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On This Day, August 5, 2012: Usain Bolt wins Olympic gold in the men's 100 metres

Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt took home 100 metre gold from the 2012 London Olympics  

BIRTHDAYS

Billy Bingham (soccer) - former Northern Ireland manager, born 1931.

Ray Clemence (soccer) - former Liverpool, Tottenham and England goalkeeper, born 1948.

John Whitaker (equestrian) - Olympic silver medal winner, born 1955.

Kevin Darley (racing) - former champion flat jockey, born 1960.

Oleg Luzhny (soccer) - former Arsenal and Ukraine defender, born 1968.

Justin Marshall (rugby union) - former All Blacks and Saracens scrum-half, born 1973.

David Healy (soccer) - former Northern Ireland striker, now Linfield manager, born 1979.

Wayne Bridge (soccer) - former England, Southampton, Chelsea and Manchester City defender, born 1980.

Paula Creamer (golf) - LPGA professional, born 1986.

Federica Pellegrini (swimming) - world record-breaking Italian swimmer, born 1988.

Michael Jamieson (swimming) - Scottish Olympic and Commonwealth Games silver medal winner, born 1988.

Ryan Bertrand (soccer) - Southampton defender, born 1989.

 

ON THIS DAY

1970: Manchester United became the first senior team in British football to win a competitive match by a penalty shoot-out. Their Watney Cup semi-final against Hull stood at 1-1 after 90 minutes before United came through 4-3 on penalties.

1978: Aberdeen's new Pittodrie stadium, the first all-seater football ground in Britain, was inaugurated with a friendly between the Dons and Tottenham.

1990: Tom Kite won the Federal Express St Jude Classic at Memphis to become the first golfer to reach six million US dollars in career earnings on the PGA Tour.

2003: Darren Gough announced his retirement from Test cricket.

2004: Sven-Goran Eriksson was cleared of any wrongdoing by the Football Association following an investigation into the Faria Alam scandal.

2009: Sunderland completed the £10million signing of Darren Bent from Tottenham.

2012: Jamaica's Usain Bolt won Olympic gold in the men's 100 metres.

2017: Justin Gatlin gatecrashed Usain Bolt's career finale to shock the London Stadium and claim the 100 metres World Championship title.

Darren Bent (pictured right) completed his £10m move from Tottenham to Sunderland 

QUICK QUIZ BLITZ

1. Which current Premier League club did Tony Pulis represent during his playing career?

2. Grace Road is a cricket ground in which English city?

3. In which country would you be watching a motorcycle race at Phillip Island?

4. Name Borussia Dortmund's head coach.

5. What is the name of Detroit's NFL team?

 

SPORT ON TV

Today (Monday, August 5)

CRICKET: The Ashes, England v Australia - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports The Ashes 1000.

SOCCER: UEFA Champions League play-off draw - BT Sport 2 1100; UEFA Europa League play-off draw - BT Sport 2 1230; Championship, Huddersfield v Derby - Sky Sports Main Event 1900.

TENNIS: WTA, Rogers Cup - BT Sport 1 1600.

CYCLING: Tour of Poland - Eurosport 1 1700.

SNOOKER: International Championship, China - Eurosport 2 0625, 1125.

BASEBALL: MLB, New York Mets v Miami Marlins - BT Sport//ESPN 2100; Chicago Cubs v Oakland Athletics - BT Sport//ESPN 0100 (Tue).

 

Tomorrow (Tuesday, August 6)

SOCCER: Carabao Cup, Portsmouth v Birmingham - Sky Sports Main Event 1930.

CRICKET: T20, West Indies v India - Sky Sports The Ashes 1525, Sky Sports Main Event 1530; Super League, Yorkshire Diamonds v Surrey Stars - Sky Sports The Ashes 1900.

TENNIS: WTA, Rogers Cup - BT Sport 1 1600.

CYCLING: Tour of Poland - Eurosport 1 1415.

SNOOKER: International Championship, China - Eurosport 2 0625, 1125.

BASEBALL: MLB, Detroit Tigers v Chicago White Sox - BT Sport//ESPN 1800; Minnesota Twins v Atlanta Braves - BT Sport//ESPN 0100 (Wed).

QUICK QUIZ Answers: 1. Bournemouth; 2. Leicester; 3. Australia; 4. Lucien Favre; 5. Lions

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