On this day: Tiger Woods roars to his 12th major victory

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Tiger Woods

When Tiger Woods was at his peak as a golfer, there have been few, if any, players in history who’ve been as dominant. The American has an amazing 14 major championship titles to his name, with the 12th having come on this day in 2006.

The setting was Medinah for the 88th edition of the PGA Championship, with Woods winning the tournament for the third time in his career, finishing five shots ahead of runner-up Shaun Micheel.

Woods was unstoppable in the third round, shooting a course record with a 7-under 65, before holding on to the lead on the final day to move to 12-0 in majors when leading or sharing the lead after 54 holes.

1991: Dan Marino passes Joe Montana as the highest-paid NFL player with a five-year, $25m contract.

1993: Colin Jackson runs the 110m hurdles in a world record of 12.91s.

2009: Usain Bolt wins the 200m at the 12th World Championships in Athletics.

2012: South Africa become the top-ranked Test cricket nation following their victory over England.

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Today's birthdays: Negredo, Joseph, King

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(L-R): Negredo, Joseph, King

Former Sevilla and Manchester City striker Alvaro Negredo, who currently play for Middlesbrough in the Premier League, was born on this day in 1973.

Negredo, who turns 31 today, still has plenty to offer in the English top flight and scored on the opening weekend of the new campaign.

A robust, physical forward, Negredo is known for his aerial threat and powerful style of play.

1931: Don King, American boxing promoter who has promoted some of the sport’s biggest names (85).

1988: Jerryd Bayless, American basketball player for the NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers, playing the guard position (28).

1991: Cory Joseph, American basketball player for the Toronto Raptors and 2014 NBA champion with Spurs (25).

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Today's birthdays: Materazzi, Thiam, Fernandez

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(L-R): Materazzi, Thiam, Fernandez.

Former Everton and Inter Milan defender Marco Materazzi, who won the World Cup with Italy in 2006, was born on this day in 1973.

Materazzi, who turns 43 today, is probably best known for his spell at Inter and his coming together with Zinedine Zidane in the 2006 World Cup final that saw the Frenchman headbutt Materazzi.

A robust, physical defender, Materazzi was known for his aggressive brand of play.

Often sees as divisive, the Italian won five Serie A titles in his career, as well as four Coppa Italia trophies and the 2010 Champions League.

Last year he was manager of Indian Super League side Chennaiyin FC.

Sid Going (73) – former New Zealand scrum-half, who won 29 caps between 1967 and 1977, born 1943.

Gordon Brand Jnr (58) – two-time Ryder Cup player and winner of eight events on the European Tour, born 1958.

Mary Joe Fernandez (45) – former doubles champion at Australian, French Open and two-time Olympic gold medallist, born 1971.

Ryan Taylor (32) – former Newcastle and Hull defender, born 1984.

Nafi Thiam (22) – Belgium’s newly-crowned Olympic heptathlon champion, born 1994.

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