On This Day - Nov 30 2014: Tyson Fury becomes new European and British heavyweight boxing champion

Tyson Fury (right) in action against Dereck Chisora 


1872: England and Scotland played the first ever football international. The game at Hamilton Crescent, Glasgow, finished 0-0.

1956: Floyd Patterson became the then youngest world heavyweight boxing champion when, at the age of 21, he beat Archie Moore.

1991: United States defeated Norway 2-1 to win football's first women's World Cup, in China.

2004: Four-time Olympic gold medallist Matthew Pinsent announced his retirement from rowing three months after his final triumph in Athens in the coxless fours.

2012: Andrew Flintoff won his professional boxing debut after seeing off American Richard Dawson on points in a heavyweight bout at the Manchester Arena.

2014: Tyson Fury beat Dereck Chisora by 10th-round stoppage to become the new European and British heavyweight champion in a one-sided contest at London's ExCel Arena.

2016: Gareth Southgate was appointed England manager on four-year deal.


George Graham (soccer) - former Arsenal, Leeds and Tottenham manager, born 1944.

Andy Gray (soccer) - former Aston Villa, Wolves and Scotland striker, born 1955.

Gary Lineker (soccer) - former England forward with 48 international goals, now a sports presenter, born 1960.

Phil Babb (soccer) - former Republic of Ireland and Liverpool defender, born 1970.

Abel Xavier (soccer) - former Liverpool, Everton and Middlesbrough defender from Portugal, born 1972.

Josh Lewsey (rugby union) - Ex-Wasps and England full-back/wing, born 1976.

Alan Hutton (soccer) - Aston Villa and former Scotland defender, born 1984.

Nigel de Jong (soccer) - former Manchester City midfielder, currently playing for Al Ahli, born 1984.

Max Gradel (soccer) - Former Bournemouth midfielder now at Toulouse, born 1987.

Ryan Bowman (soccer) - Motherwell striker, born 1991.


1. How old is Tyson Fury?

2. Who said: "There is not a person I would put one inch above Bobby Robson"?

3. Jade Dragon Snow Mountain Golf Club in China holds what record?

4. Where did Napoli finish in the Serie A in 2017/18?

5. In what decade did Lottie Dod win her first Wimbledon singles title aged 15?

(See quiz answers at bottom)


Friday, November 30

SOCCER: Premier League, Cardiff v Wolves - Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League 1930; FA Cup, Solihull Moors v Blackpool - BBC Two 1930; Bundesliga, Fortuna Dusseldorf v Mainz - BT Sport 2 1915.

RUGBY UNION: Premiership, Harlequins v Exeter - BT Sport 1 1900; PRO14, Munster v Edinburgh - eir Sport 1 1900; HSBC Sevens World Series, Dubai Sevens - Sky Sports Main Event 0520.

GOLF: European Tour, AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open - Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Golf 0830; PGA Tour, World Hero Challenge - Sky Sports Golf 1830.

HORSE RACING: Live from Newbury - ITV 1330.

BOXING: WBC Silver Cruiserweight, Fabio Turchi v Tony Conquest - Sky Sports Action 2000.

CYCLING: Track Cycling World Cup, day one - Eurosport 2 1730.

HOCKEY: Men's World Cup, Australia v Ireland - BT Sport 1 1115; England v China - BT Sport 1 1330.

BASKETBALL: NBA, San Antonio Spurs v Houston Rockets - Sky Sports Main Event 0100 (Sat).

MARTIAL ARTS: UFC Ultimate Fighter preliminaries - BT Sport 2 0100 (Sat); UFC Ultimate Fighter Finale - BT Sport 2 0300.

Saturday, December 1

SOCCER: Premier League, Southampton v Manchester United - BT Sport 1 1700; Bundesliga, Hoffenheim v Schalke 04 - BT Sport 2 1715; Championship, Sheffield United v Leeds United - Sky Sports Main Event 1200; Middlesbrough v Aston Villa - Sky Sports Main Event 1715; FA Cup, FC Halifax v AFC Wimbledon - BT Sports 1 1215; Wrexham v Newport - BT Sport 1 1945.

RUGBY UNION: Premiership, Saracens v Wasps - BT Sport 2 1430; PRO14, Cheetahs v Connacht - eir Sport 1 1430; Dragons v Leinster - eir Sport 1 1715; Glasgow v Scarlets - S4C 1700; Barbarians v Argentina - BBC Two 1400; HSBC Sevens World Series, Dubai Sevens - Sky Sports Main Event 0600 and 1500.

GOLF: AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open - Sky Sports Golf 0730; PGA Tour, Hero World Challenge - Sky Sports Golf 1700 and Sky Sport Main Event 2000.

SNOOKER: UK Championship, day four - Eurosport 1 1300, BBC One 1315 and BBC Two 1630.

HORSE RACING: Live from Newbury - ITV 1330.

BASKETBALL: NBA, New York Knicks v Milwaukee Bucks - Sky Sports Main Event 2200.

MARTIAL ARTS: UFC - BT Sport 2 0600.

QUICK QUIZ answers: 1 30; 2 Sir Alex Ferguson; 3 Longest course (8,548 yards, par 72); 4 Second; 1880s


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