On This Day - Mar 10 1973: Former Blackburn, Chelsea and Celtic striker Chris Sutton is born

Former Celtic star Chris Sutton 


1947: The fourth-wicket partnership between Gulzar Mahomed and Vijay Hazare produced 577 runs in Baroda, India, against Holkar - setting a world record in first-class cricket.

1992: David O'Leary played his 700th game for Arsenal, a record for the north London club.

2001: Roy Essandoh swept Division Two Wycombe into the FA Cup semi-finals with a stoppage-time headed winner against Leicester at Filbert Street.

2005: Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho was fined £5,000 by the Football Association for accusing Manchester United players of diving and cheating, while the club were also hit with a £15,000 punishment after a brawl at Blackburn.

2007: Eddie O'Sullivan's Ireland clinched their third Triple Crown in four years with a nervy 19-18 Six Nations triumph over Scotland.

2010: The Pakistan Cricket Board banned former captains Younis Khan and Mohammad Yousuf from the national team for life as part of a crackdown on player indiscipline. Both players went on to represent Pakistan again at international level.

2012: Yamile Aldama won gold for Great Britain in the women's triple jump at the World Indoor Championships in Istanbul. Tiffany Porter added a silver medal in the 60 metres hurdles, with Dwain Chambers picking up bronze in the men's 60m.

2014: Kelly Gallagher and guide Charlotte Evans won Great Britain's first ever gold medal at the Winter Paralympics with victory in the women's visually-impaired super-G in Sochi.

2016: Liverpool beat Manchester United 2-0 at Anfield in the first leg of their Europa League last-16 tie. The Reds progressed after a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford a week later.


Terry Holmes (rugby union) - former Wales and British Lions scrum-half, born 1957.

Chris Sutton (soccer) - former Blackburn, Chelsea and Celtic striker, born 1973.

Peter Enckelman (soccer) - Finnish goalkeeper, formerly with Aston Villa, Blackburn and St Johnstone, born 1977.

Steven Reid (soccer) - former Millwall, Blackburn, West Brom, Burnley and Republic of Ireland midfielder, born 1981.

Samuel Eto'o (soccer) - former Cameroon, Everton, Chelsea, Barcelona and Inter Milan striker, now with Antalyaspor, born 1981.

Jonas Olsson (soccer) - West Brom's Swedish defender, born 1983.

Lassana Diarra (soccer) - Former Portsmouth, Arsenal and Chelsea midfielder, previously with Marseille, born 1985.

Ivan Rakitic (soccer) - Barcelona and Croatia midfielder, born 1988.

Jack Butland (soccer) - Stoke and England goalkeeper, born 1993.


1. Which club finished top of the League One table in the 2015-16 season?

2. Which snooker player won the 2016 World Championship?

3. Which tennis player won the women's singles title at the 2016 US Open?

4. In what year did Floyd Mayweather defeat Ricky Hatton to defend the WBC and The Ring welterweight titles in Las Vegas?

5. Which horse won the 2015 Grand National?

(See quiz answers at bottom)


Today (Friday, March 10)

RUGBY UNION: Six Nations, Wales v Ireland - BBC One 1930 and S4C 1915; Super Rugby, Chiefs v Hurricanes and Brumbies v Force - Sky Sports 2 0630 and 0840.

SOCCER: Championship, Brighton v Derby - Sky Sports 1 1900; Scottish Championship, Dundee United v Hibernian - BT Sport 1 1930; LaLiga, Espanyol v Las Palmas - Sky Sports 5 1940; Bundesliga, Bayer Leverkusen v Werder Bremen - BT Sport 2 1930; Chinese Super League, Shanghai SIPG v Yanbian FC - Sky Sports 5 1130; A-League, Sydney FC v Central Coast Mariners - BT Sport 1 0845; SSE Airtricity League, Drogheda United v Cork City - eir Sport 1 1930.

CRICKET: First Test, New Zealand v South Africa - Sky Sports 5 2150.

RUGBY LEAGUE: Super League, Hull FC v St Helens - Sky Sports 2 1930.

TENNIS: ATP, BNP Paribas Open - Sky Sports 5 0600 and 1900; WTA, Indian Wells - BT Sport 1 2130.

GOLF: European Tour, Indian Open - Sky Sports 4 0600 and 0900; PGA Tour, Valspar Championship - Sky Sports 4 1900.

SNOOKER: Players Championship - ITV4 1245 and 1845.

MOTORSPORT: WRC, Rally Mexico - BT Sport 1 0100 (Sat).

CYCLING: Tirreno-Adriatico - Eurosport 2 1300; Paris-Nice - Eurosport 1 1430.

Tomorrow (Saturday, March 11)

RUGBY UNION: Six Nations, Italy v France followed by England v Scotland - ITV 1230 and 1530; Super Rugby, Blues v Highlanders and Reds v Crusaders followed by Kings v Stormers and Cheetahs v Sunwolves - Sky Sports 2 0630, 0830, 1300 and 1510.

SOCCER: FA Cup quarter-final, Arsenal v Lincoln - BT Sport 2 1700; Premier League, Manchester City v Stoke - Sky Sports 1 1130; LaLiga, Valencia v Sporting Gijon - Sky Sports 5 1155, Granada v Atletico Madrid - Sky Sports 2 1940; MLS, Montreal Impact v Seattle Sounders - Sky Sports 4 0000 (Sun); A-League, Melbourne City v Perth Glory - BT Sport 1 0845; 2. Bundesliga, Hannover v 1860 Munich - BT Sport 1 1200.

TENNIS: ATP, BNP Paribas Open - Sky Sports 3 0600 and 1900; WTA, Indian Wells - BT Sport 1 2015.

GOLF: European Tour, Indian Open - Sky Sports 4 0730; PGA Tour, Valspar Championship - Sky Sports 4 1800.

SNOOKER: Players Championship - ITV4 1845.

MOTORCYCLING: World Superbikes from Chang International Circuit in Buriram, Thailand - Eurosport 2 0615.

MOTORSPORT: WRC, Rally Mexico - BT Sport 2 2000.

CYCLING: Tirreno-Adriatico - Eurosport 2 1300; Paris-Nice - Eurosport 2 1530.

BOXING: WBA World Super-Welterweight title bout, Jack Culcay v Demetrius Andrade - Sky Sports 2 2200; British Cruiserweight title bout, Craig Kennedy v Stephen Simmons - Channel 5 2215.

RACING: Sandown Park and Wolverhampton - ITV4 1330.


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