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On This Day - December 12, 2010: Crossmaglen claim Ulster title with win over Naomh Conaill

Jamie Clarke grabbed Crossmaglen's first-half goal 

BIRTHDAYS

Emerson Fittipaldi (motor racing) - Brazilian who was Formula One world champion in 1972 and 1974, born 1946.

Tracy Austin (tennis) - American who became the youngest US Open winner ever in 1979, born 1962.

Will Carling (rugby union) - former England captain, born 1965.

Wilson Kipketer (athletics) - Kenya-born former 800m world-record holder who represented Denmark, born 1972

Michael Di Venuto (cricket) - former Australia ODI batsman who is currently Surrey head coach, born 1974

Nolberto Solano (soccer) - former Newcastle and Peru midfielder, born 1974.

Dean Macey (athletics/bobsleigh) - 2006 Commonwealth Games decathlon champion who switched to bobsleigh after retiring from track and field, born 1977.

Yuvraj Singh (cricket) - Indian all-rounder, born 1981.

Stephen Warnock (soccer) - former Liverpool, Aston Villa and England defender, born 1981.

Daniel Agger (soccer) - former Liverpool and Denmark defender, born 1984.

Victor Moses (soccer) - Chelsea and Nigeria forward, born 1990.

ON THIS DAY

1912: American boxer Henry Armstrong was born. He was the only man to simultaneously hold three world titles when he won the feather, light and welterweight titles, although this reign only lasted for one month in 1938.

2002: Leeds midfielder Lee Bowyer was caught stamping on the head of a Malaga player during the UEFA Cup match between the teams. He was subsequently banned for six European matches.

2007: The draws for the 2008 Sigerson Cup were made, a competition that would be won by UUJ.

2008: The inaugural Champions League Twenty20 was cancelled due to terrorist attacks in Mumbai.

2009: Tiger Woods announced he was taking an "indefinite break" from golf to try to save his marriage in the wake of a series of shocking revelations about his private life.

2010: Crossmaglen claimed the Ulster title with a 2-9 to 0-10 win over Naomh Conaill, Jamie Clarke and Oisin McConville with the goals.

2011: England's World Cup-winning fly-half Jonny Wilkinson retired from international rugby. Wilkinson, whose drop-goal secured victory against Australia in the final of the 2003 World Cup, won 91 caps for his country as well as making six Test appearances for the British and Irish Lions.

2014: Sam Burgess made his full rugby union debut for Bath. Burgess went on to be a part of England's 2015 World Cup squad, but after a dismal tournament for the hosts he faced widespread criticism and returned to rugby league with South Sydney Rabbitohs.

2015: Anthony Joshua beat Dillian Whyte by a knockout to win the British heavyweight title at London's O2 Arena.

2016: Cristiano Ronaldo crowned a memorable year by being named the world's best player for a fourth time when he won the 2016 Ballon d'Or.

2017: Tyson Fury was cleared to fight again immediately after receiving a two-year ban from boxing which was backdated to December 2015.

QUICK QUIZ BLITZ

1. Benik Afobe started his career at which Premier League club?

2. Anthony Doherty represents which Down club?

3. Which two players were singles champions at the 2018 French Open?

4. How many Olympic gold medals has Sir Chris Hoy won?

5. Who is the manager of newly crowned Leinster champions Mullinalaghta?

SPORT ON TV

Today (Wednesday, December 12)

SOCCER: Champions League, Real Madrid v CSKA Moscow - BT Sport 1 1730, Viktoria Plzen v Roma - BT Sport/ESPN 1745, Manchester City v Hoffenheim - BT Sport 2 1900, Young Boys v Juventus - BT Sport/ESPN 2000.

GOLF: European Tour, Alfred Dunhill Championship Par Three Challenge - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Golf 1100.

SNOOKER: Scottish Open - Eurosport 1 1245 & 1845.

BASKETBALL: NBA, New Orleans Pelicans v Oklahoma City Thunder - Sky Sports Main Event 0100 (Thu).

HOCKEY: FIH Hockey World Cup - BT Sport 1 1045.

Tomorrow (Thursday, December 13)

SOCCER: Europa League, Vidi v Chelsea - BT Sport 2 1715, Villarreal v Spartak Moscow - BT Sport/ESPN 1745, Arsenal v Qarabag - BT Sport 2 2000, RB Leipzig v Rosenborg - BT Sport/ESPN 2000.

CRICKET: Australia v India 2nd Test - BT Sport 1 0200 (Fri).

DARTS: PDC World Darts Championship - Sky Sports Main Event 1900.

GOLF: European Tour, Indonesian Masters - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Golf 0700; Alfred Dunhill Championship - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Golf 1030.

AMERICAN FOOTBALL: NFL, Kansas City Chiefs v Los Angeles Chargers - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Action 0030 (Fri).

SNOOKER: Scottish Open - Eurosport 1 1245 & 1845.

HOCKEY: FIH Hockey World Cup - BT Sport 1 1045.

TABLE TENNIS: ITTF World Tour finals - Eurosport 1 1000.

Answers: 1. Arsenal; 2. RGU Downpatrick; 3. Rafael Nadal and Simona Halep; 4. Six; 5. Mickey Graham

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