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PA Sports Trivia (19/08/2022) | Chelmsford Weekly News

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Lenny Richards (tennis) – Born in 1934, transgender former American player and coach of Martina Navratilova.

Syd Going (Rugby Union) – Former New Zealand scrumhalf, 29 caps between 1967 and 1977, born in 1943.

Mary Jo Fernandez (tennis) – Former Australian Open and French Open doubles champion, born in 1971, and two-time Olympic gold medalist.

Marco Materazzi (Football) – Born in 1973, former Everton and Inter Milan defender who won the World Cup with Italy in 2006.

Ryan Taylor (Football) – Former Wigan, Newcastle and Hull defender, born 1984.

Nico Hulkenberg (auto racing) – German Formula 1 driver born in 1987.

Nafi Thiam (Athletics) – Belgian two-time Olympic heptathlon champion born in 1994.

Harry Tofolo (football) – Nottingham Forest left-back, born 1995.

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1953: England retake Ashes at The Oval after a 19-year hiatus. Dennis Compton hit the decisive stroke to give Len Hutton’s side his eight-wicket win in his fifth and final Test.

1999: 19-year-old Robbie Keane completes a £6m move from Wolves to Coventry, becoming the most expensive teenager in English football at the time.

2001: Ferrari’s Michael Schumacher becomes world champion for the fourth time after winning the Hungarian Grand Prix in Budapest.

2004: Leslie Lowe wins the individual silver medal for Great Britain in the three-day eventing event at the Olympic Games in Athens. He was later upgraded to Gold after Germany’s Bettina Hoy lost an appeal to a 12-point penalty.

2008: A great day for Great Britain at the Beijing Olympics, with Victoria Pendleton and Chris Hoy winning gold in cycling, Christine Ohluog in track and Paul Goodison in sailing in the laser class.

2013: Sussex release England spinner Monty Panether after completing an investigation into his drunken behavior outside a Brighton nightclub. Panesar had been fined by police after being kicked off the property for urinating on a club bouncer.

2014: Scottish Lowland League University of Stirling makes history with the appointment of Shelley Carr as manager. Scottish professional football clubs in the league just below her league have appointed a female manager for the first time at that level in the UK.

2017: England beat the West Indies by an innings and 209 runs at Edgbaston in the first day-night test played in England.

2018: Novak Djokovic defeats Roger Federer 6-4 6-4 in the Cincinnati Masters final to become the first player to win all nine ATP Masters 1000 tournaments since the series began in 1990.

2020: Ronald Koeman resigns as Dutch manager to become head coach of Barcelona.

2021: Glamorgan win the Royal London One-Day Cup, beating Durham by 58 runs in the final at Trent Bridge.


Today (Friday, August 19)

Football: Sky Bet Championship, Norwich v Millwall – Sky Sports Football 1930, Sky Sports Main Event 2000; Ligue 1, Lyon v Troyes – BT Sport 1 1945.

Cricket: Test, England v South Africa – Sky Sports Main Event 1015-1300 and 1330, Sky Sports The Hundred 1015. The Hundred (Men), Birmingham Phoenix v Northern Superchargers – Sky Sports The Hundred 1830; 1st International, West Indies v New Zealand – BT Sport 2 1845.

RUGBY LEAGUE: Betfred Super League, Hull FC v Wakefield – Sky Sports Action 1930.

Golf: D+D Real Czech Masters – Sky Sports Golf 1200; BMW Championship – Sky Sports Golf 1700.

Cycling: Tour of Denmark – Eurosport 1 1430; Vuelta a España – Eurosport 1 1715.

Snooker: European Masters – Eurosport 2 1430-1730 and 1900.

Motorcycle: MotoGP, Austrian Grand Prix practice – BT Sport 2 0800.

Sports: European Championships – BBC Two 0900-1345 and 1800, BBC One 1345.

Racing: York’s Ebor Festival – ITV and STV 1330.

Tomorrow (Saturday, August 20)

Football: Premier League, Tottenham v Wolves – BT Sport 1 1130, Bournemouth v Arsenal – Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League 1700. Cinch Premiership, Hibernian v Rangers – Sky Sports Football 1200. Vanarama National League, Notts County v Chesterfield – BT Sport 1 1700; Serie A, Turin v Lazio – BT Sport 2 1730, Inter Milan v Spezia – BT Sport 1 1930; Ligue 1, Marseille v Nantes – BT Sport 2 2000; MLS, New York Red Bulls v FC Cincinnati – Sky Sports Main Event 2300.

Cricket: Test, England v South Africa – Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports The Hundred 1015. The Hundred (Men), Trent Rockets v London Spirit – Sky Sports The Hundred 1845, Sky Sports Main Event 1930.

Boxing: World Heavyweight Title Fight Build-Up, Oleksandr Usyk v Anthony Joshua – Sky Sports Action 1800 (fight at Sky Sports Box Office).

Golf: D+D Real Czech Masters – Sky Sports Golf 1130; BMW Championship – Sky Sports Golf 1600, Sky Sports Main Event 2200.

Cycling: Tour of Denmark – Eurosport 1 1245; Vuelta a Espana – Eurosport 1 1400.

Snooker: European Masters – Eurosport 2 1900.

Motor Racing: WRC, Rally Belgium – BT Sport 4 1000.

Motorcycles: MotoGP, Austrian Grand Prix Practice – BT Sport 2 0800. Qualifying – BT Sport 2 1100.

Sports: European Championships – BBC Two 0900-1315 and 1630, BBC One 1315.

Baseball: MLB, Atlanta Braves v Houston Astros – BT Sports 2 0000 (Sun).

Racing: York’s Ebor Festival – ITV 1325.

PA Sports Quiz

1. How many gold medals did Andrea Spendrini Siriex win at the Commonwealth Games?

2. Who is the captain of the South African men’s test team?

3. Who won his first PGA TOUR title at the FedEx St. Jude Championship in Memphis?

4. Who will win the Women’s Rugby World Cup?

5. Which Women’s Super League club does Scottish defender Jen Beattie play for?

6. Which team did the LA Rams win in the 2022 Super Bowl?

7. How many Grand Slam singles titles has Maria Sharapova won in her career?

8. Where did Wolves sign Portuguese midfielder Mateus Nunez from?

9. Which driver represents AlphaTauri in Formula 1?

10. Who is the current men’s 100 title holder?

Answer: 1. Two. 2. Dean Elgar; 3. Will Zaratris; 4. New Zealand; 5. Arsenal; 6. Cincinnati Bengals; 9. Pierre Guthrie and Yuki Tsunoda. 10. Southern Brave.