On This Day - April 9 1971: Tyrone GAA legend Peter Canavan was born

Peter Canavan is widely considered to be one of the greatest players ever to play Gaelic football, and in a much-decorated career, his medal haul includes two All-Ireland titles, four Ulster SFC titles, and two National Football League titles
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1983: Jenny Pitman became the first woman trainer to saddle a Grand National winner when 13-1 shot Corbiere, ridden by Ben de Haan, won at Aintree.

1988: Alan Shearer, then a Southampton player, became the youngest person, at 17 years and 240 days, to score a top-flight hat-trick, against Arsenal.

2001: John Aloisi, then of Coventry, scored six goals as Australia set a new record with a 22-0 defeat of Tonga in an Oceania World Cup qualifier. The Socceroos went on to set a new mark with their 31-0 win over American Samoa two days later, striker Archie Thompson chalking up 13 goals at Coffs Harbour.

2006: Phil Mickelson won the Masters for the second time in three years, beating South African Tim Clark by two strokes.

2012: Bubba Watson beat Louis Oosthuizen in a sudden-death play-off to win the Masters.

2014: Owner Assem Allam's application to change the name of Hull City to Hull Tigers was rejected by the Football Association.

2017: Sergio Garcia beat Justin Rose in a play-off to win the Masters at Augusta - his first major title at the 74th attempt.


Peter Canavan (GAA) - former Tyrone player, who captained his county to their first All-Ireland SFC success in 2003, born 1971.

Michael Fitzsimons (GAA) - Dublin defender and holder of five All-Ireland SFC medals, born 1989.

Alan Knott (cricket) - former Kent and England wicketkeeper-batsman, born 1946.

Ian Brightwell (soccer) - former Manchester City player, born 1968.

Sarah Hardcastle (swimming) - Britain's double Olympic medallist at 1984 Games in Los Angeles, born 1969.

Jacques Villeneuve (motor racing) - Canadian who won the 1997 Formula One championship, born 1971.

Robbie Fowler (soccer) - former Liverpool and England striker, born 1975.

Kris Radlinski (rugby league) - former Wigan and Great Britain full-back, born 1976.

James Hayter (soccer) - Former Bournemouth, Doncaster and Yeovil striker, scorer of fastest hat-trick in Football League history, born 1979.

(See answers at bottom)


1. Brendan Rodgers managed which club between 2010 and 2012?

2. Name the Antrim hurler who began his career as a forward but who played corner back in the 1989 All-Ireland SHC final?

3. Fenway Park is home to which baseball team?

4. The Kerry county ground in Killarney is named after which famous Kerry footballer?

5. American goalkeeper Tim Howard played for which English club between 2003 and 2007?


Today (Monday, April 9)

GAA: GAA 2018, a round-up of all the action from the weekend, including the Allianz National Hurling League final - TG4 2000. 

GAA: Cuala v St Brigid's - eir Sport 1 2030. 

SOCCER: Bundesliga, RB Leipzig v Bayer Leverkusen - BT Sport 1 1915.

COMMONWEALTH GAMES: Further coverage from Australia's Gold Coast - BBC 2 0600 and 1300, BBC 1 0915 and 0015 (Tue); swimming - Eurosport 2 1030.

CRICKET: Indian Premier League, Sunrisers Hyderabad v Rajasthan RoyalS - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Cricket 1500.

TENNIS: WTA, Samsung Open - BT Sport 2 1300.

BASKETBALL: NBA, Miami Heat v Oklahoma City Thunder - BT Sport 1 0030 (Tue), Los Angeles Clippers v New Orleans Pelicans - BT Sport 1 0300 (Tue).

BASEBALL: MLB, Chicago Cubs v Pittsburgh Pirates - BT Sport/ESPN 1915, St Louis Cardinals v Milwaukee Brewers - BT Sport/ESPN 0000 (Tue).

Tomorrow (Tuesday, April 10)

SOCCER: Champions League quarter-final second leg, Manchester City v Liverpool - BT Sport 2 1900; Championship, Aston Villa v Cardiff - Sky Sports Main Event 1930; International, Republic of Ireland Women v Netherlands Women - eir Sport 1 1830.

COMMONWEALTH GAMES: Further coverage from Australia's Gold Coast - BBC 2 0600 and 1300, BBC 1 0915 and 2355; swimming - Eurosport 2 1030.

CRICKET: Indian Premier League, Chennai Super Kings v Kolkata Knight Riders - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Cricket 1500.

TENNIS: WTA, Claro Open Colsanitas - BT Sport 1 1600.

BASKETBALL: NBA, Washington Wizards v Boston Celtics - BT Sport 1 0100 (Wed), Los Angeles Lakers v Houston Rockets - BT Sport 1 0330 (Wed).

BASEBALL: MLB, Chicago White Sox v Tampa Bay Rays - BT Sport/ESPN 1900, Boston Red Sox v New York Yankees - BT Sport/ESPN 0000 (Wed).

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