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On This Day - August 18, 2000: Earley on target as Kildare down Dubs

Dermot Earley grabbed one of the Kildare goals in the 2-11 to 0-12 win

BIRTHDAYS

Ricky Villa (soccer) - former Tottenham and Argentina midfielder, born 1952.

Barry Egan (Gaelic games) – former Cork hurler and 1993 Allstar, botn 1972.

Esteban Cambiasso (soccer) - former Inter Milan and Leicester midfielder who played for Argentina at the 2006 World Cup, born 1980.

Kris Boyd (soccer) - Kilmarnock and Scotland striker, born 1983.

Cameron White (cricket) - former Australia Twenty20 captain, born 1983.

Robert Huth (soccer) - Germany defender, formerly with Leicester, born 1984.

Bryan Ruiz (soccer) - Costa Rica's former Fulham forward, now at Santos, born 1985.

Ross McCormack (soccer) - Aston Villa and Scotland striker, born 1986.

Jack Hobbs (soccer) - Bolton defender, born 1988.

Renato Sanches (soccer) - Bayern Munich and Portugal midfielder, born 1997.

ON THIS DAY

1920: One of England's best-known wicketkeepers, Godfrey Evans, was born. The Kent player dismissed 219 batsmen in 91 Test matches and was the first to claim 200 Test victims. He died on May 3, 1999.

1948: Lester Piggott won his first horse race aged 12, riding The Chase to victory in the Wigan Lane Selling Handicap at Haydock.

1990: New Zealand's All Blacks suffered their first defeat for nearly four years, losing 21-9 to Australia in Wellington to end a run of 23 consecutive wins.

2000: Kildare claimed the Leinster title after a replay win over Dublin.

2007: Limerick hit five goals to defeat Waterford in the All-Ireland SHC semi-final

2008: Great Britain's cycling quartet of Paul Manning, Bradley Wiggins, Ed Clancy and Geraint Thomas won an Olympic gold medal in the men's team pursuit in a world record time of three minutes 53.314 seconds in Beijing.

2011: UK Athletics confirmed it would bid to host the 2017 World Championships in London. The city was chosen as host ahead of Doha in November 2011.

2012: Galway qualified for the All-Ireland final with a five-point win over Cork with Joe Canning’s 0-11 total proving crucial.

2013: Europe won the Solheim Cup on American soil for the first time with an 18-10 win over the United States.

2017: Alastair Cook completed his fourth Test double-century as England continued their domination of the West Indies attack on the second day of their first day-night Test at Edgbaston.

QUICK QUIZ BLITZ

1 Who did Marco Asensio play for before Real Madrid?

2 How old is Cardiff Blues prop Taufa'ao Filise?

3 Who won the 2017 Vuelta a Espana?

4 What nationality is Barcelona player Philippe Coutinho?

5 How many All-Ireland SHC titles have Limerick won?

SPORT ON TV

Today (Saturday, August 18)

GAELIC GAMES: All-Ireland Camogie Championship, Galway v Kilkenny & Cork v Tipperary – RTE2 1715; All-Ireland Ladies Intermediate Championship, Tyrone v Sligo – TG4 Facebook 1600.

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: First day of the third Test from Nottingham, England v India - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Cricket 1000; Kia Super League, Surrey Stars v Western Storm - 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: ATP Tour, Western & Southern Open from Cincinnati - Sky Sports Action 1900.

GOLF: Nordea Masters from Sweden - Sky Sports Golf 1200; US Amateur Championship from California - Sky Sports Golf 1700; Wyndham Championship from North Carolina - Sky Sports Golf 1800.

BOXING: BT Sport Fight Night Live from Belfast featuring Carl Frampton v Luke Jackson and Tyson Fury v Francesco Pianeta - 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).

Tomorrow (Sunday, August 19)

GAELIC GAMES: All-Ireland SHC final, Limerick v Galway – RTE2 & Sky Sports Arena 1430; All-Ireland MHC final, Galway v Kilkenny – TG4 1230.

SOCCER: Betfred Cup, Kilmarnock v Rangers - BT Sport 1 1200; Premier League, Manchester City v Huddersfield - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League 1230, Brighton v Manchester United - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League 1530.

CRICKET: Second day of the third Test from Nottingham, England v India - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Cricket 1000; Caribbean Premier League, Jamaica Tallawahs v Trinbago Knight Riders - Sky Sports Cricket 2230, Sky Sports Main Event 0030 (Mon).

TENNIS: WTA Tour, Connecticut Open - BT Sport 1 1600.

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.

GOLF: Nordea Masters from Sweden - Sky Sports Golf 1200; Wyndham Championship from North Carolina - Sky Sports Golf 1800.

MOTORSPORT: Rally Germany - BT Sport 2 1100.

MOTORCYCLING: British Superbikes - Eurosport 2 1300.

BASEBALL: MLB, Philadelphia Phillies v New York Mets - BT Sport//ESPN 1200 (Mon).

QUICK QUIZ Answers: 1 Mallorca; 2 41; 3 Chris Froome; 4 Brazilian; 5 Seven.

 

 

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