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On This Day – May 24, 1966: Manchester United legend Eric Cantona is born

Former Manchester United and France forward Eric Cantona turns 52 today

BIRTHDAYS

Irena Szewinska (athletics) - famed Polish sprinter who won gold at three Olympics, born 1946.

Sean Kelly (cycling) - ranked world number one from October 1984 to May 1989, born 1956.

Ivan Capelli (motor racing) - former F1 driver for Ferrari and Leyton House, born 1963.

Adrian Moorhouse (swimming) - British 100m breaststroke gold medallist at the 1988 Olympics, born 1964.

Liz McColgan (athletics) - Britain's 1988 Olympic 10,000m silver medallist and 1991 world champion, born 1964.

Eric Cantona (soccer) - former Manchester United, Leeds and France forward, born 1966.

Martin McCague (cricket) - former Kent and England pace bowler, born 1969.

Vladimir Smicer (soccer) - former Liverpool midfielder, born 1973.

Andrew Jordan (motor racing) - 2013 British Touring Car champion, born 1989.

England midfielder Steve McManaman scored a second half volley to help Real Madrid beat Valencia 3-0 in the Champions League final 18 years ago

ON THIS DAY

1899: French tennis star Suzanne Lenglen, the first non-English-speaking winner of the Wimbledon women's singles title, was born. She won the first of her six Wimbledon singles titles in 1919. The loose, short-length dress she wore revolutionised fashion in the women's game. Five of her titles were won in consecutive years, 1919-23. She died in 1938.

2000: England midfielder Steve McManaman scored a second-half volley to help Real Madrid beat Valencia 3-0 in the Champions League final.

2001: Former England boss Kevin Keegan took charge at Manchester City.

2003: James Anderson claimed a debut five-wicket haul as Zimbabwe lost 19 wickets in a day to lose the first Test against England at Lord's by an innings and 92 runs.

2008: Chelsea announced manager Avram Grant's contract had been terminated.

2013: Tottenham player Andros Townsend was charged with allegedly breaching betting regulations by the Football Association and withdrew himself from England's squad for the European Under-21 Championship.

2014: Real Madrid beat Atletico Madrid 4-1 after extra time in Lisbon to lift their 10th European Cup.

How many major trophies has Unai Emery won?

QUICK QUIZ BLITZ

1 In what year did Laura Davies win the LPGA Championship?

2 Washington Capitals captain Alexander Ovechkin was born in which Russian city?

3 How many major trophies has Unai Emery won?

4 At how many consecutive Olympic games did Matthew Pinsent win gold medals?

5 At which British sporting venue would you find the features Copse, Maggots and Woodcote?

TODAY’S TV

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

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

TENNIS: Roland Garros - 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 1, Monaco Grand Prix first practice - Channel 4 0955 & eir Sport 1 0955; Second practice - Sky Sports F1 1345, Channel 4 1355 & eir Sport 1 1355.

BASKETBALL: NBA play-offs, Golden State Warriors v Houston Rockets - 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 BLITZ ANSWERS

1 1994; 2 Moscow; 3 10; 4 Four; 5 Silverstone

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