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On This Day: July 5, 2008: Waterford hit Antrim for six in Qualifier

 Antrim's Ciaran Herron and Waterford's Stephen Molumphy compete for possession

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BIRTHDAYS

Pierre Villepreux (rugby union) - former France full-back, born 1943.

Gianfranco Zola (soccer) - former Chelsea forward and Watford, West Ham and Birmingham manager, born 1966.

Derek McInnes (soccer) - Aberdeen manager, born 1971.

Nicolas Kiefer (tennis) - former world number four, born 1977.

Stiliyan Petrov (soccer) - former Celtic, Aston Villa and Bulgaria midfielder, born 1979.

Amelie Mauresmo (tennis) - Australian Open and Wimbledon champion in 2006 and more recently former coach of Andy Murray, born 1979.

Jonas Gutierrez (soccer) - former Newcastle and Argentina midfielder, born 1983.

Dejan Lovren (soccer) - Liverpool's Croatian defender, born 1989.

Charlie Austin (soccer) - Southampton striker, born 1989.

Alberto Moreno (soccer) - Liverpool's Spanish left-back, born 1992.

ON THIS DAY

1879: Dwight F Davis, the man responsible for tennis' Davis Cup, was born. He died in November 1945.

1919: France's Suzanne Lenglen became the first non-English-speaking women's champion at Wimbledon. It was the first of five successive titles for Lenglen.

1975: Arthur Ashe beat fellow American Jimmy Connors to become the first black men's champion at Wimbledon.

1980: Bjorn Borg won his fifth consecutive men's title at Wimbledon, beating John McEnroe in a five-set thriller in the final.

2008: Antrim suffered a heavy 6-18 to 0-15 All-Ireland Qualifier loss to Waterford, John Mullane and Eoin Kelly both scoring two goals.

2009: Tyrone ladies defeated Monaghan to lift the Ulster Senior Championship title.

2014: Antrim exited the All-Ireland SFC race after a Qualifier loss to Limerick

2014: The Tour de France got under way in Yorkshire with Marcel Kittel winning stage one as Mark Cavendish suffered a late crash which forced his withdrawal before the next morning's stage began in York.

2015: Fermanagh had a comfortable 1-21 to 0-11 Qualifier win over Antrim.

QUICK QUIZ BLITZ

1 Who scored the winning penalty for England as they beat Colombia in the last 16 of the 2018 World Cup?

2 Which two sides will face each other in the UEFA Super Cup this August?

3 Which NBA club will LeBron James play for next season?

4 Which Kenyan runner won the 2015, 2016 and 2018 London Marathons, as well as the same event at the 2016 Rio Olympics?

5 Who scored Cavan’s goal in their Qualifier defeat to Tyrone?

SPORT ON TV

Today (Thursday, July 5)

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

CRICKET: T20 Blast, Middlesex v Surrey - Sky Sports Cricket; Sky Sports Main Event, 1800.

ATHLETICS: Diamond League, Lausanne - Eurosport 1, 1900.

GOLF: European Tour, Irish Open - Sky Sports Golf; Sky Sports Main Event, 1030; PGA Tour, Greenbrier Classic - Sky Sports Golf, 1830.

BASEBALL: MLB, TBC - BT Sport 1, 0000 (Fri).

DARTS: World Series of Darts, Las Vegas - ITV4, 2000; eir Sport 1, 2000.

Tomorrow (Friday, July 6)

SOCCER: World Cup, Quarter-final France v Uruguay - ITV, 1430; BBC One, 1430; Quarter-final Brazil v Belgium - ITV, 1830; BBC One, 1830.

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

CRICKET: Second T20, England v India - Sky Sports Cricket; Sky Sports Main Event, 1700.

RUGBY UNION: Super Rugby, Crusaders v Highlanders - Sky Sports Action, 0830; Reds v Rebels - Sky Sports Action, 1040.

GOLF: European Tour, Irish Open - Sky Sports Golf, 1030; Sky Sports Main Event, 1155; PGA Tour, Greenbrier Classic - Sky Sports Golf, 1830.

BASEBALL: MLB, Chicago Cubs v Cincinnati Reds - BT Sport/ESPN, 1915; TBC - BT Sport 1, 0000 (Sat).

DARTS: World Series of Darts, Las Vegas - ITV4, 2000; eir Sport 1, 2000.

ROWING: Henley Royal Regatta - BT Sport 2, 1330.

QUICK QUIZ ANSWERS

1 Eric Dier; 2 Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid; 3 Los Angeles Lakers; 4 Eliud Kipchoge; 5 Martin Reilly.

 

 

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