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On This Day - July 25 1998: Anthony Stokes, Republic of Ireland striker is born

Celtic striker Anthony Stokes

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BIRTHDAYS

Alain Robidoux (snooker) - Canadian snooker player, born 1960.

Tony Rea (rugby league) - London Broncos coach, born 1966.

Kevin Phillips (soccer) - former Sunderland and England striker, born 1973.

Ali Carter (snooker) - two-time World Championship finalist, born 1979.

Ben Westwood (rugby league) - Warrington centre or forward, born 1981.

Nelson Piquet Jr (motor racing) - former Formula One driver and son of former world champion Nelson Piquet, born 1985.

Hulk (soccer) - Shanghai SIPG and Brazil striker, born 1986.

Anthony Stokes (soccer) - Former Republic of Ireland striker, currently at Tractor Sazi, born 1988.

Paulinho (soccer) - former Tottenham midfielder who now plays for Chinese side Guangzhou Evergrande, born 1988.

Toni Duggan (Soccer) - Barcelona and England Women striker, born 1991.

ON THIS DAY

1914: WG Grace scored 69 not out for Eltham against Grove Park in his last cricket match. He was 66 at the time.

1965: Former light-heavyweight champion Freddie Mills was found shot dead in his car in Soho, London. A verdict of suicide was recorded.

1992: A then-record 172 nations were represented at the Olympic Games, which opened in Barcelona.

1997: Ben Hogan, one of the greatest golfers of all time, died aged 84. He was the first man to win three majors in a calendar year (1953) and was only denied the chance of a fourth because the Open Championship and US PGA overlapped.

1999: Lance Armstrong won his first Tour de France. He would go on to win a record seven straight titles but was later stripped of them all for doping offences.

2001: Welsh side Barry Town suffered an 8-0 thrashing at the hands of Porto in a Champions League qualifier.

2006: Sunderland chairman Niall Quinn appointed himself as manager. He returned to the boardroom after overseeing five matches without a win.

2007: Wigan were docked four points after being found guilty of breaching the Super League salary cap in 2006.

2009: Veteran Dominic Cork took four wickets as Hampshire beat Sussex by six wickets to win the Friends Provident Trophy at Lord's.

2012: Bradford were deducted six Super League points as a penalty for entering administration during the 2012 season.

2014: Chelsea re-signed striker Didier Drogba on a one-year contract. The Ivorian had left the club after scoring the winning penalty in their Champions League final shootout victory over Bayern Munich in 2012.

2015: Dina Asher-Smith became the first British woman to run the 100 metres in under 11 seconds after clocking 10.99 seconds at the Sainsbury's Anniversary Games.

QUICK QUIZ

1. How many Premier League goals did Richarlison score for Watford during the 2017/18 season - three, five or seven?

2. Caitlyn Jenner won gold in the decathlon at which summer Olympics?

3. How many Italians won a golf major before Francesco Molinari?

4. Which American tennis player won 14 grand slam singles titles during his career before retiring in 2003?

5. The America's Cup has its roots in a race around which UK island?

(See quiz answers at bottom)

SPORT ON TV 

Today (Wednesday, July 25)

SOCCER: International Champions Cup, Borussia Dortmund v Benfica - eir Sport 1 0055 (Thu).

CRICKET: Kia Super League, Southern Vipers v Loughborough Lightning - Sky Sports Cricket 1855.

CYCLING: Tour de France - Eurosport 1 1345 & ITV 4 1400.

TENNIS: WTA, Moscow River Cup - BT Sport 2 0900; Jiangxi Open - BT Sport 1 1000; ATP, German Open - Sky Sports Main Event 1015.

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

BASEBALL: MLB, Philadelphia Phillies v Los Angeles Dodgers - BT Sport/ESPN 1730, Chicago Cubs v Arizona Diamondbacks - BT Sport 2 1915, Baltimore Orioles v Boston Red Sox - BT Sport/ESPN 0000 (Thu).

Tomorrow (Thursday, July 26)

SOCCER: MLS, Orlando City v New York City FC - Sky Sports Main Event 0120 (Fri), Los Angeles FC v Los Angeles Galaxy - Sky Sports Main Event 0330 (Fri).

CRICKET: Vitality T20 Blast, Middlesex v Hampshire - Sky Sports Cricket 1800.

RUGBY LEAGUE: Betfred Super League, St Helens v Warrington - Sky Sports Main Event 1930.

CYCLING: Tour de France - Eurosport 1 1230 & ITV 4 1245.

FORMULA ONE: Hungarian Grand Prix, drivers' press conference - Sky Sports F1 1400.

GOLF: European Tour, Porsche European Open - Sky Sports Main Event 1000, Sky Sports Golf 1000 & 1430; PGA Tour, RBC Canadian Open - Sky Sports Golf 2000; European Seniors Tour, Open Championship - Sky Sports Main Event 1200 & Sky Sports Golf 1200 & 1700.

TENNIS: WTA, Moscow River Cup - BT Sport 2 0900.

DARTS: World Matchplay from Blackpool - Sky Sports Action 1900 & Sky Sports Main Event 2130.

BASEBALL: MLB, Chicago Cubs v Arizona Diamondbacks - BT Sport/ESPN 1915, Atlanta Braves v Los Angeles Dodgers - BT Sport 1 0030 (Fri).

QUICK QUIZ answers 1. Five; 2. Montreal 1976; 3. None; 4. Pete Sampras; 5. Isle of Wight.

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