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On This Day - Feb 17, 1963: NBA legend Michael Jordan is born

 Michael Jordan became a basketball legend

BIRTHDAYS

Michael Jordan (basketball) - American superstar widely considered the sport's greatest player, born 1963.

Tony Underwood (rugby union) - former England winger, born 1969.

Goran Bunjevcevic (soccer) - former Tottenham defender, born 1973.

Julian Golding (athletics) - Britain's former Commonwealth 200 metres champion, born 1975.

Joe Bergin (Gaelic games) - Former Galway footballer and 2000 Young Player of the Year, born 1981.

Adriano (soccer) - Former Brazil and Inter Milan striker, born 1982.

AB de Villiers (cricket) - South Africa batsman, scorer of the fastest ODI century, born 1984.

Rebecca Adlington (swimming) - Britain's double gold medallist from the Beijing Olympics, born 1989.

Marc Marquez (motorcycling) - Spain's three-time MotoGP World Championship winner, born 1993.

ON THIS DAY

1968: Jean-Claude Killy of France, one of the greatest skiers of all time, won his third gold medal at the Winter Olympics in Grenoble. Victorious in the downhill, the giant slalom and the slalom, he equalled Toni Sailer's record of winning three gold medals at one Games.

1993: David Platt scored four goals in England's World Cup qualifying defeat of San Marino and missed a penalty that would have given him a share in the England record of five.

1999: Fulham boss Kevin Keegan agreed to take charge of the England team for four games. He eventually became manager on a permanent basis.

2008: Andy Murray claimed his fifth ATP Tour title, beating Croatia's Mario Ancic 6-3 6-4 in the Open 13 final in Marseille.

2012: Portsmouth were placed into administration for a second time in two years. The south-coast club exited administration in April 2013 and announced they were debt-free in September 2014, 18 months after the Pompey Supporters' Trust took charge.

2012: Mervyn Westfield, the first county cricketer in England to be prosecuted for spot-fixing, was sentenced to four months in prison.

2014: Great Britain and England rugby league international Sam Burgess agreed to join Aviva Premiership side Bath on a three-year deal.

QUICK QUIZ

1 At which club did Frank Lampard start his senior career?

2 How many Dr McKenna Cups have Tyrone won in a row?

3 In which year did Great Britain's Jenny Jones win a bronze medal at the Winter Olympics?

4 The Pelicans, Bulls and Raptors are teams in which sport?

5 What county do Moorefield hail from?

(See answers at bottom)

SPORT ON TV 

Today (Saturday, February 17)

GAELIC GAMES: Dr McKenna Cup, Donegal v Tyrone - BBC NI Sport website 1800; All-Ireland Club SFC semi-final, Corofin v Moorefield - TG4 1330; Sigerson Cup final, UCD v NUIG - TG4 Youtube, 1530; NHL, Limerick v Dublin - eir Sport 1, 1845; NHL, Tipperary v Wexford, eir Sport 2 1845.

SOCCER: FA Cup fifth round, Sheffield Wednesday v Swansea - BT Sport 2 1200, Brighton v Coventry - eir Sport 1 1450, Huddersfield v Manchester United - BT Sport 2 1700; Scottish Premiership, Ross County v Hearts - Sky Sports Main Event 1200; Bundesliga, Schalke v Hoffenheim - BT Sport 1 1715; Serie A, Genoa v Inter Milan - BT Sport 1 1930; A-League, Wellington Phoenix v Perth Glory and Adelaide United v Central Coast Mariners - BT Sport 2 from 0630.

WINTER OLYMPICS: Live coverage - BBC 2 0600 and 1200, BBC 1 1000, 1315 and 0015 (Sun); Ice hockey, women's quarter-final - Eurosport 1 0800, men's preliminary round - Eurosport 2 1415; Speed skating, women's 1,500m short track - Eurosport 2 0945; Cross-country skiing, women's 4x5km relay - Eurosport 1 1000; Skeleton, women's event - Eurosport 1 1100; Ski jumping, men's individual large hill final - Eurosport 2 1300; Freestyle skiing, men's slopestyle qualifying - Eurosport 2 0030, 0200 and 0400 (Sun); Alpine skiing, men's giant slalom - Eurosport 1 0040 and 0430 (Sun).

RUGBY UNION: Aviva Premiership, Leicester v Harlequins - BT Sport 1 1430; PRO14, Leinster v Scarlets and Cardiff Blues v Munster - Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Action from 1500; Super Rugby, Stormers v Jaguares - Sky Sports Action 1300; Top 14, Lyon v Clermont Auvergne - Sky Sports Action 1940.

RUGBY LEAGUE: International friendly, St George Illawarra Dragons v Hull and South Sydney Rabbitohs v Wigan - Sky Sports Main Event from 0630.

GOLF: European Tour, Oman Open - Sky Sports 1000; PGA Tour, Genesis Open - Sky Sports Golf 1900, Sky Sports Main Event 2145.

CYCLING: Tour of Andalusia - Eurosport 2 1430.

HORSE RACING: Live from Ascot - ITV 4 1330.

MOTORSPORT: World Rally Championship, Rally Sweden - BT Sport/ESPN 1400.

Tomorrow (Sunday, February 18)

GAELIC GAMES: NHL, Clare v Cork (live), Waterford v Kilkenny (deferred), NFL, Monaghan v Kerry (deferred) - TG4 1330.

SOCCER: FA Cup fifth round, Rochdale v Tottenham - BBC 1 1530 and eir Sport 1 1550; Sky Bet Championship, Norwich v Ipswich - Sky Sports Main Event 1130, Leeds v Bristol City - Sky Sports Main Event 1615; Scottish Premiership, Hamilton v Rangers - Sky Sports Main Event 1400; Serie A, Torino v Juventus - eir Sport 1 1125 and BT Sport 1 1130, Atalanta v Fiorentina - BT Sport/ESPN 1700, AC Milan v Sampdoria - BT Sport 1 1930 and eir Sport 1 1940; Bundesliga, Augsburg v Stuttgart - BT Sport/ESPN 1430, Borussia Monchengladbach v Borussia Dortmund - BT Sport 2 1700.

WINTER OLYMPICS: Live coverage - BBC 2 0600, BBC 1 1215 and 0000 (Mon); Figure skating, short dance programme - Eurosport 1 0330; Curling, round-robin stage - Eurosport 1 0500; Cross-country skiing, men's 4x10km relay - Eurosport 1 0600; Ice hockey, men's preliminary - Eurosport 2 0730, 1345 and 0400 (Mon) and Eurosport 1 1355; Biathlon, men's 15km mass start - Eurosport 1 1100; Speed skating, women's 500m final - Eurosport 1 1215; Freestyle skiing, women's half-pipe qualifying - Eurosport 1 0015 (Mon); Snowboarding, women's big air qualifying - Eurosport 1 0030 and 0220 (Mon).

RUGBY UNION: Aviva Premiership, Wasps v Exeter - BT Sport 1 1430; Top 14, Bordeaux Begles v Castres - Sky Sports Action 1125, Racing 92 v La Rochelle - Sky Sports Action 1545.

CRICKET: T20 international, New Zealand v England - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Cricket 0530; T20 international, South Africa v India - Sky Sports Cricket 1225.

GOLF: European Tour, Oman Open - Sky Sports Main Event 0930 and Sky Sports Golf 1000; PGA Tour, Genesis Open - Sky Sports Golf 1800 and Sky Sports Main Event 2145.

TENNIS: WTA, Dubai Championship - BT Sport 1 1715.

CYCLING: Tour of Andalusia - Eurosport 2 1430.

MOTORSPORT: World Rally Championship - BT Sport 2 1100.

BASKETBALL: NBA, All-Star Game - BT Sport 1 0100 (Mon).

QUICK QUIZ BLITZ ANSWERS

QUICK QUIZ answers: 1. West Ham; 2. Six ; 3. 2014; 4. Basketball; 5. Kildare

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