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On This Day - Dec 27 1946: Former Ireland international Joe Kinnear born

Former Republic of Ireland international Joe Kinnear was born on this day in 1946.

 

ON THIS DAY

ON THIS DAY IN SPORT

1949: A record 1,269,934 were in attendance for the Football League programme - an average of 28,862 spectators at each game. The previous record had stood for only 24 hours, 1,226,098 having turned up for the Boxing Day fixtures.

1980: Birmingham goalkeeper Tony Coton saved a penalty 90 seconds into his debut in a 3-2 win over Sunderland.

1982: National Hunt trainer Michael Dickinson saddled a record 12 winners in one day's racing around the country.

2002: Australia opener Justin Langer scored 250, hitting 30 fours and a six, as Australia amassed 551 for six declared in the first innings of the fourth Test against England in Melbourne.

2003: England centre Mike Tindall suffered a broken leg in Bath's win at Saracens.

2008: Sunderland handed Ricky Sbragia, their caretaker boss at the time, an 18-month contract as manager. He resigned at the end of the season.

2012: Henning Berg was sacked as manager of Blackburn after less than eight weeks in charge of the Championship club.

2013: Malky Mackay was dismissed as manager of Cardiff, a week after owner Vincent Tan sent him an email demanding he resign or be sacked.

2014: Neil Warnock was sacked as Crystal Palace manager.

 

BIRTHDAYS

Joe Kinnear (soccer) - former Newcastle, Wimbledon and Luton manager, born 1946.

Steve Jones (golf) - American 1996 US Open champion, born 1958.

Duncan Ferguson (soccer) - former Dundee United, Rangers, Everton, Newcastle and Scotland striker, now part of Everton's coaching team, born 1971.

Colin Charvis (rugby union) - former Wales captain, born 1972.

David Dunn (soccer) - former Blackburn midfielder, born 1979.

Gilles Simon (tennis) - French winner of 12 ATP Tour singles titles, born 1984.

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (athletics) - Jamaican sprinter with two Olympic and seven World Championship gold medals to her name, born 1986.

Milos Raonic (tennis) - big-serving Canadian who has won eight ATP Tour titles and reached the 2016 Wimbledon final, born 1990.

Danny Wilson (soccer) - Rangers' former Liverpool defender, born 1991.

 

QUICK QUIZ

1. When were the first Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships held?

2. Who has the highest individual T20 score, having scored 175 in the IPL in 2013?

3. Which football club, now in League Two, are the reason why Juventus play in black and white stripes?

4. Where will the 2018 Ryder Cup be held?

5. Who is the current men's cycling hour record holder, having completed 54.5km in the Lee Valley velodrome?

 

SPORT ON TV

Today (Wednesday, December 27)

CRICKET: Ashes Fourth Test, Australia v England - BT Sport 1 2300; First Test, South Africa v Zimbabwe - Sky Sports Cricket 1125; Big Bash, Brisbane Heat v Sydney Thunder - BT Sport 2 0800.

SOCCER: Premier League, Newcastle v Manchester City - Sky Sports Main Event 1930.

DARTS: PDC World Championship - Sky Sports Main Event 1230 & 2200.

BASKETBALL: NBA, Minnesota Timberwolves v Denver Nuggets - BT Sport 2 0100 (Thu).

ICE HOCKEY: NHL, New York Rangers v Washington Capitals - eir Sport 1 0100 (Thu).

RACING: Kempton and Chepstow - ITV4 1245.

Tomorrow (Thursday, December 28)

CRICKET: Ashes Fourth Test, Australia v England - BT Sport 1 2300; First Test, South Africa v Zimbabwe - Sky Sports Cricket 1125; First T20, New Zealand v West Indies - Sky Sports Cricket 0155 (Fri); Big Bash, Sydney Sixers v Adelaide Strikers - BT Sport 2 0800.

SOCCER: Premier League, Crystal Palace v Arsenal - Sky Sports Main Event 1930.

DARTS: PDC World Championship - Sky Sports Main Event 1230 & 2200.

TENNIS: Tennis World Championship - Eurosport 2 1300.

BASKETBALL: NBA, Boston Celtics v Houston Rockets - BT Sport 2 0100.

ICE HOCKEY: Washington Capitals v Boston Bruins - eir Sport 1 1230 (Fri).

 

QUIZ ANSWERS

 1. 1877 2. Chris Gayle 3. Notts County 4. Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, near Paris, France 5. Bradley Wiggins

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