his final international appearance as Germany beat England 1-0 in a friendly in Dortmund.

QUICK QUIZ BLITZ

1 James Milner joined Liverpool from which club in 2015?

2 Eden Park is a cricket venue in which country?

3 How many grand slam singles titles has Serena Williams won?

4 Which is the only one of golf's four Majors that Rory McIlroy has not won?

5 James Harden plays for which NBA franchise?

Which is the only one of golf's four Majors that Rory McIlroy has not won? Find out below

TODAY’S TV

CRICKET: New Zealand v England, first Test, day one - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Cricket 0030; Third Test, day one, South Africa v Australia - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Cricket 0825.

SOCCER: China Cup, China v Wales - BBC One Wales 1135.

GOLF: World Golf Championships, second day of WGC-Dell Match Play Championship - Sky Sports Golf 1415, Sky Sports Main Event 2230.

TENNIS: WTA, Miami Open - BT Sport 1 1500.

CYCLING: Tour of Catalunya, stage four - Eurosport 1 1445.

SNOOKER: Players Championship - ITV4 1245 and 1845.

DARTS: Premier League Darts, round eight in Glasgow - Sky Sports Action 1900.

BASEBALL: MLB, Minnesota Twins v New York Yankees - BT Sport/ESPN 1700.

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QUICK QUIZ BLITZ ANSWERS

1 Manchester City; 2 New Zealand; 3 23; 4 The Masters; 5 The Houston Rockets.

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