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On this Day, May 16 1993: Armagh play out an Ulster SFC preliminary round draw with Fermanagh

Ger Houlihan put in a 17-year stint on the Armagh senior football panel  

ON THIS DAY IN SPORT

1956: Jim Laker took 10 wickets for 88 runs while playing for Surrey against the touring Australians at the Oval. He repeated the feat 10 weeks later in the Old Trafford Test match, where he ended up with 19 wickets.

1993: Ger Houlihan scored 1-3 as Armagh played out an Ulster SFC preliminary round draw with Fermanagh. Armagh won the replay by a point. 

2001: Liverpool won the Uefa Cup final 5-4 with a golden-goal triumph over Alaves to seal a cup treble. They had already won the Worthington Cup and FA Cup.

2009: Manchester United won the Barclays Premier League title after a goalless draw with Arsenal at Old Trafford.

2010: England beat Australia by seven wickets in Barbados to win the ICC World Twenty20 tournament.

2012: Kenny Dalglish was sacked as Liverpool manager just three months after winning the League Cup.

2013: Former England captain David Beckham announced that he would retire from football at the end of the 2012-2013 season after winning the French league title with Paris St Germain.

2015: Sadio Mane scored the fastest hat-trick in Premier League history in two minutes and 56 seconds as Southampton hammered Aston Villa 6-1.

2016: Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford was included in a 26-man England squad ahead of Euro 2016.

 

SPORT BIRTHDAYS

Olga Korbut (gymnastics) - Soviet gymnast who won three gold medals and a silver at the 1972 Olympics in Munich, born 1955.

Steve Lewis (athletics) - American 400 metres track athlete, won three Olympic golds and one silver, born 1969.

Gabriela Sabatini (tennis) - Argentinian who won US Open in 1990 by beating Steffi Graf, born 1970.

Phil Clarke (rugby league) - Former Wigan and Great Britain forward, born 1971.

Michael Withers (rugby league) - Former Bradford and Wigan full-back, born 1976.

Dirk Nannes (cricket) - Former Australia pace bowler, who had spells with Middlesex, Nottinghamshire and Somerset, born 1976.

Andy Keogh (soccer) - Former Wolves and Ireland striker, now at Perth Glory, born 1986.

Grigor Dimitrov (tennis) - Bulgarian who won the 2017 ATP Finals, born 1991.

 

QUICK QUIZ

1 Which Grand Prix will return to the Formula One calendar in 2020 after a 35-year absence?

2 The State of Origin is a three-game series in Australia in which sport?

3 Who top-scored for Kilkenny in their 1993 All-Ireland SHC final win over Galway?

4 Who is the reigning US PGA Championship winner?

5 Which US city has baseball teams called the Dodgers and Angels?
(See answers below)

 

SPORT ON TV

Today (Thursday, May 16)

GOLF: US PGA Championship, day one - Sky Sports Main Event & Sky Sports Golf 1300.

CYCLING: Giro d'Italia, stage six - Eurosport 1 1200 & S4C 1400; Tour of California, stage five - Eurosport 1 2200.

SOCCER: Sky Bet League One play-off, Portsmouth v Sunderland - Sky Sports Main Event 1930.

HORSERACING: Live racing from York - ITV4 1330.

TENNIS: WTA, Italian Open - BT Sport 1 1000.

DARTS: Premier League, round 15 from Leeds - Sky Sports Action 1900.

RUGBY LEAGUE: Super League, Leeds v Castleford - Sky Sports Arena 1900.

BASKETBALL: NBA play-off, Golden State Warriors v Portland Trail Blazers - Sky Sports Main Event 0200 (Fri).

BASEBALL: MLB, Philadelphia Phillies v Milwaukee Brewers - BT Sport/ESPN 1800, Cincinnati Reds v Chicago Cubs - BT Sport/ESPN 2330.

TAEKWONDO: World Taekwondo Championships - BT Sport/ESPN 1800.

Tomorrow (Friday, May 17)

CRICKET: One-day international, England v Pakistan - Sky Sports Main Event & Sky Sports Cricket 1230.

GOLF: US PGA Championship, day one - Sky Sports Golf 1300 & Sky Sports Main Event 2200.

CYCLING: Giro d'Italia, stage seven - Eurosport 1 1200, S4C 1400; Tour of California, stage six - Eurosport 1 2200.

SOCCER: Sky Bet League One play-off, Charlton v Doncaster - Sky Sports Main Event 2000; Ladbrokes Premiership play-off, Dundee United v Inverness - BT Sport 1 1915.

HORSERACING: Live racing from York - ITV4 1330.

RUGBY UNION: PRO14, Glasgow v Ulster - eir Sport 1 1900; Super Rugby, Hurricanes v Jaguares - Sky Sports Main Event & Sky Sports Action 0830, Rebels v Bulls - Sky Sports Main Event & Sky Sports Action 1040.

MOTO: MotoGP, French Grand Prix free practice - BT Sport 2 0745.

RUGBY LEAGUE: Super League, St Helens v Salford - Sky Sports Arena 1900.

BASKETBALL: NBA play-off, Milwaukee Bucks v Toronto Raptors - Sky Sports Main Event 0130 (Sat).

BASEBALL: MLB, Boston Red Sox v Houston Astros - BT Sport/ESPN 0000 (Sat).

TAEKWONDO: World Taekwondo Championships - BT Sport/ESPN 1800.

DIVING: World Series, fifth round from London - Eurosport 2 1200.

AUSSIE: AFL, West Coast Eagles v Melbourne Demons - BT Sport 1 1100.

 

QUIZ ANSWERS

1. Dutch Grand Prix; 2 Rugby league; 3. PJ Delaney (1-4); 4. Brooks Koepka; 5. Los Angeles

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