Football/Soccer

On This Day - January 31, 1965: Jock Stein was appointed manager of Celtic

On this day 54 years ago, the legendary Jock Stein was named Celtic boss

BIRTHDAYS

John Collins (soccer) - former Scotland and Celtic midfielder, born 1968.

Gary Doherty (soccer) - former Tottenham, Norwich and Republic of Ireland defender, born 1980.

Julio Arca (soccer) - former Sunderland and Middlesbrough midfielder, born 1981.

Allan McGregor (soccer) - Hull City and Scotland goalkeeper, born 1982.

Fabio Quagliarella (soccer) - Sampdoria forward, born 1983.

Jeremy Wariner (athletics) - American 400m runner who won three gold medals at the Athens and Beijing Olympics, born 1984.

Adam Federici (soccer) - Bournemouth and Australia goalkeeper, born 1985.

ON THIS DAY IN SPORT

1919: Jackie Robinson, who went on to become the first black player in Major League Baseball, was born. He died in 1972.

1965: Jock Stein was appointed manager of Celtic. He went on to become the club's most successful boss and in 1967 guided them to Britain's first victory in the European Cup.

1994: Roy Evans was named Liverpool manager, succeeding Graeme Souness.

1999: England manager Glenn Hoddle was called in by the Football Association to explain his comments about people with disabilities after he was quoted in The Times as saying: "Some people have been born like that for a reason. What you sow you have to reap." He was sacked two days later.

2003: Leeds defender Jonathan Woodgate completed a £9million move to Newcastle.

2005: Tottenham bought Nottingham Forest duo Michael Dawson and Andy Reid for a combined fee of £8million. Manchester City striker Nicolas Anelka moved to Turkish club Fenerbahce while Celtic signed Newcastle outcast Craig Bellamy on loan.

2007: Dubai International Capital pulled out of a proposed takeover bid for Liverpool. The announcement followed the failure of the club's board to formally accept DIC's bid in the wake of a second offer from American George Gillett.

2010: Andy Murray lost 6-3 6-4 7-6(11) to Roger Federer in the Australian Open final. It was his second grand slam final appearance, having lost to Federer in three sets at the 2008 US Open final.

2011: Chelsea signed Fernando Torres from Liverpool for a British record transfer fee of £50million, while the Reds completed the signings of Andy Carroll from Newcastle for a club-record £35million and Luis Suarez from Ajax for £22.8million.

2013: David Beckham joined French Ligue 1 side Paris St Germain on a five-month deal, while Manchester City sold striker Mario Balotelli to AC Milan.

On this day eight years ago, Spanish striker Fernando Torres joined Chelsea from Liverpool

QUICK QUIZ BLITZ

1. In what year did Arsenal leave Highbury for the Emirates Stadium?

2. What took place at the McNichols Sports Arena in Denver, Colorado, on November 12, 1993 - the first in its history?

3. Who captains the Wales rugby union team?

4. Which jockey achieved his 'Magnificent Seven' of wins in all races on the card at Ascot in 1996?

5. Which American golfer won two major championships in 2018?

TODAY’S SPORT ON TV

SOCCER: Coppa Italia quarter-final, Lazio v Inter Milan - BT Sport 1 1945.

CRICKET: Second Test, West Indies v England - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Cricket 1330; One-day international, New Zealand v India - Sky Sports Cricket 0600; BBL, Hobart Hurricanes v Adelaide Strikers - BT Sport 2 0830.

TENNIS: WTA, St Petersburg Ladies Trophy - BT Sport 1 1000.

GOLF: European Tour, The Saudi International - Sky Sports Golf 0800 and 1130; PGA Tour, Waste Management Phoenix Open - Sky Sports Golf 1430.

SNOOKER: German Masters - Eurosport 1 0855, 1345 and 1845.

BASKETBALL: NBA, Toronto Raptors v Milwaukee Bucks - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports USA 0100 (Fri).

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