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On this day - Nov 13 1992 - Evander Holyfield lost his world heavyweight crown to Riddick Bowe

Evander Holyfield lost his world heavyweight title to Riddick Bowe in Las Vegas after two years as champion 

ON THIS DAY

1963: Sporting set a new record for the highest score in one of the major European club competitions when they beat Apoel Nicosia 16-1 in the first round of the European Cup Winners' Cup.

1992: Evander Holyfield lost his world heavyweight title to Riddick Bowe in Las Vegas after two years as champion.

1997: Ron Atkinson returned as manager of struggling Sheffield Wednesday. He managed to keep the Owls in the Premier League but stepped down at the end of the season to be replaced by Danny Wilson.

2006: Desert Orchid, one of the most successful steeplechasers of all time, died at the age of 27.

2006: Luton manager Mike Newell apologised to assistant referee Amy Rayner after describing her appearance at the 3-2 defeat by QPR as ''tokenism for the politically-correct idiots''. The Hatters issued a statement describing Newell's criticism of Rayner as ''completely unacceptable'', adding he would be required to explain his remarks.

2011: Snow Fairy, trained by Ed Dunlop and ridden by Ryan Moore, won the Queen Elizabeth II Commemorative Cup for the second successive year at Kyoto, Japan.

2012: A police investigation into alleged comments made by referee Mark Clattenberg towards John Obi Mikel during a match between Chelsea and Manchester United was dropped due to a lack of evidence.

2015: The world of sport united to pay its respects and offer support to the victims of the Paris terror attacks, in which the cousin of footballer Lassana Diarra, who was playing for France against Germany in the city at the time of the incidents, was among the 129 people killed.

Birthdays

Jack Birkenshaw (cricket) - former Leicestershire and England spinner, and one-time Foxes coach, born 1940.

Howard Wilkinson (soccer) - former Sheffield Wednesday and Leeds manager and England caretaker boss, born 1943.

Roberto Boninsegna (soccer) - former Italy and Inter Milan striker who scored in the 1970 World Cup final defeat to Brazil, born 1943.

Clive Wilson (soccer) - former Tottenham and QPR defender, born 1961.

Quim (soccer) - former Portugal goalkeeper, currently with Aves, born 1975.

Kelly Sotherton (athletics) - 2006 Commonwealth champion and 2004 Olympic bronze medallist in heptathlon, now retired, born 1976.

Dana Vollmer (swimming) - American who won three Olympic gold medals at London 2012 and one at Athens 2004, born 1987.

Quick Quiz Blitz

1 When did Slaughtneil last win the Ulster Club Championship?

2 Gareth Bale began his career with which club?

3 Adrian Lewis, Peter Wright and Robert Thornton are top-10 players in which sport?

4 Ireland's win over New Zealand was the first in how long?

5 Who did Munster beat on Friday night?

Answers below

Sport on TV Today (Sunday, November 13)

CRICKET: India v England, First Test - Sky Sports 2 0600; Ram Slam T20 Challenge, Sunfoil Dolphins v Warriors - Sky Sports 5 1230.

RUGBY LEAGUE: Four Nations, England v Australia - BBC One 1345.

MOTOR RACING: Formula One, Brazilian Grand Prix - Sky Sports F1 from 1430, eir Sport 1 1555.

SOCCER: World Cup qualifying, Luxembourg v Holland and Belgium v Estonia - Sky Sports 1 1700 and 1940, Portugal v Latvia - ITV4 1925, Egypt v Ghana - BT Sport 2 1600; Under-19s international friendly, Germany v Czech Republic - Eurosport 2 1700; League One, Peterborough v Bolton and Chesterfield v Sheffield United - Sky Sports 1 1200 and 1400; A-League, Sydney FC v Perth Glory - BT Sport 1 0600; Irn-Bru Cup, Crusaders or Livingston v The New Saints - S4C 1545.

TENNIS: ATP World Tour Finals - Sky Sports 3 1200 and 1800, BBC Two England 1400; Fed Cup - Eurosport 1 1230.

RUGBY UNION: Anglo-Welsh Cup, Exeter v Cardiff Blues - BT Sport 1 1445.

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

MOTORCYCLING: MotoGP, Valencia Grand Prix - BT Sport 2 1245.

DARTS: Grand Slam of Darts - Sky Sports 2 1300 and Sky Sports 5 1930.

AMERICAN FOOTBALL: NFL, two games TBC followed by New England Patriots v Seattle Seahawks - Sky Sports 2 1730, 2100 and 0100 (Mon).

BASKETBALL: NBA, Cleveland Cavaliers v Charlotte Hornets - BT Sport 1 2030.

SKIING: Alpine Skiing World Cup - Eurosport 1 0845 and 1145.

FIGURE SKATING: ISU Grand Prix, Cup of France - Eurosport 2 from 1330.

Tomorrow (Monday, November 14)

TENNIS: ATP World Tour Finals - Sky Sports 1 1200, BBC Two England 1400, Sky Sports 2 1800.

SNOOKER: Northern Ireland Open - Eurosport 1 1245 and 1845.

BASKETBALL: NBA, San Antonio Spurs v Miami Heat - BT Sport 1 0130 (Tues).

GRIDIRON: NFL, New York Giants v Cincinnati Bengals - Sky Sports 1 0130 (Tues).

DARTS: Grand Slam of Darts - Sky Sports 1 1900.

 

Answers: 1 2014 2 Southampton 3 PDC Darts 4 111 years 5 Maori All Blacks

 

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