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On this Day, August 28 2006: Roy Keane signed his contract to officially start work as Sunderland manager

Roy Keane arrives at the Stadium of Light in August 2006 to take over as Sunderland manager  

ON THIS DAY IN SPORT

1981: Sebastian Coe broke the mile world record for the third time in Brussels. The record of three minutes and 47.33 seconds stood for four years until it was broken by Steve Cram.

1989: Manchester United broke the transfer record between two British clubs by paying Middlesbrough £2.3million for defender Gary Pallister.

1999: Ruud Gullit resigned as Newcastle manager, a year to the day after he took over at St James' Park.

2004: Jason Gardener, Darren Campbell, Marlon Devonish and Mark Lewis-Francis won gold for Great Britain in the Olympic men's 4x100m relay final in Athens.

2006: Roy Keane signed his contract to officially start work as Sunderland manager. The former Manchester United midfielder took the Black Cats from bottom of the Championship to title winners during the course of the season.

2007: Manchester United striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer announced his retirement from football. The Norway international famously scored the winning goal for United in stoppage time of their 1999 Champions League final clash with Bayern Munich. He had a spell in charge of Cardiff in 2014.

2009: Charles Jillings resigned as Harlequins chairman following the 'Bloodgate' scandal. Quins director of rugby Dean Richards ordered winger Tom Williams to fake a blood injury in the dying minutes of a Heineken Cup tie in the 2008-09 season.

2011: Defending champion Usain Bolt was disqualified after false-starting in the final of the 100 metres at the World Championships in Daegu. His fellow Jamaican Yohan Blake won the title.

2014: England manager Roy Hodgson announced Wayne Rooney would become the new captain of the national side.

2015: Tottenham completed the £22million signing of South Korean forward Son Heung-min from German club Bayer Leverkusen.

2017: Barcelona completed the signing of Ousmane Dembele for £135.5million from Borussia Dortmund - then the second most expensive deal of all time.

 

SPORT BIRTHDAYS

Carsten Jancker (soccer) - former Germany striker, born 1974.

Jamie Cureton (soccer) - former Norwich, Bristol Rovers and Reading striker, born 1975.

Thiago Motta (soccer) - former Paris St Germain and Brazil midfielder, born 1982.

Lasith Malinga (cricket) - Sri Lankan bowler, born 1983.

Cesar Azpilicueta (soccer) - Chelsea and Spain defender, born 1989.

Valtteri Bottas (F1) - Finnish Mercedes driver, born 1989

Bojan Krkic (soccer) - Stoke's former Barcelona striker, born 1990.

 

QUICK QUIZ

1. Name the three goalscorers who helped England to a 5-1 win against Germany in Munich in 2001.

2. Which former West Ham player was sacked as player-manager of Notts County after five games of the 2018-19 season?

3. Which cyclist won the 2017 La Vuelta?

4. Who has scored the most points in NBA history?

5. Which rugby league side won the last Challenge Cup final at the old Wembley in 1999?
See answers below

 

SPORT ON TV

Today (Tuesday, August 28)

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).

Tomorrow (Wednesday, August 29)

SOCCER: Carabao Cup, Nottingham Forest v Newcastle - Sky Sports Main Event 1930; Champions League qualifying, RB Salzburg v Red Star Belgrade - BT Sport/ESPN 1945; PAOK v Benfica - BT Sport 2 1945.

CYCLING: La Vuelta, stage five - Eurosport 1 1330.

BASEBALL: Philadelphia Phillies v Washington Nationals - BT Sport/ESPN 0000 (Thurs).

 

QUIZ ANSWERS

1. Michael Owen, Steven Gerrard and Emile Heskey; 2. Kevin Nolan; 3. Chris Froome; 4. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar; 5. Leeds Rhinos.

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