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On this Day, August 17 2014: Mo Farah won the men's 5,000 metres at the European Championships

Mo Farah won the men's 5,000 metre in Zurich in August 2014  

ON THIS DAY IN SPORT

1919: Gertrude Ederle became the youngest world record holder in any sport when, at the age of 12 years and 298 days, she set a new best in the 880 yards freestyle in Indianapolis. Seven years later she was the first woman to swim the English Channel.

1928: England and Gloucestershire cricketer Wally Hammond took 10 catches against Surrey at Cheltenham - setting a record for an outfielder in a first-class match.

1938: Henry Armstrong beat Lou Ambers on points to win the world lightweight title in New York, becoming the first boxer to hold three world titles simultaneously.

2008: Michael Phelps broke Mark Spitz's record of gold medals in an Olympic Games with his eighth gold in Beijing in the 4x100m medley relay.

2010: Nicolas Anelka was suspended for 18 international matches by the French Football Federation in relation to his conduct at the World Cup. Patrice Evra received a five-match ban while Franck Ribery and Jeremy Toulalan were suspended for three matches and one match respectively.

2014: Mo Farah and Greg Rutherford won the men's 5,000 metres and long jump respectively at the European Championships in Zurich, while Great Britain's won gold in the men's and women's 4x100 metres relay.

2017: Yorkshire's Adam Lyth scored a British domestic T20 record innings of 161 in the match against Northamptonshire at Headingley. Yorkshire's score of 260 for four was also a new domestic T20 record.

 

SPORT BIRTHDAYS

Alan Minter (boxing) - Former world middleweight champion, born 1951.

Guillermo Vilas (tennis) - Argentinian who won four grand slam titles, born 1952.

Nelson Piquet (motorracing) - Three-time Formula One world champion, born 1952.

Robin Cousins (ice skating) - 1980 Olympic champion, born 1957.

Jim Courier (tennis) - American former world number one, born 1970.

Thierry Henry (soccer) - Former Arsenal, Barcelona and France striker, now a TV pundit, born 1977.

William Gallas (soccer) - Defender who played for Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham, born 1977.

Phil Jagielka (soccer) - Everton and England defender, born 1982.

Marc Wilson (soccer) - Bolton's Republic of Ireland defender, formerly with Stoke and Bournemouth, born 1987.

 

QUICK QUIZ

1. What nationality is Everton midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson?

2. Who defeated defeated Serena Williams in the 2004 Wimbledon final?

3. Where is the Maracana stadium?

4. NHL's the Golden Knights are based in which US city?

5. Which boxer was known as "The Real Deal"?
Answers below

 

SPORT ON TV

Today (Friday, August 17)

SOCCER: Women's Under-20s World Cup quarter-final, TBC v TBC - Eurosport 2 145, TBC v TBC - Eurosport 2 1815; Championship, Birmingham v Swansea - Sky Sports Main Event 1900.

CRICKET: Vitality Blast, TBC v TBC - Sky Sports Cricket 1800; Caribbean Premier League, St Lucia Stars v Barbados Tridents - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Cricket 0130 (Sat).

RUGBY LEAGUE: Betfred Super League, Castleford Tigers v Warrington Wolves - Sky Sports Action 1930.

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

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

CYCLING: BinckBank Tour - Eurosport 1 1400; Colorado Classic - Eurosport 1 2030.

DARTS: Brisbane Masters - eir Sport 1 1000.

BASEBALL: MLB, Philadelphia Phillies v New York Mets - BT Sport 2 2300.

Tomorrow (Saturday, August 18)

SOCCER: Premier League, Cardiff v Newcastle - Sky Sports Premier League 1130, Sky Sports Main Event 1230, Chelsea v Arsenal - BT Sport 1 1700; Betfred Cup, Partick Thistle v Celtic - BT Sport 1 1200; Championship, Preston v Stoke - Sky Sports Main Event 1730.

CRICKET: Third Test, England v India - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Cricket 1000; Kia Super League, TBC v TBC - Sky Sports Cricket 1845; Caribbean Premier League, Jamaica Tallawahs v Guyana Amazon Warriors - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Cricket 0030 (Sun).

RUGBY UNION: Rugby Championship, Australia v New Zealand - Sky Sports Action 1030, South Africa v Argentina - Sky Sports Action 1530.

ATHLETICS: Birmingham Grand Prix - BBC One 1315.

TENNIS: Western & Southern Open - Sky Sports Action 1900.

GOLF: Nordea Masters - Sky Sports Golf 1200; US Amateur Championship- Sky Sports Golf 1700; Wyndham Championship - Sky Sports Golf 1800.

BOXING: BT Sport Fight Night Live, Carl Frampton v Luke Jackson - BT Sport 1 1945.

CYCLING: BinckBank Tour - Eurosport 1 1400; Arctic Race of Norway - Eurosport 1 1600; Colorado Classic - Eurosport 1 2000.

DARTS: Brisbane Masters - eir Sport 1 1000.

MOTORCYCLING: British Superbikes - Eurosport 2 1530.

BASEBALL: MLB, Cleveland Indians v Baltimore Orioles - BT Sport 2 2100, St Louis Cardinals v Milwaukee Brewers - BT Sport 2 0000 (Sun).

 

QUIZ ANSWERS

1. Icelandic; 2. Maria Sharapova; 3. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; 4. Las Vegas; 5. Evander Holyfield

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