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On This Day - March 29, 1973: Flying Netherlands and Arsenal winger Marc Overmars is born

Former Netherlands winger Marc Overmar turns 45 today

BIRTHDAYS

Rui Costa (soccer) - former Portugal midfielder, born 1972.

Marc Overmars (soccer) - former Arsenal and Holland winger, born 1973.

Marc Gene (motor sport) - former F1 driver for Minardi and Williams, born 1974.

Jennifer Capriati (tennis) - American grand slam winner, born 1976.

Juan Monaco (tennis) - Argentinian winner of nine ATP Tour titles, born 1984.

Fernando Amorebieta (soccer) - former Fulham and Athletic Bilbao defender, now with Independiente in Argentina, born 1985.

James Tomkins (soccer) - Crystal Palace defender, born 1989.

Fabio Borini (soccer) - Sunderland and Italy striker, now on loan at AC Milan, born 1991.

N'Golo Kante (soccer) - Chelsea and France midfielder, born 1991.

ON THIS DAY

1890: Blackburn's William Townley became the first man to score a hat-trick in an FA Cup final as Rovers trounced Sheffield Wednesday 6-1.

1980: Three-time world champion Nelson Piquet won his first Formula One grand prix, in the United States at Long Beach.

1988: Lloyd Honeyghan became the first British boxer since Ted 'Kid' Lewis in 1917 to regain a world title, beating Jorge Vaca of Mexico with a knockout in the third round of their WBC welterweight bout at Wembley.

2000: The Football Association dished out record £150,000 fines to Leeds and Tottenham for misconduct in their Premier League clash in February.

2001: Sprinter John Skeete was banned for two years by UK Athletics after failing a drug test, even though the governing body accepted he was "morally innocent". Skeete's dietary supplement had been tampered with.

2008: Derby were relegated from the Premier League with a record low total of 11 points following just one win, eight draws and 29 defeats in the 2007-08 season.

2011: Ricky Ponting resigned as captain of Australia's Test and one-day teams.

2011: Stuart Lancaster was appointed head coach of England's rugby union team.

2015: England were knocked out of the World Twenty20 after a three-run defeat to South Africa.

2016: Remi Garde left his position as Aston Villa manager by mutual consent.

QUICK QUIZ BLITZ

1. In cricket, what is England's lowest-ever Test score?

2. What year did rugby union become a professional game?

3. How many times has Jamie Murray won the mixed doubles title at Wimbledon?

4. What was the name of the mascot in the 1998 France World Cup?

5. How many British clubs did Paul Gascoigne play for during his professional career?

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TODAY’S TV

SOCCER: Sky Bet League One, Blackburn v Bradford - Sky Sports Main Event 1930.

CRICKET: Second Test, New Zealand v England - Sky Sports Main Event 2300.

GOLF: PGA Tour, Houston Open - Sky Sports Main Event 1330, Sky Sports Golf 1330 and 2100; LPGA Tour, ANA Inspiration - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Golf 1700 and 0000 (Fri).

TENNIS: WTA Tour, Miami Open - BT Sport 1 1800 and 0200 (Fri); ATP Tour, Miami Open - Sky Sports Action 0000 (Fri).

DARTS: Premier League from Belfast - Sky Sports Action 1900, Sky Sports Main Event 2145.

BASEBALL: MLB, Miami Marlins v Chicago Cubs - BT Sport/ESPN 1730, Texas Rangers v Houston Astros - BT Sport/ESPN 2030.

BASKETBALL: NBA, San Antonio Spurs v Oklahoma City Thunder - BT Sport 2 0100 (Fri); Golden State Warriors v Milwaukee Bucks - BT Sport 2 0330 (Fri).

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QUICK QUIZ BLITZ ANSWERS

1 45 (v Australia in 1887); 2 1995; 3 Twice (2007 and 2017); 4 Footix; 5 Six (Newcastle, Tottenham, Rangers, Middlesborough, Everton and Burnley)

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