ON THIS DAY IN SPORT
1916: The Professional Golfers’ Association of America (PGA) was established in New York.
1929: The first British world motor racing champion Mike Hawthorn was born. Less than six months after winning the title, in 1958, he was killed in a car crash in Surrey.
1988: Nicky English hit 2-11 for Tipperary as they hammered Waterford 4-19 to 1-8 in the semi-finals of the National Hurling League; Offaly beat Wexford in the other semi-final in a double-header at Croke Park.
1989: Nick Faldo won his first Masters title, beating Scott Hoch in a play-off at the second extra hole in Augusta.
2002: England captain David Beckham suffered a broken foot during Manchester United’s Champions League match against Deportivo La Coruna, sparking fears he would not be fit for the World Cup. However, the midfielder recovered to lead his country out against Sweden in Saitama on June 2.
2007: Manchester United produced one of their best ever European performances to thrash Roma 7-1 in the Champions League quarter-final second leg for an 8-3 aggregate success. The win was marred by crowd trouble outside Old Trafford before kick-off.
2016: Danny Willett won his first major title in stunning fashion as defending champion Jordan Spieth suffered an amazing collapse in the final round of the Masters at Augusta National.
John Madden (American football) – former NFL head coach and media pundit, born 1936.
Ian Callaghan (soccer) – midfielder who made a record 857 appearances for Liverpool, born 1942.
David Moorcroft (athletics) – former 5,000 metres world record holder and former chief executive of UK Athletics, born 1953.
Steve Claridge (soccer) – much-travelled striker, now a media pundit, born 1966.
Mario Stanic (soccer) – former Chelsea and Croatia utility player, born 1972.
Ian Harvey (cricket) – former Australia, Gloucestershire and Yorkshire all-rounder, born 1972.
Roberto Carlos (soccer) – former Brazil and Real Madrid full-back, born 1973.
Vincent Kompany (soccer) – Manchester City and Belgium defender, born 1986.
Ben Amos (soccer) – Former Manchester United goalkeeper, currently on loan at Millwall from Bolton, born 1990.
Sadio Mane (soccer) – Liverpool and Senegal footballer, born 1992.
1. Who is the only player to have won more than 100 caps for the Scotland football team?
2. Which one-day cycling event in France is known as the Hell of the North?
3. Who are the reigning women’s field hockey Olympic champions?
4. Which footballer, now playing in the United States, has previous clubs including Ajax, Barcelona, Juventus and Paris St Germain?
5. England all-rounder Sam Curran plays for which Indian Premier League team?
SPORT ON TV
Today (Wednesday, April 10)
SOCCER: Champions League, Manchester United v Barcelona – BT Sport 2 1900; Sky Bet Championship, Norwich City v Reading – Sky Sports Action 1940
CRICKET: IPL, Mumbai Indians v Kings XI Punjab – BT Sport 1 1515
TENNIS: WTA, Bogota – BT Sport/ESPN 1700, BT Sport 1 0200 (Thurs)
CYCLING: Scheldeprijs – Eurosport 2 1415; Basque Tour – Eurosport 1 1430
BASKETBALL: NBA, San Antonio Spurs v Dallas Mavericks – Sky Sports Action 0100 (Thurs)
BASEBALL: MLB, Houston Astros v New York Yankees – BT Sport/ESPN 0030 (Thurs)
HOCKEY: FIH Hockey Pro League, Belgium v Spain – BT Sport 1 1930
Tomorrow (Thursday, April 11)
SOCCER: Europa League, Arsenal v Napoli – BT Sport 2 1915; Villarreal v Valencia – BT Sport/ESPN 1945
CRICKET: IPL, Rajasthan Royals v Chennai Super Kings – BT Sport 1 1515
GOLF: The Masters – Sky Sports Golf 1400, 1630, 1900, Sky Sports Main Event/Sky Sports Golf/eir Sport 1 2000
RUGBY LEAGUE: Betfred Super League, Huddersfield v Castleford – Sky Sports Arena 1900
MOTORSPORT: Formula One, Chinese Grand Prix first practice session – Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports F1 0245 (Fri)
TENNIS: WTA, Lugano – BT Sport/ESPN 1000, 1700; Bogota 1930, 0200 (Fri) – BT Sport 1
CYCLING: Basque Tour – Eurosport 1 1430
BASEBALL: New York Yankees v Houston Astros – BT Sport/ESPN 0700; Atlanta Braves v New York Mets – BT Sport 2 0000 (Fri)
DARTS: Premier League – Sky Sports Action 1900
1. Kenny Dalglish; 2. Paris-Roubaix; 3. Great Britain; 4. Zlatan Ibrahimovic; 5. Kings XI Punjab.
- Free ice cream! Scoop up a sweet freebie for Ben & Jerry’s Free Cone Day April 10
- SALT Limit Is Hitting 11 Million Tax Returns, Audit Finds
- Horrifying moment girl, 10, mowed down in hit-and-run while walking home
- Appellate court will hear Clayton murder appeal April 10
- UC workers to strike April 10 over alleged ‘intimidation tactics’
- House chairman sets April 10 deadline for release of Trump’s tax returns
- Breaking: Trump Tax Returns Demanded From IRS by Democrat Ways and Means Chairman; April 10 Deadline Given
- Here’s what’s closed for Cesar Chavez Day, April 1, 2019
- Coke says global slowdown will be a drag on 2019. Stock has worst day in 10 years
- Limit on state and local tax deduction will hit 11 million taxpayers, Treasury finds