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On This Day - September 15, 1985: Jacklin's men earn rare Ryder Cup victory

Jacklin would have further success at The Belfrey four years later

BIRTHDAYS

Dan Marino (gridiron) - former Miami Dolphins quarterback, born 1961.

Nathan Astle (cricket) - Former New Zealand, Nottinghamshire, Durham and Lancashire batsman, born 1971.

Eidur Gudjohnsen (soccer) - Icelandic former Bolton, Chelsea and Barcelona forward, born 1978.

Aly Cissokho (soccer) - former Aston Villa full-back, now at Yeni Malatyaspor, born 1987.

Michael Cooper (rugby league) - Warrington Wolves' England prop, born 1988.

Aaron Mooy (soccer) - Huddersfield's Australian midfielder, born 1990.

ON THIS DAY

1976: Derby became the first British club to score 12 goals in a European match when they beat Ireland's Finn Harps 12-0 in a UEFA Cup tie.

1984: Lester Piggott broke Frank Buckle's record of 27 Classic wins when he rode Commanche Run to victory in the St Leger.

1985: Tony Jacklin's European team inflicted defeat on the Americans in the Ryder Cup for the first time in 28 years at The Belfry.

2003: England Test batsman and wicketkeeper Alec Stewart retired from first-class cricket.

2005: Frank Hadden was confirmed as Scotland's new coach by the Scottish Rugby Football Union after a spell as caretaker.

2011: Lancashire won the County Championship Division One title after they beat Somerset by eight wickets, while Warwickshire drew with Hampshire.

2012: Clare claimed the All-Ireland U21 Hurling Championship title with a 2-17 to 2-11 win over Kilkenny.

2013: Galway claimed their first Camogie All-Ireland with a win with a 1-9 to 0-7 win over Kilkenny.

2015: England selected the uncapped duo of Alex Hales and Zafar Ansari for the Test tour against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates. Surrey all-rounder Ansari suffered an open dislocation of the left thumb hours after being called up.

QUICK QUIZ BLITZ

1. Who captained England's winning team at the 2010 World Twenty20?

2. Which sportsman has launched a fashion collection with Tommy Hilfiger?

3. The World Flying Disc Federation is the international governing body for which sport?

4. Who are the current ladies All-Ireland senior champions?

5. Karl O’Connell plays for which Monaghan club?

SPORT ON TV

Today (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; Scarlets v Benetton - S4C 1700.

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.

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.

Tomorrow (Sunday, September 16)

GAELIC GAMES: All-Ireland ladies finals, Louth v Limerick, Tyrone v Meath & Cork v Dublin – TG4 1140.

SOCCER: Premier League, Wolves v Burnley - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League 1230, Everton v West Ham - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League 1530; Bundesliga, Werder Bremen v FC Nurnberg - BT Sport 2 1430, SC Freiburg v VfB Stuttgart - BT Sport 2 1700; Bundesliga 2, FC Cologne v SC Paderborn - BT Sport 2 1230; Ligue 1, TBA v TBA - BT Sport 1 1945.

CRICKET: Caribbean Premier League, Final - Sky Sports Cricket 2130.

CYCLING: Vuelta a Espana - Eurosport 1 1545.

RUGBY UNION: Premiership Rugby, Wasps v Leicester - BT Sport 1 1430; Top 14, La Rochelle v Perpignan - Sky Sports Action 1125.

MOTOR SPORT: Formula 1, Singapore Grand Prix - Sky Sports F1 and eir Sport 1 1305, Channel 4 1240.

TENNIS: WTA, Korea Open - BT Sport 2 0400 (Mon), Pan Pacific Open - BT Sport 1 0430 (Mon).

GOLF: LPGA Tour, The Evian Championship - Sky Sports Main Event 1000, Sky Sports Golf 1100; European Tour, KLM Open 1500.

SNOOKER: Shanghai Masters - Eurosport 1 0655, 1200.

ROWING: World Championships - BBC Two 1230.

GRIDIRON: NFL, Pittsburgh Steelers v Kansas City Chiefs - Sky Sports Action 1700, Sky Sports Main Event 1900, Jacksonville Jaguars v New England Patriots - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Action 2100, Dallas Cowboys v New York Giants - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Action 0110 (Mon).

BASEBALL: MLB, Arizona Diamondbacks v Houston Astros - BT Sport/ESPN 1900, Los Angeles Dodgers v St Louis Cardinals - BT Sport/ESPN 0100 (Mon).

Answers: 1. Paul Collingwood; 2. Lewis Hamilton; 3. Ultimate Frisbee; 4. Dublin; 5. Tyholland.

 

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