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On This Day, June 14 2012: Tottenham sack Harry Redknapp

Harry Redknapp, pictured with his wife Sandra, was sacked from Tottenham Hotspur on this day in 2012

BIRTHDAYS

Steffi Graf (tennis) - German player who won 22 grand slam singles titles, including seven Wimbledon trophies, born 1969.

Ramon Vega (soccer) - former Tottenham, Celtic and Switzerland defender, born 1971.

Ian Selley (soccer) - former Arsenal midfielder, born 1974.

Massimo Oddo (soccer) - former Italy and AC Milan defender, born 1976.

Joe Worsley (rugby union) - former Wasps and England flanker, born 1977.

Lee Briers (rugby league) - former Warrington stand-off, born 1978.

Mohamed Diame (soccer) - former Newcastle and Senegal midfielder, born 1987.

Callum McGregor (soccer) - Scotland and Celtic midfielder, born 1993.

 

Callum McGregor is in the running for the Scottish Player of the Year award

 

ON THIS DAY

1839: The Henley Regatta, now established as British rowing's showpiece event, took place for the first time.

1982: Italy opened their World Cup campaign in Spain with a goalless draw against Poland. They went on to win the competition, later beating Poland 2-0 in the semi-finals.

2002: Portugal were eliminated from the World Cup after losing 1-0 to co-hosts South Korea.

2003: David Beckham was awarded an OBE.

2007: Joey Barton completed his move to Newcastle from Manchester City for £5.8million.

2009: Andy Murray beat James Blake 7-5 6-4 to win the AEGON Championship title at Queen's Club.

2012: Tottenham confirmed the sacking of manager Harry Redknapp.

2016: Ronald Koeman was appointed Everton manager.

2017: Southampton sacked manager Claude Puel.

2018: Hosts Russia opened their World Cup campaign with a 5-0 thrashing of Saudi Arabia.

 

QUICK QUIZ

1. Who did Spain beat 1-0 in the final of Euro 2008?

2. Carlos Valderrama made 111 appearances for which country?

3. Who currently tops the WTA world rankings?

4. Who is the captain of the New Zealand cricket team?

5. Which American state has an NFL team named the Cardinals?

(See quiz answers at bottom)

 

SPORT ON TV

Today (Friday, June 14)

CRICKET: Cricket World Cup, England v West Indies - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Cricket World Cup 1000.

SOCCER: FIFA Women's World Cup, Japan v Scotland - BBC One 1330, England v Argentina - BBC One 1930.

GOLF: US Open - Sky Sports Golf 1500 & Sky Sports Main Event 2000.

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

TENNIS: WTA, Libema Open - BT Sport 1 1000; Nature Valley Open - Eurosport 2 1100.

RUGBY UNION: Super Rugby, Highlanders v Waratahs - Sky Sports Action 0830; Rebels v Chiefs - Sky Sports Action 1040; Jaguares v Sunwolves - Sky Sports Action 2305.

MOTORCYCLING: MotoGP Catalunya, opening two free practice sessions - BT Sport 2 0745.

HOCKEY: Hockey Pro League, Great Britain v Netherlands - BT Sport 1 1930.

CYCLING: Criterium du Dauphine - Eurosport 1 1400.

 

Tomorrow (Saturday, June 15)

CRICKET: Cricket World Cup, Sri Lanka v Australia - Sky Sports Main Event & Sky Sports Cricket World Cup 1000, South Africa v Afghanistan - Sky Sports Cricket World Cup 1300.

SOCCER: World Cup, Holland v Cameroon - BBC One 1345.

GOLF: US Open - Sky Sports Main Event & Sky Sports Golf 1900.

MOTOR RACING: Le Mans 24 Hours, warm-up session - Eurosport 1 0755; Live Le Mans 24 Hours - Eurosport 1 1345; World Rally Championship, Rally Italy - BT Sport 1 1500.

RUGBY LEAGUE: Super League, Catalans Dragons v London Broncos - Sky Sports Mix 1700.

BOXING: Fight Night Live, Josh Warrington v Kid Galahad - BT Sport 1 2000; Tyson Fury v Tom Schwarz - BT Sport Box Office time TBC.

TENNIS: WTA, Libema Open - BT Sport 1 1000; Nature Valley Open - Eurosport 2 1200.

RUGBY UNION: Super Rugby, Hurricanes v Blues - Sky Sports Action 0830, Brumbies v Reds - Sky Sports Action 1040.

MOTORCYCLING: MotoGP Catalunya, third free practice session - BT Sport 2 0800; Qualifying - BT Sport 2 1100.

HORSE RACING: Live from York - ITV4 1330.

TRIATHLON: Nottingham mixed relay live - BBC Two 1600.

HOCKEY: Great Britain v Holland - BT Sport 1 1600.

 

QUICK QUIZ answers: 1. Germany; 2. Colombia; 3. Naomi Osaka; 4. Kane Williamson; 5. Arizona.

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