On This Day - July 28, 2007: Freeman helps Monaghan dump out Donegal

 Tommy Freeman grabbed a crucial goal


1987: Laura Davies became Britain's first winner of the US Women's Open, beating Joanne Carner and Ayako Okamoto in a play-off at Plainfield, New Jersey.

1990: Dennis Andries became the first British boxer to twice regain a world title, beating Jeff Harding in a world light-heavyweight fight in Melbourne.

1999: European 200 metres champion Dougie Walker was acquitted by the UK Athletics disciplinary panel investigating his failed drugs test in December 1998.

2003: Nasser Hussain stood down as England's Test cricket captain.

2006: Ruud van Nistelrooy completed his move to Real Madrid from Manchester United.

2007: Tommy Freeman top-scored with 1-5 as Monaghan defeated Donegal 2-12 to 1-7 in their All-Ireland Qualifier match.

2008: Liverpool signed striker Robbie Keane from Tottenham. The Republic of Ireland international agreed a four-year contract but returned to White Hart Lane in January 2009 after a disappointing time on Merseyside.

2010: Newcastle signed former Tottenham, Arsenal and England defender Sol Campbell on a one-year deal.

2011: Manchester City confirmed the signing of Argentina striker Sergio Aguero from Atletico Madrid on a five-year contract.

2012: Down qualifiered for the All-Ireland quarter-final courtesy of a 1-13 to 0-11 win over Tipperary, Benny Coulter with their goal.

2013: Cork dumped Kilkenny out of the All-Ireland series following a 0-19 to 0-14 win at Semple Stadium.

2015: Nottinghamshire announced that former South Africa captain Clive Rice had died at the age of 66.


Sir Garfield Sobers (cricket) - former West Indies all-rounder, born 1936.

Mikey Sheehy (Gaelic games) – Kerry football legend, born 1954.

Jacob Oram (cricket) - former New Zealand all-rounder, born 1978.

Dougie Walker (athletics) - former European 200 metres champion, born 1973.

Michael Carrick (soccer) - former Manchester United midfielder, born 1981.

Mathieu Debuchy (soccer) - France and St Etienne full-back, born 1985.

Pedro (soccer) - Chelsea and Spain forward, born 1987.

Harry Kane (soccer) - Tottenham and England striker, born 1993.

Moses Odubajo (soccer) - former Hull defender, born 1993.


1. Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois began his senior football career with which club?

2. Kerry star David Clifford represents which club?

3. Who was named BBC Sports Personality of the Year in 2012?

4. Who is the current manager of Burren?

5. Who is the current number one in snooker's world rankings?

(See quiz answers at bottom)


Today (Saturday, July 28)

GAELIC GAMES: All-Ireland SHC, Galway v Clare – RTE2 1615 & Sky Sports Arena 1600; All-Ireland MHC, Dublin v Galway – TG4 1435; All-Ireland Ladies, Mayo v Dublin – TG4 1230.  

SOCCER: Betfred Cup, Clyde v Motherwell - BT Sport 2 1430; International Champions Cup, Benfica v Juventus - eir Sport 1 1755.

CRICKET: Vitality T20 Blast, Durham Jets v Nottinghamshire Outlaws - Sky Sports Cricket 1400 & Sky Sports Main Event 1540.

FORMULA ONE: Hungarian Grand Prix, third practice session - Sky Sports F1 1045 & eir Sport 1 1055; qualifying session - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports F1 & eir Sport 1 1355.

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

GOLF: European Tour, Porsche European Open - Sky Sports Golf 1200; PGA Tour, RBC Canadian Open - Sky Sports Golf 1900 & Sky Sports Main Event 2200; European Seniors Tour, Open Championship - Sky Sports Golf 1630.

TENNIS: WTA, Moscow River Cup - BT Sport/ESPN 1300.

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

BOXING: Undercard to Dillian Whyte v Joseph Parker - Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Action 1800.

SNOOKER: European Tour, Riga Masters - Eurosport 2 0855, 1215 & 1645.

HORSE RACING: Ascot - ITV, STV 1330.

UFC: Eddie Alvarez and Dustin Poirier - BT Sport 2 0300 (Sun).

BASEBALL: MLB, New York Yankees v Kansas City Royals - BT Sport/ESPN 1800, St Louis Cardinals v Chicago Cubs - BT Sport 2 2100.

Tomorrow (Sunday, July 29)

GAELIC GAMES: All-Ireland SHC, Cork v Limerick – RTE2 1445 & Sky Sports Arena 1430; All-Ireland MHC, Tipperary v Kilkenny – TG4 1300.

SOCCER: Betfred Cup, Hearts v Inverness - BT Sport 2 1430.

CRICKET: Vitality T20 Blast, Somerset v Middlesex - Sky Sports Cricket 1530 & Sky Sports Main Event 1630; Kia Super League, Western Storm v Loughborough Lightning - Sky Sports Cricket 1155.

FORMULA ONE: Hungarian Grand Prix - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports F1 1230 & eir Sport 1 1405.

CYCLING: Tour de France - S4C 1400, ITV & Eurosport 1 1500.

GOLF: European Tour, Porsche European Open - Sky Sports Main Event & Sky Sports Golf 1130; PGA Tour, RBC Canadian Open - Sky Sports Golf 1900 & Sky Sports Main Event 2100; European Seniors Tour, Open Championship - Sky Sports Golf 1600.

DARTS: World Matchplay from Blackpool - Sky Sports Action 1900 & Sky Sports Main Event 1915.

SNOOKER: European Tour, Riga Masters - Eurosport 1 0900 & Eurosport 2 1825.

BASEBALL: MLB, Los Angeles Angels v Seattle Mariners - BT Sport 2 2100, St Louis Cardinals v Chicago Cubs - BT Sport/ESPN 0100 (Mon).

QUICK QUIZ answers: 1. Genk; 2. Fossa; 3. Sir Bradley Wiggins; 4. Paddy O’Rourke; 5. Mark Selby.

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