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On This Day, June 12 2005: "The Clones Colossus" Kevin McBride beats former world heavyweight champion Mike Tyson

Kevin McBride sensationally forces Mike Tyson to retire on his stool at the end of the sixth round of their heavyweight bout

BIRTHDAYS

Pat Jennings (soccer) - former Tottenham, Arsenal and Northern Ireland goalkeeper who won 119 international caps and was the first British player to appear in 1,000 matches, born 1945.

Terry Alderman (cricket) - former Australia bowler who ended his career with 170 Test wickets, born 1956.

Javed Miandad (cricket) - former Pakistan batsman and coach, born 1957.

Peter Such (cricket) - former England spinner, born 1964.

Gwen Torrence (athletics) - American former Olympic 200m champion, born 1965.

Thomas Sorensen (soccer) - former Denmark, Sunderland, Aston Villa and Stoke goalkeeper, born 1976.

Lewis Moody (rugby union) - former Leicester and Bath flanker, a World Cup winner with England in 2003, born 1978.

Marco Bortolami (rugby union) - former Italy captain, born 1980.

Bryan Habana (rugby union) - Former winger who was part of South Africa's World Cup-winning squad, born 1983.

Eren Derdiyok (soccer) - Galatasaray and Switzerland striker, born 1988.

Philippe Coutinho (soccer) - Brazil and Barcelona playmaker, born 1992.

 

Goalkeeping hero Pat Jennings celebrates his birthday

 

ON THIS DAY

1930: Max Schmelling became the first and only man to become world heavyweight champion via a disqualification - against American Jack Sharkey. He died in 2005, aged 99.

2000: England surrendered a two-goal lead as they lost 3-2 to Portugal in their opening game of Euro 2000 in Eindhoven.

2004: Ricky Hatton made a successful 13th defence of his WBU light-welterweight title by defeating Argentinian Carlos Vilches.

2005: Irish boxer Kevin McBride defeated Mike Tyson when the former world heavyweight champion retired on his stool at the end of the sixth round in Washington.

2006: Celtic's former Manchester United midfielder Roy Keane announced his retirement from football on medical grounds.

2007: Jamaican police confirmed they believed Pakistan coach Bob Woolmer died of natural causes and was not murdered as first thought.

2009: Manor Grand Prix, Campos Grand Prix and Team US F1 were accepted as new Formula One teams.

2010: Goalkeeper Robert Green's error handed the United States an equaliser as England drew their World Cup Group C opener 1-1 in Rustenberg.

2014: Midfielder Cesc Fabregas signed for Chelsea from Barcelona on a five-year deal.

2016: Andy Murray teamed back up with former coach Ivan Lendl.

2018: Real Madrid announced the appointment of Spain manager Julen Lopetegui as their next head coach.

 

QUICK QUIZ

1: In what year did Andre Agassi win the Wimbledon men's singles competition?

2: Which UEFA member is the smallest in terms of population and area?

3: Who was Formula One world champion in 2005 and 2006?

4: Which club did Chelsea sign goalkeeper Petr Cech from in 2004?

5: Which Indian all-rounder hit Stuart Broad for six sixes in an over at the 2007 World T20?

(See quiz answers at bottom)

 

SPORT ON TV

Today (Wednesday, June 12)

CRICKET: Cricket World Cup, Australia v Pakistan - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Cricket World Cup 1000.

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

MOTOR RACING: Le Mans 24 Hours, practice - Eurosport 2 1545; Qualifying - Eurosport 2 2050.

CYCLING: Criterium du Dauphine - Eurosport 1 1400.

BASEBALL: MLB, Colorado Rockies v Chicago Cubs - BT Sport/ESPN 2000; Houston Astros v Milwaukee Brewers - BT Sport/ESPN 0100 (Thur).

 

Tomorrow (Thursday, June 13)

CRICKET: Cricket World Cup, India v New Zealand - Sky Sports Main Event & Sky Sports Cricket World Cup 1000; Women's one-day international, England v West Indies - Sky Sports Main Event 1900, Sky Sports Cricket World Cup 1915.

SOCCER: Women's World Cup, Australia v Brazil - BBC Two 1645.

GOLF: US Open - Sky Sports Golf 1500 & Sky Sports Main Event 2130.

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

MOTOR RACING: Le Mans 24 Hours, qualifying - Eurosport 1 1750.

TENNIS: WTA, Nature Valley Open - Eurosport 2 1200; Libema Open - BT Sport 1 1330.

ATHLETICS: Diamond League, The Bislett Games - Eurosport 2 1900.

CYCLING: Criterium du Dauphine - Eurosport 1 1400.

BASEBALL: MLB, Minnesota Twins v Seattle Mariners - BT Sport/ESPN 1800; Detroit Tigers v Kansas City Royals - BT Sport/ESPN 0100 (Fri).

 

QUICK QUIZ answers: 1: 1992. 2: Gibraltar. 3: Fernando Alonso. 4: Rennes. 5: Yuvraj Singh.

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