RACING: Investec Derby 2013 – Live on Channel 4

May 26, 2013

Britain’s richest horse race – the Investec Derby, considered the most prestigious of the UK’s five classics – returns to Channel 4 for the first time in 13 years.

Dating back to 1780, the Epsom Derby is still ranked the greatest flat race in the world and with winnings of £1.25m it has one of the biggest prize pots in UK racing, matched only by the prestige that victory on the famous course brings.

Ten live races will be broadcast on Channel 4 over the two days, featuring the Investec Oaks on Friday, May 31, followed by the blue-riband Investec Derby on Saturday, June 1, at 4.00pm.

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FOOTBALL: David Beckham and Sky join forces to promote grassroots sport

April 18, 2013

David Beckham is to join Sky Sports as an ambassador promoting its grassroots sport initiative Living for Sport.

Described as a ‘long-term partnership’, the deal will see Beckham play a leading role across the breadth of Sky’s work to support grassroots sport and encourage participation across Britain and Ireland.

The former England captain, who now plays for France’s Ligue 1 leaders Paris St-Germain, will also feature in adverts to promote the media giant’s range of live sport and services.

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CYCLING: Oprah Winfrey’s interview with Lance Armstrong to be broadcast on Discovery in the UK

January 14, 2013

Lance Armstrong will break his long silence over allegations that he cheated his way to seven Tour de France titles in his first ‘no-holds-barred’ interview with US talk-show host Oprah Winfrey.

Armstrong will address the alleged doping scandal, years of accusations of cheating and charges of lying about the use of performance-enhancing drugs throughout his storied cycling career.

The interview will be broadcast in two parts, this first of which will air in the United States at 9pm ET on Thursday, January 17, and viewers in the UK can watch a live simulcast of the full interview on the Discovery Channel or online via Oprah.com at 2.00am GMT, early on Friday morning.

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FOOTBALL: David Beckham’s MLS finale – Live on ESPN

November 28, 2012

ESPN will broadcast a selection of programmes dedicated to David Beckham as he prepares to depart the MLS after five years in the United States.

The channel will air a live one-hour special edition of ESPNFC Press Pass entitled Beckham’s Goodbye To Hollywood on Friday, December 1, which includes an exclusive one-on-one interview with the former Manchester United and Real Madrid star himself.

Then on Saturday night, ESPN will have live and exclusive UK coverage of the MLS Cup Final between Beckham’s Los Angeles Galaxy and the Houston Dynamo, as Beckham tries to help Landon Donovan, Robbie Keane and the rest of his Galaxy teammates to a second straight title.

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RACING: QIPCO British Champions Day 2012 – Live on BBC One

October 15, 2012

The climax to the QIPCO British Champions Series takes place this Saturday as Flat racing’s end-of-season championship event at Ascot crowns the best horses of 2012.

QIPCO British Champions Day brings the curtain down on an exciting and historic season, with the headlines set to be dominated by what is probably the final appearance of the feted Frankel, regarded in some quarters as the best racehorse in history.

BBC Sport will have all the action covered on what promises to be a memorable occasion for thousands of racegoers and fans on Saturday, October 20.

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