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Blast from the past: Scheckter sails to victory in Monaco


Blast from the past: Scheckter sails to victory in Monaco

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1979 — Jody Scheckter wins his second straight Formula One race, taking the Monaco Grand Prix two weeks after his Belgian triumph to move to the top of the drivers’ championship. 

2000 — Simon Ramoni survives three knock-downs before forcing Englishman Patrick Mullings, himself down twice in the early rounds, to quit in the eighth round to retain his IBO junior-featherweight title in London. Ramoni had won the belt from Mullings in 1998. 

2010 — Playing at the refurbished Soccer City for the first time, Bafana Bafana beat Colombia 2-1 in a World Cup warm-up match. Amazingly, all three goals came from penalties. Teko Modise scored first, though it was his second attempt after his first had been saved, but the linesman ruled the goalkeeper had moved too early. Giovanni Moreno equalised for the visitors and Katlego Mphela made it 2-1 for the home side. It later emerged that this was one of five Bafana warm-up matches influenced by an Asian betting ring. ..

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