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Time Out - January 16 - Sporting greats, Dates and a Quick Quiz Blitz to kick-start your day

IN IT TO WIN IT: Cliftonville striker Chris Scannell believes his side are good enough to win the Irish Cup this season after losing last year’s final
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BACK IN THE DAY

The Irish News - January 16 2010: Cliftonville travel to a Lisburn Distillery side uncertain of their future today, but Reds striker Chris Scannell doesn't believe the Whites players will throw in the towel in their JJB Sports Irish Cup fifth round tie.

For Distillery, huge debts are threatening the club's very existence.

But Scannell feels their current plight can become a motivating factor for the Distillery players. “If you take the Whites lightly, you're going to end up with egg on your face,” said Scannell.

“People will say ‘they're not getting paid, they're not going to be turning out and putting in the full effort'.

“But they'll be going out there with pride and maybe trying to prove a point to people.

“And, at the end of the day, if it does come down to it where Distillery aren't able to hold on to them, those players will be putting themselves in the shop window.”

There has been little activity off the field, as well as on it, at Solitude since the new year. Former Derry defender Peter Hutton looks like being Eddie Patterson's only addition to his squad.

SPORT BIRTHDAYS
  • Cliff Thorburn

    snooker

    Canadian 'Grinder' who became world champion in 1980 and three years later became the first man to complete a maximum 147 break in the World Championship, born 1948.

  • Martin Jol

    soccer

    Former Tottenham, Fulham and Ajax manager, born 1956.

  • Roy Jones Jr

    boxing

    Former four-weight world champion, the first person in more than a century to win world titles at middleweight and heavyweight, born 1969.

  • Neil Back

    rugby union

    Former England flanker, a World Cup winner in 2003, born 1969.

  • Sergi Bruguera

    tennis

    Two-time Spanish French Open champion, born 1971.

  • Bobby Zamora

    soccer

    Former Brighton, West Ham and England striker, born 1981.

  • Craig Beattie

    soccer

    Former Celtic, West Brom, Swansea and Scotland striker, born 1984.

  • Pablo Zabaleta

    soccer

    West Ham's Argentina defender, born 1985.

  • Nicklas Bendtner

    soccer

    Denmark's former Arsenal and Nottingham Forest striker, born 1988.

ON THIS DAY IN SPORT
  • 2000

    Harry Cavan, former president of the Irish Football Association and Britain's representative on FIFA's executive committee for almost three decades, died aged 83.

  • 2007

    The NFL announced London would host a regular-season game in 2007. The contest was the first competitive NFL game ever to be staged outside North America.

  • 2008

    Chelsea agreed terms with Lokomotiv Moscow for Serbian defender Branislav Ivanovic.

  • 2010

    Arsenal re-signed their former defender Sol Campbell until the end of the 2009-10 season.

  • 2011

    Everton accepted a bid from Chelsea for Steven Pienaar, who nevertheless went on to join Tottenham.

  • 2012

    Chelsea completed the signing of England defender Gary Cahill from Bolton.

  • 2013

    Bayern Munich confirmed Pep Guardiola would become their new coach from the start of the 2013-14 season, after agreeing a three-year deal. He replaced Jupp Heynckes.

  • 2016

    England clinched a famous Test series victory in South Africa as they took an unassailable 2-0 lead with a seven-wicket triumph in Johannesburg. The Proteas claimed a consolation win in Centurion as the scoreline finished 2-1 to Alastair Cook's tourists.

QUICK QUIZ
  • England cricketer Ben Stokes's father Gerard has coached the national rugby league side of which country? (a) Germany (b) Lebanon (c) Serbia
  • Which head coach said he was "walking around my home town with cows around me" the day before being appointed at one of Europe's biggest football clubs earlier this week?
  • Which player scored a brace as Manchester City beat Barcelona 3-1 in the Champions League group stage in 2016?
  • Who is the manager of the Monaghan GAA senior football squad?
  • Where will the 2021 Super Bowl be held?
+ Click Here to See Quiz Answers +
  • Serbia
  • Quique Setien (Barcelona)
  • Ilkay Gundogan
  • Séamus McEnaney
  • Tampa, Florida
SPORT ON TV

Thursday, January 16

  • CRICKET

    Third Test, South Africa v England - Sky Sports Main Event & Sky Sports Cricket 0730; Big Bash League, Sydney Sixers v Hobart Hurricanes - BT Sport 1 0800, Adelaide Strikers v Brisbane Heat - BT Sport 1 0430 (Fri).

  • SNOOKER

    The Masters - BBC Two 1300 & 1900, Eurosport 2 1300 & 1845.

  • GOLF

    European Tour, Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship - Sky Sports Golf 0600; PGA Tour, American Express - Sky Sports Golf 1630.

  • TENNIS

    ATP, Adelaide International - Eurosport 1 0800.

  • ICE HOCKEY

    Toronto Maple Leafs v Calgary Flames - BT Sport 2 0000 (Fri).

  • BASKETBALL

    NBA, Milwaukee Bucks v Boston Celtics - Sky Sports Main Event 0100 (Fri).

  • WINTER SPORTS

    Snowboarding, World Cup - Eurosport 1 1150; Biathlon, World Cup - Eurosport 1 1315.

Friday, January 17

  • CRICKET

    Third Test, South Africa v England - Sky Sports Main Event & Sky Sports Cricket 0730; Big Bash League, Melbourne Stars v Perth Scorchers - BT Sport 2 0430 (Sat).

  • SOCCER

    Championship, Fulham v Middlesbrough - Sky Sports Football 1945; Bundesliga, Schalke v Borussia Monchengladbach - BT Sport 1 1915.

  • SNOOKER

    The Masters - BBC Two 1300 & 1900, Eurosport 2 1300 & 1845.

  • GOLF

    European Tour, Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship - Sky Sports Golf 0700; PGA Tour, American Express - Sky Sports Golf 1630.

  • TENNIS

    ATP, Adelaide International - Eurosport 1 0930.

  • BASKETBALL

    NBA, Dallas Mavericks v Portland Trail Blazers - Sky Sports Main Event 0230 (Sat).

  • WINTER SPORTS

    Skiing, World Cup - Eurosport 2 0920; Biathlon, World Cup - Eurosport 1 1400; Snowboarding, World Cup - Eurosport 1 1130; Ski Jumping, World Cup - Eurosport 1 1655.

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