On This Day - July 12 1984: Michael McGovern. Norwich and Northern Ireland goalkeeper, is born


1932: Yorkshire's Hedley Verity took all 10 Nottinghamshire wickets for just 10 runs at Headingley.

1969: Tony Jacklin became the first home winner of the Open since Max Faulkner in 1951.

1998: France beat Brazil 3-0 in the World Cup final with two goals from Zinedine Zidane and one from Emmanuel Petit.

2001: Argentina international Juan Sebastian Veron completed his £28.1million move from Lazio to Manchester United.

2005: Adam Gilchrist scored an unbeaten 121 - his 11th one-day international century - as Australia hammered England by eight wickets to win the NatWest Challenge decider at The Oval.

2009: England drew the first Ashes Test against Australia in Cardiff after last-wicket pair James Anderson and Monty Panesar survived the last 69 deliveries.

2010: Celtic confirmed the signing of Joe Ledley on a four-year deal from Cardiff.

2012: Nottingham Forest parted company with manager Steve Cotterill, who was just nine months into a three-and-a-half-year deal he signed when replacing Steve McClaren in October.

2014: England duo Joe Root (154 not out) and James Anderson (81) put on the highest 10th-wicket stand in Test history after sharing in a 198-run partnership in the opening Test against India at Trent Bridge.

2015: Top seed Novak Djokovic defeated Roger Federer 7-6 (7/1) 6-7 (10/12) 6-4 6-3 to win the Wimbledon men's singles title.

2018: Ireland's Dan Martin won stage six of the Tour de France, his second career stage win in the race.


Sir Gareth Edwards (rugby union) - former Wales and British & Irish Lions scrum-half, born 1947.

Tony Galvin (soccer) - former Republic of Ireland and Tottenham winger, born 1956.

Alan Mullally (cricket) - former England pace bowler, born 1969.

Christian Vieri (soccer) - former Italy and Inter Milan striker, born 1973.

Stelios Giannakopoulos (soccer) - former Bolton and Hull midfielder and a star of Greece's Euro 2004 triumph, born 1974.

Neil Harris (soccer) - former Millwall and Nottingham Forest striker and now head coach, born 1977.

Michael McGovern (soccer) - Norwich and Northern Ireland goalkeeper, born 1984.

JP Pietersen (rugby union) - South Africa international, born 1986.

James Rodriguez (soccer) - Real Madrid and Colombia forward, born 1991.

Luke Shaw (soccer) - Manchester United and England left-back, born 1995.


1. Who scored the only goal in the Republic of Ireland's 1-0 win over Netherlands in a World Cup qualifier in September 2001?

2. The Old Firm derby is Celtic v Rangers, but which two English clubs play the so-called Old Farm derby?

3. Who are the current Super Rugby champions, Waratahs, Crusaders; or Jaguares?

4. American swimmer Michael Phelps has won more Olympic gold medals than any other athlete. How many golds has he won, 23, 24 or 25?

5. Who currently manages the Mayo GAA Senior Football side?

(See quiz answers at bottom)


Today (Friday, July 12)

TENNIS: Wimbledon - BBC Two 1230, 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 Utd - 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

Tomorrow (Saturday, July 13)

TENNIS: Wimbledon, including ladies' singles final - BBC Two 1100, BBC One 1300, Eurosport 2 1345, eir Sport 1 1345

FORMULA ONE: British Grand Prix, practice - Sky Sports Main Event & Sky Sports F1 1045, Channel 4 1055; qualifying - Channel 4 1255, Sky Sports Main Event & Sky Sports F1 1300

CYCLING: Tour de France, Stage Eight - Eurosport 1 1045, ITV4 1100

GOLF: European Tour, Scottish Open - Sky Sports Golf 1500 & Sky Sports Main Event 1800; PGA Tour Golf, John Deere Classic - Sky Sports Golf 2000

HORSE RACING: Newmarket - ITV 1325

NETBALL: Netball World Cup - Sky Sports Main Event 0830, Sky Sports Action 0920, 1120, 1520 and 1720

MOTORCYCLING: World Superbikes, California - Eurosport 2 1845 & 2200

BASEBALL: MLB, New York Yankees v Toronto Blue Jays - BT Sport/ESPN 1800

BOXING: Daniel Dubois v Nathan Gorman - BT Sport 1 1930

QUICK QUIZ answers: 1 Jason McAteer; 2 Ipswich and Norwich; 3 Crusaders; 4 23; 5 James Horan.

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