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On this Day, June 20 1960: Floyd Patterson knocked out Sweden's Ingemar Johansson in the fifth round at the New York Polo Grounds

Floyd Patterson  got his revenge on  Ingemar Johansson in June 1960 

ON THIS DAY IN SPORT

1949: American tennis player Gussie Moran caused a stir at Wimbledon when she appeared wearing lace-trimmed knickers designed by Teddy Tinling. The All England Club was so outraged that Tinling was not a welcome visitor for 33 years.

1960: Floyd Patterson knocked out Sweden's Ingemar Johansson in the fifth round at the New York Polo Grounds to become the first man to regain boxing's world heavyweight title. Patterson had lost his crown to the Swede a year earlier.

1987: New Zealand beat France 29-9 in Auckland to become the first winners of the Rugby World Cup.

2006: Michael Owen was carried off on a stretcher with a ruptured knee ligament in England's 2-2 draw with Sweden in their group match at the World Cup in Germany. He was out of action for almost a year.

2008: Dutch club FC Twente named former England manager Steve McClaren as their new coach. McClaren led Twente to the Eredivisie title in 2010.

2010: The France squad refused to train after declaring their opposition to the decision to send home Nicolas Anelka from the World Cup in South Africa.

2011: Fifa confirmed that its vice-president Jack Warner, who had been accused of bribery in the run-up to the Fifa presidential vote, had resigned from all football activity.

2012: Former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba confirmed he was joining Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua on a two-and-a-half-year deal.

2014: West Brom signed defender Joleon Lescott from Manchester City on a two-year contract.

 

BIRTHDAYS

Allan Lamb (cricket) - South Africa-born former Northamptonshire and England Test player, born 1954.

Peter Reid (soccer) - Former England midfielder and Manchester City and Sunderland manager, born 1956.

MaliVai Washington (tennis) - American player who lost to Richard Krajicek in the 1996 Wimbledon final, born 1969.

Juliano Belletti (soccer) - Former Chelsea and Brazil defender, born 1976.

Frank Lampard (soccer) - Former England, Chelsea and Manchester City midfielder, now Derby manager, born 1978.

Brede Hangeland (soccer) - former Norway, Fulham and Crystal Palace defender, born 1981.

Vasili Berezutski (soccer) - CSKA Moscow and former Russia defender, born 1982.

Aleksei Berezutski (soccer) - twin brother and team-mate of Vasili, born 1982.

Asmir Begovic (soccer) - Bournemouth and Bosnia-Herzegovina goalkeeper, born 1987.

Javier Pastore (soccer) - Paris St Germain and Argentina midfielder, born 1989.

Sead Kolasinac (soccer) - Arsenal and Bosnia-Herzegovina defender, born 1993.

 

QUICK QUIZ

1. Which was the first World Cup to be jointly hosted by two countries?

2. Who is the highest run scorer in Test cricket history?

3. Who coached Ireland to the Grand Slam in the 2018 Six Nations?

4. How many sides have won LaLiga in the 21st century?

5. Which former ice hockey player is nicknamed 'The Great One'?

 

SPORT ON TV

Today (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.

Tomorrow (Thursday, June 21)

SOCCER: World Cup, Denmark v Australia - ITV 1230; France v Peru - ITV 1515; Argentina v Croatia - 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; WTA, Nature Valley Classic - Eurosport 1 1130; WTA, Mallorca Open - BT Sport 1 1100 and 1530.

GOLF: European Tour, BMW International Open - Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Golf 1030, Sky Sports Golf 1430; PGA Tour, Travelers Championship - Sky Sports Golf 1730, Sky Sports Main Event 2200.

HORSE RACING: Royal Ascot - ITV 4 1330.

BASKETBALL: NBA draft - BT Sport 1 0000 (Fri).

BASEBALL: MLB, New York Yankees v Seattle Mariners - BT Sport/ESPN 1800.

 

QUIZ ANSWERS

1. 2002 (Japan and South Korea); 2. Sachin Tendulkar (15,921); 3. Joe Schmidt; 4. Five (Deportivo La Coruna, Real Madrid, Valencia, Barcelona, Atletico Madrid); 5. Wayne Gretzky.

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