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On This Day - Oct 24 1973: Former Celtic and Scotland star Jackie McNamara is born

BIRTHDAYS

Phil Bennett (rugby union) - former Wales and British & Irish Lions stand-off, born 1948.

Ian Baker-Finch (golf) - Australian who won the Open in 1991, born 1960.

Jonathan Davies (rugby) - former Wales star in union and league, born 1962.

John Hendrie (soccer) - former Bradford, Middlesbrough and Barnsley forward, born 1963.

Ian Bishop (cricket) - former West Indies fast bowler, born 1967.

Jackie McNamara (soccer) - Former Dundee United and York manager, who played for Celtic and Scotland during his career, born 1973.

Juan Pablo Angel (soccer) - former Aston Villa striker, born 1975.

Wayne Rooney (soccer) - former Manchester United and England captain, currently playing for DC United, born 1985.

John Ruddy (soccer) - Wolves goalkeeper, born 1986.

Ilkay Gundogan (soccer) - Manchester City and Germany midfielder, born 1990.

Claudia Fragapane (gymnastics) - British gymnast who won four gold medals at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, born 1997.

ON THIS DAY 

1857: The oldest football club in the world, Sheffield FC, was formed at a meeting of Cambridge University old boys.

1976: Britain's James Hunt won the Formula One world title with third place in the Japanese Grand Prix, securing the championship by one point from Niki Lauda. The Austrian had quit the race at Fuji in torrential rain, fearing a crash just 11 weeks after being badly burned in a race accident.

1987: Frank Bruno stopped 37-year-old Joe Bugner from regaining the British heavyweight boxing title at White Hart Lane.

2000: Tanni Grey-Thompson collected her third gold medal of the Paralympics in Sydney when the Cardiff-born wheelchair athlete added the T53 classification women's 200 metres to the 100m and 800m titles she won earlier in the week.

2006: Leeds confirmed the appointment of Dennis Wise as manager, with Gus Poyet as his assistant.

2007: Steve Staunton left his post as Republic of Ireland national team manager by mutual consent.

2011: Sven-Goran Eriksson departed Leicester by mutual consent after spending just over a year at the helm.

2012: Hearts were placed under a two-month transfer embargo over their failure to pay wages on time.

2013: UEFA charged CSKA Moscow with "racist behaviour of their fans" after Manchester City's Yaya Toure complained of monkey chants against him during the Champions League match in the Russian capital.

2014: Ted Bishop was sacked as PGA of America president after calling Ian Poulter a "Lil Girl" in a series of outbursts on social media.

2015: New Zealand reached a second straight Rugby World Cup final by seeing off fellow southern hemisphere heavyweights South Africa 20-18 in an immense Twickenham showdown.

2016: Jamie Vardy was nominated for the Ballon d'Or. Leicester team-mate Riyad Mahrez was also among eight Premier League players on the 30-man list.

QUICK QUIZ

1. In which city did Linford Christie win Olympic 100metre gold?

2. Cristiano Ronaldo joined Manchester United from which club?

3. What GAA club was the last Ulster side to win the All-Ireland Club Football title ?

4. How many times has Rory McIlroy won the Open?

5. Oakland Raiders share a city with which NBA franchise?

(See quiz answers at bottom)

 

SPORT ON TV 

Today (Wednesday, October 24)

SOCCER: Champions League, PSV v Tottenham - BT Sport 3 1715, Club Brugge v Monaco - BT Sport 1 1730, Liverpool v Red Star Belgrade - BT Sport 2 1900, Barcelona v Inter Milan - BT Sport/ESPN 1945, PSG v Napoli - BT Sport 3 2015; Championship, West Brom v Derby - Sky Sports Main Event 1900.

GOLF: World Golf Championships, Shanghai - Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Golf 0300 (Thu).

TENNIS: ATP, Erste Bank Open - Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Action 1200; WTA, Tennis Finals, Singapore 1215.

BASEBALL: MLB, World Series game two, Los Angeles Dodgers v Boston Red Sox - BT Sport 1 0100 (Thu).

CYCLING - Tour of Hainan - Eurosport 2 0630.

Tomorrow (Thursday, October 25)

Thursday, October 25

SOCCER: Europa League, Sporting Lisbon v Arsenal - BT Sport 2 1715, RB Leipzig v Celtic - BT Sport 3, 1715, AC Milan v Real Betis - BT Sport/ESPN 1745, Chelsea v BATE Borisov - BT Sport 2 2000, Rangers v Spartak Moscow - BTSport 3, 2000, Marseille v Lazio - BT Sport/ESPN 2000.

GOLF: World Golf Championships, Shanghai - Sky Sports Golf 0300 (Fri), Sky Sports Main Event 0500 (Fri).

TENNIS: WTA, Tennis Finals, Singapore - BT Sport 1 0845; ATP, Erste Bank Open - Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Action 1200, Swiss Indoors - Sky Sports Main Event 2000.

BASKETBALL: Philadelphia 76ers v Milwaukee Bucks - Sky Sports Arena 0230 (Fri).

CYCLING: Tour of Hainan - Eurosport 2 0600; Six Day London - Eurosport 1 2000.

MOTORSPORT: World Rally Championship, Spain - BT Sport 2 1100.

MOTORCYCLING: MotoGP Australia - BT Sport 2 1045.

AMERICAN FOOTBALL: NFL, Houston Texans v Miami Dolphins - Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Action 0030 (Fri).

DARTS: European Championship, Germany - ITV4 1900.

QUICK QUIZ answers: 1. Barcelona; 2. Sporting Lisbon; 3. Crossmaglen Rangers; 4. Once; 5 Golden State Warriors.

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