On this Day: Oct 22 1972: Career of England goalkeeper Gordon Banks is cut short when he loses an eye after a car crash

Former England goalkeeper Gordon Banks  


1878: Broughton and Swinton played in the first floodlit rugby match.

1966: England's David Bryant won the singles title at the inaugural World Bowls Championship in Sydney. The event was organised because the sport had been left out of that year's Commonwealth Games in Jamaica.

1972: The career of England and Stoke goalkeeper Gordon Banks was cut short when he lost an eye following a car crash near his home.

2000: Peter Taylor was put in temporary charge of England for the friendly against Italy.

2003: Sprinter Dwain Chambers denied taking performance-enhancing drugs. He was banned for two years the following February for taking tetrahydrogestrinone (THG).

2004: Adrian Mutu claimed he was tempted into taking drugs by the belief it would improve his sex life. He was soon to be sacked by Chelsea.

2005: Hearts parted company with manager George Burley, citing ''irreconcilable differences''.

2006: Canton Field in Boston hosted an unusual Ulster Hurling Championship final as New York, who had shocked Derry in the semi-final, played Antrim. The Saffrons won on a 2-20 to 1-14 scoreline.

2006: Fernando Alonso retained his F1 drivers' title with second place in the Brazilian Grand Prix at Interlagos.

2008: Galway woman Sinéad O’Connor was announced as ard stiúrthóir of Cumann Camógaíochta na nGael.

2009: The All-Ireland Championship draw for 2010 pitted Derry against Armagh in the Ulster preliminary round.

2010: Wayne Rooney signed a new five-year contract at Manchester United, performing a major U-turn after saying he wanted to leave Old Trafford.

2012: Cycling's world governing body, the UCI, confirmed it had ratified the United States Anti-Doping Agency's decision to ban Lance Armstrong from cycling for life and to strip him of his seven Tour de France titles for doping offences.

2015: Jurgen Klopp's Anfield debut ended in a frustrating 1-1 draw for Liverpool against 10-man Rubin Kazan in the Europa League.


George Cohen (soccer) - England defender in 1966 World Cup-winning team, born 1939.

Michael Stoute (racing) - top flat trainer, born 1945.

Mike Hendrick (cricket) - former England seam bowler who took 87 wickets in 30 Tests, born 1948.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger speaks with Laurent Koscielny during a training session 

Arsene Wenger (above) (soccer) - Arsenal's French manager, born 1949.

Mick Hill (athletics) - former javelin thrower, born 1964.

Anthony Daly (gaelic games) – Clare legend and former Dublin manager who captained the Banner county to two All-Ireland titles.

Winston Bogarde (soccer) - retired Dutch defender who made just two league appearances in four years at Chelsea, born 1970.

Michel Salgado (soccer) - retired former Real Madrid, Spain and Blackburn right-back, born 1975.

Owais Shah (cricket) - former England batsman, born 1978.

Mark Renshaw (cycling) - Australian cyclist who regularly leads out British sprinter Mark Cavendish, born 1982.

Glenn Loovens (soccer) - Sheffield Wednesday defender, formerly with Celtic, born 1983.

Sarah Barrow (diving) - Recently-retired and Great Britain's 2014 Commonwealth Games 10 metres platform synchro silver medal winner, born 1988.

Cathal Mannion (gaelic games) – Galway forward who won an Allstar in 2015, born 1994.

Saidy Janko in action against Dundee

Saidy Janko (above) (soccer) - Celtic's Swiss full-back, on loan at Barnsley, born 1995.


1 Who was the last non-Spanish team to win the Europa League?

2 Name the last Derry club to last reach an Ulster Senior Hurling Club final before Slaughtneil?

3 In which city will the derby of the eternal enemies take place next month?

4 Who was the last visiting player to score a hat-trick at Old Trafford?

5 Which baseball team are the reigning World Series champions?

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Today (Saturday, October 22)

SOCCER: Premier League, Bournemouth v Tottenham - Sky Sports 1 1130, Liverpool v West Brom - BT Sport 1 1700; Sky Bet Championship, Nottingham Forest v Cardiff City - Sky Sports 1 1715; Betfred Cup, Greenock Morton v Aberdeen - BT Sport 1 1145; LaLiga, Espanyol v Eibar - Sky Sports 3 1155, Real Sociedad v Alaves - Sky Sports 3 1730, Granada v Sporting Gijon - Sky Sports 3 1940; Welsh Premier League, Bangor City v Rhyl - S4C 1700; Serie A, Sampdoria v Genoa - BT Sport 2 1715; Eredivisie, PSV Eindhoven v Sparta Rotterdam - Sky Sports 5 1835; A-League, Central Coast Mariners v Brisbane Roar - BT Sport 1 0730

CRICKET: First Test, England v Bangladesh - Sky Sports 2 0445

Ireland's Pádraig Harrington is in strong contention at this week's Portugal Masters

GOLF: PGA Tour, CIMB Classic - Sky Sports 4 0400, European Tour, Portugal Masters (above) - Sky Sports 4 1400

RUGBY UNION: International Rugby Union, New Zealand v Australia - Sky Sports 3 0800; European Rugby Champions Cup, Munster v Glasgow Warriors - Sky Sports 2 1230, Castres v Northampton Saints - Sky Sports 2 1500, Clermont Auvergne v Bordeaux-Begles - Sky Sports 3 1500, Saracens v Scarlets - Sky Sports 2 1730, Ulster v Exeter Chiefs - BT Sport 2 1930; European Rugby Challenge Cup, Edinburgh v Harlequins - BT Sport 2 1500

TENNIS: WTA, Luxembourg Open - Eurosport 2 1400

HORSERACING: Doncaster, Cheltenham and Newbury - Channel 4 1330

BOXING: Sam Eggington v Frankie Gavin - Sky Sports 2 2000

CYCLING: Tour of Hainan - Eurosport 2 0600; Abu Dhabi Tour - Eurosport 1 1300; European Track Championships - Eurosport 1 1800

MOTORSPORT: Formula 1, United States Grand Prix, Third practice session - Sky Sports F1 1545, eir Sport 1 1555, Qualifying session - Sky Sports F1 1800, eir Sport 1 1855

MOTORCYCLING: MotoGP Australia, Qualifying - BT Sport 2 0600, MotoGP Australia, warm-up session - BT Sport 2 0030 (Sun), MotoGP, Grand Prix of Australia - BT Sport 2 0230 (Sun), 0415 (Sun), 0545 (Sun)

Tomorrow (Sunday, October 23)

GAELIC GAMES: Roscommon SFC final St Brigid’s v Pádraig Pearses (live) & Waterford SHC final Pssage v Ballygunner (deferred), TG4 1500

SOCCER: A-League, Wellington Phoenix v Sydney FC - BT Sport 1 0700, Western Sydney Wanderers v Newcastle Jets - BT Sport 1 0900; LaLiga, Celta Vigo v Deportivo La Coruna - Sky Sports 4 1055, Sevilla v Atletico Madrid - Sky Sports 5 1500, Villarreal v Leganes - Sky Sports 5 1715, Real Madrid v Athletic Bilbao - Sky Sports 1 1930; Serie A, Udinese v Pescara - eir Sport 1 1125, Torino v Lazio - eir Sport 1 1355; SPFL, St Johnstone v Dundee - Sky Sports 5 1145; Premier League, Manchester City v Southampton - Sky Sports 1 1230, Chelsea v Manchester United - Sky Sports 1 1530; Betfred Cup, Rangers v Celtic - BT Sport 1 1315; Ligue 1, Metz v Nice - eir Sport 1 1555, Paris Saint-Germain v Marseille - BT Sport 1 1930; Bundesliga, Schalke 04 v FSV Mainz 05 - BT Sport 1 1630; Portuguese Liga, Belenenses v Benfica - BT Sport//ESPN 2015; MLS, LA Galaxy v Dallas - Sky Sports 5 2100

CRICKET: First Test, England v Bangladesh - Sky Sports 2 0445; Third one-day international, India v New Zealand - Sky Sports 3 0850?GOLF: PGA Tour, CIMB Classic - Sky Sports 4 0600, European Tour, Portugal Masters - Sky Sports 4 1300

RUGBY UNION: European Rugby Champions Cup, Montpellier v Leinster - Sky Sports 2 1230, Toulouse v Wasps - BT Sport 2 1500, Leicester Tigers v Racing 92 - BT Sport 2 1715

AMERICAN FOOTBALL: NFL, New York Giants v Los Angeles Rams - BBC Two England 1400, Miami Dolphins v Buffalo Bulls - Sky Sports 2 1730, Pittsburgh Steelers v New England Patriots - Sky Sports 2 2100, Arizona Cardinals v Seattle Seahawks - Sky Sports 2 0100 (Mon)

ATHLETICS: Great South Run - Channel 5 1000

BASEBALL: Chicago Cubs v LA Dodgers - BT Sport//ESPN 0100 (Mon)

CYCLING: Tour of Hainan - Eurosport 1 0645; European Track Championships - Eurosport 1 1430

MOTORSPORT: Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 - Eurosport 2 1130; Formula 1, United States Grand Prix - Sky Sports F1 1930, eir Sport 1 1955

SNOOKER: International Championship - Eurosport 2 0730 and 1230

QUICK QUIZ BLITZ answers: 1 Chelsea (2013); 2 Kevin Lynch’s; 3 Athens (Olympiakos v Panathinaikos); 4 Ronaldo (for Real Madrid, 2003); 5 Kansas City Royals


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