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On this Day, February 26 1983: Arsenal goalkeeper Pat Jennings made his 1,000th appearance

Pat Jennings played for both Arsenal and Tottenham over the course of his long career  

ON THIS DAY IN SPORT

1839: The Grand National was run at Aintree for the first time. The race, which was then known as the Grand Liverpool Steeplechase, was won by Lottery, ridden by Jem Mason. There had been three previous runnings of the race at nearby Maghull. It was renamed the Grand National Steeplechase in 1847.

1983: Arsenal goalkeeper Pat Jennings made his 1,000th appearance in first-class football. He marked the occasion by keeping a clean sheet in a goalless draw at West Brom.

1993: Australia captain Allan Border became the most prolific scorer in Test cricket when he surpassed Sunil Gavaskar's record of 10,122 runs. Border's mark, achieved in a match against New Zealand at Christchurch, was passed by Brian Lara in 2005.

2006: Manchester United won the Carling Cup, beating Wigan 4-0 at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.

2009: England prop Matt Stevens received a two-year ban for failing a drugs test.

2010: Portsmouth became the first Premier League club to go into administration.

2011: Former Tottenham and Wolves defender Dean Richards died after a long-term illness at the age of 36.

2012: Liverpool won the Carling Cup after a 3-2 penalty shootout victory over Cardiff in the final at Wembley. The match finished 2-2 after extra time.

2016: Gianni Infantino was elected FIFA president at the world governing body's extraordinary congress in Zurich. After the presidential election entered a second round of voting for the first time in 42 years, Infantino secured 115 votes to pre-vote favourite Sheikh Salman bin Ibrahim al Khalifa's 88 to become the second successive Swiss president after Sepp Blatter.

2017: Zlatan Ibrahimovic's late header secured Manchester United the first major trophy of the Jose Mourinho era, breaking Southampton hearts at the end of a thrilling 3-2 EFL Cup final.

 

SPORT BIRTHDAYS

Colin Bell (soccer) - former Manchester City and England midfielder, born 1946.

Paul Ackford (rugby union) - former England and British & Irish Lions second-row star, born 1958.

Jenny Thompson (swimming) - American who won 12 medals - including eight golds - at the 1992, 1996, 2000 and 2004 Olympic Games. Also claimed 14 world championship medals, born 1973.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (soccer) - former Manchester United and Norway striker, now manager of Molde, born 1973.

Shane Williams (rugby union) - former Wales wing and their record try-scorer, born 1977.

Pedro Mendes (soccer) - former Tottenham, Portsmouth and Rangers midfielder, born 1979.

Li Na (tennis) - 2011 French Open winner and 2014 Australian Open champion, born 1982.

Pepe (soccer) - Besiktas and Portugal defender, born 1983.

Emmanuel Adebayor (soccer) - former Arsenal, Manchester City, Tottenham and Crystal Palace and Togo striker, currently playing for Istanbul Basaksehir, born 1984.

Fernando Llorente (soccer) - Tottenham and Spain striker, born 1985.

Gabriel Obertan (soccer) - Levski Sofia winger, formerly of Manchester United and Newcastle, born 1989.

Jese (soccer) - Stoke forward, born 1993.

 

QUICK QUIZ

1 Who scored the first goal of the Premier League era?

2 Who was Wimbledon's captain when they won the 1988 FA Cup?

3 Which circuit contains the corners Piscine, Mirabeau and La Rascasse?

4 Which American city has sports teams called the Bears, Bulls and Blackhawks?

5 Who won Great Britain's record-breaking fifth medal of the Winter Olympics in the snowboard big air?
Answers below

 

SPORT ON TV

Today (Monday, February 26)

SOCCER: Bundesliga, Borussia Dortmund v FC Augsburg - BT Sport 1 1915.

TENNIS: ATP, Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships - Sky Sports Main Event 1000 and 1500; ATP, Abierto Mexicano Telcel - Sky Sports Main Event and Action 0000 (Tuesday).

SNOOKER: Welsh Open - Eurosport 1 1000, 1245 and 1845, BBC Two Wales 1300 and 1900.

BASKETBALL: NBA, Warriors Knicks - BT Sport 1 0030 (Tuesday).

Tomorrow (Tuesday, February 27)

SOCCER: FA Cup, Swansea v Sheffield Wednesday - BBC One 2000; Checkatrade Trophy, Shrewsbury v Yeovil - Sky Sports Main Event 1930; Scottish Premiership, St Johnstone v Rangers - BT Sport 1 1915.

CRICKET: One Day International, New Zealand v England - Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Cricket (1230 Wednesday).

TENNIS: ATP, Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships - Sky Sports Main Event 1000 and 1500; ATP, Abierto Mexicano Telcel - Sky Sports Main Event and Action 0000 (Tuesday).

CYCLING: GP Le Samyn - Eurosport 2 1500.

SNOOKER: Welsh Open - Eurosport 1 1000, 1245 and 1845, BBC Two Wales 1300 and 1900.

ICE HOCKEY: NHL, Winnipeg Jets v Nashville Predators - 0100 (Wednesday).

 

QUIZ ANSWERS

1. Brian Deane; 2. Dave Beasant; 3. Monaco; 4. Chicago; 5. Billy Morgan.

 

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