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On This Day - December 15, 2005: Roy Keane signs for Celtic

Roy Keane moved to Celtic, ending his long association with Manchester United  

ON THIS DAY

1933: The first Test match played in India began. The home side's opponents, England, won the match by nine wickets and went on to win the series. Remarkably, England did not win another series in India until the 1976-77 tour.

1962: Gary Mason, who went on to become British heavyweight boxing champion, was born. He won the British title in 1989, but was killed in a cycling accident in south London on January 6, 2011.

1982: England beat Luxembourg 9-0 in a European Championship qualifier, at the time a record score in the tournament.

2005: Celtic completed the signing of Roy Keane, who had been released from his Manchester United contract.

2007: Down hurling goalkeeper Graham Clarke and Derry's Michael Conway were on the 2007 Christy Ring Cup Champion 15.

2008: Sachin Tendulkar hit an emotional 41st Test hundred as India recorded the fourth-highest chase in Test history to defeat England in Chennai, less than three weeks after the Mumbai attacks halted the tour.

2009: Jenny Greenan (Monaghan) was named on the ladies Team of the Decade.

2013: Tottenham were beaten 5-0 by Liverpool in what proved to be Andre Villas-Boas' last stand as manager.

2014: Ally McCoist resigned as Rangers manager and entered a 12-month notice period on the same day the club and Mike Ashley were accused of breaching several Scottish Football Association rules relating to the shareholder's dual interest in the Light Blues and Newcastle.

2015: World number three Rory McIlroy's domination of the European Tour Golfer of the Year Award continued with a third triumph in four seasons.

BIRTHDAYS

Frankie Dettori (racing) - champion jockey on three occasions, born 1970.

Carl Hooper (cricket) - former West Indies captain, who also played for Kent and Lancashire, born 1966.

Joe Jordan (soccer) - former Scotland striker, born 1951.

Roman Pavlyuchenko (soccer) - former Tottenham striker, born 1981.

Delon Armitage (rugby union) - Lyon's former England full-back, born 1983.

Martin Skrtel (soccer) - Fenerbahce and Slovakia defender, formerly of Liverpool, born 1984.

Steven Nzonzi (soccer) - Roma's French midfielder, formerly of Blackburn and Stoke, born 1988.

Tony Kelly (Gaelic games) – Clare attacker and 2013 Hurler of the Year.

QUICK QUIZ

1. Moussa Sissoko joined Tottenham in 2016 from which club?

2. Who won the US Masters in 1986 for a record sixth time?

3. Who is the new manager of Maghery?

4, Which tennis player won the women's singles at this year's Australian Open?

5. Who manages Ulster University hurlers?

(See quiz answers at bottom)

SPORT ON TV

Today (Saturday, December 15)

SOCCER: Premier League, Manchester City v Everton - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League 1230, Fulham v West Ham - BT Sport 1 1700; EFL, Bristol City v Norwich - Sky Sports Main Event - 1715.

GOLF: European Tour, Indonesian Masters - Sky Sports Golf 0500.

DARTS: World Darts Championship - Sky Sports Main Event 1500 & 1930.

RUGBY UNION: Heineken Cup, Cardiff Blues v Saracens - Channel 4 1230, Glasgow Warriors v Lyon - BT Sport 2 1230, Toulouse v Wasps - BT Sport 2 1500, Leinster v Bath - BT Sport 2 1715.

CRICKET: Test Cricket, New Zealand v Sri Lanka - Sky Sports Cricket 0955, Australia v India - BT Sport 1 0200 (Sun).

HORSE RACING: Meeting from Cheltenham - ITV4 1330.

SNOOKER: Scottish Open - Eurosport 1 1245 & 1845.

TABLE TENNIS: ITTF World Tour finals - Eurosport 2 0715.

BOXING: Fight Night Live, Daniel Dubois v Razvan Cojanu - BT Sport 1 2100; Fight Night International, Rocky Fielding v Saul Alvarez - Sky Sports Main Event 0200 (Sun).

AMERICAN FOOTBALL: NFL, New York Jets v Houston Texans - Sky Sports Action 2130, Denver Broncos v Cleveland Browns - Sky Sports Main Event & Sky Sports Action 0100 (Sun).

UFC: Kevin Lee v Al Iaquinta - BT Sport 2 0100 (Sun).

HOCKEY: FIH World Cup - BT Sport/ESPN 1000

Tomorrow (Sunday, December 16)

SOCCER: Premier League, Southampton v Arsenal - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League 1230, Liverpool v Manchester United - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League 1530; Ligue 1, Lyon v Monaco - BT Sport/ESPN 1200, Nimes v Lille - BT Sport/ESPN 1400, Guingamp v Rennes - BT Sport/ESPN 1600, Marseille v Bordeaux - BT Sport 1 1945; Bundesliga, RB Leipzig v Mainz - BT Sport 1 1415, Eintracht Frankfurt v Bayer Leverkusen - BT Sport 1 1645.

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

RUGBY UNION: Heineken Cup, Leicester v Racing 92 - BT Sport 2 1230, Newcastle v Edinburgh - BT Sport 2 1500.

CYCLING: Track World Cup - BBC Two 1430.

GOLF: European Tour, Indonesian Masters - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Golf 0600; Alfred Dunhill Championship - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Golf 0930.

CRICKET: Test Cricket, New Zealand v Sri Lanka - Sky Sports Cricket 0955, Australia v India - BT Sport 1 0200 (Sun).

AMERICAN FOOTBALL: NFL, Live matches TBA - Sky Sports Action 1700 & 2100, Sky Sports Main Event 2300, Los Angeles Rams v Philadelphia Eagles - Sky Sports Main Event & Sky Sports Action.

SNOOKER: Scottish Open - Eurosport 1 1245 & 1845.

QUICK QUIZ answers: 1. Newcastle; 2. Jack Nicklaus; 3. Finnian Moriarty; 4. Caroline Wozniacki; 5. Simon Doherty.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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