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On this Day, July 3 1997: Celtic appointed former Holland international Wim Jansen as head coach

Wim Jansen became manager of Celtic 21 years ago today  

ON THIS DAY

1902: Bramall Lane in Sheffield became England's seventh Test cricket ground when it staged the third match between England and Australia. The tourists' Clem Hill scored the only century on the ground, which was not used again for a Test.

1977: Britain's Barry Sheene won the Belgian Grand Prix 500cc race at an average speed of 135.07mph, the fastest ever recorded at a world championship motorcycle race.

1997: Celtic appointed former Holland international Wim Jansen as head coach. He went on to lead the club to their first Scottish championship title in 10 years in his only season in charge.

2001: Arsenal signed Sol Campbell from north London neighbours Tottenham on a free transfer.

2005: Number one seed Roger Federer won his third Wimbledon title by beating Andy Roddick 6-2 7-6 (7/2) 6-4 in the men's singles final.

2007: Relegated Sheffield United's appeal against the Premier League punishment imposed on West Ham over the Carlos Tevez affair was dismissed by an arbitration panel.

2008: Red Bull Racing's David Coulthard confirmed he was to retire from competing in Formula One at the end of the season.

2010: Serena Williams won her fourth Wimbledon title by beating Russian Vera Zvonareva 6-3 6-2 in the final.

2011: Novak Djokovic beat Spanish top seed Rafael Nadal 6-4 6-1 1-6 6-3 to win the Wimbledon men's title for the first time.

2012: Dwain Chambers was selected to represent Great Britain at the London Olympics. The controversial sprinter had previously been banned for life from the Games under a British Olympic Association bylaw which was overturned by the Court of Arbitration for Sport earlier in 2012. Chambers missed out on a place in the 100 metres final after finishing fourth in his semi-final.

2016: Tyrone put five goals past Cavan to make it to the Ulster SFC final. The final scoreline was 5-18 to 2-17. 

 

BIRTHDAYS

Richard Hadlee (cricket) - New Zealand's record-breaking all-rounder who was the first man to take 400 Test wickets, born 1951.

Henry Olonga (cricket) - former Zimbabwe Test bowler, best known for his 'black armband' protest against Robert Mugabe, born 1976.

Bobby Skinstad (rugby union) - former South Africa captain, born 1976.

Harbhajan Singh (cricket) - Former India off-spinner, born 1980.

Tim Jonkers (rugby league) - former St Helens, Salford, Wigan and Leigh utility player, born 1981.

Sebastian Vettel (motor racing) - Four-time Formula One world champion, born 1987.

Winston Reid (soccer) - West Ham's New Zealand defender, born 1988.

Will Grigg (soccer) - Wigan's Northern Ireland international striker, born 1991.

 

QUICK QUIZ

1 Name the two England players who missed shoot-out penalties in the 2004 European Championship quarter-final against Portugal?

2 Which company was the first ever sponsor of the Munster Senior Hurling Championship?

3 Who won the men's singles titles has Roger Federer won at Wimbledon?

4 Javier Hernandez played for which team before joining West Ham?

5 How many Connacht SFC titles have Mayo won since the turn of the century?
(See quiz answers at bottom)

 

SPORT ON TV

Today (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.

Tomorrow (Wednesday, July 4)

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

CRICKET: T20 Blast, Notts Outlaws v Birmingham Bears - Sky Sports Cricket & Sky Sports Main Event, 1800.

SOCCER: Major League Soccer, Los Angeles Galaxy v DC United - Sky Sports Main Event, 0330 (Thu).

BASEBALL: MLB, New York Yankees v Atlanta Braves - BT Sport 1, 1800; TBC - BT Sport/ESPN, 2100; Cincinnati Reds v Chicago White Sox - BT Sport/ESPN, 0000 (Thu); Arizona Diamondbacks v St Louis Cardinals - BT Sport/ESPN, 0300 (Thu).

 

QUICK QUIZ ANSWERS

1 David Beckham and Darius Vassell; 2 Guinness; 3 Eight; 4 Bayer Leverkusen; 5 Eight 

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