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ON THIS DAY

1947: The United States defeated Great Britain 11-1 in the seventh Ryder Cup at Portland Golf Club.

1998: Former Great Britain Davis Cup captain David Lloyd sold struggling Division Three club Hull to a Sheffield-based consortium.

2003: Tim Henman beat Romania's Andrei Pavel to win the Paris Masters - the only Masters Series title of his career.

2006: New Zealand were stripped of the two Gillette Tri-Nations points earned in the 18-14 win over Great Britain after it emerged that hooker Nathan Fien was not eligible to play for them.

2008: Clonoe O’Rahilly’s lost out to St Eunan’s Letterkenny in the quarter-final of the Ulster Club Senior Football Championship on a score line of 2-10 to 1-8.

2007: McLaren confirmed two-time world champion Fernando Alonso would be leaving their Formula One team. After spells at Renault and Ferrari, the Spaniard returned to McLaren for the 2015 season.

2009: AC Milan confirmed the loan signing of England midfielder David Beckham from the Los Angeles Galaxy for a second time.

2010: Tottenham beat Inter Milan 3-1 at White Hart Lane in the Champions League, with Gareth Bale playing a starring role and goals coming from Rafael van der Vaart, Peter Crouch and Roman Pavlyuchenko.

2015: Remi Garde was announced as Aston Villa's new manager. He lasted 23 games and oversaw just three wins.

2016: Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho was given a one-match touchline ban and fined a total of £58,000 by the Football Association over comments made about a referee and match official.

2017: Swansea striker Tammy Abraham, Crystal Palace midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Liverpool defender Joe Gomez received their first senior England call-ups for the friendlies against Germany and Brazil.

BIRTHDAYS

Luke Connolly (GAA) – Cork and Nemo Rangers forward, born 1992.

Ken Rosewall (tennis) - Australian who won eight grand slam singles titles, born 1934.

Derek Mountfield (soccer) - former Everton and Aston Villa defender, born 1962.

Dario Silva (soccer) - former Malaga, Portsmouth and Uruguay striker, born 1972.

Orlando Cabrera (baseball) - former World Series-winning shortstop with the Boston Red Sox, born in 1974.

Danny Cipriani (rugby union) - England and Gloucester fly-half, born in 1987.

Stevan Jovetic (soccer) - Montenegro and former Manchester City striker, currently at Monaco, born 1989.

QUICK QUIZ

1. In what year did Mullaghbawn last win the Armagh Senior Football championship?

2. AP McCoy won the Grand National on his fifteenth attempt, but what was the year?

3. Who captained England in their 0-0 friendly against Germany in November last year?

4. How many National Football League titles did Henry Downey win?

5. Who was the first person to break the one-minute barrier in the 100m freestyle?

(See quiz answers at bottom)

SPORT ON TV

Friday, November 2

SOCCER: Championship, Aston Villa v Bolton - Sky Sports Main Event 1945; Ligue 1, PSG v Lille - BT Sport 2 1930; League of Ireland, Ballymena v Glenavon - BBC Two Northern Ireland 1930.

RUGBY UNION: Premiership Rugby Cup, Bristol Bears v Gloucester - BT Sport 1 1930; PRO14, Ospreys v Glasgow - eir Sport 1 1935.

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 2215.

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

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

MOTORCYCLING: MotoGP, Malaysia - BT Sport 2 0100 (Sat) and BT Sport 2 0400 (Sat).

DARTS: World Series of Darts Finals - ITV4 1900.

GYMNASTICS: World Gymnastics Championships - BBC Two England 1300.

BASKETBALL: NBA, Golden State Warriors v Minnesota Timberwolves - Sky Sports Main Event 0300 (Sat).

Saturday, November 3

SOCCER: Premier League, Bournemouth v Manchester United - BT Sport 1 1200, Arsenal v Liverpool - BT Sport 1 1700, Wolves v Tottenham - Sky Sports Premier League 1930; Scottish Premiership, St Mirren v Rangers - Sky Sports Main Event 1200; Championship, Stoke v Middlesbrough - Sky Sports Main Event 1715; Bundesliga, Hertha Berlin v RB Leipzig - BT Sport 2 - 1715.

CRICKET: ODI, Australia v South Africa - BT Sport 1 0300 (Sun).

RUGBY UNION: International, England v South Africa - Sky Sports Action 1400 and Sky Sports Main Event 1445, Wales v Scotland - BBC One 1415; PRO14, Bennetton v Ulster - eir Sport 1 1445.

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 2300.

TENNIS: WTA, Elite Trophy Zhuhai - BT Sport 2 0830 and 1100.

HORSE RACING: Ascot - ITV4 1330.

BOXING: Fight Night - Sky Sports Action 1900 and Sky Sports Main Event 2200.

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

MOTORCYCLING: MotoGP, Malaysia - BT Sport 2 0130, 0315 and 0500 (Sun); Asia Talent Cup - BT Sport/ESPN 0830.

DARTS: World Series of Darts Finals - ITV4 1900 and eir Sport 1 1900.

GYMNASTICS: World Gymnastics Championships - BBC Two England 1300.

QUICK QUIZ answers: 1. 1995; 2. 2010; 3. Eric Dier; 4. Four (1992, 1995, 1996, 2000); 5. Johnny Weissmuller.

 

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