ON THIS DAY 1930: Max Schmelling became the first and only man to become world heavyweight champion via a disqualification - against American Jack Sharkey. He died in 2005, aged 99. 2000: England surrendered a two-goal lead as they lost 3-2 to Portugal in their opening game of Euro 2000 in Eindhoven. 2004: Ricky Hatton made a successful 13th defence of his WBU light-welterweight title by defeating Argentinian Carlos Vilches. 2005: Irish boxer Kevin McBride defeated Mike Tyson when the former world heavyweight champion retired on his stool at the end of the sixth round in Washington. 2006: Celtic's former Manchester United midfielder Roy Keane announced his retirement from football on medical grounds. 2007: Jamaican police confirmed they believed Pakistan coach Bob Woolmer died of natural causes and was not murdered as first thought. 2009: Manor Grand Prix, Campos Grand Prix and Team US F1 were accepted as new Formula One teams. 2010: Goalkeeper Robert Green's error handed the United … [Read more...] about On This Day, June 12, 1945: Legendary goalkeeper Pat Jennings was born
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ON THIS DAY 1927: Joe Davis beat Tom Dennis 20-11 at Camkin's Hall, Birmingham to win the first world professional snooker championship. Davis beat a field of 10 to take the trophy. 1936: Footballer Bernard Joy played his one and only game for England against Belgium. A member of the successful Corinthian Casuals team, he was the last amateur to play for England. 2006: Tottenham asked the Premier League to order a rematch against West Ham after 10 of their players went down with suspected food poisoning at the team hotel on the morning of the game. They lost the game when a win would have put them into the Champions League. The appeal was rejected. 2007: West Ham confirmed they would not appeal against the £5.5million fine imposed on them by the Premier League's independent commission over the signings of Carlos Tevez and Javier Mascherano. 2009: Down beat Derry on a scoreline of 3-20 to 1-22 in the first round of the Christy Ring Cup at Páirc Esler. 2010: Chelsea won … [Read more...] about On this Day, May 9 2013: David Moyes was named as Manchester United’s new manager
The royal baby is here!The Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, has welcomed her third child -- a boy! -- with husband Prince William on Monday morning at 11:01 am local time in London, the palace confirmed. The couple already shares Prince George, 4, and Princess Charlotte, 2."Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was safely delivered of a son at 1101hrs," the announcement read. "The baby weighs 8lbs 7oz. The Duke of Cambridge was present for the birth. Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well."Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was safely delivered of a son at 1101hrs.— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) April 23, 2018"The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Harry and members of both families have been informed and are delighted with the news," the palace added in tweet.The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Harry and members of both families have … [Read more...] about The royal baby is here! Kate Middleton has given birth to her third child — a son!
ON THIS DAY 1962: The career of racing driver Stirling Moss ended when he crashed his Lotus-Climax at 110mph during a Formula One race at Goodwood. He sustained a broken leg, broken ribs and serious head injuries and did not race again in Formula One. 1983: Cliff Thorburn recorded the first maximum 147 break in the World Snooker Championships, achieving the feat against Terry Griffiths at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield. 1986: Former England cricketer Jim Laker died, aged 63. His record of taking 19 wickets in one Test match still stands. 2003: Brazilian striker Ronaldo scored a hat-trick as Real Madrid beat Manchester United 4-3 at Old Trafford to progress to the Champions League semi-finals 6-5 on aggregate. David Beckham came off the bench to score two of United's goals. 2009: Roy Keane was appointed Ipswich manager on a two-year contract. 2012: Rangers owner Craig Whyte was banned for life from any involvement in Scottish football and a 12-month transfer embargo was imposed on the … [Read more...] about On This Day, April 23 2009: Roy Keane appointed as Ipswich Town boss
Viet Nam confident against Thais (05-12-2008) Face off: Former England midfielder and coach of Thailand Peter Reid (left photo) is set for his first international tournament since signing with the Thai Football Federation. He will face coach Henrique Calisto and the Vietnamese team in group B’s first match of the regional competition tomorrow. — VNS Photo Quang Thang HA NOI — Viet Nam’s football team are ready to take on Thailand in the Suzuki cup at the ASEAN Football Championship (AFF) at Sarakul Stadium in Phuket tomorrow. The game was relocated by the ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) from the unstable capital to Phuket amid political tension there. The team had their first training session on the hard turf at Spanhin pitch after a gruelling journey from HCM City to Phuket via Singapore on Wednesday. Portuguese coach Henrique Calisto has not had a single win since taking over in April but is keeping positive about defeating the team’s … [Read more...] about Viet Nam confident against Thais