RUGBY UNION: Heineken Cup 2012/13 – Semi Finals – Live on Sky Sports

April 23, 2013

As the 2012/13 Heineken Cup campaign heads towards a thrilling climax, just four sides are left in the hunt for domestic club rugby union’s most coveted prize.

Surprise package Munster will make the daunting trip to Top 14 leaders Clermont on Saturday, April 27, while Saracens will take on big-spending Toulon at Twickenham on Sunday, April 28.

Two sides will book their place in next month’s final at the Aviva Stadoum this weekend as both semi-finals are played out exclusively live on Sky Sports HD, along with the semi-finals of the Amlin Challenge Cup.

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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: 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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FOOTBALL: UEFA Champions League 2012/13 – Semi Finals, 2nd Legs – Live on ITV & Sky Sports

April 22, 2013

The UEFA Champions League reaches the semi-final stage this week as the four of the most exciting teams to watch in Europe begin their bids to reach May’s showpiece decider at Wembley Stadium.

This year’s semi-final line-up sees Germany against Spain in both ties as Bayern Munich face Barcelona while Borussia Dortmund meet Real Madrid.

Spain and Germany’s finest will battle for a lucrative and cherished place in next month’s Wembley final, and live coverage of the semi-final clashes will be shown on ITV and Sky Sports.

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SNOOKER: Betfair World Championship 2013 – Live on BBC TV & British Eurosport

April 15, 2013

Snooker’s greatest prize is up for grabs in Sheffield as the city plays host to 17 days of slow-burning tension and drama with 32 of the world’s finest players going head-to-head for the 2013 World Championship trophy.

Last year’s winner Ronnie O’Sullivan returns to the Crucible Theatre to defend his title, marking his high-profile comeback to the sport following self-imposed break, and is among the favourites for glory despite having played just one competitive match since his Sheffield triumph last May.

BBC Sport and British Eurosport will have comprehensive coverage of the 2013 Betfair World Championship across all platforms, with the tournament starting in Sheffield on Saturday, April 20, running until May 6.

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FOOTBALL: UEFA Champions/Europa League – Semi Final Draws – Live on Sky Sports News & Eurosport

April 9, 2013

Following two dramatic weeks knockout football the all-important draws for the semi-finals stages of Europe’s two major club tournaments take place on Friday, April 12.

Four of European football’s biggest names representing Spain and Germany – Barcelona, Real Madrid, Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich – will be in contention for a place in the Champions League final at Wembley, and they will find out who they face in the semi-finals as the draw is made in Nyon.

There will also be the draw for semi-finals of the UEFA Europa League where four sides, including Chelsea, will discover their opponents in the last four of the competition.

Live coverage of both draws from Nyon, Switzerland, will feature on Sky Sports News and British Eurosport.

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FOOTBALL: Scottish Cup 2012/13 – Semi Finals – Live on Sky Sports & BBC Scotland

April 9, 2013

The William Hill Scottish Cup reaches the semi-final stage this weekend and Sky Sports and BBC Scotland has all the action covered throughout the weekend from Hampden Park.

Both semi-finals will be screened live on Sky Sports, including exclusive coverage of the first semi-final between Dundee United and Celtic, while Hibernian’s clash with first division side Falkirk in the first semi-final will be shown live and free-to-air on BBC One Scotland. 

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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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CRICKET: Sky Sports announces 2013 County Cricket coverage

February 22, 2013

Sky Sports has confirmed its bumper live schedule of live English county cricket for the 2013 season.

They will show each county at least three times during the summer, with 60 live fixtures from the Yorkshire Bank 40, LV=County Championship and Friends Life t20.

In addition, Sky cameras will be at Essex when they host the England team for their Ashes warm-up match in preparation for their summer clashes against the Australians.

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GOLF: WGC Accenture Match Play Championship – Live on Sky Sports

February 18, 2013

The first World Golf Championship event of 2013 tees off at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club in Dove Mountain in Arizona this week.

It’s the 15th year of the WGC Accenture Matchplay, an event that puts the world’s biggest names head-to-head in a unique competition over five days, all of which will be broadcast live on Sky Sports.

It is a straight-knockout event, with the 64 of the top 68 players on the sport’s official world rankings battling over 18 holes in the matchplay format, with the likes of Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Luke Donald and Lee Westwood all aspiring to lift the Walter Hagen Cup.

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TENNIS: Australian Open – Men’s Singles Final – Djokovic v Murray – Live on BBC One & Eurosport

January 25, 2013

BBC Sport and British Eurosport will have live coverage of both the men’s and women’s singles finals at the Australian Open this weekend as the first Grand Slam titles of the year are decided.

On Saturday, Victoria Azarenka aims to successfully defend her title against 2011 French Open champion Li Na, while Sunday’s final showdown in the men’s draw sees Britain’s Andy Murray face three-time Australian Open winner and reigning champion Novak Djokovic.

With Murray’s progressing to his third Melbourne final in four years the BBC has confirmed that it will switch its live free-to-air coverage the men’s final to BBC One and BBC One HD.

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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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