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On this Day, Apr 16 1995: A fine performance from Damian Cassidy helps Derry past Cavan in the National Football League quarter-finals

Damian Cassidy helped Derry into the semi-finals of the National Football League in April 1995  

ON THIS DAY IN SPORT

1991: Rangers boss Graeme Souness quit Ibrox to become manager of Liverpool. His spell at Anfield, barring an FA Cup final victory over Sunderland, was an unhappy one and he left in 1994.

1993: Manchester City escaped with a suspended punishment of a £50,000 fine and a match to be played behind closed doors after crowd trouble marred their FA Cup home defeat by Tottenham.

1995: A fine performance from Damian Cassidy helps Derry past Cavan in the National Football League quarter-finals. On the same day, Donegal defeated Clare, while Laois beat Monaghan and Kerry dismissed Tyrone at Croke Park.

1997: David Unsworth and Robbie Fowler were sent off as Liverpool saw their Premiership title dreams all but end as they drew 1-1 at Everton.

2004: FIFA fined the Cameroon Football Association £86,000 and docked the Cameroon national team six points from their 2006 World Cup qualifying group as punishment for wearing one-piece kits during the African Nations Cup.

2008: Martin Johnson was appointed England team manager with effect from July 1. Former head coach Brian Ashton was offered the role of national academy head coach.

2009: Ron Dennis stepped down as chief executive of McLaren Racing, ending his 43-year association with Formula One. He returned to the role in 2014.

2010: Veteran midfielder Paul Scholes signed a new one-year contract with Manchester United.

2012: Bolton midfielder Fabrice Muamba was discharged from the London Chest Hospital as he continued to recover from suffering a cardiac arrest on the pitch during Bolton's FA Cup tie with Tottenham at White Hart Lane on March 17. The incident led to Muamba retiring from professional football later that year.

2013: Cardiff earned promotion to the Premier League following a goalless draw at home to Charlton.

2014: Gareth Bale scored Real Madrid's winner against Barcelona as he collected the first major trophy of his career, the Copa del Rey.

2016: Aston Villa were relegated following a 1-0 defeat to Manchester United at Old Trafford. Marcus Rashford's goal condemned Villa to the second tier of English football for the first time in 28 years.

2018: English Football League chairman Shaun Harvey wrote to club bosses to tell them he was "robustly" asking the government to allow safe standing in their grounds.

 

SPORT BIRTHDAYS

Frank Williams (motorracing) - highly successful Formula One team owner, born 1942.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (basketball) - retired centre who holds the NBA record for most career points, born 1947.

Rafael Benitez (soccer) - Newcastle boss, previously Liverpool and Chelsea (interim) manager, born 1960.

Pierre Littbarski (soccer) - former West Germany midfielder who won the 1990 World Cup, born 1960.

Conchita Martinez (tennis) - Spaniard who won Wimbledon women's singles title in 1994, born 1972.

Freddie Ljungberg (soccer) - former Arsenal and Sweden midfielder, born 1977.

Luol Deng (basketball) - Great Britain and Minnesota Timberwolves forward, born 1985.

Paul di Resta (motor racing) - Formula One driver from 2010-2013, born 1986.

Shinji Okazaki - Leicester and Japan forward, born 1986.

Aaron Lennon (soccer) - Burnley winger, previously with Leeds, Tottenham and Everton, born 1987.

 

QUICK QUIZ

1 Who were the last winners of the First Division before it became the Premier League in 1992?

2 Which rugby union side are reigning Heineken Cup champions?

3 In what year did Dunloy win their first Ulster Senior Club Hurling Championship title?

4 Who is the only Scottish club to have played in the Uefa Super Cup?

5 Which darts player has won the previous three Premier League of Darts competitions?

(See quiz answersa at bottom)

SPORT ON TV

Today (Tuesday, April 16)

SOCCER: Champions League, Barcelona v Manchester United - BT Sport 2 1900, Juventus v Ajax - BT Sport 3 1930.

CRICKET: IPL, Kings XI Punjab v Rajasthan Royals - BT Sport 1 1515.

BASKETBALL: NBA play-offs, Oklahoma City Thunder v Portland Trail Blazers - Sky Sports Main Event 0330 (Wed).

BASEBALL: MLB, New York Yankees v Boston Red Sox - BT Sport/ESPN 2330.

RACING: From Newmarket - ITV 4 1330.

Tomorrow (Wednesday, April 17)

FOOTBALL: Champions League, Man City v Tottenham - BT Sport 2 1900, Porto v Liverpool - BT Sport 3 1900; Ligue 1, Nantes v Paris St Germain - BT Sport/ESPN 1800.

CRICKET: One-Day Cup, Kent v Hampshire - Sky Sports Main Event & Sky Sports Cricket 1230; IPL, Sunrisers Hyderabad v Chennai Super Kings - BT Sport 1 1515.

BASEBALL: MLB, Milwaukee Brewers v St Louis Cardinals - BT Sport 1 2000, New York Yankees v Boston Red Sox - BT Sport/ESPN 2330.

HORSE RACING: Newmarket - ITV 4 1330.

 

 

QUIZ ANSWERS 

1 Leeds; 2 Leinster; 3 1990; 4 Aberdeen; 5 Michael Van Gerwen

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