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Time Out - February 20: Sporting greats, Dates and a Quick Quiz Blitz to kick-start your day

Celtic's Aiden McGeady gets his cross away despite a tackle from Motherwell's Steven Hammell during the Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier League match at Celtic Park Glasgow on Saturday April 5 2008. Picture by Chris Clark/PA Wire.
BACK IN THE DAY

The Irish News - Saturday February 20 2010: Tony Mowbray is hoping the absence of Aiden McGeady against Dundee United this afternoon will have minimum impact on the Hoops' chances of keeping the pressure on Rangers at the top of the Clydesdale Bank Premier League.

The Republic of Ireland winger is suspended for the encounter at Parkhead after passing the disciplinary points threshold and will be joined in the stands by defender Darren O'Dea, who is also banned after picking up a red card against Aberdeen last week.

While right-back Andreas Hinkel is back after recovering from at high injury, the Hoops will again be without experienced defenders Glenn Loovens and Jos Hooiveld, who are both carrying hamstring injuries.

That will mean another reshuffle to the Hoops' rearguard, with full-backs Mark Wilson and Lee Naylor in contention for a place in central defence.

Celtic remain 10 points behind Old Firm rivals Rangers and the Parkhead boss will have to do without the man who has arguably been his best performer this season.

“Good players win you football matches, good players can make the difference and Aiden McGeady fits into that category,” Mowbray said.

SPORT BIRTHDAYS
  • Jimmy Greaves

    soccer

    former Chelsea, AC Milan, Tottenham and England striker with 44 international goals, born 1940.

  • Eddie Hemmings

    cricket

    former England spinner, born 1949.

  • Phil Neal

    soccer

    former Liverpool and England full-back, born 1951.

  • Charles Barkley

    basketball

    American star of 1992 Olympic gold medal-winning 'Dream Team', born 1963.

  • Ted Hankey

    darts

    former two-time BDO world champion, born 1968.

  • Jari Litmanen

    soccer

    former Finland forward who had a short spell with Liverpool, born 1971.

  • Artur Boruc

    soccer

    Bournemouth's former Poland goalkeeper, previously with Celtic and Southampton, born 1980.

  • Imanol Harinordoquy

    rugby union

    former France forward, born 1980.

  • Tony Hibbert

    soccer

    Former Everton full-back, born 1981.

  • Ciro Immobile

    soccer

    Lazio and Italy striker, born 1990.

ON THIS DAY IN SPORT
  • 1990

    The Shell Trophy cricket match between Wellington and Canterbury at Christchurch produced one of the most bizarre finishes in the game's history. To force a result, Wellington's Bert Vance delivered 17 no-balls in the penultimate over. The umpire miscounted the number of legitimate balls, producing a 22-ball over in which 77 runs were scored, 69 of them by wicketkeeper Lee Germon. A further 17 were scored off the last over, and Canterbury faced the last ball needing one run for victory. The batsman played a defensive stroke, unaware only one was needed, and the match was drawn. Wellington still went on to win the trophy.

  • 1995

    Reports emerged that the Premier League Commission had found Arsenal manager George Graham guilty of taking a 'bung' - a cut of the £285,000 transfer of John Jensen. Graham was sacked as Gunners boss the following day and handed a worldwide ban.

  • 2000

    Gillingham, playing in the FA Cup quarter-finals for the first time in their history, were thrashed 5-0 by Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

  • 2002

    Former England defender Ray Wilson announced he was selling his 1966 World Cup winner's medal.

  • 2005

    Bernard Hopkins retained his WBC, WBA, IBF and WBO middleweight titles with a unanimous points win over Britain's Howard Eastman.

  • 2007

    The Premier League confirmed the application by Liverpool to register Javier Mascherano as a player had been accepted. The Argentina midfielder had been at the centre of controversy over the terms of his move to West Ham, along with countryman Carlos Tevez, at the start of the season.

  • 2010

    Amy Williams won gold for Great Britain in the women's skeleton at the Winter Olympics.

  • 2014

    Great Britain's women won a curling bronze medal by beating Switzerland 6-5 in the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics.

  • 2015

    Jay Beatty, an 11-year-old Celtic fan with Down's Syndrome, won Scottish football's goal of the month award after a landslide online vote.

QUICK QUIZ
  • The opening match of the 2019 Rugby World Cup was played between hosts Japan and which other country?
  • Which team are currently top of the Bundesliga?
  • Which player sank the free throw that clinched the 2020 NBA All-Star Game for Team LeBron?
  • Which Australian cricket ground will host the first match of the 2021 Ashes series?
  • What colours did Norwich wear when the club was first formed in 1902? (A) green and yellow (B) blue and white (C) black and red?
+ Click Here to See Quiz Answers +
  • Russia
  • Bayern Munich
  • Anthony Davis
  • The Gabba, Brisbane
  • (B) blue and white.
SPORT ON TV

Thursday, February 20

  • SOCCER

    Europa League, Club Brugge v Manchester United - BT Sport 2 1715; Wolves v Espanyol - BT Sport/ESPN 1930; Olympiacos v Arsenal - BT Sport 2 2000.

  • CRICKET

    First Test, New Zealand v India - Sky Sports Cricket 2225 and Sky Sports Main Event 0000 (Fri).

  • GOLF

    World Golf Championships, The Mexico Championship - Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Golf 1700.

  • MOTOR RACING

    Formula One, day two of testing - Sky Sports F1 0900.

  • DARTS

    Premier League, third round in Cardiff - Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Action 1900.

  • SNOOKER

    Snooker Shoot-Out - Eurosport 1 1245 and 1845.

  • CYCLING

    Tour of Andalusia - Eurosport 2 1500; Tour of Algarve - Eurosport 2 1545.

Friday, February 21

  • CRICKET

    Women's World T20, Australia v India - Sky Sports Cricket 0730 and Sky Sports Main Event 0800; First T20 international, South Africa v Australia - Sky Sports Cricket 1555 and Sky Sports Main Event 1600; First Test, New Zealand v India - Sky Sports Cricket 2225 and Sky Sports Main Event 2230.

  • SOCCER

    Championship, Derby v Fulham - Sky Sports Main Event 1930; Scottish Premiership, St Mirren v Hearts - BT Sport 2 1915; A-League, Wellington Phoenix v Western United - BT Sport 1 0615; Western Sydney Wanderers v Adelaide United - BT Sport 1 0830.

  • GOLF

    World Golf Championships, The Mexico Championship - Sky Sports Golf 1700 and Sky Sports Main Event 1900.

  • MOTOR RACING

    Formula One, day three of testing - Sky Sports F1 0900.

  • RUGBY UNION

    Premiership, Sale v Leicester - BT Sport 1 1900; PRO14, Opsreys v Leinster - eir Sport 1 1900; Super Rugby, Crusaders v Highlanders - Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Action 0600; Rebels v Sharks - Sky Sports Action 0340 (Sat)

  • RUGBY LEAGUE

    Super League, Castleford v Wakefield - Sky Sports Arena 1900.

  • SNOOKER

    Snooker Shoot-Out - Eurosport 1 1245 and 1845.

  • CYCLING

    Tour of Andalusia - Eurosport 2 1400; Tour of Algarve - Eurosport 2 1545.

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