FOOTBALL: FA Women’s Cup Final 2013 – Arsenal v Bristol Academy – Live on BBC Two

May 20, 2013

Women’s football’s showpiece match of the season takes place at Doncaster’s Keepmoat Stadium as Arsenal Ladies take on Bristol Academy in the 2013 FA Women’s Cup Final.

This year marks 20 years since the Football Association took over the running of the women’s game and the 2013 final will be staged at the home of Doncaster Rovers Belles, one of women’s football’s most famous clubs, who won the first Women’s Cup under the FA’s auspices in 1994.

The match also returns to terrestrial television for the first time since 2009 as BBC Two and BBC Two HD screens live coverage on Sunday, May 26, signalling the start of an amazing summer of women’s football with the UEFA Women’s Euro 2013 finals following in July.

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FOOTBALL: Barclays Premier League 2012/13 – Final day live on Sky Sports

May 15, 2013

Sky Sports will focus on the race for fourth place on the final day of the 2012/13 Barclays Premier League season on Sunday, May 19.

North London rivals Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur fight for the last remaining qualification spot for next season’s UEFA Champions League as they both face north-east opposition in Newcastle United and Sunderland respectively.

All 10 final day Premier League games kick-off simultaneously at 4.00pm with Sky Sports 1 showing Arsenal’s trip to Newcastle from 3pm while Tottenham’s home clash against Sunderland on Sky Sports 2 from 3.55pm.

Goal flashes, score updates and up-to-the-minute analysis of the final day games will be shown on Gillette Soccer Special (Sky Sports News) and Final Score (BBC Two), while BBC One’s Match of the Day will have comprehensive highlights of all 10 games at 10.25pm.

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FOOTBALL: Arsenal star Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain signs up for BT Sport

April 25, 2013

Arsenal and England star Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is to feature in a series of TV adverts for BT Sport, as well as appear as a regular guest on the channel’s football coverage from next season.

Oxlade-Chamberlain, 19, who has ten England caps, has signed up to become a BT Ambassador, alongside Tottenham’s Gareth Bale and England rugby legend and new BT pundit Lawrence Dallaglio.

‘The Ox’ will be one of the current players at the forefront of BT’s marketing campaigns to promote BT Sport ahead of its launch in July, with the channel set to screen 38 live Premier League games a season, including 18 of the top picks, for three years starting in August. 

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FOOTBALL: Sky Sports and ESPN announce live Premier League games for May

April 9, 2013

Sky Sports and ESPN have announced their final set of live Barclays Premier League fixtures for the 2012/2013 season as another enthralling campaign reaches its climax in May.

Six games will be shown on Sky Sports during the closing days of the season, including key clashes for sides at both ends of the table.

ESPN will broadcast its final live Premier League game on Saturday, April 4, featuring relegation-threatened Queens Park Rangers against Arsenal at Loftus Road.

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FOOTBALL: UEFA Champions League 2012/13 – Last 16, 2nd Legs – Live on ITV & Sky Sports

March 3, 2013

The knockout stages of Europe’s premier club competition continues in early March with eight second leg ties from the last 16 of this season’s UEFA Champions League – all broadcast live on ITV and Sky Sports.

ITV has live coverage of the deciding legs of two huge European clashes as Manchester United and Real Madrid lock horns at Old Trafford on March5, followed a week later by AC Milan’s trip to the Nou Camp to defend a 3-1 lead against the mighty Barcelona..

Sky Sports will screen all the other six ties over the two remaining matchdays in the last 16 phase, including the deciding legs in the Arsenal v Bayern Munich and Celtic v Juventus ties, where the British sides have a mountain to climb if they are to assure progression to the quarter-finals.

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FOOTBALL: FA Cup 2012/13 – 6th Round Draw – Live on ITV

February 14, 2013

The draw for the Sixth Round proper of the 2012/13 FA Cup with Budweiser will be shown live on ITV this Sunday, February 17, as the world greatest domestic cup competition moves towards the quarter final stage.

Former England manager Graham Taylor, an FA Cup runner-up when boss of Watford in 1984, will make the draw alongside ex-Barnsley chief Simon Davey.

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FOOTBALL: Sky Sports and ESPN announces live Premier League games for April

February 13, 2013

Sky Sports and ESPN have announced the latest set Barclays Premier League fixtures it will broadcast live as the season begins to reach a climax.

The Manchester derby features as part of Sky’s line-up of 12 live Premier League games during April, with an additional two live matches on ESPN.

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FOOTBALL: UEFA Champions League 2012/13 – Last 16, 1st Legs – Live on ITV & Sky Sports

February 9, 2013

Europe’s premier club competition enters the knockout stages in February and all 16 games from the last 16 of this season’s UEFA Champions League will be broadcast live on ITV and Sky Sports.

ITV has live coverage of the first legs between Celtic and Juventus, followed by Arsenal’s tough tie against last season’s runners-up Bayern Munich.

Then two mouthwatering second legs follow exclusively live on ITV as Manchester United host Jose Mourinho’s Real Madrid at Old Trafford, with Barcelona to come a week later.

Sky Sports will screen all the other 12 ties over four matchdays in the last 16 phase, including the deciding legs in the Arsenal v Bayern Munich and Celtic v Juventus ties, plus the first legs ties between Real Madrid and Manchester United, as well as AC Milan v Barcelona.

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FOOTBALL: FA Cup 2012/13 – 5th Round Draw – Live on ITV

January 25, 2013

The draw for the Fifth Round proper of the 2012/13 FA Cup with Budweiser will be shown live on ITV this Sunday, January 27.

One of competition’s most famous giant-killings will be remembered when Kevin Ratcliffe and Nigel Jemson make the all-important Fifth Round draw at Wembley Stadium.

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FOOTBALL: Copa Libertadores 2013 – Live on ESPN

January 22, 2013

ESPN will provide extensive coverage of South America’s premier club cup competition, the Copa Libertadores, including every game from quarter-final stages onwards exclusively live.

The 2013 edition of the continent’s equivalent of the UEFA Champions League will feature big names such as Ronaldinho, Luis Fabiano and Alexandre Pato.

ESPN will air a total of 32 games throughout this year’s tournament, starting with the first stage preliminary qualifying rounds on Wednesday, January 23, as Brazil’s Sao Paulo take on Bolivian outfit Bolívar, with further live games from the competition to be announced in due course.

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FOOTBALL: Sky Sports and ESPN announces March’s live Premier League games

January 18, 2013

Sky Sports and ESPN have confirmed its latest batch of live Barclays Premier League games for the month of March featuring some key clashes in the race for the title.

A dozen live games will be broadcast on Sky Sports, the stand-out highlight being the north London derby between Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal on March 3, while ESPN will screen three fixtures exclusively live, including Reading’s trip to Manchester United on March 16.

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