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On This Day, June 7, 2004: Chelsea part company with manager Claudio Ranieri after reaching an "amicable settlement".

Claudio Ranieri and Chelsea parted ways on this day in 2004

ON THIS DAY IN SPORT

1989: In the Derby at Epsom, 500-1 shot Terimon, ridden by Michael Roberts, finished second to the favourite Nashwan to become the highest-priced horse to be placed in the race. The only other horse to finish in the first three at odds of more than 100-1 was the 200-1 shot Black Tommy in 1857.

2000: Former Arsenal and England striker Ian Wright announced he was quitting professional football to concentrate on a television career.

2004: Chelsea parted company with manager Claudio Ranieri after reaching an "amicable settlement".

2005: Malcolm Glazer's sons Joel, Avram and Bryan were appointed to the board of Manchester United. Long-serving chairman Sir Roy Gardner announced his resignation.

2006: England striker Wayne Rooney was passed fit to play in the World Cup after a metatarsal injury.

2007: Newcastle completed the signing of Australia striker Mark Viduka from Middlesbrough.

2010: Hull formally parted company with manager Phil Brown, who had been placed on garden leave in March.

2011: England were held to a draw in the second Test as Sri Lanka batted out to reach 127 for three on the final day at Lord's. The action was overshadowed by an incident which saw England wicketkeeper Matt Prior inadvertently break a window in the dressing room after his dismissal.

2012: Chris Hughton was appointed Norwich manager.

2016: Chelsea and Jose Mourinho reached a settlement with ex-team doctor Eva Carneiro over her claims that she was constructively dismissed by the club, and victimised by its former manager.

 

Brazilian legend Cafu celebrates his birthday today

 

SPORT BIRTHDAYS

Cafu (soccer) - former Roma, AC Milan and Brazil full-back who won the World Cup in 1994 and 2002, born 1970.

Mike Modano (ice hockey) - former United States and Dallas Stars centre, born 1970.

Shane Bond (cricket) - former New Zealand fast bowler, born 1975.

Darren Dods (soccer) - former St Johnstone defender, born 1975.

Allen Iverson (basketball) - four-times NBA scoring champion, born 1975.

Ed Moses (swimming) - American breaststroke swimmer who won 100m silver and relay gold at the 2000 Olympics, born 1980.

Stephen Bywater (soccer) - Burton goalkeeper who formerly played for Derby and West Ham, born 1981.

Anna Kournikova (tennis) - former glamour girl of the sport, twice won the Australian Open doubles title with Martina Hingis, born 1981.

Kevin Kyle (soccer) - former Sunderland, Hearts, Rangers and Scotland striker, born 1981.

Keegan Bradley (golf) - 2011 US PGA champion and two-time Ryder Cup player, born 1986.

Cenk Tosun (soccer) - Everton and Turkey striker, born 1991.

 

QUICK QUIZ

1. The number 3 jersey has been retired at AC Milan to recognise the career of which defender?

2. Who is the only British tennis player to have won a career grand slam?

3. Where is the Marina Bay Street Circuit?

4. In which US city do the NFL team the Packers play?

5. In which country will Robbie Fowler manage a side called the Roar next season?

 

SPORT ON TV

Today (Friday, June 7)

SOCCER: Euro 2020 qualifier, Denmark v Republic of Ireland - Sky Sports Main Event 1930; Women's World Cup, France v South Korea - BBC One 1930.

CRICKET: World Cup, Pakistan v Sri Lanka - Sky Sports Main Event & Sky Sports Cricket 1000.

TENNIS: French Open - Eurosport 1 1130, ITV4 1130, eir Sport 1 1140.

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

RUGBY UNION: Super Rugby, Highlanders v Bulls - Sky Sports Action 0830; Reds v Blues - Sky Sports Action 1040.

GOLF: European Tour, GolfSixes - Sky Sports Golf 1100; PGA Tour, Canadian Open - Sky Sports Golf 1700, Sky Sports Main Event 2215.

MOTOR SPORT: F1, Canadian Grand Prix practice - Sky Sports F1 1445 & 1845.

MOTOR CYCLING: World Superbikes, practice - Eurosport 2 0955 & 1355.

DARTS: World Cup - Sky Sports Action 1800.

HOCKEY: Men's, Russia v Uzbekistan - BT Sport 1 1230; Poland v India - BT Sport 1 1430; Women's, Great Britain v Germany - BT Sport 1 1930.

BASKETBALL: NBA, Golden State Warriors v Toronto Raptors - Sky Sports Main Event 0200 (Sat).

BASEBALL: MLB, Chicago Cubs v St Louis Cardinals - BT Sport 2 1900.

 

QUICK QUIZ ANSWERS

Answers: 1. Paolo Maldini; 2. Fred Perry; 3. Singapore; 4. Green Bay; 5. Australia

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