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On This Day - May 11, 1975: Tipperary's All-Ireland winning goalkeeper Brendan Cummins is born

Former Tipperary goalkeeper Brendan Cummins turns 43 today

BIRTHDAYS

Andrew Coltart (golf) - European Tour and former Ryder Cup player, born 1970.

Mark Foster (swimming) - Former swimmer specialising in 50 metres butterfly and freestyle, who carried the flag for Great Britain in the 2008 Olympics, born 1970.

Jim Furyk (golf) - American Ryder Cup player and 2003 US Open champion, born 1970.

Mike Weir (golf) - Canadian former Masters winner, born 1970.

Brendan Cummins (hurling) – All-Ireland winning goalkeeper with Tipperary, born 1975.

Graeme Dott (snooker) - world champion in 2006, born 1977.

Rob Key (cricket) - Former Kent and England batsman, born 1979.

Marcelo (soccer) - Real Madrid and Brazil full-back, born 1988.

Darren Randolph (soccer) - Middlesbrough and Republic of Ireland goalkeeper, born 1987.

Pauric Mahony (hurling) – Waterford and Ballygunner forward, born 1992.

Billy King (soccer) - Dundee United forward, born 1994.

ON THIS DAY

1859: Mayonaise won the 1000 Guineas by 20 lengths - a British record for a classic.

1945: Alan Ball was born. Ball was the youngest member of England's World Cup-winning side in 1966 and was also a manager with Portsmouth, Manchester City and Southampton. He died in 2007, aged 61.

2006: Former world featherweight champion Naseem Hamed was jailed for 15 months after admitting a charge of dangerous driving.

2010: Fulham were beaten 2-1 by Atletico Madrid in the Europa League final in Hamburg.

2011: Kenny Dalglish was appointed as permanent manager of Liverpool on a three-year deal.

2016: Roberto Martinez paid the price for Everton's Premier League nosedive when he was sacked with one game of the season still to play.

2016: Ireland's Shane Lowry wrote his name into the history books with a tournament-record 29 shots through his last nine holes on day one of the Players Championship at Sawgrass, giving him a share of the clubhouse lead.

Kenny Dalglish returned to the Liverpool hotseat on this day in 2011

QUICK QUIZ BLITZ

1. Who were England playing in a 1995 friendly when goalkeeper Rene Higuita cleared a Jamie Redknapp shot with a 'scorpion kick'?

2. Who are the current holders of the Elite Ice Hockey League?

3. Mark Williams won his third snooker World Championship last week, but when did he win his second?

4. Which basketball player appeared in his 14th consecutive All Star Game this season?

5. Which two baseball teams will play a game in London in 2019?

TODAY’S TV

SOCCER: Championship play-off semi-final Middlesbrough v Aston Villa - Sky Sport Main Event 1700; League One play-off semi-final first leg Scunthorpe v Rotherham - Sky Sports Main Event 1215; League Two play-off semi-final first legs Coventry v Notts County and Lincoln v Exeter - Sky Sports Main Event 1445 and 1915; Vanarama National League play-off final Boreham Wood v Tranmere - BT Sport 1 1430; Bundesliga, Freiburg v Augsburg - BT Sport/ESPN 1430; Serie A, Inter Milan v Sassuolo - BT Sport 2 1930.

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

RUGBY UNION: European Rugby Champions Cup, Leinster v Racing 92 - Sky Sports Action/BT Sport 2 1600; Super Rugby, Crusaders v Waratahs - Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Action 0610, Highlanders v Lions, Brumbies v Rebels, Stormers v Chiefs - Sky Sports Action 0830, 1040 and 1400.

FORMULA ONE: Spanish Grand Prix, third practice session - Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports F1 1030/eir Sport 1 1055, qualifying - Sky Sports F1 and eir Sport 1 1355.

GOLF: PGA, The Players Championship - Sky Sports Golf 1330 and 1900/Sky Sports Main Event 2200.

BOXING: Sam Sexton v Hughie Fury - Channel 5 2100

TENNIS: WTA, Madrid Open - BT Sport 1 1745.

CYCLING: Giro d'Italia - Eurosport 1 1200.

HORSE RACING: Ascot - ITV 4 1330.

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QUICK QUIZ BLITZ ANSWERS

1. Colombia; 2. Cardiff Devils; 3. 2003; 4. LeBron James; 5. Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees.

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