Time Out - January 24: Sporting greats, Dates and a Quick Quiz Blitz to kick-start your day
January 24 2010: Barrett Sports Lighting Dr McKenna Cup Group C: Derry 1-13 Down 1-15
It was a strange day at Celtic Park yesterday.
At times the small crowd drooled over some of Down's play and winced at Derry's.
And yet, only two points separated the sides at the end.
After a bit of a stumble in the second half, the Mournemen regained their composure and marched into Wednesday night's Barrett Sports Lighting Dr McKenna Cup semi-finals to face Donegal.
Mourne substitutes Paul McComiskey and Martin Clarke bagged a combined 1-5 yesterday, while Seamus Bradley's scrappy three-pointer for Derry in the 59th minute made a game of it.
Down led by five at the break and then by nine points midway through the second half, but they needed a couple of get-out-of-jail points from McComiskey to seal a late win.
Mary Lou Retton
American who won five medals including one gold at the 1984 Olympics, born 1968.
former Zimbabwe all-rounder, born 1970.
rowing and cycling
former rower who converted to cycling and won Olympic gold in Beijing, born 1980.
Former Celtic, Hull and Scotland forward, now a coach with Belgium, born 1983.
Barcelona and Uruguay striker, formerly with Liverpool, born 1987.
European Championship and Commonwealth Games gold medallist, born 1992.
The BBC televised its first steeplechase horse race, with Sandown Park the venue.
The San Francisco 49ers beat the Cincinnati Bengals 26-21 to win Super Bowl XVI. It was the first of five wins for the 49ers, who dominated American football in the 1980s.
Monica Seles, then of Yugoslavia, won her second successive Australian Open title when she beat American Mary-Jo Fernandez 6-2 6-3.
Rivaldo was voted FIFA's World Player of the Year ahead of David Beckham and Gabriel Batistuta.
Former England captain Martin Johnson announced his retirement from all competitive rugby.
Wales midfielder Simon Davies completed a move from Everton to Fulham for an undisclosed fee, ending an 18-month spell at Goodison Park.
Sky Sports presenters Richard Keys and Andy Gray were stood down from duty following comments about referee's assistant Sian Massey. Gray was later sacked from his role with the broadcaster, with Keys resigning soon afterwards.
Spain midfielder Juan Mata travelled to Manchester United to undergo a medical ahead of his £37.1million transfer from Chelsea.
League One Bradford recovered from going two goals down to win 4-2 at Premier League leaders Chelsea in the FA Cup fourth round. Then-Championship Middlesbrough also produced a shock with a 2-0 win against Manchester City at the Etihad.
Monaco suspended boss Thierry Henry pending a final decision on his future. He later left the club.
- Which team won the inaugural Premier League competition in 1992-93?
- In which year was the Republic of Ireland's Saipan incident ?
- Tim Henman played in how many Grand Slam semi-finals? A- four, B- six, C- nine
- In which Olympics did the USA's Dream Team win the gold medal in basketball?
- In what sport do players face off in a bully?
- Manchester United
- B- six
- 1992 Barcelona Olympics
- Field hockey
Friday, January 24
Fourth Test, South Africa v England - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Cricket 0730; T20 International, New Zealand v India - Sky Sports Cricket 0655.
Australian Open - Eurosport 1 0600, 0815, 2355 and Eurosport 2 0600, 1200, 2355.
League One, Sunderland v Doncaster - Sky Sports Main Event 1900; FA Cup fourth round, Northampton v Derby - BT Sport 1 1930.
- RUGBY UNION
Premiership, Northampton v London Irish - BT Sport 2 1900.
European Tour, The Omega Dubai Desert Classic - Sky Sports Golf 0730, Sky Sports Main Event 1130; PGA Tour, Farmers Insurance Open - Sky Sports Main Event 1615, 2230, Sky Sports Golf 1615, 2000.
European Masters - Eurosport 2 1455, 1855.
Saturday, January 25
Fourth Test, South Africa v England - Sky Sports Cricket 0730, Sky Sports Main Event 0800.
Australian Open - Eurosport 1 0600, 0815, 2355 and Eurosport 2 0600, 2355.
FA Cup, Brentford v Leicester - BBC One 1215; Hull v Chelsea - BT Sport 1 1700; Bundesliga, Bayern Munich v Schalke 04 - BT Sport 2 1715.
- RUGBY UNION
Premiership, Bristol v Gloucester - BT Sport 2 1430.
European Tour, The Omega Dubai Desert Classic - Sky Sports Golf 0830; PGA Tour, Farmers Insurance Open - Sky Sports Golf 1800.
- HORSE RACING
ITV Racing from Cheltenham - ITV4 0930, ITV, STV 1330.
England v Jamaica - Sky Sports Main Event 1700.
- MOTOR RACING
World Rally Championship, Monte Carlo - BT Sport 1 1300.
European Masters - Eurosport 2 1400, 1855.
Curtis Blaydes v Junior Dos Santos - BT Sport 1 0100 (Sun).