On This Day - May 29 1985: A riot at Heysel Stadium resulted in the deaths of 39 people at European Cup final

Liverpool and Juventus legends Phil Neal (left), Michel Platini and Ian Rush (right) with a memorial plaque before the UEFA Champions League quarter-final, first leg match between Liverpool and Juventus at Anfield on April 5, 2005. This was the first meeting of the clubs since the Heysel Stadium tragedy


1902: Edgbaston became the fifth English Test cricket ground and England celebrated by bowling out Australia for only 36 runs.

1968: Two goals from Bobby Charlton helped Manchester United beat Benfica 4-1 after extra-time to become the first English winners of the European Cup.

1985: A riot at the Heysel Stadium in Brussels resulted in the deaths of 39 people at the European Cup final between Juventus and Liverpool.

2007: The Football Association confirmed it would have an independent chairman from 2008 after an AGM voted in favour of Lord Burns' structural review of the body.

2008: Chelsea sacked Henk ten Cate following reports of disagreements between the first-team coach and players.

2013: Former Godolphin handler Mahmood Al Zarooni withdrew his appeal against an eight-year disqualification from horse racing training. Al Zarooni, 37, was found guilty of administering anabolic steroids to 15 horses.

2015: Sepp Blatter was re-elected for a fifth term as FIFA president despite the corruption crisis that had struck the world governing body in the build-up to the election. However, the Swiss would announce his resignation from the role four days later.

2015: James Anderson became the first Englishman to take 400 Test wickets, reaching the landmark by removing New Zealand batsman Martin Guptill at Headingley.

2016: Tony Bellew won the vacant WBC world cruiserweight title with a third-round knockout of Ilunga Makabu at Goodison Park.

2017: Huddersfield won promotion to the Premier League with a play-off final win over Reading.


Al Unser (motor racing) - four-time winner of the Indy 500, born 1939.

Martin Pipe (horse racing) - record-breaking National Hunt trainer, born 1945.

Brian Kidd (soccer) - former Manchester United midfielder and assistant manager, currently co-assistant manager of Manchester City, born 1949.

Ukyo Katayama (motor racing) - Japanese driver who contested 95 Formula One grands prix for Larrousse, Tyrrell and Minardi, born 1963.

Jean van de Velde (golf) - Frenchman who came second at the Open in 1999 after famously throwing away a three-shot lead on the final hole, born 1966.

Roberto Di Matteo (soccer) - former Chelsea player and manager who guided the club to the 2012 Champions League title and FA Cup, born 1970.

Andrey Arshavin (soccer) - former Arsenal and Russia forward, now playing with Kazakhstan side FC Kairat, born 1981.

Carmelo Anthony (basketball) - Oklahoma City Thunder small forward, born 1984.

Conor McGrath (gaelic games): Clare hurler and winner of an All-Ireland medal in 2013, born 1991.


1. The Mestalla football stadium is home to which European football club?

2. Who do Derry face in the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Qualifier in June 2018?

3. Who did Jelena Ostapenko beat in the final to win the 2017 French Open?

4. Who scored Down's goal in their 1-18 to 0-14 win over Antrim in the Ulster Senior Football Championship quarter-final on Saturday night, May 26 2018?

5. Who captained Ireland's boxers to a 9-3 win over India in an international clash at the Royal Theatre in Castlebar on Saturday night, May 26 2018?

(See quiz answers at bottom)


Today (Tuesday, May 29)

SOCCER: International friendly, Peru v Scotland - BBC One Scotland 1345.

CRICKET: Royal London Cup, Kent v Somerset - Sky Sports Cricket 1355 and Sky Sports Main Event 1400.

TENNIS: French Open - Eurosport 1 and ITV4 0930, Eurosport 2 1000, eir Sport 1 1400.

BASEBALL: MLB, New York Yankees v Houston Astros - BT Sport 1 0000 (Wed), Seattle Mariners v Texas Rangers - BT Sport/ESPN 0300 (Wed).

Tomorrow (Wednesday, May 30)

CRICKET: Royal London Cup, Warwickshire v Northamptonshire - Sky Sports Cricket 1355 and Sky Sports Main Event 1400.

TENNIS: French Open - Eurosport 1 and ITV4 0930, Eurosport 2 1000.

RUGBY UNION: World Rugby Under-20 Championship, Wales v Australia - S4C, 1945 and eir Sport 1 1950.

BASEBALL: MLB, Boston Red Sox v Toronto Blue Jays - BT Sport/ESPN 1800, New York Yankees v Houston Astros - BT Sport/ESPN 2330.

QUICK QUIZ answers: 1. Valencia; 2. Kildare; 3. Simona Halep; 4. Kevin McKernan; 5. Brendan Irvine (St Paul's ABC, Belfast)

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