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On this Day, January 23 1919: One of the most successful managers in English Football League history, Bob Paisley, was born

Bob Paisley (left) won three European Cups during his eight years in charge at Liverpool  

ON THIS DAY

1919: One of the most successful managers in English Football League history, Bob Paisley, was born. He joined Liverpool from Bishop Auckland as a player in 1939 and stayed more than 40 years with the club. He took over from Bill Shankly as manager in 1974 and led the club to six league titles, three European Cups, three League Cups and the Uefa and European Super Cups once each. He died in 1996.

2000: Bradford striker Stan Collymore headed to Spain for talks with Real Oviedo. He was to sign for the club only to walk out several weeks later, stating he had retired.

2004: Louis Saha signed for Manchester United for £12.83million from Fulham, agreeing a five-and-a-half-year deal.

2006: The English Football Association confirmed Sven-Goran Eriksson would leave his position as England manager after that summer's World Cup in Germany.

2009: Hull signed midfielder Jimmy Bullard from Fulham for a then club-record fee of £5million on a four-and-a-half-year contract.

2014: Sandro Rosell resigned as president of Barcelona.

2016: 23 West Indies batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul announced his international retirement after a career which saw him amass over 20,000 runs across all three formats.

2018: Phil Neville was named as the new manager of the England Women's team. The former Manchester United and Everton defender immediately faced criticism for some old tweets featuring sexist jokes.

 

SPORT BIRTHDAYS

Petr Korda (tennis) - Czech who won the Australian Open in 1998, born 1968.

Andrei Kanchelskis (soccer) - former Manchester United, Rangers, Eveton and Russia winger, born 1969.

Scott Gibbs (rugby union/league) - former Wales and Lions centre, who also played rugby league for St Helens, born 1971.

Adam Parore (cricket) - former wicketkeeper who made more than 250 appearances for New Zealand and in 2011 became the first Test cricketer to climb Mount Everest, born 1971.

Marcel Wouda (swimming) - Dutch former world and multi-European champion, born 1972.

Glen Chapple (cricket) - former Lancashire seam bowler who took 985 first-class wickets, born 1974.

Arjen Robben (soccer) - Bayern Munich's former Holland, Real Madrid and Chelsea winger, born 1983.

Dong Fangzhuo (soccer) - former striker who became the first Chinese player to sign for Manchester United when he arrived at Old Trafford in 2004, born 1985.

Steven Taylor (soccer) - former Newcastle defender currently at Wellington Phoenix, born 1986.

Jose Enrique (soccer) - former Newcastle and Liverpool defender, born 1986.

Joe Ledley (soccer) - Derby and Wales midfielder, born 1987.

Martyn Waghorn (soccer) - Derby's former Sunderland, Leicester and Wigan forward, born 1990.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek (soccer) - Chelsea and England midfielder, born 1996.

 

QUICK QUIZ

1 Who were the first Ulster side to feature in an All-Ireland Club IFC final?

2 Who won the Formula One world title in 2007?

3 Who were the first Ulster side to feature in an All-Ireland Club IHC final?

4 Who holds the female marathon world record?

5 Which Swedish club did Nottingham Forest beat to win the European Cup final in 1979?
(See answers below)

 

SPORT ON TV

Today (Wednesday, January 23)

CRICKET: First Test, West Indies v England - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Cricket 1300; First Test, Australia v Sri Lanka - BT Sport 1 0245 (Thu); BBL, Sydney Sixers v Hobart Hurricanes - BT Sport 2 0800.

TENNIS: Australian Open - Eurosport 1 0800, Eurosport 1 0000 (Thu) and 0300 (Thu).

SOCCER: Carabao Cup, Burton v Manchester City - Sky Sports Main Event 1930; Scottish Premiership, Kilmarnock v Rangers - BT Sport 1 1915; A-League, Wellington Phoenix v Sydney FC, Newcastle Jets v Central Coast Mariners and Perth Glory v Adelaide United - BT Sport 1 0630, 0845 and 1100.

GOLF: European Tour, Omega Dubai Desert Classic - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Golf 0400 (Thu).

BASKETBALL: NBA, Philadelphia 76ers v San Antonio Spurs - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports USA 0100 (Thu).

BOWLS: World Championships - BBC Two England 1310, BBC Two Scotland 1530.

Tomorrow (Thursday, January 24)

CRICKET: First Test, West Indies v England - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Cricket 1330; First Test, Australia v Sri Lanka - BT Sport 1 0245 (Fri); BBL, Perth Scorchers v Sydney Thunder - BT Sport 2 1030.

SOCCER: Carabao Cup, Chelsea v Tottenham - Sky Sports Main Event 1930.

TENNIS: Australian Open - Eurosport 1 0515 and 0800, Eurosport 1 0000 (Thu) and 0300 (Thu).

GOLF: European Tour, Omega Dubai Desert Classic - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Golf 0600 and 1130; PGA Tour, Farmers Insurance Open - Sky Sports Golf 1615.

MOTORSPORT: World Rally Championship, Rallye Monte Carlo - BT Sport 1 1830.

BASKETBALL: NBA, Washington Wizards v Golden State Warriors - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports USA 0100 (Fri).

BOWLS: World Championships - BBC Two England 1300.

CYCLING: Six Day Berlin - Eurosport 2 2000.

 

QUICK QUIZ ANSWERS

1 St Michael’s, Donegal (2004); 2 Kimi Raikkonen; 3 St Gall’s, Antrim (2010): 4 Paula Radcliffe; 5 Malmo.

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