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On this Day, April 5 1922: Former England & Preston forward Tom Finney was born

Tom Finney was capped 76 times by England  

ON THIS DAY IN SPORT

1902: Twenty-five people died at Ibrox when part of a temporary wooden stand collapsed during a Scotland v England international.

1915: Jack Johnson, the first black world heavyweight champion, lost his title to Jess Willard when he was knocked out in the 26th round of their 45-round fight.

1922: Former England and Preston forward Tom Finney, who was capped 76 times, was born. He died on February 14 2014.

1930: England scored a then-record 849 against the West Indies in Kingston, Jamaica, thanks largely to 325 from Andy Sandham.

1947: Rangers beat Aberdeen 4-0 to win the first Scottish League Cup final.

2005: Arsenal goalkeeper Jens Lehmann was suspended for two European matches after throwing water over a referee and his assistant following the second leg of Arsenal's Champions League encounter with Bayern Munich.

2006: Swansea duo Lee Trundle and Alan Tate were arrested by police and charged by the Football Association of Wales following the obscene anti-Cardiff logos they paraded at the Millennium Stadium. Trundle wore an insulting T-shirt while both players were shown carrying an anti-Cardiff flag following Swansea's win over Carlisle on April 2.

2012: Great Britain's Joanna Rowsell, Dani King and Laura Trott claimed gold in the three-kilometre team pursuit at the Track Cycling World Championships in Melbourne. The trio clocked a world record time of three minutes 15.720 seconds in the final.

 

SPORT BIRTHDAYS

Richard Gough (soccer) - former Rangers and Scotland defender, born 1962.

Peter Nicol (squash) - retired former world number one who switched his allegiance from Scotland to England, born 1973.

John Hartson (soccer) - former Celtic and Wales striker, born 1975.

Kim Collins (athletics) - former men's 100m world champion from St Kitts & Nevis, born 1976.

Fernando Morientes (soccer) - former Real Madrid, Liverpool and Spain striker, born 1976.

Thomas Hitzlsperger (soccer) - former Everton and Aston Villa midfielder who won 52 caps for Germany, born 1982.

Jonathan Davies (rugby union) - Wales centre, currently at Scarlets, born 1988.

Nathaniel Clyne (soccer) - Liverpool and England defender, formerly at Crystal Palace and Southampton, born 1991.

 

QUICK QUIZ

1 What event takes place in Albert Park every March?

2 Who scored twice on their recent debut for LA Galaxy?

3 Which former Celtic and Liverpool player and manager is the most capped Scottish footballer?

4 Which American won seven Wimbledon titles between 1993 and 2000?

5 How old was Bruce Hobbs when he won the Grand National in 1938?
Answers below

 

SPORT ON TV

Today (Thursday, April 5)

SOCCER: Europa League quarter-final, Arsenal v CSKA Moscow - BT Sport 2 and eir Sport 1 1930.

GOLF: US Masters - Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Golf 1900, eir Sport 1 2300.

COMMONWEALTH GAMES: Further coverage from Australia's Gold Coast - BBC2 from 0600 amd BBC1 from 0915, Swimming - Eurosport 2 1030.

RUGBY UNION: Hong Kong Sevens - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Action 0320 (Fri).

RUGBY LEAGUE: NRL, Canberra Raiders v Canterbury Bulldogs - Sky Sports Main Event 1000, Sky Sports Arena 1050.

TENNIS: WTA, Charleston Open - BT Sport 1 1600.

SNOOKER: China Open - Eurosport 1 0655 and 1225.

CYCLING: Basque Tour - Eurosport 2 1430.

DARTS: Premier League - Sky Sports Action 1900.

CURLING: World Championships - Eurosport 1 1930.

BASEBALL: MLB, Washington Nationals v New York Mets - BT Sport/ESPN 1800, Cleveland Cavaliers v Washington Wizards - BT Sport 2 0100 (Fri).

Tomorrow (Friday, April 6)

SOCCER: Women's World Cup qualifiers, England v Wales - BBC 2 1845, Republic of Ireland v Slovakia - eir Sport 1 1630; Serie A, Spal v Atalanta - BT Sport/ESPN 1945; A-League, Newcastle Jets v Perth Glory - BT Sport 1 1045.

GOLF: US Masters - Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Golf 1900, eir Sport 1 2000.

COMMONWEALTH GAMES: Further coverage from Australia's Gold Coast - BBC2 from 0600 and BBC1 from 0915, Swimming - Eurosport 2 1030.

RUGBY UNION: Aviva Premiership, Sale Sharks v Wasps - BT Sport 1 1900; PRO14, Edinburgh v Ulster - BBC2 Northern Ireland 1930, Ospreys v Connacht - S4C 1930; Super Rugby, Hurricanes v Sharks - Sky Sports Action 0830; Championship, Nottingham v Bristol - Sky Sports Action 1930; Hong Kong Sevens - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Action 0600.

RUGBY LEAGUE: Super League, St Helens v Hull FC - Sky Sports Arena 1930; NRL, Cronulla Sharks v Sydney Roosters - Sky Sports Arena 0900, St George Illawarra Dragons v South Sydney Rabbitohs - Sky Sports Arena 1045.

FORMULA ONE: Bahrain Grand Prix practice - Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports F1 1145 and 1545, Channel 4 and eir Sport 1 1155.

TENNIS: WTA, Charleston Open - BT Sport 2 0900.

SNOOKER: China Open - Eurosport 1 0655 and 1225.

CYCLING: Basque Tour - Eurosport 2 1430.

MOTORCYCLING: Argentinian MotoGP practice - BT Sport 2 1245.

CURLING: World Championships - Eurosport 2 1630.

BASKETBALL: NBA, Philadelphia 76ers v Cleveland Cavaliers - BT Sport 1 0000 (Sat).

BASEBALL: MLB, Houston Astros v San Diego Padres - BT Sport/ESPN 0100 (Sat).

 

QUIZ ANSWERS

1 Australian Grand Prix; 2 Zlatan Ibrahimovic; 3 Kenny Dalglish; 4 Pete Sampras; 5 17 years old.

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