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Time Out - February 28: Sporting greats, Dates and a Quick Quiz Blitz to kick-start your day

BROWNED OFF: Celtic’s Scott Brown is shown the red card after a scuffle with Rangers’ Kyle Lafferty during the Old Firm clash at Ibrox on Sunday February 29 2010
BACK IN THE DAY

February 28 2010: Celtic all but conceded the title with yesterday’s last-gasp 1-0 defeat at Ibrox.

The big question now is: are Tony Mowbray’s days at the club numbered, or will he get the chance to carry on what has been a substantial rebuilding job?

In an absorbing afternoon in Govan, Hoops skipper Scott Brown was controversially shown a straight red card by referee Dougie McDonald in the 65th minute after wrestling with Kyle Lafferty but it looked like the visitors would see the game out.

However, in the final seconds of three added minutes Edu, on earlier for Lee McCulloch, bundled the ball over the line following a goalmouth scramble to take Walter Smith’s side 10 points clear with a game in hand.

“As I have been saying for a few weeks, we have to keep going and try and win every game,” the Celtic boss said.

“But it’s fair to say it’s there for Rangers to lose.

“However, strange things have happened in football and so we have to win all our games, starting next weekend.

“But we are all sensible enough to know that we need Rangers to slip up along the way, so we will wait and see.”

SPORT BIRTHDAYS
  • Peter Alliss

    golf

    Television commentator who played in eight Ryder Cups, born 1931.

  • Mario Andretti

    motor racing

    Formula One champion in 1978, born 1940.

  • Dino Zoff

    soccer

    Italian former World Cup-winning goalkeeper, who also coached Italy, Juventus and Lazio, born 1942.

  • Sepp Maier

    soccer

    West Germany's most-capped goalkeeper who was part of the World Cup-winning team of 1974, born 1944.

  • Ian Smith

    cricket

    former New Zealand wicketkeeper, now commentator, born 1957.

  • Barry McGuigan

    boxing

    former world featherweight champion, now a manager of boxers, born 1961.

  • Colin Cooper

    soccer

    former Middlesbrough, Nottingham Forest and England defender, born 1967.

  • Lee Carsley

    soccer

    former Everton, Derby and Republic of Ireland midfielder, born 1974.

  • Azhar Mahmood

    cricket

    former Pakistan and Surrey all-rounder, born 1975.

  • Ivo Karlovic

    tennis

    Croatian with eight ATP Tour titles to his name, born 1979.

  • Tim Bresnan

    cricket

    Yorkshire and former England all-rounder, born 1985.

  • Jelena Jankovic

    tennis

    former world number one and US Open finalist from Serbia, born 1985.

ON THIS DAY IN SPORT
  • 1914

    A rugby league Challenge Cup scoring record was set when Huddersfield beat Swinton Park Rangers 119-2. Rochdale surpassed that with their 120-4 win over Illingworth in 2005.

  • 1990

    Northamptonshire and England cricketer Colin Milburn died at the age of 48.

  • 2001

    The seven-day suspension of horse racing in Britain due to the outbreak of foot and mouth disease began.

  • 2006

    Robbie Keane was confirmed as the new Republic of Ireland captain.

  • 2007

    Darren Gough was unveiled as the new captain of Yorkshire, three years after leaving his home county to join Essex.

  • 2009

    A try from Brian O'Driscoll helped Ireland to a 14-13 win over England in the Six Nations. Ireland went on to secure a first Grand Slam in 61 years.

  • 2010

    Manchester United won the Carling Cup with a 2-1 win over Aston Villa in the final at Wembley.

  • 2012

    Dereck Chisora was handed an indefinite ban and heavy fine by the World Boxing Council following his behaviour before and after his heavyweight title fight with Vitali Klitschko earlier in the month, which included being embroiled in a brawl with British rival David Haye at the post-fight press conference.

  • 2015

    Peter Crouch equalled Alan Shearer's Premier League record of 46 headed goals, seconds after coming on as a substitute as Stoke beat Hull.

  • 2016

    Manchester City won the Capital One Cup, beating Liverpool on penalties after a 1-1 draw in the final. Willy Caballero, selected ahead of Joe Hart, saved from Lucas Leiva, Philippe Coutinho and Adam Lallana.

  • 2018

    Russia's Olympic suspension for doping offences was lifted with immediate effect.

  • 2019

    Claudio Ranieri left Fulham and Scott Parker was named as caretaker manager.

QUICK QUIZ
  • In which English midlands city was Tyson Fury's first professional fight?
  • Which country became a member of the Asian Football Confederation in 2006?
  • Which five colours would you find on an archery target?
  • Where would you find the stadium formerly known as the Galpharm and Alfred McAlpine?
  • Which GAA county was the first to lift the Sam Maguire cup in 1928?
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  • Nottingham
  • Australia
  • White, black, blue, red, gold
  • Huddersfield
  • Kildare
SPORT ON TV

Friday, February 28

  • SOCCER

    Europa League draw - Eurosport 2 1200, BT Sport 1 1200; Premier League, Norwich v Leicester - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League 1900; Bundesliga, Fortuna Dusseldorf v Hertha Berlin - BT Sport 2 1915.

  • CRICKET

    Women's ICC World T20, South Africa v Thailand - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Cricket 0600; England v Pakistan - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Cricket 0730; Test, New Zealand v India - Sky Sports Cricket 2225, Sky Sports Main Event 2230.

  • MOTOR RACING

    Formula One, day six of pre-season testing - Sky Sports F1 0800, 1300.

  • RUGBY UNION

    Super Rugby, Highlanders v Rebels - Sky Sports Action 0600; Waratahs v Lions - Sky Sports Action 0810; Hurricanes v Sunwolves - Sky Sports Action 0340 (Sat); Premiership, Gloucester v Sale - BT Sport 1 1900; PRO14, Leinster v Glasgow - eir Sport 1 1900.

  • RUGBY LEAGUE

    Super League, Leeds v Warrington - Sky Sports Arena, Sky Sports Mix 1900.

  • GOLF

    European Tour, The Oman Open - Sky Sports Golf 0630, 1030, Sky Sports Main Event 1130; PGA Tour, The Honda Classic - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Golf 1330, Sky Sports Golf 1900.

  • CYCLING

    Tour of UAE - Eurosport 1 0930; Track World Championships - Eurosport 1 1730.

  • MOTORCYCLING

    World Superbikes, Phillip Island - Eurosport 2 0100 (Sat), Eurosport 2 0345 (Sat).

  • SNOOKER

    Players Championship - ITV4 1245, 1845.

Saturday, February 29

  • SOCCER

    Premier League, Brighton v Crystal Palace - BT Sport 1 1200; Watford v Liverpool - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League 1700; Championship, Hull v Leeds - Sky Sports Main Event 1200; FA Women's Super League Continental Cup, Arsenal v Chelsea - BT Sport 1 1715; Bundesliga, FC Cologne v Schalke 04 - BT Sport 2 1715.

  • CRICKET

    Women's ICC World T20, India v Sri Lanka - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Cricket 0600; One-day international, South Africa v Australia - Sky Sports Cricket 1055; Test, New Zealand v India - Sky Sports Cricket 2225, Sky Sports Main Event 2300.

  • RUGBY UNION

    Super Rugby, Reds v Sharks - Sky Sports Action 0810; Stormers v Blues - Sky Sports Action 1300; Bulls v Jaguares - Sky Sports Action 1510; Premiership, Harlequins v Exeter - BT Sport 2 1430; PRO14, Benetton v Ulster - eir Sport 1 1430; Dragons v Cheetahs - S4C 1700; Munster v Scarlets - eir Sport 1 1700.

  • RUGBY LEAGUE

    Super League, Toronto v St Helens - Sky Sports Arena, Sky Sports Mix 1800.

  • GOLF

    European Tour, The Oman Open - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Golf 0800; PGA Tour, The Honda Classic - Sky Sports Golf 1800, Sky Sports Main Event 2000.

  • CYCLING

    Tour of UAE - Eurosport 1 1100; Het Nieuwsblad - Eurosport 1 1300; Track World Championships - Eurosport 1 1540; Tour of Taiwan - Eurosport 1 0230 (Sun).

  • HORSE RACING

    Live from Doncaster - ITV4 1330.

  • MOTORCYCLING

    World Superbikes, Phillip Island, Eurosport 2 0045 (Sun), Eurosport 2 0345 (Sun).

  • UFC

    Joseph Benavidez v Deiveson Figueiredo - BT Sport 2 0100 (Sun).

  • SNOOKER

    Players Championship - ITV4 1845.

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