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Time Out - April 1: Sporting greats, Dates and a Quick Quiz Blitz to kick-start your day

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BACK IN THE DAY

The Irish News - Thursday April 1 2010:

OFF THE FENCE: Everyone agrees with Frank Gervin this morning, one of Ireland's most respected boxing coaches, after he articulated his views on amateur boxing's computer scoring system.

As a reminder, the Clonoe boxing coach was up in arms about the muchmaligned scoring of bouts that have caused so much controversy among boxers, coaches and fight fans.

Frank told ‘Seconds Out' on Tuesday: “There's no way we can go back to the old impression judging system, but this computer scoring system needs to be looked at, it's flawed, it's wrong.”

Well, Frank received just about unanimous support from local boxing fans –abit like the Johnsons of Rockridge. I think amateur boxing may have found its new sheriff.

“I strongly agree with coach Frank Gervin,” said one texter.

“The one-second rule is the flaw. The scores should be tallied up at the end and a mean score should determine the result.”

SPORT BIRTHDAYS
  • JJ Williams

    rugby union

    former Wales international, who won 30 caps and toured with the Lions in 1974 and 1977, born 1948.

  • David Gower

    cricket

    former England batsman and captain, who is now a broadcaster, born 1957.

  • John Morris

    cricket

    former England, Derbyshire, Durham and Nottinghamshire batsman, born 1964.

  • Dean Windass

    soccer

    former Hull, Bradford and Aberdeen striker, born 1969.

  • Shinji Nakano

    motor sport

    former Formula 1 driver for Prost and Minardi, born 1971.

  • Stephen Fleming

    cricket

    former New Zealand captain, now Chennai Super Kings coach, born 1973.

  • Vikram Solanki

    cricket

    former England, Worcestershire and Surrey batsman, born 1976.

  • Clarence Seedorf

    soccer

    former Holland midfielder who won the Champions League with Ajax, Real Madrid and AC Milan, born 1976.

  • Lance Hohaia

    rugby league

    former St Helens and New Zealand utility back, born 1983.

  • Beth Tweddle

    gymnastics

    bronze medallist at the 2012 Olympics in the uneven bars, now retired, born 1985.

  • Rhian Brewster

    soccer

    Liverpool striker currently on loan at Swansea, born 2000.

ON THIS DAY IN SPORT
  • 1933

    Walter Hammond set what was then a world Test match record when he made 336 not out against New Zealand at Auckland - an innings which included 10 sixes.

  • 1990

    The Rangers v Celtic match from Ibrox was the first British league game to be broadcast on satellite, by BSB, in this country.

  • 2002

    Halifax, previously demoted in 1993, became the first club ever to be relegated twice from the Football League to the Conference following a 5-0 hammering by Darlington.

  • 2003

    Francis Jeffers scored his 13th goal in as many England Under-21s appearances to equal a record set by Alan Shearer.

  • 2007

    Spain's Pablo Martin-Benavides became the first amateur to win a European Tour title with victory at the Portuguese Open.

  • 2009

    Newcastle appointed former striker Alan Shearer as their coach for the final eight matches of the 2008-09 season, but he was unable to save them from relegation to the Championship.

  • 2013

    Sunderland issued a statement on behalf of their new head coach Paolo Di Canio in which the Italian defended himself against controversy over his political beliefs.

  • 2014

    Tiger Woods announced he would miss the Masters after undergoing successful microdiscectomy surgery on a pinched nerve.

  • 2016

    British sailor Sarah Young died aged 40 after being swept into the ocean while competing in the Clipper Round The World Yacht Race.

  • 2017

    Johanna Konta became the first British woman to win the Miami Open with a 6-4 6-3 victory over Caroline Wozniacki.

  • 2018

    Tottenham won at Chelsea for the first time in 28 years, with Dele Alli scoring two second-half goals in a 3-1 victory.

QUICK QUIZ
  • What age was Jack Grealish when he joined Aston Villa?
  • Against which team did Grealish score his first goal for Villa?
  • Tottenham striker Harry Kane has had loan spells at which four clubs?
  • Which of the following players scored in England's 1966 World Cup final victory? (A) Roger Hunt (B) Geoff Hurst (C) Martin Peters
  • Which team won the Super Bowl in 2018?
  • Who defeated Dublin to win the 1992 All-Ireland GAA Senior Football Championship final?
  • The Kensington Oval is a cricket ground in which country?
  • What job did Toronto Wolfpack coach Brian McDermott do before becoming a professional rugby league player? Was it: (A) Police officer (B) Fireman or (C) Royal Marine?
  • Wolfpack owner David Argyle made his fortune in which industry?
  • Name the city the NHL team the Oilers are based in.
+ Click Here to See Quiz Answers +
  • Six
  • Leicester
  • Leyton Orient, Millwall, Norwich and Leicester
  • (B) Geoff Hurst and (C) Martin Peters
  • Philadelphia Eagles
  • Donegal
  • Barbados
  • (C) Royal Marine
  • Mining
  • Edmonton
SPORT ON TV

Wednesday, April 1

  • SOCCER

    Premier League highlight shows - Sky Sports from 0100, Nations League recaps - Sky Sports Football from 1300.

  • CRICKET

    Captain's Log - Sky Sports from 0600; Ashes Classics - BT Sport 1500.

  • RUGBY UNION

    Highlights of British & Irish Lions matches against Australia and New Zealand - Sky Sports Main Event from 1000; 2017 European Champions Cup final - BT Sport 3 1330.

  • RACING

    Live racing from Hong Kong and Stateside Live - from 1200 on Sky Sports Racing.

Thursday, April 2

  • SOCCER

    EFL highlights - Sky Sports Football from 0100; Nations League highlights - Sky Sports Football from 1300.

  • CRICKET

    Ashes Memories - Sky Sports Cricket 0600.

  • RUGBY UNION

    Premiership rugby highlights - BT Sport 2 from 0930 and BT Sport 3 from 1200.

  • GOLF

    Golf highlights from Solheim Cup, Players Championship and British Masters plus others - Sky Sports Main Event from 0900; Tour Championship 2019 Final Round - Sky Sports Golf from 1000.

  • RACING

    Stateside Live - Sky Sports Racing from 1715.

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