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On This Day - Sep 24 1962: Ally McCoist, former Rangers player and manager and Scotland striker, is born

Former Rangers striker Ally McCoist

ON THIS DAY

1776: The St Leger, the oldest of the five Classic races, was run for the first time at Doncaster. The race, which had only five runners, was won by the 2-1 favourite Allabucilia.

1975: Phil Bennett scored an international rugby union record 34 points for Wales against Japan in Tokyo.

1988: At the Seoul Olympics, Canadian sprinter Ben Johnson won the 100 metres final in a world record time of 9.79 seconds. The time was expunged from the records and the gold medal taken from him when drug tests proved he had taken performance-boosting anabolic steroids.

1989: Europe retained the Ryder Cup following a 14-14 draw with the United States at the Belfry - only the second tied match in the cup's history. American Tom Kite registered the biggest individual win in the competition over 18 holes, beating Howard Clark 8&7.

2002: England batsman Graham Thorpe, days after being recalled to the Test squad for the Ashes series in Australia, pulled out of the tour.

2006: Europe won the Ryder Cup for the fifth time in six matches with a record-equalling 18 1/2-9 1/2 victory at the K Club, near Dublin.

2007: India beat Pakistan by five runs in Johannesburg to win cricket's World Twenty20 tournament.

2014: Sir Bradley Wiggins won gold in the men's time-trial at the Road World Championships in Spain in a time of 56 minutes 25.52 seconds for the 47.1-kilometre route in Ponferrada to win by an emphatic margin of 26.23secs.

2016: Anthony Crolla's reign as WBA lightweight champion came to an end after a unanimous decision loss to Venezuelan Jorge Linares.

2017: Moeen Ali hit England's second-fastest one-day international century, going from 50 to 100 in an astonishing world-record 12 deliveries, in a 124-run victory against the West Indies at Bristol.

 BIRTHDAYS

Ally McCoist (soccer) - Former Rangers manager and Scotland striker, born 1962.

Mike Phelan (soccer) - ex-Hull manager, formerly Manchester United midfielder and assistant manager, born 1962.

Craig Burley (soccer) - Former Scotland, Celtic and Chelsea midfielder, born 1971.

Sean Long (rugby league) - Former Wigan, Widnes, St Helens, Hull and Great Britain scrum-half, who is now a coach with the Saints, born 1976.

Fabio Aurelio (soccer) - Former Liverpool and Valencia left-back, born 1979.

John Arne Riise (soccer) - Former Norway, Liverpool, Fulham and Roma left-back, born 1980.

Victoria Pendleton (cycling) - 2012 Olympic keirin and world sprint champion who retired after the London Games, and is now an amateur jockey, born 1980.

Oriol Romeu (soccer) - Southampton's Spanish midfielder, born 1991.

Owen Farrell (rugby union) - Saracens and England fly-half, born 1991.

Jack Sock (tennis) - American, winner of Wimbledon men's doubles in 2014 and 2018, born 1992.

QUICK QUIZ

1 American basketball team the Trail Blazers represent which city?

2 Athlete Iwan Thomas is associated with which event?

3 Who are the captains of Team Europe and Team World in the Laver Cup?

4 Who captained Germany at the 2014 World Cup?

5 Who won the 2013 Masters golf tournament in Augusta?

(See quiz answers at bottom)

SPORT ON TV 

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, TBA v TBA - BT Sport/ESPN 0000 (Tues).

Tuesday, September 25

SOCCER: Carabao Cup, Manchester United v Derby - Sky Sports Main Event 1930; Bundesliga, Bayern Munich v Augsburg - BT Sport 2 1930, Werder Bremen v Hertha Berlin - BT Sport 2 1730, Hannover v Hoffenheim - BT Sport/ESPN 1930; Scottish Cup, Hibernian v Aberdeen - BT Sport 1 1915; Airtricity League, Dundalk v Derry - eir Sport 1.

CYCLING: Road World Championships - Eurosport 1 0900 and 1330.

TENNIS: WTA, Tashkent Open - BT Sport 2 0600; Wuhan Open - BT Sport 1 1230 and 0400 (Wed).

CRICKET: County Championship, TBA v TBA - Sky Sports Cricket 1025 and Sky Sports Main Event 1030.

SNOOKER: China Championship - Eurosport 2 0725 and 1225.

BASEBALL: MLB, TBA v TBA - BT Sport/ESPN 0000 (Wed), TBA v TBA - BT Sport/ESPN 0300 (Wed).

QUICK QUIZ answers: 1. Portland; 2. 400m; 3. Bjorn Borg (Europe) John McEnroe (World); 4. Philipp Lahm; 5. Adam Scott.

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