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On This Day, June 12, 1945: Legendary goalkeeper Pat Jennings was born

Northern Ireland soccer legend Pat Jennings celebrates his 73rd birthday today.

ON THIS DAY

1930: Max Schmelling became the first and only man to become world heavyweight champion via a disqualification - against American Jack Sharkey. He died in 2005, aged 99.

2000: England surrendered a two-goal lead as they lost 3-2 to Portugal in their opening game of Euro 2000 in Eindhoven.

2004: Ricky Hatton made a successful 13th defence of his WBU light-welterweight title by defeating Argentinian Carlos Vilches.

2005: Irish boxer Kevin McBride defeated Mike Tyson when the former world heavyweight champion retired on his stool at the end of the sixth round in Washington.

2006: Celtic's former Manchester United midfielder Roy Keane announced his retirement from football on medical grounds.

2007: Jamaican police confirmed they believed Pakistan coach Bob Woolmer died of natural causes and was not murdered as first thought.

2009: Manor Grand Prix, Campos Grand Prix and Team US F1 were accepted as new Formula One teams.

2010: Goalkeeper Robert Green's error handed the United States an equaliser as England drew their World Cup Group C opener 1-1 in Rustenberg.

2014: Midfielder Cesc Fabregas signed for Chelsea from Barcelona on a five-year deal.

2015: England seamer James Anderson and former Chelsea and Manchester City midfielder Frank Lampard were both awarded OBEs in the Queen's Birthday Honours List, while Jonny Wilkinson picked up a CBE and Welsh rugby great Gareth Edwards received a knighthood.

2016: Andy Murray teamed back up with former coach Ivan Lendl.

 

BIRTHDAYS

Pat Jennings (soccer) - former Tottenham, Arsenal and Northern Ireland goalkeeper who won 119 international caps and was the first British or Irish player to appear in 1,000 matches, born 1945.

Javed Miandad (cricket) - former Pakistan batsman and coach, born 1957.

Peter Such (cricket) - former England spinner, born 1964.

Terry Alderman (cricket) - former Australia bowler who ended his career with 170 Test wickets, born 1956.

Thomas Sorensen (soccer) - former Denmark, Sunderland, Aston Villa and Stoke goalkeeper, born 1976.

Lewis Moody (rugby union) - former Leicester and Bath flanker, a World Cup winner with England in 2003, born 1978.

Marco Bortolami (rugby union) - former Italy captain, born 1980.

Bryan Habana (rugby union) - South Africa's World Cup-winning winger who plays for Toulon, born 1983.

Eren Derdiyok (soccer) - Galatasaray and Switzerland striker, born 1988.

Philippe Coutinho (soccer) - Brazil and Barcelona - former Liverpool - playmaker, born 1992.

 

QUICK QUIZ

1 Who came second in the overall standings in last year's Tour de France?

2 Clarence Seedorf managed which football club in 2014?

3 Retired tennis player Radek Stepanek is from which European country?

4 Where were the 2004 Summer Olympics held?

5 Jake Connor plays rugby for which Super League side?

 

SPORT ON TV

Today (Tuesday, June 12)

CRICKET: Women's one-day international, England v South Africa - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Cricket 1230.

SOCCER: Women's World Cup qualifier, Wales v Russia - BBC Two Wales 1845.

TENNIS: WTA, Libema Open - BT Sport 1 1330.

HORSE RACING: Live from Lingfield Park, Roscommon and Southwell - Sky Sports Action 1900.

BASEBALL: MLB, Atlanta Braves v New York Mets - BT Sport/ESPN 0030 (Wed).

Tomorrow (Wednesday, June 13)

CRICKET: First one-day international, England v Australia - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Cricket 1230.

TENNIS: WTA, Libema Open - BT Sport 1 1000.

MOTOR RACING: Le Mans 24 Hours, practice session - Eurosport 1 1500; First qualifying session - Eurosport 1 2100.

CYCLING: Tour of Slovenia - Eurosport 2 1430.

BASEBALL: MLB, Baltimore Orioles v Boston Red Sox - BT Sport/ESPN 2000; New York Yankees v Washington Nationals - BT Sport/ESPN 0000 (Thurs).

 

Quiz answers:

1 Colombia's Rigoberto Uran; 2 AC Milan; 3 Czech Republic; 4 Athens; 5 Hull FC.

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