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On This Day, June 15 2018: Rory McIlroy missed the cut in the US Open for the third year in succession

This day last year, Rory McIlroy missed the cut in the US Open for the third year in succession

BIRTHDAYS

Alan Brazil (soccer) - former Scotland and Ipswich forward, born 1959.

Nigel Walker (athletics/rugby union) - represented Great Britain in 110 metres hurdles at 1984 Olympics before switching to rugby union in 1992, earning 17 caps for Wales, born 1963.

Michael Laudrup (soccer) - former Denmark, Barcelona and Real Madrid midfielder and later Swansea manager, born 1964.

Oliver Kahn (soccer) - former Germany and Bayern Munich goalkeeper, born 1969.

Cedric Pioline (tennis) - Frenchman who reached the 1997 Wimbledon final, born 1969.

Justin Leonard (golf) - American winner of the Open at Troon in 1997, born 1972.

Abdur Razzak (cricket) - Bangladesh slow left-arm bowler, born 1982.

Katie Chapman (soccer) - Former Chelsea Ladies captain and England international, born 1982.

Mohamed Salah (soccer) - Liverpool forward, formerly at Roma and Chelsea, born 1992.

Vincent Janssen (soccer) - Tottenham and Holland forward, recently on loan to Fenerbahce, born 1994.

 

ON THIS DAY

1982: Hungary beat El Salvador 10-1 at Elche, Spain, to register the highest score in the final stages of the World Cup.

1996: England went top of their Euro 96 group after beating Scotland 2-0 at Wembley. Paul Gascoigne scored a spectacular clinching goal after Alan Shearer had put England ahead and David Seaman had saved a penalty from Scotland captain Gary McAllister.

2000: Tottenham agreed to sell French winger David Ginola to Premiership rivals Aston Villa for £3million.

2006: Late goals from Peter Crouch and Steven Gerrard gave England an unconvincing 2-0 win over Trinidad and Tobago in the World Cup.

2009: England lost by five wickets to the West Indies in their Super Eights match in the World Twenty20 at the Oval to miss out on the semi-finals.

2012: Michael Laudrup, on his 48th birthday, was named as the new manager of Swansea. He led the team to success in the League Cup to book a place in the 2013-14 Europa League.

2015: Mark Warburton was appointed Rangers manager.

2018: Rory McIlroy missed the cut in the US Open for the third year in succession, despite a 10-shot improvement on his opening round at Shinnecock Hills.

 

QUICK QUIZ

1 Which major did Tiger Woods win in 2001 to complete the 'Tiger Slam'?

2 Chelsea signed Eden Hazard from which club?

3 Which Gallagher Premiership team play their home matches at Kingsholm?

4 Which North American city is home to teams the Browns and the Indians?

5 In what year did Damon Hill win the Formula One World Championship?

(See quiz answers at bottom)

 

SPORT ON TV

Today (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.

 

Tomorrow (Sunday, June 16)

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

SOCCER: Women's World Cup, USA v Chile - BBC Two 1645; Soccer Aid - ITV 1830.

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

TENNIS: WTA, Nature Valley Open - Eurosport 1 1500.

MOTOR RACING: Live Le Mans 24 Hours - Eurosport 1 0800; British Touring Car Championship - ITV4 1115; World Rally Championship, Rally Italy - BT Sport 1 0800 and 1100.

MOTORCYCLING: MotoGP Catalunya, warm-ups - BT Sport 2 0730; Live MotoGP - BT Sport 2 1230.

ATHLETICS: Diamond League, Morocco - Eurosport 1 1900.

BASEBALL: MLB, Los Angeles Dodgers v Chicago Cubs - BT Sport 1 0000 (Mon).

 

QUICK QUIZ answers: 1 The Masters; 2 Lille; 3 Gloucester; 4 Cleveland; 5 1996.

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