On This Day – January 11, 1979: Kilkenny legend and 11-times Allstar Henry Shefflin is born
ON THIS DAY
1857: Champion British jockey Fred Archer was born. He won 2,748 races from 8,084 mounts, including the Derby five times and 21 Classic races. He began his career at the age of 13 and it lasted until 1886. He was champion jockey every year from 1874 until he retired.
1959: Hanif Mohammad scored a then world record 499, playing for Karachi against Bahawlpur. Facing the last ball of the day, Hanif went for a quick single to reach 500 but was run out. He had been at the crease for 10 hours and 35 minutes.
1982: Steve Davis made snooker's first televised 147 maximum break against John Spencer. The honour could have been Spencer's three years earlier during the televised Holsten Lager Tournament at Slough if the Thames TV cameraman had not been at lunch because of a union ruling.
1991: Chelsea were fined a record £105,000 by the Football League for making irregular payments to players.
2008: Nicolas Anelka signed for Chelsea for a fee of £15million.
2015: Scott Mitchell held his nerve to land his first BDO World Championship crown with a nail-biting 7-6 win over Martin Adams.
2016: Lionel Messi was named the best player in the world for the fifth time after winning the Ballon d'Or award ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar.
Henry Shefflin (hurling) – the King himself. 11 Allstars, 10 All-Irelands, 13 Leinsters and a handful of club medals on top. Born 1979.
Alan Brogan (Gaelic football) – will go down as a Dublin legend, having retired with two All-Ireland medals. Born 1982.
Stephen Molumphy (hurling) – former Waterford half-forward, born 1984.
Damien Comer (Gaelic football) – Galway forward with a bright future, born 1994.
Ben Crenshaw (golf) - US Masters winner in 1984 & 1995 and Ryder Cup-winning captain in 1999, born 1952.
Bryan Robson (soccer) - Former Manchester United and England captain, born 1957.
Brian Moore (rugby union) - Former England hooker, born 1962.
Tracy Caulkins (swimming) - Triple Olympic champion, born 1963.
Rahul Dravid (cricket) - Former India batsman, born 1973.
Dan Luger (rugby union) - Former England wing, born 1975.
Emile Heskey (soccer) - Former Liverpool, Aston Villa and England striker, born 1978.
Jamie Vardy (soccer) - Leicester and England striker, born 1987.
QUICK QUIZ BLITZ
1 How many times has Cristiano Ronaldo won the LaLiga title with Real Madrid?
2 Lee Selby claimed the IBF featherweight title with a technical decision victory over whom in May 2015?
3 What was the first GAA game to be broadcast live on Sky Sports?
4 Who was won more National Football League titles, Down or Tyrone?
5 When did Leeds Rhinos claim their first Super League title?
See answers at the bottom
SPORT ON TV
Today (Wednesday, January 11)
GAA: Laochra Gael, profiling Derry legend Anthony Tohill – TG4, 2100
SOCCER: EFL Cup, Southampton v Liverpool - Sky Sports 1 1930.
CRICKET: Big Bash League, Brisbane Heat v Perth Scorchers - BT Sport 2 0830.
TENNIS: ATP Apia International, Sydney - Eurosport 1 0100 and 0930; WTA Apia International, Sydney - BT Sport 1 0500.
BASKETBALL: NBA, Portland Trail Blazers v Cleveland Cavaliers - BT Sport 2 0330 (Thu).
DARTS: BDO Lakeside World Professional Championship - Channel 4 1205; BT Sport 1 1845.
Tomorrow (Thursday, January 12)
SOCCER: A-League, Adelaide United v Melbourne City - BT Sport//ESPN 0845; Championship, Reading v Queens Park Rangers - Sky Sports 1 1930
CRICKET: South Africa v Sri Lanka, third Test - Sky Sports 2 0755; Big Bash League, Melbourne Renegades v Hobart Hurricanes - BT Sport 2 0830
GOLF: European Tour, South African Open - Sky Sports 4 0800 and 1200; PGA Tour, Sony Open Hawaii - Sky Sports 4 0000 (Fri)
TENNIS: ATP, The Sydney International - Eurosport 1 0500 and 0730; WTA, Sydney - BT Sport 1 0930, Hobart - BT Sport 2 0200
BASKETBALL: NBA, Denver Nuggets v Indiana Pacers - BT Sport 2 2000, New York Knicks v Chicago Bulls - BT Sport 1 0100 (Fri)
DARTS: BDO Lakeside World Professional Championship - Channel 4 1205; BT Sport 1 1845
QUICK QUIZ BLITZ answers: 1 Once (2011-12); 2 Evgeny Gradovich; 3 Kilkenny v Offaly, 2014 Leinster SHC; 4 Down; 5 2004
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