Sports Wednesday Quiz: Andriy Shevchenko’s Birthday, That Day & More


Lance Gibbs (cricket) – former West Indies off-spinner, born 1934.

Lynne Thomas (cricket) – Llanelli-born former cricketer who played 10 Tests and 12 One-Day Internationals for England between 1966 and 1979, born 1939.

David Steele (cricket) – former Northamptonshire and England hitter, born 1941.

Gareth Davies (rugby union) – former Wales fly-half captain and half, born 1955.

Lord Sebastian Coe (athletics) – Olympic champion in the 1500 meters in 1980 and 1984, chairman of the organizing committee for the London 2012 Olympic Games and current chairman of the world governing body for athletics, World Athletics, born in 1956.

Chris Broad (cricket) – former England and Nottinghamshire batter, now International Cricket Council umpire, born 1957.

Mark Nicholas (cricket) – former Hampshire captain, now broadcaster and writer, born 1957.

Kelvin Davis (football) – former Southampton, Ipswich, Luton, Wimbledon and Sunderland goalkeeper, born 1976.

Andriy Shevchenko (football) – former Ukrainian manager who played for Dynamo kyiv, Chelsea and AC Milan, born in 1976.

Michael Carberry (cricket) – former England and Hampshire hitter, born 1980.

Rikki Clarke (cricket) – former England, Surrey and Warwickshire all-around player, born 1981.

Amy Williams (skeleton) – gold medalist at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, born in 1982.

Per Mertesacker (football) – former Germany and Arsenal defender, born in 1984.

Lauren James (football) – Chelsea and England striker, born in 2001.


1971: Chelsea defeat Luxembourg’s Jeunesse Hautcharage 8-0 in the first leg of the European Cup Winners’ Cup. The Blues won the second leg, at Stamford Bridge, 13-0 en route to a European club-record 21-0 aggregate win.

1981: Death of Bill Shankly. The former Liverpool manager pulled the Reds out of Division 2 in 1962 and turned them into one of the most famous teams in the world.

2002: Europe regained the Ryder Cup by beating USA at The Belfry, Ireland’s Paul McGinley hit a spectacular 18-foot putt on the final green to halve his crucial singles match with Jim Furyk.

2010: Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Ijaz Butt withdrew allegations of match-fixing against English players and claimed there was a “misunderstanding” with the England and Wales Cricket Board over his comments. Butt reportedly said the England players took “enormous” sums to lose the third one-day international to Pakistan earlier in the month.

2011: England coach Dave Alred and fitness specialist Paul Stridgeon were suspended by the Rugby Football Union from the World Cup Pool B decider against Scotland after being found guilty of illegally exchanging balls in the 67-3 win over Romania.

2015: The adjudicatory chamber of the FIFA Ethics Committee bans former FIFA vice-president Jack Warner from participating in any football-related activity at national and international level for life.

2016: Barnsley sacked assistant boss Tommy Wright after he was named in a Daily Telegraph investigation alleging football corruption, while the newspaper claimed Southampton assistant manager Eric Black gave advice to journalists undercover on how to bribe other club officials. An investigation by Southampton later cleared Black of any wrongdoing.

2021: Twelve-time world boxing champion Manny Pacquiao has announced his retirement from the sport and has set his sights on a presidential run in his native Philippines.


Today (Thursday, September 29)

GOLF: DP World Tour, Alfred Dunhill Links Championship – Sky Sports Golf 1200; LPGA Tour, Volunteers of America Classic – Sky Sports Golf 1730, Sky Sports Main Event 1830; PGA Tour, Sanderson Farms Championship – Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Golf 2030.

SNOOKERS: British Open – ITV4 1245.

GRIDIRON: NFL, Cincinnati Bengals vs. Miami Dolphins – Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports NFL 0000 (Friday).

BASEBALL: MLB, Minnesota Twins vs. Chicago White Sox – BT Sport 1 1800.

Tomorrow (Friday, September 30)

FOOTBALL: Championship, Hull v Luton – Sky Sports main event, Sky Sports Football 1930.

CRICKET: Sixth T20, Pakistan v England – Sky Sports Cricket 1500, Sky Sports Main Event 1515.

MOTOR RACING: Formula 1, Singapore Grand Prix, first practice – Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports F1 1030, second practice – Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports F1 1345.

RUGBY UNION: URC, Bulls v Connacht – Premier Sports 2 1725, Ulster v Leinster – Premier Sports 1 1900, BBC Two NI 1915, Cardiff v Lions – Premier Sports 2 1930; Premiership, Newcastle v Bristol – BT Sport 1 1900.

GOLF: DP World Tour, Alfred Dunhill Links Championship – Sky Sports Golf 1200; LPGA Tour, Volunteers of America Classic – Sky Sports Golf 1730; PGA Tour, Sanderson Farms Championship – Sky Sports Golf 2030, Sky Sports Main Event 2230.

SNOOKERS: British Open – ITV4 1245.

BASEBALL: MLB, Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds – BT Sport 4 1900.


1. Who won the Rugby World Cup in 2017?

2. In cricket, for which national team does the English all-rounder Charlie Dean play?

3. At the end of Game Week 3, which two NFL teams remained undefeated?

4. Manchester City striker Erling Haaland leads the Premier League Golden Boot race with how many goals?

5. In rugby union, who won the first Women’s Rugby World Cup in 1991?

6. On which golf course does the Masters still take place?

7. Which Formula 1 team will Fernando Alonso join next season?

8. How many Olympic gold medals has Serena Williams won in total?

9. Scottish midfielder Kim Little is the captain of which Women’s Super League club?

10. Who is the men’s marathon world record holder?

ANSWERS: 1. Australia; 2. Southern Vipers; 3. Miami Dolphins and Philadelphia Eagles; 4.11; 5. United States; 6. Augusta National; 7.Aston Martin; 8. Four; 9. Arsenal; 10. Eliud Kipchoge.

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