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On This Day - Aug 12 2007: Kerry end Monaghan dreams at quarter-final stage

ON THIS DAY

1936: American Marjorie Gestring became the youngest winner of an individual Olympic gold medal when she won the springboard diving title at the Berlin Games at the age of 13 years and 286 days.

1949: Bert Sutcliffe scored 100 not out in the second innings of New Zealand's game against Essex at Southend - the first New Zealander to score two centuries in a match in England, having scored 243 in the first innings.

1960: American long-jumper Ralph Boston set a new world record with a leap of 8.21 metres, breaking the mark of 8.13m set by Jesse Owens 25 years earlier.

2000: Kildare won a thrilling Leinster final replay over Dublin to qualify for the All-Ireland semi-finals.

2004: France playmaker Zinedine Zidane announced his retirement from international football. The World Cup winner reversed his decision a year later.

2006: Dublin hammered Westmeath 1-12 to 0-5 to set up an All-Ireland semi-final clash with Mayo.

2007: Monaghan came agonisingly close to an All-Ireland semi-final spot before eventually losing out 0-13 to 0-12 to Kerry.

2010: Steve Coppell resigned as manager of Bristol City and retired from football after just 112 days in the job.

2012: Galway powered their way through to the All-Ireland SHC final with Joe Canning scoring 0-11 in a 0-22 to 0-17 win against Cork at Croke Park.

2013: England won a third successive Ashes series after a 74-run victory in the fourth Test at Chester-le-Street gave them a 3-0 lead with one match to play.

2013: Great Britain's Christine Ohuruogu broke Kathy Cook's 29-year-old national record as she won her second world 400 metres title.

2016: Great Britain's Sir Bradley Wiggins, Ed Clancy, Steven Burke and Owain Doull won gold in the men's team pursuit at Rio 2016.

2016: Helen Glover and Heather Stanning stormed to rowing gold at Rio 2016, retaining their Olympic women's pair title, while Great Britain team-mates Alex Gregory, Mohamed Sbihi, George Nash and Constantine Louloudis landed the men's four gold.

BIRTHDAYS

Pete Sampras (tennis) - seven-time Wimbledon winner, with 14 grand slam wins in total, born 1971.

Mark Kinsella (soccer) - former Republic of Ireland and Charlton midfielder, born 1972.

Jesper Gronkjaer (soccer) - former Chelsea and Denmark winger, born 1977.

Djibril Cisse (soccer) - former Liverpool and QPR striker, born 1981.

Klaas Jan Huntelaar (soccer) - Ajax and Holland striker, born 1983.

Iarla Tannian (Gaelic games) – former Galway hurler who won an Allstar for his defensive performances.

Danny Graham (soccer) - Blackburn striker, born 1985.

Tyson Fury (boxing) - former WBA, IBF and WBO world heavyweight champion, born 1988.

Tom Cleverley (soccer) - Watford midfielder, born 1989.

Mario Balotelli (soccer) - Nice and Italy striker, formerly of Manchester City and Liverpool, born 1990.

QUICK QUIZ BLITZ

1 Which Premier League club signed Pascal Gross this summer?

2 Damon Hill became Formula One world champion in what year?

3 Who scored Tyrone’s goal in their Division One draw with Dublin in February?

4 How many Wimbledon singles titles has Venus Williams won?

5 Who was the previous Monaghan manager before Malachy O’Rourke?

(See quiz answers at bottom)

SPORT ON TV

Today (Saturday, August 12)

GAELIC GAMES: All-Ireland Ladies SFC, Dublin v Waterford & Armagh v Kerry – TG4 1645.

SOCCER: Premier League, Watford v Liverpool - Sky Sports Premier League 1130 and Sky Sports Main Event 1230; Brighton v Manchester City - BT Sport 1 1700; Championship, Middlesbrough v Sheffield United - Sky Sports Main Event 1715; Vanarama National League, Maidenhead v Hartlepool - BT Sport 1 1200.

ATHLETICS: World Championships - BBC One 0930 and 1830 and BBC Two 1200, Eurosport 1 1000 and 1725.

GOLF: US PGA Championship, day three - BBC Two 2230.

TENNIS: Rogers Cup - Sky Sports Action 1625 and Sky Sports Main Event 2000, BT Sport 2 2300.

CRICKET: Kia Super League, Western Storm v Loughborough Lightning - Sky Sports Cricket 1130; NatWest T20 Blast, Somerset v Kent - Sky Sports Cricket 1530; CPLT20, St LuciaStars v St Kitts & Nevis Patriots - BT Sport 1 2130, Trinbago Knight Riders v Barbados Tridents - BT Sport 1 0130.

RUGBY LEAGUE: Leigh v Hull KR - Sky Sports Main Event 1500.

MOTORCYCLING: MotoGP Austria, third free practice session and qualifying - BT Sport 2 from 0800.

CYCLING: BinckBank Tour, stage six - Eurosport 2 1400; Arctic Race of Norway, stage three - Eurosport 2 1600; Tour of Colorado, stage three - Eurosport 1 2215.

HORSE RACING: From Ascot, Haydock Park and Newmarket - ITV4 1230.

BASEBALL: MLB, Toronto Blue Jays v Pittsburgh Pirates - BT Sport/ESPN 1800; New York Yankees v Boston Red Sox - BT Sport/ESPN 2100.

Tomorrow (Sunday, August 13)

GAELIC GAMES: All-Ireland SHC semi-final, Waterford v Cork – RTE1 1445; All-Ireland MHC semi-final, Dublin v Cork – TG4 1330.


SOCCER: Premier League, Newcastle v Tottenham - Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League 1230; Manchester United v West Ham - Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League 1530; Ligue 1, Strasbourg v Lille - BT Sport 1 1345; Dijon v Monaco - BT Sport 1 1600; Guingamp v Paris St Germain - BT Sport 2 1945.

ATHLETICS: World Championships - BBC Two 1300 and 1830 and BBC One 2000, Eurosport 1 0745 and 1830.

GOLF: US PGA Championship, final day - BBC Two 2200.

RUGBY UNION: Women's Rugby World Cup, England v Italy - ITV 1400 and eir Sport 1 1420.

TENNIS: Rogers Cup - Sky Sports Action 1800 and Sky Sports Main Event 2100, BT Sport 1 1830.

CRICKET: Kia Super League, Surrey Stars v Yorkshire Diamonds - Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Cricket 1000; NatWest T20 Blast, Surrey v Sussex - Sky Sports Cricket 1400; CPLT20, St Lucia Stars v Guyana Amazon Warriors - BT Sport 1 2230.

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

CYCLING: Women's World Tour, Women's World Cup - Eurosport 2 0930; BinckBank Tour, seventh and final stage - Eurosport 1 1400 and Eurosport 2 1900; Tour of Colorado, stage four - Eurosport 2 2030.

BASEBALL: MLB, Tampa Bay Rays v Cleveland Indians - BT Sport/ESPN 1800; Arizona Diamondbacks v Chicago Cubs - BT Sport/ESPN 2100; New York Yankees v Boston Red Sox - BT Sport/ESPN 0100 (Mon).

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QUICK QUIZ BLITZ

answers: 1 Brighton; 2 1996; 3 Aidan McCrory; 4 Five; 5 Eamonn McEneaney

 

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