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On This Day, October 10 2004: Coulter on fire as Mayobridge blitz Annaclone

Annaclone could not handle Benny Coulter, seen here playing against Longstone

BIRTHDAYS

Tony Adams (soccer) - former Arsenal and England captain, most recently manager of Granada, born 1966.

Brett Favre (gridiron) - former Green Bay Packers quarterback, born 1969.

Sir Matthew Pinsent (rowing) - winner of four consecutive Olympic gold medals, born 1970.

Dean Kiely (soccer) - former Charlton and Republic of Ireland goalkeeper, born 1970.

Paul Wood (rugby league) - former Warrington prop, born 1981.

Colin Slade (rugby union) - Pau and New Zealand fly-half, born 1987.

Xherdan Shaqiri (soccer) - Liverpool and Switzerland midfielder, born 1991.

ON THIS DAY 

1964: The 18th Olympics opened in Tokyo.

1991: The inaugural meeting of football's newly-formed Premier League was held.

2002: Sunderland appointed Howard Wilkinson as their new manager.

2003: Matthew Hayden scored a then-Test world record 380 for Australia against Zimbabwe in Perth.

2004: Mayobridge blew Annaclone away in the Down SFC final with Benny Coulter grabbing 2-4 in the 16-point win.

2005: Director of football Velimir Zajec, who was caretaker manager between November 2004 and April 2005 after the departure of Harry Redknapp, resigned from Portsmouth just a year after joining the club.

2006: Manchester City midfielder Joey Barton was fined £2,000 and warned as to his future conduct by the Football Association after admitting a charge of improper conduct and/or bringing the game into disrepute by dropping his shorts to Everton fans at Goodison Park.

2010: A late Conor McManus point for Clontibret denied Magheracloone the Monaghan title with the O’Neill’s winning the replay by a point.

2011: Nigel Worthington confirmed he would step down as Northern Ireland manager after the following day's game against Italy.

2012: The United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) released a report which described seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong as a "serial cheat" who led "the most sophisticated, professionalised and successful doping programme that sport has ever seen". Armstrong was later stripped of all his Tour titles.

2013: Legendary India batsman Sachin Tendulkar announced he would retire from all forms of cricket after playing his 200th Test in November.

2015: Wales qualified for their first major tournament since 1958 by securing passage to Euro 2016, despite a 2-0 defeat in Bosnia-Herzegovina

2015: Leeds beat Wigan 22-20 in the Grand Final to clinch the treble.

2017: Portugal and France qualified for the World Cup but Holland missed out and their captain Arjen Robben announced his international retirement.

QUICK QUIZ BLITZ

1. Who scored Ballymacnab’s goal in their Armagh semi-final win over Maghery?

2. With which tournament would you associate the Miracle at Medinah and the Battle of Brookline?

3. Who captained the Worcestershire Rapids to victory in the T20 Blast this season?

4. In which city have eight of the 10 fastest men's marathon times been set?

5. What is the name of the New Orleans Saints quarterback who led the side to a Super Bowl win in 2009?

SPORT ON TV

Today (Wednesday, October 10)

CRICKET: First one-day international, Sri Lanka v England - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Cricket 0930.

TENNIS: ATP, Shanghai Masters - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Action 0600; WTA, Hong Kong Open - BT Sport 1 0800; WTA, Upper Austria Ladies Linz - Eurosport 1 1300 and 1730.

GOLF: PGA Tour, CIMB Classic - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Golf 0330 (Thu).

BASEBALL: MLB, Milwaukee Brewers v Colorado Rockies and Los Angeles Dodgers v Atlanta Braves - BT Sport/ESPN 2200 and 0130 (Thu).

CYCLING: Tour of Turkey - Eurosport 2 1300.

MOTOR CYCLING: Speedway Great Britain Premiership final - BT Sport 1 1930.

Tomorrow (Thursday, October 11)

SOCCER: Nations League, Israel v Scotland - Sky Sports Main Event 1930; International friendly, Wales v Spain - S4C 1925; UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying, Israel Under-21 v Republic of Ireland Under-21 - eir Sport 1 1455; England Under-21 v Andorra Under-21 - BT Sport 1 1930.

GOLF: European Tour, British Masters - Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Golf 0930; PGA Tour, CIMB Classic - Sky Sports Golf 0330 (Fri) and Sky Sports Main Event 0500 (Fri).

TENNIS: ATP, Shanghai Masters - Sky Sports Action 0600; WTA, Hong Kong Open - BT Sport 1 0800; WTA, Upper Austria Ladies Linz - Eurosport 1 1300 and 1730.

AMERICAN FOOTBALL: NFL, New York Giants v Philadelphia Eagles - Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Action 0030 (Fri).

BASEBALL MLB, American League Division Series play-offs (fixtures TBC) - BT Sport 1 2200 and 0130 (Fri).

ICE HOCKEY: NHL, St Louis Blues v Calgary Flames - eir Sport 1 0100 (Fri).

SPORT: Youth Olympics - Eurosport 2 2130.

CYCLING: Tour of Turkey - Eurosport 2 1300.

ANSWERS 1. Pauric Gribben; 2. The Ryder Cup; 3. Moeen Ali; 4. Berlin; 5. Drew Brees

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