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On this Day, July 13 2012: John Terry was cleared of racially abusing Anton Ferdinand

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ON THIS DAY IN SPORT

1918: Italian racing driver Alberto Ascari was born. The first man to win successive Formula One world titles in 1952 and 1953, he lost his life while testing a new Ferrari at Monza in 1955.

1930: The first World Cup football match was contested when France met Mexico in Montevideo. A crowd of about 1,000 witnessed the historic match, which France won 4-1.

1995: Former Arsenal manager George Graham was banned from football for a year by the English Football Association after being found guilty of misconduct charges relating to transfer 'bungs'.

1997: Wexford beat Kilkenny on a scoreline of 2-14 to 1-11 to win the Leinster Senior Hurling Championship final.  

1998: Arsenal favourite Ian Wright signed a two-year contract to join West Ham.

2009: Manchester City announced they had reached agreement with striker Carlos Tevez over a proposed move to the City of Manchester Stadium.

2010: Steve McNamara left Bradford Bulls by mutual consent, freeing him up to take over as full-time England rugby league coach with immediate effect.

2012: The Scottish Football League announced that Rangers would start the 2012-13 season in the Scottish Third Division.

2012: John Terry was cleared of racially abusing Anton Ferdinand at Westminster Magistrates' Court.

2014: Germany won the World Cup by beating Argentina 1-0 after extra-time in Rio de Janeiro.

2015: Claudio Ranieri was appointed first-team manager at Leicester, replacing the sacked Nigel Pearson.

2016: Sunderland announced that the Football Association had approached them for permission to speak to Sam Allardyce about the England job, and that they had allowed their manager to do so.

 

BIRTHDAYS

Michael Spinks (boxing) - American former two-weight world champion, born 1956.

Neal Foulds (snooker) - English snooker player, born 1963.

Barry Pinches (snooker) - English snooker player, born 1970.

Jarno Trulli (motor racing) - former Formula One driver, born 1974.

Craig Bellamy (soccer) - former Wales striker, born 1979.

Liu Xiang (athletics) - retired Chinese athlete who won Olympic 110 metres hurdles gold in 2004, born 1983.

Charlotte Dujardin (equestrian) - Britain's three-time Olympic dressage champion, born 1985.

 

QUICK QUIZ

1 From which club did Tottenham sign Dele Alli in 2015?

2 In what year was Semple Stadium in Thurles opened?

3 American golfer Phil Mickelson has won how many major titles?

4 Who matched Willie Renshaw's record of seven Wimbledon men's singles titles in 2000?

5 Name the captain of Ireland's Test and ODI cricket teams.
(See quiz answers at bottom)

 

SPORT ON TV

Today (Friday, July 13)

SOCCER: Scottish League Cup, Kilmarnock v St Mirren - BT Sport 1 1930.

TENNIS: Wimbledon - eir Sport 1 1130, BBC Two 1230, BBC One 1345.

CRICKET: Women's one-day international, England v New Zealand - Sky Sports Cricket 1330, Sky Sports Main Event 1830.

CYCLING: Tour de France - Eurosport 1 1045, ITV4 1100, S4C 1400.

RUGBY LEAGUE: NRL, Penrith v Cronulla - Sky Sports Main Event 0800.

RUGBY UNION: Super Rugby, Chiefs v Hurricanes - Sky Sports Action 0830, Reds v Sunwolves - Sky Sports Action 1040.

GOLF: European Tour, Scottish Open - Sky Sports Golf 1030, Sky Sports Main Event 1045; PGA Tour, The John Deere Classic - Sky Sports Golf 1830, Sky Sports Main Event 2130.

MOTORCYCLING: MotoGP, Grand Prix of Germany - BT Sport 2 0745.

HORSE RACING: Newmarket - ITV3 1330.

ATHLETICS: Diamond League - Eurosport 2 2000.

BASEBALL: MLB, New York Yankees vs Cleveland Indians - BT Sport 1 0000 (Sat).

Tomorrow (Saturday, July 14)

SOCCER: World Cup third-place play-off, Belgium v England - ITV 1430; MLS, DC United v Vancouver Whitecaps - Sky Sports Main Event 0000 (Sun).

TENNIS: Wimbledon - BBC Two 1100/1850, eir Sport 1 1130, BBC One 1315, Eurosport 2 1345.

CRICKET: One-day international, England v India - Sky Sports Main Event 1030, Sky Sports Cricket 1030.

CYCLING: Tour de France - Eurosport 1 1015, ITV4 1030, S4C 1400.

RUGBY LEAGUE: NRL, Manly v Melbourne Storm - Sky Sports Main Event 0830.

RUGBY UNION: Super Rugby, Highlanders v Rebels - Sky Sports Action 0610, Crusaders v Blues - Sky Sports Action 0830.

GOLF: European Tour, Scottish Open - Sky Sports Golf 1500; PGA Tour, The John Deere Classic - Sky Sports Golf 2000.

MOTORCYCLING: MotoGP, Grand Prix of Germany - BT Sport 2 0755.

HORSE RACING: Newmarket - ITV 1230; ITV3 1425.

ATHLETICS: World Cup - Sky Sports Main Event 1900, Sky Sports Action 1900.

BOXING: Tyron Zeuge v Rocky Fielding - Sky Sports Main Event 2200.

UFC: Dos Santos v Ivanov - BT Sport 2 0100 (Sun)

BASEBALL: MLB, Boston Red Sox v Toronto Blue Jays - BT Sport 2 1800, Arizona Diamondbacks vs Atlanta Braves - BT Sport/ESPN 2100.

 

QUICK QUIZ ANSWERS

1 MK Dons; 2 1910; 3 Five; 4 Pete Sampras; 5 William Porterfield.

 

 

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