On This Day - Aug 15 1983: Liam Hinphey, Derry hurling and football star, is born

Derry's Liam Hinphey puts Sean Cavanagh of Tyrone under pressure  


Anne, Princess Royal (equestrian) - first member of the Royal family to compete in the Olympics, in 1976, and former European champion, born 1950.

John Childs (cricket) - former Gloucestershire, Essex and England spinner, born 1951.

Jack Russell (cricket) - former Gloucestershire and England wicketkeeper, born 1963.

Boudewijn Zenden (soccer) - former Sunderland, Chelsea, Middlesbrough, Liverpool and Holland midfielder, born 1976.

Siobhan Chamberlain (soccer) - England and Manchester United Women goalkeeper, born 1983.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (soccer) - Liverpool and England midfielder, born 1993.

Clinton Njie (soccer) - Former Tottenham forward, now at Marseille, born 1993.


1972: Off-spinner Pat Pocock had one of the most prolific spells in first-class cricket while playing for Surrey against Sussex at Eastbourne. He took five wickets in six balls, six in nine

and seven in 11.

1979: Sebastian Coe broke his third world record in six weeks at Zurich when he set a new best for the 1,500 metres. The other records broken during that span were the 800m and the mile.

2005: England drew the third Ashes Test against Australia at Old Trafford en route to a series victory.

2006: West Ham striker Dean Ashton broke his ankle in training with England following his first call-up to the national squad. The injury eventually forced him to retire from the game.

2008: Men's cycling team sprint final trio Chris Hoy, Jamie Staff and Jason Kenny won Olympic gold for Great Britain in Beijing.

2012: England batsman Kevin Pietersen issued an apology for sending "provocative" text messages to South Africa players.

2013: Marion Bartoli announced her retirement from tennis at the age of 28, just over a month after winning Wimbledon.

2016: Charlotte Dujardin successfully defended the Olympic individual dressage title on Valegro in Rio, while Mark Cavendish claimed his first Olympic medal with silver in the omnium.

2016: Former Aston Villa striker Dalian Atkinson died at the age of 48 after he was Tasered by police.


1 US PGA champion Brooks Koepka is from which country?

2 How many times have Chelsea won the FA Cup?

3 What is Usain Bolt's world record for the 200m?

4 Jim McGuinness was linked with which county earlier this week?

5. Who scored Tyrone's famous disallowed point in their 1995 All-Ireland final loss to Dublin?

(See quiz answers at bottom)


Today (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, Boston Red Sox v Philadelphia Phillies - BT Sport//ESPN 0000 (Thur).

Tomorrow (Thursday, August 16)

SOCCER: Women's Under-20s World Cup quarter-final, Spain v Nigeria - Eurosport 2 1445, France v North Korea - Eurosport 2 1815; Carabao Cup, Sunderland v Sheffield Wednesday - Sky Sports Main Event 1930.

CRICKET: Vitality Blast, Kent Spitfires v Somerset - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Cricket 1800; Caribbean Premier League, St Lucia Stars v Trinbago Knight Riders - Sky Sports Cricket 0030 (Fri), Sky Sports Main Event 0200 (Fri).

RUGBY LEAGUE: Betfred Super League, Wakefield Trinity v St Helens - Sky Sports Action 1930.

GOLF: Nordea Masters - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Golf 1000; Wyndham Championship - Sky Sports Golf 1700.

CYCLING: BinckBank Tour - Eurosport 1 1400; Arctic Race of Norway - Eurosport 1 1600; Colorado Classic - Eurosport 1 2030.

TENNIS: Western & Southern Open - BT Sport 1 1600, Sky Sports Main Event 2300.

BASEBALL: MLB, New York Yankees v Tampa Bay Rays - BT Sport 2 1800.

QUICK QUIZ answers: 1. United States; 2. Eight; 3. 19.19 seconds; 4. Mayo; 5.Seán McLaughlin .

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