On This Day - Aug 13 1970: Alan Shearer, former Newcastle and England captain, is born

Newcastle United striker Alan Shearer 


Phil Taylor (darts) - 16-time world champion, born 1960.

Tony Jarrett (athletics) - former England and Great Britain 110 metres hurdler, two-time world championship silver medallist and 1998 Commonwealth champion, born 1968.

Alan Shearer (soccer) - former Newcastle and England captain, born 1970.

Shoaib Akhtar (cricket) - former Pakistan bowler, born 1975.

Benjani Mwaruwari (soccer) - former Manchester City, Portsmouth and Zimbabwe striker, born 1978.

Niko Kranjcar (soccer) - Former Rangers, Spurs and Croatia winger, born 1984.

Lucas Moura (soccer) - Brazil winger who plays for Tottenham, born 1992.


1948: Boris Stankovic of Yugoslavia went into the record books as the first footballer to be sent off at Wembley. He received his marching orders in the final of the Olympic football tournament which Sweden won 3-2.

1995: Colin Montgomerie lost a play-off for the US PGA Championship in Los Angeles to Australian Steve Elkington. The Scot had been beaten in a play-off for the US Open the previous year and was second again in 1997.

1997: Denmark's Wilson Kipketer beat Sebastian Coe's 16-year-old world 800 metres record when he clocked one minute 41.24 seconds in Zurich. A month earlier, the Kenya-born runner had equalled Coe's old mark of 1:41.73 in Stockholm.

1999: Steffi Graf announced her immediate retirement from tennis. The German - who spent a record 377 successive weeks as world number one - claimed 22 grand slam titles in all, seven coming at Wimbledon.

2004: Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez confirmed Michael Owen would sign for Real Madrid.

2011: England beat India by an innings and 242 runs in the third Test at Edgbaston to win the series 3-0 with one match remaining and knock their opponents off the top of the world Test rankings.

2015: Leicester handed striker Jamie Vardy a "substantial fine" and said he would take diversity awareness training after the England international was filmed using racist language in a casino.

2016: Mo Farah became the first British track and field athlete to win three Olympic gold medals by retaining his 10,000m title in Rio.

2016: Laura Trott, Joanna Rowsell-Shand, Katie Archibald and Elinor Barker won Olympic gold in the women's team pursuit at Rio 2016.

2017: The world's most expensive player Neymar marked his Paris St Germain debut with a goal and an assist as the capital club cruised to a 3-0 Ligue 1 win at Guingamp.


1 When did Armagh last win the Ulster GAA SFC title?

2 Who scored twice on his Everton debut against Wolves on Saturday?

3 In what year did Tiger Woods win his first major championship?

4 How old is Jakob Ingebrigtsen, the Norwegian who became the youngest ever European champion with gold in the 1500m in Berlin on Friday?

5 Which MLB team is based at Flushing Meadows, the New York park that is also home to the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Centre?

(See quiz answers at bottom)


Today (Monday, August 13)

SOCCER: Women's Under-20s World Cup, Spain v USA - Eurosport 2 1215, Germany v Haiti - Eurosport 2 1515.

CRICKET: Second Test, England v India - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Cricket 1030.

TENNIS: Western & Southern Open - BT Sport 2 1600.

CYCLING: BinckBank Tour - Eurosport 1 1400; Women's World Tour - Eurosport 1 1730.

BASEBALL: MLB, New York Yankees v New York Mets - BT Sport//ESPN 0000 (Tues).

Tomorrow (Tuesday, August 14)

SOCCER: Carabao Cup first round, Yeovil v Aston Villa - Sky Sports Main Event 1930.

CRICKET: Kia Super League, Southern Vipers v Surrey Stars - Sky Sports Cricket 1425, Sky Sports Main Event 1430; Vitality Blast, Sussex Sharks v Glamorgan - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Cricket 1800; Caribbean Premier League, Jamaica Tallawahs v St Lucia Stars - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Cricket 2330.

TENNIS: Western & Southern Open - BT Sport 1 1600.

CYCLING: BinckBank Tour - Eurosport 1 1400.

BASEBALL: MLB, Chicago Cubs v Milwaukee Brewers - BT Sport//ESPN 1915, Philadelphia Phillies v Boston Red Sox - BT Sport//ESPN 0000 (Wed).

Quick Quiz answers 1 2008; 2 Richarlison; 3 1997; 4 17; 5 New York Mets.

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