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On This Day - Oct 26 1997: Jacques Villeneuve is crowned Formula One world champion

Jacques Villeneuve won the Formula One world title in October 1997 

ON THIS DAY

1863: The English Football Association formed following a meeting of 11 representatives from interested clubs at the Freemasons Tavern, Lincoln's Inn Fields, London.

1997: Jacques Villeneuve was crowned Formula One world champion after Ferrari rival Michael Schumacher crashed out while attempting to take the Canadian out of the European Grand Prix at Jerez.

2004: West Brom parted company with manager Gary Megson after he confirmed he would quit at the end of the season.

2007: Juande Ramos resigned as Sevilla coach. He took over at Tottenham the following day.

2008: Tottenham announced the appointment of Harry Redknapp as manager following Ramos' dismissal.

2015: England lost the second Test against Pakistan by 178 runs in Dubai.

2017: Rangers parted company with manager Pedro Caixinha after a troubled seven-month reign.

 

BIRTHDAYS

Audley Harrison (boxing) - former professional boxer, who won Olympic gold in 2000, born 1971.

Steve Howey (soccer) - former Newcastle and Manchester City defender, born 1971.

Ronnie Irani (cricket) - retired former Essex captain and England all-rounder, born 1971.

Austin Healey (rugby union) - former England utility back, born 1973.

Cristian Chivu (soccer) - former Inter Milan and Romania defender, born 1980.

Nicola Adams (boxing) - British double Olympic gold medallist, born 1982.

Jefferson Farfan (soccer) - Peru's former Schalke and PSV Eindhoven forward, now at Lokomotiv Moscow, born 1984.

Kieran Read (rugby union) - New Zealand's World Cup-winning number eight, born 1985.

 

QUICK QUIZ

1 Craig Bellamy played Premier League football for Coventry, Newcastle, Blackburn, Liverpool, West Ham, Manchester City and which other club?

2 In what year did Crossmaglen Rangers win their first ever Ulster Senior Club Football Championship title?

3 How many KOs did Steve Collins record during his professional boxing career?

4 What club has won the most All-Ireland Senior Club Hurling Championship titles?

5 At which tournament did Serena Williams win her first grand slam tennis singles title?


(See quiz answers at bottom)

 

SPORT ON TV

Today (Friday, October 26)

SOCCER: Championship, QPR v Aston Villa - Sky Sports Main Event 1900; Bundesliga, Freiburg v Borussia Monchengladbach - BT Sport 2 1930; Ligue 1, Nimes v St Etienne - BT Sport/ESPN 1945; A-League, Adelaide United v Newcastle Jets - BT Sport 2 0945; WSL, Manchester City Women v Reading Women - BT Sport 1 1945.

RUGBY UNION: PRO14, Southern Kings v Scarlets - eir Sport 1 1755.

GOLF: World Golf Championships, Shanghai - Sky Sports Golf and Sky Sports Main Event 0400 (Sat); Sanderson Farms Championship - Sky Sports Golf 1930.

TENNIS: WTA Finals from Singapore - BT Sport 1 0845; The Erste Bank Open from Vienna - Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Action 1200.

MOTORSPORT: Formula One, Mexico Grand Prix first practice - Sky Sports F1 1545 & eir Sport 1555; second practice - Sky Sports F1 1945 & eir Sport 1 1955.

CYCLING: Tour of Hainan - Eurosport 2 0630; Six Day London - Eurosport 1 2000.

MOTORCYCLING: World Superbikes from Qatar - Eurosport 2 0200 (Sat); MotoGP from Australia - BT Sport 2 2300 and BT Sport 2 0200 (Sat).

DARTS: European Championship, Germany - eir Sport 1 and ITV4 1245, ITV4 1900.

BASEBALL: MLB, World Series game three - BT Sport 1 0030 (Sat).

BASKETBALL: NBA, New York Knicks v Golden State Warriors - Sky Sports Main Event 0030.

Tomorrow (Saturday, October 27)

SOCCER: Premier League, Leicester v West Ham - BT Sport 1 1700; Championship, Middlesbrough v Derby - Sky Sports Main Event 1200, Leeds v Nottingham Forest - Sky Sports Main Event 1715; Bundesliga, Hoffenheim v Stuttgart - BT Sport 2 1715.

CRICKET: T20 International, Sri Lanka v England - Sky Sports Cricket 1400 and Sky Sports Main Event 1500.

RUGBY LEAGUE: International, England v New Zealand - BBC One 1400.

RUGBY UNION: New Zealand v Australia - Sky Sports Action 0630 and Sky Sports Main Event 0700; PRO14, Benetton Treviso v Leinster - eir Sport 1 1430, Munster v Glasgow Warriors - eir Sport 1 1700.

GOLF: World Golf Championships, Shanghai - Sky Sports Golf 0300 and Sky Sports Main Event 0400 (Sun); Sanderson Farms Championship - Sky Sports Golf 1930; Swinging Skirts LPGA Taiwan Championship - Sky Sports Main Event 0900.

TENNIS: WTA Finals from Singapore - BT Sport 2 0845.

MOTORSPORT: Formula One Mexico Grand Prix final practice - Sky Sports F1 1545, Mexico Grand Prix Qualifying - Sky Sports F1 1855; FIA World Touring Cars, Japan - Eurosport 1 0600 and 0245 and 0400 (Sun).

MOTORCYCLING: MotoGP from Australia - BT Sport 2 0030 (Sun).

CYCLING: Tour of Hainan - Eurosport 2 0630 and 0500 (Sun); Six Day London - Eurosport 1 2000.

BOXING: John Ryder v Andrey Sirotkin - Sky Sports Action 1900 and Sky Sports Main Event 2000; Kubrat Pulev v Hughie Fury - Sky Sports Main Event 2000; Daniel Jacobs V Sergey Derevyanchenko - Sky Sports Main Event 0100 (Sun).

HORSERACING: From Cheltenham - ITV4 1330.

DARTS: European Championship - ITV4 1900.

FIGURE SKATING: Grand Prix, Canada - Eurosport 2 1830.

BASEBALL: MLB, World Series game four - BT Sport 1 0100 (Sun).

SKIING: World Cup, Austria - Eurosport 1 0845 and 1145.

QUICK QUIZ ANSWERS: 1 Cardiff; 2 1996; 3 21; 4 Ballyhale Shamrocks (Kilkenny); 5 US Open.

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