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On this day in sporting history...tomorrow, February 10

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1893: Bill Tilden, who became the first American to win the Wimbledon men’s singles title in 1920, was born. He also won seven US Opens. He died aged 60 on June 5, 1953.

1992: Former world heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson was found guilty of rape. He later received a six-year prison sentence.

2000: John Barnes was sacked as Celtic boss.

2003: The Premier League rejected Charlton’s claim that their 4-1 defeat to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge was played on an artificial surface. Chelsea had covered the pitch in sand in preparation for a complete relaying of the surface. The Blues, however, were fined £5,000 for breaching rules regarding conduct between two clubs.

2004: Nottingham Forest appointed Joe Kinnear as manager.

2007: Jonny Wilkinson became the all-time leading points scorer in the Five and Six Nations after scoring a third-minute penalty against Italy at Twickenham. Wilkinson kicked five penalties in total as England struggled to a 20-7 win.

2008: Dwain Chambers returned from a drugs ban to win the 60 metres final at the World Indoor trials in SHEFFIELD, meaning UK Athletics had to select him to run in Valencia, where he won a silver medal.

2008: Egypt retained the African Nations Cup with a 1-0 win over Cameroon.

2011: The England and Wales Cricket Board confirmed former England all-rounder Trevor Bailey had died in a house fire.

 

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