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On this Day, September 14 1963: George Best made his debut for Manchester United

George Best made his debut for Manchester United in September 1963 

ON THIS DAY IN SPORT

1868: The 17-year-old Tom Morris registered the first hole-in-one in the Open when he aced the 166-yard eighth hole at Prestwick. Tom went on to beat his father, Old Tom, by three strokes and become the youngest winner of the championship.

1890: Kerry made it into the final of the Munster Senior Hurling Championship after Clare failed to field. 

1891: Wolves' John Heath scored the first penalty in the Football League, netting against Accrington.

1905: The Isle of Man Tourist Trophy (TT), the oldest surviving motorcar race in the world, was first contested.

1955: Kidderminster Harriers and Brierley Hill Alliance became the first sides to play an FA Cup tie under floodlights.

1963: George Best made his debut for Manchester United in a 1-0 win over West Brom at Old Trafford.

2010: Former Harlequins physiotherapist Steph Brennan was struck off by the Health Professions Council conduct and competence committee following his role in the Bloodgate scandal. He successfully appealed in January 2011 and was reinstated.

2015: Former Yorkshire and England captain Brian Close died at the age of 84.

2016: Leicester won their first ever Champions League game 3-0 against Club Brugge, with Riyad Mahrez scoring twice after Marc Albrighton's opener.

 

SPORT BIRTHDAYS

Paul Allott (cricket) - former England bowler now working as a presenter for Sky Sports, born 1956.

Kepler Wessels (cricket) - former opening batsman who played 24 Tests for Australia and then captained South Africa in the post-Apartheid era, born 1957.

Jeff Crowe (cricket) - former New Zealand batsman, now an ICC match referee, born 1958.

Hicham El Guerrouj (athletics) - Moroccan former middle-distance runner, a two-time Olympic gold medallist and 1,500m world record holder, born 1974.

Ben Cohen (rugby union) - former winger and England World Cup winner, born 1978.

Stuart Fielden (rugby league) - Former Huddersfield Giants prop, born 1979.

Steven Naismith (soccer) - Hearts and Scotland forward, born 1986.

Douglas Costa (soccer) - Juventus and Brazil winger, born 1990.

Dominic Solanke (soccer) - Liverpool striker, born 1997.

 

QUICK QUIZ

1. How many gold medals has David Weir won at the Paralympics?

2. Which Manchester United player scored five goals in 11 Premier League appearances in his debut season in 2015/16?

3. How many Allstars did Tony Boyle win during his time with the Donegal senior footballers?

4. Which landmark did Tony McCoy achieve at Towcester on November 7 2013?

5. Lucky Slap is a hole at which Open Championship course?
Answers below

 

SPORT ON TV

Today (Friday, September 14)

SOCCER: Scottish Premiership, St Mirren v Celtic - BT Sport 1 1915; Championship, Birmingham v West Brom - Sky Sports Main Event 1900; Ligue 1, Paris St Germain v St Etienne - BT Sport/ESPN 1945.

CRICKET: Caribbean Premier League, semi-final - Sky Sports Cricket, Sky Sports Main Event 0030 (Sat).

CYCLING: Vuelta a Espana - Eurosport 1 1400.

RUGBY UNION: Premiership Rugby, Gloucester v Bristol - BT Sport 2 1900; PRO14, Munster v Ospreys - eir Sport 1 1900.

RUGBY LEAGUE: Qualifiers Super 8s, Wigan v Warrington - Sky Sports Action 1930.

MOTOR SPORT: Formula 1, Singapore Grand Prix first practice - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports F1 0915, Channel 4 and eir Sport 1 0925; Singapore Grand Prix second practice - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports F1 1315, Channel 4 1310, eir Sport 1 1325.

TENNIS: WTA, Japan Women's Open - BT Sport 1 0500 (Sat).

GOLF: LPGA Tour, The Evian Championship - Sky Sports Main Event 1120 and 1520, Sky Sports Golf 1000 and 1430.

SNOOKER: Shanghai Masters - Eurosport 2 0655 and 1225.

MOTORCYCLING: World Superbikes, Portuguese round free practice - Eurosport 1 0940, Eurosport 2 1600.

EQUESTRIAN: World Equestrian Games - Eurosport 2 2100.

HORSE RACING: Doncaster - ITV4 1330.

NETBALL: Quad Series, South Africa v Australia - Sky Sports Action 0300 (Sat), New Zealand v England - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Action 0500 (Sat).

Tomorrow (Saturday, September 15)

SOCCER: Premier League, Tottenham v Liverpool - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League 1130, Watford v Manchester United - BT Sport 1 1700; Championship, Blackburn v Aston Villa - Sky Sports Main Event 1730; MLS, Toronto FC v Los Angeles Galaxy - Sky Sports Main Event 0030 (Sun).

CRICKET: T20 Finals Day, Lancashire Lightning v Worcestershire Rapids - Sky Sports Cricket 1030; Somerset v Sussex Sharks - Sky Sports Cricket 1430, Sky Sports Main Event 1515; Final - Sky Sports Cricket 1800, Sky Sports Main Event 2000.

CYCLING: Vuelta a Espana - Eurosport 1 1345.

RUGBY UNION: Rugby Championship, New Zealand v South Africa - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Action 0800, Australia v Argentina - Sky Sports Action 1030; Premiership Rugby, Harlequins v Bath - BT Sport 2 1430; PRO14, Leinster v Dragons - eir Sport 1 1630, Scarlets v Benetton - S4C 1700, Zebre v Cardiff Blues - eir Sport 1 1930.

MOTOR SPORT: Formula 1, Singapore Grand Prix practice - Sky Sports F1 1045, Channel 4 and eir Sport 1 1055; Singapore Grand Prix qualifying - Sky Sports F1 and eir Sport 1 1355, Channel 4 1255.

TENNIS: WTA, Japan Women's Open - BT Sport 1 0500 (Sun).

GOLF: LPGA Tour, The Evian Championship - Sky Sports Golf 1100.

MOTORCYCLING: World Superbikes, Portuguese round race one - Eurosport 2 1000; British Superbikes, Oulton Park qualifying - Eurosport 2 1530.

SNOOKER: Shanghai Masters - Eurosport 1 0655, Eurosport 2 1400.

NETBALL: Quad Series, New Zealand v England - Sky Sports Action 0600.

ROWING: World Championships - BBC One 1310.

BASEBALL: MLB, Arizona Diamondbacks v Houston Astros - BT Sport 2 0000 (Sun).

MARTIAL SPORTS: UFC, Mark Hunt v Aleksei Oleinik - BT Sport 2 1900.

 

QUIZ ANSWERS 

1 Six; 2 Marcus Rashford; 3 One 4; 4000th win 5 Carnoustie.

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