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On this Day, June 14 2012: Tottenham confirmed the sacking of manager Harry Redknapp

Harry Redknapp was sacked by Tottenham in June 2012  

ON THIS DAY IN SPORT

1839: The Henley Regatta, now established as British rowing's showpiece event, took place for the first time.

1982: Italy opened their World Cup campaign in Spain with a goalless draw against Poland. They went on to win the competition, later beating Poland 2-0 in the semi-finals.

2002: Portugal were eliminated from the World Cup after losing 1-0 to co-hosts South Korea.

2007: Joey Barton completed his move to Newcastle from Manchester City for £5.8million.

2009: Andy Murray beat James Blake 7-5 6-4 to win the AEGON Championship title at Queen's Club.

2012: Tottenham confirmed the sacking of manager Harry Redknapp.

2016: Ronald Koeman was appointed Everton manager.

2017: Southampton sacked manager Claude Puel.

 

SPORT BIRTHDAYS

Steffi Graf (tennis) - German player who won 22 grand slam singles titles, including seven Wimbledon trophies, born 1969.

Ramon Vega (soccer) - former Tottenham, Celtic and Switzerland defender, born 1971.

Ian Selley (soccer) - former Arsenal midfielder, born 1974.

Massimo Oddo (soccer) - former Italy and AC Milan defender, born 1976.

Joe Worsley (rugby union) - former Wasps and England flanker, born 1977.

Lee Briers (rugby league) - former Warrington stand-off, born 1978.

Mohamed Diame (soccer) - Newcastle and former Senegal midfielder, born 1987.

 

QUICK QUIZ

1. How many goals did Wayne Rooney score at Euro 2004?

2. Who is the most capped Colombian footballer of all time?

3. Who currently tops the WTA world rankings?

4. Who is the cricket captain of New Zealand?

5. Which American state has an NFL team named the Titans?
Answers below

 

SPORT ON TV

Today (Thursday, June 14)

SOCCER: World Cup 2018, opening ceremony - ITV 1430; Russia v Saudi Arabia - ITV 1545.

CRICKET: Royal London One-Day Cup - Sky Sports Cricket 1055 and Sky Sports Main Event 1100; Second Test, West Indies v Sri Lanka - Sky Sports Cricket 1900.

GOLF: US Open - Sky Sports Golf 1200, Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Golf 1630.

RUGBY LEAGUE: Super League, Salford v Widnes - Sky Sports Action 1930.

TENNIS: WTA, Nature Valley Open - Eurosport 2 1200; WTA, Libema Open - BT Sport 1 1330.

MOTOR RACING: Le Mans 24 Hours, second qualifying session - Eurosport 1 1800; Third qualifying session - Eurosport 1 2100.

CYCLING: Tour of Slovenia - Eurosport 1 1230; Route d'Occitanie - Eurosport 1 1400.

BASEBALL: MLB, Chicago White Sox v Cleveland Indians - BT Sport/ESPN 1900; Oakland Athletics v Houston Astros - BT Sport 2 2030.

BASKETBALL: NBA, Cleveland Cavaliers v Golden State Warriors - BT Sport 1 0200 (Fri).

Tomorrow (Friday, June 15)

SOCCER: World Cup 2018, Egypt v Uruguay - BBC One 1230; Morocco v Iran - ITV 1530; Portugal v Spain - BBC One 1820.

CRICKET: Women's one-day international, England v South Africa - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Cricket 1330.

GOLF: US Open - Sky Sports Golf 1200 and Sky Sports Main Event 1800.

RUGBY LEAGUE: Super League, Leeds Rhinos v St Helens - Sky Sports Action 1930.

MOTOR CYCLING: MotoGP, first and second free practice sessions at the Grand Prix of Catalunya - BT Sport 2 0745.

CYCLING: Tour of Slovenia - Eurosport 1 1230; Route d'Occitanie - Eurosport 1 1400.

TENNIS: WTA, Nature Valley Open - Eurosport 2 1100; WTA, Libema Open - BT Sport 1 1000.

 

QUIZ ANSWERS

1. Four; 2. Carlos Valderrama (111); 3. Simona Halep; 4. Kane Williamson; 5. Tennessee

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