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On This Day, June 28, 2018: Wayne Rooney leaves Everton to ply his trade in America with DC United

Wayne Rooney leaves behind English football to join DC United in the MLS

BIRTHDAYS

David Duckham (rugby union) - Lions wing who was capped 36 times by England, born 1946.

Mushtaq Ahmed (cricket) - Former Pakistan leg-spinner, who also represented Surrey and Sussex, born 1970.

Lorenzo Amoruso (soccer) - Former Rangers and Blackburn defender, born 1971.

Fabien Barthez (soccer) - Former Manchester United and France goalkeeper, born 1971.

Kenny Cunningham (soccer) - Former Wimbledon, Birmingham, Millwall, Sunderland and Republic of Ireland defender, born 1971.

Alberto Berasategui (tennis) - Spaniard who was French Open runner-up in 1994, born 1973.

Phil Bardsley (soccer) - Burnley and Scotland defender, born 1985.

Kevin De Bruyne (soccer) - Manchester City and Belgium midfielder, born 1991

Demarai Gray (soccer) - Leicester City midfielder, born 1996.

 

ON THIS DAY

1930: Mick The Miller won his second successive Greyhound Derby to become the first dog to win the race twice.

1990: FIFA announced the first change in football's offside law for 65 years when it ruled that players level with defenders would, in future, be onside.

2000: France beat Portugal 2-1, with Zinedine Zidane's golden goal putting them in the final of Euro 2000.

2005: Stoke parted company with manager Tony Pulis. He returned to the club a year later.

2012: Italy beat Germany 2-1 to reach the final of Euro 2012, which they eventually lost to Spain.

2018: Former England striker Wayne Rooney left Everton to join DC United in Major League Soccer, signing a three-and-a-half-year contract.

On this day 14 years ago, Arsenal vice-chairman David Dein revealed that Chelsea had made a £40m bid for striker Thierry Henry

QUICK QUIZ

1. Which MLS club did Thierry Henry play for?

2. Name the England cricketer who became the youngest fast bowler to take 400 Test wickets at the age of 31 years and 271 days?

3. Which male tennis player won the 2014 Australian Open?

4. How many NBA championships has Stephen Curry won with the Golden State Warriors?

5. How many rounds did Anthony Joshua's Madison Square Garden fight with Andy Ruiz Jr go to earlier this month?

(See quiz answers at bottom)

 

SPORT ON TV

Today (Friday, June 28)

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

SPORT: European Games, day eight - eir Sport 1 0800 & BT Sport 1000.

SOCCER: Africa Cup of Nations, Tunisia v Mali - Eurosport 2 1515, Morocco v Ivory Coast - Eurosport 2 1745, South Africa v Namibia - Eurosport 2 2045; SSE Airtricity League, Shamrock Rovers v Dundalk - eir Sport 1 1930.

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

AUTO: Formula One, Austrian Grand Prix practice - Sky Sports F1 0945 & Sky Sports Main Event 1345.

GOLF: European Tour, Andalucia Valderrama Masters - Sky Sports Golf 1100; PGA Tour, Rocket Mortgage Classic - Sky Sports Golf 1300 & Sky Sports Main Event 2215; Seniors Tour, US Seniors Open - Sky Sports Golf 2300.

RUGBY LEAGUE: Super League, Warrington v St Helens - Sky Sports Arena & Sky Sports Main Event 1900.

RUGBY UNION: Women's Rugby Super Series, England v USA - Sky Sports Action 2030, Canada v New Zealand - Sky Sports Action 2355.

MOTO: MotoGP, Grand Prix of Assen practice - BT Sport 2 0745.

SNOOKER: World Cup - Eurosport 1 0730 & 0555 (Sat) & Eurosport 2 1225.

POOL: World Cup - Sky Sports Action 1330.

BASEBALL: MLB, Tampa Bay Rays v Texas Rangers - BT Sport//ESPN 0000 (Sat).

 

Tomorrow (Saturday, June 29)

CRICKET: World Cup, Pakistan v Afghanistan - Sky Sports Main Event & Sky Sports Cricket 1000, New Zealand v Australia - Sky Sports Main Event 1300 & Sky Sports Cricket 1830.

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

SOCCER: Women's World Cup, quarter-final - BBC Two England 1715; Africa Cup of Nations, Mauritania v Angola - Eurosport 2 1515, Cameroon v Ghana - Eurosport 2 1800, Benin v Guinea-Bissau - Eurosport 2 2045; MLS, Atlanta United v Montreal Impact - Sky Sports Main Event 2300.

TENNIS: WTA, Eastbourne - BBC Two England 1220 & Eurosport 1 1230.

AUTO: Formula One, Austrian Grand Prix practice - Sky Sports F1 1045.

GOLF: European Tour, Andalucia Valderrama Masters - Sky Sports Golf 1300; PGA Tour, Rocket Mortgage Classic - Sky Sports Golf 1800 & Sky Sports Main Event 2130; Seniors Tour, US Seniors Open - Sky Sports Golf 2300.

RUGBY UNION: Super Rugby, Crusaders v Hurricanes - Sky Sports Action 0815.

MOTO: MotoGP, Grand Prix of Assen practice - BT Sport 2 0800.

HORSE RACING: Live racing from the UK - ITV 1330.

BOXING: WBO world middleweight title fight, Demetrius Andrade v Walter Kautondokwa - Sky Sports Main Event & Sky Sports Action 0200 (Sun).

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

POOL: World Cup - Sky Sports Action 1330 & 1830.

 

QUICK QUIZ answers: 1. New York Red Bulls; 2. Stuart Broad; 3. Stan Wawrinka; 4. Three (2015, 2017, 2018); 5. Seven rounds.

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