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On This Day - Sep 29 1996: Brawl tarnishes All-Ireland final between Meath and Mayo

 Pat McEnaney sent off Meath's Colm Coyle and Mayo's Liam McHale

BIRTHDAYS

Lance Gibbs (cricket) - former West Indies off-spinner, born 1934.

David Steele (cricket) - former Northamptonshire and England batsman, born 1941.

Gareth Davies (rugby union) - former Wales captain and fly-half, born 1955.

Lord Sebastian Coe (athletics) - Olympic 1500 metres champion in 1980 and 1984, chairman of the London 2012 Olympic Games organising committee and currently president of world athletics' governing body the IAAF, born 1956.

Chris Broad (cricket) - former England and Nottinghamshire batsman, now an International Cricket Council referee, born 1957.

Mark Nicholas (cricket) - former Hampshire captain, now a broadcaster and writer, born 1957.

Kelvin Davis (soccer) - former Southampton, Ipswich, Luton, Wimbledon and Sunderland goalkeeper, born 1976.

Andriy Shevchenko (soccer) - coach of Ukraine, formerly a striker for Dynamo Kiev, Chelsea and AC Milan, born 1976.

Michael Carberry (cricket) - Leicestershire opener who made his Test debut for England in March 2010, born 1980.

Rikki Clarke (cricket) - former England all-rounder who plays for Surrey, born 1981.

Amy Williams (skeleton) - gold medallist at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, born 1982.

Per Mertesacker (soccer) - former Germany and Arsenal defender, born 1984.

ON THIS DAY

1971: Chelsea inflicted an 8-0 defeat on Luxembourg's Jeunesse Hautcharage in the first leg of their European Cup Winners' Cup match. The Blues won the second leg, at Stamford Bridge, 13-0 on their way to a European club record aggregate victory of 21-0.

1981: Bill Shankly died. The former Liverpool manager had taken the Reds out of Division Two in 1962 and transformed them into one of the most famous sides in the world.

1996: A massive brawl marred the All-Ireland final replay between Meath and Mayo with the Royals eventually lifting Sam Maguire.

2002: Europe regained the Ryder Cup by beating the United States at The Belfry, Ireland's Paul McGinley sinking a dramatic 18-foot putt on the final green to halve his crucial singles match with Jim Furyk.

2010: Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Ijaz Butt withdrew match-fixing allegations against England players and claimed there was a "misunderstanding" with the England and Wales Cricket Board over his comments. Butt had been quoted as saying England players had taken "enormous" sums to lose the third one-day international against Pakistan earlier in the month.

2011: England kicking coach Dave Alred and fitness specialist Paul Stridgeon were suspended by the Rugby Football Union from the World Cup Pool B decider against Scotland after they were found to have illegally switched balls during the 67-3 victory over Romania.

2012: Derry’s camogs claimed the All-Ireland Intermediate title after a replay win over Galway.

2013: Monaghan’s All-Ireland hopes came to a crushing end as they lost 1-10 to 1-9 to Cork in the ladies final at Croke Park.

2015: The adjudicatory chamber of FIFA's ethics committee banned former FIFA vice-president Jack Warner from taking part in any football-related activity at national and international level for life.

2016: Barnsley sacked assistant boss Tommy Wright after he was named in a Daily Telegraph investigation alleging corruption in football, while the newspaper claimed Southampton assistant manager Eric Black gave undercover reporters advice on how to bribe officials at other clubs. An investigation by Southampton later cleared Black of any wrongdoing.

QUICK QUIZ BLITZ

1. What links Australia's dismissal for 60 by England at Trent Bridge in 2015 and West Indies slipping to England for 114 for eight during the 2008-09 tour?

2. Where will LeBron James play basketball in the forthcoming NBA season?

3.  Name the manager of Ballybay in Monaghan.

4. Which NFL side ended a 19-game winless streak against the New York Jets on September 20?

5. Which former Aston Villa and Manchester City midfielder holds the record for the most Premier League appearances?

SPORT ON TV

Today (Saturday, September 29)

SOCCER: Premier League, West Ham v Manchester United - BT Sport 1 1200, Chelsea v Liverpool - BT Sport 1 1700; EFL, Rotherham v Stoke - Sky Sports Main Event 1830; Bundesliga, Bayer Leverkusen v Borussia Dortmund - BT Sport 2

1715; MLS, Seattle Sounders v Colorado Rapids - Sky Sports Main Event 2100.

GOLF: 42nd Ryder Cup - Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Ryder Cup 0630.

CYCLING: Road World Championships - BBC One 1400, BBC Two 1600.

MOTOR SPORT: Formula One, Russian Grand Prix third practice session - Sky Sports F1 0945, eir Sport 1 1050; Russian Grand Prix qualifying - Sky Sports F1 1255, eir Sport 1 1355.

RUGBY UNION: Rugby Championship, South Africa v Australia - Sky Sports Action 1530, Argentina v New Zealand - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Action 2330; Gallagher Premiership, Saracens v Bath - BT Sport 2 1430; PRO14, Connacht v Leinster - eir Sport 1 1630, Scarlets v Southern Kings - S4C 1815, Munster v Scarlets - eir Sport 1 1915; Top14, TBA v TBA - Sky Sports Action 1340, Clermont Auvergne v Toulon - Sky Sports Action 1940.

TENNIS: WTA, Tashkent Open - BT Sport 2 0800, Wuhan Open - BT Sport 2 1200.

MOTORCYCLING: World Superbikes, French round qualifying and race one - Eurosport 2 0900; British Superbikes, Dutch round qualifying - Eurosport 2 1400.

RUGBY LEAGUE: Super League, Catalans Dragons v Huddersfield Giants - Sky Sports Arena 1655, Super League Qualifiers, London Broncos v Halifax - Sky Sports Arena 1900.

SNOOKER: China Championship - Eurosport 1 0655 and 1230.

HORSE RACING: Racing from Newmarket - ITV4 1330.

BASEBALL: MLB, Milwaukee Brewers v Detroit Tigers- BT Sport 1 0000 (Sun).

Tomorrow (Sunday, September 30)

GAELIC GAMES: Kerry SFC, Killarney Legion v Dr Croke’s – TG4, 1330; Kerry SFC, East Kerry v West Kerry 1545.

SOCCER: Premier League, Cardiff v Burnley - Sky Sports Premier League 1530; Ligue 1, Rennes v Toulouse - BT Sport/ESPN 1400, Montpellier v Nimes - BT Sport/ESPN 1600, Lille v Marseille - BT Sport 1 1945; Bundesliga, Eintracht Frankfurt v Hannover - BT Sport 2 1430, Augsburg v Freiburg - BT Sport 2 1700; Bundesliga 2, Hamburg v St Pauli - BT Sport 2 1230.

GOLF: 42nd Ryder Cup - Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Ryder Cup 0930.

CYCLING: Road World Championshps - BBC Two England 1315; Tour of Almaty - Eurosport 2 0915.

MOTOR SPORT: Russian Grand Prix race - Sky Sports F1 1205.

TENNIS: ATP, China Open - Sky Sports Action; WTA, China Open - BT Sport 2 0530.

GRIDIRON: NFL, New England Patriots v Miami Dolphins - Sky Sports Action 1700 and Sky Sports Main Event 1830, New York Giants v New Orleans Saints - Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Action 2100, Pittsburgh Steelers v Baltimore Ravens - Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Action 0110 (Mon).

RUGBY UNION: Gallagher Premiership, Leicester v Sale - BT Sport 1 1430.

CRICKET: ODI, South Africa v Zimbabwe - Sky Sports Cricket 0855.

ATHLETICS: Great Scottish Run - BBC Two England 1100.

SNOOKER: China Championship - Eurosport 1 0655 and 1225.

DARTS: PDC, Darts Champions League - BBC Two Scotland 1900.

BASEBALL: MLB, TBA v TBA - BT Sport 2 and BT Sport/ESPN 2000.

Answers: 1. Extras were the highest scorers ; 2. LA Lakers; 3. Mickey Donnelly ; 4. Cleveland Browns; 5. Gareth Barry

 

 

 

 

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