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On This Day - Oct 16, 2011: Cross hammer Ballymacnab in one-sided Armagh final

 Johnny Hanratty was one of Crossmaglen's goalscorers against Ballymacnab

BIRTHDAYS

Bob Cottam (cricket) - former England bowler and later bowling coach, also played for Hampshire and Northamptonshire, born 1944.

Terry Griffiths (snooker) - Wales' 1979 world champion, born 1947.

Mehmet Scholl (soccer) - former Bayern Munich and Germany midfielder, born 1970.

David Unsworth (soccer) - former Everton defender and caretaker manager, who won one cap for England, born 1973.

Jacques Kallis (cricket) - former South Africa all-rounder, born 1975.

Frederic Michalak (rugby union) - France and Lyon fly-half, born 1982.

Casey Stoner (motor cycling) - 2007 and 2011 MotoGP world champion, born 1985.

Craig Pickering (athletics) - British sprinter who turned to bobsleigh, born 1986.

Dan Biggar (rugby union) - Wales and Northampton fly-half, born 1989.

Charles Leclerc (Formula One) - Monegasque driver who will join Ferrari for the 2019 season, born 1997.

ON THIS DAY

1920: Jockey Gordon Richards had his first ride at Lingfield Park. In a 21,843-race career that lasted until 1954, he won a record 4,870 races - 14 of them Classics. Richards was champion jockey a record 26 times.

1968: Britain's Lillian Board lost the Olympic 400 metres final by a narrow margin to France's Colette Besson, and US sprinters Tommie Smith and John Carlos gave their 'Black Power' salute on the winners' rostrum.

2001: Liverpool beat Dynamo Kiev 2-1 in a Champions League encounter in Ukraine just days after manager Gerard Houllier was rushed into hospital to undergo heart surgery.

2006: International Cricket Council chief executive Malcolm Speed confirmed Pakistan had withdrawn fast bowlers Shoaib Akhtar and Mohammad Asif from their squad for the ICC Champions Trophy following positive drug tests.

2011: Crossmaglen hammered a Ballymacnab side appearing in their first senior final with Kyle Brennan and Johnny Hanratty finding the net in the 2-22 to 0-3 win.

2014: Former France, Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham defender William Gallas retired at the age of 37.

2016: Ryan Johnston’s 36th minute goal proved crucial as Kilcoo defeated Scotstown 1-8 to 0-9 in Clones toset up an Ulster Club clash with Glenswilly.

QUICK QUIZ BLITZ

1. Who was Great Britain's flag bearer for the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games?

2. Which former Monaghan player manages Emyvale footballers?

3. Who did Garbine Muguruza beat 7-5 6-4 to win the women's singles title at the French Open in 2016?

4. Which MLB team won the World Series last year?

5. Which NHL team play their home games at the PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina?

SPORT ON TV

Today (Tuesday, October 16)

SOCCER: Nations League, Republic of Ireland v Wales - Sky Sports Main Event 1900 & S4C 1925, Armenia v Macedonia - Sky Sports Main Event 1700, Kazakhstan v Andorra - Sky Sports Main Event 1455; European Under-21 Championship, Germany v Republic of Ireland - Eurosport 2 1715.

SNOOKER: English Open - Eurosport 1 1245 & 1845.

TENNIS: WTA, Luxembourg Open - BT Sport 2 0900; Kremlin Cup - BT Sport 1 0900 & 1800.

BASEBALL: MLB, Houston Astros v Boston Red Sox - BT Sport 1 2200; Los Angeles Dodgers v Milwaukee Brewers - BT Sport ESPN 0200 (Wed).

SPORT: Youth Olympics - Eurosport 2 1930.

Tomorrow (Wednesday, October 17)

CRICKET: One-Day International, Sri Lanka v England - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Cricket 0930.

GOLF: PGA Tour, The CJ Cup - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Golf 0300.

SNOOKER: English Open - Eurosport 1 1245 & 1845.

TENNIS: WTA, Luxembourg Open - BT Sport 2 0900 & 1200; Kremlin Cup - BT Sport 1 0900.

BASEBALL: MLB, Los Angeles Dodgers v Milwaukee Brewers - BT Sport 1 2200; Houston Astros v Boston Red Sox - BT Sport/ESPN 0130 (Thurs).

QUICK QUIZ answers: 1. Sir Chris Hoy; 2. Declan Loughman 3. Serena Williams ; 3. Garbine Muguruza; 4. Houston Astros; 5. Carolina Hurricanes.

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