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On This Day - Nov 6 1940: Johnny Giles, former Republic of Ireland, Leeds and Manchester United star midfielder, is born

Republic of Ireland soccer stars: (l to r): Kenny Cunningham, Liam Brady, John Giles, Darragh Maloney, Eamon Dunphy, the late Bill O'Herlihy, Richie Sadlier 
 

ON THIS DAY

1986: Manchester United appointed Alex Ferguson as manager. He went on to become the most successful manager in English football history and was knighted for services to football after leading the club to an unprecedented treble in 1999. He retired in 2013.

1998: The Football Association fined Paul Ince for his V-sign as he was sent off in England's 2-1 Euro 2000 qualifying defeat to Sweden.

2003: Dwain Chambers was facing a minimum two-year ban from athletics after it was revealed his B sample test for designer steroid THG was positive.

2006: Paul Azinger was named United States Ryder Cup captain for the 2008 event at Valhalla in Louisville, Kentucky.

2007: Yossi Benayoun scored a hat-trick as Liverpool thumped Turkish side Besiktas 8-0 at Anfield in a Champions League group game.

2011: Hibernian sacked manager Colin Calderwood following a poor run of results. Pat Fenlon was later confirmed as his replacement.

2012: Ronnie O'Sullivan announced his decision not to play on the professional snooker tour for the season due to personal reasons.

2017: Former Italy, AC Milan and Juventus midfielder Andrea Pirlo formally announced his retirement from professional football after a trophy-laden 22-year career.

BIRTHDAYS

Johnny Giles (soccer) - Irish former Leeds and Manchester United midfielder, born 1940.

Kevin Pressman (soccer) - former Sheffield Wednesday goalkeeper, now a goalkeeping coach at Millwall, born 1967.

Garry Flitcroft (soccer) - former Blackburn midfielder, born 1972.

Conor Sammon (soccer) - Republic of Ireland striker currently on loan to Motherwell from Hearts, born 1986.

Ana Ivanovic (tennis) - Serbian who won the 2008 French Open title, now retired, born 1987.

Jozy Altidore (soccer) - United States' former Hull and Sunderland striker, now with Toronto FC, born 1989.

Andre Schurrle (soccer) - Borussia Dortmund's Germany forward, currently on loan with Fulham, born 1990.

QUICK QUZ

1 Former England captain Wayne Rooney plays for which MLS club?

2 Which retired prop holds the record as England rugby union's most capped player?

3 Name the only Canadian team in the NBA.

4 Which Australian football club recently parted ways with eight-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt?

5 Three-time major winner Vijay Singh is from which country?

(See quiz answers at bottom)

SPORT ON TV 

Today (Tuesday, November 6)

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.

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

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

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

BOWLS: Scottish International Open - BBC Two Scotland 1300.

Tomorrow (Wednesday, November 7)

SOCCER: Champions League, Valencia v Young Boys - BT Sport 1 1730; CSKA Moscow v Roma - BT Sport/ESPN 1745; Juventus v Manchester United - BT Sport 2 1900; Viktoria Plzen v Real Madrid - BT Sport/ESPN 2000; UEFA Youth League, Juventus Under-19 v Manchester United Under-19 - BT Sport 2 1500.

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

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

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

BOWLS: Scottish International Open - BBC Two Scotland 1300.

QUICK QUIZ answers: 1 DC United; 2 Jason Leonard; 3 The Toronto Raptors; 4 Central Coast Mariners; 5 Fiji.

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