On This Day, August 1 2015: Darren McCurry top scores as Tyrone dump out Sligo

Tyrone had seven points to spare at Croke Park 



Mike Watkinson (cricket) - former Lancashire cricket director and England all-rounder, born 1961.

Brad Faxon (golf) - two-time American Ryder Cup player, born 1961.

Graham Thorpe (cricket) - former England batsman, born 1969.

David James (soccer) - former England and Liverpool goalkeeper, currently managing in India, born 1970.

Kanu (soccer) - former Nigeria, West Brom and Arsenal striker, born 1976.

Andy Blignaut (cricket) - former Zimbabwe international, born 1978.

Stephen Hunt (soccer) - former Reading and Republic of Ireland winger, born 1981.

Bastian Schweinsteiger (soccer) - Former Germany and Manchester United midfielder, now with Chicago Fire, born 1984.

Stuart Holden (soccer) - former United States and Bolton midfielder, born 1985.

Lee Wallace (soccer) - Rangers and Scotland left-back, born 1987.

Karen Carney (soccer) - Chelsea Ladies and England winger, born 1987

Nemanja Matic (soccer) - Manchester United's Serbian midfielder, born 1988.


1716: The oldest surviving sporting contest, the Doggett's Coat and Badge, for Thames scullers, was held for the first time.

1936: The 11th Olympics opened in Berlin, Germany. The Games were best remembered for Jesse Owens winning four gold medals.

1980: Sebastian Coe turned the tables on Steve Ovett to win the 1500 metres at the Moscow Olympics, after his great rival had beaten him in the 800m final six days earlier.

1989: Australia won the fourth Test at Old Trafford to become the first side to regain the Ashes on English soil since 1934.

1996: America's Michael Johnson broke the 200m world record by 0.30 seconds with a time of 19.32secs at the Olympic Games in Atlanta.

2004: Mark Palios resigned as chief executive of the Football Association.

2010: Kieran McGeeney led Kildare to the All-Ireland semi-final following an easy 2-17 to 1-12 win over Meath.

2012: Bradley Wiggins became the first man to win the Tour de France and Olympic gold in the same year with an imperious victory in the London 2012 time-trial. The 32-year-old claimed his fourth Olympic gold and seventh medal in all, surpassing Sir Steve Redgrave with a British record haul of Games medals.

2013: Hearts were hit with a transfer embargo until February 1, 2014, as further punishment for going into administration having already being deducted 15 points. The club finished bottom of the Scottish Premiership in the 2013-14 season and were relegated.

2015: Darren McCurry racked up 0-8 as Tyrone set up an All-Ireland quarter-final with Monaghan after their 0-21 to 0-14 win over Sligo.

2017: Hearts manager Ian Cathro left the club on the eve of the new season.


1. Which two countries have won the most medals at the Summer and Winter Olympics respectively?

2. Who finished higher in Division Three this year, Fermanagh or Armagh?

3. Which two East Midlands' rivals did Brian Clough manage?

4. Steph Curry plays for which NBA side?

5. Which Swedish golfer won the Open in 2016, the same year in which he won the Race to Dubai for a second time?


Today (Wednesday, August 1)

SOCCER: International Champions Cup, Benfica v Lyon - eir Sport 1 2055; MLS, MLS All Stars v Juventus - Sky Sports Main Event 0045 (Thu).

CRICKET: England v India, first Test at Edgbaston - Sky Sports Main Event & Sky Sports Cricket 1000; Vitality T20 Blast, Sussex v Gloucestershire - Sky Sports Main Event & Sky Sports Cricket 1845.

TENNIS: WTA, Silicon Valley Classic - BT Sport 2 1900-0100 & 0300-0500 (Thu); ATP, Citi Open - Sky Sports Main Event 1015-1245 & 0250-0400 (Thu).

CYCLING: Tour de Wallonie - Eurosport 1 1430.

HORSE RACING: Glorious Goodwood - ITV 1330 & STV 1330.

BASEBALL: MLB, Washington Nationals v New York Mets - BT Sport/ESPN 1700, Seattle Mariners v Houston Astros - BT Sport/ESPN 2100.


(Thursday, August 2)

SOCCER: Europa League qualifying, Burnley v Aberdeen - BT Sport 1 1915.

CRICKET: England v India, first Test at Edgbaston - Sky Sports Main Event & Sky Sports Cricket 1030; Vitality T20 Blast, Kent Spitfires v Essex Eagles - Sky Sports Main Event & Sky Sports Cricket 1845.

TENNIS: WTA, Citi Open - BT Sport/ESPN 1900; ATP, Citi Open - Sky Sports Main Event 1130.

GOLF: Women's British Open - Sky Sports Golf 1100; WGC-Bridgestone Invitational - Sky Sports Golf 1830 & Sky Sports Main Event 2215.

CYCLING: European Championships - Eurosport 1 1830.

HORSE RACING: Glorious Goodwood - ITV 1330 & STV 1330.

Answers: 1. United States and Norway; 2. Armagh; 3. Nottingham Forest and Derby; 4. Golden State Warriors; 5. Henrik Stenson.

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