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On This Day - Sep 2 1965: Lennox Lewis, world heavyweight champion, is born

Lennox Lewis fires a pile-driving knockout punch to the head of Hasim Rahman in the fourth round of their WBC and IBF heavyweight title bout rematch at the Mandalay Bay resort in Las Vegas on Saturday November 17 2001. Rahman had defeated Lewis by KO in round five in April that year

ON THIS DAY

1893: Liverpool beat Middlesbrough Ironopolis to claim their first win in the Football League.

1973: Ian Botham played his first game for Somerset when he turned out in a Sunday League game against Sussex at Hove.

2001: John Daly secured his first tournament win for six years with victory in the BMW International in Germany.

2011: Celtic were reinstated to the Europa League after UEFA threw out Swiss side FC Sion for fielding ineligible players.

2013: Arsenal completed the signing of Germany midfielder Mesut Ozil for a club-record £43million fee from Real Madrid. Manchester United signed Marouane Fellaini from Everton for £27.5million.

BIRTHDAYS

Jimmy Connors (tennis) - American former world number one and winner of eight grand slam singles titles, born 1952.

Carlos Valderrama (soccer) - former Colombia international, born 1961.

Lennox Lewis (boxing) - Britain's former undisputed world heavyweight champion, born 1965.

Olivier Panis (formula one) - former Toyota driver and Monaco Grand Prix winner, born 1966.

Andreas Moller (soccer) - former Germany midfielder, winner of 1990 World Cup and Euro 96, born 1967.

Chris Tremlett (cricket) - former England and Surrey bowler, born 1981.

Joey Barton (soccer) - former Manchester City, Newcastle and Rangers midfielder, now manager of Fleetwood, born 1982.

Ishant Sharma (cricket) - India bowler, born 1988.

Javi Martinez (soccer) - Bayern Munich and Spain midfielder, born 1988.

QUICK QUIZ

1. How many appearances did Ryan Giggs make for Wales during his senior international career?

2. Who did Donegal defeat to win the 2018 Ulster GAA Senior Football Championship title?

3. Which boys' grand slam tournament did Andy Murray win in 2004?

4. At which Olympic Games did Jonathan Edwards win gold in the triple jump?

5. Which two boxers won gold for Northern Ireland at the 1994 Commonwealth Games in Canada?

(See quiz answers at bottom)

SPORT ON TV 

Today (Monday, September 2)

CRICKET: Test cricket, West Indies v India - Sky Sports The Ashes 1525 & Sky Sports Main Event 1530

BASEBALL: MLB, New York Yankees v Texas Rangers - BT Sport/ESPN 1800

Tomorrow (Tuesday, September 3)

SOCCER: Women's friendly international, Norway v England - BBC Two England 1645; Women's Euro 2021 qualifier, Wales v Northern Ireland - BBC Two Wales 1855

CRICKET: Test match, West Indies v India - Sky Sports The Ashes 1525

CYCLING: Vuelta a Espana - Eurosport 1 1345

BASEBALL: Live MLB match - BT Sport/ESPN 0000 (Wed)

QUICK QUIZ answers: 1. 64; 2. Fermanagh (2-18 to 0-12); 3. US Open; 4. Sydney 2000; 5. Jim Webb (Holy Trinty, Belfast) and Neil Sinclair (Holy Family, Brelfast)

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