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On This Day - June 1 2012: Brendan Rodgers is the new manager of Liverpool.

Former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard and manager Brendan Rodgers (now Celtic boss) will meet again as rivals in Glasgow as 'Stevie G' has taken the Rangers job.

BIRTHDAYS

Ron Dennis (motor racing) - former McLaren team principal, born 1947.

Martin Brundle (motor racing) - ex-Formula One driver turned commentator, born 1959.

Alexi Lalas (soccer) - Former United States defender, born 1970.

Justine Henin (tennis) - Belgian seven-time grand slam winner, born 1982.

Tirunesh Dibaba (athletics) - Ethiopian long-distance athlete, who won 10,000 metres gold at the London 2012 Olympics, born 1985.

Ben Smith (rugby union) - World Cup-winning New Zealand full-back, born 1986

Javier Hernandez (soccer) - West Ham and Mexico striker, born 1988.

Nahki Wells (soccer) - Burnley striker, born 1990.

ON THIS DAY

1899: Trent Bridge became the fourth English Test cricket ground when it hosted England v Australia.

1983: Lester Piggott rode his record ninth Derby winner, Teenoso.

2002: A plane carrying disgraced former South Africa cricket captain Hansie Cronje crashed in Western Cape province, killing all on board.

2005: Chelsea were fined £300,000 and given a suspended three-point deduction after being found guilty of breaking Premier League rules in a tapping-up row over Arsenal's Ashley Cole. Cole was also fined £100,000 and Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho £200,000.

2007: Nigel Worthington was appointed as manager of Northern Ireland.

2009: Chelsea confirmed Carlo Ancelotti as their new manager.

2011: Sepp Blatter was re-elected unopposed as FIFA president for a fourth term.

2012: Brendan Rodgers was confirmed as the new manager of Liverpool.

2015: Football Association independent director Heather Rabbatts resigned from the FIFA task force against racism and discrimination following Sepp Blatter's re-election as president.

2015: Derby appointed Paul Clement as their new head coach to replace Steve McClaren.

2017: Joe Root struck an unbeaten 133 to lead England to an eight-wicket win over Bangladesh in their Champions Trophy opener at The Oval.

QUICK QUIZ

1 How many times have Clyde won the Scottish Cup?

2 Kingsley Jones is coach of which men's national rugby union team?

3 The Ottawa Senators play which sport?

4 Which Irish boxer is known as 'The Entertainer'?

5 What horse won the 2017 Derby at Epsom at odds of 40/1?

(See quiz answers at bottom)

SPORT ON TV 

Today (Friday, June 1)

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

RUGBY LEAGUE: Ladbrokes Challenge Cup, Leeds v Leigh - Sky Sports Arena 1930.

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

GOLF: European Tour, Italian Open - Sky Sports Golf 0930; PGA Tour, Memorial Tournament - Sky Sports Golf 1730 and Sky Sports Main Event 1930; US Women's Open - Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Golf 2330.

RUGBY UNION: Super Rugby, Highlanders v Crusaders - Sky Sports Action 0830.

MOTOR CYCLING: MotoGP, Grand Prix of Italy, qualifying - BT Sport 2 1100.

BASEBALL: MLB, Atlanta Braves v Washington Nationals - BT Sport 1 0000 (Sat).

DARTS: World Cup of Darts, Frankfurt - Sky Sports Action 1800.

UFC: Jimmie Rivera v Marlon Moraes - BT Sport 2 0300 (Sat).

Tomorrow Saturday, June 2

SOCCER: International friendly, England v Nigeria - ITV 1700, Republic of Ireland v United States - eir Sport 1 1900, Austria v Germany - BT Sport 2 1645; Major League Soccer, Atlanta United v Philadelphia Union - Sky Sports Main Event 0030 (Sun).

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

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

RUGBY UNION: International, South Africa v Wales - Channel 4 2120; HSBC Sevens World Series, London Sevens - Sky Sports Action 1600; Super Rugby, Blues v Rebels - Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Action 0610, Chiefs v Crusaders - Sky Sports Action 0830, Reds v Waratahs - Sky Sports Action 1040.

RUGBY LEAGUE: Challenge Cup, Warrington v Wigan - BBC One 1400.

GOLF: European Tour, Italian Open - Sky Sports Golf 1130; PGA Tour, Memorial Tournament - Sky Sports Golf 1730 and Sky Sports Main Event 1930; US Women's Open - Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Golf 2300.

MOTOR CYCLING: MotoGP, Grand Prix of Italy, race - BT Sport 2 1230.

BASEBALL: MLB, TBA - BT Sport 1 0000 (Sun).

DARTS: World Cup of Darts, Frankfurt - Sky Sports Action 1230.

QUICK QUIZ answers: 1. Three; 2. Canada; 3. Ice hockey; 4. Martin Rogan; 5. Wings of Eagles.

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