On This Day - July 2 2016: Ryan Giggs announced that he was leaving Manchester United

Ryan Giggs spent his entire professional career with Manchester United, and during his time at old Trafford collected a haul of medals that may never be matched. Over his 24 years there as a senior player, the Welsh wing wizard won 13 league titles, four FA Cups, three League Cups, and two Champions Leagues, in addition to a FIFA Club World Cup, an Intercontinental Cup, a UEFA Super Cup and nine FA Community Shields
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1904: The first recorded speedway race was held at Portman Road, Ipswich.

1938: Helen Wills-Moody beat Helen Jacobs 6-4 6-0 to secure a then record eighth Wimbledon singles title.

2000: World champions France beat Italy 2-1 with a golden goal from substitute David Trezeguet in the final of Euro 2000 in Rotterdam.

2005: American Venus Williams beat number one seed and compatriot Lindsay Davenport 4-6 7-6 (7/4) 9-7 in the Wimbledon women's singles final.

2010: Manchester City signed Barcelona midfielder Yaya Toure.

2011: Ukraine's Wladimir Klitschko beat Britain's David Haye on points in their world heavyweight unification bout in Hamburg. Haye later blamed a toe injury for the defeat.

2012: Bradford Bulls administrator Brendan Guilfoyle announced he had made 16 redundancies at the financially-stricken club, including head coach Mick Potter and chief executive Ryan Duckett.

2016: Ryan Giggs confirmed his departure from Manchester United after spending 29 years at Old Trafford as a player and a coach. Giggs made a record 963 appearances for the Red Devils before becoming assistant to Louis van Gaal in 2014.

2017: Germany won the Confederations Cup in St Petersburg as a Lars Stindl goal saw off Chile 1-0.


Joey Holden (GAA) - wing back for the Kilkenny senior hurlers, and winner of two All-Ireland medals, born 1990.

Alan Tait (rugby league and rugby union) - former Scotland and British & Irish Lions centre, born 1964.

Tim Rodber (rugby union) - former England and British & Irish Lions flanker, born 1969.

Steve Morrow (soccer) - former Northern Ireland defender who scored Arsenal's winner in the 1993 League Cup final, born 1970.

Bryan Redpath (rugby union) - former Sale and Scotland scrum-half, and ex-coach of Yorkshire Carnegie, born 1971.

Colin Murdock (soccer) - former Northern Ireland defender, born 1975.

Stefan Terblanche (rugby union) - former South Africa full-back, born 1975.

Nathan Ellington (soccer) - former Wigan, West Brom and Watford striker, born 1981.

Lee Chung-yong (soccer) - Crystal Palace's South Korea international midfielder, born 1988.

Danny Rose (soccer) - Tottenham's England international left-back, born 1990.

Baba Rahman (soccer) - Chelsea's Ghana international defender, on loan at Schalke, born 1994.


1 Andy Murray beat Milos Raonic to capture his second Wimbledon crown, but what was the year?

2 How many times has Chris Froome won the Tour de France?

3 Kieran McGeeney's last game for Armagh ended in championship defeat to which county in 2007?

4 Name the Cork player who hit 0-10 in the 1976 All-Ireland SHC final?

5 Who is the head coach of the Costa Rica national team?

(See answers at bottom)


Today (Monday, July 2)

GAA: GAA 2018, weekly GAA highlights series, featuring a round-up of the latest action and a look at the latest headlines - TG4 2000.

SOCCER: World Cup last 16, Brazil v Mexico - ITV 1430, Belgium v Japan - BBC One 1830.

TENNIS: Wimbledon - BBC Two England, 1100, eir Sport 1 1130.

BASKETBALL: World Cup qualifier, Great Britain v Israel - Eurosport 2 1920.

BASEBALL: MLB, Toronto Blue Jays v Detroit Tigers - BT Sport/ESPN 1800, Washington Nationals v Boston Red Sox - BT Sport/ESPN 0000 (Tue).

Tomorrow (Tuesday, July 3)

SOCCER: World Cup, Sweden v Switzerland - BBC One 1430; Colombia v England - ITV, 1830.

TENNIS: Wimbledon - BBC Two England, 1130; eir Sport 1, 1130.

CRICKET: First T20, England v India - Sky Sports Cricket & Sky Sports Main Event, 1700.

BASEBALL: MLB, Chicago Cubs v Detroit Tigers - BT Sport/ESPN, 1915; Washington Nationals v Boston Red Sox - BT Sport 1, 2300.

Quick Quiz answers: 1. 2016; 2. Four (2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017); 3. Derry; 4. Pat Moylan; 5. Oscar Ramirez.

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