On This Day, July 19, 2010: Liverpool signed England international Joe Cole on a four-year contract.

On this day in 2010, Liverpool sealed Joe Cole's signature on a four-year deal 


1903: Maurice Garin, nicknamed 'the little chimneysweep', won the inaugural Tour de France.

1957: Alec Russell became only the second man, after Gordon Richards in 1933, to ride all six winners in one race meeting.

1997: Crystal Palace agreed a fee of £2.1million for Juventus winger Attilio Lombardo, who went on to manage the Eagles for a brief spell.

2002: The Football Association deducted Football League newcomers Boston four points and fined them £100,000 for contractual irregularities. The Pilgrims still managed to stay up at the end of the season, finishing in 15th.

2004: Chelsea agreed a £24million fee with Marseille for striker Didier Drogba.

2005: Newcastle signed Turkey international Emre Belozoglu from Inter Milan for £3.8million.

2006: David O'Leary left Aston Villa by mutual consent after three years in charge.

2007: Jenson Button and Rubens Barrichello were confirmed as Honda's drivers for the 2008 Formula One season.

2009: American Stewart Cink won golf's Open Championship after defeating 59-year-old countryman Tom Watson in a four-hole play-off.

2010: Liverpool signed England international Joe Cole on a four-year contract.

2011: Keri-Anne Payne became the first Great Britain athlete to qualify for the 2012 London Olympics after winning the 10 kilometre open water race at the FINA World Championships in Shanghai.

2012: Tottenham and England defender Ledley King retired from professional football.

2015: Liverpool reached an agreement with Aston Villa over the payment terms for the £32.5million transfer of Christian Benteke.

2017: Jodie Taylor became the first female England player to score a hat-trick at a major tournament as the Lionesses started their European Championship campaign with a 6-0 thrashing of Scotland.

2018: Liverpool announced the signing of Brazil international Alisson on a six-year contract after agreeing a world-record fee for a goalkeeper from Roma.

2018: Lewis Hamilton agreed a two-year contract extension with Mercedes through to the end of the 2020 Formula One season.

Labelled an "absolute freak" by Harry Redknapp for being able to perform at Premiership level despite not training due to a knee injury, Ledley King retired on this day 


Ilie Nastase (tennis) - Romanian who won the French Open and US Open and reached two Wimbledon finals, born 1946.

Paul Bracewell (soccer) - former Everton, Sunderland and Newcastle midfielder, who went on to manage Fulham, born 1962.

Vitali Klitschko (boxing) - former WBC world heavyweight champion and now mayor of Kiev, born 1971.

Malcolm O'Kelly (rugby union) - lock who won 92 caps for Ireland, born 1974.

Shayne McMenemy (rugby league) - former Hull FC forward, born 1976.

Ed Smith (cricket) - former Kent batsman who won three England Test caps before retiring in 2008 and is now the national selector, born 1977.

Luke Young (soccer) - former England and Charlton defender, born 1979.

Xavier Malisse (tennis) - Belgium's former Wimbledon semi-finalist, born 1980.

LaMarcus Aldridge (basketball) - San Antonio Spurs forward, born 1985.

Manuel Akanji (soccer) - Borussia Dortmund and Switzerland defender, born 1995.

Matt Miazga (soccer) - Chelsea and United States defender, born 1995.

Jean Michael Seri (soccer) - Fulham and Ivory Coast midfielder, born 1997.



1. Who won two Everton player of the season awards in the 2015-16 season?

2. Who is the youngest winner of the US Open men's singles title?

3. Which golfer won the Open Championship in 2002 and 2012?

4. Who scored 118 goals for Manchester United in 292 appearances across six seasons?

5. The Baltimore Orioles play in which American sport?

(See quiz answers at bottom)



Today (Friday, July 19)

GOLF: The Open Championship - Sky Sports Main Event & Sky Sports Golf 0630.

CRICKET: Women's Ashes, England v Australia - Sky Sports Cricket 1030; Vitality T20 Blast, Hampshire v Sussex Sharks - Sky Sports Cricket 1845 & Sky Sports Main Event 2030.

CYCLING: Tour de France - ITV4 0930, Eurosport 1 1230 & S4C 1400; La Course by Le Tour de France - Eurosport 1 0845.

NETBALL: World Cup - BBC Two 1445.

SOCCER: Africa Cup of Nations final, Senegal v Algeria - Eurosport 2 1945; Betfred Cup, Motherwell v Morton, BT Sport 1 1915.

RUGBY LEAGUE: Super League, Hull KR v Huddersfield Giants - Sky Sports Arena 1900.

RUGBY UNION: Currie Cup, Griquas v Pumas - Sky Sports Action 1545; Blue Bulls v Free State Cheetahs - Sky Sports Action 1800.

BASEBALL: MLB, Chicago Cubs v San Diego Padres - BT Sport/ESPN 1900.


Tomorrow (Saturday, July 20)

GOLF: The Open Championship - Sky Sports Golf 0930 & Sky Sports Main Event 1430.

CYCLING: Tour de France - Eurosport 1 1200.

NETBALL: World Cup - Sky Sports Main Event 0845 & BBC Two 1430.

CRICKET: Women's Ashes, England v Australia - Sky Sports Cricket 1030 & Sky Sports Main Event 1045; Vitality T20 Blast, Kent Spitfires v Somerset - Sky Sports Cricket 1845 & Sky Sports Main Event 2000.

ATHLETICS: London Anniversary Games - BBC One 1315.

TENNIS: WTA, Bucharest Open - BT Sport 2 1300.

DARTS: World Matchplay Darts - Sky Sports Action 2100 & Sky Sports Main Event 2200.

SOCCER: Premier League Asia Trophy, Newcastle United v West Ham - Sky Sports Premier League 0945, Manchester City v Wolves - Sky Sports Premier League 1215.

RUGBY LEAGUE: NRL, Sydney Roosters v Newcastle Knights - Sky Sports Arena 0555, Canberra Raiders v West Tigers - Sky Sports Action 0825, North Queensland v South Sydney Rabbitohs - Sky Sports Action 1030.

UFC: Fight Night, Rafael dos Anjos v Leon Edwards welterweight title bout - 0000 (Sun).

RUGBY UNION: Rugby Championship, South Africa v Australia - Sky Sports Action 1530, Argentina v New Zealand - Sky Sports Action 1830.

MOTO: Speedway, Speedway of Nations - BT Sport 1 1745.

BASEBALL: MLB, New York Yankees v Colorado Rockies - BT Sport/ESPN 1800, San Francisco Giants v New York Mets - BT Sport 2 2100, Atlanta Braves v Washington Nationals - BT Sport 2 0000 (Sun).


QUICK QUIZ answers: 1. Gareth Barry; 2. Pete Sampras (at 19 years and one month); 3. Ernie Els; 4. Cristiano Ronaldo; 5. Baseball

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