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On This Day, Sept 12, 2004: McCarthy fires Cork to All-Ireland glory

 Cork's Niall McCarthy and James 'Cha' Fitzpatrick

BIRTHDAYS

Irina Rodnina (ice skating) - won three Olympic pairs and 10 world titles, born 1949.

Chip Beck (golf) - former American Ryder Cup player, born 1956.

Angel Cabrera (golf) - two-time major winner from Argentina, born 1969.

Darren Campbell (athletics) - member of Britain's Olympic gold medal-winning 4x100metres relay team in 2004, born 1973.

Kevin Sinfield (rugby league) - former Leeds Rhinos captain who also played for England, Great Britain and now Leeds' director of rugby, born 1980.

Steven Caldwell (soccer) - former Scotland, Sunderland and Burnley defender, born 1980.

Yao Ming (basketball) - former China and Houston Rockets centre and NBA Hall of Fame inductee, born 1980.

Sergio Parisse (rugby union) - Italy great, born 1983.

Shane McGrath (Gaelic games) – Tipperary hurler with two Allstars to his name, born 1984.

Joanne Jackson (swimming) - British three-time Olympian who won 400m freestyle bronze at Beijing in 2008, born 1986.

Andrew Luck (American football) - Indianapolis Colts quarterback, selected first overall in the 2012 NFL Draft, born 1989.

ON THIS DAY

1885: Arbroath set a British soccer record by beating Bon Accord 36-0 in the Scottish Cup, thanks in part to 13 goals from centre-forward John Petrie. Dundee Harp ran them close on the same day, by beating Aberdeen Rovers 35-0.

1951: Sugar Ray Robinson regained his world welterweight title by beating Briton Randolph Turpin, in the 'Fight of the Century'. Two months earlier, Turpin had caused one of boxing's biggest ever shocks by beating Robinson.

1990: In their first match under new coach Graham Taylor, England beat Hungary 1-0 at Wembley with Gary Lineker, named captain for the first time, scoring the only goal.

1999: Cork finished strongly to claim the Liam MacCarthy Cup as they defeated Kilkenny 0-13 to 0-12

2004: Cork eased past Kilkenny in the All-Ireland final with Niall McCarthy picking up the Man of the Match award in the 0-17 to 0-9 win.

2005: England triumphed in an Ashes series for the first time since 1986-87 after drawing the final Test against Australia at The Oval and taking an overall 2-1 victory.

2011: England batsman Alastair Cook was named the International Cricket Council's Test cricketer of the year.

2012: Liverpool Football Club said fans had been completely exonerated by the Hillsborough Independent Panel's report into the stadium disaster. The panel revealed South Yorkshire Police had sought to blame fans by instructing officers to change or amend their statements relating to the events of April 15, 1989, when 96 Liverpool fans died.

2013: Rangers midfielder Ian Black was handed an immediate three-match ban - with a further seven games suspended until the end of the season - for breaching rules on gambling.

2014: Oscar Pistorius was found guilty of the manslaughter of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp by a judge in South Africa. Pistorius had been cleared the previous day of pre-meditated murder and second-degree murder by Judge Thokozile.

2014: Yorkshire won the County Championship after beating Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge.

2016: Manchester United became the first British club to earn over half a billion pounds in a year after announcing revenue of £515.3m.

2017: Former England player Jan Brittin, the all-time leading Test match run-scorer and century-maker in women's international cricket, died at the age of 59.

QUICK QUIZ BLITZ

1. Which club holds the record for the biggest win in a Premier League game?

2. In what year did Frankie Detorri complete his 'Magnificent Seven'?

3. Who are the current All-Ireland Ladies Intermediate champions?

4. Who is the manager of the Scotstown football team?

5. Who won the Ryder Cup in 2016?

SPORT ON TV

Wednesday, September 12

CRICKET: Caribbean Premier League, 3rd v 4th play-off match - Sky Sports Cricket 2230, Sky Sports Main Event 2300.

CYCLING: Vuelta a Espana - Eurosport 1 1155.

TENNIS: WTA, Japan Women's Open - BT Sport 1 0330 (Thurs).

SNOOKER: Shanghai Masters - Eurosport 2 0655 and 1200.

BASEBALL: MLB, St Louis Cardinals v Pittsburgh Pirates - BT Sport/ESPN 1800, Chicago Cubs v Milwaukee Brewers - BT Sport/ESPN 0100 (Thurs).

Thursday, September 13

CYCLING: Vuelta a Espana - Eurosport 1 1400.

TENNIS: WTA, Japan Women's Open - BT Sport 1 0330 (Fri).

RUGBY LEAGUE: Super League Super 8s, Castleford v Huddersfield - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Action 1930.

GOLF: LPGA Tour, The Evian Championship - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Golf 1000 and 1430.

SNOOKER: Shanghai Masters - Eurosport 2 0655 and 1155.

HORSE RACING: Doncaster - ITV4 1330.

EQUESTRIAN: World Equestrian Games - Eurosport 2 2105.

BASEBALL: MLB, Colorado Rockies v Arizona Diamondbacks - BT Sport/ESPN 2000.

GRIDIRON: NFL, Cincinnati Bengals v Baltimore Ravens - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Action 0030 (Fri).

Answers: 1. Manchester United (9-0 v Ipswich Town in 1995); 2. 1996; 3. Tipperary; 4. Kieran Donnelly; 5. USA

 

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