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On this day - Feb 9 2009: Champion jockey Tony McCoy records 3,000th jumps winner

On February 9, 2009 Champion jockey Tony McCoy recorded his 3,000th jumps winner aboard Restless D'Artaix at Plumpton

BIRTHDAYS

Bernard Gallacher (golf) - played in eight Ryder Cups and succeeded Tony Jacklin as non-playing European captain, born 1949.

Gordon Strachan (soccer) - former Scotland manager and ex-Aberdeen, Manchester United, Leeds and Scotland midfielder, born 1957.

Sandy Lyle (golf) - Scottish former Open and Masters champion, born 1958.

Dewi Morris (rugby union) - former England and Lions scrum-half, born 1964.

Glenn McGrath (cricket) - former Australia pace bowler who claimed 563 Test wickets, born 1970.

Darren Ferguson (soccer) - Peterborough United manager and son of former Manchester United boss Alex, born 1972.

Jordi Cruyff (soccer) - former Manchester United and Holland forward, born 1974.

Angelos Charisteas (soccer) - former Greece striker who scored the winning goal in the Euro 2004 final, born 1980.

ON THIS DAY

1998: Lawrie McMenemy, out of football since resigning after his second spell as Southampton manager, became the first non-Ulsterman to manage Northern Ireland. Joe Jordan and Pat Jennings were named as his assistants. McMenemy resigned two years later.

2006: Former England manager Ron Greenwood died at the age of 84 after a long illness. Greenwood, who also managed West Ham, was in charge of England at the 1982 World Cup finals.

2009: Champion jockey Tony McCoy recorded his 3,000th jumps winner aboard Restless D'Artaix at Plumpton.

2009: Two Premier League managers left their post as first Tony Adams was sacked as Portsmouth boss, before Luiz Felipe Scolari was dismissed by Chelsea.

2012: The Football Association confirmed Stuart Pearce would take temporary charge of the England team for the friendly against Holland on February 29 following the resignation of Fabio Capello. Roy Hodgson was appointed as Capello's permanent successor in May of that year.

2014: Jenny Jones won Great Britain's first Winter Olympic medal on snow when she finished third in the snowboard slopestyle event in Sochi.

2016: Former Ireland and Lions captain Paul O'Connell announced his retirement from rugby with immediate effect due to injury.

QUICK QUIZ BLITZ

1 Name the football World Cup winners of 1970?

2 The FNB stadium in South Africa is also known by which name?

3 Heather Watson won the mixed doubles at Wimbledon in 2016. Who was her partner?

4 What nationality is NBA player Giannis Antetokounmpo?

5 Jordan Spieth has ended a 13-month wait for a PGA Tour title by winning tournament in 2017?

SPORT ON TV

Today (Saturday, February 9)

SOCCER: Premier League, Fulham v Manchester United - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League 1130, Brighton v Burnley - BT Sport 1 1700.

CRICKET: Third Test, West Indies v England - Sky Sports Cricket 1330 & Sky Sports Main Event 1500; BBL, Adelaide Strikers v Perth Scorchers - BT Sport 2 0345, Sydney Thunder v Hobart Hurricanes. - BT Sport 2 0700.

RUGBY UNION: Six Nations, Scotland v Ireland - BBC One 1315, Italy v Wales - ITV 1645.

RUGBY LEAGUE: Super League, Catalans v Huddersfield - Sky Sports Arena 1700.

TENNIS: FED Cup - BT Sport 2 1200.

SNOOKER: World Grand Prix - ITV 4 1245& 1845.

GOLF: European Tour, ISPS Handa Vic Open - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Golf 0600; PGA Tour, AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am - Sky Sports Golf 1800.

BASKETBALL: NBA, Utah Jazz v San Antonio Spurs - Sky Sports Main Event 2230

HORSE RACING: ITV Racing 1330 - ITV4.

Tomorrow (Sunday, February 10)

SOCCER: Premier League, Tottenham v Leicester - Sky Sports Premier League 1230, Manchester City v Chelsea - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League 1530; Championship, Norwich v Ipswich - Sky Sports Football & Sky Sports Main Event 1130; Bundesliga - Fortuna Dusseldorf v Stuttgart - BT Sport 1 1645; Ligue 1, Montpellier v Monaco - BT Sport/ESPN 1400, Guingamp v Lille - BT Sport/ESPN 1600, Nice v Lyon - BT Sport 1 1945.

CRICKET: Third Test, West Indies v England - Sky Sports Cricket 1330 & Sky Sports Main Event 1900; T20, New Zealand v India - Sky Sports Cricket 0655 & Sky Sports Main Event 0700.

RUGBY UNION: Six Nations, England v France - ITV 1415. Women's Six Nations, England v France - 1230.

SNOOKER: World Grand Prix - ITV 4 1245& 1845.

GOLF: European Tour, ISPS Handa Vic Open - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Golf 0600; PGA Tour, AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am - Sky Sports Golf 1800.

UFC: UFC 234 - BT Sport 2 0300

QUICK QUIZ answers: 1 Brazil; 2. Soccer City; Henri Kontinen; 4. Greek; 5. AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.

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