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On This Day, June 22, 2010: France captain Patrice Evra dropped to bench following changing room rebellion at World Cup

France captain Patrice Evra was benched by coach Raymond Domenech after a changing room rebellion

BIRTHDAYS

Michael Kinane (horse racing) - Irish champion jockey 10 times between 1984 and 1994, born 1959.

Stephen Crainey (soccer) - former Blackpool and Scotland defender, born 1981.

Dustin Johnson (golf) - 2016 US Open winner, currently ranked world number one, born 1984.

Jerome Taylor (cricket) - West Indies fast bowler, born 1984.

Janko Tipsarevic (tennis) - Serbian who reached the quarter-finals of the US Open in 2011 and 2012, born 1984.

Danny Ward (soccer) - Leicester and Wales goalkeeper who won promotion to the Premier League with Huddersfield, born 1993.

Loris Karius (soccer) - Besiktas goalkeeper, on loan from Liverpool, who played in the Reds' 2018 Champions League final loss to Real Madrid, born 1993.

Mikel Merino (soccer) - Former Newcastle Spanish midfielder, now with Real Sociedad, born 1996.

 

ON THIS DAY

1814: The MCC and Hertfordshire played the first match at the present-day Lord's, after the original ground laid by Sir Thomas Lord was moved to the St John's Wood site it still occupies.

1937: Joe Louis knocked out defending champion James J Braddock in Chicago to become world heavyweight champion.

2004: Inverness were promoted to the Scottish Premier League when top-flight clubs voted in their favour after they appealed against a decision to reject them.

2010: France captain Patrice Evra was dropped to the bench for his side's World Cup Group A match against South Africa following a row between the squad and coach Raymond Domenech.

2012: Danish Kaneria was handed a life suspension by the England and Wales Cricket Board after being found guilty of two charges of spot-fixing. His then Essex team-mate Mervyn Westfield was given a five-year ban after pleading guilty to one offence.

2014: Nico Rosberg won the Austrian Grand Prix, with Lewis Hamilton forced to settle for second.

2016: Italy international Andrea Masi was forced to retire from professional rugby because of an injury suffered during the 2015 World Cup.

Nico Rosberg won the Austrian Grand Prix, with Lewis Hamilton forced to settle for second. 

QUICK QUIZ

1. Which football side play their home games at the Parc des Princes?

2. Which rugby league club are nicknamed the Vikings?

3. What is Wimbledon's famous postcode?

4. How old was Linford Christie when he won 100m gold in the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona?

5. Red Rum won the Grand National in 1973, 1974 and which other year?

(See quiz answers at bottom)

 

SPORT ON TV

Today (Saturday, June 22)

CRICKET: Cricket World Cup, India v Afghanistan - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Cricket World Cup 1000: West Indies v New Zealand - Sky Sports Cricket World Cup 1300, Sky Sports Main Event 1900.

SOCCER: Africa Cup of Nations, DR Congo v Uganda - Eurosport 2 1530: Nigeria v Burundi - Eurosport 2 1745, Guinea v Madagascar - Eurosport 2 2045; FIFA Women's World Cup, Norway v Australia - BBC Two England 1930; European Under-21 Championship, Belgium v Italy - Sky Sports Premier League 1955; MLS, FC Cincinnati v LA Galaxy - Sky Sports Main Event 0030 (Sun).

GOLF: European Tour, The BMW International Open - Sky Sports Golf 1300; PGA Tour, The Travelers Championship - Sky Sports Golf 1800.

MOTOR SPORT: F1, French Grand Prix, practice - Sky Sports F1 1045: Qualifying - Sky Sports F1 1355.

RUGBY LEAGUE: Super League, Catalans Dragons v Hull FC - Sky Sports Action 1700.

RUGBY UNION: Super Rugby, Hurricanes v Bulls - Sky Sports Action 0830; Super Rugby Brumbies v Sharks - Sky Sports Action 1030.

TENNIS: WTA, Mallorca Open - BT Sport 2 1530; WTA, The Nature Valley Classic - Eurosport 1 1130; The Fever-Tree Championships, Queen's Club - BBC One 1300.

CYCLING: Route d'Occitanie - Eurosport 2 1415.

HORSE RACING: Royal Ascot - ITV 1325.

ATHLETICS: European Games 2019 - BT Sport 1 0800, eir Sport 1 0700, 1100, 2130.

BASEBALL: MLB, Cleveland Indians v Detroit Tigers - BT Sport 2 2100, New York Yankees v Houston Astros 0000 (Sun).

UFC: Renato Moicano v Chan Sung Jung - BT Sport 1 0000 (Sun).

MOTOR CYCLING: World Superbikes, superpole/race one - Eurosport 2 0930.

 

Tomorrow (Sunday, June 23)

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

SOCCER: Africa Cup of Nations, Morocco v Namibia - Eurosport 2 1530; Senegal v Tanzania - Eurosport 2 1745, Algeria v Kenya - Eurosport 2 2045; FIFA Women's World Cup, last-16 England v Cameroon - BBC Two 1600; European Under-21 Championship, Austria v Germany - Sky Sports Football 1955; Denmark v Serbia - Sky Sports Premier League 1955.

GOLF: Ladies European Tour, Thailand Championship - Sky Sports Golf 0800; European Tour, The BMW International Open - Sky Sports Golf 1130; PGA Tour, The Travelers Championship - Sky Sports Golf 1800, Sky Sports Main Event 2030.

MOTOR SPORT: F1, French Grand Prix - Sky Sports F1 1405.

TENNIS: WTA, Mallorca Open - BT Sport/ESPN 1530; WTA, The Nature Valley Classic - Eurosport 1 1330; The Fever-Tree Championships, Queen's Club - BBC One 1320.

ATHLETICS: European Games 2019 - BT Sport 1 0700, eir Sport 1 0700, 1500.

BASEBALL: MLB, New York Yankees v Houston Astros - BT Sport/ESPN 0000 (Mon).

HOCKEY: Great Britain v New Zealand - BT Sport 2 1400.

MOTOR CYCLING: World Superbikes, race two - Eurosport 2 0930.

 

QUICK QUIZ answers: 1. Paris St Germain; 2. Widnes; 3. SW19; 4. 32; 5. 1977.

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