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On this Day, June 13 2011: Andy Murray won the AEGON Championships

Andy Murray won the AEGON Championships in June 2011 

ON THIS DAY IN SPORT

1895: The first 'real' motor race ended. The first car to cross the line in the Paris-Bordeaux-Paris race was a Panhard-Levassor, driven by Emile Levassor at an average speed of 15mph.

1897: One of the greatest long-distance runners of all time, Paavo Nurmi, was born. The Finn won a record 12 medals, including nine golds, in the three Olympic Games between 1920 and 1928.

1915: Donald Budge, the first man to achieve a Grand Slam in tennis, was born. His second successive Wimbledon title in 1938 formed part of his Grand Slam - the Australian, French, Wimbledon and US titles.

1982: Italian driver Riccardo Paletti died in a tragic accident on the start grid at the Canadian Grand Prix. Driving for the Osella team, the 23-year-old Formula One rookie's car went into the rear of the stalled Ferrari of Didier Pironi, and Paletti was left with fatal injuries.

2001: Referees became professional for the first time in English football and came under the control of the Professional Game Match Official Board.

2004: England lost 2-1 to France at Euro 2004, having led 1-0 going into injury time.

2005: England beat Australia by 100 runs at the Rose Bowl in the first Twenty20 international between the two countries.

2008: Midfielder Aaron Ramsey completed his move from Cardiff to Arsenal on a long-term contract for an undisclosed fee.

2011: Former England manager Steve McClaren was appointed the new manager of Nottingham Forest on a three-year contract. He resigned four months later.

2011: Andy Murray won the AEGON Championships, beating Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 3-6 7-6 (7/2) 6-4 in the final at Queen's Club.

2013: Australia batsman David Warner was suspended from all cricket up to the first Ashes Test that summer and fined almost £7,000 after accepting a charge of unbecoming behaviour for his bar-room attack on England's Joe Root.

2014: Holland thrashed holders Spain 5-1 in their World Cup opener.

2014: Joe Root finished 200 not out - his maiden Test double-century at Lord's - as England posted 575 for nine declared on the second afternoon of the first Test against Sri Lanka.

 

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Alan Hansen (soccer) - Former defender who won three European Cups with Liverpool, born 1955.

Tony Knowles (snooker) - Former World Championship semi-finalist, born 1955.

Peter Scudamore (horse racing) - Former National Hunt champion jockey, born 1958.

Chris Cairns (cricket) - Former New Zealand all-rounder, born 1970.

Florent Malouda (soccer) - Former Chelsea and France winger, now with FC Differdange 03, born 1980.

Darius Vassell (soccer) - Former England and Aston Villa striker, born 1980.

Kenenisa Bekele (athletics) - World record holder over 5,000 and 10,000 metres who won gold in both events at the 2008 Olympics, born 1982.

Chris Cusiter (rugby union) - Former Sale and Scotland scrum-half, born 1982.

Ryan Mason (soccer) - Former Hull and England midfielder, born 1991.

 

QUICK QUIZ

1. Seventeen years after making his Formula One debut, which driver is set for his Le Mans bow on Saturday?

2. Who holds the record for the most goals scored in a single World Cup?

3. The Persian War Novices' Hurdle is a horse race held at which course?

4. The oldest grand slam, Wimbledon began in which year?

5. How many times have Leeds Rhinos won the Super League?

 

SPORT ON TV

Today (Wednesday, June 13)

CRICKET: First one-day international, England v Australia - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Cricket 1230.

TENNIS: WTA, Libema Open - BT Sport 1 1000.

MOTOR RACING: Le Mans 24 Hours, practice session - Eurosport 1 1500; First qualifying session - Eurosport 1 2100.

CYCLING: Tour of Slovenia - Eurosport 2 1430.

BASEBALL: MLB, Baltimore Orioles v Boston Red Sox - BT Sport/ESPN 2000; New York Yankees v Washington Nationals - BT Sport/ESPN 0000 (Thurs).

Tomorrow (Thursday, June 14)

SOCCER: World Cup 2018, opening ceremony - ITV 1430; Russia v Saudi Arabia - ITV 1545.

CRICKET: Royal London One-Day Cup - Sky Sports Cricket 1055 and Sky Sports Main Event 1100; Second Test, West Indies v Sri Lanka - Sky Sports Cricket 1900.

GOLF: US Open - Sky Sports Golf 1200, Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Golf 1630.

RUGBY LEAGUE: Super League, Salford v Widnes - Sky Sports Action 1930.

TENNIS: WTA, Nature Valley Open - Eurosport 2 1200; WTA, Libema Open - BT Sport 1 1330.

MOTOR RACING: Le Mans 24 Hours, second qualifying session - Eurosport 1 1800; Third qualifying session - Eurosport 1 2100.

CYCLING: Tour of Slovenia - Eurosport 1 1230; Route d'Occitanie - Eurosport 1 1400.

BASEBALL: MLB, Chicago White Sox v Cleveland Indians - BT Sport/ESPN 1900; Oakland Athletics v Houston Astros - BT Sport 2 2030.

BASKETBALL: NBA, Cleveland Cavaliers v Golden State Warriors - BT Sport 1 0200 (Fri).

 

QUIZ ANSWERS

1 Fernando Alonso; 2 France's Just Fontaine with 13 in 1958; 3 Chepstow; 4 1877; 5 Eight.

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