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On this Day, July 23 1989: Terence McNaughton starred for Antrim as they hammered Kildare to reach the All-Ireland SHC semi-finals

Terence McNaughton in action for Antrim against Tipperary during the 1989 All-Ireland SHC final  

ON THIS DAY IN SPORT

1949: Brian Close became England's youngest Test cricketer when he made his debut against New Zealand at Old Trafford aged 18 years and 149 days. He played the last of his 22 Tests at the age of 46, some 27 years later.

1988: Greg LeMond won the Tour de France for the second time, beating Laurent Fignon by a mere eight seconds.

1989: Terence McNaughton starred for Antrim as they hammered Kildare, 4-14 to 0-7, to reach the All-Ireland SHC semi-finals. Antrim would reach that year’s final, losing to Tipperary, after beating Offaly in the last-four.

2000: Tiger Woods won the Open Championship at St Andrews by eight shots. The American, who a few months earlier had won the US Open by the biggest margin in major championship history, became only the fifth player to complete a career grand slam of major titles after his triumph at the home of golf.

2006: Woods won the Open Championship at Hoylake, just 11 weeks after the death of his father.

2006: American Floyd Landis won the Tour de France but later tested positive for a banned substance. After a long legal battle, he was eventually stripped of his title and banned for two years.

2007: Freddie Ljungberg's nine-year Arsenal career came to an end as the Sweden midfielder joined West Ham in a £3million move.

2010: France's entire 23-man World Cup squad were suspended for the friendly game against Norway on August 11 after the controversy in South Africa which saw them stage a sit-in on the team bus.

2011: Fifa executive committee member Mohamed Bin Hammam was banned from all international and national football activity for life after being found guilty of bribery.

2016: David Moyes was appointed Sunderland manager on a four-year deal, replacing new England boss Sam Allardyce.

2017: Jordan Spieth claimed victory in the Open Championship at Royal Birkdale.

2017: Chris Froome won the Tour de France for the fourth time.

2018: Former Leeds and England defender Paul Madeley died at the age of 73.

2018: Swimmer Ryan Lochte, a 12-time Olympic medallist for the United States, was given a 14-month ban for the use of a "prohibited method" after posting a picture on Instagram which showed him receiving an intravenous infusion.

SPORT BIRTHDAYS

Graham Gooch (cricket) - former England and Essex captain, born 1953.

Andy Townsend (soccer) - former Chelsea, Aston Villa and Republic of Ireland midfielder, now a television and radio pundit, born 1963.

Maurice Greene (athletics) - American sprinter who won 100 metres and 4x100m relay gold at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, born 1974.

Stuart Elliott (soccer) - former Hull and Northern Ireland winger, born 1978.

Jarkko Nieminen (tennis) - Finnish former Wimbledon quarter-finalist, born 1981.

David Strettle (rugby union) - Saracens and former England winger, born 1983.

Aaron Peirsol (swimming) - American five-times Olympic gold medal-winner, born 1983.

Danny Ings (soccer) - Southampton striker, born 1992.

Claudio Gomes (soccer) - Manchester City's French midfielder, born 2000.

QUICK QUIZ

1. How many caps did Ryan Giggs win for Wales?

2. Who won gold in the mixed doubles tennis at the Rio Olympics?

3. What team does Formula One driver Valtteri Bottas race for?

4. Which football team play their home games at the Parc des Princes?

5. Where will the 2024 Summer Olympics be held?
(See answers below)

SPORT ON TV

Today (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)

Tomorrow (Wednesday, July 24)

CRICKET: Test, England v Ireland - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Cricket 1000; T20 Blast, Sussex v Hampshire - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Cricket 1855.

CYCLING: Tour de France, stage 17 - Eurosport 1 1100, ITV4 1115.

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, Tampa Bay Rays v Boston Red Sox - BT Sport//ESPN 1700.

QUIZ ANSWERS 

1. 64; 2. Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Jack Sock; 3. Mercedes; 4. Paris St Germain; 5. Paris

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