On This Day - July 11 1990: Caroline Wozniacki, Danish former world number one and two-time US Open runner-up, is born

Top tennis players Serena Williams (left) and Caroline Wozniacki 


1884: Old Trafford in Manchester became the second British Test cricket ground after the Kennington Oval when it hosted the first Test between England and Australia.

1999: Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher suffered a broken leg in a high-speed crash into a tyre wall during the British Grand Prix at Silverstone. The race was won by Scotland's David Coulthard, ahead of Ulsterman Eddie Irvine and Ralf Schumacher.

2000: Manchester United agreed to sell goalkeeper Massimo Taibi to Reggina for £2.5million - just 10 months after splashing out £4.5m to bring him to Old Trafford. The Italian stopper suffered a series of gaffes as he conceded 11 goals in his four games for United.

2001: England wicketkeeper Alec Stewart was cleared by the England and Wales Cricket Board and the International Cricket Council of allegations he took money from a bookmaker for information regarding the pitch and weather conditions in India in 1993.

2006: Liverpool announced German midfielder Dietmar Hamann had left the club to join Bolton but hours later the player had a "change of heart" and signed for Manchester City instead.

2007: Administrators KPMG announced a consortium headed by Ken Bates had beaten off rival bidders to buy back Leeds for an undisclosed sum.

2008: Arsenal completed the signing of Samir Nasri from Marseille on a long-term contract for an undisclosed fee.

2009: Sunderland completed the signing of striker Fraizer Campbell from Manchester United on a four-year deal for an initial fee of £3.5m.

2010: Spain won the World Cup after beating Holland 1-0 after extra-time in the final in Johannesburg.

2014: Liverpool and Barcelona agreed a fee for the sale of Uruguay forward Luis Suarez to the Catalan club.


Leon Spinks (boxing) - beat Muhammad Ali to win the world heavyweight title in 1978, brother of fellow boxer Michael and father of welterweight Cory, born 1953.

Hugo Sanchez (soccer) - former Mexico and Real Madrid striker, born 1958.

Dean Richards (rugby union) - former England and Lions number eight and Newcastle's current director of rugby. Previously suspended from rugby for three years for his part in the 'Bloodgate' scandal, born 1963.

Tony Cottee (soccer) - former England striker, who made his name at West Ham and Everton, born 1965.

Alan Hunte (rugby league) - former St Helens, Warrington, Salford and Great Britain centre, born 1970.

Konstantinos Kenteris (athletics) - former 200m Olympic and World gold medallist, born 1973.

Hermann Hreidarsson (soccer) - former Ipswich, Charlton and Portsmouth defender, born 1974.

Andre Ooijer (soccer) - former Holland, Blackburn, PSV Eindhoven and Ajax defender, born 1974.

Morne Steyn (rugby union) - South Africa international fly-half, born 1984.

Caroline Wozniacki (tennis) - Danish former world number one and two-time US Open runner-up, born 1990.

Etienne Capoue (soccer) - Watford's French midfielder, born 1988.


1. What is Leitrim's county GAA nickname?

2. How many goals did Wayne Rooney score for Everton before moving to Manchester United?

3. How many Olympic gold medals has Team Sky cyclist Geriant Thomas won?

4. Who was the last Englishman to win the Open Championship?

5. Who won Great Britain's first Winter Olympic medal on snow at the 2014 Games in Sochi?

(See quiz answers at bottom)


Today (Tuesday, July 11)

TENNIS: Wimbledon - eir Sport 1130, BBC Two 1230, BBC One 1345.

CRICKET: T20 Blast, Northamptonshire v Yorkshire - Sky Sports 2 1800.

CYCLING: Tour de France - ITV4 1200, Eurosport 1215, S4C 1400.

HOCKEY: Men's World League semi-finals, Belgium v Ireland - BT Sport 1700.

BASEBALL: All-Star game - BT Sport 1 0030 (Wed).

Tomorrow (Wednesday, July 12)

TENNIS: Wimbledon - eir Sport 1130, BBC One 1215, BBC Two 1230.

CRICKET: Women's World Cup, England v New Zealand - Sky Sports 1 1020; Australia v India - Sky Sports 2 1000; T20 Blast, Sussex v Hampshire - Sky Sports 2 1830.

CYCLING: Tour de France - Eurosport 1 1145, ITV4 1200, S4C 1400.

SOCCER: Euro Under-19s Championship semi-finals - Eurosport 2 1345, Eurosport 1 1730.

HOCKEY: Women's World League semi-finals, Japan v England - BT Sport 1 1500.

QUICK QUIZ BLITZ answers: 1. The Ridge County 2. 15 3. Two 4. Sir Nick Faldo (1992) 5. Jenny Jones (Snowboard slopestyle).


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