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On This Day - July 20 2014: Donegal senior footballers bounce back to grab Ulster honours

Donegal's  Colm McFadden shrugs off the challenge of Monaghan's Drew Wylie during the Ulster Senior Football Championshp final at Clones

BIRTHDAYS

Charlie Magri (boxing) - former world flyweight champion, born 1956.

Paula Ivan (athletics) - Olympic 3,000 metres gold medallist for Romania in the 1988 Seoul Olympics, born 1963.

Claudio Reyna (soccer) - former Rangers, Sunderland, Manchester City and United States midfielder, now director of football operations for New York City FC, born 1973.

Debashish Mohanty (cricketer) - former India bowler, born 1976.

Alex Yoong (motor racing) - ex-Formula One grand prix racer for Minardi, born 1976.

Damien Delaney (soccer) - Irish midfielder who played for Crystal Palace, currently at Cork City, born 1981.

Niall McGinn (soccer) - Aberdeen and Northern Ireland winger, born 1987.

Ben Simmons (basketball) - Philadelphia 76ers' Australian forward, named NBA Rookie of the Year in 2018, born 1996.

ON THIS DAY

1871: Football Association secretary Charles Alcock first suggested the idea of the FA Challenge Cup.

1885: The FA legalised professionalism in football.

1986: Britain's Frank Bruno challenged Tim Witherspoon for the world heavyweight title. He was knocked out in the 11th round.

2003: Ben Curtis of the United States was a surprise winner of the Open at Royal St George's, Sandwich.

2005: Peter Crouch joined Liverpool from Southampton for £7million.

2006: Zinedine Zidane, who had already retired from football, was suspended for three matches and fined £3,260 for his headbutt on Marco Materazzi in the World Cup final. Materazzi was banned for two matches and fined £2,170.

2008: Fermanagh were left wondering how they hadn’t claimed a first Ulster title after letting an off-colour Armagh escape with a draw.

2009: England won the second Ashes Test, beating Australia by 115 runs at Lord's to take a 1-0 series lead. They went on to win the series 2-1 to reclaim the urn.

2012: Sir Alex Ferguson confirmed Manchester United had made a bid for Arsenal captain Robin van Persie. The Red Devils eventually signed the Dutchman, whose goals played a key role in United winning the 2012-13 Premier League title.

2013: Armagh’s season came to an end following a Qualifier loss in Galway in sweltering heat.

2014: Donegal made amends for their 2013 Ulster final defeat to Monaghan with a 0-15 to 1-9 win over the Farney county in the 2014 final

2015: Zach Johnson defeated Louis Oosthuizen and Marc Leishman in a play-off for the Open Championship after Jordan Spieth failed to keep his grand slam dream alive at St Andrews.

QUICK QUIZ

1 With which club did Brazil goalkeeper Alisson begin his professional career?

2 Who is the only Australian in the top 10 of the men's world golf rankings?

3 How many cruciate injuries did the recently retired Colm O’Neill suffer in his career?

4 Who is the Monaghan captain?

5 Which boxer is also an elected senator of the Philippines?

(See quiz answers at bottom)

SPORT ON TV

Today (Friday, July 20)

GOLF: The Open Championship - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports The Open 0630; PGA Tour, Barbasol Championship - Sky Sports Main Event 2315.

CRICKET: Vitality T20 Blast, Lancashire Lightning v Yorkshire Vikings - Sky Sports Cricket 1800.

FORMULA ONE: German Grand Prix, first practice session - Sky Sports F1 0945, eir Sport 1 0955; Second practice session - Sky Sports F1 1345, eir Sport 1 1355.

CYCLING: Tour de France - ITV4 1230, Eurosport 1 1215, S4C 1400.

TENNIS: WTA Tennis, Bucharest Open - BT Sport 2 1300.

ATHLETICS: Diamond League - Eurosport 2 1900.

BASEBALL: MLB, Chicago Cubs v St Louis Cardinals - BT Sport 1 1915.

Tomorrow (Saturday, July 21)

GOLF: The Open Championship - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports The Open 0900, Sky Sports Main Event 1545.

CRICKET: Vitality T20 Blast, Essex Eagles v Hampshire - Sky Sports Cricket 1630.

FORMULA ONE: German Grand Prix, third practice session - Sky Sports F1 1045, eir Sport 1 1055, Qualifying - Sky Sports F1 1355, eir Sport 1 1355.

CYCLING: Tour de France - ITV4 1200, Eurosport 1 1145, S4C 1400.

RUGBY LEAGUE: Super League, Catalan Dragons v Salford Red Devils - Sky Sports Action 1655.

SOCCER: Betfred Cup, Raith Rovers v Hearts - BT Sport 2 1445.

ATHLETICS: Anniversary Games, London Stadium - BBC One 1315.

MOTOR CYCLING: British Superbikes, Brands Hatch - Eurosport 2 1530.

DARTS: World Matchplay from Blackpool - Sky Sports Action 1900, Sky Sports Main Event 2030.

BOXING: Fight Night Live - BT Sport 1 0245 (Sun).

BASEBALL: MLB, Los Angeles Angels v Houston Astros - BT Sport 2 0000 (Sun).

QUICK QUIZ answers: 1 Internacional; 2 Jason Day (ninth); 3 Three; 4 Drew Wylie; 5 Manny Pacquiao.

 

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