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On This Day - August 21, 2016: Donegal minors have All-Ireland dreams ended by Galway at Croke Park

Donegal's JD Boyle in action against Galway

BIRTHDAYS

Mike Weston (rugby union) - former England and British and Irish Lions stand-off, born 1938.

Nikolai Valuev (boxing) - former two-time WBA heavyweight champion, born 1973.

Simon Katich (cricket) - former Australia batsman, born 1975.

Scott McDonald (soccer) - Former Dundee United and Celtic forward now playing in his native Australia, born 1983.

Neil Dexter (cricket) - South Africa-born Leicestershire batsman, born 1984.

Usain Bolt (athletics) - retired Olympic champion sprinter, world record holder at 100m and 200m, born 1986.

Robert Lewandowski (soccer) - Bayern Munich and Poland striker, born 1988.

ON THIS DAY

1936: American Wilt Chamberlain, one of the most prolific scorers in the history of the NBA, was born. He became the first man to score 100 points in a single game when the Philadelphia Warriors defeated the New York Knicks 169-147 in March 1962. He died in 1999 at the age of 63.

1965: Charlton's Keith Peacock was the first substitute to be used in a Football League game when he came on for Mick Rose against Bolton.

1992: Tottenham complained to the Football Association over reported comments by referee Dermot Gallagher, who was quoted as saying that he had booked Gordon Durie for feigning injury to get an opponent sent off.

2002: Northern Ireland captain Neil Lennon pulled out of a game against Cyprus in Belfast before kick-off after receiving death threats.

2005: Kimi Raikkonen won the inaugural Turkish Grand Prix in Istanbul.

2007: Gabriel Heinze lost his attempt to force Manchester United to let him join Liverpool at a Premier League tribunal.

2008: Great Britain sailing duo Iain Percy and Andrew Simpson won Olympic gold medals in the Star class in Beijing.

2010: Tipperary outclassed Antrim in the All-Ireland U21 Hurling Championship semi-final with the Premier county winning by 28 points.

2011: Colm Cooper helped himself to 1-7 as Kerry defeated Mayo 1-20 to 1-11 in the All-Ireland smei-final.

2015: Ashes winner Chris Tremlett announced his retirement from all forms of cricket.

2016: The Donegal minors saw their All-Ireland dreams come to an end following a four-point loss to Galway at Croke Park.

2018: England batsman Jos Buttler scored his first Test century, making 106 in the second innings of the third Test against India at Trent Bridge.

SPORT ON TV

Today (Wednesday, August 21)

SOCCER: EFL, Preston v Stoke - Sky Sports Main Event & Sky Sports Football 1900, Charlton v Nottingham Forest - Sky Sports Action 1940.

CRICKET: Kia Super League, Southern Vipers v Yorkshire Diamonds - Sky Sports Main Event 1800 & Sky Sports The Ashes 1825.

CYCLING: Tour of Denmark, stage one - Eurosport 1 1400.

HORSE RACING: Live from York - ITV & STV 1330.

BADMINTON: World Championships - BT Sport 1 0800.

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

Tomorrow (Thursday, August 22)

CRICKET: The Ashes, day one of the third Test - Sky Sports Main Event & Sky Sports The Ashes 1000; Vitality Blast, Sussex v Essex - Sky Sports Main Event & Sky Sports The Ashes 1855.

GOLF: European Tour, Nordea Masters - Sky Sports Golf 1000 & 1400; PGA Tour, Tour Championship - Sky Sports Golf 1800.

CYCLING: Tour of Denmark, stage two - Eurosport 1 1400.

HORSE RACING: Live from York - ITV & STV 1330.

BADMINTON: World Championships - BT Sport 1 1000.

BASEBALL: MLB, Chicago Cubs v San Francisco Giants - BT Sport 2 1900.

QUICK QUIZ BLITZ

1. Jofra Archer plays for which county?

2. How many grand slams has Andy Murray won?

3. Who scored the only goal of Sam Allardyce's brief reign as England manager?

4. Who was man-of-the-match in Wales' 13-6 win over England on Saturday?

5. Who do Kilcoo face in next Monday’s Down Championship?

Answers: 1. Sussex; 2. Three; 3. Adam Lallana; 4. Dan Biggar; 5. Rostrevor.

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