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On This Day - Jan 29 2003: Manchester City paid £6 million for which former Liverpool star?


1978: The Arrows Formula One team made their grand prix debut, with Riccardo Patrese finishing 10th in Brazil. After 25 years in the sport, and no wins to their name, financial problems forced Arrows into liquidation and out of Formula One at the end of the 2002 season.

2004: The chairmen of the 20 Premier League clubs voted to bring in a nine-point deduction for any top-flight club entering administration.

2005: Serena Williams won the women's singles title at the Australian Open with a 2-6 6-3 6-0 win over Lindsay Davenport.

2006: Roger Federer won the Australian Open men's singles title, beating Marcos Baghdatis 5-7 7-5 6-0 6-2.

2007: Alex McLeish was appointed as Scotland's new head coach, replacing Walter Smith.

2008: Leeds confirmed Gary McAllister as their new manager after Dennis Wise left to join Newcastle as their executive director of football.

2009: Wembley Stadium was chosen by UEFA as the venue for the 2011 Champions League final, ahead of Munich's Allianz Arena and Berlin's Olympiastadion.

2010: John Terry was named as the footballer behind a gagging injunction involving his private life following a High Court hearing. The Chelsea defender was reported to have had an affair with the ex-girlfriend of former Blues team-mate Wayne Bridge, and was subsequently stripped of the England captaincy.

2011: Newcastle rejected a bid from Tottenham for England striker Andy Carroll, who would move to Liverpool for £35million two days later.

2014: England Women retained the Ashes with a nine-wicket win in their first Twenty20 international against Australia.

2016: Former Manchester United captain Nemanja Vidic announced his retirement from football.

2017: Roger Federer clinched his 18th grand slam title - and first in nearly five years - by winning a five-set thriller against Rafael Nadal to become Australian Open champion. The 35-year-old Swiss prevailed 6-4 3-6 6-1 3-6 6-3 after three hours and 38 minutes on Rod Laver Arena for his fifth Melbourne crown.

2003: Manchester City agreed a £6million fee with Leeds for striker Robbie Fowler.


Liverpool star Robbie Fowler



Jody Scheckter (motor racing) - South African who won the Formula One drivers' title in 1979, born 1950.

Andy Roberts (cricket) - former West Indies fast bowler, born 1951.

Sean Kerly (hockey) - mainstay of Great Britain's 1988 Olympic gold medal-winning squad, born 1960.

Greg Louganis (diving) - American who won a record four Olympic and five world gold medals, born 1960.

Romario (soccer) - former Brazil striker and 1994 World Cup winner, now a federal senator, born 1966.

Peter Lovenkrands (soccer) - former Rangers and Denmark forward, born 1980.

Ivan Klasnic (soccer) - former Bolton and Croatia striker, born 1980.

Natalie du Toit (swimming) - South Africa's gold-medal winning Paralympian, now retired, born 1984.


1 Who's up next for Mickey Harte's Tyrone side in the GAA's 2018 Allianz Football League?

2 Jesse Lingard played for which north-west youth team before joining Manchester United?

3 In which US city do baseball team the Pirates play?

4 Tennis player Gael Monfils is from which country?

5 Who knocked Johanna Konta out of the Australian Open in 2017?

(See quiz answers at botom)


Today (Monday, January 29)

CRICKET: ICC Under-19s World Cup second semi-final, India v Pakistan - Sky Sports Cricket 2125 and Sky Sports Main Event 2300.

TENNIS: WTA, Taiwan Open - BT Sport 2 0400, St Petersburg Ladies' Trophy - BT Sport 1 1000.

CYCLING: Six Day Berlin - Eurosport 2 2000.

Tomorrow (Tuesday, January 30)

SOCCER: Premier League, Huddersfield v Liverpool - BT Sport 1 1915.

TENNIS: WTA, Taiwan Open - BT Sport 2 0400, St Petersburg Ladies' Trophy - BT Sport 1 1000.

CYCLING: Six Day Berlin - Eurosport 2 2000.

BASKETBALL: NBA, Washington Wizards v Oklahoma City Thunder - BT Sport 1 0000 (Wed).

ICE HOCKEY: NHL, Pittsburgh Penguins v San Jose Sharks - eir Sport 1 0000 (Wed).

QUICK QUIZ answers: 1 Dublin 2 Penketh United 3 Pittsburgh 4 France 5 Serena Williams

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