Sports quiz 2009: Who did this? And who said that?

Cheats, drugs, wigs and now 'transgressions' - but it's only a game. Paul Newman asks some searching questions... and no cheating by looking at the answers at the bottom of the page!
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Ashes teasers, footy testers and golfing ticklers - so, who did the following?

1. Who revealed that he wore a wig in his first Grand Slam final?

2. Which 42-year-old became manager of the club where his father had been in charge between 1967 and 1973?

3. Who was disciplined for missing England's bus to visit World War One graves in Belgium?

4. Who became the first Asian man to win a major?

5. Who retired after a career in which he had scored 22 international tries and won a World Cup, two Heineken Cups and four Premiership titles?

6. Who denied Australia in Cardiff by staying together for a stunning 37 minutes?

7. Which Premier League manager resigned immediately after leading a successful fight against relegation?

8. Who did Andy Roddick talk to in the crowd after the Wimbledon final when he said "Sorry, Pete, I tried to hold him off"?

9. Which 48-year-old would have won his first major had he not bogeyed the last two holes?

10. Which England international footballer saw his own fans turn against him with banners reading "Go home fraud" and "Here before you, here after you, here despite you"?

11. What honour did Dale Benkenstein, Claire Taylor, Mark Boucher, James Anderson and Neil McKenzie all share?

12. Who walked out on his club only one match into a five-year contract worth £10m?

13. Who became the first Scot to win a championship, just 11 weeks after giving birth to her second daughter?

14. Who caused a stir with gifts of Mulberry handbags worth £230 each?

15. Which national team ended a 61-year wait by winning five out of five?

16. Who became the youngest player to appear in the women's singles at Wimbledon since 1995?

17. Who broke a League record in British football when he went more than 20 hours without conceding a goal?

18. Who won at Wembley for the first time since Alex Murphy inspired their 1974 triumph?

19. Who surpassed in three Tours de France what Barry Hoban achieved in 12?

20. Which 19-year-old Irishman enjoyed his maiden professional victory in Dubai?

21. Who were mauled 28-9 in Johannesburg, suffering their heaviest defeat against their opponents for 35 years?

22. Who became the first British king of Queen's for 71 years?

23. Who became Britain's first individual world champion at the age of 15?

24. Which England team beat Germany 5-3 in the final in Amstelveen to win the European Championship for the first time?

25. And which England team were beaten 6-2 by Germany in the final in Helsinki when they were hoping to win the European Championship for the first time?

Cracking quotes and many memorable outbursts, but who said the following?

1. "My hand's very tender, very sore. I'm pretty sure it's broken. His head is solid, the hardest thing I've ever hit. It was like hitting a brick wall."

2. "You can see every single week how they put [referees] under pressure. We know this. We have seen it before. We have seen players sent off at Old Trafford and we do not see our opponents sent off. It is part of the game. But to complain and to always have an advantage is not fair. We had a meeting in Manchester with managers and FA about the Respect campaign. And I was very clear: forget the campaign because Mr Ferguson was killing the referees, killing Mr Atkinson, killing Mr Hackett. But he is not punished."

3. "The Edgbaston crowd were not the first to boo me this summer – but they were the loudest. Which makes sense, because Edgbaston is famous for being the bullring of English cricket."

4. "I got a call over the weekend off Llambias and Ashley and I went round for a chat. They kindly asked if I would take charge for the remaining eight games and I asked for a little time to think and spoke to a few people. It's a club I love and I, just like many thousands of people, desperately don't want the club to go down."

5. "I'd been shouting for it from 30 to 40 metres out. I had my imagery done, visualised the kick going over, and even had my point picked out. We got closer, David Wallace took it in and you just knew it would be coming back."

6. "I dreamed on Friday night that qualifying would be terrible and so it proved. But I also dreamed I would win the World Championship. I think I thoroughly deserve it. I did the best over the 16 races so far and that is what a World Championship is. I am it. I am world champion."

7. "I had to make one last effort this summer to get back and play against Australia once more. But I accept that I could not be in the training squad for the Ashes because I wasn't one of the best 16 players in the country. I had glimpses of feeling on top of my game again, but I kept getting out for 30s and 40s and it just wasn't happening for me."

8. "I just wanted to make sure that people would be staying. I haven't come in and sat down with Peter or Roman to get a new contract. I've still got three years left on my deal and I've said from day one, to Peter and anyone who will listen, that this is not about a new contract for me."

9. "I knew how to play this golf course. The dream almost came true. I take a lot of warmth, a lot of spirituality. There is something out there, I still believe that, and it helped me along this week."

10. "KP has been very supportive so far. Clearly it is a tough situation for him and I'm sure he has his own side of the story. But I believe very strongly that he did what he felt was in the best interests of the England team as captain and I have no problems with him as a player."

11. "I'm very excited about the game because I grew up as an Everton fan hating Liverpool. And that hasn't changed. We're in pole position in the title race and we know if we can beat Liverpool then that will more or less end their chances of winning the League."

12. "At some stage the IPL will present a great opportunity, but for now I want to put my heart and soul into playing for England. I'm 23 and my boyhood dream was always to play for England and I wouldn't want to put that at risk at my age."

13. "What these players have achieved in the last six weeks should never be underestimated. They have played the world champions in their own backyard and given as good as they have got for three Tests. This is one of the most outstanding Test series I have ever been involved with."

14. "I said at the time and I will say again that, yes, I handled the ball. I am not a cheat and never have been. As a footballer you do not have the luxury of the television to slow the pace of the ball down 100 times to be able to make a conscious decision."

15. "This is certainly up there with my best results, beating a player of his rank and calibre in this atmosphere. I had to play my best tennis to win. He's been a much better player than me over the last year. I was just a little bit better today. To be honest, the last couple of years I didn't know if I'd ever get another chance to play for another Grand Slam title. Now I get to. It's just a dream."

16. "I have let my family down and I regret those transgressions with all of my heart. I have not been true to my values and the behaviour my family deserves. I am not without faults and I am far short of perfect."

17. "He is one of the best in the world. He is in very good form. He was Milan's best player in their last game. The most important thing is that whenever David enters the pitch he always plays well. That is very important for us. He played well every time. Free-kicks, corners, crosses. He is very important."

18. "Every Bolivia goal was a stab in my heart. If we had dreamed this was going to happen before the game we would have thought it was impossible."

19. "My body is telling me things and I've started to listen. I can't just keep playing games here and there waiting to be fit, as much for my sanity as well as the family, who have had to live with me going through two years of rehab out of the past four. It's not ideal, which is why I'm going to draw a line under it after this series."

20. "After my first season in management at Crystal Palace, when it was the blind leading the blind, to still be in management 25 years later, having done another 950 games, I am amazed."

21. "Like any drugs problem you don't know it's happening and then it mounts up and before you know it you have a problem. Drugs are rife in society and I understand now that I have a problem. I have already taken the first steps towards dealing with it. I am ashamed and deeply sorry for the embarrassment and dismay that I have caused the England team and management."

22. "I could not tell you how sorry I am for the embarrassment. I sincerely apologise to the race stewards for wasting their time and making them look silly. I am not a liar or a dishonest person. I am a team player. If the team ask me to do something, I generally do it. But I felt awkward and uncomfortable. This is not an easy thing to do, to step back and realise I was in the wrong. But I was in the wrong. I was misled. For me, the situation is the worst thing I've experienced in my life."

23. "Sir Alex Ferguson is always important for me, not just last season but every season. I am at Manchester United because of him. Ferguson has always helped me and I said to him, 'I want to be part of this club with you. I want to win trophies with you'."

24. "Manchester United is my home. My heart is here. This is where I want to play. The boss believes in this team and so do I. Ever since I joined United he has been like a second father to me."

25. "I am going to speak to you like a friend who is happy to be here. This is the completion of my dream, to be a Real Madrid player."


They did it...

1. Andre Agassi, who admitted in his autobiography to wearing a hairpiece held in place by pins in the 1990 French Open final.

2. Nigel Clough followed in his father Brian's footsteps by becoming manager of Derby County.

3. Andrew Flintoff.

4. Ye Yang, of South Korea, became the first Asian man to win a major golf title when he won the US PGA Championship at Hazeltine.

5. Josh Lewsey, the Wasps and England back.

6. England's last-wicket pair of James Anderson and Monty Panesar kept Australia at bay on the final day of the First Test.

7. Sunderland's Ricky Sbragia.

8. Pete Sampras. Roger Federer's victory over Roddick took him past Sampras' all-time record of 14 Grand Slam titles.

9. Kenny Perry, who lost the Masters after a play-off.

10. David Beckham incurred the wrath of LA Galaxy fans.

11. They were Wisden's five Cricketers of the Year.

12. Sol Campbell, who left Notts County.

13. Catriona Matthew, who won the women's British Open golf tournament at Royal Lytham and St Annes.

14. England's 2018 World Cup bid team, who gave the bags to Fifa's 24 executive committee members.

15. The Ireland rugby union team, who won the Grand Slam for the first time since 1948.

16. Laura Robson, aged 15.

17. Manchester United's Edwin van der Sar.

18. Warrington, who won rugby league's Challenge Cup.

19. Mark Cavendish, who overtook Hoban's British record of eight Tour de France stage wins; he has 10.

20. The golfer Rory McIlroy, who won the Dubai Desert Classic.

21. The South African rugby union team, beaten in the Third Test by the British and Irish Lions.

22. Andy Murray, the first home winner of the pre-Wimbledon tournament at Queen's Club since Bunny Austin in 1938.

23. Tom Daley, who won the 10m platform final at the World Diving Championships.

24. The England men's hockey team.

25. The England women's football team.

They said it...

1. David Haye after beating Nikolai Valuev to become world heavyweight boxing champion.

2. Rafael Benitez, the manager of Liverpool, on Sir Alex Ferguson and Manchester United.

3. Ricky Ponting, captain of the Australia cricket team

4. Alan Shearer on being asked to take temporary charge of Newcastle.

5. Ronan O'Gara on his drop-goal against Wales that clinched rugby union's Grand Slam for Ireland.

6. Jenson Button after winning the Formula One drivers' title in Brazil.

7. Michael Vaughan, the former England cricket captain, on his decision to retire.

8. John Terry explains why he stayed at Chelsea, rejecting overtures from Manchester City.

9. Tom Watson after narrowly failing to win the Open at Turnberry.

10. Andrew Strauss on Kevin Pietersen, his predecessor as England cricket captain.

11. Manchester United's Wayne Rooney looks ahead to facing Liverpool.

12. England cricketer Stuart Broad.

13. Ian McGeechan, head coach of the British and Irish Lions, on their tour of South Africa.

14. Thierry Henry on his handball in France's World Cup play-off against the Republic of Ireland.

15. Andy Roddick after beating Andy Murray in the semi-finals at Wimbledon.

16. Tiger Woods.

17. Fabio Capello, the England coach, on David Beckham.

18. Diego Maradona after his Argentina team lost 6-1 away to Bolivia in a World Cup qualifier.

19. Andrew Flintoff announcing his retirement from Test cricket.

20. Steve Coppell, then at Reading, on his 1,000th match as a manager.

21. The Bath and England rugby union prop forward Matthew Stevens after failing a drugs test.

22. Lewis Hamilton after admitting he had misled race stewards at a hearing after the Australian Grand Prix, when his McLaren team had told him to allow Toyota's Jarno Trulli to pass him behind the safety car, incurring a 25-second penalty.

23. Manchester United's Cristiano Ronaldo in January.

24. Ronaldo before the Champions' League final.

25. Ronaldo after signing for Real Madrid.