EQUESTRIAN: Longines Global Champions Tour – Live from London’s Olympic Park on BBC One

June 5, 2013

Top-class international show jumping returns to London almost a year on from the 2012 Olympics, as the fourth round of the Longines Global Champions Tour takes place at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Many of Team GB’s gold medal-winning team from last year’s Games will compete for a top prize of €450,000 as the prestigious worldwide series is staged for the first time in the city.

The world’s top 40 riders, including Team GB gold medallists Nick Skelton, Scott Brash and Ben Maher, will be taking part in this spectacular event at the Olympic Park which will be broadcast live on BBC One this Saturday (June 8).

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FOOTBALL: FIFA World Cup 2014 Qualifiers – Live in June

June 4, 2013

World Cup qualifying returns for a bumper stretch across June with significant action in Europe, Asia, Africa, North and South America. 

Scotland’s tricky away qualifier against Croatia in Zagreb is live on both BBC Two Scotland and ESPN on June 7, while Sky Sports will screen the Republic of Ireland’s qualifying encounter against the Faroe Islands in Dublin on the same night.

A host of other top international clashes will be shown on ESPN, British Eurosport and Premier Sports, plus UK users can watch a variety of European qualifying matches for FREE via the Qualifiers 2014 YouTube channel, including Portugal v Russia live on this site from 8.45pm.

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FORMULA 1: Canadian Grand Prix 2013 – Live on BBC One & Sky Sports F1

June 4, 2013

After two races in Europe, Formula 1 is once again moves into flyaway mode as the circus travels to Montreal for the Canadian Grand Prix.

The semi-street Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, named after the legendary late Canadian driver, will test every element of a Formula 1 driver’s repertoire and never fails to provide an entertaining grand prix.

Both BBC Sport and Sky Sports F1 will broadcast live coverage of every session throughout the weekend, all of which will be at viewer-friendly times with both qualifying and the race in primetime evening slots.

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FORMULA 1: Monaco Grand Prix 2013 – Live on Sky Sports F1, Highlights on BBC One

May 21, 2013

The treasured jewel in Formula 1’s crown and one of the world’s most famous sporting events – the Monaco Grand Prix – plays host to the sixth round of the 2013 season, exclusively live on Sky Sports F1 HD.

An ever-present on the Formula 1 calendar, the famous street circuit and its luxurious backdrop annually delivers one of the most eagerly anticipated events in world motorsport.

Sky Sports F1 is pulling out all the stops to give viewers the ultimate race weekend experience as it screens all three practice sessions, qualifying and the race exclusively live. Free-to-air highlights of qualifying and the race will be shown on BBC One.

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FORMULA 1: Spanish Grand Prix 2013 – Live on BBC TV & Sky Sports F1

May 7, 2013

After a thrilling start to the season during the first four flyaway races, Formula 1 returns to action in its spiritual heartland of Europe for this weekend’s Spanish Grand Prix.

Traditionally this is the race where teams bring major upgrade packages to the track, whilst the layout of the Circuit de Catalunya will give both the drivers and their cars a thorough examination.

BBC Sport and Sky Sports will both broadcast live coverage of every practice session, qualifying and the race throughout the Spanish Grand Prix weekend on May 10-12.

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FOOTBALL: UEFA Europa League 2012/13 – Semi Finals, 2nd Legs – Live on ITV & ITV4

April 22, 2013

The 2012/13 UEFA Europa League campaign is down to a final four as Basel, Benfica, Chelsea and Fenerbahce contest for a place in the final of the continent’s second major prize at the Amsterdam ArenA.

Though two of these teams have never come this far before, the other two can list European Cup successes on their CVs, including last year’s Champions League winners Chelsea, who will fly the flag for English football in the semi-finals.

Both legs of each Europa League semi-final tie will be shown exclusively on ITV Sport. Chelsea’s tie against FC Basel will be shown on ITV, while Fenerbahce’s clash with Benfica is live on ITV4.

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FORMULA 1: Bahrain Grand Prix 2013 – Live on Sky Sports F1 & Highlights on BBC One

April 17, 2013

Three very different races and three very different winners – the start of the 2013 season has provided the unpredictability and excitement everyone had been hoping for.

Now it’s to the desert as the Formula 1 circus returns to Bahrain for round four, a weekend which will again be closely scrutinised by the world’s press as human rights protesters threaten to disrupt the country’s most high-profile sporting event.

Sky Sports F1 will screen all three practice sessions, qualifying and the race exclusively live, as well as the second round of the GP2 Series. Free-to-air highlights of qualifying and the race will be shown on BBC One.

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FORMULA 1: Chinese Grand Prix 2013 – Live on BBC TV & Sky Sports F1

April 9, 2013

The teams and drivers of Formula 1 will continue their bid for dominance this weekend when they descend on Shanghai’s International Circuit for the tenth Chinese Grand Prix (April 12-14).

With debates over team orders continuing to rage, and the break having presented the paddock with time to head back to Europe to finalise upgrades for the season’s second double-header, there’s plenty to look forward to.

BBC TV will cover its first live Grand Prix of the 2013 season in China with all sessions available to watch free-to-air on BBC One and BBC Two throughout the weekend.

As always, Sky Sports F1 will screen comprehensive coverage of every on-track session live from the third round of the Formula 1 World Championship.

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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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FORMULA 1: Malaysian Grand Prix 2013 – Live on Sky Sports F1 & Highlights on BBC One

March 19, 2013

After a thrilling start to the season, the Formula 1 circus moves on to Malaysia and arguably the best of the Hermann Tilke-designed tracks – the Sepang International Circuit.

Since joining the F1 calendar in 1999, this race has thrown up a number of classics – particularly since it adopted a late-afternoon timeslot, meaning heavy rain is always a possibility given the country’s tropical climate.

Sky Sports F1 will screen all three practice sessions, qualifying and the race exclusively live, as well as the first round of the GP2 Series. Free-to-air highlights of the key moments will be shown on BBC One.

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FORMULA 1: Australian Grand Prix 2013 – Live on Sky Sports F1 & Highlights on BBC One

March 11, 2013

After months of preparation and hundreds of miles in pre-season testing, the 2013 Formula 1 season begins in earnest this weekend (March 15-17) when the teams and drivers descend on Melbourne’s Albert Park circuit for the Australian Grand Prix.

It is set to be a thrilling year for the sport as the likes of Fernando Alonso, Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton looks to break the stranglehold Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel has had on the world title for the last three seasons.

Sky Sports F1 will show every second of the action from qualifying and the race, as well as all three practice sessions, exclusively live, while BBC TV will have extended highlights of the weekend’s action with the BBC F1 team led for the first by new presenter Suzi Perry.

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