On this Day in 2000: Schumi ends Ferrari's drought

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Prancing hero: Schumacher.

On this day 16 years ago, Michael Schumacher took Ferrari’s first F1 drivers’ championship in over 20 years when he beat Mika Hakkinen in a back and forth tussle at the Japanese Grand Prix.

Schumacher started from pole but was beaten into the first corner by Hakkinen and only reclaimed the lead thanks to a Ross Brawn strategy from the Ferrari pit wall.

The battle continued to rage until the last lap and Hakkinen ended up crossing the finish line just 1.8 seconds behind Schumacher.

“I didn’t think I had done enough. But as I went down the pit lane, Ross Brawn was saying ‘it’s looking bloody good!’ It was the most amazing moment of my racing career,” said Schumacher.

1972: Jackie Stewart wins the final race of the 1972 F1 season ahead of Tyrrell team-mate Francoise Cevert, to land the team a record-breaking $97,500 in prize money.

1987: The fourth cricket World Cup gets underway. Co-hosts Pakistan begin with a tight 15-run victory over Sri Lanka.

2011: The United States national football team get their first win under new manager Jurgen Klinsmann, beating Honduras 1-0 in a friendly.

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IN PICS: This week's best sporting quotes

These sports stars were not short of a few words this week.

It has been another highly eventful week in the sporting world, one that saw a number of the biggest names in sport open up.

Roy Keane talked that infamous tunnel incident with Patrick Vieira back in 2005, while Tyson Fury addressed his drug problem and Jamie Vardy names his pick to play him in his Hollywood movie.

What got you talking this week and which is your favourite quote from our list?

Share your thoughts by commenting below, using #360fans on Twitter or getting in touch via Facebook.

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On this Day in 2003: England drop Ferdinand after missed drug test

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Ferdinand faced an FA hearing.

On this day 13 years ago, Rio Ferdinand was omitted from the England squad to face Turkey in their crucial Euro 2004 qualifier after failing to attend a drugs test.

Ferdinand was due to take the test at Manchester United’s Carrington training facilities but forgot the date and went shopping instead.

He returned to Carrington when he remembered, only to be told he was too late to take the test.

The Manchester United defender passed a subsequent test the following day but had irked the England FA.

An inquest was opened and Ferdinand was handed an eight-month ban.

He eventually returned to the England setup and went on to make 81 appearances for his country before retiring.

2000: Kevin Keegan resigned as England coach after the 1-0 defeat by Germany in the final match to be played at the old Wembley stadium.

2006: England suffered humiliation at the hands of Macedonia for the second time in four years as they were held to a goalless draw in their European Championship qualifier at Old Trafford.

2009: Avram Grant was appointed as the new director of football at Portsmouth. He went on to become manager but could not save the club from relegation.

2010: England’s Rebecca Adlington won a swimming gold medal in the women’s 800m freestyle final at the Commonwealth Games.

2012: West Indies won the ICC World Twenty20 title, beating Sri Lanka by 36 runs in the final in Colombo.

2015: Bryan Habana equalled Jonah Lomu’s World Cup try-scoring record as he led South Africa into the quarter-finals with a crushing 64-0 victory over the United States.

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