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On This Day – Sep 12, 1951: Sugar Ray Robinson gains revenge over Randy Turpin in ‘Fight of the Century'

On this day 68 years ago, Sugar Ray Robinson regained his world welterweight title by beating Randolph Turpin

BIRTHDAYS

Irina Rodnina (ice skating) - won three Olympic pairs for the Soviet Union and 10 world titles, born 1949.

Chip Beck (golf) - former American Ryder Cup player, born 1956.

Angel Cabrera (golf) - two-time Major winner from Argentina, born 1969.

Darren Campbell (athletics) - member of Britain's Olympic gold medal-winning 4x100metres relay team in 2004, born 1973.

Steven Caldwell (soccer) - former Scotland, Sunderland and Burnley defender, born 1980.

Yao Ming (basketball) - former China and Houston Rockets centre and NBA Hall of Fame inductee, born 1980.

Sergio Parisse (rugby union) - Italy flanker, born 1983.

Joanne Jackson (swimming) - British three-time Olympian who won 400m freestyle bronze at Beijing in 2008, born 1986.

Andrew Luck (American football) - Former Indianapolis Colts quarterback, selected first overall in the 2012 NFL Draft, born 1989.

Giannelli Imbula (soccer) Stoke defender, on loan at Lecce, born 1992.

ON THIS DAY

1885: Arbroath set a British soccer record by beating Bon Accord 36-0 in the Scottish Cup, thanks in part to 13 goals from centre-forward John Petrie. Dundee Harp ran them close on the same day, by beating Aberdeen Rovers 35-0.

1951: Sugar Ray Robinson regained his world welterweight title by beating Briton Randolph Turpin, in the 'Fight of the Century'. Two months earlier, Turpin had caused one of boxing's biggest ever shocks by defeating Robinson.

1990: In their first match under new coach Graham Taylor, England beat Hungary 1-0 at Wembley with Gary Lineker, named captain for the first time, scoring the only goal.

2005: England triumphed in an Ashes series for the first time since 1986-87 after drawing the final Test against Australia at The Oval and taking an overall 2-1 victory.

2011: England batsman Alastair Cook was named the International Cricket Council's Test cricketer of the year.

2012: Liverpool Football Club said fans had been completely exonerated by the Hillsborough Independent Panel's report into the stadium disaster. The panel revealed South Yorkshire Police had sought to blame fans by instructing officers to change or amend their statements relating to the events of April 15, 1989, when 96 Liverpool fans died.

2013: Rangers midfielder Ian Black was handed an immediate three-match ban - with a further seven games suspended until the end of the season - for breaching rules on gambling.

2014: Oscar Pistorius was found guilty of the manslaughter of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp by a judge in South Africa. Pistorius had been cleared the previous day of pre-meditated murder and second-degree murder by Judge Thokozile.

2014: Yorkshire won the County Championship after beating Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge.

2016: Manchester United became the first British club to earn over half a billion pounds in a year after announcing revenue of £515.3m.

2017: Former England player Jan Brittin, the all-time leading Test match run-scorer and century-maker in women's international cricket, died at the age of 59.

2018: Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris was fined £50,000 and banned from driving for 20 months after admitted a charge of drink driving at Westminster magistrates Court.

QUICK QUIZ BLITZ

1. Ipswich lost a Premier League game 9-0 to which opponents in 1995?

2. In which city was jockey Frankie Dettori born?

3. Which sport do the New Orleans Saints participate in?

4. How many players are on each side in Gaelic football - a) 11; b) 13; c) 15?

5. Where was the 2018 Ryder Cup held?

TODAY’S TV

CRICKET: Ashes, England v Australia fifth Test - Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports The Ashes 1000

GOLF: European Tour, KLM Open - Sky Sports Golf 1030 & 1430; PGA Tour, Greenbrier Classic - Sky Sports Golf 1230 & 1900

TENNIS: WTA, Zhengzhou Open - BT Sport 1 0700

HORSE RACING: Doncaster, ITV 1400

CYCLING: Vuelta a Espana - Eurosport 1 1100; Tour of Britain - ITV4 1245

SNOOKER: Shanghai Masters - Eurosport 2 - 0655 & 1230

GRIDIRON: NFL, Carolina Panthers v Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Action 0030 (Fri)

BASEBALL: MLB, New York Mets v Arizona Diamondbacks - BT Sport/ESPN 1800, Philadelphia Phillies v Atlanta Braves - BT Sport/ESPN 0000 (Fri)

QUICK QUIZ BLITZ ANSWERS

1 Manchester United; 2 Milan; 3 American football; 4 15; 5 Le Golf National, France.

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