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On This Day - Nov 12 2009: Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson given four-match touchline ban - two of which were suspended - fined £20,000 over comments about referee Alan Wiley

Manchester United striker Dwight Yorke (left) celebrating with the European Cup alongside United boss Alex Ferguson and goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel (right) on May 26 1999

BIRTHDAYS

Nadia Comaneci (gymnastics) - Romanian five-time Olympic champion, born 1961.

Sammy Sosa (baseball) - former major league star, born 1968.

Tonya Harding (ice skating) - former United States Olympic team member, born 1970.

Jason Lezak (swimming) - Four-time Olympic and three-time world relay champion, born 1975.

Charlie Hodgson (rugby union) - former England fly-half, born 1980.

Nedum Onuoha (soccer) - Former QPR's and Manchester City defender, now with MLS side Real Salt Lake, born 1986.

Jason Day (golf) - Australian former world number one, born 1987.

Russell Westbrook (basketball) - Oklahoma City Thunder point guard, won 2012 Olympic gold with the United States, born 1988.

ON THIS DAY

1990: The Football Association disciplinary commission decided to fine Arsenal and Manchester United £50,000 each as punishment for the brawl involving 21 players at Old Trafford on October 20. In addition to the fine, two league points were deducted from Arsenal and one from United.

2004: John Toshack signed a five-year contract to become the new manager of Wales.

2009: Premier League clubs rejected a proposal to accept Celtic and Rangers in the English top flight.

2009: Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson was given a four-match touchline ban - two of which were suspended - fined £20,000 and warned as to his future conduct by the Football Association following comments about referee Alan Wiley.

2015: Former Sunderland goalkeeper Marton Fulop died from cancer at the age of 32.

2016: England ended a 10-year wait for victory over South Africa with a 37-21 Test success at Twickenham which extended Eddie Jones' 100 per cent record as head coach to 10 matches.

2017: Northern Ireland failed to qualify for the World Cup after a 0-0 draw with Switzerland in Basel, losing 1-0 on aggregate.

QUICK QUIZ

1 Which five male golfers have won the career grand slam in the modern era?

2 Twins Jamie and Craig Overton play county cricket for which side?

3 Who scored injury time goals for Manchester United when they beat Bayern

Munich 2-1 in the 1999 Champions League final?

4 The Toronto Maple Leafs are associated with which sport?

5 British number one Johanna Konta was born in which Australian city?

(See quiz answers at bottom)

SPORT ON TV 

Today (Monday, November 12)

SOCCER: FA Cup, Hampton & Richmond v Oldham - BT Sport 1 1915.

TENNIS: ATP World Tour Finals - Sky Sports Main Event 1200, 1345 & 1800, BBC Two England 1400.

CRICKET: Women's ICC World T20, England v Bangladesh - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Cricket 0730; Sri Lanka v South Africa - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Cricket 2330.

SNOOKER: Northern Ireland Open - Eurosport 1 1245 & 1845.

DARTS: Day three of the 2018 World Grand Slam of Darts - Sky Sports Action 1900.

GRIDIRON: NFL, San Francisco 49ers v New York Giants - Sky Sports Action 0100, Sky Sports Main Event 0330 (Tue).

Tomorrow (Tuesday, November 13)

TENNIS: ATP World Tour Finals - Sky Sports Main E vent 1200, 1345 & 1800, BBC Two England 1400.

CRICKET: Women's ICC World T20, Pakistan v Ireland - Sky Sports Cricket 1930; Australia v New Zealand - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Cricket 2330.

GOLF: Hero Challenge Dubai - Sky Sports Golf 1530.

SNOOKER: Northern Ireland Open - Eurosport 1 1245 & 1845.

CYCLING: Tour of Fuzhou - Eurosport 2 0500.

DARTS: Day four of the 2018 World Grand Slam of Darts - Sky Sports Action 1900, Sky Sports Main Event 1930.

QUICK QUIZ answers: 1 Gene Sarazen, Ben Hogan, Gary Player, Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods; 2. Somerset; 3. Teddy Sheringham and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer 4. Ice hockey; 5. Sydney

 

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