On this Day - August 27 2010: Liverpool agreed to sell Javier Mascherano to Barcelona

Javier Mascherano moved to Liverpool from West Ham in 2007, making 94 appearances and scoring one goal. He moved to Bacelona for a fee of £17.25 million 
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1908: Sir Donald Bradman was born. The Australian master batsman scored 28,067 runs in first-class cricket between 1927 and 1949. In 52 Test matches, he scored 6,996 runs at an average of 99.94 per innings. He died in February 2001.

1990: Graham Gooch scored 88 in England's second innings in the third and final Test against India at the Oval, taking his total in the six Tests that summer to 1,058 runs.

2004: Five days after breaking down in tears during the Olympic marathon, Paula Radcliffe pulled up eight and a half laps from the end of the 10,000 metres final in Athens.

2009: Holland winger Arjen Robben joined Bayern Munich from Real Madrid.

2010: Liverpool agreed to sell Argentinian midfielder Javier Mascherano to Barcelona.

2014: Arsenal booked their place in the group stages of the Champions League for the 17th consecutive season thanks to a 1-0 aggregate win over Besiktas.

2015: Usain Bolt stormed to the World Championship sprint double with victory in the 200m in Beijing after earlier winning the 100m.

2016: Hull ended a 74-year wait for a Wembley victory as they came from behind in dramatic fashion to beat favourites Warrington 12-10 in a classic Challenge Cup final.


John Lloyd (tennis) - twice a mixed doubles champion at Wimbledon with Australian Wendy Turnbull and a former Great Britain Davis Cup captain, born 1954.

Derek Warwick (motor racing) - former Formula One racing driver, born 1954.

Bernhard Langer (golf) - Germany's best-known golfer, who won the Masters in 1985 and 1993 and was Europe's Ryder Cup captain in 2004, born 1957.

Gerhard Berger (motor racing) - former Formula One driver, born 1959.

Mark Ealham (cricket) - former Kent, Nottinghamshire and England all-rounder, born 1969.

Peter Ebdon (snooker) - World Championship winner in 2002 and two-time Crucible runner-up, born 1970.

Dietmar Hamann (soccer) - former Germany, Newcastle, Liverpool and Manchester City midfielder, born 1973.

Carlos Moya (tennis) - former French Open champion who was briefly world number one in 1999, born 1976.

Mark Webber (motor racing) - Australian former Formula One driver for Red Bull, born 1976.

Deco (soccer) - former Porto, Barcelona, Chelsea and Portugal playmaker, born 1977.

David Bentley (soccer) - former England, Tottenham and Blackburn midfielder, born 1984.

Sulley Muntari (soccer) - Ghana midfielder, formerly with Portsmouth, Inter Milan and AC Milan, born 1984.

Nikica Jelavic (soccer) - former Everton, Rangers and Hull striker, now at Chinese club Guizhou Zhicheng, born 1985.

Luuk de Jong (soccer) - PSV Eindhoven and Holland striker, who spent time on loan at Newcastle, born 1990.


1. Nicolas Anelka played for Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester City, Bolton, Chelsea and which other English club?

2. What year was the first 70-minute All-Ireland senior football final?

3. Joe Root and Jos Buttler will play for which side in this winter's Big Bash League?

4. In what year did Kildare last win a Leinster SFC title?

5. This year's Ryder Cup is taking place on which course in Paris?

(See answers at bottom)


Today (Monday, August 27)

GAA: GAA 2018, Highlights and analysis from the weekend's matches, including Cork v Tipperary in the All-Ireland Under-21 Hurling Championship final, plus a round-up of the latest news - TG4 2000.

GAA: Classic GAA, Clare v Waterford from 1998 - eir Sport 1 2000.

SOCCER: Premier League, Manchester United v Tottenham - Sky Sports Main Event 1900; National League, AFC Fylde v Harrogate Town - BT Sport 1 1700.

CRICKET: Super League semi-final, Western Storm v Surrey Stars- Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Cricket 1130; Super League final, Loughborough Lightning v Western Storm or Surrey Stars - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Cricket 1530.

CYCLING: La Vuelta, stage three - Eurosport 1 1400.

BASEBALL: MLB, New York Yankees v Chicago White Sox - BT Sport//ESPN 0000 (Tues); Los Angeles Angels v Colorado Rockies - BT Sport/ESPN 0300 (Tues).

Tomorrow (Tuesday, August 28)

GAA: Classic GAA, Cork v Meath from 1990 - eir Sport 1 2000.

SOCCER: Carabao Cup, AFC Wimbledon v West Ham - Sky Sports Main Event 1930; Champions League qualifying, AEK Athens v Videoton - BT Sport/ESPN 1945; Dynamo Kiev v Ajax - BT Sport 2 1945.

CYCLING: La Vuelta, stage four - Eurosport 1 1400.

BASEBALL: Houston Astros v Oakland Athletics - BT Sport/ESPN 0100 (Weds).

Quick Quiz answers: 1. West Brom; 2. 1975; 3. Sydney Thunder; 4. 2000; 5. Albatros Course at Le Golf National.

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