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On This Day - November 5 1935: Legendary jockey Lester Piggott is born

In one of the great, if not the greatest, flat racing careers, Lester Piggott notched 4,493 winners and rode nine Epsom Derby winners. In addition, the fiercely-competitive Piggott was champion jockey 11 times
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ON THIS DAY

2002: Mick McCarthy quit as Republic of Ireland manager.

2004: Frenchman Jacques Santini resigned as Tottenham manager due to personal reasons.

2006: Australia won the ICC Champions Trophy for the first time, beating holders West Indies by eight wickets in a rain-affected final in Mumbai.

2007: Wigan sacked manager Chris Hutchings after just six months in charge.

2009: The New York Yankees won their 27th World Series, beating the Philadelphia Phillies to secure a 4-2 series success.

2012: Craig Levein was relieved of his duties as Scotland manager, with Billy Stark taking temporary charge.

2013: Martin O'Neill was announced as Republic of Ireland's new manager, with Roy Keane as his assistant.

2013: Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill agreed a two-year extension to his contract.

2015: Sam Burgess left Bath to join South Sydney Rabbitohs, ending his brief stint in rugby union.

2016: Great Britain's Andy Murray became the new world number one after Milos Raonic withdrew from their semi-final at the Paris Masters, handing him the final place he needed to secure the ranking.

2017: Justin Rose completed back-to-back European Tour wins after clinching a one-shot victory at the Turkish Airlines Open. Rose had triumphed in the WGC-HSBC Champions seven days earlier.

BIRTHDAYS

David O'Sullivan (GAA) - Waterford hurler, born 1988.

Lester Piggott (racing) - champion flat race jockey, born 1935.

Dennis Andries (boxing) - former world light-heavyweight champion, born 1953.

Nayim (soccer) - former Tottenham and Barcelona midfielder, born 1966.

Rob Jones (soccer) - former Liverpool and England defender, born 1971.

Jerry Stackhouse (basketball) - one of an elite band of players to have scored 15,000 career points, born in 1974.

Richard Wright (soccer) - former Everton, Arsenal and England goalkeeper, born 1977.

Bubba Watson (golf) - Masters champion in 2012 and 2014, born 1978.

Kasper Schmeichel (soccer) - Leicester and Denmark goalkeeper, born 1986.

Virat Kohli (cricket) - India batsman, born 1988.

Odell Beckham Jr (American football) - New York Giants wide receiver, born 1992.

QUICK QUIZ

1 Who won the gold medal in the women's 400 metres at the 2000 Summer Olympics?

2 What was the first major GAA final in which sponsors' names were allowed to appear on team playing gear?

3 Against which Premier League side did Wayne Rooney score his 250th goal for Manchester United to beat Sir Bobby Charlton's club record?

4 Name the winner of the 2018 Cheltenham Gold Cup?

5 Name the two brothers who scored goals in a provincial senior football final in 2007?

(See answers at bottom)

SPORT ON TV

Today (Monday, November 5)

GAA: Action from the AIB Club Championship finals - TG4 2000.

GAA: Classic GAA, Wexford v Limerick from 1996 - eir Sport 1 0730.

SOCCER: Premier League, Huddersfield v Fulham - Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League 1900; 2.Bundesliga, Hamburg v Cologne - BT Sport 1 1915.

CRICKET: First Test, Sri Lanka v England - Sky Sports Cricket 0400 and Sky Sports Main Event 0430.

SNOOKER: Champion of Champions - ITV4 and eir Sport 1 1245 and 1845.

AMERICAN FOOTBALL: NFL, Dallas Cowboys v Tennessee Titans - Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Action 0100 (Tue).

BOWLS: Scottish International Open - BBC Two Scotland 1300.

Tomorrow (Tuesday, November 6)

GAA: Classic GAA, Dublin v Mayo from 2015 - eir Sport 1 0730.

SOCCER: Champions League, Monaco v Club Brugge - BT Sport 1 1730; Tottenham v PSV Eindhoven - BT Sport 2 1900; Inter Milan v Barcelona - BT Sport/ESPN 1945.

CRICKET: First Test, Sri Lanka v England - Sky Sports Cricket and Sky Sports Main Event 0415.

SNOOKER: Champion of Champions - ITV4 and eir Sport 1 1245 and 1845.

RUGBY UNION: Friendly, Cardiff Blues v Uruguay - BBC Two Wales 1900.

TENNIS: ATP Next Gen Finals - Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Action 1300 and 1830.

BOWLS: Scottish International Open - BBC Two Scotland 1300.

QUICK QUIZ

1 Who won the gold medal in the women's 400 metres at the 2000 Summer Olympics?

2 Which snooker player is known as the Rocket?

3 Against which Premier League side did Wayne Rooney score his 250th goal for Manchester United to beat Sir Bobby Charlton's club record?

4 Name the winner of the 2018 Cheltenham Gold Cup?

5 Name the two brothers who scored goals in a provincial senior football final in 2007?

Quick Quiz answers: 1. Cathy Freeman; 2. NFL final 1991 - Dublin v Kildare 3. Stoke 4. Native River. 5. Alan and Bernard Brogan.

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