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On This Day, June 19, 2000: Tiger Woods wins his first US Open at Pebble Beach

Tiger Woods won his first US Open on this day in 2000

BIRTHDAYS

Jeremy Bates (tennis) - former British number one, born 1962.

Rory Underwood (rugby union) - former England winger, born 1963.

Bjorn Daehlie (skiing) - Norwegian who won a record eight Olympic gold medals, born 1967.

Quincy Watts (athletics) - American 400-metre runner who won gold at the 1992 Olympics, born 1970.

Chris Armstrong (soccer) - former Crystal Palace and Tottenham striker, born 1971.

Brian McBride (soccer) - former Fulham and United States striker, born 1972.

Bryan Hughes (soccer) - former Birmingham, Charlton and Hull midfielder, born 1976.

Dirk Nowitzki (basketball) - retired Dallas Mavericks and Germany power forward, born 1978.

Kleberson (soccer) - former Manchester United and Brazil midfielder, born 1979.

Robbie Neilson (soccer) - former Hearts full-back and current Dundee United manager, born 1980.

Mark Selby (snooker) - world champion in 2014, 2016 and 2017, born 1983.

 

ON THIS DAY

1846: The first official baseball match took place at Elysian Fields, Hoboken, New York. New York Nine beat the Knickerbocker Club 23-1.

1903: English cricket great Wally Hammond was born. He played for his country 85 times between 1927 and 1947 and scored a then Test record aggregate of 7,249 runs. Hammond also made 336 not out against New Zealand at Auckland in 1933 and hit 50,511 first-class runs. He died in July 1965.

1978: Ian Botham became the first man to score a century and take eight wickets (eight for 34) in an innings in the same Test match, for England against Pakistan at Lord's.

2000: Tiger Woods won the US Open at Pebble Beach, finishing on a 12-under-par total of 272 with a lead of 15 strokes, the biggest win in any major in history and what was at the time also the lowest total in the history of the tournament.

2003: The Professional Footballers' Association made a £40,000 legal and compensation payment after wrongfully dismissing former chairman Barry Horne.

2007: England defeated West Indies by seven wickets in the fourth and final Test at Chester-le-Street to complete a 3-0 series success.

2010: France striker Nicolas Anelka was sent home from the World Cup in South Africa after refusing to apologise for his half-time rant at coach Raymond Domenech during the 2-0 defeat to Mexico earlier that week.

2013: Newcastle managing director Derek Llambias resigned just 24 hours after Joe Kinnear's appointment had been confirmed by the club.

2014: England were beaten 2-1 by Uruguay at the World Cup in Sao Paulo with Luis Suarez scoring twice. England drew 0-0 in their final Group D match to finish in last place with one point.

2016: Andy Murray won a record fifth Aegon Championships title at Queen's Club with a 6-7 (5/7) 6-4 6-3 victory over world number nine Milos Raonic.

2018: Alex Hales and Jonny Bairstow struck hundreds as England recorded a world-record 481 for six on their way to a 242-run win over Australia that gave them an unassailable 3-0 series lead.

France striker Nicolas Anelka, seen here with Ireland's Damien Duff, was sent home from the World Cup in South Africa after refusing to apologise for a half-time rant at coach Raymond Domenech

QUICK QUIZ

1. How many times did Zinedine Zidane score as France won the 1998 World Cup final?

2. Who won Super Bowl LIII?

3. Which former captain did Australia appoint as assistant coach for this summer's Cricket World Cup?

4. In which season did snooker player Mark Williams win all three Triple Crown tournaments?

5. Rugby league side St Helens play their home games at which stadium?

(See quiz answers at bottom)

SPORT ON TV

Today (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).

 

Tomorrow (Thursday, June 20)

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

SOCCER: European Under-21 Championship, Denmark v Austria - Sky Sports Football 1725, Germany v Serbia - 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 1200; Route d'Occitanie - Eurosport 2 1400.

GOLF: European Tour, The BMW International Open - Sky Sports Golf 1030, 1430; PGA Tour, The Travelers Championship - Sky Sports Golf 1230, 2000, Sky Sports Main Event 2200; LPGA Tour, The KPMG Women's PGA Championship - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Golf 1100.

RUGBY LEAGUE: Super League, London Broncos v Hull KR - Sky Sports Main Event 1900.

HORSE RACING: Royal Ascot - ITV/STV 1330.

BASEBALL: MLB, Texas Rangers v Cleveland Indians - BT Sport/ESPN 1900.

 

QUICK QUIZ answers: 1. Twice; 2. New England Patriots; 3. Ricky Ponting; 4. 2002/03; 5. Totally Wicked Stadium.

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