On this Day - December 5 1975: Ronnie O'Sullivan was born
ON THIS DAY
1863: The first rules of association football were published in Bell's Life.
1908: Sunderland scored eight goals in the last 28 minutes - five of them in the last eight - to run out 9-1 winners in their First Division north-east derby against Newcastle.
1928: England beat Australia by a record 675 runs in the Brisbane Test. The tourists made 521 all out and 324 for eight declared, and Australia's replies totalled 122 and 66.
1931: There were no corner kicks - and no goals - in Newcastle's First Division match against Portsmouth at St James' Park.
1960: Southampton's Derek Reeves became the first man to score five goals in a League Cup match, against Leeds.
2006: Shane Warne took four wickets for 49 runs as England collapsed to 129 all out and lost the second Test against Australia in Adelaide by six wickets.
2008: Honda announced they would pull out of Formula One unless a buyer was found by the end of the month. A management buy-out eventually led to the formation of the Brawn GP team, which won the constructors' and drivers' championships with Jenson Button in 2009.
2009: Amir Khan retained his WBA light-welterweight title with a first-round victory over Dmitriy Salita.
2012: Frankie Dettori was suspended from riding for six months after being found guilty of taking a prohibited substance.
2012: Chelsea became the first Champions League holders to crash out of the competition before Christmas after failing to reach the last 16 despite a 6-1 win over FC Nordsjaelland. The Blues finished third in Group E, although they would later go on to win the Europa League.
2017: Russia were banned from the 2018 Winter Olympics after a doping investigation. The International Olympic Committee announced Russian athletes proven to be innocent of doping offences would be allowed to compete in a neutral capacity.
Lee Chapman (soccer) - former Stoke, Arsenal, Leeds and Sheffield Wednesday striker, born 1959.
'Eddie the Eagle' Edwards (ski jumping) - British Olympian, born 1963.
Carlton Palmer (soccer) - former Leeds, Sheffield Wednesday and England midfielder, born 1965.
Ronnie O'Sullivan (snooker) - five-time world champion, born 1975.
Gareth McAuley (soccer) - West Brom and Northern Ireland defender, born 1979.
Cooper Cronk (rugby league) - Australia and Sydney Roosters half-back, born 1983.
Joanna Rowsell Shand (cycling) - Retired double Olympic gold medallist in the women's team pursuit, born 1988.
Ross Barkley (soccer) - Chelsea and England midfielder, born 1993.
Anthony Martial (soccer) - Manchester United and France forward, born 1995.
1. Which former Blackpool and England player won the first Ballon d'Or in 1956?
2. Name the Dublin player who missed a penalty against Donegal in the 1992 All-Ireland SFC final?
3. Which country won this year's Davis Cup?
4. Who scored Limerick's goal from a penalty in the 1980 All-Ireland SHC final?
5. From which club did Chelsea sign Cesar Azpilicueta in 2012?
(See answers at bottom)
SPORT ON TV
Today (Wednesday, December 5)
GAA: Classic GAA: Kerry v Tyrone from 1986 - eir Sport 1 0730.
SOCCER: Premier League, Manchester United v Arsenal - BT Sport 1 1900; Scottish Premiership, Motherwell v Celtic - BT Sport 2 1915; Ligue 1, Nantes v Marseille and Strasbourg v Paris St Germain - BT Sport ESPN 1800 and 2000.
SNOOKER: UK Championship - BBC Two 1300-1715, Eurosport 1 1300-2200.
CRICKET: Australia v India, first Test - BT Sport 2 2345.
HOCKEY: Men's World Cup, Germany v Holland and Malaysia v Pakistan - BT Sport 1 1100 and 1330.
BASKETBALL: NBA, Toronto Raptors v Philadelphia 76ers - Sky Sports Main Event 0100 (Thurs).
Tomorrow (Thursday, December 6)
GAA: Classic GAA: Derry v Cork from 1993 - eir Sport 1 0730.
GAA: Peak Performance: GAA. An insight into what it takes to excel in the GAA - eir Sport 1 10.30.
GOLF: European Tour Golf, BMW South Africa Open, Day One - Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Golf 1000.
SNOOKER: UK Championship - BBC Two 1300-1445, Eurosport 1 130-2000.
CRICKET: Australia v India, 1st Test - BT Sport 2 0600-0745, 2345.
HOCKEY: Men's World Cup, Spain v New Zealand - BT Sport 1 1100; Men's World Cup, Argentina v France - BT Sport 1 1330.
RUGBY UNION: Varsity Men's Match, Oxford v Cambridge - BBC Two England 1445.
AMERICAN FOOTBALL: NFL, Tennessee Titans v Jacksonville Jaguars - Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Action 0030 (Fri)
Quick Quiz answers: 1. Stanley Matthews; 2. Charlie Redmond; 3. Croatia; 4. Eamonn Cregan; 5. Marseille