2013: Sheffield United’s George Long named in England U21 squad.
2013: Sheffield Wednesday boss Dave Jones bemoaned the budget strings at the club: “Things are tight” he said.
2012: Sheffield Wednesday discovered injured midfielder Chris Lines could be out for three months - the night before they had beaten Kilmarnock 4-1 in a friendly.
2012: Sheffield United defender Darryl Westlake said there was “absolutely no reason” the Blades could not get back to the Premier League.
2012: Britain’s Nicola Adams became the first woman boxing champion in Olympic history after taking gold in the the women’s flyweight division and shortly afterwards Katie Taylor won Ireland’s first gold of the London Games by winning the women’s lightweight division.
2011: England’s friendly against Holland and various other matches were called off due to rioting in London and across England.
2010: Martin O’Neill resigned as Aston Villa manager.
2009: England crashed to an innings-and-80-run defeat against Australia in the fourth npower Test at Headingley to set up an Ashes decider at The Oval.
2009: England withdrew from the World Badminton Championships in the Indian city of Hyderabad because of “a specific terrorist threat” against the event.
2007: England spinner Ashley Giles, who was part of the 2005 Ashes-winning side, retired from cricket.
2006: Former Wimbledon mixed doubles champion John Lloyd was appointed Great Britain Davis Cup captain.
2004: West Brom striker Lee Hughes was jailed for six years after being found guilty of causing death by dangerous driving following a trial at Coventry Crown Court.
2003: Manchester United youngster Jimmy Davis was killed in a car crash omn the M40 on his way to play on loan for Watford against Coventry. The game was postponed as a mark of respect for the 21-year-old.
2002: Bradford, now with debts of some £36million and in administration, were granted permission to play their opening game of the season against Wolves after the Football League received assurances over a proposed financial rescue package.
2000: Former Sheffield Wednesday striker Benito Carbone signed a four-year contract for Premier League Bradford on a free transfer from Aston Villa for a reported salary of £40,000 a week.
1990: Joe Mercer, who guided Manchester City to the league title in 1968, died aged 76.
1984: British decathlete Daley Thompson set a new world record of 8,847 points to retain his Olympic title in Los Angeles.