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On this Day, November 8 1995: Everton's Duncan Ferguson lost his appeal against the Scottish Football Association's ban for his assault on Raith's John McStay

Everton striker Duncan Ferguson was banned for 12 games in 1995  

ON THIS DAY IN SPORT

1886: Thirteen-time champion jockey Fred Archer died from self-inflicted gunshot wounds. The 29-year-old had suffered from depression for two years following the death of his wife in childbirth.

1995: Everton striker Duncan Ferguson lost his appeal against the Scottish Football Association's 12-match ban for his on-field assault on Raith's John McStay in April, an offence for which he served a jail sentence.

1996: Steve Coppell quit as manager of Manchester City after just 33 days, citing a stress-related illness as his reason - leaving assistant Phil Neal in the caretaker role.

1996: Chelsea signed Italian star Gianfranco Zola for ?4.5million from Parma.

2004: Jason Robinson was the first black player named to captain England in a rugby union Test. The former Wigan and Great Britain rugby league winger captained the side against Canada at Twickenham.

2007: Ruud Gullit was confirmed as the new coach of Los Angeles Galaxy. The Dutchman resigned his post in August 2008 for personal reasons.

2012: Former Bolton midfielder Fabrice Muamba returned to White Hart Lane for the first time since his cardiac arrest there during an FA Cup tie against Tottenham in March, appearing on the pitch at half-time.

2016: Captain Alastair Cook announced that teenage opener Haseeb Hameed would make his England debut in the first Test against India.

 

SPORT BIRTHDAYS

Martin Peters (soccer) - Former West Ham and England player who scored his country's second goal in the 1966 World Cup final, born 1943.

Guus Hiddink (soccer) - Much-travelled Dutch manager who had two spells in caretaker charge of Chelsea, born 1946.

Alan Curbishley (soccer) - Former Charlton and West Ham manager, born 1957.

Brett Lee (cricket) - Former Australia fast bowler, born 1976.

Aaron Hughes (soccer) - Northern Ireland defender, born 1979.

Joe Cole (soccer) - Former England midfielder, currently playing for the Tampa Bay Rowdies, born 1981.

Jamie Roberts (rugby union) - Bath centre, capped by Wales and the British and Irish Lions, born 1986.

Sam Bradford (gridiron) - Former Arizona Cardinals quarterback, currently a free agent, picked number one in 2010 draft by St Louis Rams, born 1987.

Morgan Schneiderlin (soccer) - Everton and France midfielder, born 1989.

 

QUICK QUIZ

1. Antonio Conte won how many Serie A titles as coach of Juventus?

2. Who was the last American to win a men's grand slam singles title?

3. Which Kilkenny club have won the Leinster Club SHC more than anyone else?

4. Elise Christie is an Olympian in which sport?

5. Michael Murphy has won how many Donegal SFC titles with Glenswilly?
(See answers below)

 

SPORT ON TV

Today (Thursday, November 8)

SOCCER: Europa League: Fenerbahce v Anderlecht - BT Sport/ESPN 1545; BATE Borisov v Chelsea - BT Sport 2 1715; Lazio v Marseille - BT Sport/ESPN 1745; Arsenal v Sporting Lisbon - BT Sport 2 2000; Real Betis v AC Milan - BT Sport/ESPN 2000.

CRICKET: First Test, Sri Lanka v England - Sky Sports Cricket and Sky Sports Main Event 0415; Second ODI, Australia v South Africa - BT Sport 1 0300 (Fri).

GOLF: European Tour, Nedbank Golf Challenge - Sky Sports Golf 0800, Sky Sports Main Event 1200; PGA Tour, Mayakoba Golf Classic - Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Golf 1800.

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

TENNIS: ATP Next Gen Finals - Sky Sports Action 1300 and 1830, Sky Sports Main Event 1400.

AMERICAN FOOTBALL: NFL, Pittsburgh Steelers v Carolina Panthers - Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Action 0030 (Fri).

BOWLS: Scottish International Open - BBC Two Scotland 1300.

Tomorrow (Friday, November 9)

SOCCER: FA Cup, Haringey Borough v AFC Wimbledon - BBC Two (except Wales) 1930; Championship, Sheffield United v Sheffield Wednesday - Sky Sports Main Event 1900; Scottish Premiership, Aberdeen v Hibernian - BT Sport 1 1915; Ligue 1, Lille v Strasbourg - BT Sport/ESPN 1945; A-League, Melbourne City v Wellington Phoenix - BT Sport 2 0845.

CRICKET: First Test, Sri Lanka v England - Sky Sports Cricket 0415, Sky Sports Main Event 0430; Women's World T20, New Zealand v India - Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Cricket 1430; Australia v Pakistan - Sky Sports Cricket 1930.

MOTOR RACING: Formula One, Brazilian Grand Prix practice - Sky Sports Main Event 1245, Sky Sports F1 1245 and 1645; eir Sport 1 1355 and 1755.

GOLF: European Tour, Nedbank Golf Challenge - Sky Sports Golf 0800; PGA Tour, Mayakoba Golf Classic - Sky Sports Golf 1800.

RUGBY UNION: Premiership Rugby Cup, Gloucester v Northampton - BT Sport 2 1930; Principality Premiership, Cardiff v RGC 1404 - BBC Two Wales 1930.

SNOOKER: Champion of Champions - ITV4 1845, eir Sport 1 1930.

TENNIS: ATP Next Gen Finals - Sky Sports Action 1800.

BOWLS: Scottish International Open - BBC Two Scotland 1300.

 

QUIZ ANSWERS
1. Three; 2. Andy Roddick (2003 US Open); 3. Ballyhale Shamrocks (eight); 4. Speed skating; 5. Three.

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