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ON THIS DAY IN SPORT.

1972: Off-spinner Pat Pocock had one of the most prolific spells in first-class cricket while playing for Surrey against Sussex at Eastbourne. He took five wickets in six balls, six wickets in nine balls and seven in 11 balls.

1979: Sebastian Coe broke his third world record in six weeks at Zurich when he set a new best for the 1,500 metres. The other records broken during that span were the 800m and the mile.

2001: Manchester United suffered one of the most embarrassing defeats in their history when they lost a Champions League qualifier 1-0 to Hungarian minnows Zalaegerszeg in Budapest. The Red Devils won the second leg 5-0 at Old Trafford. 2005: England drew the third Ashes Test against Australia at Old Trafford en route to a series victory.

2006: West Ham striker Dean Ashton broke his ankle in training with England following his first call-up to the national squad.

2008: Men''s cycling team sprint final trio Chris Hoy, Jamie Staff and Jason Kenny won the Olympic gold medal for Great Britain in Beijing.

2009: Sussex won the Twenty20 Cup, beating Somerset by 63 runs in the final at Edgbaston.

2010: Andy Murray won the Toronto Masters title with a 7-5 7-5 win over Roger Federer in the final.

2011: Keegan Bradley won the USPGA Championship at the Atlanta Athletic Club after a play-off against fellow American Jason Dufner.
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