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This day in history: 9th August

Miami Heat v Oklahoma City Thunder - Game One

Derek Fisher turns 39 today.

Basketball:

1974: Birthday of Derek Fisher, who has five NBA championships with the LA Lakers. He currently plays for Oklahoma City and is also the president of National Basketball Players Association (NBPA).

1966: Vinny Del Negro was born today. He played as a point guard for San Antonio Spurs and headed Chicago Bulls as a coach from 2008 to 2010 and the Los Angeles Clippers from 2010 to 2013.

Olympics:

1936: Jesse Owens won his 4th gold medal at the Berlin Olympics

Cricket:

1992: The last day of Test cricket for England‘s David Gower.

Tennis: 

1938: Rod Laver from Australia was born today. This tennis ace holds the record for most singles titles won in the history of tennis, with 200.

Football:

1966: Filippo Inzaghi was born today.

2011: Atalanta captain Cristiano Doni received a 3 and half-year ban for match-fixing.

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