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On This Day - Nov 10 1965: Formula One driver Eddie Irvine is born

ON THIS DAY

1951: The BBC televised their first rugby league game - an international between England and New Zealand at Swinton.

1965: 'Sugar' Ray Robinson announced his retirement from boxing after more than 25 years in the professional ring.

1970: Henry Cooper won the European heavyweight title for the third time when he stopped Jose Urtain of Spain in the ninth round.

1986: Sir Gordon Richards, one of the most successful British jockeys, died at the age of 82.

1989: Snooker great Steve Davis suffered his biggest defeat in a final in 13 years as a professional when he lost 9-1 to Stephen Hendry in the Duty Free Masters in Dubai.

2005: Marcus Trescothick was chosen to captain England in the first Test in Pakistan after Michael Vaughan withdrew with a knee injury.

2006: England endured a poor start to their Ashes tour as they lost the first match by 166 runs to an Australian Prime Minister's XI in Canberra.

2009: Germany goalkeeper Robert Enke died at the age of 32. He was struck by a train at a level crossing, having battled depression since 2003.

2013: Marc Marquez became the youngest ever rider to win the MotoGP world title after placing third at the season finale in Valencia.

2014: David Moyes was named as the new coach of Real Sociedad.

BIRTHDAYS

Mike Powell (athletics) - set world long jump record of 8.95metres in 1991, born 1963.

Eddie Irvine (motor racing) - Newtownards-born, former Irish former Formula One driver, born 1965.

Faustino Asprilla (soccer) - former Newcastle and Colombia striker, born 1969.

Jens Lehmann (soccer) - former Arsenal and Germany goalkeeper, born 1969.

Patrik Berger (soccer) - former Liverpool, Aston Villa and Czech Republic midfielder, born 1973.

Steffen Iversen (soccer) - former Tottenham and Norway striker, born 1976.

Marius Zaliukas (soccer) - Lithuania's former Rangers defender, born 1983.

Aleksandar Kolarov (soccer) - Manchester City's Serbian defender, born 1985.

Crystal Palace's Wilfried Zaha and West Bromwich Albion's James McClean battle for the ball 

Wilfried Zaha (above) (soccer) - Crystal Palace winger, born 1992.

QUICK QUIZ BLITZ

1. Which tennis player is famously coached by his uncle Toni?

2. Orlando Pirates are a football team in which country?

3. Jade Jones is an Olympic gold medallist in which sport?

4. Pele, Bobby Moore, Russell Osman and Ossie Ardiles starred in which 1981 film?

5. The 2016 USA Formula One grand prix took place in which city?

(See quiz answers at bottom)

SPORT ON TV
Today (Thursday, November 10)

CRICKET: India v England, first Test - Sky Sports 2 0600 and 0330 (Fri).

SOCCER: Under-21 international friendly, England v Italy - BT Sport 1 1930; Match TBC - Eurosport 1 1645; A-League, Melbourne City v Newcastle Jets - BT Sport 1 0845.

GOLF: European Tour, Nedbank Golf Challenge - Sky Sports 4 0900; PGA Tour, OHL Classic at Mayakoba - Sky Sports 4 1800 and 0100 (Fri).

AMERICAN FOOTBALL: NFL, Baltimore Ravens v Cleveland Browns - Sky Sports 1 0030 (Fri).

BASKETBALL: NBA, Miami Heat v Chicago Bulls - BT Sport 1 0100 (Fri).

SNOOKER: Champion of Champions - eir Sport 1 and ITV 4 1245 and 1845.

BOWLS: Scottish International Open - BBC Two Scotland 1300.

Tomorrow (Friday, November 11)

SOCCER: World Cup qualifying, England v Scotland - ITV 1915, Armenia v Montenegro and Northern Ireland v Azerbaijan - Sky Sports 1 1655 and 1930, France v Sweden - Sky Sports 3 1940; A-League, Adelaide United v Brisbane Roar - BT Sport 1 0845.

Bangladesh's Mehedi Hasan Miraz (right) and his team-mates celebrate their victory over England in the second cricket test match in Dhaka
 

CRICKET: India v England, first Test - Sky Sports 2 0600 and 0330 (Sat).

MOTOR RACING: Formula One, Brazilian Grand Prix practice - Sky Sports F1 1145 and 1545.

RUGBY UNION: International, Barbarians v Fiji - Sky Sports 2 1900; Anglo-Welsh Cup, Bristol Rugby v Sale Sharks - BT Sport 1 1930; Munster v Maori All Blacks - eir Sport 1 1900.

GOLF: European Tour, Nedbank Golf Challenge - Sky Sports 4 0900; PGA Tour, OHL Classic at Mayakoba - Sky Sports 4 1800 and 0100 (Sat).

MOTORCYCLING: MotoGP, Valencia Grand Prix practice - BT Sport 2 from 0800.

BASKETBALL: NBA, Oklahoma City Thunder v Los Angeles Clippers - BT Sport 1 0100 (Sat).

SNOOKER: Champion of Champions - eir Sport 1 1245, ITV 4 1245 and 1845.

BOWLS: Scottish International Open - BBC Two Scotland 1300.

RACING: Cheltenham - Channel 4 1240.

QUICK QUIZ BLITZ answers: 1 Rafael Nadal; 2 South Africa; 3 Taekwondo; 4 Escape To Victory; 5 Austin, Texas.

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