Video: On This Day - Sep 30 1977: Roy Carroll, Northern Ireland soccer goalkeeper, is born

Northern Ireland goalkeeper Roy Carroll 


Darrell Hair (cricket) - Australian former umpire, born 1952.

Frank Rijkaard (soccer) - former AC Milan and Holland midfielder and ex-Barcelona coach, born 1962.

Gary Armstrong (rugby union) - former Scotland scrum-half, born 1966.

Alex Rae (soccer) - former Millwall and Rangers midfielder and ex-St Mirren manager, born 1969.

Roy Carroll (soccer) - Northern Irish goalkeeper formerly of Manchester United, now with Linfield, born 1977.

Sun Jihai (soccer) - former Manchester City, Sheffield United and China defender, born 1977.

Martina Hingis (tennis) - five-time Grand Slam singles winner from Switzerland, born 1980.

Olivier Giroud (soccer) - Chelsea and France striker, born 1986.

Martin Guptill (cricket) - New Zealand batsman, born 1986.

Max Verstappen (motor sport) - Formula One driver for Red Bull Racing, born 1997.


1961: Benny 'Kid' Paret won the world welterweight boxing title, beating Emile Griffith on points in New York. Six months later in a rematch, Paret was stopped in round 12 and died from his injuries.

1997: Manchester United announced record club profits of £27.6million and a link-up with BSkyB and Granada to create the MUTV channel.

1999: Rugby league sides Sheffield and Huddersfield announced they were to merge to form one Super League club - the Huddersfield-Sheffield Giants. But less than 12 months later, lack of support from Sheffield led to the club announcing their intention to play matches only in Huddersfield and drop Sheffield from their name.

2002: Bulldozers began demolishing the old Wembley stadium.

2012: Europe retained the Ryder Cup in the so-called Miracle of Medinah. Europe were 10-6 down going into the final-day singles but won 8.5 of the 12 points available, with Martin Kaymer's defeat of Steve Stricker securing the trophy for Jose Maria Olazabal's team.

2013: Derby confirmed former England coach Steve McClaren as their new head coach.

2015: The Football Association announced Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho would face no action after being cleared of making discriminatory comments towards then club doctor Eva Carneiro during the match against Swansea on August 8.



2016: The United States thrashed Europe 4-0 in the opening foursomes session at the Ryder Cup before Darren Clarke's side fought back in the fourballs to trail 5-3.

2017: Leigh were relegated from Super League after a 26-10 loss to Catalans Dragons.

2018: Europe regained the Ryder Cup with a 17.5-10.5 win over the United States at Le Golf National in Paris.


1. In which year did the controversial US Grand Prix take place when only six cars took the start?

2. Where will the 2026 football World Cup be held?

3. Jacob ? : Current Ulster and Ireland Rugby Union star.

4. What nationality is this year's Tour de France winner Egan Bernal?

5. Who became Wales' most-capped rugby union player last week?

(See quiz answers at bottom)


Today (Monday, September 30)

SOCCER: Premier League, Manchester United v Arsenal - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League 1900.

RUGBY UNION: World Cup, Scotland v Samoa - ITV 1025, eir Sport 1 1045.

CRICKET: Women's T20, Australia v Sri Lanka - BT Sport 2 1000; Caribbean Premier League, Trinbago Knight Riders v Guyana Amazon Warriors - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Cricket 2330.

TENNIS: WTA, China Open - BT Sport 1 0530.

ATHLETICS: World Championships - BBC Two 1400.

MOTORCYCLING: Speedway Premiership play-off semi-final, Wolverhampton v Swindon - BT Sport 1 1930.

GRIDIRON: NFL, Pittsburgh Steelers v Cincinnati Bengals - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Action 0100 (Tues).

Tomorrow (Tuesday, October 1)

SOCCER: Champions League, Real Madrid v Club Brugge - BT Sport 1 1730, Atalanta v Shakhtar Donetsk - BT Sport/ESPN 1745, Tottenham v Bayern Munich - BT Sport 2 1900; Juventus v Bayer Leverkusen - BT Sport/ESPN 2000; Championship, Leeds v West Brom - Sky Sports Main Event 1930, Wigan v Birmingham - Sky Sports Action 1940; Australian FFA Cup, Brisbane Strikers v Melbourne City - BT Sport 2 1030.

CRICKET: Women's T20, Australia v Sri Lanka - BT Sport 2 0445.

TENNIS: WTA, China Open - BT Sport 1 0530.

ATHLETICS: World Championships - BBC Two 1345.

CYCLING: Tour of Croatia - Eurosport 1 1400.

QUICK QUIZ answers: 1. 2005; 2. Canada, US and Mexico; 3. Stockdale; 4. Colombian; 5. Alun Wyn Jones

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