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On This Day, August 19, 1999: Nineteen-year-old Robbie Keane became the then most expensive teenager in British football

Robbie Keane scores an equalizer for Ireland against Germany in the 2002 World Cup. Three years previous, he became the most expensive teenage signing in British football

ON THIS DAY

1953: England recaptured the Ashes at the Oval after a gap of 19 years. Denis Compton hit the decisive stroke to give Len Hutton's team an eight-wicket victory in the fifth and final Test, the only win after four drawn matches in the series.

1999: Nineteen-year-old Robbie Keane became the then most expensive teenager in British football, completing a £6million move from Wolves to Coventry.

2001: Ferrari ace Michael Schumacher was crowned world champion for the fourth time, after winning the Hungarian Grand Prix in Budapest.

2004: Leslie Law won individual silver for Great Britain at the Olympic three-day eventing competition in Athens. He was later upgraded to gold after Germany's Bettina Hoy lost an appeal against a 12-point penalty.

2008: An excellent day for Great Britain at the Olympics in Beijing brought gold medals for Victoria Pendleton and Chris Hoy in cycling, Christine Ohuruogu on the track and Paul Goodison in the Laser class sailing.

2013: Sussex released England spinner Monty Panesar after concluding their investigation into his drunken behaviour outside a Brighton nightclub. Panesar had been fined by police for urinating on club bouncers after he was thrown off the premises.

2014: Scottish Lowland League side Stirling University made history by appointing Shelley Kerr as their manager. The club from the league just below the Scottish Professional Football League became the first at their level in Britain to appoint a female manager.

2018: Limerick beat Galway by a single point in the All-Ireland Hurling final, as they claim the Liam MacCarthy Cup for the first time in 45 years.

Limerick end 45 years of hurt as they beat Galway by a single point to win the All-Ireland Hurling Championship 

BIRTHDAYS

Sid Going (rugby union) - former New Zealand scrum-half, who won 29 caps between 1967 and 1977, born 1943.

Mary Joe Fernandez (tennis) - former doubles champion at Australian and French Open and two-time Olympic gold medallist, born 1971.

Marco Materazzi (soccer) - former Everton and Inter Milan defender, who won the World Cup with Italy in 2006, born 1973.

Ryan Taylor (soccer) - former Newcastle and Hull defender, born 1984.

Nico Hulkenberg (motor racing) - German Formula One driver for Renault, born 1987.

Richard Stearman (soccer) - Sheffield United defender, born 1987.

Nafi Thiam (athletics) - Belgium's Olympic heptathlon champion, born 1994.

Ryan Ledson (soccer), Preston midfielder, born 1997.

 

QUICK QUIZ

1. What national team does Arsenal forward Nicolas Pepe play for?

2. Who won the 2017 Tour de France?

3. Who is the world's top-ranked T20I batsman?

4. Which Scottish club play their home games at Easter Road?

5. How many times have France reached the Rugby World Cup final?

 

SPORT ON TV

Today (Monday, August 19)

SOCCER: Premier League, Wolves v Manchester United - Sky Sports Main Event & Sky Sports Premier League 1900; SSE Airtricity League, Waterford v Shamrock Rovers - eir Sport 1 1930.

BADMINTON: World Championships - BT Sport 2 0800.

BASEBALL: MLB, St Louis Cardinals v Milwaukee Brewers - BT Sport 1 0030 (Tues).

SPEEDWAY: Poole Pirates v Swindon Robins - BT Sport 1 1930.

Tomorrow (Tuesday, August 20)

SOCCER: EFL, Hull v Blackburn - Sky Sports Main Event 1930.

CRICKET: Kia Super League, Lancashire Thunder v Loughborough Lightning - Sky Sports Main Event & Sky Sports The Ashes 1825.

BADMINTON: World Championships - BT Sport 1 0800.

BASEBALL: MLB, Oakland Athletics v New York Yankees - BT Sport/ESPN 0300 (Wed).

 

QUICK QUIZ ANSWERS: 1. Ivory Coast; 2. Chris Froome; 3. Babar Azam; 4 Hibernian; 5. Three.

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