PA Sports Trivia (4/1/23) | This is local London

Susan Devoy (squash) – five-time world champion from New Zealand, born in 1964.

Guy Forget (Tennis) – Former world number four and former Davis Cup France captain, born 1965.

Johnny Nelson (boxing) – Former WBO Cruiserweight Champion, born 1967.

David Toms (Golf) – American former Ryder Cup player and 2001 US PGA Champion, born 1967.

David Millar (Cycling) – Former World Silver Medalist and Commonwealth Champion, born 1977.

James Milner (Football) – Liverpool midfielder, born 1986.

Younes Kaboul (Football) – Former France, Tottenham and Watford defender, born 1986.

Russell Martin (Football) – Former Norwich and Scotland defender, currently Swansea manager, born 1986.

Toni Kroos (Football) – Real Madrid and Germany midfielder, born in 1990.

Derrick Henry (Gridron) – Heisman Trophy-winning running back who plays for the Tennessee Titans, born in 1994.


1936: Alexander Obolensky, son of a Russian prince, scored twice for England in a 13-0 win over the All Blacks at Twickenham.

1967: Donald Campbell, son of Sir Malcolm Campbell, died trying to break the world speed record in his Bluebird boat on Coniston Water in the Lake District.

1991: Twelve-year-old Fu Mingxia won the world title in women’s platform jumping, making China the youngest-ever world champion of any sport.

2004: Phil Taylor won his 11th world title when he defeated Kevin Painter 7-6 in the final of the PDC World Championship in Purfleet.

2007: Rangers manager Paul Le Guen left the club by mutual consent after a tumultuous tenure at Ibrox.

2008: The Dakar Rally was canceled due to safety threats to competitors.

2012: Harlequins and England scrum-half Danny Care was kicked out of England’s Six Nations squad after his arrest for drunk driving. Care was later banned from driving for 16 months after appearing in court.

2016: Real Madrid announced that manager Rafael Benitez had left the club and Zinedine Zidane took over as manager of the team for his first term.

2017: Dele Alli’s double denied Chelsea a record-breaking 14th straight win and fired Tottenham back into the Premier League title race.

2018: Andy Murray announced he had pulled out of the Australian Open with a hip injury.


Today (Wednesday, January 4th)

SOCCER: Premier League, Crystal Palace v Tottenham – Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League 1930; Serie A, Salernitana – AC Milan – BT Sport 1 1130, Sassuolo – Sampdoria – BT Sport 2 1130, Spezia – Atalanta – BT Sport 1 1330, Turin – Hellas Verona – BT Sport 2 1330, Rome – Bologna – BT Sport 1 1530, Lecce – Lazio – BT Sport 2 1530, Cremonese – Juventus – BT Sport 1 1730, Fiorentina – Monza – BT Sport 2 1730, Inter Milan – Naples – BT Sport 1 1930, Udinese – Empoli – BT Sport 2 1945.

CRICKET: Second Test, Pakistan v New Zealand – Sky Sports Main Event 0500 and Sky Sports Cricket 0450; Third Test, Australia v South Africa – BT Sport 1 2330; Big Bash League, Perth Scorchers v Sydney Thunder – Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Cricket, 1200; Women’s T20 Super Smash, Central Hinds v Auckland Hearts – BT Sport 2 2145; T20 Super Smash, Central Stags v Auckland Aces – BT Sport 2 0130 (Thu).

Tomorrow (Thursday, January 5)

SOCCER: Premier League, Chelsea v Manchester City – Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League 1830.

CRICKET: Second Test, Pakistan v New Zealand – Sky Sports Main Event 0500 and Sky Sports Cricket 0450; Third Test, Australia v South Africa – BT Sport 1 2330; T20 Super Smash, Northern Brave v Otago Volts – BT Sport 2 0145 (Fri); Women’s T20 Super Smash, Northern Brave v Otago Sparks – BT Sport 2 0530 (Fri).

GOLF: PGA, The Sentry Tournament of Champions – Sky Sports Main Event 2300 and Sky Sports Golf 1915.

BASKETBALL: NBA, Denver Nuggets v Los Angeles Clippers – Sky Sports Main Event 0300 (Fri).


1. Who won the women’s singles title at the Australian Open in 2022?

2. Who was Newcastle’s manager when they came back from a 4-0 deficit against Arsenal in 2011?

3. Which country will England’s men face in their first Rugby World Cup game later this year?

4. Donovan Mitchell scored 71 points in an NBA game this week, but who is he playing for?

5. When was Sheffield Wednesday last in the Premier League?

6. Which country topped the medal table at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham last summer?

7. Who holds the record (set in 2013) for being the youngest player in the Solheim Cup?

8. How many Olympic gold medals has British gymnast Max Whitlock won – two, three or four?

9. Which city will host the Super Bowl next month?

10. What sport do the Cardiff Devils play?

ANSWERS: 1. Ashleigh Barty; 2. Alan Pardew; 3. Argentina; 4th Cleveland Cavaliers; 5. 1999-2000; 6. Australia; 7. Charley Hull; 8. three; 9. Glendale, Arizona; 10. Ice Hockey.

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