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On This Day, July 15, 2018: France win the World Cup for a second time, beating Croatia 4-2 in the final in Moscow.

France won the World Cup for a second time after beating Croatia 4-2 in the final in Moscow. 

ON THIS DAY 

1938: Arthur Fagg scored an unbeaten 202 in Kent's second innings against Essex. He had already made 244 in the first innings and became the first man to score double centuries in both innings of a first-class match.

1983: Manchester's Denis Durnian established a record score for nine holes in the Open Championship when he shot 28 in the second round at Royal Birkdale.

1989: Laurie Cunningham, the second black footballer to play for England after Viv Anderson, was killed in a car crash near Madrid aged 33. Cunningham made his name with Leyton Orient and West Brom before moving to Real Madrid.

2004: Switzerland striker Alexander Frei was banned for three international matches by UEFA after being found guilty of spitting at England's Steven Gerrard during a Euro 2004 group match.

2005: Jack Nicklaus, the winner of 18 majors, completed the last competitive round of his career at the Open at St Andrews.

2008: Decathlete Dean Macey, a former World Championship silver medallist, announced his retirement from athletics.

2009: Andrew Flintoff confirmed his intention to retire from Test cricket at the end of the summer's Ashes series.

2012: Amir Khan lost to Danny Garcia by a fourth-round stoppage in their WBA and WBC light-welterweight unification fight in Las Vegas.

2014: World Cup-winning England centre Mike Tindall announced he was retiring from rugby.

2018: France won the World Cup for a second time after beating Croatia 4-2 in the final in Moscow.

 

BIRTHDAYS

Mario Kempes (soccer) - star of Argentina's 1978 World Cup win, born 1954.

Jason Wilcox (soccer) - former Blackburn, Leeds and England winger, born 1971.

Andre Nel (cricket) - former South Africa fast bowler, born 1977.

Alexander Frei (soccer) - former Switzerland, Basel and Borussia Dortmund striker, born 1979.

Alou Diarra (soccer) - former France, West Ham and Charlton midfielder, born 1981.

Danilo (soccer) - Manchester City and Brazil full-back, born 1991.

Wayde Van Niekerk (athletics) - South African Olympic champion, who won 400m gold at Rio 2016 in a world-record time, born 1992.

Amir Khan lost to Danny Garcia by a fourth-round stoppage in their WBA and WBC light-welterweight unification fight in Las Vegas. 

QUICK QUIZ

1. Which circuit alternated with Silverstone to host the British Grand Prix between 1964 and 1986?

2. Which three British riders have won the Tour de France?

3. Which League One club have secured promotions in six of their 17 seasons since being established?

4. Name the two NFL teams based in Los Angeles.

5. Who are the reigning EFL Cup holders?

(See quiz answers at bottom)

 

SPORT ON TV 

Today (Monday, July 15)

CYCLING: Tour de France - Eurosport 1 1045, ITV4 1100 & S4C 1400

NETBALL: World Cup - Sky Sports Main Event/Sky Sports Netball 0820, Sky Sports Action 0930, 1120, 1520 & 1720, Sky Sports Netball 1035, 1430 & 1645, BBC Two 1445

TENNIS: WTA, Bucharest Open - BT Sport 2 1200

BASEBALL: MLB, Colorado Rockies v San Francisco Giants - BT Sport/ESPN 1900; Philadelphia Phillies v Los Angeles Dodgers - BT Sport/ESPN 0000 (Tues).

Tomorrow (Tuesday, July 16)

CYCLING: Tour de France - Eurosport 1 1045 & ITV4 1100 & S4C 1400.

NETBALL: World Cup - Sky Sports Main Event/Sky Sports Arena/Sky Sports Netball 0845, 1045, 1430, 1645 & 1845, BBC Two 1445.

TENNIS: WTA, Bucharest Open - BT Sport 1 1200.

 

QUICK QUIZ answers: 1 Brands Hatch; 2 Sir Bradley Wiggins, Chris Froome and Geraint Thomas; 3 AFC Wimbledon; 4 Rams and Chargers; 5 Manchester City.

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