On This Day, July 17, 1979: Sebastian Coe broke the world mile record, knocking 0.4 seconds the record time

Sebastian Coe, current President of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), broke the world mile record on this day in 1979 


1975: Sebastian Coe ran his first sub four-minute mile.

1979: Coe first broke the world mile record in Oslo, knocking 0.4 seconds off John Walker's four-year-old mark to set a new time of three minutes 48.95 seconds.

1998: Celtic named Jozef Venglos as their new manager, while Liverpool announced Gerard Houllier would share managerial duties with Roy Evans.

2000: Former England midfielder Paul Gascoigne agreed terms for a free-transfer move from Middlesbrough to Premier League rivals Everton.

2009: World number one Tiger Woods missed the cut at the Open Championship at Turnberry.

2011: Northern Ireland's Darren Clarke became the oldest Open champion since 1967 at the age of 42, winning by three shots at Royal St George's, Sandwich.

2013: Chelsea confirmed they had made a bid for Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney, although they denied they had offered either Juan Mata or David Luiz in part exchange.

2015: Fabian Delph joined Manchester City on a five-year deal, less than a week after publicly committing his future to Aston Villa.

2016: Sweden's Henrik Stenson won the 145th Open Championship at Royal Troon with a score of 20 under par, three shots ahead of American Phil Mickelson.

2018: Striker Rhian Brewster signed his first professional deal with Liverpool; England's men beat India at Headingley for a 2-1 one-day series win.

Chelsea confirmed they had made a bid for Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney


Bob Taylor (cricket) - former Derbyshire and England wicketkeeper, born 1941.

Eduardo Romero (golf) - Argentinian player who won the Scottish Open in 2002 to become the third-oldest winner on the European Tour, born 1954.

Kim Barnett (cricket) - former Derbyshire, Gloucestershire and England batsman, born 1960.

Jaap Stam (soccer) - former Manchester United, Lazio, AC Milan and Holland defender, now manager of Dutch club Feyenoord, born 1972.

Andre Adams (cricket) - former Nottinghamshire and New Zealand all-rounder, born 1975.

Anders Svensson (soccer) - former Southampton and Sweden midfielder, born 1976.

Benjamin Mendy (soccer) - Manchester City and France full-back, born 1994.



1. Who scored Arsenal's first goal in their 2015 FA Cup final victory against Aston Villa?

2. Who was the first batsman to score 10,000 runs in Test cricket?

3. In which city was the first ever Six Nations game played on February 5, 2000?

4. Which former Wales rugby union winger was also an Olympic high hurdler?

5. For which NBA side does 2019 MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo play?

(See quiz answers at bottom)



Today (Wednesday, July 17)

CYCLING: Tour de France - Eurosport 1 1215 & ITV4 1230 & S4C 1400.

NETBALL: World Cup - Sky Sports Main Event 0845 & BBC Two 1445.

GOLF: The Open Championship, practice round at Royal Portrush - Sky Sports Golf 1400.

SOCCER: Africa Cup of Nations, Third place play-off, Tunisia v Nigeria - Eurosport 2 1945; Premier League Asia Trophy, Newcastle v Wolves - Sky Sports Premier League 1045 & Sky Sports Main Event 1055, Manchester City v West Ham - Sky Sports Premier League 1315 & Sky Sports Main Event 1330; Champions League, Riga FC v Dundalk - eir Sport 1 1725.

TENNIS: WTA, Bucharest Open - BT Sport 1 1200.

BASEBALL: MLB, Brewers v Braves - BT Sport/ESPN 1900.

BASKETBALL: WNBA, Phoenix Mercury v Dallas Wings - Sky Sports Action 2030.

Tomorrow (Thursday, July 18)

GOLF: The Open Championship - Sky Sports Main Event & Sky Sports Golf 0630.

CYCLING: Tour de France - Eurosport 1 1000 & ITV4 1030 & S4C 1400.

NETBALL: World Cup - BBC Two 1545.

CRICKET: Women's Ashes, England v Australia - Sky Sports Cricket 1030; Vitality T20 Blast, Nottinghamshire Outlaws v Worcestershire Rapids - Sky Sports Cricket 1845 & Sky Sports Main Event 2030.

TENNIS: WTA, Bucharest Open - BT Sport 1 1300.

RUGBY LEAGUE: Super League, Wigan Warriors v Wakefield Trinity - Sky Sports Arena 1900.

SOCCER: Europa League, Shamrock Rovers v SK Brann - eir Sport 1 1955.

BASEBALL: MLB, Miami Marlins v San Diego Padres - BT Sport/ESPN 1700.

BASKETBALL: WNBA, Los Angeles Sparks v Dallas Wings - Sky Sports Action 2030.


QUICK QUIZ answers: 1. Theo Walcott; 2. Sunil Gavaskar; 3. Rome; 4. Nigel Walker; 5. Milwaukee Bucks

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