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On This Day: August 4 1989 - Donegal's Michael Murphy was born

In what has already been a stellar career, Michael Murphy, regarded by many as perhaps the best Gaelic footballer currently playing the game, will always be remembered for captaining his county to the All-Ireland title in 2012
PA and Sean O'Neill

ON THIS DAY

1945: American golfer Byron Nelson won the Canadian Open to record his 11th consecutive tournament victory. He went on to triumph in a further seven tournaments in the year to give him a record 18 wins on the US Tour.

1957: Argentinian racing driver Juan Manuel Fangio won the German Grand Prix at the Nurburgring to clinch his fifth, and last, world title.

1976: Women played cricket at Lord's for the first time, an England team beating their Australian counterparts by eight wickets in a limited-overs match.

2006: Former Celtic boss Martin O'Neill was confirmed as the new manager of Aston Villa.

2007: Kent all-rounder Ryan McLaren took a hat-trick as the Spitfires beat Gloucestershire Gladiators by four wickets in the Twenty20 Cup final at Edgbaston.

2008: Kevin Pietersen was named as England's new Test and one-day captain.

2012: Jessica Ennis-Hill (heptathlon), Greg Rutherford (long jump) and Mo Farah (10,000 metres) all claimed gold at the London Olympics in the space of 46 minutes on 'Super Saturday' with Team GB also winning golds in the men's four, the women's double sculls and the women's team pursuit earlier in the day.

2016: West Ham beat NK Domzale 3-0 in their first game at the London Stadium as they progressed in Europa League qualifying.

BIRTHDAYS

Michael Murphy (GAA) – Donegal footballer, and winner of an All-Ireland medal in 2012, born 1989.

John Wark (soccer) - former Ipswich, Liverpool and Scotland midfielder, born 1957.

Mary Slaney (athletics) - American who was world 1500 and 3,000 metres champion in 1983, born 1958.

Roger Clemens (baseball) - former starting pitcher who won a record seven Cy Young Awards, born 1962.

Mike Marsh (athletics) - American winner of 200m Olympic gold in 1992, born 1967.

Luis Boa Morte (soccer) - former Portugal, Arsenal, Fulham and West Ham winger, born 1977.

Robin Peterson (cricket) - South African spin-bowling all-rounder, born 1979.

Antonio Valencia (soccer) - Manchester United and Ecuador winger, born 1985.

Graeme Shinnie (soccer) - versatile Aberdeen player, born 1991.

Saido Berahino (soccer) - Stoke and former England Under-21 forward, born 1993.

Jozo Simunovic (soccer) - Celtic's Bosnian centre-back, born 1994.

QUICK QUIZ

1 For which Major League Soccer teams do Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Wayne Rooney and David Villa now play?

2 Which cyclist is Britain's most decorated Olympian?

3 Which former Armagh footballer will line out for Newry City AFC when they take on Institute at the Brandywell this afternoon?

4 Who was the top scorer in last year’s All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship?

5 Where is the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes held?

(See quiz answers at bottom)

SPORT ON TV

Today (Saturday, August 4)

GAA: GAA - Club na mBan, Documentary focusing on women and Gaelic games - those who support their partners as well as the ones who run out onto the pitch as players. They include Cork's Rena Buckley as she struggles to manage her own business and keep up with her punishing training regime, and All-Star Sinead Finnegan on home ground at her club Fingallians, where she reveals her big dream for the season ahead – TG4 21.25.

SOCCER: Vanarama National League, Salford v Leyton Orient - BT Sport 1 1200; Sky Bet Championship, Sheffield United v Swansea - Sky Sports Main Event 1715; MLS, Montreal Impact v DC United - Sky Sports Main Event 0030 (Sun).

CRICKET: First Test from Edgbaston, England v India - Sky Sports Cricket 1000 & Sky Sports Main Event 1100; Vitality T20 Blast, Nottinghamshire Outlaws v Worcestershire Rapids - Sky Sports Cricket 1845.

TENNIS: WTA, Silicon Valley Classic - BT Sport 1 2100-2300 & 0300-0500 (Sun).

GOLF: Women's British Open - Sky Sports Golf 1200; WGC-Bridgestone Invitational - Sky Sports Golf 1900 & Sky Sports Main Event 2100.

RUGBY UNION: Super Rugby final, Crusaders v Lions - Sky Sports Main Event 0830 & Sky Sports Action 0900.

CYCLING: European Championships - Eurosport 2 0845 & Eurosport 1 1345-1645 & 1850-2100.

MOTORCYCLING: MotoGP, Czech Republic Grand Prix qualifying - BT Sport 2 1100; British Superbikes at Thruxton - Eurosport 2 1530.

SWIMMING: European Championships - Eurosport 1 0930-1215 & 1645-1845.

GYMNASTICS: European Championships - Eurosport 2 1315.

MIXED MARTIAL ARTS: UFC, TJ Dillashaw v Cody Garbrandt in Los Angeles - BT Sport 2 0300 (Sun).

RACING: Glorious Goodwood - ITV 1330.

BASEBALL: MLB, Boston Red Sox v New York Yankees - BT Sport/ESPN 2100, Cleveland Indians v Los Angeles Angels - BT Sport/ESPN 0000 (Sun).

Tomorrow (Sunday, August 5)

GAA: The Sunday Game. Des Cahill is joined by a panel of guests to present highlights and studio discussion of the best of the weekend's championship action – RTE2 2130.

GAA: The Game. Documentary examining the history of hurling, beginning by charting the origins of the GAA alongside the turbulent times of the Land War and mass emigration – RTE2 2330.

SOCCER: Ladbrokes Premiership, Aberdeen v Rangers - Sky Sports Main Event 1230; FA Community Shield, Chelsea v Manchester City - BT Sport 1 1400; Sky Bet Championship, Leeds v Stoke - Sky Sports Main Event 1530; MLS, New York Red Bulls v Los Angeles FC - Sky Sports Main Event 2310.

CRICKET: England v India, first Test at Edgbaston - Sky Sports Main Event & Sky Sports Cricket 1000.

TENNIS: WTA, Silicon Valley Classic - BT Sport 1 2200; WTA, Citi Open - BT Sport 2 2200.

GOLF: Women's British Open - Sky Sports Golf 1200; WGC-Bridgestone Invitational - Sky Sports Main Event & Sky Sports Golf 1900.

RUGBY LEAGUE: Challenge Cup semi-finals, St Helens v Catalans Dragons & Warrington v Leeds - BBC Two 1215.

CYCLING: European Championships - Eurosport 1 0845-1600 & 1900-2100; Tour de France - S4C 1600.

MOTORCYCLING: MotoGP, Czech Republic Grand Prix race - BT Sport 2 1230; British Superbikes at Thruxton - Eurosport 2 1315.

QUICK QUIZ answers: 1. LA Galaxy, DC United and New York City FC; 2. Sir Bradley Wiggins; 3 Declan Carville; 4 Peter Duggan (Clare); 5 Ascot.

 

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