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On This Day - July 27 1971: Dermot Heaney, former Derry star and All-Ireland winner, is born

AERIAL COMBAT.. Derry's Dermot Heaney waits to pounce as team-mate Enda Muldoon contests a high ball with Armagh's Paul McGrane and Justin McNulty in a midfield battle at Clones 

BIRTHDAYS

Billy McCullough (soccer) - former Arsenal and Northern Ireland defender, born 1935.

Philippe Alliot (motor racing) - former Formula One driver for Ligier and Larrousse, born 1954.

Allan Border (cricket) - former Australia captain, born 1955.

Christopher Dean (ice skating) - Olympic gold-medal winner with partner Jayne Torvill, born 1958.

Jo Durie (tennis) - two-time grand slam mixed doubles winner, born 1960.

Jose Luis Chilavert (soccer) - former Paraguay goalkeeper, born 1965.

Jonty Rhodes (cricket) - former South Africa international, born 1969.

Dermot Heaney (GAA) - former Derry footballer and winner of an All-Ireland medal in 1993, born 1971.

Marek Hamsik (soccer) - Napoli and Slovakia midfielder, born 1987.

Jordan Spieth (golf) - three-time major champion, born 1993.

ON THIS DAY

1985: Steve Cram set the mile world record at three minutes 46.32 seconds in Oslo.

1990: Graham Gooch became the first Englishman since John Edrich to score a Test triple century when he hit 333 in the first innings against India at Lord's.

1991: Australia's David Campese became the first man to score 40 tries in international rugby union. In the same match Michael Lynagh became the first man past 600 points at international level.

1992: Alan Shearer was transferred from Southampton to Blackburn for a then British record fee of £3.6million.

2005: Manchester City midfielder Joey Barton was found guilty of gross misconduct by the club and fined eight weeks' wages following an incident in the team hotel on the Asia Trophy trip to Thailand.

2010: Mo Farah won gold for Great Britain in the 10,000 metres final at the European Championships in Barcelona.

2012: The London Olympic Games officially got under way with a lavish opening ceremony at the Olympic Stadium. The four-hour extravaganza, entitled Isles of Wonder, was directed by Oscar-winner Danny Boyle and featured more than 7,000 performers plus a cameo by the Queen. It was seen by an estimated worldwide TV audience of 900 million.

2015: England Women slipped to an 89-run defeat against Australia in the third and final one-day international Ashes match at Worcester.

2017: Wayne Rooney made his first competitive appearance for Everton in 14 years in the Europa League third qualifying round tie first leg against Ruzomberok at Goodison Park - Leighton Baines getting the only goal in a 1-0 home win.

2017: Controversy reigned at Yarmouth when it was discovered that the Charlie McBride-trained Mandarin Princess, winner of the opening two-year-old race, was in fact stablemate Millie's Kiss.

QUICK QUIZ

1. How many goals did Wayne Rooney score at Euro 2004?

2. Which Belfast boxer was nicknamed 'The Terminator'?

3. Who recently stepped away from the Cavan GAA senior football manager's job??

4. In what year did Ian Poulter finish runner-up at the Open?

5. Who are the reigning Irish Premiership soccer champions?

(See quiz answers at bottom)

SPORT ON TV 

Today (Friday, July 27)

CRICKET: Vitality T20 Blast, Yorkshire Vikings v Birmingham Bears - Sky Sports Main Event & Sky Sports Cricket 1800; Kia Super League, Yorkshire Diamonds v Lancashire Thunder - Sky Sports Cricket 1425 & Sky Sports Main Event 1430.

FORMULA ONE: Hungarian Grand Prix, first practice session - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports F1 0945 & eir Sport 1 0955; second practice session - Sky Sports F1 1345 & eir Sport 1 1355.

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

GOLF: European Tour, Porsche European Open - Sky Sports Golf 1000 & 1430; PGA Tour, RBC Canadian Open - Sky Sports Golf 2000; European Seniors Tour, Open Championship - Sky Sports Golf 1200 & 1700 & Sky Sports Main Event 1245.

TENNIS: WTA, Jiangxi Open - BT Sport/ESPN 0900.

DARTS: World Matchplay from Blackpool - Sky Sports Action 1900 & Sky Sports Main Event 2145.

SNOOKER: European Tour, Riga Masters - Eurosport 2 1330.

BASEBALL: MLB, Detroit Tigers v Cleveland Indians - BT Sport 1 0000 (Sat).

Tomorrow (Friday, July 27)

CRICKET: Vitality T20 Blast, Yorkshire Vikings v Birmingham Bears - Sky Sports Main Event & Sky Sports Cricket 1800; Kia Super League, Yorkshire Diamonds v Lancashire Thunder - Sky Sports Cricket 1425 & Sky Sports Main Event 1430.

FORMULA ONE: Hungarian Grand Prix, first practice session - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports F1 0945 & eir Sport 1 0955; second practice session - Sky Sports F1 1345 & eir Sport 1 1355.

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

GOLF: European Tour, Porsche European Open - Sky Sports Golf 1000 & 1430; PGA Tour, RBC Canadian Open - Sky Sports Golf 2000; European Seniors Tour, Open Championship - Sky Sports Golf 1200 & 1700 & Sky Sports Main Event 1245.

TENNIS: WTA, Jiangxi Open - BT Sport/ESPN 0900.

DARTS: World Matchplay from Blackpool - Sky Sports Action 1900 & Sky Sports Main Event 2145.

SNOOKER: European Tour, Riga Masters - Eurosport 2 1330.

BASEBALL: MLB, Detroit Tigers v Cleveland Indians - BT Sport 1 0000 (Sat).

QUICK QUIZ answers 1. Four; 2. Eamonn Magee; 3. Mattie McGleenan; 4. 2008; 5. Crusaders

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