Happy Birthday

MERVYN KING (darts) – Two-time BDO World Championship runner-up, born 1966.

PAUL POGBA (soccer) – France midfielder, formerly with Manchester United, born 1993.

It happened...

1877: Test cricket was inaugurated when James Lillywhite’s touring England team met the Australians at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

1991: Ukrainian pole vaulter Sergey Bubka became the first man to clear 20 feet (6.1 metres) indoors

What’s on TV?


FOOTBALL: Women’s Super League, Chelsea v Arsenal – Sky Sports Premier League 1830.

RUGBY UNION: Premiership Rugby Cup, Gloucester v Leicester – TNT Sports 1 1900.

RUGBY LEAGUE: Leeds v St Helens – Sky Sports Action 1930.

TENNIS: BNP Paribas Open – Sky Sports Tennis 2030.

GOLF: Players Championship – Sky Sports Golf 1130.

CYCLING: Men’s Bredene Koksijde – Eurosport 2 1330.

HORSE RACING: Cheltenham Festival – ITV 1 1300.


FOOTBALL: Premier League, Fulham v Tottenham – Sky Sports Premier League 1700; FA Cup, Wolves v Coventry – ITV 1 1130, Manchester City v Newcastle – BBC One 1710; Championship, Swansea v Cardiff – Sky Sports Football 1200.

RUBGY UNION: Six Nations, Wales v Italy – BBC One 1345 and S4C 1330, Ireland v Scotland – ITV 1555, France v England – ITV 1920.

RUGBY LEAGUE: Hull v Leigh – Sky Sports Action 1455, Catalans v Castleford – Sky Sports Action 1725.

TENNIS: Paribas Open – Sky Sports Tennis 1800.

GOLF: Players Championship – Sky Sports Golf 1400.

CYCLING: Milan-San Remo – Eurosport 2 0830.

BOXING: Nathan Heaney v Brad Pauls – TNT Sports 1 1830.

HORSE RACING: Uttoxeter – ITV 4 1315.

BASKETBALL: NBA, Houston Rockets v Cleveland Cavaliers – TNT Sports 4 2000.


FOOTBALL: FA Cup, Chelsea v Leicester – BBC One 1220, Manchester United v Liverpool – ITV 1445; Women’s Super League, Brighton v Manchester City – BBC Two 1230; Championship, Leeds v Millwall – Sky Sports Football 1500; National League, Oxford City v Halifax Town – TNT Sports 1 1145.

RUGBY LEAGUE: London Broncos v Warrington – Sky Sports Action 1455.

TENNIS: Paribas Open – Sky Sports Tennis 1730.

GOLF: Players Championship – Sky Sports Golf 1400.

CYCLING: National French Cup – Eurosport 2 1500.

BASKETBALL: NBA, Milwaukee Bucks v Phoenix Suns – TNT Sports 2 1700, Dallas Mavericks v Denver Nuggets TNT Sports 2 and BBC Three 2030.

Sports quiz

1. Anthony Joshua claimed a second-round knockout victory over Francis Ngannou on Friday but who was the last fighter to lose inside two rounds to the British heavyweight?

2. What venue will host England’s home Euro 2025 qualifier with Republic of Ireland on July 12?

3. Who was England’s leading wicket-taker in the recent five-match Test series with India?

4. Ollie Bearman is the first English driver to race for Ferrari in Formula One since who?

5. How many tries did Duhan Van Der Merwe score in the 2023 Six Nations?

6. Who ended Emma Raducanu’s run at last year’s BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells?

7. What year did Jurgen Klopp first take on Pep Guardiola as a manager?

8. How many wins did jockey Hollie Doyle claim in her record-breaking 2019 season?

9. Where do rugby league club London Broncos play their home matches in the Super League?

10. Who scored the winning goal when Emma Hayes won her first FA Cup with Chelsea in 2015?

Answers: 1 Charles Martin; 2 Carrow Road; 3 Tom Hartley (22); 4 Nigel Mansell; 5 Three; 6 Iga Swiatek; 7 2013 (in charge of Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich respectively); 8 116; 9 Plough Lane; 10 Ji So-yun.