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On This Day - Feb 23, 2014: Rogers grabs two goals as Derry destroy Westmeath

Derry's Brendan Rogers top scored at Cusack Park 

BIRTHDAYS

Satoru Nakajima (motor racing) - former Formula One driver for Lotus and Tyrrell, born 1953.

Helena Sukova (tennis) - Czech doubles specialist who won 14 grand slam titles, born 1965.

Warren Hegg (cricket) - former Lancashire wicketkeeper, born 1968.

Brian Tinnion (soccer) - former Bristol City player-manager, born 1968.

Michael Campbell (golf) - New Zealand's 2005 US Open winner, born 1969.

Joe-Max Moore (soccer) - former Everton and United States striker, born 1971.

Herschelle Gibbs (cricket) - big-hitting former South Africa batsman, born 1974.

Rhys Williams (rugby union) - former Cardiff Blues and Wales back, born 1980.

Mirco Bergamasco (rugby union) - Italy centre, born 1983.

Paul Morris (Gaelic games) – current Wexford hurler, born 1990.

Mido (soccer) - former Tottenham, Middlesbrough and Egypt striker, born 1983.

Casemiro (soccer) - Real Madrid and Brazil defender, born 1992.

ON THIS DAY

1874: Major Walter Clopton Wingfield patented his game of 'Sphairistike', which later became known as lawn tennis. He had demonstrated the new game to friends on the lawn of a house at Nantclwyd, Wales, during a Christmas party two months earlier.

1979: Pakistan wicketkeeper Wasim Bari caught seven New Zealand batsmen during the Auckland Test - a record which England's Bob Taylor equalled a year later.

2001: Sprinter John Skeete was withdrawn from the Great Britain and Northern Ireland team for the IAAF World Indoor Championships in Lisbon after testing positive for the banned substance stanozolol. He took the substance innocently, but was later suspended for two years by the IAAF.

2003: Canada opener John Davison hit what was then the fastest hundred in World Cup history against the West Indies in Pretoria, bringing up three figures off just 67 balls.

2005: Olympic silver medallist Amir Khan withdrew from the Amateur Boxing Association after a row over ticket allocation.

2008: Cork left Casement Park with a comfortable 1-24 to 1-7 win.

2009: British tennis star Anne Keothavong broke into the world's top 50 for the first time. The 25-year-old moved from 52nd to 48th place, becoming the first British woman since Jo Durie in 1993 to feature in the top 50.

2010: Australia fast bowler Brett Lee announced his retirement from Test cricket.

2014: Brendan Rogers found the net twice as Derry defeated the Westmeath hurlers 3-11 to 0-8 at Cusack Park.

2017: Wayne Rooney announced he would remain at Manchester United until the end of the season amid speculation he was planning a move to China. His transfer to Everton was announced that July.

2018: Out-going Ard Stiúrthóir of the GAA Páraic Duffy was recognised for his work at day one of the association’s annual Congress.

QUICK QUIZ BLITZ

1 The Ebony Shoe is awarded annually to the best African player, or player of African origin, in which European league?

2 Which county is hosting this year’s GAA Congress?

3 Which world-famous horse race is held at Churchill Downs?

4 What was the last major Tiger Woods won?

5 Aged 17, who made his Chelsea debut against Bournemouth in January 2018?

6 Which NFL team made it to four consecutive Super Bowls in the 1990s and lost them all?

7 Which Mayo defender is set to make his 150th appearance against Dublin this weekend?

(See quiz answers at bottom)

SPORT ON TV

Today (Saturday, February 23)

GAELIC GAMES: Ladies’ NFL, Dublin v Mayo – eir Sport 1 1700; NFL, Dublin v Mayo – eir Sport 1 1900; NFL, Tyrone v Mayo – eir Sport 2 1900.

SOCCER: Premier League, Burnley v Tottenham - Sky Sports Main Event 1130, Sky Sports Premier League 1130, Leicester v Crystal Palace - BT Sport 1 1700; Championship, West Brom v Sheffield United - Sky Sports Main Event 1715; Women's Super League Continental Cup, Arsenal v Manchester City - BT Sport 1 1200; A-League, Melbourne Victory v Melbourne City - BT Sport 1 0845.

CRICKET: Test, South Africa v Sri Lanka - Sky Sports Cricket 0755, Sky Sports Main Event 0800.

RUGBY UNION: Six Nations, France v Scotland - BBC One 1345, Wales v England - S4C 1600, BBC One 1615; PRO14, Benetton v Dragons - S4C 1245, eir Sport 1 1255; Super Rugby, Crusaders v Hurricanes - Sky Sports Action 0630, Brumbies v Chiefs - Sky Sports Action 0840, Sharks v Blues - Sky Sports Action 1300, Stormers v Lions - Sky Sports Main Event 1515.

RUGBY LEAGUE: Super League, London Broncos v Castleford - Sky Sports Arena 1700.

GOLF: PGA Tour, WGC-Mexico Championship - Sky Sports Golf 1700, Sky Sports Main Event 2000.

TENNIS: WTA, Dubai Tennis Championships - BT Sport 2 1500, Hungarian Open - BT Sport/ESPN 1600.

SNOOKER: Shoot Out - Eurosport 1 1245 and 1845.

HOCKEY: China v Great Britain - BT Sport 2 0600 (Sun).

HORSE RACING: Live from Kempton - ITV4 1330.

BOXING: The Big Fight Live - ITV4 1800; Fight Night Live including Anthony Yarde v Travis Reeves - BT Sport 1 2000.

MMA: Bellator - Sky Sports Action 2100.

BASKETBALL: NBA, Philadelphia 76ers v Portland Trailblazers - Sky Sports Action 1800.

Tomorrow (Sunday, February 24)

GAELIC GAMES: NHL, Tipperary v Kilkenny – TG4 1400; NHL, Clare v Wexford (deferred) – TG4 1545; NFL, Galway v Kerry (deferred) – TG4 1715.

SOCCER: Premier League, Manchester United v Liverpool - Sky Sports Main Event 1300, Sky Sports Premier League 1300; Carabao Cup final, Manchester City v Chelsea - Sky Sports Main Event 1600; Ladbrokes Premiership, Hamilton v Rangers - BT Sport 1 1145; Ligue 1, Nantes v Bordeaux - BT Sport/ESPN 1400, Rennes v Marseille - BT Sport/ESPN 1600, Monaco v Lyon - BT Sport 1 1945; Bundesliga, Borussia Dortmund v Bayer Leverkusen - BT Sport 1 1645; A-League, Newcastle Jets v Adelaide United - BT Sport 1 0600, Western Sydney Wanderers v Perth Glory - BT Sport 1 0800.

CRICKET: Test, South Africa v Sri Lanka - Sky Sports Cricket 0755, Sky Sports Main Event 0800.

RUGBY UNION: Six Nations, Italy v Ireland - ITV 1415; Gallagher Premiership, Worcester v Leicester - BT Sport 2 1230; PRO14, Scarlets v Cheetahs - eir Sport 1 1255; Top 14, Lyon v Clermont Auvergne - Sky Sports Action 1545.

RUGBY LEAGUE: Championship, Leigh v Toronto - Sky Sports Arena 1500.

GOLF: PGA Tour, WGC-Mexico Championship - Sky Sports Golf 1700, Sky Sports Main Event 1900.

TENNIS: WTA, Hungarian Open - BT Sport 2 1600.

SNOOKER: Shoot Out - Eurosport 1 1245 and 1845.

BASKETBALL: NBA, Orlando Magic v Toronto Raptors - Sky Sports Action 1800.

QUICK QUIZ answers: 1 Belgian Pro League; 2 Wexford; 3 Kentucky Derby; 4 US Open in 2008; 5 Callum Hudson-Odoi; 6 Buffalo Bills; 7 Keith Higgins

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