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On This Day – August 23, 1982: Donegal All-Ireland winner Rory Kavanagh is born

Former Donegal midfielder Rory Kavanagh, who won an All-Ireland with the Tir Chonaill men in 2012, turns 36 today
Neil Loughran

BIRTHDAYS

Gary Mabbutt (soccer) - former Tottenham and England defender, born 1961.

Chris DiMarco (golf) - three-time winner on the PGA Tour, born 1968.

Demetrio Albertini (soccer) - former AC Milan and Italy midfielder, born 1971.

Brian Whelehan (GAA) – retired Offaly hurler who won two All-Ireland titles with the Faithful County, born 1971

Mark Butcher (cricket) - former Surrey captain, with 71 Test caps for England, born 1972.

Kobe Bryant (basketball) - five-time NBA championship winner with the Los Angeles Lakers, born 1978.

Saskia Clark (sailing) - gold medallist, along with Hannah Mills, in the women's 470 at the Rio 2016 Olympics, born 1979.

Carlos Cuellar (soccer) - former Norwich, Sunderland, Aston Villa and Rangers defender, born 1981.

Rory Kavanagh (GAA) – former Donegal footballer, 2012 All-Ireland winner, born 1982

Natalie Coughlin (swimming) - first American female athlete in modern Olympic history to win six medals at one Games in Beijing, born 1982.

James Collins (soccer) - former West Ham and Wales defender, born 1983.

Glen Johnson (soccer) - England full-back who most recently played for Stoke, born 1984.

ON THIS DAY

1938: England's Len Hutton scored the then highest individual score in Test cricket, against Australia at the Oval. His 364 surpassed Walter Hammond's record of 336 not out and stood until Garfield Sobers made an unbeaten 365 in 1958.

1999: The Rugby Football Union dropped drugs charges against former England captain Lawrence Dallaglio, who had been accused of taking recreational drugs during a party celebrating the Lions' Test series victory over South Africa in 1997.

2004: Kelly Holmes won the gold medal in the 800 metres at the Athens Olympics - the first part of her middle distance double.

2008: Great Britain's James DeGale won a gold medal in the men's middleweight boxing at the Beijing Olympics.

2009: England regained the Ashes after beating Australia by 197 runs in the fifth Test at the Oval.

2011: Arsenal agreed terms with Manchester City for the sale of France midfielder Samir Nasri.

2012: Wigan accepted a bid from Chelsea for Victor Moses, paving the way for the forward's move to Stamford Bridge.

2013: Scotland striker Kenny Miller announced his retirement from international football.

2015: Jessica Ennis-Hill won the heptathlon at the World Championships in Beijing, just 13 months after the birth of her son.

2017: England's record goalscorer Wayne Rooney announced his retirement from international football with immediate effect.

QUICK QUIZ BLITZ

1. Where did Stoke's Tom Ince start his professional career?

2. West Indian all-rounder Kieron Pollard has played for which county side?

3. What nationality is tennis player Kevin Anderson?

4. Which golfer won back-to-back Masters titles in 1989 and 1990?

5. Which US state has an NBA franchise known as the Jazz?

Wayne Rooney announced his international football this day last year

TODAY’S TV

CRICKET: Vitality Blast, Quarter-final, Kent v Lancashire - Sky Sports Main Event 1800/Sky Sports Cricket 1800.

GOLF: European Tour, Czech Masters - Sky Sports Golf 1000 and 1400/Sky Sports Main Event 1020/1400; PGA Tour, The Northern Trust - Sky Sports Golf 1230 and 1700/Sky Sports Main Event 2145.

TENNIS: WTA, Connecticut Open - BT Sport 1 1800.

HORSE RACING: York Ebor Festival - ITV 1330.

CYCLING: Deutschland Tour - Eurosport 1 1300.

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QUICK QUIZ BLITZ ANSWERS

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