Rohan Kanhai (cricket) - former West Indies and Warwickshire batsman who played 79 Tests, born 1935.

Barry Wood (cricket) - former Lancashire, Derbyshire and England opener, born 1942.

Mark Lathwell (cricket) - former Somerset and England batsman, born 1971.

Marcelo Rios (tennis) - Chile's former world number one, born 1975.

Aksel Lund Svindal (skiing) - Norwegian who won overall World Cup titles in 2007 and 2009 and three Olympic medals, including super G gold, in 2010, born 1986.

Hugo Lloris (soccer) - Tottenham and France goalkeeper and captain, born 1986.

Yohan Blake (athletics) - Jamaican sprinter who took silver behind Usain Bolt in the 100m and 200m at the London Olympics and has two Olympic relay golds to his name, born 1989.

Aaron Ramsey (soccer) - Arsenal and Wales midfielder, born 1990.

ON THIS DAY IN SPORT 1908: Texan Jack Johnson became the world's first black heavyweight boxing champion. He was not allowed to fight in his native America because of racial prejudice, but travelled to Sydney where he beat Canadian Tommy Burns when the referee stopped the fight in the 14th round.

1935: Tranmere beat Oldham 13-4 at Prenton Park - a record Football League scoreline. Centre-forward Bunny Bell also went into the record books by scoring nine of Tranmere's goals, but that mark lasted only four months before Luton's Joe Payne scored 10 against Bristol Rovers.

1970: Lillian Board died of cancer, aged only 22. Board had been a 400 metres athletics silver medallist at the 1968 Olympics and won the 800m European title in Athens the following year.

1973: Former England rugby league player Steve Prescott, in whose honour Super League's Man of Steel award is named, was born. Prescott played in Super League for St Helens, Hull and Wakefield before retiring aged 30 due to a knee injury. He died of cancer in 2013, aged 39.

1979: A crowd of 49,309 for the Sheffield derby at Hillsborough became a record for the Football League's old Third Division.

2006: Australia leg-spinner Shane Warne became the first bowler in Test history to claim 700 wickets when he dismissed England's Andrew Strauss in Melbourne.

2012: Nottingham Forest parted company with manager Sean O'Driscoll just hours after a 4-2 home win over Leeds left the club one point shy of the Championship play-off places.

2013: Kevin Pietersen went past Geoffrey Boycott into fourth place among England's top all-time Test run-scorers during a doughty 67 not out in the fourth Ashes Test in Melbourne.

PA SPORT TV LISTINGS Today (Tuesday, December 26) CRICKET: Ashes Fourth Test, Australia v England - BT Sport 1 2300; First Test, South Africa v Zimbabwe - Sky Sports Cricket 1125; Big Bash, Perth Scorchers v Melbourne Stars - BT Sport 2 0800.

SOCCER: Premier League, Tottenham v Southampton - Sky Sports Main Event 1200; Liverpool v Swansea - Sky Sports Main Event 1730; Championship, Burton v Leeds - Sky Sports Main Event 1500; Brentford v Aston Villa - Sky Sports Main Event 1930; Scottish Premiership, Dundee v Celtic - BT Sport 1 1200.

RUGBY UNION: PRO14, Munster v Leinster - Sky Sports Action 1500; Scarlets v Ospreys - Sky Sports Action 1715.

BASKETBALL: NBA, Denver Nuggets v Utah Jazz - BT Sport 2 0200 (Wed).

RACING: Kempton - ITV & STV 1300.

Tomorrow (Wednesday, December 27) CRICKET: Ashes Fourth Test, Australia v England - BT Sport 1 2300; First Test, South Africa v Zimbabwe - Sky Sports Cricket 1125; Big Bash, Brisbane Heat v Sydney Thunder - BT Sport 2 0800.

SOCCER: Premier League, Newcastle v Manchester City - Sky Sports Main Event 1930.

DARTS: PDC World Championship - Sky Sports Main Event 1230 & 2200.

BASKETBALL: NBA, Minnesota Timberwolves v Denver Nuggets - BT Sport 2 0100 (Thu).

ICE HOCKEY: NHL, New York Rangers v Washington Capitals - eir Sport 1 0100 (Thu).

RACING: Kempton and Chepstow - ITV4 1245.