CYCLING: Tour Series 2013 – Highlights on ITV4

May 12, 2013

Fast-paced city centre bike racing returns to ITV4 this May and June with the 2013 Pearl Izumi Tour Series.

Starting in Kirkcaldy, Fife, on May 14 and concluding in Ipswich a month later, ten teams of five professional cyclists battle it out at each of the 11 rounds held on weekday evenings in town and city centres across the UK, as they aim for the right to be crowned the best team in Britain.

An hour-long highlights show of every round will be broadcast on ITV4 in a evening slot the day after each event takes place.

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SNOOKER: ITV4 to screen 2013 Haikou World Open

February 19, 2013

ITV will broadcast its first major ranking world snooker event for 20 years when it covers the Haikou World Open in China from February 25-March 3.

Featuring many of the sport’s biggest names, current champion Mark Allen will be defending his title against the likes of world number one Judd Trump, John Higgins, Mark Selby, Ding Junhui and 2010 World Open winner Neil Robertson.

The action takes place on Hainan Island and there is a top prize of £85,000 up for grabs. ITV4 and British Eurosport will have extensive coverage of the event throughout the week.

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SNOOKER: Welsh Open 2013 – Live on BBC Wales & Eurosport

February 8, 2013

The best snooker players on the planet will be in Newport for the 2013 BetVictor Welsh Open with live coverage on BBC Wales and British Eurosport.

The tournament runs from February 11-17 at the Newport Centre and will feature leading players such as world number one Mark Selby, John Higgins, Judd Trump, defending champion Ding Junhui and Welsh wizards Mark Williams and Matthew Stevens.

The BBC Wales-televised event is one of snooker’s longest standing world ranking events, ever-present on the calendar since 1992.

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DARTS: McCoy’s Premier League Darts 2013 – Live on Sky Sports

February 5, 2013

The biggest names in world darts embark on a 14-week long roadshow across the UK as they entertain packed-out arenas in the 2013 edition of the McCoys Premier League.

Now in its ninth year, the competition will see ten elite players battle it out for a chance to reach May’s finals at the O2 Arena in London.

The tournament features a bold new format for 2013 as it expands from eight to ten players for the new season, with Sky Sports screening live coverage of all the action over 14 consecutive weeks, starting in Belfast on February 7.

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DARTS: Betfair World Cup of Darts 2013 – Live on Sky Sports

January 29, 2013

Take your place as the arrows fly once again at the Alsterdorfer Sporthalle in Hamburg for the 2013 PDC World Cup of Darts.

The top two throwers from 24 nations will step up to the oche to battle in straight knockout competition and Sky Sports will show all three days of the £150,000 event exclusively live.

England’s pairing of Phil Taylor and Adrian Lewis lifted the title in 2012 after defeating Australian duo Simon Whitlock and Paul Nicholson in a breathtaking final.

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SNOOKER: World Snooker Shoot Out 2013 – Live on Sky Sports

January 21, 2013

Barry Hawkins will begin the defence of his title when the Betfair World Snooker Shootout breaks into life at the Circus Arena in Blackpool from January 25-27, exclusively live on Sky Sports.

The fast-paced tournament sees 64 of the world’s best players step up to the baize for one-frame matches in a spectacular three-day knockout event with a hefty prize purse going to the victor.

This innovative quick-fire event was re-introduced by World Snooker in 2011 and features a shot-clock and a random draw, with all entrants chasing a top prize of £32,000.

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DARTS: William Hill Grand Slam of Darts 2012 – Live on Sky Sports

November 5, 2012

Thirty-two of the world’s greatest players descend on the Wolverhampton Civic Hall for the 2012 William Hill Grand Slam of Darts, live on Sky Sports.

Held over nine days, the competition was the first in the UK to see players from the sport’s rival organisations, the Professional Darts Corporation (PDC) and the British Darts Organisation (BDO).

Since the inaugural tournament in 2007, this unique event has established itself as one of the toughest and most competitive tournaments on the world darts circuit, and is only open to the very best.

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TV: BBC overhauls Sports Personality of the Year

October 19, 2012

The BBC will bring the curtain down on a phenomenal year for British sport in a revamped Sports Personality of the Year ceremony.

Given the calibre and number of potential candidates that 2012 has produced, the corporation has decided to extend the shortlist to 12 sportspeople, an increase from 10 in previous years.

The selection process to determine the final shortlist has also been overhauled, with former SPOTY nominees, sports journalists and broadcasters included on an expert panel that will decide the final 12.

Rounding off what has been a sensational sporting year, viewers will decide their BBC Sports Personality of the Year during the live broadcast from Excel, London, on Sunday, December 16 on BBC One.

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GOLF: Ryder Cup 2012 on Sky Sports & BBC TV

September 17, 2012

The finest golfers from the United States and Europe go head-to-head for glory as one of sport’s greatest rivalries is rekindled in the 39th edition of the Ryder Cup.

With Europe aiming to retain the trophy against a resurgent US team in front of a patriotic and partisan American crowd at the Medinah Country Club, the tournament promises to be yet another highlight of an extraordinary year of sport.

Sky Sports will have exclusive live coverage of all the drama and excitement across all three days in Illinois, with free-to-air highlights on BBC TV at the end of each day’s play.

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LONDON 2012: Olympic Games – Football

January 1, 2000

The Football competition kicks off the London 2012 Olympic Games two days before the opening ceremony.

Spread across six major grounds around the UK, it promises to offer all the drama that fans of the game have come to expect from major international tournaments. 

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LONDON 2012: Olympic Games – Hockey

January 1, 2000

Hockey demands speed, stamina and a mastery of intricate hand-eye coordination.

Played by teams of eleven on an outdoor pitch, the sport is a long-time Olympic favourite, offering non-stop action over 14 days of competition.

Every match will be played at the brand-new Riverbank Arena inside the Olympic Park.

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