On This Day In Sport

A look back at some of the key sporting events on this day down the years...

1926: The largest crowd ever for a boxing match – 120,757 – gathered to watch Gene Tunney and Jack Dempsey’s heavyweight clash at the Sesquicentennial Stadium in Philadelphia.

1986: Liverpool thrashed Fulham 10-0 in their League Cup second round first-leg match.

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2008: A Football Association arbitration hearing ruled in favour of Sheffield United in their claim for compensation from West Ham over the Carlos Tevez affair.

2009: Former Arsenal and Tottenham defender Sol Campbell left Notts County by mutual consent having played just one first team game for the League Two club.

2010: Boxer Ricky Hatton’s licence was withdrawn by the British Boxing Board of Control after they laid charges of “bringing boxing into disrepute arising out of incidents of alcohol and drug abuse by him which had been reported widely across the media”. Hatton, who won world titles at light welterweight and welterweight, lost his comeback fight to Vyacheslav Senchenko in 2012 and subsequently announced his retirement from boxing.

2012: Former England captain John Terry retired from international football.

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2013: Uncapped trio Gary Ballance, Ben Stokes and Boyd Rankin were named in England’s 17-man squad for the Ashes series in Australia.

2013: Noel King was appointed as the Republic of Ireland’s interim senior manager following the departure of Giovanni Trapattoni. Martin O’Neill replaced King in November.

2014: Liverpool had to come through an epic 14-13 penalty shoot-out to get the better of Sky Bet Championship side Middlesbrough at Anfield and book their place in the fourth round of the Capital One Cup.

2016: Middlesex beat Yorkshire by 61 runs to win the Specsavers County Championship for the first time since 1993.

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2017: Hughie Fury lost his WBO heavyweight title fight to Joseph Parker by majority decision in Manchester.

2018: Tiger Woods won the season-ending Tour Championship, his 80th PGA Tour win and first since 2013, while Justin Rose won the FedEx Cup and the accompanying 10million-dollar bonus prize.


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