Ian St John memories, Michèle Mouton and Stephen Hendry’s return | Football

1) Ian St John died this week on the age of 82. It was the Saint’s extra-time header against Leeds at Wembley that gained Liverpool their first FA Cup in 1965. Signed in 1961, and in partnership with Roger Hunt, he was the star ahead of Invoice Shankly’s group which established the membership as certainly one of English soccer’s finest, as seen here in a TV tribute to his previous mentor broadcast in 1981. After spells managing Motherwell and Portsmouth, Saint moved right into a TV profession. Right here he’s crossing the Merseyside divide to attend Everton training earlier than the 1984 FA Cup ultimate. It was as co-presenter as Saint and Greavsie that he made his fame. Right here the pair are joined by Bobby Robson, Alex Ferguson and future Sky Information man Jeremy Thompson to preview an elaborate-looking draw for the 1986 World Cup. Saint was joined by a very different-looking Greavsie for one memorable section of the present. Right here’s a few full episodes from 25 March 1989 and 5 January 1991 with a lot of clips here. And who can neglect the 1992 Rumbelows Cup quarter-final draw, the place Saint allowed one Donald Trump to fill in?

2) Are you able to resist this piece of backheeled genius from Notts County’s Elisha Sam?

Puskas contender Elisha Sam scores stunning backheel volley for Notts County  – video
Puskas contender Elisha Sam scores beautiful backheel volley for Notts County – video

3) This week noticed the return of Stephen Hendry, maybe the best snooker participant of all, with apologies to Ronnie O’Sullivan and Tony Meo. The seven-time world champion lost 4-1 to Matthew Selt within the first spherical of the Gibraltar Open however did handle a 776th career century break on his return to the inexperienced baize. Right here’s him at his finest before his retirement in 2012, when he signed off with a 147 at the Crucible. He gained his last world title in 1999.


4) Mathieu van der Poel, the Dutch nationwide biking champion, was favorite to win the Le Samyn one-day race however his handlebars snapped within the closing kilometres. He then led out Alpecin-Fenix teammate Tim Merlier with his hands on the tops to collect the win.

5) Michèle Mouton is essentially the most profitable feminine rally driver of all time. She took four victories and completed runner-up within the drivers’ world championship in 1982, shining amid the wildest and most terrifying years of the game. Watch her in motion on the Goodwood Festival of Speed in 1999 and profiled by BBC Breakfast in 1983. She even discovered time to take Barney Ronay for a spin in 2008 earlier than the Race of Champions, which she co-founded in 1988.

6) Two NBA legends collectively however Dwayne Wade stayed awake whereas Shaquille O’Neal fell asleep in his CPAP sleep apnea mask.

1) “Impeccable hurdling!” Grant Holloway breaks Colin Jackson’s 60m hurdles world record, and there’s not a brilliant spike in sight.

2) The previous Eire prop Gary Halpin died final week aged 55. Halpin scored a memorable try (with an much more memorable celebration) towards the All Blacks on the 1995 World Cup.

3) On board at Le Mans with Jaguar’s Mike Hawthorn again in 1956.

4) Ian Fitch’s GSX-1000 engined, energetic aero assisted SuperQuad hillclimber is a factor to behold at full throttle.

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