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On This Day - August 17, 2013: Mohan on fire as Monaghan progress to the last four

Caoimhe Mohan helped herself to a 2-6 tally against Laois 

BIRTHDAYS

Alan Minter (boxing) - former world middleweight champion, born 1951.

Guillermo Vilas (tennis) - Argentinian who won four grand slam titles, born 1952.

Nelson Piquet (motor racing) - three-time Formula One world champion, born 1952.

Robin Cousins (ice skating) - 1980 Olympic champion, born 1957.

Jim Courier (tennis) - American former world number one, born 1970.

Thierry Henry (soccer) - former Arsenal, Barcelona and France striker, recently head coach at Monaco, born 1977.

William Gallas (soccer) - defender who played for Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham, born 1977.

Phil Jagielka (soccer) - Sheffield United and England defender, born 1982.

Marc Wilson (soccer) - Republic of Ireland defender, formerly with Stoke, Bournemouth and Bolton, born 1987.

Tiemoue Bakayoko (soccer) - Chelsea midfielder, born 1994.

ON THIS DAY

1919: Gertrude Ederle became the youngest world record holder in any sport when, at the age of 12 years and 298 days, she set a new best in the 880 yards freestyle in Indianapolis. Seven years later she was the first woman to swim the English Channel.

1928: England and Gloucestershire cricketer Wally Hammond took 10 catches against Surrey at Cheltenham - setting a record for an outfielder in a first-class match.

1938: Henry Armstrong beat Lou Ambers on points to win the world lightweight title in New York, becoming the first boxer to hold three world titles simultaneously.

2008: Michael Phelps broke Mark Spitz's record of gold medals in an Olympic Games with his eighth gold in Beijing in the 4x100m medley relay.

2010: Nicolas Anelka was suspended for 18 international matches by the French Football Federation in relation to his conduct at the World Cup. Patrice Evra received a five-match ban while Franck Ribery and Jeremy Toulalan were suspended for three matches and one match respectively.

2013: Caoimhe Mohan helped herself to 2-6 as Monaghan annihilated Laois in the ladies’ All-Ireland quarter-final.

2014: Seamus Callanan plundered a brilliant 2-4 as Tipperary roared past Cork in the All-Ireland semi-final.

2017: Yorkshire's Adam Lyth scored a British domestic T20 record innings of 161 in the match against Northamptonshire at Headingley. Yorkshire's score of 260 for four was also a new domestic T20 record.

2018: Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne was ruled out for three months due to a knee injury.

SPORT ON TV

Today (Saturday, August 17)

GAELIC GAMES: All-Ireland Camogie semi-finals, Kilkenny v Tipperary & Cork v Galway – RTE2 1700. All-Ireland Ladies Intermediate Championship, Sligo v Tipperary & Meath v Roscommon, TG4 1425.

SOCCER: Premier League - Arsenal v Burnley - BT Sport 1 1200; Manchester City v Tottenham - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League 1700; Bundesliga, Borussia Monchengladbach v Schalke - BT Sport 2 1715; National League, Barrow v Yeovil - BT Sport 1 1700.

CRICKET: England v Australia, second Ashes Test - Sky Sports The Ashes 1000, Sky Sports Main Event 1030.

RUGBY UNION: International match, Wales v England - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Action 1315, Wales v England - Channel 4 1330; Rugby Championship, New Zealand v Australia - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Action 0800; South Africa v Argentina - Sky Sports Arena 1555, Sky Sports Action 1700; Mitre 10 Cup, Canterbury v Tasman and Bay Of Plenty v Waikato - Sky Sports Main Event 0300 (Sun) and 0530 (Sun).

GOLF: European Tour, Czech Masters - Sky Sports Golf 1300; PGA Tour, BMW Championship - Sky Sports Golf 1900, Sky Sports Main Event 2000.

TENNIS: WTA, Western and Southern Open - BT Sport/ESPN 1600, BT Sport 2 2000.

CYCLING: BinckBank Tour - Eurosport 1 1400; Arctic Race of Norway - Eurosport 1 1600; Tour of Utah - Eurosport 1 2030.

HORSE RACING: From Newbury, Newmarket and Ripon - ITV4 1330.

MOTOR CYCLING: British Superbikes, Cadwell Park qualifying - Eurosport 2 1530.

MOTOR RACING: IndyCar Pocono qualifying - Sky Sports F1 1730.

DARTS: Melbourne Darts Masters - eir Sport 1 0930.

MMA: UFC 241, Daniel Cormier v Stipe Miocic and undercard - BT Sport 1 0100 (Sun).

BASEBALL: MLB, fixture Cubs v Pirates- BT Sport 2 0000 (Sun).

Tomorrow (Sunday, August 18)

GAELIC GAMES: All-Ireland MHC final, Galway v Kilkenny – TG4 1300; All-Ireland SHC final, Kilkenny v Tipperary – RTE2 & Sky Sports Arena – 1530.

CRICKET: England v Australia, second Ashes Test - Sky Sports The Ashes 1000, Sky Sports Main Event 1030.

SOCCER: Premier League, Sheffield United v Crystal Palace - Sky Sports Premier League 1300, Sky Sports Main Event 1400, Chelsea v Leicester - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League 1600; Betfred Cup, East Fife v Rangers - BT Sport 1 1430; Bundesliga, Eintracht Frankfurt v Hoffenheim and Union Berlin v RB Leipzig - BT Sport 2 1415 and 1645.

GOLF: European Tour, Czech Masters - Sky Sports Golf 1200; PGA Tour, BMW Championship - Sky Sports Golf 1900, Sky Sports Main Event 1930.

TENNIS: WTA, Western & Southern Open - BT Sport 2 1900.

ATHLETICS: British Grand Prix - BBC One 1335.

RUGBY UNION: Currie Cup, Lions v Sharks - Sky Sports Action 1255; Mitre 10 Cup, Bay Of Plenty v Waikato - Sky Sports Main Event 0600.

CYCLING: Women's World Tour, Vargarda - Eurosport 1, 1200; BinckBank Tour - Eurosport 1 1400; Arctic Race of Norway - Eurosport 1 1600; Tour of Utah - Eurosport 1 2030.

MOTOR RACING: British Touring Car Championship, Thruxton - ITV4 1130; IndyCar Pocono Race - Sky Sports F1 1900.

BASEBALL: MLB, Pittsburgh Pirates v Chicago Cubs - BT Sport/ESPN 0000 (Mon).

QUICK QUIZ BLITZ

1. Rob Elliot plays in goal for Newcastle and the Republic of Ireland, but in which city was he born?

2. Who did Novak Djokovic beat to win the men's singles at Wimbledon in 2015?

3. Which Premier League club play at St Mary's Stadium?

4. NHL's Bruins are based in which US city?

5. How many All-Ireland titles has Brian Cody won as Kilkenny manager?

Answers: 1. London; 2. Roger Federer; 3. Southampton; 4. Boston; 5. Eleven.

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