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On This Day – May 10 1969: Non-flying Dutchman Dennis Bergkamp is born

Ex-Ajax, Inter Milan and Arsenal playmaker Dennis Bergkamp turns 49 today

BIRTHDAYS

Jonathan Edwards (athletics) - triple jump world record holder, born 1966.

Dennis Bergkamp (soccer) - former Arsenal and Holland forward, born 1969.

David Weir (soccer) - former Rangers captain and Scotland defender, born 1970.

Gareth Ainsworth (soccer) - Wycombe player-manager, born 1973

Sylvain Wiltord (soccer) - former Arsenal and Lyon striker, born 1974.

Nick Heidfeld (motor racing) - German former Formula One driver, born 1977.

Barry Cahill (Gaelic football) – Former Dublin player, won an All-Ireland title in 2011, born 1981.

Emilio Izaguirre (soccer) - former Celtic defender, now at Al-Fayha, born 1986.

Adam Lallana (soccer) - Liverpool and England midfielder, born 1988.

Allan Nyom (soccer) - West Brom defender, born 1988.

Devante Cole (soccer) - Wigan striker and son of former Manchester United player Andrew, born 1995.

Missy Franklin (swimming) - four-time gold medallist at London 2012, born 1995.

ON THIS DAY

1886: The Football Association approved the giving of caps to players appearing in international matches.

1980: Paul Allen became the youngest man to date to play in an FA Cup final at Wembley, aged 17 years and 256 days, as West Ham beat Arsenal 1-0.

2004: Eddie Gray stepped down as Leeds manager but remained at the club in a consultancy role.

2009: Jenson Button won the Spanish Grand Prix ahead of Brawn team-mate Rubens Barrichello.

2015: QPR were relegated from the Premier League following a 6-0 humiliation at the hands of Manchester City.

2016: West Ham came from 2-1 down to beat Manchester United 3-2 in the final game to be played at Upton Park.

QUICK QUIZ BLITZ

1. How many different coaches have West Brom had this season?

2. Which Sky Bet League One side made it through to the FA Cup quarter-finals this season, but went on to lose 2-0 against Southampton?

3. In which American city area would you find the Jets, Mets and Nets?

4. Wayne Gretzky had his jersey number league-wide retired by the NHL, but what was it?

What number jersey did ice-hockey legend Wayne Gretzky, pictured left, wear? Answers below

TODAY’S TV

SOCCER: Premier League, West Ham v Manchester United - Sky Sports Main Event & Sky Sports Premier League 1930; European Under-17 Championship, England v Switzerland - ITV4 1845.

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

GOLF: PGA, The Players Championship - Sky Sports Main Event 1230 & 2200, Sky Sports Golf 1230 & 1800.

TENNIS: ATP, Madrid Open - Sky Sports Main Event 1100; WTA, Madrid Open - BT Sport 2 1100 & 2030.

CYCLING: Giro d'Italia - Eurosport 1 1200.

HORSE RACING: Chester - ITV 4 1330.

DARTS: Premier League - Sky Sports Action 1900.

BASKETBALL: NBA, play-offs Philadelphia 76ers v Boston Celtics - BT Sport 1 0100 (Fri).

BASEBALL: MLB, New York Yankees v Boston Red Sox, Philadelphia Phillies v San Francisco Giants - BT Sport/ESPN & BT Sport 2 0000 & 0300 (Fri).

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QUICK QUIZ BLITZ ANSWERS

1. Four (Tony Pulis, Gary Megson, Alan Pardew and Darren Moore); 2. Wigan; 3. New York; 4. 99.

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