On This Day - May 1 2012: Seven-time world champion Stephen Hendry retired from snooker

Widely regarded as one of the greatest ever snooker players, Stephen Hendry's seven world titles are a record in the modern era. He dominated the game in the 1990s, and was world number one in eight successive seasons between 1990 and 1998. He also holds the record for the number of ranking tournaments won (36) 
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1904: The first football international outside Great Britain was played by Belgium and France at Uccle, near Brussels, and ended in a 3-3 draw.

1955: Stirling Moss and co-driver Dennis Jenkinson became the first British winners of the Mille Miglia in a Mercedes Benz.

1988: Ben Lexcen, designer of Australia II, the first non-American yacht to win the America's Cup in 1983, died.

2000: The Norwegian owners of Wimbledon Football Club, prompted by player power, parted company with manager Egil Olsen after eight successive defeats - replacing him with assistant Terry Burton.

2002: West Brom chairman Paul Thompson resigned after a feud with promotion-winning manager Gary Megson.

2006: Graeme Dott won the snooker World Championship with an 18-14 victory over Peter Ebdon in the final.

2007: Liverpool reached their second Champions League final in three years with victory over Chelsea on penalties in the Anfield leg of their semi-final.

2008: Rangers won their UEFA Cup semi-final against Fiorentina 4-2 on penalties to set up a meeting with Zenit St Petersburg in the final in Manchester.

2011: Former boxer Sir Henry Cooper died aged 76.

2012: Seven-time world champion Stephen Hendry retired from snooker.

2012: Roy Hodgson was confirmed as the England manager on a four-year deal.

2017: Mark Selby won the Betfred World Championship for the third time by beating John Higgins 18-15 in the final in Sheffield.


Lester Ryan (GAA) - Kilkenny hurler and winner of four All-Ireland SHC medals, born 1988.

Ken Hogan (GAA) - Former two time All-Ireland winning Tipperary hurling goalkeeper, born 1963.

Danny McGrain (soccer) - Former Celtic and Scotland defender, born 1950.

Gordon Greenidge (cricket) - Former Hampshire batsman who played over 100 Tests for West Indies, born 1951.

Steve Cauthen (racing) - American who won three English jockey championships, and the Epsom Derby in 1985 on Slip Anchor and in 1987 on Reference Point, born 1960.

Oliver Bierhoff (soccer) - Former Germany international who scored both goals in his side's Euro 96 final win, born 1968.

Stuart Appleby (golf) - Australian member of the PGA Tour, born 1971.

Oliver Neuville (soccer) - Former Germany and Bayer Leverkusen forward, born 1973.

Alexey Smertin (soccer) - Former Chelsea, Fulham and Russia midfielder, born 1975.

Mauro Bergamasco (rugby union) - Former Italy international, born 1979.

Alexander Hleb (soccer) - Belarus international and former Arsenal and Barcelona midfielder, born 1981.

Tommy Robredo (tennis) - Spanish former world number five, born 1982.

Shahar Peer (tennis) - Israeli who won five WTA Tour singles titles, born 1987.

Matej Vydra (soccer) - Derby's Czech forward, born 1992.


1. In what year did Peter Canavan first play in a National League football final with Tyrone?

2. Tennis star Ana Ivanovic, a former world number one, is married to which Manchester United footballer?

3. Premiership rugby side Worcester play their home games at which stadium?

4. Felipe Massa made his Formula One debut in 2002 with which team?

5. The Kehoe Cup is a hurling competition played in which province?

(see answers at bottom)


Today (Tuesday, May 1)

GAA: Classic GAA, Dublin v Tyrone from 2008 - eir Sport 1 2130.

SOCCER: Champions League, Real Madrid v Bayern Munich - BT Sport 2 1900.

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

SNOOKER: World Championship - BBC Two 1000, 1300 & 1900/Eurosport 1 1000, 1430 & 1830.

TENNIS: WTA, Prague Open - BT Sport 1 1000.

CYCLING: GP Frankfurt - Eurosport 2 1330.

BASKETBALL: NBA play-offs, Golden State Warriors v New Orleans Pelicans - BT Sport 1 0100 (Wed).

BASEBALL: MLB, Cleveland Indians v Texas Rangers, Arizona Diamondbacks v Los Angeles Dodgers - BT Sport/ESPN 2300 & 0230 (Wed).

Tomorrow (Wednesday, May 2)

GAA: Classic GAA, Cork v Tipperary from 2009 - eir Sport 1 2130.

SOCCER: Champions League, Roma v Liverpool - BT Sport 2 1900; National League, play-offs TBC - BT Sport 1 1830.

CRICKET: Indian Premier League, Delhi Daredevils v Rajasthan Royals - Sky Sports Main Event & Sky Sports Cricket 1500.

SNOOKER: World Championship - BBC Two 1000, 1300 & 1900/Eurosport 1 1000, 1430 & 1830.

TENNIS: WTA, Prague Open - BT Sport 1 1000.

BASKETBALL: NBA, play-offs TBC - BT Sport 1 0100 (Thurs).

BASEBALL: MLB, Chicago Cubs v Colorado Rockies, Houston Astros v New York Yankees - BT Sport/ESPN 1915 & 0100 (Thurs).

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