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On this Day, September 3 1989: Nicky English racked up a personal tally of 2-12 as Tipperary defeated Antrim in the All-Ireland SHC final

Tipperary legend Nicky English was in devastating form against Antrim in the 1989 All-Ireland SHC final  

ON THIS DAY IN SPORT

1935: Malcolm Campbell became the first man to travel at 300 miles per hour on land when he powered his Bluebird to a new world record of 301.13mph at Bonneville Flats, Utah.

1950: Giuseppe 'Nino' Farina won the Italian Grand Prix at Monza in an Alfa Romeo to capture the world title and become the first winner of the newly instituted drivers' championship.

1972: Mary Peters pipped West Germany's Heidi Rosendahl to the gold medal in the pentathlon at the Munich Olympics. The result was confirmed only in the final event, the 200 metres, which Peters ran in 24.08 seconds - had she been 0.1secs slower she would have missed out.

1989: Nicky English racked up a personal tally of 2-12 as Tipperary defeated Antrim, 4-24 to 3-9, in the All-Ireland SHC final.

1999: Former England boss Bobby Robson was unveiled as the new manager of Newcastle at the age of 66.

2003: Chelsea goalkeeper Mark Bosnich had his appeal against a nine-month ban for improper conduct and breach of doping regulations rejected.

2006: Andre Agassi retired from tennis after being knocked out of the US Open by Benjamin Becker.

 

BIRTHDAYS

Jose Pekerman (soccer) - former Argentina coach, now in charge of Colombia, born 1949.

Robert Karlsson (golf) - Swedish player who has won 11 European Tour titles, born 1969.

Gareth Southgate (soccer) - England manager, born 1970.

Olof Mellberg (soccer) - former Aston Villa and Sweden defender, born 1977.

Scott Carson (soccer) - Manchester City (on loan from Derby) and former England goalkeeper, born 1985.

Dawid Malan (cricket) - Middlesex and England batsman, born 1987.

Jerome Boateng (soccer) - Bayern Munich and Germany's World Cup winning centre-back, born 1988.

 

QUICK QUIZ

1. In what year did Crossmaglen Rangers capture their first All-Ireland Club SFC title?

2. Who were England's two spinners during the first Test of the 1993 Ashes?

3. Who is Bobby Duncan's famous footballing cousin?

4. Which NBA side does MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo play for?

5. Which woman won Wimbledon in 2000?
(See answers below)

 

SPORT ON TV

Today (Tuesday, September 3)

SOCCER: Women's friendly international, Norway v England - BBC Two England 1645; Women's Euro 2021 qualifier, Wales v Northern Ireland - BBC Two Wales 1855

CRICKET: Test match, West Indies v India - Sky Sports The Ashes 1525

CYCLING: Vuelta a Espana - Eurosport 1 1345

BASEBALL: Live MLB match - BT Sport/ESPN 1800

Tomorrow (Wednesday, September 4)

CRICKET: The Ashes, England v Australia - Sky Sports Main Event & Sky Sports The Ashes 1000; Vitality Blast, first quarter-final - Sky Sports Main Event & Sky Sports The Ashes 1855

SOCCER: Vanarama National League: Dagenham & Redbridge v Bromley - BT Sport 1 1915

CYCLING: Vuelta a Espana - Eurosport 1 1345

BASEBALL: Live MLB match - BT Sport/ESPN 1800 & 0000

 

QUIZ ANSWERS 

1. 1997; 2. Phil Tufnell and Peter Such; 3. Steven Gerrard; 4. Milwaukee Bucks; 5. Venus Williams.

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