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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RUGBY UNION: Aviva Premiership Final 2013 – Leicester v Northampton – Live on ESPN

May 20, 2013

After nine months of compelling drama just two sides remain in the hunt to be crowned champions of England in the 2013 Aviva Premiership Final at Twickenham.

Leicester Tigers, finalists in each of the last nine years, take on Northampton Saints who will be making their debut in English rugby union’s showpiece occasion.

ESPN will broadcast its last Aviva Premiership Final exclusively live from Twickenham on Saturday, May 25, with extended highlights on ITV and Sky Sports.

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FOOTBALL: FA Cup Final 2013 – Manchester City v Wigan Athletic – Live on ITV & ESPN

May 4, 2013

After nine months since more than 700 clubs began their FA Cup journey, just two sides remain in the battle to lift football’s most famous trophy as the 2012/13 FA Cup Final takes place at Wembley Stadium.

In an age where the allure of Premier League riches and the search for European glory occupy most clubs and fans’ minds, the Cup Final continues to proudly stand out as the showpiece event in any football season and this year’s final is set to be no different.

ITV Sport and ESPN will have comprehensive coverage of the 132nd edition of this famous British sporting occasion on Saturday, May 11, which will see five-time winners Manchester City take on Cup Final debutants Wigan Athletic.

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FOOTBALL: BT Sport signs up Fellaini and Sturridge

May 3, 2013

Everton star Marouane Fellaini and Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge have teamed up to help launch BT’s new sports channels.

Fellaini, 25, and Sturridge, 23, will be rivals on the pitch for the Merseyside derby on Sunday but the duo are on the same team as BT Ambassadors and co-stars in TV ads for BT Sport.

Both players will also feature in BT Sport programmes as well as marketing and promotional materials for BT Sport, which are expected to roll out across various media outlets from May 6.

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BOXING: Klitschko v Pianeta & Mayweather v Guerrero – Live this Saturday

April 30, 2013

Two unmissable fights take place this Saturday night (May 5) featuring two of the biggest names in boxing.

First up, Wladimir Klitschko puts his WBA, WBO, IBO and IBF heavyweight titles on the line against undefeated Italian Francesco Pianeta in Mannheim, Germany, exclusively live on ESPN.

Then in the early hours of Sunday morning, the world’s top pound-for-pound fighter Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather Junior defends his WBC World Welterweight title against Robert ‘The Ghost’ Gurrero at the MGM Grand Arena, Las Vegas, live and exclusive on BoxNation.

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RUGBY UNION: Aviva Premiership – Final round live games confirmed by ESPN & Sky Sports

April 22, 2013

ESPN and Sky Sports have announced their live match selections for the final round of the 2012/13 Aviva Premiership season.

Billed as ‘Super Saturday’, three games will shown on Saturday, May 4, with all of them set to play a role in deciding the semi-final line-up and the final Heineken Cup qualification place.

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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: FA Cup 2012/13 – Semi Finals – Live on ITV & ESPN

April 8, 2013

World football’s oldest domestic cup competition reaches the semi-final stage as the road to Wembley towards FA Cup glory draws ever nearer for the four remaining sides in the competition.

Both semi-final ties will be screened live on ITV and ESPN over the weekend of April 13-14 with a place in the prestigious final at Wembley Stadium up for grabs.

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FOOTBALL: UEFA Europa League 2012/13 – Quarter Finals, 2nd Legs – Live on ITV & ESPN

April 1, 2013

Some familiar names from the world of European football adorn the 2012/13 UEFA Europa League season and ITV and ESPN will be following the competition every step of the way to the final in May at the Amsterdam ArenA.

The knockout phase of this season’s competition continues with the second legs of the quarter-final stages with a place in the last four at stake for three English clubs.

ITV has live coverage of Tottenham’s clash against FC Basel, as well both legs of Newcastle United’s tie Portuguese giants Benfica, both of which will be shown on ITV4.

Chelsea’s tie against Russian side Rubin Kazan will shown exclusively live on ESPN, with the second leg between Lazio and Fenerbahce also live on the subscription channel.

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FOOTBALL: FIFA World Cup 2014 Qualifiers – March 22-26 – TV Guide

March 18, 2013

The road to next year’s FIFA World Cup in Brazil continues as the latest set of crucial qualifying matches take place over a busy period of international football from March 22-26.

England’s two away qualifiers against San Marino and Montenegro will be shown exclusively live on ITV, while the highly anticipated home nations clash between Scotland and Wales at Hampden Park is live on Sky Sports.

Also in action are five-time world champions and next year’s hosts Brazil, with ITV4 screening live coverage of their two friendly internationals against Italy in Geneva and Russia at Stamford Bridge.

In addition, UK users can watch a variety of European qualifying matches for FREE via the Qualifiers 2014 YouTube channel:

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FOOTBALL: FA Cup 2012/13 – Semi Final Draw – Live on ITV

March 7, 2013

The last FA Cup draw of the 2012/13 season takes place at Wembley Stadium this Sunday, March 10, as the four remaining teams find out who they will face in the Semi Finals.

Graeme Le Saux and Edgar Davids will be on hand at the national stadium to make the FA Cup Semi-Final draw live on ITV and ITV HD at approximately 6.35pm.

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

March 3, 2013

World football’s oldest domestic cup competition reaches the Sixth Round stage as the road to Wembley towards FA Cup glory reaches the last eight.

All four quarter-final ties will be screened live on ITV and ESPN over the weekend of March 9-10 with the prize at stake a place in the Semi-Finals at Wembley Stadium.

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