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On this Day, November 2 2007: McLaren confirmed Fernando Alonso would be leaving their Formula One team

Fernando Alonso left the McLaren team in November 2007  

ON THIS DAY IN SPORT

1947: The United States defeated Great Britain 11-1 in the seventh Ryder Cup at Portland Golf Club.

1998: Former Great Britain Davis Cup captain David Lloyd sold struggling Division Three club Hull to a Sheffield-based consortium.

2003: Tim Henman beat Romania's Andrei Pavel to win the Paris Masters - the only Masters Series title of his career.

2006: New Zealand were stripped of the two Gillette Tri-Nations points earned in the 18-14 win over Great Britain after it emerged that hooker Nathan Fien was not eligible to play for them.

2007: McLaren confirmed two-time world champion Fernando Alonso would be leaving their Formula One team. After spells at Renault and Ferrari, the Spaniard returned to McLaren for the 2015 season.

2009: AC Milan confirmed the loan signing of England midfielder David Beckham from the Los Angeles Galaxy for a second time.

2010: Tottenham beat Inter Milan 3-1 at White Hart Lane in the Champions League, with Gareth Bale playing a starring role and goals coming from Rafael van der Vaart, Peter Crouch and Roman Pavlyuchenko.

2015: Remi Garde was announced as Aston Villa's new manager. He lasted 23 games and oversaw just three wins.

2016: Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho was given a one-match touchline ban and fined a total of £58,000 by the Football Association over comments made about a referee and match official.

 

SPORT BIRTHDAYS

Ken Rosewall (tennis) - Australian who won eight grand slam singles titles, born 1934.

Derek Mountfield (soccer) - former Everton and Aston Villa defender, born 1962.

Dario Silva (soccer) - former Malaga, Portsmouth and Uruguay striker, born 1972.

Orlando Cabrera (baseball) - former World Series-winning shortstop with the Boston Red Sox, born in 1974.

Danny Cipriani (rugby union) - England and Wasps fly-half, born in 1987.

Stevan Jovetic (soccer) - Montenegro and former Manchester City striker, currently at Monaco, born 1989.

 

QUICK QUIZ

1. In which year did Martina Hingis first reach number one in the WTA singles ranking?

2. Over what distance in kilometres does the Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race take place?

3. Which English Football League side play at Blundell Park?

4. In which sport do players aim for a jack on a rink while attempting to avoid ending up in a ditch?

5. How many times did AP McCoy win the Grand National?
Answers below

 

SPORT ON TV

Today (Thursday, November 2)

SOCCER: Europa League, Lyon v Everton and Arsenal v Red Star Belgrade - BT Sport 2 1730 and 2000, Apollon Limassol v Atalanta and Cologne v BATE Borisov - BT Sport/ESPN 1800 and 2000.

TENNIS: ATP, Paris Masters - Sky Sports Main Event 1400.

GOLF: European Tour, Turkish Airlines Open - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Golf 0900; PGA Tour, Shriners Hospitals for Children Open - Sky Sports Golf 2030, Sky Sports Main Event 2130.

AMERICAN FOOTBALL: NFL, New York Jets v Buffalo Bills - Sky Sports Action 2330, Sky Sports Main Event 0030 (Fri).

BASKETBALL: NBA, San Antonio Spurs v Golden State Warriors - BT Sport 2 0000 (Fri).

SNOOKER: International Championship - Eurosport 1 0630 and 1130.

ICE HOCKEY: NHL, Anaheim Ducks v Nashville Predators - eir Sport 1 0200 (Fri).

CYCLING: Tour of Hainan - Eurosport 2 0530 (Fri).

Tomorrow (Friday, November 3)

SOCCER: FA Cup first round, Hyde United v MK Dons - BBC Two 1930; Championship, Wolves v Fulham - Sky Sports Main Event 1900; Bundesliga, Eintracht Frankfurt v Werder Bremen - BT Sport 1 1915, Ligue 1, Rennes v Bordeaux - BT Sport 2 1945; A-League, Melbourne City v Sydney FC - BT Sport 1 0845.

RUGBY UNION: PRO14, Scarlets v Benetton Treviso - BBC Two Wales 1930.

TENNIS: ATP, Paris Masters - Sky Sports Main Event 1400.

GOLF: European Tour, Turkish Airlines Open - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Golf 0900; PGA Tour, Shriners Hospitals for Children Open - Sky Sports Golf 2030, Sky Sports Main Event 2215.

DARTS: World Series of Darts Finals - ITV4 and eir Sport 1 1900.

BASKETBALL: NBA, Boston Celtics v Oklahoma City Thunder - BT Sport 1 0130 (Sat).

SNOOKER: International Championship - Eurosport 1 0600 and 1130.

CYCLING: Tour of Hainan - Eurosport 2 0515 (Sat).

 

 

QUIZ ANSWERS 

1. 1997; 2. 6.8km; 3. Grimsby Town; 4. Bowls; 5. Once

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