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On This Day, June 25, 2007: Thierry Henry passes medical as he closes in on £16m move to Barcelona

Thierry Henry, centre, tussles with Barcelona's Puyol and Iniesta. On this day, he passed a media ahead of a move to join Barcelona.

BIRTHDAYS

Craig Johnston (soccer) - former Liverpool and Middlesbrough midfielder, later credited with designing and creating the prototype for the Adidas Predator football boot, born 1960.

Johnny Herbert (motor racing) - three-time grand prix winner who drove in 161 Formula One races for Benetton, Tyrrell, Lotus, Ligier, Sauber, Stewart and Jaguar, born 1964.

Erki Nool (athletics) - Estonian decathlete who won gold at the Sydney Olympics in 2000, and later went on to become an MP in his home country, born 1970.

Neil Lennon (soccer) - Celtic manager, born 1971.

Jason Gallian (cricket) - former Lancashire, Nottinghamshire and England batsman, born 1971.

Jamie Redknapp (soccer) - former Liverpool, Tottenham and England midfielder, now a television pundit, born 1973.

Albert Costa (tennis) - Spanish winner of the 2002 French Open, born 1975.

Iestyn Harris (rugby league) - former Wales international in both rugby codes, born 1976.

Scott Brown (soccer) - Celtic and former Scotland midfielder, born 1985.

Jack Cork (soccer) - Burnley midfielder, born 1989.

Victor Wanyama (soccer) - Tottenham and Kenya midfielder, born 1991.

Rodrigo Bentancur (soccer) - Juventus and Uruguay midfielder, born 1997.

 

ON THIS DAY

1932: India made their Test cricket debut against England at Lord's. The hosts, captained by Douglas Jardine, won by 158 runs.

1948: Joe Louis beat 'Jersey' Joe Walcott at New York's Yankee Stadium to make the 25th and final defence of his world heavyweight title a successful one. Louis won in the 11th round and retired eight months later.

1983: India won the third Cricket World Cup, beating reigning champions West Indies at Lord's.

2002: Michael Ballack netted the only goal as Germany beat co-hosts South Korea in Seoul to reach the World Cup final, but he also picked up a yellow card which ruled him out of the showpiece against Brazil.

2004: Holders France were knocked out of Euro 2004, losing 1-0 to eventual winners Greece in the quarter-final.

2007: Arsenal striker Thierry Henry passed his medical to bring his £16million move to Barcelona a step closer.

2008: A last-minute Philipp Lahm goal sent Germany through to the Euro 2008 final with a 3-2 win over Turkey in the semi-finals.

2012: The Crown Office instructed Strathclyde Police to conduct a criminal investigation into the acquisition of Rangers Football Club in May 2011 and the subsequent financial management of the club.

2012: Joey Barton was stripped of the QPR captaincy and fined six weeks' wages following his misconduct during the final Barclays Premier League match of the 2011-12 season against Manchester City.

2013: Real Madrid confirmed that former Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti would take over for the 2013-14 season, which ended with Champions League glory. Paris St Germain also confirmed Ancelotti's replacement in the French capital, bringing in Laurent Blanc on a two-year deal.

2016: England completed a 3-0 series whitewash of Australia with a 44-40 victory over the Wallabies at Allianz Stadium.

2017: Dawid Malan became the first England batsman to hit a half-century on his T20 debut as a 19-run victory against South Africa in Cardiff secured a 2-1 series victory.

Joe Louis beat 'Jersey' Joe Walcott at New York's Yankee Stadium to make the 25th and final defence of his world heavyweight title a successful one. Louis won in the 11th round and retired eight months later.

QUICK QUIZ

1. Who did West Germany beat to win the 1954 World Cup?

2. Michael Owen, Steve McManaman, Alvaro Arbeloa, Xavi Alonso and Fernando Morientes have all played for which two clubs?

3. New world number one Ashleigh Barty switched to which sport after taking a hiatus from tennis in late 2014?

4. In which year did Chris Froome win his first Tour de France?

5. The Canucks are playing the Blackhawks. Which sport are you watching?

(See quiz answers at bottom)

 

SPORT ON TV

Today (Tuesday, June 25)

CRICKET: World Cup, England v Australia - Sky Sports Main Event & Sky Sports Cricket 0930; Women's T20, England v West Indies - Sky Sports Main Event 1830 & Sky Sports Cricket 2000.

SPORT: European Games, day five - eir Sport 1 0700 & BT Sport 1000.

SOCCER: Women's World Cup, Italy v China - BBC Two England 1645; Africa Cup of Nations, Cameroon v Guinea-Bissau - Eurosport 2 1745, Ghana v Benin - Eurosport 2 2045.

TENNIS: WTA, Eastbourne - Eurosport 1100 & BBC Two England 1300.

SNOOKER: World Cup - Eurosport 2 1225 & Eurosport 1 0555 (Wed).

POOL: World Cup - Sky Sports Action 1330 & 1900.

BASEBALL: MLB, San Francisco Giants v Colorado Rockies - BT Sport//ESPN 0300 (Wed).

 

Tomorrow (Wednesday, June 26)

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

SPORT: European Games, day six - eir Sport 1 0700 & BT Sport 1000.

SOCCER: Africa Cup of Nations, Nigeria v Guinea - Eurosport 2 1515, Uganda v Zimbabwe - Eurosport 2 1745, Egypt v DR Congo - Eurosport 2 2045.

TENNIS: WTA, Eastbourne - Eurosport 1100 & BBC Two England 1300.

SNOOKER: World Cup - Eurosport 2 1225 & Eurosport 1 0555 (Thurs).

POOL: World Cup - Sky Sports Action 1330 & 1900.

BASEBALL: MLB, Arizona Diamondbacks v Los Angeles Dodgers - BT Sport//ESPN 2030, Philadelphia Phillies v New York Mets - BT Sport 1 0000 (Thurs).

 

QUICK QUIZ answers: 1. Hungary; 2. Liverpool and Real Madrid; 3. Cricket; 4. 2013; 5. Ice hockey.

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