The Herald - Sport - - UPDATE -

1975 Ge­orges Car­pen­tier died, aged 81. He had been one of boxing’s most ver­sa­tile cham­pi­ons – hav­ing by the age of 19 held Euro­pean ti­tles at wel­ter­weight, mid­dleweight, light-heavy­weight and heavy­weight. Car­pen­tier be­came world light-heavy­weight cham­pion be­tween 1920 and 1922.

2000 Manch­ester United hit five past Southamp­ton in front of a new Premier­ship record crowd of 67,581.

2003 Leeds an­nounced a record pre-tax loss of £49.5m, tak­ing their debts to £78m. On the pitch they lost 3-1 to arch ri­vals Manch­ester United as striker Alan Smith was em­broiled in con­tro­versy for throw­ing a bot­tle back into the crowd af­ter it landed on the El­land Road pitch.

2008 Tony Adams was named the new man­ager of Portsmouth. He parted com­pany with the club the fol­low­ing Fe­bru­ary.

2009 Portsmouth were placed un­der an em­bargo which pre­vented them from reg­is­ter­ing new play­ers; Former Test um­pire David Shep­herd died fol­low­ing a long bat­tle with can­cer.

2012 Manch­ester City ap­pointed Spa­niard Txiki Be­giris­tain as their new di­rec­tor of foot­ball.

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