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On this Day on May 25 1967: Celtic win the European Cup in Lisbon

The Celtic team line up before defeating Inter Milan 2-1 to win the European Cup in Lisbon: (back row, l to r) Jim Craig, Tommy Gemmell, Ronnie Simpson, Billy McNeill, Bobby Murdoch, John Clark (front row, l to r) Steve Chalmers, Willie Wallace, Jimmy Johnstone, Bobby Lennox, Bertie Auld. 

BIRTHDAYS

Daniel Passarella (soccer) - former Argentina defender, captain of the 1978 World Cup winners, born 1953.

Robert Croft (cricket) - Glamorgan and former England off-spinner, born 1970.

Dougie Freedman (soccer) - Former Bolton, Crystal Palace and Nottingham Forest manager, born 1974.

Jonny Wilkinson (rugby union) - Former England fly-half who scored the drop goal that won the World Cup against Australia in Sydney in 2003, born 1979.

Demba Ba (soccer) - Former Chelsea and Newcastle striker, now at Turkish side Goztepe, born 1985.

Geraint Thomas (cycling) - Team Sky racer and two-time Olympic team pursuit gold medallist, born 1986.

James Morrison (soccer) - West Brom and Scotland midfielder, born 1986.

Yoan Gouffran (soccer) - Former Newcastle forward, now at Goztepe born 1986.

Cameron van der Burgh (swimming) - Men's 100 metres breaststroke gold medallist at 2012 Olympics and silver medallist at Rio 2016, born 1988.

ON THIS DAY 

1935: Jesse Owens set six athletics world records in 45 minutes at Ann Arbor, Michigan. His long jump record stood for 25 years.

1965: Muhammad Ali made light work of his first defence of the world heavyweight boxing crown, knocking out Sonny Liston in the first round.

1967: Celtic became the first British club to win the European Cup, beating Inter Milan 2-1 in Lisbon.

1977: Liverpool won their first European Cup, beating Borussia Monchengladbach 3-1 in Rome.

2003: Rangers won the Scottish Premier League title on goal difference from Celtic after a 6-1 win over Dunfermline.

2005: Liverpool won the Champions League final, beating AC Milan 3-2 on penalties in Istanbul after recovering from 3-0 down at half-time.

2011: FIFA's ethics committee confirmed it would investigate four officials - including presidential candidate Mohamed bin Hammam and vice president Jack Warner - following bribery allegations made by CONCACAF general secretary Chuck Blazer.

2013: Northampton captain Dylan Hartley was sent off for dissent during his team's 37-17 Aviva Premiership final defeat against Leicester at Twickenham. A subsequent ban cost Hartley a place on the British and Irish Lions tour to Australia.

2014: Rory McIlroy came from seven shots behind to claim a remarkable victory in the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth.

2015: Real Madrid sacked head coach Carlo Ancelotti after the Spanish giants failed to win any major silverware during the 2014-15 campaign, despite the Italian leading the club to their 10th European Cup success in the 2013-14 season.

QUICK QUIZ

1 Which driver leads the Formula One world championship drivers' standings ahead of the Monaco Grand Prix?

2 Which national cricket team are known as The Lions?

3 The polka dot jersey is awarded to which cyclist in the Tour de France?

4 At which club did Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata begin his senior career?

5 In which city do NFL team the Seahawks play their home games?

(See quiz answers at bottom)

SPORT ON TV 

Today (Friday, May 25)

CRICKET: England v Pakistan, first Test - Sky Sports Main Event & Sky Sports Cricket 1030.

RUGBY UNION: Super Rugby, Crusaders v Hurricanes - Sky Sports Main Event 0830: Top14 semi-final, Montpellier v Lyon - Sky Sports Action 1955.

RUGBY LEAGUE: Betfred Super League, Warrington v Hull - Sky Sports Main Event 1930.

GOLF: European Tour, BMW PGA Championship - Sky Sports Golf 1000: PGA Tour, Fort Worth Invitational - Sky Sports Golf 2100 & Sky Sports Main Event 2230.

TENNIS: Roland Garros - Eurosport 2 0900-1300 & 1700: ATP, Geneva Open - Eurosport 2 1300; WTA, Internationaux de Strasbourg - BT Sport 1 1300.

CYCLING: Giro d'Italia - Eurosport 1 1200.

MOTORSPORT: World Superbikes from Donington Park - Eurosport 1 0940.

BOXING: WBA world bantamweight title bout, Jamie McDonnell v Naoya Inoue - Sky Sports Action 1300.

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

BASEBALL: MLB, Chicago Cubs v San Francisco Giants - BT Sport/ESPN 1915; New York Yankees v Los Angeles Angels - BT Sport/ESPN 0000 (Sat).

Tomorrow (Saturday, May 26)

SOCCER: Champions League final, Real Madrid v Liverpool - BT Sport 2 1900.

CRICKET: England v Pakistan, first Test - Sky Sports Cricket 1000 & Sky Sports Main Event 1015.

RUGBY UNION: Super Rugby, Chiefs v Waratahs - Sky Sports Action 0830; Reds v Highlanders - Sky Sports Action 1040; Bulls v Brumbies - Sky Sports Action 1400; Aviva Premiership final, Exeter Chiefs v Saracens - BT Sport 1 1400; Top14 semi-final, Racing 92 v Castres - Sky Sports Action 1550; Guinness PRO14 final, Leinster v Scarlets - Sky Sports Action 1730 & Sky Sports Main Event 1930.

GOLF: European Tour Golf, BMW PGA Championship - Sky Sports Golf 1130; PGA Tour, Fort Worth Invitational - Sky Sports Golf 1800 & Sky Sports Main Event 2030.

ATHLETICS: Diamond League, Prefontaine Classic - Eurosport 2 2100.

CYCLING: Giro d'Italia - Eurosport 1 1200.

FORMULA ONE: Formula One, Monaco Grand Prix third practice - Sky Sports F1 1045, Channel 4 1055 & eir Sport 1 1055; Qualifying - Channel 4 1255, Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports F1 & eir Sport 1 1355.

MOTORSPORT: World Superbikes from Donington Park - Eurosport 1 1015.

BOXING: WBA world super flyweight title bout, Kal Yafai v David Carmona - Sky Sports Main Event & Sky Sports Action 0200 (Sun).

HORSE RACING: Coverage from Haydock Park - ITV4 1330.

BASKETBALL: NBA play-offs, Golden State Warriors v Houston Rockets - BT Sport 2 0200 (Sun).

BASEBALL: MLB, Cleveland Indians v Houston Astros - BT Sport/ESPN 0000 (Sun).

QUICK QUIZ answers: 1 Lewis Hamilton; 2 Sri Lanka; 3 King of the Mountains (highest points in hill climb stages); 4 Real Madrid; 5 Seattle.

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