WEEKEND WATCH: Sport On The Box – May 25-26

May 24, 2013

Sport On The Box presents a comprehensive guide to when and where to watch your favourite events this weekend.

With so many great sporting events taking place over one bumper weekend – from Froch v Kessler II to the UEFA Champions League Final, Monaco Grand Prix to French Open tennis and the Aviva Premiership Final to Wentworth’s BMW PGA Championship, it is all set to be a unmissable 48 hours for armchair fans.

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BASKETBALL: BBL Cup Final 2013 – Newcastle Eagles v Leicester Riders – Live on Sky Sports

January 10, 2013

The first piece of silverware in the 2012/13 British Basketball League season is on offer at the NIA as Newcastle Eagles face Leicester Riders in the BBL Cup final, with live coverage on Sky Sports.

Eagles will be defending the Cup they won against Plymouth Raiders last season, a success that provided the springboard for the north east club to complete a clean sweep of all four BBL titles.

Basketball fans will be treated to four quarters of stunning three-pointers and spectacular slam dunks as the country’s two in-form teams going head-to-head in front of a big crowd at the Birmingham’s National Indoor Arena on Sunday, January 13.

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CHRISTMAS WATCH: Today’s Sport on TV – Christmas Day

December 24, 2012

Sport On The Box’s Christmas Watch series returns for the festive period of 2012 as we guide you through all the must-see live sporting events, plus highlighting the best review shows and documentaries as this sensational sporting year draws to a close.

A bumper line-up of specials on Christmas Day across the Sky Sports channels includes Soccer AM and a review of the thrilling 2012 Ryder Cup.

Sky Sports News pays tribute to ‘the voice of darts’ Sid Waddell in a special half-hour programme, plus the BBC News Channel has its own review of the sporting year.

There is also some live sport on offer as India face Pakistan in a T20 cricket international, the Boxing Day test match between Australia and Sri Lanka begins at the MCG, plus there are three live games from the NBA’s traditional Christmas Day fixtures.

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BASKETBALL: NBA agrees new UK TV deal with ESPN

December 5, 2012

The NBA will be back on UK television screens after the league and ESPN announced a new agreement for live coverage of the remainder of the 2012-13 season in the UK and Ireland.

ESPN’s coverage begins this Thursday (December 6) with New York Knicks at Miami Heat, and the channel will bring basketball fans three live games per week throughout the remainder of the regular-season.

No UK TV deal was put in place at the beginning of the season in October, meaning fans missed out on watching the opening games on television and instead had to view them online via subscription on the NBA website.

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BASKETBALL: Sky Sports signs new BBL deal

October 16, 2012

Sky Sports will continue to showcase the best action from the British Basketball League (BBL) after announcing a new one-year rights deal to cover the forthcoming 2012/13 season.

All 25 weeks of British basketball’s premier men’s competitions will be extensively covered by the broadcaster, including live coverage of the BBL Cup Final, Playoff Final, and Trophy Final.

Coverage begins in late October when the current BBL Championship holders Newcastle Eagles face the Leicester Riders in a repeat of last season’s Play-off Final.

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LONDON 2012: Paralympic Games – Meet the C4 team

August 23, 2012

Channel 4’s pioneering coverage of the London 2012 Paralympic Games will be fronted by a ground-breaking team of presenters and reporters who will guide viewers through the biggest Games ever.

Around half of the on-air team are disabled – including eight new faces drawn from a nationwide talent search – and they will be partnered with a selection of established sports broadcasters.

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LONDON 2012: Paralympic Games on Channel 4

August 20, 2012

After years of working and waiting, countless months of heady anticipation, and weeks of building excitement, the London 2012 Paralympic Games have finally arrived.

Channel 4 will provide comprehensive coverage across all 12 days of competition, where viewers will witness unfettered sporting brilliance, courage, talent, triumph and tragedy, as dreams are made and broken in the cauldron of top class competitive sport.

The 2012 Paralympics will be the biggest event in Channel 4’s 30-year history, with almost 500 hours of live coverage will be broadcast during the twelve days of competition, marking the most extensive Paralympic Games coverage ever broadcast in the UK.

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LONDON 2012: Olympics Watch – Sat 11th August

August 10, 2012

A week on from Great Britain’s golden hour on ‘Super Saturday’, Mo Farah returns to the scene of his greatest triumph in a bid to become a double Olympic champion.

He has already played his part in one of the greatest nights in British sporting history and he goes for a second Olympic gold medal in the 5,000m final at 7.30pm.

Great Britain also have strong medal hopes in the diving pool and in the boxing ring.

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LONDON 2012: Olympics Watch – Friday 10th August

August 9, 2012

Is day 14 of the London 2012 Olympic Games redemption day for Britain’s BMX rider Shanaze Reade, four years after her disaster in Bejing?

Reade crashed out of the 2008 Olympic final, which she started as the hot favourite. A world champion since then, she now takes to her home course on the Olympic Park looking to make up for that lost time.

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LONDON 2012: Olympics Watch – Thurs 9th August

August 8, 2012

Thursday promises great action across a broad range of events, starting in Hyde Park’s Serpentine lake at midday when Great Britain’s Keri-Anne Payne takes on the marathon swim.

Each entrant will swim six laps of the course as they aim to win the Olympic title, with Payne among the favourites to claim gold, having finished second four years ago in Beijing, where the event made its debut in the Games.

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LONDON 2012: Olympics Watch – Weds 8th August

August 7, 2012

Among all the fairytales that Great Britain’s success at London 2012 seems to be throwing up by the day, the triumph of a fifty-something who have battled back from career-threatening injuries surely ranks among the most remarkable.

Nick Skelton (above), who at the age of 54 is competing in his sixth consecutive Olympic Games, drew on all his experience in a nerve-jangling jump-off to help deliver Great Britain’s first showjumping gold medal in 60 years at a euphoric Greenwich Park on Monday.

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LONDON 2012: Olympics Watch – Tuesday 7th August

August 6, 2012

More medals are expected to roll in for Great Britain on day eleven of the Games, including three big finals with outstanding British hopes bring track cycling to a conclusion inside the Olympic Velodrome.

But Tuesday’s number one highlight for Team GB could come in Hyde Park from 11.30am, where triathlon’s wonder brothers Alistair and Jonny Brownlee finally take part in the race they have been told they will win for years.

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