Today in sport, May 19: TV listings, Man City and Liverpool legends depart

Most days are great days when you are a sports fan, but both Liverpool and Man City fans have been forced to say goodbye to legends on this day in years gone by.

On this day in sport

1970: Bobby Charlton scored his 49th and last goal for England, against Colombia in Bogota, in a warm-up game for the World Cup in Mexico. His record was broken by Wayne Rooney in 2015.

1990: Monica Seles ended Steffi Graf's record of 66 consecutive victories when she beat her 6-4 6-3 in the final of the German Open.

1992: Barcelona made it third time lucky as they won the European Cup, with Ronald Koeman scoring the only goal against Sampdoria at Wembley. In their previous two appearances in the final, the Catalan side had lost to Benfica in 1961 and Steaua Bucharest in 1986.

1996: After playing more than 650 games and scoring 346 goals for Liverpool, striker Ian Rush left Anfield on a free transfer to join Leeds.

2002: Scotland suffered their fourth successive defeat under new boss Berti Vogts when they were beaten 2-0 by South Africa in Hong Kong, making the German the first ever Scotland manager to lose his opening four matches in charge of the national side.

2008: Newcastle midfielder Joey Barton was jailed for six months at Liverpool Crown Court after admitting charges of assault and affray in relation to a confrontation outside a McDonald's restaurant in the city in December.

2013: Real Madrid president Florentino Perez announced coach Jose Mourinho would leave Real Madrid at the end of the season. The Portuguese rejoined former club Chelsea on June 3.

2019: Premier League champions Manchester City held a victory parade, with Vincent Kompany bidding an emotional farewell to the club in front of 100,000 fans.

Upcoming sport TV listings

Today (Wednesday May 19)

Soccer

Tottenham v Aston Villa - Sky Sports Main Event 17:00

Harry Kane and Spurs celebrate a goal
Harry Kane and Spurs celebrate a goal

Everton v Wolves - Sky Sports Premier League 17:00

Newcastle v Sheffield United - Sky Sports Arena, Sky Sports Mix 17:00

Crystal Palace v Arsenal - BT Sport 1 18:30

Burnley v Liverpool - Sky Sports Main Event 20:00

West Brom v West Ham - Sky Sports Premier League 20:00

Lincoln v Sunderland (League One play-offs) - Sky Sports Football, Sky Sports Main Event 17:30

Atalanta v Juventus (Coppa Italia) - BT Sport 2 19:45.

Cycling

Giro d'Italia - Eurosport 1 11:50, S4C 14:00.

Baseball

MLB, Minnesota Twins v Chicago White Sox - BT Sport 3 18:00

San Diego Padres v Colorado Rockies - BT Sport/ESPN 21:00.

Basketball

NBA, play-in tournament, Memphis Grizzlies v San Antonio Spurs - Sky Sports Main Event 00:30 (Thu).

Tomorrow (Thursday May 20)

Soccer

Tranmere v Morecambe (League Two play-offs) - Sky Sports Main Event 17:30

SPFL, Scottish Premiership play-off final first leg - Sky Sports Premier League 19:30, Sky Sports Main Event 20:00.

Golf

PGA Championship - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Golf 13:00, Sky Sports Main Event 22:30.

Motor Sport

Monaco GP, practice 1 - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports F1 10:00. Practice 2 - Sky Sports F1 13:45.

Lewis Hamilton file photo
Lewis Hamilton file photo

Cricket

County Championship, Surrey v Middlesex - Sky Sports Cricket 10:30.

Cycling

Giro d'Italia - Eurosport 1 10:15, S4C 14:00.

Baseball

MLB, Tampa Bay Rays v Baltimore Orioles - BT Sport/ESPN 17:30

Oakland Athletics v Houston Astros - BT Sport 1 20:30

Pittsburgh Pirates v Atlanta Braves - BT Sport/ESPN 00:00 (Fri).

Basketball

NBA, play-in tournament, Los Angeles Lakers v Golden State Warriors - Sky Sports Main Event 03:00 (Fri)

Friday May 21

Soccer

Blackpool v Oxford (League One play-offs) - Sky Sports Main Event 19:30

Ellis Simms strikes to send Blackpool into the play-offs in good heart
Ellis Simms strikes to send Blackpool into the play-offs in good heart

Golf

PGA Championship - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Golf 13:00, Sky Sports Main Event 22:30

Rugby Union

European Rugby Challenge Cup, Leicester Tigers v Montpellier - BT Sport 1 19:00

Cricket

County Championship, Surrey v Middlesex - Sky Sports Cricket 10:55, Sky Sports Main Event 11:00

Cycling

Giro d'Italia - Eurosport 1 11:20, S4C 14:00.

Motor Sport

World Superbikes, Ciudad del Motor de Aragon free practice - Eurosport 2 09:30, Ciudad del Motor de Aragon free practice 2 - Eurosport 2 14:00.

World Rally Championship, World Rally Championship in Portugal - BT Sport 1 14:30, BT Sport 2 19:00.

Baseball

MLB, Cincinnati Reds v Milwaukee Brewers - BT Sport/ESPN 00:00 (Sat)

San Francisco Giants v Los Angeles Dodgers - BT Sport 3 02:30 (Sat)

Basketball

NBA, play-in tournament - Sky Sports Main Event 01:00 (Sat)

Notable birthdays

Keith Fletcher (cricket) - former England captain and team manager, born 1944.

Iker Casillas (soccer) - former Porto, Real Madrid and Spain goalkeeper, born 1981.

Iker Casillas holds the World Cup trophy aloft
Iker Casillas holds the World Cup trophy aloft

Petr Cech (soccer) - former Chelsea, Arsenal and Czech Republic goalkeeper, born 1982.

Chris Froome (cycling) - British winner of the Tour de France in 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017, born 1985.

Dexter Blackstock (soccer) - former QPR and Nottingham Forest striker, born 1986.

Tonia Couch (diving) - former British Olympic diver and European 10-metre synchro champion, born 1989.

Sarah Taylor (cricket) - Former England wicketkeeper, born 1989.

Piotr Zielinski (soccer) - Napoli and Poland midfielder, born 1994.

Top Trivia

It seems Vincent Kompany was always destined for greatness. In many ways, he was the trailblazer for the golden Belgian generation that we see today, and made his full international debut while just 17-years-old.