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On This Day - Sept 1, 2002: Armagh end long wait for All-Ireland final spot

 Armagh fans ended their long wait to reach the All-Ireland final

BIRTHDAYS

Ruud Gullit (soccer) - former Newcastle and Chelsea manager, who as a player won the 1988 European Championship with Holland, born 1962.

Tony Cascarino (soccer) - former Gillingham, Millwall, Chelsea and Republic of Ireland striker, born 1962.

Henning Berg (soccer) - former Blackburn, Manchester United, Rangers and Norway defender, born 1969.

Simon Shaw (rugby union) - Former England forward, born 1973.

Martyn Williams (rugby union) - former Wales, Cardiff Blues and British and Irish Lions forward, born 1975.

Clare Connor (cricket) - former England captain, now director of England women's cricket, born 1976.

Jose Antonio Reyes (soccer) - former Arsenal, Real Madrid, Sevilla and Spain forward, born 1983.

Gael Monfils (tennis) - French winner of six ATP Tour titles, born 1986.

Daniel Sturridge (soccer) - Liverpool and England striker, born 1989.

Kirani James (athletics) - Grenada's 2012 Olympic 400m champion, born 1992.

ON THIS DAY

1866: Former world heavyweight boxing champion James J Corbett, known as 'Gentleman Jim', was born. He captured the title in 1892 by knocking out John L Sullivan in the 21st round. He made one successful defence before losing his crown to Bob Fitzsimmons in March 1897. Corbett died in 1933.

1923: Another world heavyweight champion, Rocky Marciano, was born. He took the title from 'Jersey Joe' Walcott in 1952. Marciano was undefeated in all his 49 professional fights and won 43 of those inside the distance. He retired in 1956 and died in a plane crash in 1969.

1991: Roger Black, Derek Redmond, John Regis and Kriss Akabusi pipped their American counterparts to win the 4x400metres relay at the World Championships in Tokyo.

1996: Wexford ended a long wait for the All-Ireland SHC title with a 1-13 to 0-14 win over Limerick.

2001: Michael Owen's hat-trick helped England to a 5-1 win against Germany in Munich. Steven Gerrard and Emile Heskey scored the other goals in the World Cup qualifier.

2002: Ray Cosgrove’s late free hit the post and allowed Armagh to advance to the All-Ireland final at Dublin’s expense.

2004: Premier League referee Andy D'Urso was suspended for 28 days after failing to send off Blackburn midfielder Barry Ferguson despite showing him two yellow cards.

2006: England left-back Ashley Cole's move to Chelsea from Arsenal was confirmed, with William Gallas moving in the opposite direction.

2007: Tim Henman lost to Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the second round of the US Open, bringing his grand slam career to an end.

2008: Abu Dhabi United Group for Development and Investment successfully completed the purchase of Manchester City, breaking the British transfer record to buy Robinho from Real Madrid on the same day.

2011: Britain's Dai Greene won gold in the men's 400m hurdles at the World Championships in Daegu, while Hannah England claimed silver in the women's 1500m.

2013: Late goals from Kevin McManamon and Eoghan O’Gara secured Dublin a thrilling 3-18 to 3-11 All-Ireland semi-final win over Kerry.

2015: Manchester United signed striker Anthony Martial from Monaco on a four-year deal in one of the biggest moves of transfer deadline day.

QUICK QUIZ BLITZ

1. Who scored Tyrone’s goal in the 2008 All-Ireland final?

2. In which European city did Usain Bolt set his 100m and 200m world records?

3. Who was the only Tyrone scorer apart from Peter Canavan in the 1995 All-Ireland final?

4. Who is the Dublin captain?

5. Which national side does Cardiff goalkeeper Neil Etheridge play for?

(Quick quiz answers at bottom)

SPORT ON TV

Today (Saturday, September 1)

GAELIC GAMES: Up For The Match –RTE1, 2130.

SOCCER: Premier League, Leicester v Liverpool - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League - 1130; Manchester City v Newcastle - BT Sport 1 1700.

CRICKET: Fourth Test day three, England v India - Sky Sports Cricket 1000 & 1515.

MOTORSPORT: Formula 1, Italian Grand Prix qualifying - Sky Sports F1 1355.

RUGBY UNION: Premiership, Gloucester v Northampton - BT Sport 2 1330, Exeter v Leicester - BT Sport 2 1615; Currie Cup, Blue Bulls v Lions - Sky Sports Action 1340; Free State Cheetahs v Sharks - Sky Sports Action 1555; PRO14, Connacht v Glasgow - eir Sport 1 1430; Ulster v Scarlets - S4C 1700; Munster v Cheetahs - eir Sport 1 1700.

GOLF: European Tour, The Made in Denmark - Sky Sports Golf 1130; PGA Tour, Dell Technologies Championship - Sky Sports Golf 1630, 2000 & 2130.

CYCLING: La Vuelta - Eurosport 1 1330.

RACING: ITV Racing, Sandown - ITV4 1330.

Tomorrow (Sunday, September 2)

GAELIC GAMES: All-Ireland SFC final, Tyrone v Dublin – RTE2 & Sky Sports Arena 1430; All-Ireland MFC final, Galway v Kerry – TG4 1230.

SOCCER: Premier League, Cardiff v Arsenal - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League 1230; Watford v Tottenham - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League 1530; Bundesliga, RB Leipzig v Fortuna Dusseldorf - BT Sport 2 1415; Schalke 04 v Hertha Berlin - BT Sport 2 1700.

CRICKET: Fourth Test day four, England v India - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Cricket 1000.

MOTORSPORT: Formula 1, Italian Grand Prix - Sky Sports F1 & eir Sport 1 1405.

RUGBY UNION: Premiership, Newcastle v Saracens - BT Sport 1 1430; Top 14, Racing 92 v Clermont Auvergne - Sky Sports Action 1545.

GOLF: European Tour, The Made in Denmark - Sky Sports Golf 1130; PGA Tour, Dell Technologies Championship - Sky Sports Golf 1800 & 1900.

CYCLING: La Vuelta - Eurosport 1 1040; Tour of Britain, stage one - ITV4 1045 & Eurosport 2 1330.

EQUESTRIAN: Burghley Horse Trials - BBC Two England 1500.

BASEBALL: MLB, Los Angeles Dodgers v Arizona Diamondbacks - BT Sport 2 2100; Houston

QUICK QUIZ answers: 1.Tommy McGuigan; 2. Berlin; 3.Jody Gormley; 4. Stephen Cluxton; 5. The Philippines.

 

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