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On This Day - July 11, 2014: Liverpool and Barcelona agreed a fee for the sale of Uruguay forward Luis Suarez to the Catalan club.

Uruguay forward Luis Suarez completed a move from Liverpool to Barcelona on this day in 2014 

BIRTHDAYS

Leon Spinks (boxing) - beat Muhammad Ali to win the world heavyweight title in 1978, brother of fellow boxer Michael and father of welterweight Cory, born 1953.

Hugo Sanchez (soccer) - former Mexico and Real Madrid striker, born 1958.

Dean Richards (rugby union) - former England and Lions number eight and Newcastle's current director of rugby. Previously suspended from rugby for three years for his part in the 'Bloodgate' scandal, born 1963.

Tony Cottee (soccer) - former England striker, who made his name at West Ham and Everton, born 1965.

Alan Hunte (rugby league) - former St Helens, Warrington, Salford and Great Britain centre, born 1970.

Hermann Hreidarsson (soccer) - former Ipswich, Charlton and Portsmouth defender, born 1974.

Morne Steyn (rugby union) - South Africa international fly-half, born 1984.

Caroline Wozniacki (tennis) - Danish former world number one and two-time US Open runner-up, born 1990.

Etienne Capoue (soccer) - Watford's French midfielder, born 1988.

 

ON THIS DAY 

1884: Old Trafford in Manchester became the second British Test cricket ground after the Kennington Oval when it hosted the first Test between England and Australia.

1999: Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher suffered a broken leg in a high-speed crash into a tyre wall during the British Grand Prix at Silverstone. The race was won by Scotland's David Coulthard, ahead of Ulsterman Eddie Irvine and Ralf Schumacher.

2000: Manchester United agreed to sell goalkeeper Massimo Taibi to Reggina for £2.5million - just 10 months after splashing out £4.5m to bring him to Old Trafford. The Italian stopper suffered a series of gaffes as he conceded 11 goals in his four games for United.

2006: Liverpool announced German midfielder Dietmar Hamann had left the club to join Bolton but hours later the player had a "change of heart" and signed for Manchester City instead.

2007: Administrators KPMG announced a consortium headed by Ken Bates had beaten off rival bidders to buy back Leeds for an undisclosed sum.

2008: Arsenal completed the signing of Samir Nasri from Marseille on a long-term contract for an undisclosed fee.

2009: Sunderland completed the signing of striker Fraizer Campbell from Manchester United on a four-year deal for an initial fee of £3.5m.

2010: Spain won the World Cup after beating Holland 1-0 after extra-time in the final in Johannesburg.

2014: Liverpool and Barcelona agreed a fee for the sale of Uruguay forward Luis Suarez to the Catalan club.

2017: Johanna Konta became Great Britain's first semi-finalist in the Wimbledon ladies' singles since 1978 when she beat Simona Halep 6-7 (2) 7-6 (5) 6-4.

2018: England were knocked out of the World Cup following a 2-1 extra-time defeat to Croatia in the semi-final. It was 1-1 after 90 minutes, with Kieran Trippier's early free-kick being cancelled out by Ivan Perisic.

 Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher suffered a broken leg in a high-speed crash into a tyre wall during the British Grand Prix at Silverstone.

QUICK QUIZ

1. In which year did Fernando Alonso win his first Formula One title?

2. Sir Nick Faldo won how many Masters titles?

3. Who became the first Briton to win an Olympic medal in a snow event at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi?

4. Who did Angelique Kerber beat to win the Wimbledon women's singles title in 2018?

5. In which sport can you win the Stanley Cup?

(See quiz answers at bottom)

 

SPORT ON TV 

Today (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

 

Tomorrow (Friday, July 12)

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

FORMULA ONE: British Grand Prix, practice - Sky Sports Main Event & Sky Sports F1 0945 & 1345

CYCLING: Tour de France, Stage Seven - Eurosport 1 1000, ITV4 1000

ATHLETICS: Diamond League - Eurosport 2 1900

SOCCER: Scottish League Cup, Hearts v Dundee United - BT Sport 1 1915

GOLF: European Tour Golf, Scottish Open - Sky Sports Golf 1030 & Sky Sports Main Event 1245; PGA Tour Golf, John Deere Classic - Sky Sports Golf 1830

NETBALL: Netball World Cup - Sky Sports Main Event 0830, Sky Sports Action 0920, 1120, 1720 & 1920

HORSE RACING: Newmarket - ITV3 1330

RUGBY LEAGUE: Betfred Super League, Leeds v Hull KR - Sky Sports Main Event 1900

BASEBALL: MLB - Chicago Cubs v Pittsburgh Pirates - BT Sport/ESPN 1900, Philadelphia Phillies v Washington Nationals 2300

BOXING: Hughie Fury v Samuel Peter & Amir Khan v Billy Dib - Channel 5 2100

DARTS: German Masters - eir Sport 1 2000

 

QUICK QUIZ answers: 1. 2005; 2. Three; 3. Jenny Jones; 4. Serena Williams; 5. Ice hockey.

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