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On This Day - October 9, 2016: Coalisland and Killyclogher play out thrilling draw

Killyclogher and Coalisland could not be separated in the 2016 Tyrone final 

BIRTHDAYS

Jimmy Montgomery (soccer) - former Sunderland goalkeeper most famous for his double save in the 1973 FA Cup final win over Leeds, born 1943.

Steve Ovett (athletics) - Olympic 800 metres champion in 1980, born 1955.

Eamonn Martin (athletics) - London marathon winner in 1993, born 1958.

Annika Sorenstam (golf) - winner of 10 LPGA major championships, born 1970.

Mark Viduka (soccer) - former Leeds, Middlesbrough, Newcastle and Australia striker, born 1975.

Lee McConnell (athletics) - Scottish former 400 metres runner and London 2012 Olympian, born 1978.

Leon Pryce (rugby league) - formerly played for Bradford, St Helens and Catalan Dragons, born 1981.

Laure Manaudou (swimming) - French former Olympic 400m freestyle champion, born 1986.

ON THIS DAY

1928: Two years after becoming the first man to hit three home runs in a World Series game, Babe Ruth repeated the feat, hitting three homers against the St Louis Cardinals.

1988: Jackie Milburn, one of Newcastle's greatest players and scorer of both goals in their 1951 FA Cup win, died aged 64.

1998: The Football Association was fined 60,000 Swiss francs by UEFA for racist chanting by England fans towards Sweden's Henrik Larsson and damage caused to the Rasunda Stadium in Stockholm by supporters after a 2-1 defeat in a Euro 2000 qualifier.

1999: St Helens were crowned Super League champions after beating Bradford Bulls 8-6 in the Grand Final at Old Trafford.

2004: England beat Wales 2-0 in their World Cup qualifier at Old Trafford but the win was marred by a booking and a hairline rib fracture for captain David Beckham, who later admitted deliberately earning his yellow card to ensure suspension for the following week's qualifier against Azerbaijan.

2006: Snooker professional Paul Hunter, who won three Wembley Masters titles, died at the age of 27 after a battle with cancer.

2007: Marion Jones returned all five Olympic medals she captured during the 2000 Games in Sydney after admitting taking performance-enhancing steroids and lying under oath in the BALCO investigations.

2010: England's Louise Hazel won the heptathlon gold medal at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi.

2011: Cavan’s dreams of an All-Ireland Ladies’ Intermediate title came crashing down after a replay loss against Westmeath.

2014: England beat San Marino 5-0 at Wembley in their Euro 2016 Group E qualifying match.

2014: Kevin Pietersen's hugely anticipated book KP: The Autobiography hits the shelves, with the former England batsman spilling the beans on his controversial sacking earlier that year.

2015: Sunderland announced the appointment of Sam Allardyce as their new manager on a two-year deal. He left the following summer to take up the England post - a job he held for 67 days.

2016: Crowning new champions in Tyrone had to wait as Coalisland and Killyclogher played out a thrilling draw in the county final with Nathan Donnelly securing a second date for Dominic Corrigan’s side with a late point.

2018: Conor McGregor was suspended for one month on medical grounds following his UFC 229 defeat to Khabib Nurmagomedov in Las Vegas.

SPORT ON TV

Today (Wednesday, October 9)

RUGBY UNION: World Cup, Scotland v Russia - ITV 0800; Wales v Fiji - ITV 1015; Argentina v United States - ITV 4 0545.

SOCCER: National League, Stockport v Hartlepool - BT Sport 1 1930.

GYMNASTICS: World Championships - BBC Two 1300.

TENNIS: WTA, Linz Open - Eurosport 1 1055.

CYCLING: Milano-Torino - Eurosport 2 1330.

BASEBALL: MLB, Play-offs - BT Sport/ESPN 2130 & BT Sport 1 0100 (Thu).

DARTS: World Grand Prix - Sky Sports Main Event & Sky Sports Action 1900.

Thursday, October 10

SOCCER: Euro 2020 qualifying, Holland v Northern Ireland - Sky Sports Main Event 1900; Slovakia v Wales - Sky Sports Premier League 1900. International, Kosovo v Gibraltar - Sky Sports Premier League 1655.

GYMNASTICS: World Championships - BBC Two 1445.

GRIDIRON: NFL, New England Patriots v New York Giants - Sky Sports Main Event & Sky Sports Action 0030.

GOLF: European Tour, Italian Open - Sky Sports Golf 0900 & Sky Sports Main Event 1030. PGA Tour, Houston Open - Sky Sports Main Event & Sky Sports Golf 1700.

TENNIS: WTA, Linz Open - Eurosport 1 1255.

BASEBALL: MLB, Play-offs - BT Sport/ESPN 2100 & BT Sport 1 0030 (Fri).

DARTS: World Grand Prix - Sky Sports Main Event & Sky Sports Action 1900.

QUICK QUIZ BLITZ

1. Who is the manager of Wycombe Wanderers?

2. Who is England men's rugby's most-capped player?

3. Who won the Women's British Open golf this year?

4. Kyrie Irving plays for which NBA side?

5. Who is the current manager of Clontibret?

Answers: 1 Gareth Ainsworth; 2 Jason Leonard; 3 Hinako Shibuno; 4 Brooklyn Nets; 5 John McEntee

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