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On this Day, August 10 1971: Ireland assistant manager Roy Keane was born

Former Manchester United captain Roy Keane was born in Cork in August 1971  

ON THIS DAY IN SPORT

1907: The first long-distance car race ended in Paris, having started in Beijing on June 10 of the same year.

1954: Jockey Gordon Richards retired after a British record 4,870 victories. He last raced on July 10 after a fall at Sandown.

1984: Mary Decker fell over the leg of British athlete Zola Budd during the 3,000 metres Olympic final in Los Angeles. Budd was at first disqualified for tripping but was reinstated to her final placing of seventh after Decker was ruled to have caused the incident with her "aggressive tactics".

2005: The Premier League upheld its guilty verdicts on Ashley Cole and Jose Mourinho in the Chelsea tapping-up scandal, but reduced their fines to £75,000 each.

2006: John Terry was named England captain by new manager Steve McClaren, in succession to David Beckham.

2007: Carlos Tevez completed his protracted move to Manchester United on a two-year loan deal.

2008: Nicole Cooke won a gold medal for Great Britain in the women's cycling road race at the Beijing Olympics.

2013: Mo Farah added the 10,000m world title to his Olympic gold at the World Athletics Championships in Moscow.

2016: Everton signed Wales captain Ashley Williams from Swansea on a three-year contract.

2016: Leicester's Premier League-winning manager Claudio Ranieri signed a new four-year contract at the King Power Stadium. He was sacked six months later.

 

SPORT BIRTHDAYS

Anita Lonsbrough (swimming) - Britain's 1960 Olympic 200 metres breaststroke champion, born 1941.

Kenny Perry (golf) - Former US Ryder Cup player and 14-time PGA Tour winner, born 1960.

Philippe Albert (soccer) - former Newcastle and Belgium defender, born 1967.

Riddick Bowe (boxing) - former undisputed heavyweight champion, born 1967.

Roy Keane (soccer) - former Manchester United and Republic of Ireland midfielder, now Republic assistant manager, born 1971.

Mario Kindelan (boxing) - Cuban who beat Amir Khan in the 2004 Olympic lightweight final, born 1971.

Lawrence Dallaglio (rugby union) - former England and Wasps flanker, born 1972.

Lisa Raymond (tennis) - retired American doubles specialist, born 1973.

Javier Zanetti (soccer) - former Inter Milan and Argentina defender, born 1973.

Chris Read (cricket) - Former Nottinghamshire captain and wicketkeeper, born 1978.

Shaun Murphy (snooker) - 2005 world champion, born 1982.

Bernardo Silva (soccer) - Manchester City and Portugal midfielder, born 1994.

 

QUICK QUIZ

1 A game between which two teams featured on the first episode of Match Of The Day on 22 August 1964?

2 How old is new Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga?

3 Who held the snooker world championship title from 1992 to 1996?

4 Great Britain's newly-crowned European 100 metres champion Zharnel Hughes was born on which Caribbean island?

5 Aged 44, Bartolo Colon is the oldest active player in which sport?
Answers below

 

SPORT ON TV

Today (Friday, August 10)

SOCCER: Manchester United v Leicester - Sky Sports Main Event & Sky Sports Premier League 1900.

CRICKET: Second Test, England v India - Sky Sports Main Event & Sky Sports Cricket 1030; Blast, Glamorgan v Hampshire - Sky Sports Cricket 1900.

SPORT: European Championships - BBC One 1345, BBC Two 0900, Eurosport 1 0900.

RUGBY LEAGUE: Super League Super 8s, Wigan v Castleford - Sky Sports Action 1930.

TENNIS: Rogers Cup - BT Sport 1 1730.

SNOOKER: World Open - Eurosport 2 0730 & 1230.

BASEBALL: MLB, Chicago Cubs v Washington Nationals - BT Sport/ESPN 1915.

Tomorrow (Saturday, August 11)

SOCCER: Premier League, Newcastle v Tottenham - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League 1130, Wolves v Everton - BT Sport 1 1700; Championship, Derby v Leeds - Sky Sports Main Event 1715.

CRICKET: Second Test, England v India - Sky Sports Cricket 1000; Blast, Derbyshire v Leicestershire - Sky Sports Cricket 1845.

SPORT: European Championships - BBC One 1315, BBC Two 0900, Eurosport 1 0800.

SNOOKER: World Open - Eurosport 2 0655 & 1225.

TENNIS: Rogers Cup - BT Sport 2 2300.

BASEBALL: MLB, Chicago Cubs v Washington Nationals - BT Sport 1 2100, Atlanta Braves v Milwaukee Brewers - BT Sport 1 0000 (Sun).

 

QUIZ ANSWERS

1 Liverpool and Arsenal; 2 23; 3 Stephen Hendry; 4 Anguilla; 5 Baseball

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