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On this day: local national and international sport

On this Day

On this Day

Saturday, August 2

1987: Mike Tyson beat the IBF champion Tony Tucker on points over 12 rounds in Las Vegas to become the first undisputed world heavyweight champion since Leon Spinks in 1978.

1992: Snooker star Ronnie O’Sullivan’s record run of 38 consecutive match wins in ranking tournaments was ended by Sean Storey.

2006: Leeds owner Ken Bates reported his former club Chelsea to the Football Association, Premier League and FIFA after claiming they recruited two Elland Road youngsters by making illegal approaches. The West Yorkshire club eventually accepted a settlement fee.

2008: Surrey’s Mark Ramprakash scored the 100th first-class century of his career in the LV= County Championship Division One match against Yorkshire at Headingley.

2009: Sheffield United manager Kevin Blackwell and players teamed up with Yorkshire Cricket Club, Sheffield Sharks, Sheffield Eagles and Sheffield Scimitars players in an Open day.

2012: Sir Chris Hoy won his fifth Olympic gold medal as he, Philip Hindes and Jason Kenny won cycling men’s team sprint, while American Michael Phelps claimed his 16th gold medal by winning the men’s 200m individual medley.

2013: Sheffield Wednesday signed former Hull City defender Kamil Zayatte on a two-year contract.

2013: Sheffield United claimed victory in the first match of the 2013-14 Football League season with a 2-1 win over 10-man Notts County.

 

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