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On this Day, April 2 2002: Tony McCoy broke Gordon Richards' 55-year record for winners in a season

Record breaking Moneyglass jockey Tony McCoy  

ON THIS DAY IN SPORT

1926: Jack Brabham, the Australian three-time Formula One world champion and the only driver in the sport's history to win the championship in a car of his own construction, was born. He died on May 19, 2014, aged 88.

1955: Duncan Edwards, one of Manchester United's famous 'Busby Babes', made his first appearance for England in a 7-2 victory over Scotland at Wembley. He was killed three years later in the Munich air disaster.

1977: Red Rum won his record third Grand National, winning by 25 lengths from Churchtown Boy. Charlotte Brew, on Barony Fort, became the first woman to take part in the race.

1993: Jonathan Davies kicked a record 10 goals as Great Britain's rugby league team set a new Test best victory of 72-6, against France at Swinton.

2002: Jockey Tony McCoy broke Gordon Richards' 55-year record for winners in a season when he recorded his 270th win of the campaign at Warwick.

2003: Wimbledon received final approval from the English Football League for their temporary move to the National Hockey Stadium in Milton Keynes.

2009: Sven-Goran Eriksson was sacked as coach of the Mexico national team.

2010: India won the World Cup by beating Sri Lanka by six wickets in the final in Mumbai.

2012: Gavin Henson was sacked by Cardiff Blues for his drunken behaviour on a flight from Glasgow to Cardiff.

 

SPORT BIRTHDAYS

Linford Christie (athletics) - British sprinter who was Olympic 100 metres champion in Barcelona in 1992 and world champion in Stuttgart in 1993, born 1960.

Teddy Sheringham (soccer) - former Millwall, Tottenham, Manchester United, West Ham and England striker, born 1966.

Todd Woodbridge (tennis) - Australian who is best known for his doubles partnership with Mark Woodforde, born 1971.

Eyal Berkovic (soccer) - Israeli former Celtic, West Ham and Manchester City midfielder, born 1972.

Michael Clarke (cricket) - former Australian Test captain, born 1981.

Thom Evans (rugby union) - former Scotland international who was forced to retire aged 24 due to a serious neck injury, born 1985.

Ibrahim Afellay (soccer) - Stoke's Dutch winger, formerly of Barcelona, born 1986.

Miralem Pjanic (soccer) - Juventus and Bosnia midfielder, born 1990.

 

QUICK QUIZ

1 Who did New Zealand defeat to set up a final showdown with Australia in the 2015 Cricket World Cup?

2 With around 240 days of sunshine a year at its home stadium, which is the most southerly NHL team?

3 To the nearest 10, how many competitive goals did Jimmy McGrory (1922-37) score during his career?

4 Michael Shenton is captain of which Super League side?

5 Which golf tournament is remembered as the 'Miracle at Medinah'?
Answers below

 

SPORT ON TV

Today (Monday, April 2)

SOCCER: Championship, Preston v Derby - Sky Sports Main Event 1230, Sheffield United v Cardiff - Sky Sports Main Event 1930; League One, Portsmouth v Wigan - Sky Sports Main Event 1730; National League, Sutton United v Bromley - BT Sport 1 1445.

CRICKET: Fourth Test, South Africa v Australia - Sky Sports Cricket 0855, Sky Sports Main Event 0900; Second Test, New Zealand v England - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Cricket 2300.

RUGBY LEAGUE: Super League, Widnes v St Helens - Sky Sports Main Event 1500.

TENNIS: WTA, Charleston Open - BT Sport 2 1500.

SNOOKER: China Open - Eurosport 1 0730 and 1225.

MOTORCYCLING: British Superbikes, Donington Park - Eurosport 2 1300.

BASEBALL: MLB, New York Yankees v Tampa Bay Rays - BT Sport/ESPN 1800, Houston Astros v Baltimore Orioles BT Sport 1 0000 (Tue), Los Angeles Angels v Cleveland Indians - BT Sport 1 0300 (Tue).

Tomorrow (Tuesday, April 3)

SOCCER: Champions League quarter-finals, Juventus v Real Madrid - BT Sport 2 1900, Sevilla v Bayern Munich - eir Sport 1 1930; Championship, Fulham v Leeds - Sky Sports Main Event 1930; Serie A, Udinese v Fiorentina - eir Sport 1 1725.

CRICKET: Fourth Test, South Africa v Australia - Sky Sports Cricket 0855, Sky Sports Main Event 0900.

TENNIS: WTA, Charleston Open - BT Sport 2 1500 and 0000 (Wed).

SNOOKER: China Open - Eurosport 1 0730 and 1225.

CURLING: World Championships - Eurosport 2 1630.

BASKETBALL: NBA, Oklahoma City Thunder v Golden State Warriors - BT Sport 2 0100 (Wed), Los Angeles Clippers v San Antonio Spurs - BT Sport 2 0330 (Wed).

BASEBALL: MLB, Miami Marlins v Boston Red Sox - BT Sport//ESPN 2300, Los Angeles Angels v Cleveland Indians - BT Sport//ESPN 0300 (Wed).

 

QUIZ ANSWERS

1 South Africa 2 Florida Panthers 3 550 4 Castleford Tigers 5 2012 Ryder Cup

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