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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

ON THIS DAY

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.

BIRTHDAYS

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.

QUICK QUIZ

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)

SPORT ON TV

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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