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On this Day, May 16 2015: Sadio Mane scored the fastest hat-trick in Premier League history

Sadio Mane hit the fastest Premier League hat-trick to date for Southampton against Aston Villa in 2015  

ON THIS DAY IN SPORT

1956: Jim Laker took 10 wickets for 88 runs while playing for Surrey against the touring Australians at The Oval. He repeated the feat 10 weeks later in the Old Trafford Test match, where he ended up with 19 wickets.

2001: Liverpool won the Uefa Cup final 5-4 with a golden-goal triumph over Alaves to seal a cup treble. They had already won the Worthington Cup and FA Cup.

2009: Down beat Kerry in round 2A of the Christy Ring Cup, while Derry defeated Wicklow in round 2B at Swatragh 

2010: England beat Australia by seven wickets in Barbados to win the ICC World Twenty20 tournament.

2012: Kenny Dalglish was sacked as Liverpool manager just three months after winning the League Cup.

2013: Former England captain David Beckham announced that he would retire from football at the end of the 2012-2013 season after winning the French league title with Paris St Germain.

2015: Sadio Mane scored the fastest hat-trick in Premier League history in two minutes and 56 seconds as Southampton hammered Aston Villa 6-1.

2016: Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford was included in a 26-man England squad ahead of Euro 2016.

 

BIRTHDAYS

Olga Korbut (gymnastics) - Soviet gymnast who won three gold medals and a silver at the 1972 Olympics in Munich, born 1955.

Steve Lewis (athletics) - American 400 metres track athlete, won three Olympic golds and one silver, born 1969.

Gabriela Sabatini (tennis) - Argentinian who won US Open in 1990 by beating Steffi Graf, born 1970.

Phil Clarke (rugby league) - Former Wigan and Great Britain forward, born 1971.

Michael Withers (rugby league) - Former Bradford and Wigan full-back, born 1976.

Dirk Nannes (cricket) - Former Australia pace bowler, who had spells with Middlesex, Nottinghamshire and Somerset, born 1976

Grigor Dimitrov (tennis) - Bulgarian who is currently fourth in the singles ATP rankings, born 1991.

 

QUICK QUIZ

1. Scottish Championship team Brechin City play their home games at which stadium?

2. What club did Down legend Mickey Linden play his football with?

3. Who was named Premier League manager of the year by the League Managers Association in 2017?

4. Which two franchises have contended the last three NBA play-off finals?

5. How many All-Ireland club hurling titles did Dominic 'Woody' McKinley win with Loughgile?
Answers below

 

SPORT ON TV

Today (Wednesday, May 16)

SOCCER: Europa League final, Marseille v Atletico Madrid - BT Sport 2 1900. Sky Bet League One play-off semi-final, Rotherham v Scunthorpe - Sky Sports Main Event 1930.

CRICKET: Indian Premier League, Mumbai Indians v Kings XI Punjab - Sky Sports Main Event & Sky Sports Cricket 1500.

TENNIS: WTA, Internazionali BNL d'Italia - BT Sport 1 1000. ATP, Italian Open - Sky Sports Main Event 1100.

CYCLING: Giro d'Italia - Eurosport 1 1200. Tour of California - Eurosport 1 2200.

HORSE RACING: Coverage of Dante Festival at York - ITV4 1400.

BASKETBALL: NBA play-offs, Houston Rockets v Golden State Warriors - BT Sport 1 0200 (Thu).

BASEBALL: MLB, Arizona Diamondbacks v Milwaukee Brewers - BT Sport/ESPN 2030; Washington Nationals v New York Yankees - BT Sport/ESPN 0000 (Thu).

Tomorrow (Thursday, May 17)

SOCCER: European Under-17 Championship semi-final (teams TBC) - ITV4 1945. Ladbrokes Premiership play-off final, Livingston v Partick Thistle - BT Sport 1 1915.

CRICKET: Royal London One-Day Cup, Lancashire v Nottinghamshire - Sky Sports Main Event & Sky Sports Cricket 1330.

GOLF: European Tour, Belgian Knockout - Sky Sports Golf 1000-1200 & 1400-1700. PGA Tour, AT&T Byron Nelson - Sky Sports Golf 1700 & Sky Sports Main Event 2230.

TENNIS: WTA, Internazionali BNL d'Italia - BT Sport 2 1000. ATP, Italian Open - Sky Sports Main Event 1100.

CYCLING: Giro d'Italia - Eurosport 1 1200. Tour of California - Eurosport 1 2200.

DARTS: Premier League Darts - Sky Sports Main Event & Sky Sports Action 1900.

MOTORSPORT: WRC, Rally Portugal - BT Sport/ESPN 1900.

HORSE RACING: Coverage of Dante Festival at York - ITV4 1400.

BASKETBALL: NBA play-offs (teams TBC) - BT Sport 1 0130 (Fri).

BASEBALL: MLB, Toronto Blue Jays v Oakland Athletics - BT Sport 2 0000 (Fri).

 

QUIZ ANSWERS

1. Glebe Park; 2. Mayobridge ; 3. Antonio Conte; 4. Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers; 5. One.

 

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