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On This Day - Oct 11 1937: England great and World Cup winner Bobby Charlton is born

 Bobby Charlton went on to become a Manchester United and England legend, winning both the European Cup and World Cup 

SPORT BIRTHDAYS

Sir Bobby Charlton (soccer) - former Manchester United midfielder and England World Cup winner, born 1937.

Rodney Marsh (soccer) - former England, QPR and Manchester City striker, born 1944.

Phil Newport (cricket) - former Worcestershire and England seamer, born 1962.

Ronny Rosenthal (soccer) - former Israel, Liverpool and Tottenham striker, born 1963.

Gus MacPherson (soccer) - former St Mirren and Queen's Park manager, born 1968.

James Lowes (rugby league) - former Bradford and Great Britain hooker, later Bulls coach, born 1969.

Steven Pressley (soccer) - former Rangers, Celtic and Hearts defender, born 1973.

 

ON THIS DAY IN SPORT

1989: England earned their place in the 1990 World Cup finals in Italy with a goalless draw in Poland, thanks to four excellent saves from 40-year-old Peter Shilton.

1992: Paul Gascoigne apologised after swearing and clowning around in front of a Norwegian TV camera.

1999: Sir Alex Ferguson's testimonial drew a crowd of 55,824 to watch Manchester United against a World XI which included Old Trafford greats Eric Cantona and Peter Schmeichel.

2002: Manager George Burley was sacked by Ipswich.

2003: England qualified for Euro 2004 with a goalless draw against Turkey.

2010: Discus thrower Krishna Poonia won India's first ever athletics gold at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi.

2013: Former Formula One test driver Maria de Villota died at the age of 33, suffering a cardiac arrest while on a tour promoting her autobiography Life Is A Gift. In 2012 she had sustained serious injuries, losing her right eye, after a crash while testing for Marussia.

2014: St Helens beat Wigan 14-6 in the Super League Grand Final at Old Trafford after the early dismissal of Wigan's Ben Flower for punching Lance Hohaia in the second minute of the match.

QUICK QUIZ

1. Which English striker became the quickest player to 100 goals in Major League Soccer when he scored for the New York Red Bulls against DC United in July?

2. Who is the only Swiss player to be inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame?

3. Who are the reigning Six Nations champions?

4. Three courses host the five British Classics in horse racing, Newmarket, Epsom and which other?

5. Which sides contest the 2018 GAA Down Senior Club Football final this weekend?

(See quiz answers at bottom)

SPORT ON TV

Today 

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).

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.

QUICK QUIZ answers: 1. Bradley Wright-Phillips; 2. Martina Hingis; 3. Ireland; 4. Doncaster; 5. Burren and Kilcoo.

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