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On This Day - Jan 10 1949: Boxing legend George Foreman, beaten by Muhammad Ali in the' Rumble in the Jungle', is born

 A trio of champions, Joe Frazier, George Foreman and Muhammad Ali, in London (1989) to publicise the launch of the video 'Champions Forever',

ON THIS DAY IN SPORT

1920: A new record NHL score was set by the Montreal Canadiens and Toronto St Patricks. The Canadiens won 14-7, and the 21-goal aggregate beat the 19 set three years earlier when the Montreal Wanderers beat the Toronto Arenas 10-9.

1930: New Zealand played their first Test match, taking on England at Christchurch. England, shorn of the services of many first-choice players who were touring the West Indies, nonetheless won by eight wickets.

1985: Ravi Shastri emulated Sir Garry Sobers' feat of 1968 when he hit six sixes in one over, for Bombay off the bowling of Baroda's Tilak Raj.

1991: Manchester United announced they would be following the lead of Tottenham by becoming a public company with their shares quoted on the Stock Exchange.

2006: Manchester United signed Patrice Evra from Monaco on a three-and-a-half-year contract.

2007: Walter Smith resigned as Scotland manager to take over as Rangers boss.

2010: Togo captain Emmanuel Adebayor announced his team would head home from the African Nations Cup in Angola on the advice of the Togolese government following a gun attack on the team bus which claimed the lives of three people.

2017: The FIFA council rubber-stamped plans to expand the World Cup to 48 teams from 2026 onwards.

BIRTHDAYS

George Foreman (boxing) - former world heavyweight champion, beaten by Muhammad Ali in the 'Rumble in the Jungle', born 1949.

Steve Marlet (soccer) - former Fulham and France forward, born 1974.

Ian Poulter (golf) - Ryder Cup winner, born 1976.

Gavin McCann (soccer) - former Sunderland, Aston Villa and Bolton midfielder, born 1978.

Marouane Chamakh (soccer) - Moroccan striker, formerly with Arsenal and Crystal Palace, born 1984.

Cesar Cielo (swimming) - Brazil's 2008 Olympic 50 metres freestyle champion and winner of six individual world championship gold medals, born 1987.

Emmanuel Frimpong (soccer) - former Arsenal midfielder, currently a free agent, born 1992.

Christian Atsu (soccer) - Newcastle midfielder, born 1992.

Mason Mount (soccer) - Chelsea midfielder on loan at Derby, born 1999.

QUICK QUIZ

1. At which club did Rafa Benitez begin his managerial career?

2. Who was the last Australian tennis player to win a grand slam singles tournament?

3. Irish golfer Padraig Harrington's father Paddy was famous for playing which sport?

4. The Walker Cup and Curtis Cup are amateur events in which sport?

5. Where would you find GAA ground Cusak Park?

SPORT ON TV

Today (Thursday, January 10)

CRICKET: International T20, New Zealand v Sri Lanka - Sky Sports Cricket 0555; BBL, Brisbane Heat v Melbourne Renegades - BT Sport 2 0800.

TENNIS: Live Australian Open draw - Eurosport 1 0800; ATP, Sydney International - Eurosport 2 1000 and 0500 (Fri); WTA, Sydney International - BT Sport 1 0300 (Fri).

GOLF: PGA Tour, Sony Open - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Golf 0000 (Fri).

DARTS: BDO World Championships - Eurosport 1 1300 and 1900.

BASKETBALL: NBA, San Antonio Spurs v Oklahoma City Thunder - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports USA 0230 (Fri).

Tomorrow (Friday, January 11)

SOCCER: Championship, Leeds United v Derby County - Sky Sports Main Event 1900; Ligue 1, TBC - BT Sport 1 1945.

CRICKET: International T20, New Zealand v Sri Lanka - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Cricket 0600; Third Test, South Africa v Pakistan - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Cricket 0930; One-day international, Australia v India - BT Sport 1 0200 (Sat); BBL, Adelaide Strikers v Melbourne Stars - BT Sport 2 0745.

TENNIS: WTA, Sydney International - BT Sport 1 0800; Hobart International - Eurosport 2 1000; ATP, Sydney International - Eurosport 2 1000.

RUGBY UNION: Champions Cup, Gloucester v Munster - BT Sport 2 1900.

GOLF: PGA Tour, Sony Open - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Golf 0000 (Sat).

DARTS: BDO World Championships - Eurosport 1 1300 and 1900.

BASKETBALL: NBA, Utah Jazz v Los Angeles Lakers - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports USA 0300 (Sat).

QUICK QUIZ answers: 1. Real Madrid B; 2. Samantha Stosur (2011 US Open); 3. Gaelic football; 4. Golf; 5. Mullingar 

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