On this Day, October 31 2006: Former Celtic midfielder John Collins was appointed Hibernian manager

John Hartson won the League Cup during his time in charge of Hibernian  


1987: Chetan Sharma of India claimed the first hat-trick in the cricket World Cup when he dismissed three New Zealand batsmen at Nagpur.

2002: Sven-Goran Eriksson pledged to stay on as England manager in the wake of Football Association chief executive Adam Crozier's resignation.

2005: Hearts owner Vladimir Romanov dismissed chairman George Foulkes and chief executive Phil Anderton and put his son Roman in charge of the Scottish club.

2006: Former Scotland midfielder John Collins was appointed Hibernian manager following Tony Mowbray's departure for West Brom.

2007: Ronald Koeman left PSV Eindhoven to take over as manager of Valencia.

2011: World Cup-winning coach Graham Henry announced he was leaving his post with the All Blacks.

2012: Chelsea confirmed they had lodged a formal complaint with the English Football Association regarding "inappropriate language" directed at John Obi Mikel by referee Mark Clattenburg during their Barclays Premier League match against Manchester United. Clattenburg was later cleared.

2015: New Zealand made sporting history at Twickenham as they became the first team to be crowned Rugby World Cup winners for a second successive time with a 34-17 victory over Australia.

2017: Sunderland sacked manager Simon Grayson after a 3-3 draw at home to Bolton.



Dunga (soccer) - Brazil World Cup winner and former national team coach, born 1963.

Marco van Basten (soccer) - Former Holland striker and head coach, three times voted European Footballer of the Year, born 1964.

Denis Irwin (soccer) - Former Manchester United and Republic of Ireland full-back, born 1965.

Ian Walker (soccer) - Former England and Tottenham goalkeeper, born 1971.

Matt Dawson (rugby union) - Former Wasps, England and Lions scrum-half, born 1972.

Shaun Bartlett (soccer) - Former Charlton and South Africa forward, born 1972.

Ricardo Fuller (soccer) - Former Stoke and Jamaica striker, born 1979.

Josh Hodgson (rugby league) - England and Canberra Raiders hooker, born 1989.

Marcus Rashford (soccer) Manchester United and England forward, born 1997.



1 Lewis Hamilton joined which two drivers as the only men to win at least five F1 world titles after finishing fourth in the Mexican Grand Prix?

2 How many Ulster Club SFC titles did Peter Canavan win while playing with Errigal Ciarán?

3 Who won the 2017 Rugby League World Cup?

4 Who did Serena Williams beat to win the 2017 Australian Open and her 23rd grand slam title?

5 In what year did DJ Carey retire from inter-county hurling with Kilkenny?
(See quiz answers at bottom)



Wednesday, October 31

SOCCER: Carabao Cup, Chelsea v Derby - Sky Sports Main Event 1930; Scottish Premiership, Hearts v Hibernian - BT Sport 1 1900, Dundee v Celtic - BT Sport 2 1930; Ligue 1, Nice v Auxerre - BT Sport/ESPN 1745.

TENNIS: WTA, Elite Trophy Zhuhai - BT Sport 1 0700; ATP, Paris Masters - Sky Sports Main Event 1000.

SNOOKER: International Championship, China - Eurosport 1 0625 and 1125.

GYMNASTICS: World Gymnastics Championships - BBC Two England 1300.

BASKETBALL: NBA, Golden State Warriors v New Orleans Pelicans - Sky Sports Main Event 0100 (Thu).

BASEBALL: MLB World Series Game 7 - BT Sport 1 0000 (Thu).

Thursday, November 1

SOCCER: A-League, Melbourne Victory Women v Newcastle Jets Women - BT Sport 2 0830.

GOLF: European Tour, Turkish Airlines Open - Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Golf 0900; PGA Tour, Shriners Hospitals for Children Open - Sky Sports Golf 2030 and Sky Sports Main Event 2130.

TENNIS: WTA, Elite Trophy Zhuhai - BT Sport 1 0700; ATP, Paris Masters - Sky Sports Main Event 1400.

SNOOKER: International Championship, China - Eurosport 1 0625, 1125 and 0555 (Fri).

GYMNASTICS: World Gymnastic Championships - BBC Two England 1300.

MOTORCYCLING: MotoGP, Malaysia - BT Sport 2 0045.

AMERICAN FOOTBALL: NFL, San Francisco 49ers v Oakland Raiders - Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Action - 0030 (Fri).

ICE HOCKEY: NHL, Florida Panthers v Winnipeg Jets - eir Sport 1 0600.



1. Juan Manuel Fangio and Michael Schumacher; 2. Two; 3. Australia; 4. Venus Williams; 5. 2006

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