On This Day - July 17 2011: Dungannon's Darren Clarke wins The Open

Dungannon native Darren Clarke with The Open trophy he won seven years ago today.


Bob Taylor (cricket) - former Derbyshire and England wicketkeeper, born 1941.

Eduardo Romero (golf) - Argentinian player who won the Scottish Open in 2002 to become the third-oldest winner on the European Tour, born 1954.

Kim Barnett (cricket) - former Derbyshire, Gloucestershire and England batsman, born 1960.

Jaap Stam (soccer) - former Manchester United, Lazio, AC Milan and Holland defender, most recently manager of Reading, born 1972.

Andre Adams (cricket) - former Nottinghamshire and New Zealand all-rounder, born 1975.

Marcos Senna (soccer) - former Villarreal and Spain midfielder, born 1976.

Anders Svensson (soccer) - former Southampton and Sweden midfielder, born 1976.

Benjamin Mendy (soccer) - Manchester City and France full-back, born 1994.

Simisola Archer (whatever she wants) - future sporting legend, born 2016.



1975: Sebastian Coe ran his first sub four-minute mile.

1979: Coe first broke the world mile record in Oslo, knocking 0.4 seconds off John Walker's four-year-old mark to set a new time of three minutes 48.95 seconds.

1998: Celtic named Jozef Venglos as their new manager, while Liverpool announced Gerard Houllier would share managerial duties with Roy Evans.

2000: Former England midfielder Paul Gascoigne agreed terms for a free-transfer move from Middlesbrough to Premier League rivals Everton.

2009: World number one Tiger Woods missed the cut at the Open Championship at Turnberry.

2011: Northern Ireland's Darren Clarke became the oldest Open champion since 1967 at the age of 42, winning by three shots at Royal St George's, Sandwich.

2013: Chelsea confirmed they had made a bid for Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney, although they denied they had offered either Juan Mata or David Luiz in part exchange.

2015: Fabian Delph joined Manchester City on a five-year deal, less than a week after publicly committing his future to Aston Villa.

2016: Sweden's Henrik Stenson won the 145th Open Championship at Royal Troon with a score of 20 under par, three shots ahead of American Phil Mickelson.

2016: Tyrone defeat Donegal in a dramatic Ulster SFC Final, by 0-13 to 0-11.



1 Where will the 2018 FIFA Club World Cup be held?

2 Who is the leading runscorer in international Twenty20 cricket?

3 With which winter sport would you associate Izzy Atkin, Katie Summerhayes and Madi Rowlands?

4 Zinedine Zidane once held the world transfer record, but which clubs did he move between?

5 What are the two New York teams in the NFL known as?

(See quiz answers at bottom)



Today (Tuesday, July 17)

CRICKET: One-Day International, England v India - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Cricket 1200.

GOLF: Live at The Open - Sky Sports The Open 1600.

CYCLING: Tour de France - ITV4 0930, Eurosport 1 1200, S4C 1400.

TENNIS: WTA Tennis, Bucharest Open - BT Sport 2 1200.

HORSE RACING: Live at Worcester and Killarney - Sky Sports Action 1900.

BASEBALL: MLB: All-Star Game 2018 - BT Sport 1 0030 (Wed)

Tomorrow (Wednesday, July 18)

GOLF: Live at The Open, practice round - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports The Open 1400.

CRICKET: Vitality T20 Blast, Leicestershire Foxes v Lancashire Lightning - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Cricket 1800.

CYCLING: Tour de France - ITV4 1245, Eurosport 1 1245, S4C 1400.

TENNIS: WTA Tennis, Bucharest Open - BT Sport 1 1200 & 1830.


Quick quiz answers:

1. United Arab Emirates; 2. Martin Guptill; 3. Freestyle skiing; 4. Juventus to Real Madrid; 5 The Jets and the Giants.

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