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On This Day: Kerry see off Mayo in epic semi-final replay

SPORTING BIRTHDAYS
Jean-Claude Killy (skiing) - winner of all three Alpine golds at the 1968 Winter Olympics, born 1943.
Carlo Checchinato (rugby union) - former Italy lock, now Azzurri team manager, born 1970.
Pavel Nedved (soccer) - former Juventus and Czech Republic midfielder, born 1972.
Radhi Jaidi (soccer) - former Southampton, Birmingham and Bolton defender from Tunisia, born 1975.
Juan Ignacio Chela (tennis) - Argentinian winner of six ATP Tour titles, born 1979.
Andy Roddick (tennis) - US Open champion in 2003 and Wimbledon runner-up in 2004, 2005 and 2009, born 1982.
Leisel Jones (swimming) - Australian nine-time Olympic medallist, including three golds, born 1985.
Ernests Gulbis (tennis) - Latvian player, born 1988.
Liam Cooper (soccer) - Leeds defender, born 1991.

ON THIS DAY IN SPORT
1937: World heavyweight boxing champion Joe Louis was taken the distance in the first of the 25 defences he would make of his title. His opponent was Welshman Tommy Farr, who survived all 15 rounds at Madison Square Garden.

1987: Lloyd Honeyghan knocked out American Gene Hatcher in Marbella, Spain, to retain his world welterweight title. Honeyghan won in just 45 seconds, then the quickest world title stoppage in history.

1991: Bob Beamon's 23-year-old world long jump record was broken during the World Championships in Tokyo. Carl Lewis surpassed Beamon's leap of 8.90 metres with 8.91m, but that was not valid for the record books due to wind assistance. Then his American team-mate Mike Powell jumped a massive - and legal - 8.95m to clinch the gold medal. It has not been surpassed.

1998: Damon Hill scored the Jordan team's maiden grand prix win at a rain-soaked Spa-Francorchamps, with team-mate Ralf Schumacher in second.

2001: Manchester United completed the signing of French World Cup winner Laurent Blanc.

2004: Manager Sir Bobby Robson was sacked by Newcastle.

2005: Michael Owen passed a medical at Newcastle ahead of signing a four-year contract with the club.

2008: St Helens won the Challenge Cup with a 28-16 victory over Hull at Wembley.

2011: Britain's Jessica Ennis won silver in the heptathlon at the World Championships in Daegu. In November 2016 Tatyana Chernova was stripped of the gold medal after failing a retrospective doping test, meaning the Briton was upgraded to gold.

2012: Liverpool and England striker Andy Carroll joined West Ham on a season-long loan. The deal was soon made permanent.

2014: Kerry overcome Mayo in an epic All-Ireland SFC semi-final replay in Limerick, in which the teams were level at the end of the normal time.

2015: Manchester City signed Wolfsburg attacking midfielder Kevin De Bruyne for a club-record fee, believed to be around £54million, with the 24-year-old signing a six-year deal.

2016: England scored a world-record ODI score of 444 for three in beating Pakistan by 169 runs at Trent Bridge. Alex Hales' 171 was England's highest-ever individual ODI score. The win saw England take an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match series.

QUICK QUIZ BLITZ
1.
Three current Premier League managers have won the league title in their careers - Jose Mourinho is one, name the other two.
2. Joe Hart started his career at which League One club?
3. Which rugby union side play their home games at The Recreation Ground?
4. Which former Halifax and Fleetwood player recently announced they were stepping away from international football?
5. Who are the reigning Super Bowl champions?

SPORT ON TV
Today (Thursday, August 30)

CRICKET: Fourth Test day one, England v India - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Cricket 1000.
SOCCER: Champions League draw - BT Sport 2 1630 & Eurosport 2 1700.
RUGBY LEAGUE: Super League Super 8s, Warrington v Hull FC - Sky Sports Main Event 1930.
GOLF: European Tour, The Made in Denmark - Sky Sports Golf 1030 & 1430.
CYCLING: La Vuelta, stage six - Eurosport 1 1400.
ATHLETICS: Diamond League - Eurosport 2 1900.
BASEBALL: Cincinnati Reds v Milwaukee Brewers - BT Sport/ESPN 1730.
Tomorrow (Friday, August 31)
CRICKET: Fourth Test day two, England v India - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Cricket 1030.
SOCCER: Europa League draw - Eurosport 2 1100 & BT Sport 2 1200; Championship, Leeds v Middlesbrough - Sky Sports Main Event 1900; Bundesliga, Hannover v Borussia Dortmund - BT Sport 2 1915; Women's World Cup qualifier, Wales v England - BBC Two England 1930.
MOTOR SPORT: Formula 1, Italian Grand Prix first practice - Sky Sports F1 0945 & eir Sport 1 0955, Italian Grand Prix second practice - Sky Sports F1 1345 & eir Sport 1 1355.
RUGBY UNION: Currie Cup, Pumas v Western Province - Sky Sports Action 1755; Premiership, Bristol v Bath - BT Sport 1 1900; PRO14, Cardiff Blues v Leinster - eir Sport 1 1900.
GOLF: European Tour, The Made in Denmark - Sky Sports Golf 1030 & 1430; PGA Tour, Dell Technologies Championship - Sky Sports Golf 1330, 1730 & 1930.
CYCLING: La Vuelta - Eurosport 1 1330.
ATHLETICS: Diamond League - Eurosport 2 1900.
BASEBALL: MLB, Philadelphia Phillies v Chicago Cubs - BT Sport 1 0000 (Sat).

QUICK QUIZ ANSWERS
1. Pep Guardiola and Manuel Pellegrini
2. Shrewsbury
3. Bath
4. Jamie Vardy
5. Philadelphia Eagles

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