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On This Day - July 10 2018: Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo joined Juventus from Real Madrid in a deal worth £99.2million

Ronaldo swaps Madrid for Turin as he joins Juventus in a deal worth almost £100 million

BIRTHDAYS

Virginia Wade (tennis) - 1977 Wimbledon singles champion, born 1945.

Sunil Gavaskar (cricket) - prolific former Indian opener, the first man to score 10,000 Test runs, born 1949.

Roger Craig (gridiron) - former running-back who won three Super Bowls with the San Francisco 49ers, born 1960.

Richard Guest (horse racing) - rode Red Marauder to victory in the 2001 Grand National, born 1965.

Edmilson (soccer) - former Brazil and Barcelona midfielder, born 1976.

Ludovic Giuly (soccer) - former France, Monaco and Barcelona midfielder, born 1976.

Mario Gomez (soccer) - Stuttgart's former Germany striker, born 1985.

Eunan O'Kane (soccer) - Leeds and Republic of Ireland midfielder, born 1990.

Ada Hegerberg (soccer) - Norway and Lyon striker, winner of the inaugural Women's Ballon d'Or award in 2018, born 1995

 

ON THIS DAY 

1927: Former Leeds and England manager Don Revie was born. He transformed Leeds from a struggling Second Division side into one of the best teams in Europe during the late 1960s and early 70s - guiding them to two League Championships, FA Cup and League Cup glory as well as winning the Fairs Cup in 1968 and 1971. He went on to manage England but quit after three years in 1977 following poor results. He died from motor neurone disease in May 1989.

1943: Arthur Ashe, who became the first black Wimbledon men's champion when he claimed the title in 1975, was born. The American died in 1993 of an AIDS-related disease.

1951: Randolph Turpin became the first Briton since Bob Fitzsimmons in the 19th century to win the world middleweight crown, producing one of boxing's biggest shocks with a points win over American 'Sugar' Ray Robinson.

1970: David Broome, on Beethoven, became the first British male rider to win the World Showjumping Championship.

1978: Snooker great Joe Davis, who won the world championship 15 times, including the first contested in 1927, died at the age of 77.

1989: Former Celtic striker Mo Johnston was transferred to Rangers from Nantes, becoming the first big-name Roman Catholic player to be signed by the club.

1994: Damon Hill won his first British Grand Prix, something his two-time world champion father Graham never managed.

1995: Paul Gascoigne completed a £4.3million move from Lazio to Rangers. David Platt also returned to Britain from Italian shores by signing for Arsenal from Sampdoria for £4.75million.

2006: Shamed France captain Zinedine Zidane won the Golden Ball - votes for which were cast at half-time in the World Cup final, in which he was later sent off - for being the best player in the tournament.

2007: West Ham clinched the signing of Craig Bellamy from Liverpool for a club record fee of £7.5million.

2012: South Africa wicketkeeper Mark Boucher announced his retirement from international cricket after sustaining a severe eye injury during South Africa's tour match against Somerset the previous day.

2014: Chile forward Alexis Sanchez agreed to join Arsenal from Barcelona on a long-term contract for an undisclosed fee.

2015: Mark Cavendish won stage seven of the Tour de France, his 26th career stage win in all.

2018: Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo joined Juventus from Real Madrid in a deal worth £99.2million.

French captain Zinedine Zidane won the Golden Ball - votes for which were cast at half-time in the World Cup final, in which he was later sent off - for being the best player in the tournament.

QUICK QUIZ

1. On which horse did AP McCoy win the Grand National in 2010?

2. What nationality is tennis player Elina Svitolina?

3. Which team knocked England out of Euro 2016 with a 2-1 win in Nice?

4. Who did Mark Selby beat to win the World Snooker Championship for the third time in 2017?

5. Which nation earned a shock 34-32 win over South Africa at the 2015 Rugby World Cup

(See quiz answers at bottom)

 

SPORT ON TV 

Today (Wednesday, July 10)

TENNIS: Wimbledon - eir Sport 1 1130, BBC One 1215, BBC Two 1300

CYCLING: Tour de France, Stage Five - Eurosport 1 1145, ITV4 1200

SOCCER: Africa Cup of Nations, two quarter-finals, Senegal v Benin, Nigeria v South Africa - Eurosport 2 1645 & 1945

RUGBY LEAGUE: State of Origin 2019 - Sky Sports Main Event 1000

RUGBY UNION: Women's International Rugby Union, England v France - Sky Sports Main Event & Sky Sports Action 0945; Canada v USA - Sky Sports Main Event & Sky Sports Action 0110

 

Tomorrow (Thursday, July 11)

CRICKET: Cricket World Cup, second semi-final Australia v England - Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Cricket World Cup 0930

TENNIS: Wimbledon - BBC Two 1230, eir Sport 1 1255, BBC One 1345

CYCLING: Tour de France, Stage Six - Eurosport 1 1145, ITV4 1200

SOCCER: Africa Cup of Nations, two quarter-finals Ivory Coast v Algeria, Madagascar v Tunisia - Eurosport 2 1645 & 1945

GOLF: European Tour Golf, Scottish Open - Sky Sports Golf 1030; PGA Tour Golf, John Deere Classic - Sky Sports Golf 1830 & 2100

RUGBY LEAGUE: Betfred Super League, Hull v London Broncos - Sky Sports Main Event 2000

BASEBALL: MLB, Texas Rangers v Houston Astros - BT Sport/ESPN 0100

BOXING: Fight Night International, Fabio Turchi v Tommy McCarthy - Sky Sports Action 2000

HORSE RACING: Newmarket - ITV3 1330

QUICK QUIZ answers: 1. Don't Push It; 2. Ukrainian; 3. Iceland; 4. John Higgins; 5. Japan.

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