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On This Day - Aug 28 2006: Roy Keane becomes Sunderland manager

Northern Ireland's Mal Donaghy and Republic of Ireland's Roy Keane battle for the ball on November 1993

BIRTHDAYS

Carsten Jancker (soccer) - former Germany striker, born 1974.

Jamie Cureton (soccer) - former Norwich, Bristol Rovers and Reading striker, born 1975.

Thiago Motta (soccer) - former Paris St Germain and Italy midfielder, born 1982.

Lasith Malinga (cricket) - Sri Lanka fast bowler, born 1983.

Cesar Azpilicueta (soccer) - Chelsea and Spain defender, born 1989.

Valtteri Bottas (F1) - Finnish Mercedes driver, born 1989

Bojan Krkic (soccer) - Former Stoke and Barcelona striker now at Montreal Impact, born 1990.

ON THIS DAY

1981: Sebastian Coe broke the mile world record for the third time in Brussels. The record of three minutes and 47.33 seconds stood for four years until it was broken by Steve Cram.

1989: Manchester United broke the transfer record between two British clubs by paying Middlesbrough £2.3million for defender Gary Pallister.

1999: Ruud Gullit resigned as Newcastle manager, a year to the day after he took over at St James' Park.

2004: Jason Gardener, Darren Campbell, Marlon Devonish and Mark Lewis-Francis won gold for Great Britain in the Olympic men's 4x100m relay final in Athens.

2006: Roy Keane signed his contract to officially start work as Sunderland manager. The former Manchester United midfielder took the Black Cats from bottom of the Championship to title winners during the course of the season.

2007: Manchester United and Norway striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer announced his retirement from football.

2009: Charles Jillings resigned as Harlequins chairman following the 'Bloodgate' scandal. Quins director of rugby Dean Richards ordered winger Tom Williams to fake a blood injury in the dying minutes of a Heineken Cup tie in the 2008-09 season.

2011: Defending champion Usain Bolt was disqualified after false-starting in the final of the 100 metres at the World Championships in Daegu. His fellow Jamaican Yohan Blake won the title.

2014: England manager Roy Hodgson announced Wayne Rooney would become the new captain of the national side.

2015: Tottenham completed the £22million signing of South Korean forward Son Heung-min from German club Bayer Leverkusen.

2017: Barcelona completed the signing of Ousmane Dembele for £135.5million from Borussia Dortmund - then the second most expensive deal of all time.

QUICK QUIZ

1 In which Scottish city are football club St Johnstone based?

2 Which country has won the last two rugby union World Cups?

3 What nationality is golfer Jon Rahm?

4 Who was confirmed as the new Fermanagh GAA senior football manager on August 26 2019?

5 Name the only Canadian baseball team who play in the American major league.

(See quiz answers at bottom)

SPORT ON TV 

Today (Wednesday, August 28)

SOCCER: Ligue 1, Lille v St Etienne - BT Sport/ESPN 1800, Nice v Marseille - BT Sport/ESPN 2000; Carabao Cup second round, Lincoln v Everton - Sky Sports Main Event 1930; Champions League play-off second leg, Club Brugge v LASK - BT Sport 1 1945, Ajax v APOEL Nicosia - BT Sport 2 1945.

CRICKET: Kia Super League - Sky Sports The Ashes 1825.

BASEBALL: MLB, Philadelphia Phillies v Pittsburgh Pirates - BT Sport 1 2300, New York Mets v Chicago Cubs - BT Sport/ESPN 0000 (Thurs).

CYCLING: Vuelta a Espana - Eurosport 1 1345.

Tomorrow (Thursday, August 29)

SOCCER: Women's International Friendly, Belgium v England - BBC Two 1815.

CRICKET: Vitality Blast, Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports The Ashes - 1800.

GOLF: The Omega European Masters - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Golf 1030, 1430.

ATHLETICS: Diamond League, Zurich - Eurosport 2 1900.

CYCLING: Vuelta a Espana - Eurosport 1 1345; Deutschland Tour - Eurosport 2 1415.

BASEBALL: MLB, Houston Astros v Tampa Bay Rays - BT Sport/ESPN 1900.

QUICK QUIZ answers: 1 Perth; 2 New Zealand; 3 Spanish; 4 Ryan McMenamin; 5 Toronto Blue Jays

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