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On this Day, September 5 2010: Lar Corbett hit a hat-trick of majors as Tipperary beat Kilkenny in the All-Ireland SHC final

Tipperary's Lar Corbett in action against Kilkenny at Croke Park  

ON THIS DAY IN SPORT

1826: John Wisden, the man who first published what is now known as 'The Cricketer's Bible', was born in Brighton. He died on April 5, 1884.

1951: Maureen Connolly won the US Open tennis title at the age of 16 years and 11 months.

1961: Aston Villa beat Rotherham in the second leg of the inaugural League Cup final to win 3-2 on aggregate.

1970: Austrian Formula One motor racing driver Jochen Rindt - who became the sport's only posthumous world champion - was killed when his Lotus swerved and hit a guard rail during practice for the Italian Grand Prix at Monza.

1971: Peter Gethin, driving a BRM, took the chequered flag in the closest Formula One world championship race in history, winning by 0.01 seconds from Ronnie Peterson at Monza. Just 0.61secs separated the first five cars to finish.

1998: Tottenham parted company with manager Christian Gross - the man who had announced his arrival by presenting his tube ticket - after 10 turbulent months at White Hart Lane.

2006: Randy Lerner took full control of Aston Villa after taking his shareholding to 85.5 per cent.

2008: Newcastle midfielder Joey Barton was banned for 12 matches - six of which were suspended - and fined £25,000 after pleading guilty to a Football Association charge of violent conduct relating to his attack on former Manchester City team-mate Ousmane Dabo.

2010: Lar Corbett hit a hat-trick of majors as Tipperary beat Kilkenny 4-17 to 1-18 to win the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship 

2012: Australian side Sydney FC confirmed the signing of former Italy and Juventus forward Alessandro Del Piero on a two-year-deal.

2015: England qualified for Euro 2016 thanks to a 6-0 victory in San Marino. Wayne Rooney matched Sir Bobby Charlton's tally of 49 goals for England to become the country's joint top-scorer of all time, with Ross Barkley, Theo Walcott and Harry Kane also notching.

 

SPORT BIRTHDAYS

Paul Breitner (soccer) - former Bayern Munich and West Germany defender who won the 1974 World Cup, born 1951.

Frank Farina (soccer) - former Australia striker and manager, born 1964.

Jane Sixsmith (hockey) - Great Britain's 1992 Olympic bronze-medal winning hockey player, born 1967.

Mark Ramprakash (cricket) - former Surrey and England batsman, now England's batting coach, born 1969.

Adam Hollioake (cricket) - former Surrey captain and England one-day skipper, born 1971.

George Boateng (soccer) - former Holland, Aston Villa and Middlesbrough midfielder, born 1975.

John Carew (soccer) - former West Ham, Aston Villa and Norway striker, born 1979.

Pragyan Ojha (cricket) - India spinner, born 1986.

Ben Youngs (rugby union) - Leicester and England scrum-half, born 1989.

 

QUICK QUIZ

1. Where did Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge begin his professional career?

2. Cricketer Alastair Cook made his Test debut against which country?

3. How many times has Rafael Nadal won the US Open?

4. In which country will the 2019 Rugby World Cup be held?

5. What is the nickname of Toronto's MLB team?

 

SPORT ON TV

Today (Wednesday, September 5)

SOCCER: National League, Havant v Aldershot - BT Sport 1 1915.

GOLF: Ryder Cup Wildcard Announcement - Sky Sports Golf 1400.

CYCLING: Tour of Britain, stage four - ITV4 1045 & Eurosport 2 1330; Vuelta a Espana - Eurosport 1 1400.

RUGBY UNION: New Zealand NPC Rugby, Waikato v Wellington - Sky Sports Main Event 0830.

BASEBALL: MLB, Atlanta Braves v Boston Red Sox - BT Sport/ESPN 1700.

Tomorrow (Thursday, September 6)

SOCCER: UEFA Nations League, Wales v Republic Of Ireland - Sky Sports Main Event 1900; European Under-21 Championship qualifier, England U21 v Netherlands U21 - BT Sport 1 1930.

GOLF: European Tour, The Omega European Masters - Sky Sports Golf 1030 & 1430; PGA Tour, The BMW Championship - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Golf 1730.

CYCLING: Tour of Britain, stage five - ITV4 1245 & Eurosport 2 1300; Vuelta a Espana - Eurosport 1 1330.

GRIDIRON: NFL, Philadelphia Eagles v Atlanta Falcons - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Action 0110 (Fri).

BASEBALL: MLB, Washington Nationals v Chicago Cubs - BT Sport 1 0000 (Fri)

 

QUIZ ANSWERS

1. Manchester City; 2. India; 3. Three; 4. Japan; 5. The Blue Jays

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