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On This Day - Aug 14 1968: Golfing star, former Open champion Darren Clarke is born

Golfing star Darren Clarke

ON THIS DAY 

1948: Cricketing great Sir Donald Bradman was out second ball for nought in his final Test match innings. The Australian needed just four runs to finish with a Test average of 100 but, after receiving a standing ovation on his way to the crease at The Oval, he had tears in his eyes and did not see the ball properly from Warwickshire leg-spinner Eric Hollies, leaving him with an average of 99.94. He was knighted the following year.

1999: A goal from Tommy Mooney gave Premiership new boys Watford a shock 1-0 win over Liverpool at Anfield. But the Hornets eventually finished bottom of the table and were relegated.

2001: Skipper Matthew Fleming ran out four players with direct hits as Kent, who eventually went on to win the Norwich Union League, beat Surrey at Canterbury.

2012: England bowler Stuart Broad denied having any involvement in a parody Kevin Pietersen Twitter account set up by a member of the public.

2014: Manager Tony Pulis left his position at Crystal Palace in a sudden and unexpected move, less than 48 hours before the start of the new Premier League season.

2016: Usain Bolt won his third straight Olympic 100m title as he took gold in 9.81 seconds in Rio.

2016: Max Whitlock became the first British gymnast to win Olympic gold as he finished first in the men's floor event, then added a second gold in the pommel horse hours later.

2016: British cyclist Jason Kenny triumphed in the men's sprint to claim his fifth Olympic gold and Justin Rose was victorious in the men's golf competition.

BIRTHDAYS

Barrie Leadbeater (cricket) - former Yorkshire player and umpire, born 1943.

Morten Olsen (soccer) - former Denmark coach, who led the national team from 2000 to 2015, born 1949.

Earvin 'Magic' Johnson (basketball) - star of the United States' 1992 Olympic gold medal-winning 'Dream Team', born 1959.

Rameez Raja (cricket) - former Pakistan right-handed batsman, born 1962.

Paul Broadhurst (golf) - member of the 1991 Ryder Cup team, born 1965.

Darren Clarke (golf) - winner of the 2011 Open Championship, born 1968.

Jason Leonard (rugby union) - former England and Lions prop who won 114 caps and defied a career-threatening neck injury, born 1968.

Stig Tofting (soccer) - former Denmark, Hamburg and Bolton defender, born 1969.

Jay-Jay Okocha (soccer) - former Bolton, Hull and Nigeria midfielder, born 1973.

Giorgio Chiellini (soccer) - Italy and Juventus defender, born 1984.

Robin Soderling (tennis) - Sweden's two-time French Open finalist, born 1984.

SPORT ON TV

Today (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).

Tomorrow (Wednesday, August 15)

SOCCER: UEFA Super Cup, Real Madrid v Atletico Madrid - BT Sport 2 1930.

CRICKET: Kia Super League Cricket, Loughborough Lightning v Western Storm - Sky Sports Cricket 1455, Sky Sports Main Event 1500; Vitality Blast, Birmingham Bears v Lancashire Lightning - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Cricket 1830; Caribbean Premier League, Jamaica Tallawahs v St Kitts and Nevis Patriots - 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 (Thur).

QUICK QUIZ

1 Dele Alli played for which club between 2011-2015?

2 How many grand slam singles titles has Angelique Kerber won?

3 Jessica Ennis, Mo Farah and which other British athlete won gold during London 2012's Super Saturday?

4 Who did Armagh defeat in the final of the 2002 GAA All-Ireland Senior Football Championship and what was the score?

5 Where are NHL's the Rangers based?

(See quiz answers at bottom)

QUICK QUIZ answers: 1. MK Dons; 2. Three; 3. Greg Rutherford; 4. Kerry, 1-12 to 0-14; 5. New York City.

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