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On this Day - Feb 28 1961: 'Clones' Cyclone' Barry McGuigan was born

Former featherweight world champion Barry McGuigan turns 58 today

BIRTHDAYS

Peter Alliss (golf) - Television commentator who played in eight Ryder Cups, born 1931.

Mario Andretti (motor racing) - Formula One champion in 1978, born 1940.

Dino Zoff (soccer) - Italian former World Cup-winning goalkeeper, also coached Italy, Juventus and Lazio, born 1942.

Sepp Maier (soccer) - West Germany's most-capped goalkeeper who was part of the World Cup-winning team of 1974, born 1944.

Ian Smith (cricket) - former New Zealand wicketkeeper, now commentator, born 1957.

Barry McGuigan (boxing) - former world featherweight champion, born 1961.

Colin Cooper (soccer) - former England, Nottingham Forest and Middlesbrough defender, born 1967.

Lee Carsley (soccer) - former Everton, Derby and Republic of Ireland midfielder, born 1974.

Azhar Mahmood (cricket) - former Pakistan and Surrey all-rounder, born 1975.

Ivo Karlovic (tennis) - Croatian with eight ATP Tour titles to his name, born 1979.

Tim Bresnan (cricket) - Yorkshire and former England all-rounder, born 1985.

Jelena Jankovic (tennis) - former world number one and US Open finalist from Serbia, born 1985.

Ibrahima Cisse (soccer) - Belgian Fulham midfielder, born 1994.

ON THIS DAY

1914: A rugby league Challenge Cup scoring record was set when Huddersfield beat Swinton Park Rangers 119-2. Rochdale surpassed that with their 120-4 win over Illingworth in 2005.

1990: Northamptonshire and England cricketer Colin Milburn died at the age of 48.

2001: The seven-day suspension of horse racing in Britain due to the outbreak of foot and mouth disease began.

2006: Robbie Keane was confirmed as the new Republic of Ireland captain.

2007: Darren Gough was unveiled as the new captain of Yorkshire, three years after leaving his home county to join Essex.

2009: A try from Brian O'Driscoll helped Ireland to a 14-13 win over England in the Six Nations. Ireland went on to secure a first Grand Slam in 61 years.

2010: Manchester United won the Carling Cup with a 2-1 win over Aston Villa in the final at Wembley.

2012: Dereck Chisora was handed an indefinite ban and heavy fine by the World Boxing Council following his behaviour before and after his heavyweight title fight with Vitali Klitschko earlier in the month, which included being embroiled in a brawl with British rival David Haye at the post-fight press conference.

2015: Peter Crouch equalled Alan Shearer's Premier League record of 46 headed goals, seconds after coming on as a substitute as Stoke beat Hull.

2016: Manchester City won the Capital One Cup, beating Liverpool on penalties after a 1-1 draw in the final. Willy Caballero, selected ahead of Joe Hart, saved from Lucas Leiva, Philippe Coutinho and Adam Lallana.

2018: Russia's Olympic suspension for doping offences was lifted with immediate effect.

Where did former Everton and Manchester United boss David Moyes begin his playing career? Find out below

SPORTS QUIZ

1 How many Premier League goals did Wayne Rooney score?

2 South Africa captain Faf Du Plessis has played county cricket for which team?

3 With which club did David Moyes begin his senior playing career?

4 Which New Zealand golfer became the youngest woman to win a major at the Evian Championship in 2015?

5 Steelers, Sharks and Eagles are all sports teams from which British city?

TODAY’S TV

CRICKET: Test, New Zealand v Bangladesh - Sky Sports Cricket 2155, Sky Sports Main Event 2230.

GOLF: European Tour, the Oman Open - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Golf 0630, 1000; PGA Tour, the Honda Classic - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Golf 1300.

TENNIS: WTA Tennis, Abierto Mexicano Telcel - BT Sport 1 2200.

CYCLING: UAE Tour - Eurosport 2 1100; Track World Championships - Eurosport 1 1730.

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

BASKETBALL: NBA, Oklahoma City Thunder v Philadelphia 76ers - Sky Sports Main Event 0330 (Thur).

SPORTS QUIZ ANSWERS

1. 208; 2. Lancashire; 3. Celtic; 4. Lydia Ko; 5. Sheffield.

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