BADMINTON: All England Open Championships 2013 – Live on Sky Sports

March 5, 2013

Birmingham’s National Indoor Arena will be graced by badminton’s best this week at the 2013 All England Open Championships, one of the oldest and most prestigious open badminton tournaments in the world.

Lee Chong Wei (pictured), twice the former men’s singles champion, aims to regain the venerable title from the legendary Lin Dan, who won just about everything he wanted until he disappeared from view after last year’s 2012 Games.

Sky Sports has live coverage of the closing four days featuring the key encounters from the men’s and women’s singles tournaments, plus action from the doubles competitions.

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NETBALL: International Series – England v Australia – Live on Sky Sports

January 16, 2013

England’s women launch another bid to make netball history when their three-game Test series with world number one side Australia gets underway, with live coverage on Sky Sports.

Head coach Anna Mayes leads her team to contest the first match of the series against the Diamonds at the University of Bath on Sunday, January 20, before heading to the capital and Wembley Arena on Wednesday evening.

They will conclude the series at the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham on Saturday, January 26, with Sky Sports screening live coverage of all three games from the series, plus live radio commentary for the first time on BBC 5 live Sports Extra.

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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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