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OnThis Day: Feb 26 1983: Arsenal goalkeeper Pat Jennings made his 1,000th appearance

SPORT BIRTHDAYS

Tommy Walsh (GAA) -? Kerry and Kerins O'?Rahilly'?s footballer, born 1988.

Colin Bell (soccer) - former Manchester City and England midfielder, born 1946.

Paul Ackford (rugby union) - former England and British & Irish Lions second-row star, born 1958.

Jenny Thompson (swimming) - American who won 12 medals - including eight golds - at the 1992, 1996, 2000 and 2004 Olympic Games. Also claimed 14 world championship medals, born 1973.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (soccer) - former Manchester United and Norway striker, now manager of Molde, born 1973.

Shane Williams (rugby union) - former Wales wing and their record try-scorer, born 1977.

Pedro Mendes (soccer) - former Tottenham, Portsmouth and Rangers midfielder, born 1979.

Li Na (tennis) - 2011 French Open winner and 2014 Australian Open champion, born 1982.

Pepe (soccer) - Real Madrid and Portugal defender, born 1983.

Emmanuel Adebayor (soccer) - Crystal Palace and Togo striker, born 1984.

Fernando Llorente (soccer) - Sevilla and Spain striker, born 1985.

Gabriel Obertan (soccer) - Newcastle winger, formerly of Manchester United, born 1989.

Jese (soccer) - Real Madrid forward, born 1993.

ON THIS DAY IN SPORT

1839: The Grand National was run at Aintree for the first time. The race, which was then known as the Grand Liverpool Steeplechase, was won by Lottery, ridden by Jem Mason. There had been three previous runnings of the race at nearby Maghull. It was renamed the Grand National Steeplechase in 1847.

1983: Arsenal goalkeeper Pat Jennings made his 1,000th appearance in first-class football. He marked the occasion by keeping a clean sheet in a goalless draw at West Brom.

1993: Australia captain Allan Border became the most prolific scorer in Test cricket when he surpassed Sunil Gavaskar's record of 10,122 runs. Border's mark, achieved in a match against New Zealand at Christchurch, was passed by Brian Lara in 2005.

2006: Manchester United won the Carling Cup, beating Wigan 4-0 at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.

2009: England prop Matt Stevens received a two-year ban for failing a drugs test.

2010: Portsmouth became the first Premier League club to go into administration.

2011: Former Tottenham and Wolves defender Dean Richards died after a long-term illness at the age of 36.

2012: Liverpool won the Carling Cup after a 3-2 penalty shoot-out victory over Cardiff in the final at Wembley. The match finished 2-2 after extra time.

SPORT QUIZ

1. Britain's Jolyon Palmer will this season make his Formula One debut with which team?

2. Which Cavan club did current Donegal manager Rory Gallagher play for in 2007?

3. Cassius Clay, later known as Muhammad Ali, became heavyweight champion of the world as an 8-1 underdog when he stopped which defending champion at Miami Beach in 1964?

4. When was the last time that the Offaly footballers won the Leinster Senior Football championship?

5. Other than Rory McIlroy, who is the highest-placed European in the men's world golf rankings?

Answers: 1 Renault 2 Crosserlough 3 Sonny Liston 4 1997  5 Sweden's Henrik Stenson (sixth).

SPORT ON TV

Today

GAA: A roundup of all of the week's action from the National Football League and National Hurling League - Setanta Ireland 2130

BOXING: A chance to see some of the best knockout victories by Carl Frampton and Scott Quigg, ahead of their super bantamweight world title unification fight - Sky Sports 1 1830

SOCCER: Championship: Hull v Sheffield Wednesday - Sky Sports 1 1900; Scottish Premiership, Hamilton v Celtic - BT Sport 1 1915; Primera Division, Eibar v Las Palmas - Sky Sports 5 1925; Ligue 1, Nice v Bastia - BT Sport 2 1915; A-League, Wellington Phoenix v Melbourne City - BT Sport 1 0630, Western Sydney Wanderers v Perth Glory - BT Sport 1 0830.

RUGBY UNION: Six Nations, Wales v France - BBC One 1930 and S4C 1915; Super Rugby, Blues v Highlanders - Sky Sports 2 0600, Brumbies v Hurricanes - Sky Sports 2 0830, Cheetahs v Jaguares - Sky Sports 2 1655, Sunwolves v Lions - Sky Sports 2 0410 (Sat).

RUGBY LEAGUE: Super League, Hull KR v St Helens - Sky Sports 2 1930.

BASKETBALL: NBA, Toronto Raptors v Cleveland Cavaliers - BT Sport 1 0030

(Sat).

GOLF: Perth International - Sky Sports 4 0500; Honda Classic - Sky Sports 4 1900.

TENNIS: Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships - Sky Sports 3 1300; Qatar Total Open - BT Sport 2 1500 and 1700; Mexican Open - Sky Sports 3 0000 and 0400 (Sat).

MOTORCYCLING: World Superbikes - Eurosport 1 0115 (Sat).

SNOOKER: Gdynia Open - Eurosport 2 0830, 1200, 1300, 1630 and 1905.

WINTER SPORTS: Alpine Skiing - Eurosport 1 0815; Ski Jumping - Eurosport 1 1145.

Tomorrow

GAA: Dublin v Monaghan (Throw-in 7.00pm). Coverage of the National Football League Division One encounter from Croke Park - Setanta Ireland 1830; Armagh v Fermanagh (Throw-in 7.00pm). Coverage of the National Football League match from the Athletic Grounds. Setanta Sports 1 1845

SOCCER: Premier League, West Ham v Sunderland - BT Sport 1 1200, West Brom v Crystal Palace - Sky Sports 1 1700; Championship, Wolves v Derby - Sky Sports 5 1200; Primera Division, Real Betis v Rayo Vallecano - Sky Sports 3 1925, Real Sociedad v Elche - Sky Sports 3 2130; Ligue 1, Reims v Bordeaux - BT Sport 1 1900; Welsh Premier League, Aberystwyth Town v Carmarthen Town - S4C 1645; A-League, Adelaide United v Brisbane Roar - BT Sport 2 0615, Melbourne Victory v Sydney FC - BT Sport ESPN 0830.

RUGBY UNION: Six Nations, Italy v Scotland - ITV 1325, England v Ireland - ITV 1625; Top 14, Racing 92 v Castres - Sky Sports 5 1930; Super Rugby, Crusaders v Chiefs - Sky Sports 2 0600, Waratahs v Reds - Sky Sports 2 0830, Force v Rebels - Sky Sports 2 1030, Kings v Sharks - Sky Sports 2 1255, Stormers v Bulls - Sky Sports 2 1500.

RUGBY LEAGUE: Super League, Catalan Dragons v Leeds Rhinos - Sky Sports 2 1655.

BASKETBALL: NBA, Oklahoma City Thunder v Golden State Warriors - BT Sport 1 0130 (Sun).

GOLF: Perth International - Sky Sports 4 0500; Honda Classic - Sky Sports 4 1800.

TENNIS: Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships - Sky Sports 4 1500; Qatar Total Open - BT Sport 2 1500.

MOTORCYCLING: World Superbikes - Eurosport 1 0200.

SAILING: America's Cup World Series in Oman - BT Sport 2 0930.

SNOOKER: Gdynia Open - Eurosport 2 1100, 1400 and 1935.

WINTER SPORTS: Alpine Skiing - Eurosport 1 0915; Ski Jumping - Eurosport 1

1145.
 

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