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GREAT GOALS VIDEO: On This Day - May 24 1956: Irish cycling legend Sean Kelly is born... oh, and a certain Mr Cantona 10 years later

Manchester United star Eric Cantona 

ON THIS DAY 

1899: French tennis star Suzanne Lenglen, the first non-English-speaking winner of the Wimbledon women's singles title, was born. She won the first of her six Wimbledon singles titles in 1919.

The loose, short-length dress she wore revolutionised fashion in the women's game.

Five of her titles were won in consecutive years, 1919-23. She died in 1938.

2000: England midfielder Steve McManaman scored a second-half volley to help Real Madrid beat Valencia 3-0 in the Champions League final.

2001: Former England boss Kevin Keegan took charge at Manchester City.

2003: James Anderson claimed a debut five-wicket haul as Zimbabwe lost 19 wickets in a day to lose the first Test against England at Lord's by an innings and 92 runs.

2008: Chelsea announced manager Avram Grant's contract had been terminated.

2013: Tottenham player Andros Townsend was charged with allegedly breaching betting regulations by the Football Association and withdrew himself from England's squad for the European Under-21 Championship.

2014: Real Madrid beat Atletico Madrid 4-1 after extra time in Lisbon to lift their 10th European Cup.

2018: Head coach Mauricio Pochettino committed himself to Tottenham by signing a new five-year contract.

BIRTHDAYS

Sean Kelly (cycling) - ranked world number one from October 1984 to May 1989, born 1956.

Ivan Capelli (motor racing) - former F1 driver for Ferrari and Leyton House, born 1963.

Adrian Moorhouse (swimming) - British 100m breaststroke gold medallist at the 1988 Olympics, born 1964.

Liz McColgan (athletics) - Britain's 1988 Olympic 10,000m silver medallist and 1991 world champion, born 1964.

Eric Cantona (soccer) - former Manchester United, Leeds and France forward, born 1966.

Martin McCague (cricket) - former Kent and England pace bowler, born 1969.

Vladimir Smicer (soccer) - former Liverpool midfielder, born 1973.

Andrew Jordan (motor racing) - 2013 British Touring Car champion, born 1989.

Marcus Bettinelli (soccer) - Fulham goalkeeper, born 1992.

 

 

QUICK QUIZ

1 Who defeated Mayo to win the 2012 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship at Croke Park, Dublin?

2 The 1976 Winter Olympics were held in which Austrian city?

3 At which Olympic Games did Irish boxing flyweight Hugh Russell win bronze?

4 Which golfer beat England's Justin Rose in a play-off to win the Masters in 2017?

5 Who are the current All-Ireland Senior Club Hurling champions? 

(See quiz answers at bottom)

SPORT ON TV 

Today (Friday, May 24)

CRICKET: One-day international, Pakistan v Afghanistan - Sky Sports Cricket 1000.

RUGBY UNION: Super Rugby, Chiefs v Reds - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Action 0830, Brumbies v Bulls - Sky Sports Action 1040.

GOLF: Made in Denmark - Sky Sports Golf and Sky Sports Main Event 1030; Charles Schwab Challenge - Sky Sports Golf 1300; Kitchenaid Senior PGA Championship - Sky Sports Golf 1800.

TENNIS: French Open qualifying - Eurosport 2 0855; Internationaux de Strasbourg - BT Sport 1 1000.

CYCLING: Giro d'Italia - Eurosport 1 1200 and S4C 1400.

BASEBALL: MLB, Chicago Cubs v Cincinnati Reds - BT Sport/ESPN 1900.

BASKETBALL: Portland Trail Blazers v Golden State Warriors - Sky Sports Main Event 0030.

Tomorrow (Saturday, May 25)

SOCCER: League Two play-off final, Newport v Tranmere - Sky Sports Main Event 1500.

CRICKET: Royal London One-Day Cup, Hampshire v Somerset - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Cricket 1030.

GOLF: Made in Denmark - Sky Sports Golf 1130; Charles Schwab Challenge - Sky Sports Golf 1800.

MOTOR RACING: Formula 1, Monaco Grand Prix practice session - Sky Sports F1 1045.

RUGBY LEAGUE: Super League, Wakefield v Catalans Dragons - Sky Sports Action 1355, Hull v Huddersfield - Sky Sports Action 1615, Wigan v Warrington - Sky Sports Action 1845.

RUGBY UNION: Gallagher Premiership, Saracens v Gloucester and Exeter Chiefs v Northampton Saints - BT Sport 1 1245 and 1545; Guinness PRO14 final, Leinster v Glasgow Warriors - eir Sport 1 1730; Super Rugby, Sunwolves v Rebels - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Action 0610, Crusaders v Blues - Sky Sports Action 0830, Waratahs v Jaguares - Sky Sports Action 1040.

TENNIS: Internationaux de Strasbourg - BT Sport 2 1400.

BOXING: Hughie Fury v Chris Norrad - Channel 5 2100.

CYCLING: Giro d'Italia - Eurosport 1 1145 and S4C 1400.

BASEBALL: MLB, San Francisco Giants v Arizona Diamondbacks - BT Sport 2 2100, Houston Astros v Boston Red Sox - BT Sport/ESPN 0000.

BASKETBALL: NBA, Toronto Raptors v Milwaukee Bucks - Sky Sports Main Event 0030.

QUICK QUIZ answers: 1. Donegal; 2. Innsbruck; 3. Moscow 1980; 4. Sergio Garcia; 5. Ballyhale Shamrocks (Kilkenny)

 

Irish cycling legends Sean Kelly (left) and Stephen Roche at the announcement of the 2014 Giro d'Italia 

 

 

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