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On This Day - June 23 1012: Ireland rugby lose 60-0 to New Zealand in Hamilton

New Zealand's Richie McCaw dives for a loose ball before Ireland's Fergus McFadden (right) during the third Test match at Waikato Stadium in Hamilton, New Zealand on Saturday June 23 2012.

ON THIS DAY 

1916: Sir Len Hutton, one of the all-time great England cricketers, was born. He was the first professional captain of the England Test side and his innings of 364 against Australia at the Oval in 1938 stood as a Test record for nearly 20 years. He died in 1990 aged 74.

1998: Scotland's hopes of progressing to the second round of the World Cup were scuppered after Morocco beat them 3-0 in St Etienne and Norway pulled off a shock 2-1 win over Brazil in Marseille. Craig Brown's side came home with just one point from France 98.

2003: Frank Rijkaard was appointed coach of Barcelona.

2007: Arsenal confirmed they had reached an agreement with Barcelona for the transfer of Thierry Henry, subject to a medical and the completion of formalities. The France striker subsequently moved to the Nou Camp for £16million.

2010: England beat Slovenia 1-0 in their final Group C match to reach the last 16 of the World Cup in South Africa.

2012: Ireland lost 60-0 to New Zealand in their third rugby union Test in Hamilton as the All Blacks took the series 3-0.

2013: Michael Murphy and Colm McFadden shared 10 points as Donegal defeated Down to reach the Ulster final.

2017: British number three Dan Evans revealed he failed a drugs test after testing positive for cocaine.

BIRTHDAYS

Ray Stevens (badminton) - England's leading player of the 1970s, born 1951.

Jean Tigana (soccer) - former France midfielder and former Fulham manager, born 1955.

David Houghton (cricket) - former Zimbabwe captain and coach, born 1957.

Colin Montgomerie (golf) - Scotland's eight-time European number one and captain of Europe's 2010 Ryder Cup-winning team, born 1963.

Zinedine Zidane (soccer) - former Juventus, Real Madrid and France midfielder who won the World Cup in 1998 and the European Championship in 2000; won three Champions League titles as Real head coach between 2016 and 2018, born 1972.

Patrick Vieira (soccer) - former Manchester City, Arsenal and France midfielder, who featured in the 1998 World Cup and Euro 2000 successes, now managing Nice, born 1976.

Ramnaresh Sarwan (cricket) - former West Indies batsman, born 1980.

Francesca Schiavone (tennis) - French Open champion in 2010, born 1980.

Vasek Pospisil (tennis) - Canada's former Wimbledon doubles champion, born 1990.

QUICK QUIZ

1. Who put Spain 1-0 up in extra time in their World Cup final win against Holland in 2010?

2. Who successfully defended his US Open title at Shinnecock Hills?

3. Stephen Hendry holds the record for the most wins at the World Snooker Championship with how many victories?

4. Which female tennis player won grand slam doubles titles with Martina Hingis at the 1999 and 2002 Australian Opens?

5. Who is the interim manager of the Offaly footballers?

(See quiz answers at bottom)

SPORT ON TV

Today (Saturday, June 23)

GAELIC GAMES: Munster SFC, Cork v Kerry – RTE1 1835; All-Ireland Football Qualifiers, Tipperary v Mayo – Sky Sports Arena 1630.

SOCCER: World Cup 2018, Belgium v Tunisia - BBC One 1215; South Korea v Mexico - ITV 1525; Germany v Sweden - ITV 1830.

CRICKET: Twenty20 International, England Women v South Africa Women and England Women v New Zealand Women - Sky Sports Cricket 1230 and 1730, Sky Sports Main Event 1830; Third Test, West Indies v Sri Lanka - Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Cricket 2100.

RUGBY UNION: Internationals, New Zealand v France - Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Action 0800; Australia v Ireland - Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Action 1045; South Africa v England - Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Action 1500; Argentina v Scotland - Channel 4 2010.

RUGBY LEAGUE: International match, New Zealand v England - BBC Two 2100.

TENNIS: ATP, Fever-Tree Championships - BBC 2 1300; WTA, Nature Valley Classic - Eurosport 1 1130.

GOLF: European Tour, BMW International Open - Sky Sports Golf 1130; PGA Tour, Travelers Championship - Sky Sports Golf 1800.

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

MOTORSPORT: Formula One, French Grand Prix third practice - Sky Sports F1 1145, eir Sport 1155; Qualifying - Sky Sports F1 and eir Sport 1 1455.

MOTORCYCLING: World Superbikes, California - Eurosport 2 1830.

HOCKEY: BH & BC Breda, India v Pakistan, Holland v Argentina and Australia v Belgium - BT Sport 1 from 1300.

BOXING: WBC Silver Super Lightweight title, Josh Taylor v Viktor Postol - Channel 5 2230.

BASEBALL: MLB, Seattle Mariners v Boston Red Sox - BT Sport 2 0000 (Sun).

Tomorrow (Sunday, June 24)

GAELIC GAMES: Ulster SFC, Donegal v Fermanagh – BBC One 1340 & RTE1 1330; Leinster SFC, Dublin v Laois – RTE1 1545.

SOCCER: World Cup 2018, England v Panama - BBC One 1210; Japan v Senegal - BBC One 1530; Poland v Colombia - ITV 1815.

CRICKET: One-day international, England v Australia - Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Cricket 1030; Third Test, West Indies v Sri Lanka - Sky Sports Cricket 1900 and Sky Sports Main Event 2300.

RUGBY LEAGUE, State of Origin Series, New South Wales v Queensland - Sky Sports Action 1000.

TENNIS: ATP, Fever-Tree Championships - BBC Two 1430; WTA, Nature Valley Classic - Eurosport 1 1330.

GOLF: European Tour, BMW International Open - Sky Sports Golf 1130; PGA Tour, Travelers Championship - Sky Sports Golf 1800 and Sky Sports Main Event 1810.

MOTORSPORT: Formula One, French Grand Prix race - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports F1 and eir Sport 1 1505; World Touring Cars, Portugal - 0900, 1500 and 1630; British Touring Cars, Croft - ITV 4 1115.

MOTORCYCLING: World Superbikes, California - Eurosport 2 2130.

HOCKEY: BH & BC Breda, India v Argentina, Holland v Belgium and Australia v Pakistan - BT Sport 1 from 1100.

BASEBALL: MLB, St Louis Cardinals v Milwaukee Brewers - BT Sport 2 2100 and Philadelphia Phillies v Washington Nationals - BT Sport/ESPN 0100 (Mon).

QUICK QUIZ answers: 1. Andres Iniesta; Brooks Koepka; 3. Seven; 4. Anna Kournikova; 5. Paul Rouse

 

 

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