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On this Day, January 11 1982: Steve Davis made snooker's first televised 147 maximum break

Snooker legend Steve Davis  

ON THIS DAY

1857: Champion British jockey Fred Archer was born. He won 2,748 races from 8,084 mounts, including the Derby five times and 21 Classic races. He began his career at the age of 13 and it lasted until 1886. He was champion jockey every year from 1874 until he retired.

1959: Hanif Mohammad scored a then world record 499, playing for Karachi against Bahawlpur. Facing the last ball of the day, Hanif went for a quick single to reach 500 but was run out. He had been at the crease for 10 hours and 35 minutes.

1982: Steve Davis made snooker's first televised 147 maximum break against John Spencer. The honour could have been Spencer's three years earlier during the televised Holsten Lager Tournament at Slough if the Thames TV cameraman had not been at lunch because of a union ruling.

1991: Chelsea were fined a record £105,000 by the Football League for making irregular payments to players.

2004: Carlow knock Dublin out of the O'Byrne Cup at the quarter-final stages on a scoreline of 2-8 to 0-13. 

2008: Nicolas Anelka signed for Chelsea for a fee of £15million.

2015: Scott Mitchell held his nerve to land his first BDO World Championship crown with a nail-biting 7-6 win over Martin Adams.

2016: Lionel Messi was named the best player in the world for the fifth time after winning the Ballon d'Or award ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar.

 

SPORT BIRTHDAYS

Ben Crenshaw (golf) - US Masters winner in 1984 & 1995 and Ryder Cup-winning captain in 1999, born 1952.

Bryan Robson (soccer) - Former Manchester United and England captain, born 1957.

Brian Moore (rugby union) - Former England hooker, born 1962.

Tracy Caulkins (swimming) - Triple Olympic champion, born 1963.

Rahul Dravid (cricket) - Former India batsman, born 1973.

Dan Luger (rugby union) - Former England wing, born 1975.

Emile Heskey (soccer) - Former Liverpool, Aston Villa and England striker, born 1978.

Jamie Vardy (soccer) - Leicester and England striker, born 1987.

Michael Keane (soccer) - Everton and England defender, born 1993.

 

QUICK QUIZ

1. When was the FIFA World Cup last staged in Europe and which country won the tournament?

2. How many World Darts Championships has Phil Taylor won?

3. South Korea will host the Winter Olympics for the first time this year. In what year did they host the Summer Olympics?

4. Which non-league club beat Leeds United in last season's FA Cup fourth round?

5. How many Leinster Senior Football Championship titles did Seán Boylan win in his time with Meath? 
 

(See quiz answers at bottom)

SPORT ON TV

Today (Thursday, January 11)

CRICKET: Big Bash League, Sydney Thunder v Perth Scorchers - BT Sport 2 0830.

GOLF: European Tour, SA Open - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Golf 0800 and 1200; PGA Tour, Sony Open - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Golf 0000 (Fri); EurAsia Cup - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Golf 0330 (Fri).

TENNIS: ATP, Sydney International - Eurosport 1 0830 and 0500 (Fri); WTA, Sydney International - BT Sport 1 0930 and 0300 (Fri); WTA, Hobart International - BT Sport 2 0300 (Fri).

DARTS: BDO World Championship - Channel 4 1205, BT Sport 1 1845.

BASKETBALL: NBA London, Philadelphia 76ers v Boston Celtics - BT Sport 2 2000.

ICE HOCKEY: NHL, Tampa Bay Lightning v Calgary Flames - eir Sport 1 0030 (Fri).

SKIING: World Cup biathlon, Germany - Eurosport 1 1300.

Tomorrow (Friday, January 12)

SOCCER: Sky Bet Championship, Sheffield United v Sheffield Wednesday - Sky Sports Main Event 1900; Ligue 1, Strasbourg v Guingamp - eir Sport 1 1930; A-League, Newcastle Jets v Brisbane - BT Sport/ESPN 0845.

RUGBY UNION: European Champions Cup, Bath v Scarlets - BT Sport 2 1900; European Challenge Cup, match tbc - Sky Sports Action 1930.

CRICKET: One-day International, New Zealand v Pakistan - Sky Sports Cricket 2155, Sky Sports Main Event 2300; Big Bash League, Melbourne Renegades v Melbourne Stars - BT Sport 2 0830, Adelaide Strikers v Perth Scorchers - BT Sport 2 0400 (Sat).

GOLF: European Tour, SA Open - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Golf 0800 and 1200; PGA Tour, Sony Open - Sky Sports Golf 0000 (Sat); EurAsia Cup - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Golf 0600 and 0330 (Sat).

TENNIS: ATP, Sydney International - Eurosport 2 1000 and 1400; WTA, Sydney International - BT Sport 1 0745; WTA, Hobart International - BT Sport 1 0330 (Sat).

DARTS: BDO World Championship - Channel 4 1205, BT Sport 1 1845.

ICE HOCKEY: NHL, Carolina Hurricanes v Washington Capitals - eir Sport 1 0030 (Sat).

SKIING: World Cup Nordic combined, Italy - Eurosport 2 0815, Eurosport 1 1200; World Cup Alpine, Switzerland - Eurosport 1 0930, Eurosport 2 1245; World Cup biathlon, Germany - Eurosport 1 1300; World Cup freestyle, USA - Eurosport 2 2000; World Cup ski jumping, Germany - Eurosport 1 1100; World Cup snowboard, USA - Eurosport 1 1630.

QUIZ ANSWERS

1 2006 (in Germany) and Italy won; 2 16; 3 1988 (Seoul); 4 Sutton United; 5 8.

 

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