On This Day - Apr 13 2004: Roy Keane announced he would return to play for Ireland

Roy Keane with Mick McCarthy before the 2002 World Cup  

1936: Joe Payne set a Football League record by scoring 10 goals for Luton in a Division Three (South) match against Bristol Rovers.

1980: Seve Ballesteros became the youngest winner of the Masters at the age of 23 years and four days.

1986: Ayrton Senna, in a Lotus, beat Britain's Nigel Mansell to win the Spanish Grand Prix by just 14 hundredths of a second.

1997: Tiger Woods secured his first major by winning the Masters at Augusta by 12 shots.

2000: Shaun Edwards, the most decorated player in rugby league's history, announced his retirement after a 17-year career with Wigan and Great Britain following a succession of knee and head injuries.

2002: First Division champions Manchester City announced the signing of former Denmark and Manchester United goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel from Aston Villa.

2003: Paula Radcliffe smashed the women's marathon record - becoming the first woman to run under two hours 16 minutes - with a successful defence of her London Marathon title.

2004: Roy Keane announced he would return to play for the Republic of Ireland - having quit international football after his highly-publicised bust-up with former international manager Mick McCarthy at the 2002 World Cup finals.

2014: American Bubba Watson claimed his second Masters title in three years as he carded a closing 69 to finish three shots clear.

2015: Ian Bell scored 143 for England against the West Indies in the first Test in Antigua - his last Test hundred before being dropped later in the year.

2016: Kobe Bryant scored 60 points in his final NBA game before retirement as the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Utah Jazz 101-96.


Jonjo O'Neill (racing) - former jockey, now a trainer, born 1952.

Rudi Voller (soccer) - former Germany player and coach, born 1960.

Mo Johnston (soccer) - former Rangers, Celtic and Scotland striker, born 1963.

Davis Love III (golf) - 1997 US PGA champion who captained the United States Ryder Cup team in 2012 and 2016, born 1964.

Andy Goram (soccer) - former Oldham, Rangers and Scotland goalkeeper, born 1964.

Gary Charles (soccer) - ex-Nottingham Forest, Derby and Aston Villa defender, born 1970.

Bruce Dyer (soccer) - former Crystal Palace, Barnsley and Watford striker, born 1975.

Carles Puyol (soccer) - former Barcelona and Spain defender, born 1978.

Jason Maguire (racing) - Irish national hunt jockey who won the 2011 Grand National on Ballabriggs, born 1980.

Schalk Burger (rugby union) - South Africa and Saracens flanker, born 1983.

Claudio Bravo (soccer) - Manchester City and Chile goalkeeper, born 1983.

Michael Bingham (athletics) - Great Britain sprinter who was part of winning 4x400m teams at European Championships and Commonwealth Games in 2014, born 1986.

Anderson (soccer) - Brazil midfielder, formerly at Manchester United, currently on loan at Coritiba from Internacional, born 1988.


1. How many goals has Barcelona forward Neymar scored so far this season in LaLiga - nine, 19 or 29?

2. Who captains the West Indies in Test and one-day international cricket?

3. British trio Terry Flanagan, Jamie McDonnell and Khalid Yafai are world champions in which sport?

4. Name Borussia Dortmund's head coach.

5. Who was the last South African to win one of golf's major championships?
Answers below


Thursday, April 13

SOCCER: Europa League quarter-final, first leg, Anderlecht v Manchester United - BT Sport 2 1930, Ajax v Schalke - BT Sport 3 2000, Lyon v Besiktas - eir Sport 1 2000.

RUGBY LEAGUE: Betfred Super League, Widnes v Warrington - Sky Sports 2 1930.

CRICKET: Indian Premier League, Kolkata Knight Riders v Kings XI Punjab - Sky Sports 2 1500.

GOLF: European Tour, Trophee Hassan II - Sky Sports 4 1130 and 1530; PGA Tour, RBC Heritage - Sky Sports 4 2000.

TENNIS: WTA, Ladies Open Biel Bienne - BT Sport 1 1000; WTA, Claro Open Colsanitas - BT Sport 1 1630.

CYCLING: Track World Championships - Eurosport 1 1200.

DARTS: Premier League Darts from Liverpool - Sky Sports 1 1900.

BASEBALL: MLB, Toronto Blue Jays v Baltimore Orioles - BT Sport//ESPN 0000 (Fri).

Friday, April 14

SOCCER: A-League, Melbourne Victory v Central Coast Mariners - BT Sport 1 1045; Sky Bet League Two, Portsmouth v Plymouth - Sky Sports 1 1415; Vanarama National League, Tranmere v Aldershot - BT Sport 1 1430; Sky Bet Championship, Wolves v Brighton - Sky Sports 1 1630, Newcastle v Leeds - Sky Sports 1 1915; Ladbrokes Premiership, Kilmarnock v Hearts - BT Sport 2 1930; Ligue 1, Angers v Paris St Germain - eir Sport 1 1930; LaLiga, Athletic Bilbao v Las Palmas - Sky Sports 3 1940.

MOTOR RACING: Formula One, Bahrain Grand Prix first practice session - Sky Sports F1 1145, Channel 4 1155, eir Sport 1 1155, second practice session - Sky Sports F1 1545, Channel 4 1555, eir Sport 1 1555.

SNOOKER: World Championship - Eurosport 1 1800.

RUGBY UNION: Super Rugby, Crusaders v Sunwolves - Sky Sports 3 0830; Aviva Premiership, Harlequins v Exeter - BT Sport 1 1900.

RUGBY LEAGUE: Betfred Super League, Wigan v St Helens - Sky Sports 1 1200, Castleford v Wakefield - Sky Sports 3 1415.

CRICKET: Indian Premier League, Royal Challengers Bangalore v Mumbai Indians - Sky Sports 2 1100, Gujarat Lions v Rising Pune Supergiants - Sky Sports 2 1500.

GOLF: European Tour, Trophee Hassan II - Sky Sports 4 1130 and 1530; PGA Tour, RBC Heritage - Sky Sports 4 2000.

CYCLING: Track World Championships - Eurosport 1 1200.

HORSE RACING: From Lingfield Park and Newcastle - ITV4 1400.

QUICK NQUIZ BLITZ answers: 1 Nine; 2 Jason Holder; 3 Boxing; 4 Thomas Tuchel; 5 Ernie Els (2012 Open).

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