On This Day - Sep 21 1979: Richard Dunne, former Republic of Ireland defender, is born

Ireland's starting line-up for the the Euro 2012 Play-Off Second Leg match against Estonia at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin on November 15, 2011: (top row left to right) Sean St. Ledger, Glenn Whelan, Stephen Ward, Richard Dunne, Keith Andrews, John O'Shea. (bottom row left to right) Stephen Hunt, Shay Given, Robbie Keane, Damien Duff and Kevin Doyle. The game finished 1-1


1955: Rocky Marciano won his final bout against Archie Moore in New York to retire as world heavyweight champion.

2003: Paula Radcliffe set a new half-marathon world record at the Great North Run in Newcastle.

2004: England reached the Champions Trophy final with a six-wicket win over Australia at Edgbaston. They went on to lose to the West Indies.

2008: The United States regained the Ryder Cup, after three consecutive defeats, as Paul Azinger's team beat Nick Faldo's in Louisville.

2009: Renault were given a disqualification suspended until the end of the 2011 season for their role in Nelson Piquet Jr's crash at the 2008 Singapore Grand Prix.

2010: The head of England's Commonwealth Games team demanded guarantees of safety after a day of chaos in New Delhi culminated in the collapse of a bridge to the stadium. The incident, 12 days before the Games, left 27 workers injured, five seriously.

2011: Owen Hargreaves scored and was man of the match on his Manchester City debut in a 2-0 League Cup win over Birmingham.

2014: Lewis Hamilton chalked up win number 29 of his Formula One career at the Singapore Grand Prix to regain the lead in the 2014 title race as Nico Rosberg was forced to retire after 14 laps.


Curtly Ambrose (cricket) - Former West Indies fast bowler who took 405 Test wickets, born 1963.

Trevor Steven (soccer) - Former England, Everton and Rangers midfielder, born 1963.

John Crawley (cricket) - Former England, Lancashire and Hampshire batsman, born 1971.

Katharine Merry (athletics) - Bronze medallist in the 400 metres at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, born 1974.

Doug Howlett (rugby union) - New Zealand's record Test try-scorer, born 1978.

Richard Dunne (soccer) - Former Republic of Ireland, Manchester City, Aston Villa and QPR defender, born 1979.

Keith Lasley (soccer) - Former Motherwell midfielder, born 1979.

Chris Gayle (cricket) - West Indies opening batsman, born 1979.

Ben Proud (swimming) - World 50 metres butterfly champion, born 1994.


1 Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand joined which club in 2014?

2 Gethin Jenkins is Wales' most capped rugby union player. How many does he have - 109, 119 or 129?

3 Who does Belfast fighter James Tennyson face in a world title clash in Boston next month?

4 Name the Monaghan GAA Senior footballer manager.

5 Which player has appeared in the most games in Premier League history?

(See quiz answers at bottom)


Today (Friday, September 21)

SOCCER: Championship, Wigan v Bristol City - Sky Sports Main Event 1900; Bundesliga, Stuttgart v Fortuna Dusseldorf - BT Sport 2 1930.

RUGBY LEAGUE: Super League, Castleford v Wakefield - Sky Sports Arena 1930.

RUGBY UNION: Premiership, Newcastle v Exeter - BT Sport 1 1900; PRO14, Cardiff v Munster - eir Sport 1 1900.

GOLF: European Tour, Portugal Masters - Sky Sports Golf 1130 and 1530; PGA Tour, Tour Championship - Sky Sports Golf 1830.

TENNIS: Laver Cup - Sky Sports Action 1830 and 0100 (Sat), Sky Sports Main Event 0100 (Sat); WTA, Pan Pacific Open - BT Sport 1 0400 (Sat).

MOTORCYCLING: MotoGP, Aragon practice - BT Sport 2 0745.

BASEBALL: MLB, Chicago White Sox v Chicago Cubs - BT Sport/ESPN 2100.

Tomorrow (Saturday, September 22)

SOCCER: Premier League, Fulham v Watford - Sky Sports Main Event 1130, Sky Sports Premier League 1130; Brighton v Tottenham - BT Sport 1 1700; National League, Eastleigh v Dagenham - BT Sport 1 1215; Championship, QPR v Norwich - Sky Sports Main Event 1715; Bundesliga, Schalke v Bayern Munich - BT Sport 2 1715.

RUGBY LEAGUE: Super League, Warrington v St Helens - Sky Sports Arena 1500, Sky Sports Main Event 1515; Toronto Wolfpack v Widnes - Sky Sports Arena 1715.

RUGBY UNION: PRO14, Southern Kings v Glasgow - eir Sport 1 1355; Leinster v Edinburgh - eir Sport 1 1900; Top 14, Bordeaux v Clermont - Sky Sports Action 1340.

GOLF: European Tour, Portugal Masters - Sky Sports Golf 1230; PGA Tour, Tour Championship - Sky Sports Golf 1730, Sky Sports Main Event 2000.

TENNIS: WTA, Guangzhou Open - BT Sport 1 0800; Pan Pacific Open - BT Sport 1 0300 (Sun); Laver Cup - Sky Sports Action 1900 and 0100 (Sun), Sky Sports Main Event 0100 (Sun).

BOXING: Fight night, Including Anthony Joshua v Alexander Povetkin - Sky Sports Box Office 1900.

DARTS: Champions League - BBC One 1315; BBC Two 1830.

HORSE RACING: Ayr - ITV4 1330.

UFC: Fight night, Including Jimi Manuwa v Thiago Santos - BT Sport 2 0100 (Sun).

CYCLING: l'Eurometropole - Eurosport 1 1430.

MOTORCYCLING: MotoGP, Aragon practice and qualifying- BT Sport 2 0800.

QUICK QUIZ answers: 1 QPR; 2. 129; 3. Tevin Farmer; 4. Malacjy O'Rourke ; 5. Gareth Barry


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