PA Sport Trivia (22/02/18)

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Niki Lauda (motor sport) – Austria’s three-time Formula One world champion, born 1949.

Ian Stark (equestrian) – British three-day event Olympic team silver medallist, born 1954.

Devon Malcolm (cricket) – former England paceman, born 1963.

Vijay Singh (golf) – former world number one from Fiji, born 1963.

Brian Laudrup (soccer) – former Rangers and Denmark winger, born 1969.

Shaka Hislop (soccer) – former Reading, Newcastle, West Ham and Portsmouth goalkeeper, who retired in 2007, born 1969.

Michael Chang (tennis) – American former French Open winner, born 1972.

Juninho (soccer) – former Middlesbrough and Brazil midfielder, born 1973.

Claus Lundekvam (soccer) – former Southampton and Norway defender, born 1973.

Brett Emerton (soccer) – Australian former Blackburn midfielder, born 1979.

Shaun Tait (cricket) – Australian fast bowler, born 1983.

Branislav Ivanovic (soccer) – Ex-Chelsea Serbian defender, now at Zenit St Petersburg, born 1984.

Tommy Bowe (rugby union) – Ulster, Ireland and Lions wing, born 1984.

Sergio Romero (soccer) – Manchester United and Argentina goalkeeper, born 1987.


1956: Portsmouth beat Newcastle 2-0 in the Football League’s first floodlit match.

1964: Rugby league great Brian Bevan played his last match. He spent 17 years with Warrington before moving to Blackpool Borough. From 1946 onwards he scored a record 796 tries. He died in 1991.

1979: Inverness Thistle and Falkirk’s Scottish FA Cup tie was finally played – after being postponed a British record 29 times because of the weather. Falkirk won the second-round tie 4-0.

1991: Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish announced his unexpected retirement after his team’s 4-4 FA Cup draw with Everton. Dalglish was to return to football a few months later, taking charge of Blackburn.

2003: Shane Warne was banned from cricket for a year – ruling him out of the World Cup – after he tested positive for banned diuretics.

2007: The All England Club announced that men and women would receive equal prize money at the Wimbledon tennis championships. It was the first time in the tournament’s history that there had been equal pay for men and women.

2010: Former Great Britain hooker Terry Newton had his contract terminated by Wakefield after admitting using human growth hormone, and was banned from all rugby for two years by UK Anti-Doping. In September 2010 Newton was found hanged at his home.


1. In what year was the annual England v Scotland football match halted?

2. Now in charge at a seventh club, who has managed the most Premier League teams?

3. Blue, Yellow, Green, Red and what colour make up the Olympic rings?

4. How many times has Nina Carberry ridden in the Grand National?

5. In what year did Lionel Messi debut for Barcelona?

1 1989; 2 Sam Allardyce; 3 Black; 4 Six; 5 2004


Today (Thursday, February 22)

SOCCER: Europa League last-32 second leg, Lokomotiv Moscow v Nice and Arsenal v Ostersund – BT Sport 2 1600 and 1930, RB Leipzig v Napoli and Atalanta v Borussia Dortmund – BT Sport 1 1800 and 2000.

WINTER OLYMPICS: Live coverage – BBC Two 0600 and 1300, BBC One 0915, 0030 (Fri) and 0400 (Fri); Curling, men’s semi-final stage – Eurosport 1 1245; Figure Skating, women’s single free programme – Eurosport 1 0330 (Fri); Speed Skating, men’s 500m final – Eurosport 2 0945; Alpine Skiing, women’s downhill in the combined discipline – Eurosport 1 0200 (Fri), women’s slalom in the combined discipline – Eurosport 1 0540 (Fri); Freestyle Skiing, final of the women’s skicross event – Eurosport 1 0500 (Fri); Nordic Combined Skiing, large hill ski jump in the team Gundersen – Eurosport 1 0715, team Gundersen 4x5km relay cross-country race – Eurosport 1 1010; Biathlon, women’s 4x6km relay – Eurosport 1 1120; Snowboarding, women’s big air final – Eurosport 1 0030 (Fri).

GOLF: European Tour, Commercial Bank Qatar Masters – Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Golf 0730 and 1100; PGA Tour, Honda Classic – Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Golf 1400, Sky Sports Golf 2000.

TENNIS: ATP, Rio Open – Sky Sports Main Event 2230; WTA, Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships – BT Sport 1 1000 and 1500.

DARTS: Premier League Darts – Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Action 1900.

SNOOKER: World Grand Prix – ITV4 1245 and 1845.

BASKETBALL: NBA, Cleveland Cavaliers v Washington Wizards and Golden State Warriors v Los Angeles Clippers – BT Sport 1 0100 (Fri) and 0330 (Fri).

Tomorrow (Friday, February 23)

SOCCER: Championship, Hull v Sheffield United – Sky Sports Main Event 1900; Bundesliga, Mainz v Wolfsburg – BT Sport 1 1915; A-League, Central Coast Mariners v Wellington Phoenix – BT Sport 1 0845.

WINTER OLYMPICS: Live coverage – BBC One 0915, 0025 (Sat) and 0400 (Sat), BBC Two 0600 and 1300; Curling, men’s bronze medal match – Eurosport 1 0645, women’s semi-final stage – Eurosport 2 1135; Ice hockey, men’s semi-final matches – Eurosport 2 0730 and 1400; Speed Skating, men’s 1,000m final – Eurosport 2 1000; Alpine Skiing, team event – Eurosport 1 0300 (Sat); Biathlon, men’s relay – Eurosport 1 1100; Bobsleigh, heats of the four-man discipline – Eurosport 1 0030 (Sat) and 0230 (Sat); Snowboarding, men’s and women’s finals of the parallel giant slalom – Eurosport 1 0345 (Sat); Cross-Country Skiing, men’s 50km mass start event – Eurosport 1 0445 (Sat).

RUGBY UNION: Six Nations, France v Italy – BBC One 1930; PRO14, Munster v Glasgow Warriors – Sky Sports Action 1845; Super Rugby, Highlanders v Blues followed by Rebels v Reds and Sunwolves v Brumbies – Sky Sports Action from 0630 and 0410 (Sat).

GOLF: European Tour, Commercial Bank Qatar Masters – Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Golf 0730 and 1100; PGA Tour, Honda Classic – Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Golf 1400, Sky Sports Golf 2000.

TENNIS: ATP, Rio Open – Sky Sports Action 1800 and 2100, Sky Sports Main Event 2315; WTA, Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships – BT Sport 1 1300

SNOOKER: World Grand Prix – ITV4 1245 and 1845.

MOTORCYCLING: World Superbikes, qualifying for Australian Grand Prix – Eurosport 2 0115 (Sat), race one of Australian Grand Prix – Eurosport 2 0345 (Sat).

BASKETBALL: NBA, Houston Rockets v Minnesota Timberwolves – BT Sport 1 0000 (Sat); BBL, Leicester Riders v Sheffield Sharks – eir Sport 1 1930.

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