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On this Day, November 22 2015: Rory McIlroy took victory in the DP World Tour Championship

Rory McIlroy claimed a third Race to Dubai title in November 2015  

ON THIS DAY 

1917: The National Hockey League was formed in Montreal.

1922: St Albans' Billy Minter scored seven goals in an FA Cup tie against Dulwich, but ended up on the losing side as the match finished 8-7.

1986: Mike Tyson became the youngest world heavyweight boxing champion when he beat Trevor Berbick at the age of 20 years and six months.

2003: Jonny Wilkinson's extra-time drop-goal gave England a dramatic 20-17 win over Australia in the rugby union World Cup final.

2007: Steve McClaren was sacked as England manager after the team failed to qualify for Euro 2008.

2008: New Zealand won the rugby league World Cup final 34-20 against Australia in Brisbane.

2010: The Scottish Football Association drew up contingency plans to deal with a proposed strike by referees, including "sourcing match officials in other countries". The strike went ahead, with officials brought in from Israel, Malta and Luxembourg.

2011: South African Mickey Arthur was appointed as the new Australia coach.

2013: England failed to cope with the pace of Mitchell Johnson as they lost six wickets for nine runs in a hapless collapse which turned the first Ashes Test on its head at the Gabba.

2015: Rory McIlroy took victory in the DP World Tour Championship to claim a third Race to Dubai title in the last four years.

2017: Everton striker Oumar Niasse became the first Premier League player to be hit with a retrospective suspension for diving after being handed a two-match ban by the Football Association.

 

SPORT BIRTHDAYS

Billie Jean King (tennis) - winner of 12 grand slam singles titles, born 1943.

Radomir Antic (soccer) - former Real Madrid, Barcelona and Serbia coach, born 1948.

Frank McAvennie (soccer) - former Scotland, Celtic and West Ham striker, born 1959.

Tony Mowbray (soccer) - ex-Celtic and West Brom manager, now in charge of Blackburn, born 1963.

Boris Becker (tennis) - German who won the first of six grand slam singles titles at the age of 17, born 1967.

Marvan Atapattu (cricket) - former Sri Lanka captain, born 1970.

Yakubu Aiyegbeni (soccer) - Nigerian striker previously with Portsmouth, Middlesbrough, Everton and Blackburn, born 1982.

Asamoah Gyan (soccer) - Former Middlesbrough, Everton and Blackburn striker, born 1985.

James Roby (rugby league) - St Helens and England hooker, born 1985.

Marouane Fellaini (soccer) - Manchester United and Belgium midfielder, born 1987.

Chris Smalling (soccer) - Manchester United and England defender, born 1989.

 

QUICK QUIZ

1. In which county Down town was two-time All-Ireland winner DJ Kane born?

2. How many times have Emmet’s, Cushendun won the Antrim Senior Hurling Championship?

3. Which Finnish driver has recorded the fastest lap in seven of the 20 Formula 1 Grand Prix this season?

4. Which country does Burnley striker Chris Wood represent?

5. In which Australian city is the Gabba?
See answers below

 

SPORT ON TV

Today (Thursday, November 22)

CRICKET: Women's T20 World Cup first semi-final, West Indies v Australia - Sky Sports Cricket 1930; Women's T20 World Cup second semi-final, England v India- Sky Sports Cricket 2330. Third Test, day one, Sri Lanka v England - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sport Cricket 0400 (Fri).

GRIDIRON: NFL, Chicago Bears v Detroit Lions - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Action 1700; Washington Redskins v Dallas Cowboys - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Action 2130; Atlanta Falcons v New Orleans Saints - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Action 0100 (Fri).

CURLING: Men's European Championships, semi-final - Eurosport 1 1700.

GOLF: World Cup of Golf - Sky Sports Golf 0100; European Tour, Hong Kong Open - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Golf 0600; Ladies European Tour, Open de Espana Femenino - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Golf 1400.

HOCKEY: FIH Women's Hockey Champions Trophy, Argentina v Japan - BT Sport 1 0600; China v Australia - BT Sport 1 0800; Great Britain v Holland 1000.

Tomorrow (Friday, November 23)

SOCCER: Championship, Ipswich v West Brom - Sky Sports Main Event 1930; Bundesliga, Bayer Leverkusen v Stuttgart - BT Sport 2 1915; A-League, Western Sydney v Newcastle Jets - BT Sport 2 0845.

CRICKET: Third Test, day one, Sri Lanka v England - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sport Cricket 0415; T20, Australia v India - BT Sport 1 0730;

GOLF: World Cup of Golf - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Golf 0100; European Tour, Hong Kong Open - Sky Sports Golf 0600; Ladies European Tour, Open de Espana Femenino - Sky Sports Golf 1400

BASKETBALL: NBA, Minnesota v Brooklyn - Sky Sports Main Event 1700.

CURLING: Women's European Championships, semi-finals - Eurosport 1 1200

DARTS: PDC Players Championship Finals, first round - ITV4 and eir Sport 1 1245 and 1900.

MOTOR SPORT: Formula 1, Abu Dhabi practice session one - Sky Sports F1 0845, Channel 4 0855, eir Sport 1 0855; Formula 1, Abu Dhabi practice session two - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports F1 1245, Channel 4 1255.

RUGBY UNION: Premiership, Worcester v Harelquins - BT Sport 1 1900; PRO14, Leinster v Ospreys - eir Sport 1 1900; Ebbw Vale v Carmarthen Quins - BBC Two Wales 1900.

WINTER SPORTS: World Cup qualifier - Eurosport 1 1645

 

QUIZ ANSWERS

1. Newry, Once, 2. Seventh 3. Valtteri Bottas 4.New Zealand 5. Brisbane.

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