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On This Day - Jan 29 2003: Manchester City agree £6million fee for Leeds striker Robbie Fowler

Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler

BIRTHDAYS

Jody Scheckter (motor racing) - South African who won the Formula One drivers' title in 1979, born 1950.

Andy Roberts (cricket) - former West Indies fast bowler, born 1951.

Sean Kerly (hockey) - mainstay of Great Britain's 1988 Olympic gold medal-winning squad, born 1960.

Greg Louganis (diving) - American who won a record four Olympic and five world gold medals, born 1960.

Romario (soccer) - former Brazil striker and 1994 World Cup winner, now a politician, born 1966.

Peter Lovenkrands (soccer) - former Rangers, Newcastle and Denmark forward, born 1980.

Ivan Klasnic (soccer) - former Bolton and Croatia striker, born 1980.

Natalie du Toit (swimming) - South Africa's gold-medal winning Paralympian, now retired, born 1984.

ON THIS DAY 

1978: The Arrows Formula One team made their grand prix debut, with Riccardo Patrese finishing 10th in Brazil. After 25 years in the sport, and no wins to their name, financial problems forced Arrows into liquidation and out of Formula One at the end of the 2002 season.

2003: Manchester City agreed a £6million fee with Leeds for striker Robbie Fowler, who later moved on to become a Liverpool legend.

2004: The chairmen of the 20 Premier League clubs voted to bring in a nine-point deduction for any top-flight club entering administration.

2005: Serena Williams won the women's singles title at the Australian Open with a 2-6 6-3 6-0 win over Lindsay Davenport.

2006: Roger Federer won the Australian Open men's singles title, beating Marcos Baghdatis 5-7 7-5 6-0 6-2.

2007: Alex McLeish was appointed as Scotland's new head coach, replacing Walter Smith.

2008: Leeds confirmed Gary McAllister as their new manager after Dennis Wise left to join Newcastle as their executive director of football.

2010: John Terry was named as the footballer behind a gagging injunction involving his private life following a High Court hearing. The Chelsea defender was reported to have had an affair with the ex-girlfriend of former Blues team-mate Wayne Bridge, and was subsequently stripped of the England captaincy.

2014: England Women retained the Ashes with a nine-wicket win in their first Twenty20 international against Australia.

2016: Former Manchester United captain Nemanja Vidic announced his retirement from football.

2017: Roger Federer clinched his 18th grand slam title - and first in nearly five years - by winning a five-set thriller against Rafael Nadal to become Australian Open champion.

SPORT ON TV 

Today (Tuesday, January 29)

SOCCER: Premier League, Newcastle v Manchester City - BT Sport 1 1930; Coppa Italia quarter-final, AC Milan v Napoli - BT Sport 2 1930; Coupe de la Ligue semi-final, Guingamp v Monaco - BT Sport/ESPN 2000.

CRICKET: BBL, Sydney Sixers v Adelaide Strikers - BT Sport 2 0800.

TENNIS: WTA, Thailand Open - BT Sport 1 0800.

Tomorrow (Wednesday, January 30)

SOCCER: Premier League, Liverpool v Leicester - BT Sport 1 1930; Coupe de la Ligue semi-final, Strasbourg v Bordeaux - BT Sport/ESPN 2000.

CRICKET: One-day international, South Africa v Pakistan - Sky Sports Cricket 1055, Sky Sports Main Event 1100; One-day international, New Zealand v India - Sky Sports Cricket 0155 (Thur), Sky Sports Main Event 0330 (Thur); BBL, Melbourne Renegades v Sydney Thunder - BT Sport 2 0800.

TENNIS: WTA, St Petersburg Ladies Trophy - BT Sport 1 1000.

GOLF: PGA Tour, Waste Management Phoenix Open - Sky Sports Golf 2000.

SNOOKER: German Masters - Eurosport 1 1245 and 1845.

BASKETBALL: NBA, Washington Wizards v Indiana Pacers - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports USA 0100 (Thur).

QUICK QUIZ

1 David Beckham had a loan spell away from Manchester United at which Football League club?

2 At which event did Serena Williams win the first of her 23 grand slam singles titles?

3 When was the last time England won a Test series in the West Indies?

4 Who won the 2018 Grand National?

5 Which two US franchises play their home games at Madison Square Garden in Manhattan?

QUICK QUIZ answers: 1. Preston; 2. 1999 US Open; 3. 2004; 4. Tiger Roll; 5. New York Knicks & New York Rangers.

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