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On This Day, June 18, 2015: It was revealed that Mo Farah had missed two doping tests

Mo Farah missed two doping tests. A third miss would carry a four year suspension

BIRTHDAYS

Fabio Capello (soccer) - Former England and Russia manager who also coached Real Madrid, AC Milan and Roma, born 1946.

Jason McAteer (soccer) - Former Liverpool and Republic of Ireland midfielder, born 1971.

Vincenzo Montella (soccer) - Fiorentina head coach and former Roma striker who had a spell on loan at Fulham, born 1974.

Marco Borriello (soccer) - Former Roma striker who had a spell on loan at West Ham, born 1982.

Cameron Smith (rugby league) - Melbourne Storm captain, born 1983.

Billy Slater (rugby league) - Record-breaking full-back, formerly with Melbourne Storm, born 1983.

Richard Gasquet (tennis) - Frenchman who reached the semi-finals of Wimbledon in 2007 and 2015, born 1986.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (soccer) - Arsenal and Gabon striker, born 1989.

Christian Taylor (athletics) - World and Olympic triple jump champion from the United States, born 1990.

 

ON THIS DAY

1963: Henry Cooper rocked the boxing world by putting Cassius Clay, who later changed his name to Muhammad Ali, on the canvas - but the super-confident fighter hit back to win with Cooper bleeding heavily from a cut over an eye.

1986: Spain's Emilio Butragueno scored four goals in a World Cup clash with Denmark.

2003: Manchester United confirmed to the Stock Exchange they had reached agreement to transfer David Beckham to Real Madrid for approximately £25million.

2006: Australian Geoff Ogilvy won the US Open after Colin Montgomerie and Phil Mickelson double-bogeyed the final hole at Winged Foot.

2007: Michael Vaughan stepped down as captain of England's one-day side. Paul Collingwood was later chosen as his replacement.

2008: Tiger Woods confirmed he would undergo surgery on his left knee, which ruled him out for the rest of the PGA Tour season. The American world number one had won the US Open in a 19-hole play-off two days previously.

2009: Yeats, trained by Aidan O'Brien and ridden by Johnny Murtagh, made history by becoming the first horse to win the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot for a fourth time.

2012: Surrey batsman Tom Maynard died after he was electrocuted and hit by a train in London. An inquest into his death in February 2013 recorded a verdict of accidental death, while a post-mortem revealed he was nearly four times over the legal drink-drive limit and that he had also taken cocaine and ecstasy on the night of the accident.

2014: Former Sussex bowler Naveed Arif was handed a life ban from all forms of cricket after pleading guilty to six breaches of the England and Wales Cricket Board's anti-corruption code.

2015: It was revealed that Mo Farah had missed two doping tests. A third would carry a suspension of up to four years.

2016: England made history as they completed a first ever series victory in Australia. Eddie Jones' side claimed a 23-7 win in Melbourne to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series. They went on to win the third Test as well.

2018: Harry Kane scored twice as England got their World Cup off to a winning start, beating Tunisia 2-1 in Volgograd.

Tiger Woods confirmed that he would have surgery on his left knee, which ruled him out for the remainder of the season

 

QUICK QUIZ

1. Which English football team were the runners-up in the 2010 Europa League Final?

2. In athletics, what is the last event of the decathlon?

3. Where are the Super League club nicknamed the Rhinos based?

4. How many times have Manchester United won the Community Shield?

5. When was the first Wimbledon tournament held?

(See quiz answers at bottom)

 

SPORT ON TV

Today (Tuesday, June 18)

CRICKET: Cricket World Cup, England v Afghanistan - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Cricket World Cup 1000; Women's International T20 Cricket, England v West Indies - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Cricket World Cup 1845.

SOCCER: European Under-21 Championship, Romania v Croatia - Sky Sports Football 1725, England v France - Sky Sports Football 1930.

TENNIS: WTA, Mallorca Open - BT Sport 1 1000, 1500, 1730; WTA, The Nature Valley Classic - Eurosport 1 1130; The Fever-Tree Championships, Queen's Club - BBC Two England 1300.

HORSE RACING: Royal Ascot - ITV/STV 1330.

 

Tomorrow (Wednesday, June 19)

CRICKET: Cricket World Cup, New Zealand v South Africa - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Cricket World Cup 1000.

SOCCER: FIFA Women's World Cup, Japan v England - BBC One 1930; European Under-21 Championship, Spain v Belgium - Sky Sports Football - 1725, Italy v Poland - Sky Sports Football 1955.

TENNIS: WTA, Mallorca Open - BT Sport 1 1100, 1530; WTA, The Nature Valley Classic - Eurosport 1 1130; The Fever-Tree Championships, Queen's Club - BBC Two England 1300.

CYCLING: Tour of Slovenia - Eurosport 2 1330.

HORSE RACING: Royal Ascot - ITV/STV 1330.

BASEBALL: MLB, San Diego Padres v Milwaukee Brewers - BT Sport/ESPN 2030, Los Angeles Dodgers v San Francisco Giants - BT Sport/ESPN 0300 (Thurs).

QUICK QUIZ answers: 1. Fulham; 2. 1,500 metres; 3. Leeds; 4. 21 times; 5. 1877.

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