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On This Day - May 3, 2005: Luis Garcia's disputed goal books Liverpool's place in Champions League final

On this day 13 years ago, a disputed Luis Garcia goal saw Liverpool past Chelsea in the semi-final of the Champions League

BIRTHDAYS

Peter Oosterhuis (golf) - Europe's top golfer in the early 1970s, born 1948.

Allan Wells (athletics) - Won 100 metres gold in the 1980 Moscow Olympics, born 1952.

Kathy Cook (athletics) - Former British sprinter who won 23 medals at major championships, born 1960.

Steve McClaren (soccer) - Former England and Newcastle manager, born 1961.

John Jensen (soccer) - Former Denmark and Arsenal midfielder, born 1965.

Darren Morgan (snooker) - Wales' former world number eight who made 111 competitive century breaks, born 1966.

Jamie Baulch (athletics) - Former British 400 metres runner, born 1973.

Michael Reiziger (soccer) - Former Middlesbrough, Barcelona and Holland full-back, born 1973.

Lawrence Tynes (gridiron) - Scottish-born kicker formerly with the New York Giants and the Kansas City Chiefs, born 1978.

Darran O’Sullivan (Gaelic football) – Jet-heeled Kerry forward, born 1986

ON THIS DAY

1921: Boxer Sugar Ray Robinson - real name Walker Smith Jr - was born in Detroit. He won the welterweight title in 1946 and in 1951 took the middleweight crown. Only exhaustion prevented him winning a third title, light-heavyweight, when he retired in the 14th round against Joey Maxim in 1952. Robinson died in 1989.

1934: Boxer Henry Cooper, the only man to win three Lonsdale belts outright, was born. Cooper's only attempt to win a world title ended in a sixth-round stoppage by Muhammad Ali in 1966, while he is best remembered for knocking Ali - then Cassius Clay - to the canvas three years earlier. Cooper died on May 1, 2011.

1952: Newcastle beat Arsenal to become the first team in the 20th century to win the FA Cup in successive seasons.

2003: Sunderland's 14th successive defeat, 1-0 at Aston Villa, condemned them to relegation from the Premier League.

2005: A disputed Luis Garcia goal booked Liverpool's passage to the Champions League final as they beat Chelsea 1-0 on aggregate. Liverpool went on to win the final on penalties against AC Milan.

2017: All England Club chairman Philip Brook announced that Ilie Nastase would not be invited into the royal box at Wimbledon in 2017.

Kerry GAA star Darran O'Sullivan turns 32 today

QUICK QUIZ BLITZ

1. Who were Manchester United's opponents when they won the 1999 FA Cup final?

2. Who is the top ranked American men's tennis player?

3. Shinnecock Hills Golf Club, the host course for next month's US Open, is in which state?

4. Wayde van Niekerk is the world record holder in which athletics track event?

5. In which year did a match between Liverpool and West Ham become the first football game to be shown in colour on BBC's Match of the Day?

TODAY’S TV

SOCCER: Europa League, Atletico Madrid v Arsenal - BT Sport 2 1930, eir Sport 1 2000; National League, play-offs Boreham Wood v AFC Fylde - BT Sport 1 1830.

CRICKET: Indian Premier League, Kolkata Knight Riders v Chennai Super Kings - Sky Sports Main Event & Sky Sports Cricket 1500.

GOLF: PGA, Wells Fargo Championship - Sky Sports Main Event & Sky Sports Golf 1200/Sky Sports Golf 1900.

SNOOKER: World Championship - BBC Two 1300 & 1900/Eurosport 1 1300 & 1845.

TENNIS: WTA, Prague Open - BT Sport 2 1000.

CYCLING: Tour de Yorkshire - ITV4 0830 & 1345/Eurosport 2 1600.

DARTS: Premier League - Sky Sports Main Event & Sky Sports Action 1900.

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

BASEBALL: MLB, Houston Astros v New York Yankees, Texas Rangers v Boston Red Sox - BT Sport/ESPN 1900 & 0100 (Fri).

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QUICK QUIZ BLITZ ANSWERS

1. Newcastle United; 2. John Isner; 3. New York; 4. 400 metres 5. 1969

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