On this Day - Oct 19 1962: Evander Holyfield - former world heavyweight champion is born

Evander Holyfield and Nikolai Valuev at the official weigh in ceremony for their WBA title fight in Baden, Switzerland on December 19, 2008. The next day the Russian defeated the American by a highly controversial majority decision. Had he won, Holyfield would have been the oldest ever heavyweight champion at 46 years old
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1957: Celtic thrashed Rangers 7-1 in the final of the Scottish League Cup at Hampden Park, John McPhail scoring a hat-trick.

1958: Stirling Moss beat Mike Hawthorn in the one and only Moroccan Grand Prix. Hawthorn's second place, however, was good enough for him to take the world title by one point, condemning Moss to the runners-up spot for the fourth successive year.

1993: Norwich stunned German giants Bayern Munich with a 2-1 victory in their UEFA Cup tie at the Olympic Stadium. Mark Bowen and Jeremy Goss netted for the Canaries, who progressed to the third round 3-2 on aggregate.

2004: The Professional Footballers' Association announced Adrian Mutu had admitted testing positive for cocaine and would not require a 'B' sample to be tested. He was later sacked by Chelsea.

2007: Andrew Strauss was dropped for England's Test tour of Sri Lanka. He went on to regain his place and was appointed Test and one-day captain in early 2009, leading the side to Ashes victory that summer.

2010: On an explosive day at Manchester United, manager Sir Alex Ferguson revealed Wayne Rooney wanted to leave the club, although the striker would later sign a new contract.

2012: Dutch firm Rabobank announced it would cease to sponsor professional cycling teams at the end of the year as the fall-out continued from the US Anti-Doping Agency's report which led to the downfall of Lance Armstrong.

2013: New Sunderland manager Gus Poyet began his reign with a 4-0 defeat at Swansea in the Premier League.

2014: Andy Murray battled to a 5-7 6-2 7-5 victory over David Ferrer in the final of the Erste Open in Vienna.

2015: Steve Evans was appointed the new Leeds manager following the sacking of Uwe Rosler.


Jack McCaffrey (GAA) - Dublin footballer, two time All-Ireland winner and 2015 All-Stars footballer of the year, born 1993.

Sam Allardyce (soccer) - former England manager, also previously in charge at Sunderland, West Ham, Bolton, Newcastle and Blackburn, born 1954.

Evander Holyfield (boxing) - former world heavyweight champion, born 1962.

Paul Hartley (soccer) - former Scotland and Celtic midfielder, now manager at Dundee, born 1976.

Habib Beye (soccer) - former Senegal, Aston Villa and Newcastle full-back, born 1977.

Heikki Kovalainen (motor racing) - Finn who won the 2008 Hungarian Grand Prix with McLaren, born 1981.

Louis Oosthuizen (golf) - South African who won the Open Championship in 2010, born 1982.

Daan van Bunge (cricket) - Holland all-rounder who was hit for six sixes in an over by South Africa's Herschelle Gibbs in the 2007 World Cup, born 1982.


1 Name the Down man who managed St Gall's to the Ulster Club SFC final?

2 Westfields, the lowest-ranked side to reach the first round of this season's FA Cup, hail from which city?

3 Who were the last team from outside the Premier League to reach the FA Cup final?

4 Who scored Tyrone's only goal in the 1986 All-Ireland SFC final against Kerry?

5 Who is the leading Welsh golfer in the official world golf rankings?

(See quiz answers at bottom)


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Today (Wednesday, October 19)

SOCCER: Champions League, Barcelona v Manchester City - BT Sport 2 1900; Celtic v Borussia Monchengladbach - BT Sport/ESPN, eir Sport 1 1900; UEFA Youth League, Arsenal U19 v Ludogorets U19 - BT Sport 2 1300, Barcelona U19 v Manchester City U19 - BT Sport 2 1500; FFA Cup semi-final, Canberra Olympic v Sydney FC - BT Sport 2 0930

CRICKET: Second one-day international, India v New Zealand - Sky Sports 2 0850; First Test, England v Bangladesh - Sky Sports 2 0430 (Thurs)

GOLF: PGA Tour, CIMB Classic - Sky Sports 4 0330 (Thurs)

TENNIS: WTA, Kremlin Cup - BT Sport 1 0900, Luxembourg Open - Eurosport 1 1200 and 1800

BASEBALL: MLB, Los Angeles Dodgers v Chicago Cubs - BT Sport/ESPN 0100 (Thurs)

Tomorrow (Thursday, October 20)

SOCCER: Europa League, Qarabag v PAOK - eir Sport 1 0355, Celta Vigo v Ajax - BT Sport//ESPN 1800, Manchester United v Fenerbahce - BT Sport 2 1930, Dundalk v Zenit St Petersburg - eir Sport 1 1930, BT Sport//ESPN 2000

CRICKET: First Test, England v Bangladesh - Sky Sports 2 0600, 0445 (Fri)

GOLF: PGA Tour, CIMB Classic - Sky Sports 4 0600 and 0330 (Fri), European Tour, Portugal Masters - Sky Sports 4 1130 and 1500

RUGBY UNION: European Rugby Challenge Cup, Bath v Bristol - Sky Sports 1 1900

TENNIS: WTA, Kremlin Cup - BT Sport 1 1100 and 1630, Luxembourg Open - Eurosport 2 1200, 1400, 1600 and 1700

AMERICAN FOOTBALL: NCAA, Virginia Tech Hokies v Miami Hurricanes - BT Sport 1 0000, Boise State Broncos v BYU Cougars - BT Sport 1 0330 (Fri); NFL, Green Bay Packers v Chicago

Bears - Sky Sports 1 0125 (Fri)

BASEBALL: MLB, Los Angeles Dodgers v Chicago Cubs - BT Sport//ESPN 0100 (Fri)

CYCLING: Abu Dhabi Tour - Eurosport 1 1300, European Track Championships - Eurosport 1 1830

MOTOR CYCLING: MotoGP Australia, FP1 - BT Sport 2 0000 and 0245 (Fri); FP2 - 0400 BT Sport 2

QUICK QUIZ BLITZ answers: 1 Paul Duffin, 2 Hereford, 3 Cardiff (2008), 4 Paudge Quinn, 5 Bradley Dredge (86th).

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