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On This Day - Aug 7 1969: Paul Lambert, former Scotland, Celtic and Borussia Dortmund midfielder, now Ipswich manager, is born

Celtic’s Paul Lambert moves in to tackle St Johnstone’s Nathan Lowdes during a Scottish Premier game at Celtic Park, Glasgow

ON THIS DAY 

1711: Queen Anne attended Ascot races, thereby lending the prefix 'Royal' to the meeting.

1926: The first British Grand Prix was staged at Brooklands. Known as the RAC Grand Prix, the race was won by Senechal and Wagner, driving their Delage at an average speed of 71.61 miles per hour.

1999: Newcastle striker Alan Shearer was sent off for the first time in his career as Aston Villa won 1-0 at St James' Park. Referee Uriah Rennie dismissed Shearer for a 71st-minute challenge on Ian Taylor.

2004: Irish distance runner Cathal Lombard tested positive for banned drug EPO.

2011: Manchester United beat Manchester City 3-2 after trailing 2-0 at half-time to win the Community Shield at Wembley.

2012: On a bumper day for Great Britain's Olympians, Chris Hoy won the gold medal in the men's keirin, his second gold of London 2012 and his sixth Olympic gold medal. There were also golds for Alistair Brownlee (men's triathlon), Laura Bechtolsheimer, Charlotte Dujardin and Carl Hester (team dressage) and Laura Trott (women's omnium), while Victoria Pendleton was a silver medallist in the women's sprint.

2016: The International Paralympic Committee announced a blanket ban for Russian athletes preventing them from competing at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

2016: Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored the winner as Manchester United beat Leicester 2-1 to win the Community Shield.

BIRTHDAYS

Greg Chappell (cricket) - former Australia Test captain, born 1948.

Eamonn Darcy (golf) - played in four Ryder Cups, born 1952.

Paul Lambert (soccer) - former Scotland, Celtic and Borussia Dortmund midfielder, now Ipswich manager, born 1969.

Dominic Cork (cricket) - former Derbyshire, Lancashire, Hampshire and England all-rounder, born 1971.

Kevin Muscat (soccer) - former Australia, Crystal Palace, Wolves, Rangers and Millwall defender, born 1973.

Mark Pettini (cricket) - former Leicestershire and Essex batsman, born 1983.

Erik Pieters (soccer) - Burnley and Holland full-back, born 1988.

Adam Yates (cycling) - Mitchelton-Scott cyclist and winner of the Tour de France white jersey for best young rider in 2016, born 1992.

Simon Yates (cycling) - Tour de France white jersey winner in 2017 who competes alongside his twin brother for Mitchelton-Scott, born 1992.

Dani Ceballos - Real Madrid and Spain midfielder, currently on loan at Arsenal, born 1996.

QUICK QUIZ

1. Who did Dublin defeat to lift the All-Ireland GAA Senior Football Championship title in 2015?

2. For which MLS side does Wayne Rooney play?

3. When was the last time Australia won the Ashes in England?

4. Who did Belfast fighter Sean McComb defeat at the Falls Park Feile Fight Night on Saturday August 3 2019 ?

5. At which club did Harry Maguire begin his professional career?

(See quiz answers at bottom)

SPORT ON TV 

Today (Wednesday, August 7)

CRICKET: T20 Blast, Leicestershire v Birmingham - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports The Ashes 1800.

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, Chicago Cubs v Oakland Athletics - BT Sport//ESPN 1900.

Tomorrow (Thursday, August 8)

CRICKET: One-day international, West Indies v India - Sky Sports The Ashes 1425, 2130; T20 Blast, Middlesex v Surrey - Sky Sports The Ashes 1800, Sky Sports Main Event 1830.

RUGBY LEAGUE: Super League, Warrington v St Helens - Sky Sports Arena 1900.

GOLF: PGA Tour, The Northern Trust - Sky Sports Main Event 1215, 2130, Sky Sports Golf 1215, 1830; Ladies European Tour, Ladies Scottish Open - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Golf 1530.

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

CYCLING: Tour of Poland - Eurosport 1 0945, 1700; European Road Championships, Alkmaar - Eurosport 1 1400.

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

BASEBALL: MLB, Cincinnati Reds v Chicago Cubs - BT Sport//ESPN 0000 (Fri); Minnesota Twins v Cleveland Indians - BT Sport 2 0100 (Fri).

QUICK QUIZ answers: 1. Kerry, 0-12 to 0-9; 2. DC United; 3. 2001; 4. Renald Garrido; 5. Sheffield United

 

 

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