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BACK IN THE DAY

November 22 2009: Delaney bites back at Roy Keane

Football Association of Ireland chief executive John Delaney has described Roy Keane’s outburst against Ireland on Friday as “sad” and urged the former Republic of Ireland captain to “move on”.

Ipswich Town manager Keane had little sympathy for the FAI’s campaign to have their controversial World Cup play-off against France replayed following Thierry Henry’s handball and said “what goes around comes around”.

Keane’s antipathy towards the FAI stems back to the Pacific island of Saipan seven years ago, when he left the team’s pre-World Cup training camp, complaining that the facilities were sub-standard.

“People seem to forget what was going on in that World Cup, and that man (FAI chief executive John Delaney) didn’t have the courtesy to ring me,” the former Sunderland manager said last week.

However, Delaney hit back today saying that Keane should move on from the affair: “It’s just a side-show,” he said. “We’ve all moved on from Saipan.’’

BIRTHDAYS

Billie Jean King (tennis) - winner of 12 grand slam singles titles, born 1943.

Radomir Antic (soccer) - former Real Madrid, Barcelona and Serbia coach, born 1948.

Frank McAvennie (soccer) - former Scotland, Celtic and West Ham striker, born 1959.

Tony Mowbray (soccer) - former Celtic and West Brom manager, now in charge of Blackburn, born 1963.

Boris Becker (tennis) - German who won the first of six grand slam singles titles at the age of 17, born 1967.

Marvan Atapattu (cricket) - former Sri Lanka captain, born 1970.

Yakubu Aiyegbeni (soccer) - Nigerian striker previously with Portsmouth, Middlesbrough, Everton and Blackburn, born 1982.

Asamoah Gyan (soccer) - Former Sunderland striker, born 1985.

James Roby (rugby league) - St Helens and England hooker, born 1985.

Marouane Fellaini (soccer) - Former Manchester United and Belgium midfielder, now with Shandong Luneng, born 1987.

Chris Smalling (soccer) - Manchester United and England defender, currently on loan at Roma, born 1989.

Liam Silke (gaelic games) - Galway footballer, nephew of All-Ireland winning Galway captain Ray Silke. Liam Silke is an All-Ireland Senior Club Football Championship winner, having been part of the Corofin team that beat Slaughtneil in the 2015 final, born 1994.

ON THIS DAY

1917: The National Hockey League (NHL) was formed in Montreal.

1922: St Albans' Billy Minter scored seven goals in an FA Cup tie against Dulwich, but ended up on the losing side as the match finished 8-7.

1986: Mike Tyson became the youngest world heavyweight boxing champion when he beat Trevor Berbick at the age of 20 years and six months.

2003: Jonny Wilkinson's extra-time drop-goal gave England a dramatic 20-17 win over Australia in the rugby union World Cup final.

2007: Steve McClaren was sacked as England manager after the team failed to qualify for Euro 2008.

2008: New Zealand won the rugby league World Cup final 34-20 against Australia in Brisbane.

2010: The Scottish Football Association drew up contingency plans to deal with a proposed strike by referees, including "sourcing match officials in other countries". The strike went ahead, with officials brought in from Israel, Malta and Luxembourg.

2011: South African Mickey Arthur was appointed as the new Australia coach.

2013: England failed to cope with the pace of Mitchell Johnson as they lost six wickets for nine runs in a hapless collapse which turned the first Ashes Test on its head at the Gabba.

2015: Rory McIlroy took victory in the DP World Tour Championship to claim a third Race to Dubai title in the last four years.

2017: Everton striker Oumar Niasse became the first Premier League player to be hit with a retrospective suspension for diving after being handed a two-match ban by the Football Association.

QUICK QUIZ

1. Who is the Antrim GAA player who this week switched codes to play for the Coleraine soccer side?

2. With 220, who has scored the most league goals for Tottenham?

3. Who sits third behind Jack Nicklaus (18) and Tiger Woods (15) on golf's list of major winners?

4. How many grand slam singles titles did Billie Jean King win? A: 9; B: 12; C: 11

5. In which city is Ireland's National Boxing Stadium?

(See quiz answers at bottom)

SPORT ON TV

Today (Friday, November 22)

CRICKET: New Zealand v England, day three of the first Test - Sky Sports Cricket 2130 & Sky Sports Main Event 2200; Australia v Pakistan, day three of the first Test - BT Sport 2 2345.

TENNIS: Davis Cup, quarter-final TBC v TBC - Eurosport 1 1000; quarter-final, TBC v TBC - Eurosport 1 1700.

SOCCER: Sky Bet Championship, Fulham v QPR - Sky Sports Main Event 1900; Bundesliga, Borussia Dortmund v Paderborn - BT Sport 1 1915.

GOLF: European Tour, DP World Tour Championship - Sky Sports Main Event & Sky Sports Golf 0700; PGA Tour, The RSM Classic - Sky Sports Main Event & Sky Sports Golf 1415; LPGA, CME Group Tour Championship - Sky Sports Main Event & Sky Sports Golf 1800.

RUGBY UNION: Champions Cup, Ulster v Clermont Auvergne - BT Sport 2 1900.

BOXING: Golden Contract - Sky Sports Action 1930.

DARTS: PDC Players Championship Finals - eir Sport 1 & ITV4 1245 & 1900.

BASKETBALL: NBA, Los Angeles Clippers v Houston Rockets - Sky Sports Arena 0330 (Sat).

Saturday, November 23

CRICKET: New Zealand v England, day four of the first Test - Sky Sports Cricket 2130 & Sky Sports Main Event 2300; Australia v Pakistan, day four of the first Test - BT Sport 2 2345.

SOCCER: Premier League, West Ham v Tottenham - BT Sport 1 1200, Manchester City v Chelsea - Sky Sports Main Event & Sky Sports Premier League 1700; EFL, Charlton v Cardiff - Sky Sports Main Event 1200; National League, Maidenhead v Woking - BT Sport 1 1700; Bundesliga, RB Leipzig v Cologne - BT Sport//ESPN 1730.

TENNIS: Davis Cup, semi-final TBC v TBC - Eurosport 1 1000; semi-final, TBC v TBC - Eurosport 1 1700.

GOLF: European Tour, DP World Tour Championship - Sky Sports Main Event & Sky Sports Golf 0700; LPGA, CME Group Tour Championship - Sky Sports Main Event & Sky Sports Golf 1800.

RUGBY UNION: Champions Cup, Saracens v Ospreys - Channel 4 & BT Sport 2 1230, Exeter v Glasgow - BT Sport 2 1500, Harlequins v Bath - BT Sport 2 1730; Challenge Cup, Cardiff Blues v Leicester - BT Sport 2 1945.

BOXING: WBA Super and WBC Diamond super-middleweight title bout, Callum Smith v John Ryder - Sky Sports Action 1900 & Sky Sports Main Event 2030; WBC world heavyweight title bout, Deontay Wilder v Luis Ortiz - Sky Sports Action 0200 (Sun).

DARTS: PDC Players Championship Finals - eir Sport 1 & ITV4 1245 & 1900.

HORSE RACING: Live racing from across the UK - ITV & STV 1330.

UFC: Bellator, Michael Page v Derek Anderson - Channel 5 2200.

BASKETBALL: NBA, Minnesota Timberwolves v Phoenix Suns - Sky Sports Arena 2200.

SWIMMING: International Swimming League, day one of round six held in London - Eurosport 2 1700.

QUICK QUIZ answers: 1. Matt Fitzpatrick 2. Jimmy Greaves 3. Walter Hagen, with 11; 4. B: 12; 5. Dublin.

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