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On This Day - April 16 1991: Graeme Souness quit Rangers to become manager of Liverpool

A former star of a brilliant Liverpool's side midfield, Graeme Souness, pictured in Belfast in 2016 with the Euro 2016 trophy, left Ibrox, where he had enjoyed outstanding success, to take over as boss at Anfield. He left after three years, with a 1992 FA Cup success being the highlight of an otherwise unhappy time back on Merseyside  

ON THIS DAY

1991: Rangers boss Graeme Souness quit Ibrox to become manager of Liverpool. His spell at Anfield, barring an FA Cup final victory over Sunderland, was an unhappy one and he left in 1994.

1993: Manchester City escaped with a suspended punishment of a £50,000 fine and a match to be played behind closed doors after crowd trouble marred their FA Cup home defeat by Tottenham.

1997: David Unsworth and Robbie Fowler were sent off as Liverpool saw their Premiership title dreams all but end as they drew 1-1 at Everton.

2004: FIFA fined the Cameroon Football Association £86,000 and docked the Cameroon national team six points from their 2006 World Cup qualifying group as punishment for wearing one-piece kits during the African Nations Cup.

2008: Martin Johnson was appointed England team manager with effect from July 1. Former head coach Brian Ashton was offered the role of national academy head coach.

2009: Ron Dennis stepped down as chief executive of McLaren Racing, ending his 43-year association with Formula One. He returned to the role in 2014.

2010: Veteran midfielder Paul Scholes signed a new one-year contract with Manchester United.

2012: Bolton midfielder Fabrice Muamba was discharged from the London Chest Hospital as he continued to recover from suffering a cardiac arrest on the pitch during Bolton's FA Cup tie with Tottenham at White Hart Lane on March 17. The incident led to Muamba retiring from professional football later that year.

2013: Cardiff earned promotion to the Premier League following a goalless draw at home to Charlton.

2014: Gareth Bale scored Real Madrid's winner against Barcelona as he collected the first major trophy of his career, the Copa del Rey.

2016: Aston Villa were relegated following a 1-0 defeat to Manchester United at Old Trafford. Marcus Rashford's goal condemned Villa to the second tier of English football for the first time in 28 years.

BIRTHDAYS

John Mulhall (GAA) - former Kilkenny hurler, and winner of an All-Ireland medal in 2011, born 1988.

Sir Frank Williams (motor racing) - highly successful Formula One team owner, born 1942.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (basketball) - retired centre who holds the NBA record for most career points, born 1947.

Rafael Benitez (soccer) - Newcastle boss, previously Liverpool and Chelsea (interim) manager, born 1960.

Pierre Littbarski (soccer) - former West Germany midfielder who won the 1990 World Cup, born 1960.

Conchita Martinez (tennis) - Spaniard who won Wimbledon women's singles title in 1994, born 1972.

Freddie Ljungberg (soccer) - former Arsenal and Sweden midfielder, born 1977.

Luol Deng (basketball) - Great Britain and Los Angeles Lakers forward, born 1985.

Paul di Resta (motor racing) - Formula One driver from 2010-2013, born 1986.

Shinji Okazaki - Leicester and Japan forward, born 1986.

Aaron Lennon (soccer) - Burnley winger, previously with Leeds, Tottenham and Everton, born 1987.

QUICK QUIZ

1 Which team has won the League Cup on the most occasions?

2 What was the last trophy won by Pete McGrath as Down manager?

3 Eilidh Doyle won silver for Scotland in which athletics event at this year's Commonwealth Games?

4 Who captained Armagh to their first Ulster SFC title in 17 years in 1999?

5 In which American sport can you not be offside - American football, basketball or ice hockey?

(see answers at bottom)

SPORT ON TV 

Today (Monday, April 16)

GAA: GAA 2018, including action from the weekend's GAA club matches from around the country, and a round-up of the latest news - TG4 2000. 

SOCCER: Premier League, West Ham v Stoke - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League 1900; Bundesliga, Mainz v Freiburg - BT Sport 1 1915.

CRICKET: Indian Premier League, Kolkata Knight Riders v Delhi Daredevils - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Cricket 1500.

TENNIS: ATP, Monte-Carlo Masters - Sky Sports Main Event 1000.

CYCLING: Tour of the Alps - Eurosport 1 1300.

BASEBALL: MLB, Boston Red Sox v Baltimore Orioles, Chicago Cubs v St Louis Cardinals - BT Sport/ESPN 1600 & 0000 (Tue).

Tomorrow (Tuesday, April 17)

GAA: Classic GAA, Kerry v Dublin from 2001 - eir Sport 1 2130.

SOCCER: Premier League, Brighton v Tottenham - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League 1930; Serie A, Inter Milan v Cagliari - BT Sport 2 1930; DFB-Pokal semi-final, Bayer Leverkusen v Bayern Munich - BT Sport 1 1945.

CRICKET: Indian Premier League, Mumbai Indians v Royal Challengers Bangalore - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Cricket 1500.

TENNIS: ATP, Monte-Carlo Masters - Sky Sports Main Event 1000.

CYCLING: Tour of the Alps - Eurosport 1 1300; Tour of Croatia - Eurosport 1 1430.

BASKETBALL: NBA play-off, Boston Celtics v Milwaukee Bucks - BT Sport 1 0100 (Wed).

BASEBALL: MLB, Minnesota Twins v Cleveland Indians, Seattle Mariners v Houston Astros - BT Sport/ESPN 0000 & 0300 (Wed).

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Quick Quiz answers: 1 Liverpool (eight titles); 2 Dr McKenna Cup in 1998; 3 Women's 400 metres hurdles; 4 Jarlath Burns; 5 Basketball.

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