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On this Day, July 14 2007: Amir Khan got up off the floor to win the Commonwealth lightweight title

Amir Khan defeated Scotland's Willie Lomond in London in July 2007 

ON THIS DAY IN SPORT

1991: Wales were beaten 71-8 by New South Wales. It was the first time since 1881 that a Welsh side had conceded 13 tries in a match.

1999: Damon Hill decided to delay his retirement from Formula One until the end of the season following his fifth place at the British Grand Prix at Silverstone.

1999: Ipswich agreed to sell midfielder Kieron Dyer to Newcastle for £6.5million.

2002: Tipperary held Cork to a draw in the Munster SFC final, 1-14 to 2-11. Cork would go on to win the replay by 19 points a week later.

2006: Juventus, Lazio and Fiorentina were relegated to Serie B and deducted points, and AC Milan were also deducted points, after an investigation into match-fixing in Italian football. All the punishments were later reduced on appeal, with only Juve forced to play the following season in the second tier.

2007: Amir Khan got up off the floor to win the Commonwealth lightweight title against Scotland's Willie Limond in London.

2010: Pep Guardiola signed a new one-year contract extension to remain as coach of Barcelona.

2011: Midfielder Patrick Vieira retired from football aged 35.

2012: David Haye beat Dereck Chisora with a fifth-round knock-out at Upton Park.

2013: Athletics was rocked by failed drug tests for American Tyson Gay and five Jamaican sprinters, including Asafa Powell and Sherone Simpson.

2015: Raheem Sterling became the most expensive Englishman in football history as he completed his move from Liverpool to Manchester City for a fee rising to £49million.

2016: Chris Froome strengthened his grip on the yellow jersey in bizarre circumstances as stage 12 of the Tour de France ended in chaos on the slopes of Mont Ventoux, where he was reduced to running up the mountain on foot after his bike was broken following a crash.

2017: England defender Kyle Walker joined Manchester City from Tottenham for an undisclosed fee on a five-year deal.

 

SPORT BIRTHDAYS

Owen Coyle (soccer) - former Blackburn, Bolton and Wigan manager, born 1966.

Hashan Tillakaratne (cricket) - former Sri Lanka captain, born 1967.

Howard Webb (soccer) - former Premier League referee who took charge of the 2010 World Cup final, born 1971.

Geraint Jones (cricket) - former Kent and England wicketkeeper-batsman, born 1976.

George Smith (rugby union) - former Australia forward, born 1980.

Samir Handanovic (soccer) - Inter Milan and Slovenia goalkeeper, born 1984.

James Vaughan (soccer) - Wigan's former Everton striker, who is the youngest goalscorer in the Premier League, born 1988.

Conor McGregor (mixed martial arts) - Irish UFC fighter, born 1988.

 

QUICK QUIZ

1 Which club did Antonio Conte manage before taking over as Juventus boss in 2011?

2 At which event did Novak Djokovic win the most recent of his 12 grand slam singles titles?

3 In what year did Loughgiel Shamrocks win their first Ulster Club SHC title?

4 How many Germans are racing in Formula One this season?

5 Which team are currently bottom in the Betfred Super League table?
Answers below

 

SPORT ON TV

Today (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 0100 (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, Atlanta Braves v Arizona Diamondbacks - BT Sport/ESPN 2100.

Tomorrow (Sunday, July 15)

SOCCER: World Cup final, France v Croatia - ITV 1500, BBC One 1530; MLS, Los Angeles v Portland Timbers - Sky Sports Main Event 2300.

TENNIS: Wimbledon - BBC Two 1100/1530, BBC One 1300, Eurosport 2 1345, eir Sport 1 1400;

CRICKET: Vitality Blast, Worcestershire v Yorkshire - Sky Sports Main Event 1230, Sky Sports Cricket 1230.

CYCLING: Tour de France - Eurosport 1 1115, ITV4 1130, S4C 1400.

RUGBY LEAGUE: NRL, St George v Wests Tigers - Sky Sports Arena 0710, Gold Coast v Sydney Roosters - Sky Sports Arena 0930.

GOLF: European Tour, Scottish Open - Sky Sports Golf 1500, Sky Sports Main Event 1615; PGA Tour, The John Deere Classic - Sky Sports Golf 2000, Sky Sports Main Event 2200.

MOTORCYCLING: MotoGP, Grand Prix of Germany - BT Sport 2 1230.

ATHLETICS: World Cup - Sky Sports Action 1900, Sky Sports Main Event 2000.

BASEBALL: MLB, Cleveland Indians v New York Yankees - BT Sport/ESPN 1800.

 

QUIZ ANSWERS

1 Siena; 2 The 2016 French Open; 3 1970; 4 Two (Sebastian Vettel and Nico Hulkenberg); 5 Widnes Vikings.

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