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On This Day, April 21, 2013: Liverpool striker Luis Suarez back in the headlines for the wrong reasons

Luis Suarez was involved in an incident with Branislav Ivanovic. 

ON THIS DAY

1930: Leicester and Arsenal drew 6-6 in the old First Division, watched by 27,241 fans at Filbert Street.

1990: Rangers clinched the Scottish championship for the 40th time by winning 1-0 at Dundee United.

1996: Manchester United's Eric Cantona was voted player of the year by the Football Writers' Association.

2007: It was a bad day for Ulster sides as Monaghan and Cavan lost Division Two semi-finals to Meath and Roscommon respectively.

2010: Former International Olympic Committee president Juan Antonio Samaranch died at the age of 89.

2012: Cavan exited the All-Ireland U-21 Football Championship at the semi-final stage after a 2-7 to 2-2 loss to Roscommon.

2013: Liverpool striker Luis Suarez attracted criticism after biting Branislav Ivanovic on the arm in the 2-2 draw with Chelsea at Anfield. The Uruguayan was later charged with violent conduct by the Football Association, who handed Suarez a 10-match ban.

2013: Celtic retained the Clydesdale Bank Premier League title after a 4-1 victory against Inverness.

2017: British gymnast Ellie Downie won the gold medal in the women's all-around competition at the European Championships in Cluj.

BIRTHDAYS

Brian Phelps (diving) - Briton who won an Olympic bronze medal at springboard in 1960, born 1944.

Srinivas Venkataraghavan (cricket) - former international umpire and India spinner, born 1945.

Tony Romo (American football) - former Dallas Cowboys quarterback, born 1980

Garreth Carvell (rugby league) - former Hull FC and England prop, born 1981.

Adam Rooney (soccer) - Aberdeen striker, born 1988.

Stephen Sheridan (Gaelic games) – Armagh midfielder, born 1990.

Isco (soccer) - Real Madrid and Spain midfielder, born 1992.

QUICK QUIZ

1. Which defender spent his entire career with Leeds from 1950-1973?

2. The Yankees and the Mets are baseball teams based in which US city?

3. How many strokes are there in competitive swimming?

4. Name the recently appointed Director General of the GAA.

5. Which football club plays at Molineux?

(See quiz answers at bottom)

SPORT ON TV

Today (Saturday, April 21)

GAELIC GAMES: Limerick SHC, Kilmallock v Ballybrown (3pm) & Patrickswell v Adare (4.45pm) – eir Sport 2, 1500.

SOCCER: Premier League, West Brom v Liverpool - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League 1130; FA Cup, Man Utd v Tottenham - BBC One 1655 and eir Sport 1 1705; Championship, Cardiff v Nottm Forest - Sky Sports Main Event 1930; Bundesliga, Borussia Dortmund v Bayer Leverkusen - BT Sport 1 1715.

RUGBY UNION: Champions Cup, Cardiff Blues v Pau - Sky Sports Action 1230, Leinster v Scarlets - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Action 1500; PRO14, Ulster v Glasgow Warriors - BBC Two Scotland and Northern Ireland 1800.

SNOOKER: World Championship - BBC Two 1000 and 1900, Eurosport 1 1000, 1430 and 1830, BBC One 1345, BBC Two Wales 1900.

CRICKET: Indian Premier League, Kolkata Knight Riders v Kings Xi Punjab - Sky Sports Cricket 1100, Royal Challengers Bangalore v Delhi Daredevils - Sky Sports Cricket 1500, Sky Sports Main Event 1800.

BOXING: Amir Khan v Phil Lo Greco - Sky Sports Action 1900 and Sky Sports Main Event 2145; Carl Frampton v Nonito Donaire - BT Sport 1 1930; Adrien Broner v Jessie Vargas - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Action 0200 (Sun).

GOLF: European Tour, Trophee Hassan II - Sky Sports Golf 1300; PGA Tour, Valero Texas Open - Sky Sports Golf 1800.

CYCLING: Tour of Croatia - Eurosport 1 1430.

BASKETBALL: NBA, Play-off game, Minnesota Timberwolves v Houston Rockets - BT Sport 1 0100 (Sun).

BASEBALL: MLB, New York Yankees v Toronto Blue Jays, Baltimore Orioles v Cleveland Indians - BT Sport/ESPN 1800 & 2100.

Tomorrow (Sunday, April 22)

GAELIC GAMES: Limerick SHC, Na Piarsaigh v Doon (live) and Castlegar v Liam Mellows – TG4, 1400

SOCCER: Premier League, Arsenal v West Ham - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League 1300, Man City v Swansea - Sky Sports Premier League 1600, Sky Sports Main Event 1630; FA Cup, Chelsea v Southampton - BT Sport 1 1430; Serie A, Cagliari v Bologna - BT Sport 1 1130; MLS - Portland Timbers v New York City - Sky Sports Main Event 2310.

SNOOKER: World Championship - BBC Two 1000 and 1430, Eurosport 1 1000 and 1830, Eurosport 2 1430.

CRICKET: Indian Premier League, Sunrisers Hyderabad v Chennai Super Kings - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Cricket 1100, Rajasthan Royals v Mumbai Indians - Sky Sports Cricket 1500.

GOLF: European Tour, Trophee Hassan II - Sky Sports Golf 1300; PGA Tour, Valero Texas Open - Sky Sports Golf 1800, Sky Sports Main Event 1900.

ATHLETICS: London Marathon - BBC One 0830.

CYCLING: Liege-Bastogne-Liege - Eurosport 1 1300.

BASKETBALL: NBA, Play-off game Washington Wizards v Toronto Raptors - BT Sport 1 2300.

BASEBALL: MLB, Los Angeles Dodgers v Washington Nationals - BT Sport/ESPN 0100 (Mon).

QUICK QUIZ BLITZ ANSWERS

1. Jack Charlton 2. New York; 3. Four (Freestyle, Butterfly, Backstroke, Breaststroke); 4. Tom Ryan; 5. Wolverhampton.

 

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