Sporting yesterdays: This is what happened on this day

A look back in sporting history

By Bob Westerdale
Sunday, 21st June 2015, 9:57 am
Sporting days gone by
Sporting days gone by

1814: The MCC and Hertfordshire played the first match at the present-day Lord’s, after the original ground laid by Sir Thomas Lord was moved to the St John’s Wood site it still occupies.

1937: Joe Louis knocked out defending champion James J Braddock in Chicago to become world heavyweight champion.

2004: Inverness were promoted to the Bank of Scotland Premier League when top-flight clubs voted in their favour after they appealed against a decision to reject them.

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2010: France captain Patrice Evra was dropped to the bench for his side’s World Cup Group A match against South Africa following a row between the squad and coach Raymond Domenech.

2012: Danish Kaneria was handed a life suspension by the England and Wales Cricket Board after being found guilty of two charges of spot-fixing. His then Essex team-mate Mervyn Westfield was given a five-year ban after pleading guilty to one offence.

2014: Nico Rosberg won the Austrian Grand Prix, with Lewis Hamilton forced to settle for second.