On This Day - May 17 1956: which boxer, who went on to win world titles at five different weights. was born on this day?


Tony Roche (tennis) - Australian eight-time winner of grand slam doubles titles, and 1968 losing Wimbledon singles finalist, born 1945.

Sugar Ray Leonard (boxing) - won world titles at five different weights, born 1956.

Paul Hull (rugby union) - former England full-back and ex-Bristol coach, born 1968.

Danny Orr (rugby league) - former Castleford, Wigan and Harlequins stand-off, now assistant coach at the Tigers, born 1978.

Leon Osman (soccer) - former Everton midfielder, born 1981.

Christine Ohuruogu (athletics) - Britain's 2008 Olympic gold medallist in the 400m, born 1984.

Johanna Konta (tennis) - British women's number one, born 1991.


1990: Sir Alex Ferguson won his first trophy as Manchester United boss as his team beat Crystal Palace 1-0 in an FA Cup final replay at Wembley. Lee Martin scored the only goal after the first meeting between the sides ended in a 3-3 draw.

1998: Ron Atkinson, having kept Sheffield Wednesday in the Premier League, left the club for the second time after they announced their intention to appoint a full-time manager.

2000: Arsenal were beaten by Galatasaray in a penalty shoot-out in the UEFA Cup final in Copenhagen.

2006: Arsenal were beaten 2-1 by Barcelona in the Champions League final in Paris.

2008: Portsmouth won the FA Cup, beating Cardiff 1-0 in the final with a first-half goal from Kanu.

2011: The 2018 Ryder Cup was awarded to France.

2013: James Anderson took his 300th Test wicket, against New Zealand at Lord's, becoming the fourth English bowler to reach that landmark.

2014: Arsenal won their first trophy in nine years by beating Hull 3-2 at Wembley to claim the FA Cup.

2016: It was announced that 31 athletes had tested positive for doping following the retesting of samples for the 2008 Beijing Olympics.


1 Against which team team did Frank Lampard make his West Ham debut in January 1996?

2 Rory McIlroy won two majors in 2014; at the British Open and which other tournament?

3 The Johan Cruyff Arena is home to which Dutch football team?

4 Which boxer is known as The Bronze Bomber?

5 Which British racing driver won Formula One world championships in 1969, 1971 and 1973?

(See answers at bottom)


Tomorrow (Friday, May 17)

CRICKET: One-day international, England v Pakistan - Sky Sports Main Event & Sky Sports Cricket 1230.

GOLF: US PGA Championship, day one - Sky Sports Golf 1300 & Sky Sports Main Event 2200.

CYCLING: Giro d'Italia, stage seven - Eurosport 1 1200, S4C 1400; Tour of California, stage six - Eurosport 1 2200.

SOCCER: Sky Bet League One play-off, Charlton v Doncaster - Sky Sports Main Event 2000; Ladbrokes Premiership play-off, Dundee United v Inverness - BT Sport 1 1915.

HORSE RACING: Live racing from York - ITV4 1330.

RUGBY UNION: PRO14, Glasgow v Ulster - eir Sport 1 1900; Super Rugby, Hurricanes v Jaguares - Sky Sports Main Event & Sky Sports Action 0830, Rebels v Bulls - Sky Sports Main Event & Sky Sports Action 1040.

MOTO: MotoGP, French Grand Prix free practice - BT Sport 2 0745.

RUGBY LEAGUE: Super League, St Helens v Salford - Sky Sports Arena 1900.

BASKETBALL: NBA play-off, Milwaukee Bucks v Toronto Raptors - Sky Sports Main Event 0130 (Sat).

BASEBALL: MLB, Boston Red Sox v Houston Astros - BT Sport/ESPN 0000 (Sat).

TAEKWONDO: World Taekwondo Championships - BT Sport/ESPN 1800.

DIVING: World Series, fifth round from London - Eurosport 2 1200.

AUSSIE: AFL, West Coast Eagles v Melbourne Demons - BT Sport 1 1100.

Saturday, May 18

SOCCER: FA Cup final, Manchester City v Watford - BBC One 1555, BT Sport 2 1600 & eir Sport 1 1655; Ladbrokes Premiership, Dundee v St Mirren - BT Sport 1; LaLiga, match TBC - ITV4 1730; Ligue 1, match TBC - BT Sport 2 1945; A-League, Grand Final - BT Sport 1 0800.

GOLF: US PGA Championship, day three - Sky Sports Golf 1600 & Sky Sports Main Event 1730; Ladies European Tour, La Reserva de Sotogrande Invitational - Sky Sports Main Event & Sky Sports Golf 1200.

CYCLING: Giro d'Italia, stage eight - Eurosport 1 1200, S4C 1400; Tour of California, stage seven - Eurosport 1 2000.

BOXING: World super-middleweight title bout between Billy Joe Saunders v Shefat Isufi - BT Sport 1 1930; World Boxing Super Series, Josh Taylor v Ivan Baranchyk and Naoya Inoue v Emmanuel Rodriguez - Sky Sports Action 2000.

HORSE RACING: Live coverage from around the UK - ITV & STV 1330.

RUGBY UNION: Gallagher Premiership, match TBC - BT Sport 1 1515; PRO14, Leinster v Munster - eir sport 1 1400, match TBC - eir Sport 1 1945; Super Rugby, Blues v Chiefs - Sky Sports Main Event & Sky Sports Action 0830, Reds v Waratahs - Sky Sports Action 1040, Lions v Highlanders - Sky Sports Action 1400.

UFC: Fight night - BT Sport 2 2300.

RUGBY LEAGUE: Super League, Catalans Dragons v Wigan - Sky Sports Main Event 1515; Championship, Toronto v Toulouse - Sky Sports Main Event 1315.

MOTO: MotoGP, French Grand Prix free practice - BT Sport 2 0800, French Grand Prix qualifying BT Sport 2 1100.

BASKETBALL: NBA play-off, Golden State Warriors v Portland Trail Blazers - Sky Sports Main Event 0030 (Sun).

BASEBALL: MLB, Texas Rangers v St Louis Cardinals - BT Sport/ESPN 2100, Atlanta Braves v Milwaukee Brewers TBC - BT Sport/ESPN 0000 (Sun).

AUTO: World Touring Cars, fourth round from Holland - Eurosport 2 1315; W Series, second round from Belgium - Channel 4 1445.

DIVING: World Series, fifth round from London - Eurosport 2 1000.

AUSSIE: AFL, North Melbourne Kangaroos v Sydney Swans - BT Sport 1 1000.

QUICK QUIZ answers 1 Coventry; 2 PGA Championship; 3 Ajax; 4 Deontay Wilder; 5 Sir Jackie Stewart

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