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On This Day - Nov 14 2000: Manchester United had six players nominated for the European Footballer of the Year award . Who were they?

BIRTHDAYS

Bernard Hinault (cycling) - Frenchman who won the Tour de France, Giro d'Italia and Vuelta a Espana on multiple occasions, born 1954.

Chris Woods (soccer) - former Norwich, Rangers and England goalkeeper, born 1959.

Keith Curle (soccer) - former England defender, now manager of Northampton Town, born 1963.

Adam Gilchrist (cricket) - former Australia wicketkeeper, born 1971.

Thomas Vermaelen (soccer) - Barcelona and Belgium defender, formerly of Arsenal, born 1985.

Vlad Chiriches (soccer) - Napoli and Romania defender, formerly with Tottenham, born 1989.

Jake Livermore (soccer) - West Brom and England midfielder, born 1989.

Samuel Umtiti (soccer) - Barcelona and France defender, born 1993.

ON THIS DAY 

1973: Bobby Moore bowed out of international football after making his 108th appearance for England against Italy at Wembley in a 1-0 defeat.

1989: Former Manchester United assistant manager Jimmy Murphy died at the age of 79.

2000: Manchester United had six players nominated for the European Footballer of the Year award - Fabien Barthez, Roy Keane, Ryan Giggs, Jaap Stam, Paul Scholes and David Beckham. Portugal star Luis Figo pipped them all. Beckham was 10th.

2003: Manchester United plc shareholders were assured by chief executive David Gill that the club did not need, nor would welcome, a takeover at the club's annual general meeting. Malcolm Glazer bought a controlling stake in the club in May 2005.

2006: England batsman Marcus Trescothick returned from the Ashes tour of Australia, before the first Test, because of a recurrence of his stress-related illness. Trescothick had left the tour to India with a similar problem earlier in the year.

2006: Yorkshire announced Chris Adams had decided to stay at Sussex, despite having signed a four-year contract as captain and director of cricket at Headingley a fortnight earlier.

2010: Sebastian Vettel secured the Formula One drivers' championship after the Red Bull driver won the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

2012: Football Association chairman David Bernstein said in a statement that claims made by a representative of the Society of Black Lawyers that the FA is "institutionally racist" are "ill-informed and unhelpful" after a police investigation into alleged comments made by referee Mark Clattenburg during a match between Chelsea and Manchester United was dropped due to a lack of evidence.

2013: Sachin Tendulkar took the field for his 200th and final Test match against the West Indies in Mumbai and ended the day 38 not out. He eventually went on to make 74 in what would prove to be his last international innings.

2016: Yorkshire appointed Andrew Gale as Jason Gillespie's successor as first-team coach, a decision that marked the end of the 32-year-old Yorkshire captain's playing career.

QUICK QUIZ

1 Louis van Gaal has managed which two Dutch football clubs?

2 Which club faces Crossmaglen Rangers in the 2018 Ulster SeniorFootball semi-final this weekend?

3 With whom did Jamie Murray win the 2007 Wimbledon mixed doubles?

4 Chris Chester is coach of which rugby league Super League side?

5 What is the nickname of Philadelphia's NFL team?

(See quiz answers at bottom)

SPORT ON TV

Today (Wednesday, November 14)

CRICKET: Second Test, Sri Lanka v England - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Cricket 0400; Women's ICC World T20, Sri Lanka v Bangladesh - Sky Sports Cricket 1930; West Indies v South Africa - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Cricket 2330.

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

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

CYCLING: Tour of Fuzhou - Eurosport 2 0500.

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

Tomorrow (Thursday, November 15)

SOCCER: International football, England v USA - Sky Sports Main Event 1900; UEFA Nations League, Croatia v Spain - Sky Sports Premier League 1940.

CRICKET: Second Test, Sri Lanka v England - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Cricket & Sky Sports Cricket 0415; Women's ICC World T20, India v Ireland - Sky Sports Cricket 1430, Sky Sports Main Event 1500; New Zealand v Pakistan - Sky Sports Cricket 1930.

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

GOLF: European Tour, The DP World Tour Championship - Sky Sports Golf 0700; PGA Tour, The RSM Classic - Sky Sports Golf 1830; LPGA Tour, The CME Group Tour Championship - Sky Sports Golf 2130.

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

CYCLING: Tour of Fuzhou - Eurosport 2 0500.

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

GRIDIRON: NFL, Seattle Seahawks v Green Bay Packers - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Action 0030 (Fri).

QUICK QUIZ answers: 1 Ajax and AZ Alkmaar; 2 Gaoth Dobhair; 3 Jelena Jankovic; 4 Wakefield; 5 Eagles.

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