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On This Day - Nov 17 1988: Tipperary senior hurling star John O'Keeffe is born

Liam Ryan Dublin contests a dropping ball with Tipperary players (from left) Michael Cahill, Conor O'Mahony and John O'Keeffe as team-mate Paudie Maher watches on during the 2011 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship semi-final at Croke Park, Dublin. Picture by Barry Cregg / SPORTSFILE 

BIRTHDAYS

Terry Fenwick (soccer) - former Tottenham, QPR and England defender, born 1959.

Yusuf Pathan (cricket) - India one-day and Twenty20 all-rounder, born 1982.

Ryan Braun (baseball) - Milwaukee Brewers' six-time All Star left fielder, born 1983.

Nani (soccer) - Portugal winger for Sporting Lisbon, formerly of Manchester United, born 1986.

Greg Rutherford (long jump) - Retired long jumper who won Olympic, European and Commonwealth titles, born 1986.

Gemma Spofforth (swimming) - former world 100 metres backstroke champion and world record holder, born 1987.

John O'Keeffe (gaelic games): played for the Tipperary senior hurling team. The Clonoulty-Rossmore clubman made his first appearance for the team during the 2011 National League, and during a great career lifted an All-Ireland winners medal in 2016, born 1988.

Craig Noone (soccer) - Bolton winger, born 1987.

ON THIS DAY 

1951: Australian Lionel Cooper set a new British rugby league record of 10 tries in one match, for Huddersfield against Keighley.

1991: Pete Sampras chalked up his second consecutive ATP Championship title by beating his fellow American Jim Courier in Frankfurt.

2001: Sale fly-half Charlie Hodgson came within one point of equalling the world record points tally in an international match when he scored 44 for England in the 134-0 win over Romania at Twickenham.

2005: New Zealand won the right to host the 2011 Rugby World Cup finals.

2006: Hungarian football great Ferenc Puskas died aged 79.

2013: Former WBA heavyweight champion David Haye revealed he had been advised to retire following shoulder surgery.

2015: England fans joined their French counterparts in a rousing rendition of La Marseillaise before a friendly match at Wembley. England won the match 2-0.

2016: FIFA opened disciplinary proceedings against the FA and Scottish Football Association for the wearing of poppies during their World Cup qualifier.

2017: Andy Murray announced he had split from coach Ivan Lendl for a second time.

QUICK QUIZ

1. What was Alan Shearer and Chris Sutton's striker partnership at Blackburn Rovers known as?

2. Which Ulster side beat Nemo Rangers to win the All-Ireland Senior Football Club Championship title in 2002?

3. How old was tennis player Ken Rosewall when he won the 1972 Australian Open?

4. Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge set a new marathon world record with a time of two hours, one minute and 39 seconds in Berlin this year. Who held the record before him with a time of two hours, two minutes and 57 seconds?

5. American football team the Broncos are based in which US city?

(See quiz answers at bottom)

SPORT ON TV 

Today (Saturday, November 17)

SOCCER: UEFA Nations League, Albania v Scotland - Sky Sports Main Event 1930; League One, Fleetwood v Walsall - Sky Sports Main Event 1200; National League, Braintree v Solihull Moors - BT Sport 1 1215.

CRICKET: Second Test, Sri Lanka v England - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Cricket 0415; T20, Australia v South Africa - BT Sport 1 0800; Women's ICC World T20, India v Australia - Sky Sports Cricket 1430, Sky Sports Main Event 1630; New Zealand v Ireland - Sky Sports Cricket 1930, Sky Sports Main Event 2230.

RUGBY UNION: International, Wales v Tonga - BBC One 1400, S4C 1400; England v Japan - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Action 1430; Scotland v South Africa - BBC Two England 1700, BT Sport 2 1700; Ireland v New Zealand - Channel 4 1810.

TENNIS: ATP World Tour Finals - BBC Two England 1400.

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

MOTOR RACING: World Rally Championship, Australia - BT Sport 2 2130, BT Sport 1 0200 (Sun).

MOTORCYCLING: MotoGP Valencia, third free practice session - BT Sport 2 8000; Qualifying - BT Sport 2 1100.

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

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

HORSE RACING: Live from Cheltenham - ITV 1330.

Tomorrow (Sunday, November 18)

SOCCER: UEFA Nations League, England v Croatia - Sky Sports Main Event 1300; Northern Ireland v Austria - Sky Sports Main Event 1630; National League, Hartlepool v Barnet - BT Sport 2 1615.

CRICKET: Second Test, Sri Lanka v England - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Cricket 0415; Women's ICC World T20, West Indies v England - Sky Sports Cricket 1930; South Africa v Bangladesh - Sky Sports Cricket 2330.

RUGBY UNION: Gallagher Premiership, Bristol v Exeter - BT Sport 1 1430.

TENNIS: ATP World Tour Finals - BBC Two England 1800.

GOLF: European Tour, DP World Tour Championship - Sky Sports Golf 0630; PGA Tour, RSM Classic - Sky Sports Golf 1800; LPGA Tour, CME Group Tour Championship - Sky Sports Golf 2100.

MOTORCYCLING: MotoGP Valencia - BT Sport 2 1230.

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

DARTS: Day nine of the 2018 World Grand Slam of Darts - Sky Sports Action 1300, Sky Sports Main Event 1930.

GRIDIRON: NFL, Indianapolis Colts v Tennessee Titans - Sky Sports Action 1700; New Orleans Saints v Philadelphia Eagles - Sky Sports Action 2100, Sky Sports Main Event 2130; Jacksonville Jaguars v Pittsburgh Steelers - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Action 0110 (Mon).

HOCKEY: Australia v Great Britain - BT Sport 1 0600;

HORSE RACING: Live from Cheltenham - ITV4 1330.

QUICK QUIZ answers: 1. SAS; 2. Ballinderry Shamrocks; 3. 37 years and 63 days; 4 Dennis Kimetto; 5. Denver.

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