On this Day, May 30 2012: Brendan Rodgers tells Swansea that he is leaving to manage Liverpool
ON THIS DAY IN SPORT
1911: Ray Harroun won the inaugural Indianapolis 500 in a Marmon Wasp.
1996: England's footballers returned from a tour of Hong Kong amid allegations of a drunken binge which started in a club and continued on the flight home. The airline, Cathay Pacific, reported £35,000 of damage to its plane.
1999: Manchester City scored twice in the dying stages to force extra time in their play-off final against Gillingham at Wembley and went on to win a penalty shoot-out which secured their promotion to Division One.
2002: Former Great Britain international Karl Harrison took over as coach at Super League Salford on the same day the club suspended Bobbie Goulding over an alleged training-ground bust-up.
2005: West Ham were promoted to the Premier League after a 1-0 win over Preston in the Championship play-off final at the Millennium Stadium.
2006: Theo Walcott became England's youngest international at 17 years and 75 days in a 3-1 friendly victory over Hungary at Old Trafford.
2007: Wales captain Ryan Giggs confirmed his decision to retire from international football.
2009: Chelsea beat Everton 2-1 to win the FA Cup final.
2011: Swansea beat Reading 4-2 to win the Championship play-off final and promotion to the Premier League.
2012: Brendan Rodgers told Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins he wanted to take up an offer to manage Liverpool. He was soon installed as the new boss at Anfield.
2013: Mark Hughes was appointed Stoke manager, six months after being sacked by QPR.
2015: Alastair Cook became England's all-time leading Test run-scorer, surpassing mentor Graham Gooch's 8,900, during the match against New Zealand. On the same day, Arsenal secured back to-back FA Cup triumphs with a 4-0 win over Aston Villa at Wembley.
Bob Willis (cricket) - former England fast bowler, born 1949.
Phil Brown (soccer) - former Southend and Hull City manager, now at Indian side Pune City, born 1959.
Ian Austin (cricket) - former Lancashire and England all-rounder, born 1966.
Thomas Hassler (football) - former Germany footballer, born 1966.
Paul Grayson (rugby union) - former England fly-half and Northampton coach, born 1971.
Andy Farrell (rugby union) - former England and Saracens centre, previously Great Britain and Wigan rugby league captain, born 1975.
Steven Gerrard (soccer) - former Liverpool captain and England midfielder, current Rangers boss, born 1980.
James Simpson-Daniel (rugby union) - former Gloucester and England winger, born 1982.
Nikolay Bodurov (soccer) - Bulgarian former Fulham centre back, now at CSKA Sofia, born 1986.
Jonathan Fox (swimming) - Paralympian who won gold in the 100m backstroke S7 at the 2012 London Paralympics and holds several S7 world records, born 1991.
1 Who came runner-up in the 2018 World Series?
2 How many goals did Lionel Messi score during Barcelona's Champions League campaign?
3 Which famous stadium is in the Woolloongabba suburb of Brisbane?
4 Who did British number two Katie Boulter beat in the first round for her first Wimbledon win in 2018?
5 Kaizer Chiefs FC are based in which South African city?
(see answers below)
SPORT ON TV
Today (Thursday, May 30)
CRICKET: World Cup, England v South Africa - Sky Sports Cricket & Sky Sports Main Event 0930.
TENNIS: French Open - Eurosport 1 0930, ITV4 1000.
CYCLING: Giro d'Italia, Stage 18 - Eurosport 2 1200.
GOLF: PGA Tour, The Memorial Tournament - Sky Sports Golf 1300, Sky Sports Main Event 2000; European Tour, Belgian Knockout - Sky Sports Golf 1100; LPGA, US Women's Open - Sky Sports Golf & Sky Sports Main Event 2330.
RUGBY LEAGUE: Challenge Cup, Hull FC v Catalans Dragons - Sky Sports Arena 1930.
SOCCER: Ligue 1 relegation play-offs, Lens v Dijon - BT Sport 1 1945.
HOCKEY: Men's, Belgium v Great Britain - BT Sport 1 1230; Women's, Belgium v Great Britain - BT Sport 1 1430.
BASEBALL: MLB, New York Yankees v Boston Red Sox - BT Sport/ESPN 0000 (Fri).
Answers: 1 Los Angeles Dodgers; 2 12; 3 The Gabba 4 Veronica Cepede Royg 5 Johannesburg