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On This Day - Sep 23 2013: Noel King is named as Republic of Ireland's interim senior soccer manager

Republic of Ireland interim manager Noel King after the FIFA 2014 World Cup Qualifying, Group C 3-1 win over Kazakhstan at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin on Tuesday October 15 2013. Picture: Brian Lawless/PA Wire. 

BIRTHDAYS

Henry Blofeld (cricket) - Former radio commentator, born 1939.

Paolo Rossi (soccer) - Former Italy striker and World Cup winner, born 1956.

Larry Mize (golf) - Winner of the 1987 US Masters, born 1958.

Clayton Blackmore (soccer) - Former Manchester United and Wales defender, born 1964.

Moin Khan (cricket) - Former Pakistan captain and wicketkeeper, born 1971.

Eric Miller (rugby union) - Former Leicester, Ireland and British and Irish Lions back-row forward, born 1975.

Fabio Ongaro (rugby union) - Former Italy and Saracens hooker, born 1977.

Lote Tuqiri (rugby league and rugby union) - Former dual-code international wing for Australia, who played for Leicester and Leinster, born 1979.

Helen Richardson-Walsh (hockey) - Member of the Great Britain team that won Olympic gold at Rio 2016, born 1981.

Juan Martin del Potro (tennis) - Argentinian winner of the 2009 US Open, born 1988.

ON THIS DAY

1926: The largest crowd ever for a boxing match - 120,757 - gathered to watch Gene Tunney and Jack Dempsey's heavyweight clash at the Sesquicentennial Stadium in Philadelphia.

1986: Liverpool thrashed Fulham 10-0 in their League Cup second round first-leg match.

2008: A Football Association arbitration hearing ruled in favour of Sheffield United in their claim for compensation from West Ham over the Carlos Tevez affair.

2009: Former Arsenal and Tottenham defender Sol Campbell left Notts County by mutual consent having played just one first team game for the League Two club.

2010: Boxer Ricky Hatton's licence was withdrawn by the British Boxing Board of Control after they laid charges of "bringing boxing into disrepute arising out of incidents of alcohol and drug abuse by him which had been reported widely across the media".

Hatton, who won world titles at light welterweight and welterweight, lost his comeback fight to Vyacheslav Senchenko in 2012 and subsequently announced his retirement from boxing.

2012: Former England captain John Terry retired from international football.

2013: Uncapped trio Gary Ballance, Ben Stokes and Boyd Rankin were named in England's 17-man squad for the Ashes series in Australia.

2013: Noel King was appointed as the Republic of Ireland's interim senior manager following the departure of Giovanni Trapattoni. Martin O'Neill replaced King in November.

2014: Liverpool had to come through an epic 14-13 penalty shoot-out to get the better of Sky Bet Championship side Middlesbrough at Anfield and book their place in the fourth round of the Capital One Cup.

2016: Middlesex beat Yorkshire by 61 runs to win the Specsavers County Championship for the first time since 1993.

2017: Hughie Fury lost his WBO heavyweight title fight to Joseph Parker by majority decision in Manchester.

QUICK QUIZ

1 What was Usain Bolt's fastest time in the 100m?

2 Geoff Hurst scored a hat-trick in England's 1996 World Cup win. Who scored England's other goal in their 4-2 final victory against West Germany?

3 La Vuelta champion Simon Yates rides for which team?

4 The NBA's most valued player receives which trophy?

5. In which Italian city will you find the San Siro Stadium?

(See quiz answers at bottom)

SPORT ON TV

Today (Sunday, September 23)

SOCCER: Premier League, West Ham v Chelsea - Sky Sports Main Event 1230, Sky Sports Premier League 1230; Arsenal v Everton - Sky Sports Main Event 1530, Sky Sports Premier League 1530; Women's Super League, Brighton v Liverpool - BT Sport 1 1200.

RUGBY UNION: Premiership, Saracens v Gloucester - BT Sport 1 1430.

GOLF: European Tour, Portugal Masters - Sky Sports Golf 1230; PGA Tour, Tour Championship - Sky Sports Golf 1700, Sky Sports Main Event 1900.

TENNIS: WTA, Wuhan Open - BT Sport 1 0530 (Mon).

DARTS: Champions League - BBC Two 1300 and 1830.

CYCLING: Road World Championships - Eurosport 1 0900 and 1345.

MOTORCYCLING: MotoGP, Aragon Grand Prix - BT Sport 2 0915.

GRIDIRON: NFL, Atlanta Falcons v New Orleans Saints - Sky Sports Action 1700; Los Angeles Rams v Los Angeles Chargers - Sky Sports Action 2100, Sky Sports Main Event 2300; Detroit Lions v New England Patriots - Sky Sports Main Event 0110 (Mon), Sky Sports Action 0110 (Mon).

BASEBALL: Cleveland Indians v Boston Red Sox - BT Sport/ESPN 0000 (Mon).

Tomorrow (Monday, September 24)

SOCCER: Best FIFA Football Awards - Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League 1930.

CRICKET: County Championship, Surrey v Essex - Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Cricket 1000.

TENNIS: WTA, Wuhan Open - BT Sport 1 1230 and 0400 (Tues).

CYCLING: Road World Championships - Eurosport 1 0915 and 1345.

GRIDIRON: NFL, Tampa Bay Buccaneers v Pittsburgh Steelers - Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Action 0100 (Tues).

SNOOKER: China Championship - Eurosport 2 0725 and 1225.

BASEBALL: MLB, TBC - BT Sport/ESPN 0000 (Tues).

QUICK QUIZ: Answers: 1: 9.58 seconds; 2. Martin Peters; 3. Mitchelton-Scott; 4. Maurice Podoloff Trophy; 5. Milan.

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