On This Day, April 23 2009: Roy Keane appointed as Ipswich Town boss

Roy Keane was unveiled as Ipswich Town's manager nine years ago today.


1962: The career of racing driver Stirling Moss ended when he crashed his Lotus-Climax at 110mph during a Formula One race at Goodwood. He sustained a broken leg, broken ribs and serious head injuries and did not race again in Formula One.

1983: Cliff Thorburn recorded the first maximum 147 break in the World Snooker Championships, achieving the feat against Terry Griffiths at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield.

1986: Former England cricketer Jim Laker died, aged 63. His record of taking 19 wickets in one Test match still stands.

2003: Brazilian striker Ronaldo scored a hat-trick as Real Madrid beat Manchester United 4-3 at Old Trafford to progress to the Champions League semi-finals 6-5 on aggregate. David Beckham came off the bench to score two of United's goals.

2009: Roy Keane was appointed Ipswich manager on a two-year contract.

2012: Rangers owner Craig Whyte was banned for life from any involvement in Scottish football and a 12-month transfer embargo was imposed on the club as part of a series of punishments handed out by the Scottish Football Association as a result of the club's insolvency.

2013: Sarah Stevenson, Great Britain's most successful taekwondo fighter and a two-time world champion, announced her retirement.



Darren Huckerby (soccer) - Former Coventry, Manchester City and Norwich forward, born 1976.

Barry Hawkins (snooker) - World Championship runner-up in 2013, born 1979.

Andy Webster (soccer) - Former St Mirren, Hearts and Scotland defender, born 1982.

Daniela Hantuchova (tennis) - Retired Slovakian winner of all four grand slams in mixed doubles, born 1983.

Steph Houghton (soccer) - Captain of Manchester City Women and England Women, born 1988.

Victor Anichebe (soccer) - Nigerian striker who played for Sunderland, West Brom and Everton, currently a free agent, born 1988.



1 Which decorated British Olympian won the 5,000m at the 2001 European Junior Championships aged 18?

2 Snooker player Mark Selby was born in which UK city?

3 Where do Munster Rugby play their home games?

4 Who scored the winning goal for Arsenal in the win over Chelsea in the 2017 FA Cup final?

5 Which county cricket team is known as the Bears?

(See quiz answers at bottom)



Today (Monday, April 23)

SOCCER: Premier League, Everton v Newcastle United - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League 1900; Serie A, Genoa v Hellas Verona - BT Sport 2 1930.

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

TENNIS: ATP Tour, the Barcelona Open - Sky Sports Main Event 1000; WTA Tour, Istanbul Cup - BT Sport 2 1200 & 1500; Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart - BT Sport 1 1400, 1930.

BASEBALL: MLB, New York Yankees v Minnesota Twins - BT Sport/ESPN 0000 (Tue); San Francisco Giants v Washington Nationals - BT Sport 2 0300 (Tue).

BASKETBALL: NBA, Utah Jazz v Oklahoma City Thunder - BT Sport 1 0330 (Tue).

Tomorrow (Tuesday, April 24)

SOCCER: Champions League, Liverpool v Roma - BT Sport 2 1830.

CYCLING: Tour of Romandy - Eurosport 2 1500.

SNOOKER: The World Championship - BBC Two 1000, 1300 and Eurosport 1 1000, 1430, 1830.

TENNIS: ATP Tour, the Barcelona Open - Sky Sports Main Event 1000; WTA Tour, Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart - BT Sport 1 1030, 1730.

BASEBALL: MLB, Houston Astros v Los Angeles Angels - BT Sport/ESPN 0100 (Wed).

BASKETBALL: NBA, play-offs Boston Celtics vs Los Angeles Lakers - BT Sport 1 0100 (Wed).



1 Mo Farah; 2 Leicester; 3 Thomond Park ; 4 Aaron Ramsey; 5 Warwickshire

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