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On This Day, August 11, 2007: Derry fall just short against Dublin

Paddy Bradley excelled against Dublin, but it wasn't enough 

BIRTHDAYS

Nigel Martyn (soccer) - former Leeds, Everton and England goalkeeper, born 1966.

Massimiliano Allegri (soccer) - Juventus manager, born 1967.

Tommy Mooney (soccer) - former Watford striker, born 1971.

Ivan Cordoba (soccer) - former Inter Milan and Colombia defender, born 1976.

Patty Mills (basketball) - San Antonio and Australia point guard, born 1988.

ON THIS DAY

1991: Big-hitting John Daly came from nowhere to win the US PGA title at the Crooked Stick course in Indiana, having been a tour rookie and ninth reserve for the tournament.

1994: Goalkeeper Bruce Grobbelaar left Liverpool after 13 years and 627 appearances to sign for Southampton.

2001: Two Johnny Crowley foals helped Kerry to an All-Ireland quarterfinal win over Kerry. 

2005: Shane Warne took his 600th Test wicket when he removed Marcus Trescothick in the third Ashes Test at Old Trafford.

2006: Former captain David Beckham was left out of new England coach Steve McClaren's first squad for a friendly against Greece.

2007: Derry put up a brave effort in the All-Ireland quarter-final but lost out 0-18 to 0-15 to Dublin. 

2008: Rebecca Adlington won the Olympic 400 metres freestyle in Beijing to become Britain's first female swimming gold medallist for 48 years.

2009: Michael Schumacher called off his Formula One comeback with Ferrari because of a neck injury. Schumacher later resumed racing with the Mercedes team.

2011: Tottenham's Premier League clash at home to Everton on the opening day of the new Premier League season was called off after rioting in the area.

2012: Mo Farah won Olympic 5,000 metres gold in London. Boxer Luke Campbell and canoeist Ed McKeever were Great Britain's other gold medallists on the day.

2013: Ryan O’Dwyer’s sending off proved crucial as Cork defeated Dublin 1-24 to 1-19 to reach the All-Ireland SHC final. 

2015: Stoke completed a club-record £12million deal for midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri.

2016: Great Britain's Jason Kenny, Phil Hindes and Callum Skinner won gold in the cycling men's team sprint at the Rio Olympics.

QUICK QUIZ

1 Who is the Galway football captain?

2 Where do Dundalk play their home games?

3 Which former tennis world number one won the French Open women's singles four times from 2003 to 2007?

4 Monaghan midfielder Niall Kearns represents which club?

5 Name the Irish ladies hockey head coach. 

(See quiz answers at bottom)

SPORT ON TV 

Today (Saturday, August 11)

GAELIC GAMES: All-Ireland SFC, Dublin v Galway - RTE2 & Sky Sports Arena 1630; All-Ireland MFC, Galway v Meath, TG4 1430.

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: Third day of the second Test from Lord's, 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 from Montreal - 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).

Tomorrow (Sunday, August 12)

GAELIC GAMES: All-Ireland SFC, Monaghan v Tyrone - RTE2 & Sky Sports Arena 1430: All-Ireland MFC, Kerry v Monaghan, TG4 1300; All-Ireland Ladies SFC, Kerry v Dublin - TG4 1645.

SOCCER: Premier League, Liverpool v West Ham - Sky Sports Main Event & Sky Sports Premier League 1230, Arsenal v Manchester City - Sky Sports Main Event & Sky Sports Premier League 1530; German Super Cup, Eintracht Frankfurt v Bayern Munich - BT Sport 1 1915.

CRICKET: Fourth day of the second Test from Lord's, England v India - Sky Sports Cricket 1000.

SPORT: European Championships - BBC One 1215, BBC Two 0800, Eurosport 1 0800, Eurosport 2 1030.

TENNIS: Rogers Cup from Toronto - Sky Sports Main Event 2100; Rogers Cup from Montreal, BT Sport 2 1830.

MOTOR SPORT: British Touring Cars - ITV 4 1045.

MOTOGP: Austria GP - BT Sport 2 1230.

SNOOKER: World Open - Eurosport 2 0655 & 1230.

BASEBALL: MLB, Atlanta Braves v Milwaukee Brewers - BT Sport/ESPN 1830.

QUICK QUIZ answers: 1 Damien Comer; 2 Oriel Park; 3 Justine Henin; 4 Sean McDermotts; 5 Graham Shaw

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