On This Day - Aug 13 1970: Newcastle soccer star Alan Shearer is born

Newcastle United striker Alan Shearer 


1948: Boris Stankovic of Yugoslavia went into the record books as the first footballer to be sent off at Wembley. He received his marching orders in the final of the Olympic football tournament which Sweden won 3-2.

1995: Colin Montgomerie lost a play-off for the US PGA Championship in Los Angeles to Australian Steve Elkington. The Scot had been beaten in a play-off for the US Open the previous year and was second again in 1997.

1997: Denmark's Wilson Kipketer beat Sebastian Coe's 16-year-old world 800 metres record when he clocked one minute 41.24 seconds in Zurich. A month earlier, the Kenya-born runner had equalled Coe's old mark of 1:41.73 in Stockholm.

1999: Steffi Graf announced her immediate retirement from tennis. The German - who spent a record 377 weeks as world number one - claimed 22 grand slam titles in all, seven coming at Wimbledon.

2004: Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez confirmed Michael Owen would sign for Real Madrid.

2011: England beat India by an innings and 242 runs in the third Test at Edgbaston to win the series 3-0 with one match remaining and knock their opponents off the top of the world Test rankings.

2015: Leicester handed striker Jamie Vardy a "substantial fine" and said he would take diversity awareness training after the England international was filmed using racist language in a casino.

2016: Mo Farah became the first British track and field athlete to win three Olympic gold medals by retaining his 10,000m title in Rio.

2016: Laura Trott, Joanna Rowsell-Shand, Katie Archibald and Elinor Barker won Olympic gold in the women's team pursuit at Rio 2016.

2017: The world's most expensive player Neymar marked his Paris St Germain debut with a goal and an assist as the capital club cruised to a 3-0 Ligue 1 win at Guingamp.


Phil Taylor (darts) - 16-time world champion, born 1960.

Tony Jarrett (athletics) - former England and Great Britain 110 metres hurdler, two-time world championship silver medallist and 1998 Commonwealth champion, born 1968.

Alan Shearer (soccer) - former Newcastle and England captain, born 1970.

Shoaib Akhtar (cricket) - former Pakistan bowler, born 1975.

Benjani Mwaruwari (soccer) - former Manchester City, Portsmouth and Zimbabwe striker, born 1978.

Niko Kranjcar (soccer) - Former Rangers, Spurs and Croatia winger, born 1984.

Lucas Moura (soccer) - Brazil winger who plays for Tottenham, born 1992.


1. What surname do former Liverpool and Czech striker Patrik and former Austrian team-mate of Ayrton Senna Gerhard share?

2. What is the nickname of Arsenal and Spain's left-back who moved from Malaga in 2013 and has made 185 appearances for the Gunners?

3. Which Pat served as Arsene Wenger's assistant until 2012, having previously played for the Gunners as a right-back in the 1960s and 70s?

4. Who won the All-Ireland GAA Senior Football Championship crown in 2000?

5. Which Formula One Grand Prix was first held in 2011 and shelved two seasons later with Sebastian Vettel winning all three races?

(See quiz answers at bottom)


Today (Tuesday, August 13)

SOCCER: Carabao Cup, Salford v Leeds - Sky Sports Main Event 1930.

CRICKET: Vitality Blast, Gloucestershire v Hampshire - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports The Ashes 1800; Kia Super League, Western Storm v Loughborough Lightning - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports The Ashes 1400.

TENNIS: WTA, Western & Southern Open - BT Sport 2 1600.

CYCLING: BinckBank Tour - Eurosport 1 1400; Tour of Utah - Eurosport 1 2030.

BASEBALL: MLB, Milwaukee Brewers v Minnesota Twins - BT Sport/ESPN 0100 (Wed).

Tomorrow (Wednesday, August 14)

CRICKET: England v Australia, second Ashes Test - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports The Ashes 1000; Vitality Blast, Essex v Middlesex - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports The Ashes 1855.

SOCCER: UEFA Super Cup, Liverpool v Chelsea - BT Sport 2 1900.

TENNIS: WTA, Western & Southern Open - BT Sport 2 1600.

CYCLING: BinckBank Tour - Eurosport 1 1400; Tour of Utah - Eurosport 1 2030.

TRIATHLON: ITU World Olympic Qualification Event - Eurosport 1 2330.

BASEBALL: MLB, Cleveland Indians v Boston Red Sox - BT Sport/ESPN 1800, Philadelphia Phillies v Chicago Cubs - BT Sport/ESPN 0000 (Thu).

QUICK QUIZ answers: 1. Berger; 2. Nacho; 3. Rice ;4. Kerry 5. Indian

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