On This Day - June 19 1990: Mayo gaelic star Aidan O'Shea is born

Mayo's Aidan O'Shea shrugs off the attentions of Dublin's Paul Flynn at Croke Park, Dublin. Picture by Seamus Loughran. 


1846: The first official baseball match took place at Elysian Fields, Hoboken, New York. New York Nine beat the Knickerbocker Club 23-1.

1903: English cricket great Wally Hammond was born. He played for his country 85 times between 1927 and 1947 and scored a then Test record aggregate of 7,249 runs. Hammond also made 336 not out against New Zealand at Auckland in 1933 and hit 50,511 first-class runs. He died in July 1965.

1978: Ian Botham became the first man to score a century and take eight wickets (eight for 34) in an innings in the same Test match, for England against Pakistan at Lord's.

2000: Tiger Woods won the US Open at Pebble Beach, finishing on a 12-under-par total of 272 with a lead of 15 strokes, the biggest win in any major in history and what was at the time also the lowest total in the history of the tournament.

2003: The Professional Footballers' Association made a £40,000 legal and compensation payment after wrongfully dismissing former chairman Barry Horne.

2007: England defeated West Indies by seven wickets in the fourth and final Test at Chester-le-Street to complete a 3-0 series success.

2010: France striker Nicolas Anelka was sent home from the World Cup in South Africa after refusing to apologise for his half-time rant at coach Raymond Domenech during the 2-0 defeat to Mexico earlier that week.

2013: Newcastle managing director Derek Llambias resigned just 24 hours after Joe Kinnear's appointment had been confirmed by the club.

2014: England were beaten 2-1 by Uruguay at the World Cup in Sao Paulo with Luis Suarez scoring twice. England drew 0-0 in their final Group D match to finish in last place with one point.

2016: Andy Murray won a record fifth Aegon Championships title at Queen's Club with a 6-7 (5/7) 6-4 6-3 victory over world number nine Milos Raonic.


Jeremy Bates (tennis) - former British number one, born 1962.

Rory Underwood (rugby union) - former England winger, born 1963.

Bjorn Daehlie (skiing) - Norwegian who won a record eight Olympic gold medals, born 1967.

Quincy Watts (athletics) - American 400-metre runner who won gold at the 1992 Olympics, born 1970.

Chris Armstrong (soccer) - former Crystal Palace and Tottenham striker, born 1971.

Brian McBride (soccer) - former Fulham and United States striker, born 1972.

Bryan Hughes (soccer) - former Birmingham, Charlton and Hull midfielder, born 1976.

Dirk Nowitzki (basketball) - Dallas Mavericks and Germany power forward, born 1978.

Kleberson (soccer) - former Manchester United and Brazil midfielder, born 1979.

Robbie Neilson (soccer) - former Hearts full-back, most recently MK Dons manager, born 1980.

Mark Selby (snooker) - world champion in 2014, 2016 and 2017, born 1983.

Aidan O'Shea (gaelic games) - Star of the Mayo senior football side, born 1990.


1. Who scored a brace as France won the 1998 World Cup on home soil?

2. Who were the first tier one nation to lose to the USA in rugby union last weekend?

3. Who won this year's Super Bowl?

4. Who is the head coach of the Australian cricket team?

5. Who was the last snooker player to win all three Triple Crown tournaments in the same season?

(See quiz ansdwers at bottom)


Today (Tuesday, June 19)

SOCCER: World Cup, Colombia v Japan - BBC One 1230; Poland v Senegal - ITV 1525; Russia v Egypt - BBC One 1830.

CRICKET: One-day international, England v Australia - Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Cricket 1330.

TENNIS: ATP, Fever-Tree Championships - BBC Two 1300; ATP, Gerry Weber Open - Sky Sports Main Event 1100; WTA, Nature Valley Classic - Eurosport 1 1130; WTA, Mallorca Open - BT Sport 1 100.

HORSE RACING: Royal Ascot - ITV 1330, ITV 4 1520.

CYCLING: Halle-Ingooigem - Eurosport 2 1445.

BASEBALL: MLB, Los Angeles Angels v Arizona Diamondbacks - BT Sport/ESPN 0300 (Wed).

Tomorrow (Wednesday, June 20)

SOCCER: World Cup, Portugal v Morocco - BBC One 1230; Uruguay v Saudi Arabia - BBC One 1540; Iran v Spain - ITV 1830.

CRICKET: Twenty20 International, South Africa Women v New Zealand Women and South Africa Women v England Women - Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Cricket 1255 and 1720.

TENNIS: ATP, Fever-Tree Championships - BBC Two 1300; ATP, Gerry Weber Open - Sky Sports Main Event 1100; WTA, Nature Valley Classic - Eurosport 1 1130; WTA, Mallorca Open - BT Sport 1 1100.

HORSE RACING: Royal Ascot - ITV 1330.

BASEBALL: MLB, Chicago Cubs v Los Angeles Dodgers - BT Sport/ESPN 1915.

QUICK QUIZ answers 1. Zinedine Zidane; 2. Scotland; 3. Philadelphia Eagles; 4. Justin Langer; 5. Mark Williams, in 2002/03

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