ON THIS DAY IN SPORT
2000: Harry Cavan, former president of the Irish Football Association and Britain’s representative on Fifa’s executive committee for almost three decades, died aged 83.
2007: The NFL announced London would host a regular-season game in 2007. The contest was the first competitive NFL game ever to be staged outside North America.
2008: Chelsea agreed terms with Lokomotiv Moscow for Serbian defender Branislav Ivanovic.
2010: Arsenal re-signed their former defender Sol Campbell until the end of the 2009-10 season.
2011: Everton accepted a bid from Chelsea for Steven Pienaar, who nevertheless went on to join Tottenham.
2012: Chelsea completed the signing of England defender Gary Cahill from Bolton.
2013: Bayern Munich confirmed Pep Guardiola would become their new coach from the start of the 2013-14 season, after agreeing a three-year deal. He replaced Jupp Heynckes.
2016: England clinched a famous Test series victory in South Africa as they took an unassailable 2-0 lead with a seven-wicket triumph in Johannesburg. The Proteas claimed a consolation win in Centurion as the scoreline finished 2-1 to Alastair Cook’s tourists.
Cliff Thorburn (snooker) – Canadian ‘Grinder’ who became world champion in 1980 and three years later became the first man to complete a maximum 147 break in the World Championship, born 1948.
Martin Jol (soccer) – Former Tottenham, Fulham and Ajax manager, born 1956.
Roy Jones Jr (boxing) – Former four-weight world champion, the first person in more than a century to win world titles at middleweight and heavyweight, born 1969.
Neil Back (rugby union) – Former England flanker, a World Cup winner in 2003, born 1969.
Sergi Bruguera (tennis) – Two-time French Open champion from Spain, born 1971.
Bobby Zamora (soccer) – Former Brighton, West Ham and England striker, born 1981.
Craig Beattie (soccer) – Former Celtic, West Brom, Swansea and Scotland striker, born 1984.
Pablo Zabaleta (soccer) – West Ham’s Argentinian defender, born 1985.
Nicklas Bendtner (soccer) – Rosenborg and Denmark striker, formerly with Nottingham Forest and Arsenal, born 1988.
1 In which year did Serena Williams win her first Australian Open singles title?
2 NHL team the Blues are from which city?
3 Who scored twice as Manchester City beat Barcelona 3-1 in the Champions League group stage in 2016?
4 The Stadio San Paolo is home to which Italian football team?
5. Who beat England’s Justin Rose in a play-off to win the Masters in 2017?(Answers below)
SPORT ON TV
Today (Wednesday, January 16)
SOCCER: FA Cup third-round replay, Southampton v Derby – BBC One 1930; Supercoppa Italiana, Juventus v AC Milan – BT Sport 1 1715.
BASKETBALL: NBA, Boston Celtics v Toronto Raptors – Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports USA 0100 (Thurs).
CRICKET: BBL, Sydney Sixers v Melbourne Renegades – BT Sport 2 0800.
GOLF: European Tour, The Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship – Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Golf 0600, 1100.
SNOOKER: The Masters, Judd Trump v Kyren Wilson – BBC Two England, Eurosport 2 1300, BBC Two Scotland 1530; Mark Selby v Stephen Maguire – Eurosport 2 1845.
TENNIS: Australian Open – Eurosport 2 0600, 0000 (Thurs), Eurosport 1 0745, 0000 (Thurs).
Tomorrow (Thursday, January 17)
BASKETBALL: NBA, Washington Wizards v New York Knicks – Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports USA 2000; Oklahoma City Thunder v Los Angeles Lakers – Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports USA 0230 (Fri).
CRICKET: One-day international, Australia v India – BT Sport 1 0200 (Fri); BBL, Brisbane Heat v Sydney Thunder – BT Sport 2 0800.
GOLF: European Tour, The Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship – Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Golf 0700, 1630; PGA Tour, The Desert Classic – Sky Sports Golf 2000, Sky Sports Main Event 2230.
SNOOKER: The Masters, first quarter-final TBC – BBC Two England, Eurosport 2 1300; Second quarter-final – Eurosport 2 1845.
TENNIS: Australian Open – Eurosport 2 0600, 0000 (Fri), Eurosport 1 0745, 0000 (Fri).
QUICK QUIZ ANSWERS
1. 2003; St Louis; 3 Ilkay Gundogan; 4. Napoli; 5. Sergio Garcia.
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