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On this Day, July 22 2007: Pádraig Harrington won the Open at Carnoustie

Pádraig Harrington won the Open at Carnousite in July 2007  

ON THIS DAY IN SPORT

1995: Harold Larwood died in Australia, aged 90. Larwood will forever be associated with the 'Bodyline' series in Australia in 1932-33 when the Nottinghamshire pace bowler bowled short-pitched balls directed at the body and claimed 33 wickets at just 19 apiece as England won the series 4-1. The series generated such outrage that when he returned home Larwood was ordered to apologise, but refused and never played for his country again. Larwood emigrated to Australia in 1950. He was awarded the OBE in 1994.

2006: Tiger Woods led the Open Championship on day three after he carded a 64 to equal the course record at Hoylake. Woods went on to win the tournament.

2007: Dubliner Pádraig Harrington won the Open at Carnoustie after beating Spain's Sergio Garcia in a play-off.

2009: Kevin Pietersen was ruled out of the remainder of the Ashes series with an Achilles injury. England went on to win the series 2-1.

2010: Sri Lanka spinner Muttiah Muralitharan marked his farewell appearance by becoming the first bowler in cricket history to take 800 Test wickets when he dismissed India's Pragyan Ojha, his eighth scalp of the match.

2012: Bradley Wiggins won the Tour de France, becoming the first British man to do so in the 99th edition of the event.

2015: Liverpool completed the signing of Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke in a £32.6million deal.

2016: Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce was appointed as England's new boss on a two-year contract. He left his position after just one game and 67 days in charge after being caught in a national newspaper sting.

2017: South Africa's Branden Grace recorded the first 62 in men's major championship history in the Open Championship at Royal Birkdale.

2018: Francesco Molinari became the first Italian to win a golf major after lifting the Open Championship title at Carnoustie.

 

SPORT BIRTHDAYS

Lasse Viren (athletics) - Finnish former long-distance runner who won four Olympic gold medals in 1972 and 1976, born 1949.

Emilio Butragueno (soccer) - Former Spain striker who made over 300 appearances for Real Madrid, born 1963.

Barrie McDermott (rugby league) - Former Leeds and Great Britain prop, born 1972.

Dirk Kuyt (soccer) - Retired Dutch striker, formerly of Liverpool and Feyenoord, born 1980.

Anna Chicherova (athletics) - Russian high jumper who won gold at London 2012, born 1982.

Stewart Downing (soccer) - Blackburn Rovers winger, born 1984.

Matty James (soccer) - Leicester City midfielder, born 1991.

 

QUICK QUIZ

1. Kyle Walker began his professional football career with which club?

2. Who did Novak Djokovic beat to win his first grand slam singles title at the Australian Open in 2008?

3. The Claret Jug is associated with which sport?

4. The Mets are a sports team based in which American city?

5. Who won gold in the men's 100m in the 1992 Olympics?

 

SPORT ON TV

Today (Monday, July 22)

TENNIS: WTA Tennis, the Baltic Open - BT Sport 1 1200.

DARTS: World Matchplay Darts from Winter Gardens in Blackpool - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Action 1900.

BASEBALL: MLB, Minnesota Twins v New York Yankees - BT Sport 1 0100 (Tue).

Tomorrow (Tuesday, July 23)

CRICKET: T20 Blast, Surrey v Middlesex - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Cricket 1800.

CYCLING: Tour de France, stage 16 - Eurosport 1 1145, ITV4 1200.

TENNIS: WTA Tennis, the Baltic Open - BT Sport 1 1200.

DARTS: World Matchplay Darts from Winter Gardens in Blackpool - Sky Sports Action 1900, Sky Sports Main Event 2200.

BASEBALL: MLB, Houston Astros v Oakland Athletics - BT Sport 1 0100 (Wed)

 

QUIZ ANSWERS

1. Sheffield United; 2. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga; 3. Golf; 4. New York; 5. Linford Christie.

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