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On This Day - Sep 7 2013: Domhnall O'Donovan's injury-time score secures Clare a second All-Ireland hurling title shot

Clare hurling star Domhnall O’Donovan 

ON THIS DAY

1888: The first matches in the newly-formed Football League were played, with Derby producing the best result by defeating Bolton 6-3.

1968: Virginia Wade defeated Billie-Jean King to capture the US Open women's title.

1969: Former Wales international Gary Speed was born. The midfielder won the 1992 league title with Leeds and won 85 caps for his country, who he then managed from December 2010 until his death in November 2011.

1998: St Louis Cardinals baseball player Mark McGwire broke Roger Maris' 37-year-old record of 61 home runs in a single season.

2008: Andy Murray was beaten 6-2 7-5 6-2 in the final of the US Open by Roger Federer.

2010: John Higgins was banned from snooker for six months and fined £75,000 after he admitted breaching rules around betting. The Scot had been suspended pending an investigation into allegations of frame-throwing. Higgins was cleared of match-fixing allegations.

2013: Domhnall O’Donovan’s injury time point secured Clare a second shot at the All-Ireland SHC title after their 0-25 to 3-16 draw with Cork.

2014: Sepp Blatter confirmed he would stand for a fifth term as FIFA president. The Swiss was duly re-elected in May 2015 but days later he announced his intention to resign due to the corruption scandal which had enveloped the organisation.

2016: Ryan Lochte was banned from competitive swimming for 10 months for falsely claiming he and three American team-mates were robbed at gunpoint during the Rio Olympics.

2017: James Anderson became the first Englishman - and only the sixth person of all-time - to take 500 Test wickets, reaching the milestone by clean bowling Kraigg Brathwaite on day two of the deciding Test against West Indies at Lord's.

BIRTHDAYS

Graham Mourie (rugby union) - former New Zealand flanker and captain, born 1952.

Victor Ubogu (rugby union) - former Bath and England prop, born 1964.

Chris Powell (soccer) - Southend manager, capped five times for England, born 1969.

Markus Babbel (soccer) - former Liverpool defender and Germany international, born 1972.

Os du Randt (rugby union) - former South Africa prop, born 1972.

Chris Latham (rugby union) - former Australia winger, born 1975.

Simon Danielli (rugby union) - former Ulster and Scotland winger, born 1979.

Morten Gamst Pedersen (soccer) - Tromso and Norway midfielder, formerly of Blackburn, born 1981.

Vitaly Petrov (motor racing) - Former Caterham and Renault Formula One driver, born 1984.

Joao Moutinho (soccer) - Portugal and Wolves midfielder, born 1986.

Gylfi Sigurdsson (soccer) - Iceland and Everton midfielder, born 1989.

Jos Buttler (cricket) - Lancashire and England batsman, born 1990.

QUICK QUIZ BLITZ

1. Who won the men's singles title at the 2017 US Open?

2. Sir Mo Farah is aiming for his fifth consecutive victory in which race this month?

3. Who is the manager of the Castlewellan footballers?

4. Who was named Welsh footballer of the year in 2017?

5. Fraher field is in which county?

SPORT ON TV

Today (Saturday, September 8)

SOCCER: UEFA Nations League, England v Spain - Sky Sports Main Event 1900; National League, Ebbsfleet v Gateshead - BT Sport 1 1700.

CRICKET: Fifth Test, England v India day two - Sky Sports Cricket 1000 & Sky Sports Main Event 1030.

RUGBY UNION: Rugby Championship, New Zealand v Argentina - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Action 0800, Australia v South Africa - Sky Sports Action 1030; PRO14, Dragons v Southern Kings - eir Sport 1 1455, Ospreys v Cheetahs - S4C 1715, Scarlets v Leinster - eir Sport 1 1900; Top 14, Toulouse v La Rochelle - Sky Sports Action 1555.

RUGBY LEAGUE: Super League Super 8s, Catalans Dragons v St Helens - Sky Sports Arena 1715; Qualifiers Super 8s, Salford Red Devils v Toronto Wolfpack, Sky Sports Arena 1500.

BOXING: Amir Khan v Samuel Vargas - Sky Sports Action 1900.

GOLF: European Tour, The Omega European Masters - Sky Sports Golf 1130; PGA Tour, The BMW Championship - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Golf 1700.

CYCLING: Tour of Britain, stage seven - ITV4 1025; Vuelta a Espana - Eurosport 1 1145.

ATHLETICS: Great North CityGames - BBC One 1315.

BASEBALL: MLB, Boston Red Sox v Houston Astros - BT Sport 2 2100.

RACING: ITV Racing - ITV4 0930.

MARTIAL SPORTS: UFC, Tyron Woodley v Darren Till - BT Sport 2 0300 (Sun).

MOTORCYLING: MotoGP, third free practice session ahead of the Grand Prix of San Marino - BT Sport 2 0755, San Marino GP qualifying - BT Sport 2 1100; British Superbikes, Silverstone - Eurosport 2 1530.

Tomorrow (Sunday, September 9)

GAELIC GAMES: All-Ireland Camogie finals, Down v Cork & Cork v Kilkenny – RTE2 1330.

SOCCER: UEFA Nations League, Denmark v Wales - Sky Sports Main Event 1700, France v Netherlands - Sky Sports Main Event 1940.

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

RUGBY UNION: Premiership, Sale v Worcester - BT Sport 1 1430.

GOLF: European Tour, The Omega European Masters - Sky Sports Golf 1100; PGA Tour, The BMW Championship - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Golf 1700.

CYCLING: Tour of Britain, stage eight - ITV4 1515; Vuelta a Espana - Eurosport 1 1400.

TENNIS: WTA, Japan Open - BT Sport 1 0300 (Mon).

GRIDIRON: NFL, Minnesota Vikings v San Francisco 49ers - Sky Sports Action 1700, Carolina Panthers v Dallas Cowboys - Sky Sports Action 2100 & Sky Sports Main Event 2200, Green Bay Packers v Chicago Bears - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Action 0110 (Mon).

ATHLETICS: Great North Run - BBC One 0930 & Eurosport 1 1000.

BASEBALL: MLB, TBC v TBC - BT Sport 1 2100, Boston Red Sox v Houston Astros - BT Sport/ESPN 0100 (Mon).

MOTORCYCLING: MotoGP, Grand Prix of San Marino - BT Sport 2 1100; British Superbikes, Silverstone - Eurosport 2 1300.

Quixk Quiz answers: 1. Rafael Nadal; 2. Great North Run; 3. Mark Doran; 4. Chris Gunter; 5. Waterford.

 

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