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Time Out - February 29: Sporting greats, Dates and a Quick Quiz Blitz to kick-start your day

Antrim's Mickey Boyle is closely pursued by Donegal's Damien Diver
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BACK IN THE DAY

Time Out - February 29: DAMIEN Diver was a casualty of Donegal's Dr McKenna Cup win over Antrim last weekend as damaged ankle ligaments could rule the young defender out of football for a number of weeks.

The 24-year-old vice-captain is receiving ice pack treatment on the injury before a medical assessment can be made later in the week.

He will miss Sunday's NFL Division 1A game with Dublin at Parnell Park, while there are doubts about Jim McGuinness's fitness also. He sustained a reaction to a shin gash during UUJ's exit from the Sigerson Cup last week to NUI Galway.

The injury will be looked at tonight before manager Declan Bonner decides on his team selection.

Bonner expressed concern over Diver's ankle setback, which could be “serious enough” he said.

“We cannot assess the damage to the ankle for 48 hours. All Damien is doing is icing it for the moment. He went over on the ankle during the Antrim game and it looks like the damage is ligaments. We will know better after we meet for training, but it doesn't look good for him,” said Bonner.

A number of young panelists impressed against Antrim, including St Eunan's prospect Jonathan Scanlon, 19-year-old Na Rossa forward Johnny McCafferty and UUJ's Eamonn Reddin.

All are in the running for places against Dublin, as is Shane Carr who is available after missing the Dr McKenna Cup game due to being in France.

SPORT BIRTHDAYS
  • Mike Pollitt

    soccer

    Former Wigan goalkeeper, now the club's goalkeeping coach, born 1972.

  • Clinton Toopi

    rugby league

    former Leeds Rhinos and New Zealand centre, born 1980.

  • Darren Ambrose

    soccer

    Former Crystal Palace midfielder, born 1984.

ON THIS DAY IN SPORT
  • 1964

    Australian swimmer Dawn Fraser set a new 100 metre freestyle world record of 58.9 seconds.

  • 2004

    Middlesbrough beat Bolton 2-1 in the final of the Carling Cup at the Millennium Stadium.

  • 2012

    England fought back from 2-0 down to level with Holland, only to lose their international at Wembley to a stoppage-time Arjen Robben goal.

  • 2012

    Wales lost 1-0 to Costa Rica in the Gary Speed Memorial Match on an emotional night at Cardiff City Stadium.

QUICK QUIZ
  • What is the name which links footballers Mata and Cuadrado?
  • How many football World Cups have France won?
  • Roger Federer holds what ATP world ranking?
  • What is called out as a warning to people in the path of a golf ball?
  • How many players are there in an ice hockey team?
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SPORT ON TV

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.

Sunday, March 1

  • CRICKET

    Women's ICC World T20, South Africa v Pakistan - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Cricket 0600; England v West Indies - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Cricket 0730; Test, New Zealand v India - Sky Sports Cricket 2225, Sky Sports Main Event 2235.

  • SOCCER

    Premier League, Everton v Manchester United - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League 1300; League Cup final, Aston Villa v Manchester City - Sky Sports Main Event 1600; Bundesliga, FC Union Berlin v VfL Wolfsburg - BT Sport 2 1230; RB Leipzig v Bayer Leverkusen - BT Sport 2 1430; Werder Bremen v Eintracht Frankfurt - BT Sport 2 1645; Ligue 1, Lyon v St Etienne - BT Sport 1 1945; MLS, Los Angeles FC v Inter Miami - Sky Sports Main Event 2300.

  • RUGBY UNION

    Premiership, Bath v Bristol - BT Sport 1 1430.

  • GOLF

    European Tour, The Oman Open - Sky Sports Golf 0800; PGA Tour, The Honda Classic - Sky Sports Golf 1800, Sky Sports Main Event 1930.

  • CYCLING

    Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne - Eurosport 1 1330; Tour of Taiwan - Eurosport 1 0330 (Mon).

  • SNOOKER

    Players Championship - ITV4 1245, 1850.

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