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On This Day - April 24, 2011: Donegal earn first silverware of the Jim McGuinness era

Jim McGuinness and Frank McGlynn celebrate at Croke Park

BIRTHDAYS

Tommy Docherty (soccer) - Former Manchester United manager, born 1928.

Stuart Pearce (soccer) - Former Nottingham Forest and England defender, who also managed Forest and England Under-21s, born 1962.

Damien Fleming (cricket) - Former Australia pace bowler, born 1970.

Kumar Dharmasena (cricket) - Former Sri Lanka spinner who umpired the 2015 Cricket World Cup final, born 1971.

Lee Westwood (golf) - European Ryder Cup player, born 1973.

Sachin Tendulkar (cricket) - Record-breaking India batsman and former captain, born 1973.

Keith Senior (rugby league) - Former Leeds and Great Britain centre, born 1976.

Steve Finnan (soccer) - Former Fulham, Liverpool and Republic of Ireland defender, born 1976.

Jan Vertonghen (soccer) - Tottenham and Belgium defender, born 1987.

Laura Kenny (cycling) - Double Olympic champion, born 1992.

Ben Davies (soccer) - Tottenham and Wales defender, born 1993.

Ashleigh Barty (tennis) - 2019 Australian Open quarter-finalist and 2018 US Open doubles champion, born 1996.

ON THIS DAY

1741: George Stevenson became the first fighter to lose his life as a direct result of a prize fight. He died after a bout with Jack Broughton at Taylor's Booth, Tottenham Court Road, London.

1897: Batley beat St Helens 10-3 in front of 13,492 fans at Headingley to win the first Northern Union Cup (now the Challenge Cup).

1992: Tottenham's Gary Lineker received the Football Writers' Player of the Year award for the second time. He first won it in 1986, while at Everton.

2011: Donegal picked up their first silverware of the Jim McGuinness era as goals from Michael Murphy and Colm McFadden helped them a 2-11 to 0-16 Division Two final win over Laois.

2013: Liverpool forward Luis Suarez was given a 10-game ban by the Football Association after biting Chelsea's Branislav Ivanovic.

2016: Tyrone collected the Division Two title at Croke Park with Ronan O’Neill’s goal helping them to a 1-17 to 0-15 win over Cavan at Croke Park.

2017: Newcastle were promoted to the Premier League after a 4-1 win against Preston.

2018: Liverpool beat Roma 5-2 in the Champions League semi-final first leg at Anfield. Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino both scored twice, with Sadio Mane getting the home side's other goal.

SPORT ON TV

Today (Wednesday, April 24)

SOCCER: Premier League, Manchester United v Manchester City - Sky Sports Main Event & Sky Sports Premier League 1900; Serie A, AC Milan v Lazio - BT Sport 2 1930.

SNOOKER: World Championship - BBC Two & Eurosport 1 1000.

TENNIS: WTA, TEB BNP Paribas Istanbul Cup - BT Sport 2 1030, Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart - BT Sport 1 1030.

CYCLING: Tour of the Alps - Eurosport 2 1200, Fleche Wallone - Eurosport 2 1330.

HOCKEY: Hockey Pro League, Germany v Great Britain (Women) - BT Sport/ESPN 1830, New Zealand v Australia (Women) - BT Sport 1 0330 (Thurs), New Zealand v Australia (Men) - BT Sport 1 0530.

BASEBALL: MLB, San Diego Padres v Seattle Mariners - BT Sport/ESPN 2030, NY Mets v Philadelphia Phillies - BT Sport/ESPN 0000 (Thurs).

NETBALL: ANZ Premiership Netball, Steel v Mystics - Sky Sports Main Event & Sky Sports Action 0840.

Tomorrow (Thursday, April 25)

SOCCER: LaLiga, Getafe v Real Madrid - ITV4 2015; A-League, Brisbane Roar v Adelaide United - BT Sport 2 0500; FA Youth Cup, Manchester City v Liverpool - BT Sport 1 1930.

SNOOKER: World Championship - BBC Two & Eurosport 1 1300.

TENNIS: WTA, TEB BNP Paribas Istanbul Cup - BT Sport 2 1030, Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart - BT Sport 1 1030.

GOLF: European Tour, Trophee Hassan II - Sky Sports Main Event & Sky Sports

Golf 1130; PGA Tour, Zurich Classic of New Orleans - Sky Sports Main Event & Sky Sports Golf 1330.

DARTS: Premier League - Sky Sports Main Event & Sky Sports Action 1900.

MOTOR RACING: F1, Azerbaijan Grand Prix, Drivers' press conference - Sky Sports F1 1400; World Rally Championship, Rally Argentina - BT Sport 1 2300.

CYCLING: Tour of the Alps - Eurosport 2 1300, Fleche Wallone - Eurosport 2 1330.

RUGBY LEAGUE: NRL, Sydney Roosters v St George Illawarra Dragons - Sky Sports Arena 0700.

AMERICAN FOOTBALL: NFL Draft - Sky Sports Action 0030 & Sky Sports Main Event 0230 (Fri).

BASEBALL: MLB, Chicago Cubs v Los Angeles Dodgers - BT Sport/ESPN 1900, Cinicinnati Reds v Atlanta Braves - BT Sport/ESPN 2330.

QUICK QUIZ BLITZ

1. Which two British clubs has former England winger John Barnes managed?

2. MLB team the Angels are based in which city?

3. England cricketer Moeen Ali plays for which county?

4. Who is the manager of the Tyrone minor footballers?

5. How many points did England score against Australia in the 2017 Rugby League World Cup final?

Answers: 1 Celtic and Tranmere; 2 Los Angeles; 3 Worcestershire; 4 Collie Holmes; 5 None.

 

 

 

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