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David Beckham celebrates after sending England to the 2002 World Cup (Livesportcentre.com)

On this day in 2001: David Beckham fires England to 2002 World Cup

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The Three Lions captain produced a wonderful display against Greece.
Muhammad Ali won the world heavyweight title three times during his career (LIvesportcentre.com)

On this day in 1980: Muhammad Ali loses final world heavyweight title fight

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The three-time world heavyweight champion had sparred with Larry Holmes for several years.
Gene Tunney and Jack Dempsey before their showdown in Chicago (Livesportcentre.com)

On this day in 1927 – Gene Tunney and Jack Dempsey meet in Chicago...

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Tunney had won the title in Philadelphia a year earlier.
Mario Balotelli failed to spark at Liverpool (Livesportcentre)

On this day 2014: Liverpool sign Mario Balotelli as Luis Suarez replacement

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Brendan Rodgers turned to the Italian after Suarez left for Barcelona.
Crusaders head coach Scott Robertson is keen to be involved with the British and Irish Lions (livesportcentre.com)

Scott Robertson keen to help Warren Gatland on Lions tour to South Africa

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The Crusaders coach missed out on the New Zealand job to Ian Foster.
Jamaica’s Usain Bolt set a new world record to win the men’s 200m final in Berlin in 2009 (Livesportcentre)

On this day in 2009: Jamaica’s Usain Bolt smashes 200m world record in Berlin

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Bolt stormed to gold in the Olympic Stadium in 19.19 seconds
Peter Crouch celebrates in front of Liverpool fans after scoring against Chelsea during Community Shield.(livesportcentre.com)

Picture of the day Peter Crouch – August 13

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Peter Crouch won the Community Shield for Liverpool on this day in 2006.
Steffi Graf retired aged only 30 as one of the most successful tennis players ever (Livesportcentre)

On this day in 1999 – Steffi Graf announces retirement at age of 30

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The German stunned the tennis world by quitting the game two months after winning her 22nd major title
Zinedine Zidane celebrates scoring for France in the 1998 World Cup final (Livesportcentre)

On this day in 2004: – Zinedine Zidane retires from international football

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Zidane announced his retirement at the age of 32 before returning to play for France a year later
Paul Pogba arrived back at Old Trafford on this day in 2016 (Livesportcentre)

On this day in 2016 – Manchester United pay high price to re-sign Paul...

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The French midfielder left Old Trafford to enjoy a successful spell at Juventus before returning to Manchester for £89million