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On This Day - May 23 2002: Roy Keane left the Republic of Ireland's pre-World Cup training camp in Saipan

Roy Keane, pictured above left with Republic of Ireland manager Mick McCarthy, expressed his misgivings about the training facilities in Saipan as well as the standard of preparation for the team at the first training session. After initially being persuaded to stay, the Cork man left the camp after a highly publicised row with McCarthy

ON THIS DAY

2001: England midfielder Owen Hargreaves was part of the Bayern Munich side which beat Valencia on penalties to win the Champions League final in Milan.

2002: Roy Keane left the Republic of Ireland's pre-World Cup training camp on the Pacific island of Saipan after a row with national team manager Mick McCarthy, who branded him "a disruptive influence".

2007: AC Milan won the Champions League, beating Liverpool 2-1 in the final in Athens.

2011: Ryan Giggs was named as the married footballer at the centre of a controversial privacy case after he was identified in the House of Commons by MP John Hemming.

2012: QPR midfielder Joey Barton was banned for 12 matches and fined £75,000 following his dismissal against Manchester City on the final day of the Premier League season.

2015: James DeGale won the IBF super-middleweight title against Andre Dirrell, becoming Great Britain's first boxing Olympic champion to win a world title.

2017: Sam Allardyce announced in a statement he had stepped down as Crystal Palace manager, adding "I have no ambitions to take another job".

BIRTHDAYS

Conor Mortimer (GAA) - former Mayo footballer, and winner of four Connacht Senior Football Championship medals, born 1982.

Paddy Bradley (GAA) - former Derry footballer and the all-time top scorer in the Ulster Senior Football Championship, born 1981.

Gerry Armstrong (soccer) - former Tottenham player who won 63 caps for Northern Ireland, born 1954.

Marvin Hagler (boxing) - American world middleweight champion from 1980 to 1987, born 1954.

Graeme Hick (cricket) - former Worcestershire and England batsman, now part of Australia's coaching set-up, born 1966.

Rubens Barrichello (motor racing) - Brazilian former Formula One driver, born 1972.

Richard Hill (rugby union) - former England and Saracens forward, born 1973.

Darren Maddy (cricket) - former Warwickshire and England batsman, born 1974.

Ricardinho (soccer) - former Brazil player, born 1976.

Ross Wallace (soccer) - former Celtic, Sunderland and Sheffield Wednesday midfielder, born 1985.

Morgan Pressel (golf) - American who won the 2007 Kraft Nabisco Championship, born 1988.

Joe Gomez (soccer) - Liverpool and England defender, born 1997.

QUICK QUIZ

1 Jose Mourinho managed which football club immediately before rejoining Chelsea in 2013?

2 Which Tyrone player was selected as the RTE man of the match in the 2003 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship final?

3 Andy Murray won silver in the mixed doubles at the London 2012 Olympics alongside which female tennis player?

4 Lancashire batsman Haseeb Hameed was how old when he made his England Test debut against India in 2016?

5 Name the first captain to bring the Sam Maguire to Ulster?

(See answers at bottom)

SPORT ON TV

Today (Wednesday, May 23)

GAA: GAA Weekly Round-Up: Highlights of the week's action - Sky Sports Arena 2100.

GAA: Classic GAA, Dublin v Cork from 2013 - eir Sport 1 2130.

SOCCER: Ligue 1 relegation play-off, Ajaccio v Toulouse - BT Sport 2 1945.

CRICKET: Royal London One-Day Cup, Glamorgan v Middlesex - Sky Sports Cricket 1355, Sky Sports Main Event 1930; Indian Premier League, second qualifying play-off match, Kolkata Knight Riders v Rajasthan Royals - Sky Sports Main Event 1500.

TENNIS: WTA, Internationaux de Strasbourg - BT Sport 1 1000; French Open qualifying - Eurosport 2 1100; ATP, Geneva Open - Eurosport 2 1700.

CYCLING: Giro d'Italia - Eurosport 1 1200.

HORSE RACING: Coverage from Southwell and Wexford - Sky Sports Action 1900.

BASKETBALL: NBA play-offs, Cleveland Cavaliers v Boston Celtics - BT Sport 1 0130 (Thu).

BASEBALL: MLB, Houston Astros v San Francisco Giants - BT Sport/ESPN 1900; Chicago Cubs v Cleveland Indians - BT Sport/ESPN 0100 (Thu).

Tomorrow (Thursday, May 24)

GAA: GAA Weekly Round-Up: Highlights of the week's action - Sky Sports Mix 2100.

GAA: Classic GAA, Cork v Waterford from 2007 - eir Sport 1 2230.

CRICKET: England v Pakistan, first Test - Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Cricket 1000.

RUGBY LEAGUE: Betfred Super League, Castleford v St Helens - Sky Sports Main Event 1930.

GOLF: European Tour, BMW PGA Championship - Sky Sports Golf 1000; PGA Tour, Fort Worth Invitational - Sky Sports Golf 1800 and Sky Sports Main Event 2230.

TENNIS: French Open qualifying - Eurosport 2 0900; WTA, Internationaux de Strasbourg - BT Sport 1 1000; ATP, Geneva Open - Eurosport 2 1700.

CYCLING: Giro d'Italia - Eurosport 1 1200.

MOTORSPORT: Formula One, Monaco Grand Prix first practice - Channel 4 0955 and eir Sport 1 0955, second practice - Sky Sports F1 1345, Channel 4 1355 and eir Sport 1 1355.

BASKETBALL: NBA play-offs, Houston Rockets v Golden State Warriors - BT Sport 1 0200 (Fri).

BASEBALL: MLB, Cincinnati Reds v Pittsburgh Pirates - BT Sport/ESPN 1730, Oakland Athletics v Seattle Mariners - BT Sport 1 2030, Cleveland Indians v Houston Astros - BT Sport/ESPN 2300.

Quick Quiz Answers: 1 Real Madrid; 2 Kevin Hughes; 3 Laura Robson; 4 19; 5 Jim Smith of Cavan (1933).

 

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