WEEKEND WATCH: Sport On The Box – May 25-26

May 24, 2013

Sport On The Box presents a comprehensive guide to when and where to watch your favourite events this weekend.

With so many great sporting events taking place over one bumper weekend – from Froch v Kessler II to the UEFA Champions League Final, Monaco Grand Prix to French Open tennis and the Aviva Premiership Final to Wentworth’s BMW PGA Championship, it is all set to be a unmissable 48 hours for armchair fans.

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FOOTBALL: Championship Play-Off Final 2013 – Crystal Palace v Watford – Live on Sky Sports

May 24, 2013

The final lucrative place in the 2013/14 Barclays Premier League season will be claimed at Wembley Stadium as Crystal Palace take on Watford on Monday afternoon.

Ian Holloway’s Palace side eased past Brighton 2-0 over two legs in their semi-final and while Gianfranco Zola’s Watford reached Wembley through a thrilling 3-2 aggregate win over Leicester City.

Sky Sports will screen the match, worth a reported £120m to the winner, exclusively live on Monday, May 27, with free-to-air highlights in the evening on BBC One.

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FOOTBALL: UEFA Champions League Final 2013 – Dortmund v Bayern – Live on ITV & Sky Sports

May 20, 2013

Wembley will serve as the battle ground for the last major honours of the season as Bayern Munich go head-to-head with Borussia Dortmund to be crowned 2012/13 UEFA Champions League winners.

This is the first all-German final in the competition’s history and Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund both head for England’s national stadium purely on merit rather than through any semblance of fluke.

Fans can follow the 2013 UEFA Champions League Final live from Wembley on Saturday, May 25, with host broadcaster ITV providing free-to-air coverage, while Sky Sports will also be covering the final in high-definition and in stunning 3D.

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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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GOLF: Masters Tournament 2013 – Live coverage on BBC Sport & Sky Sports

April 5, 2013

Golf’s finest go head-to-head for the coveted Masters green jacket at the majestic August National course and you can follow all of the action on Sky Sports and BBC Television.

All four days of the 2013 Augusta showpiece, which takes place April 11-14 – as well as the pre-tournament Par 3 contest – will be shown live on Sky Sports HD, with live free-to-air coverage of the final two rounds on BBC Two and BBC Two HD.

Fans will be hoping for a repeat of the nail-biting excitement of last year where American Bubba Watson ensured he was the man heading to the Butler Cabin to collect his green jacket after winning a nail-biting play-off against former Open champion Louis Oosthuizen.

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

April 2, 2013

Eight sides reignite their ambitions for European glory as the knockout stages of the 2012/13 Heineken Cup take place this weekend.

Three teams from France, three from England and two from Ireland remain to battle it out for a lucrative place in the semi-finals of European rugby union’s ultimate prize.

All four Heineken Cup last-eight ties will be shown exclusively live on Sky Sports HD, forming part of an unmissable weekend of knockout European rugby.

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FOOTBALL: Capital One Cup Final 2013 – Bradford City v Swansea City – Live on Sky Sports

February 18, 2013

It’s been the most exciting and unpredictable League Cup competition in recent memory and two clubs unaccustomed to reaching major finals go head-to-head at Wembley in this Sunday’s Capital One Cup Final.

Bradford City are only the second club from the fourth tier of English football to make the final and the Bantams are on the brink of completing one of the most sensational stories in British footballing history.

They meet Premier League outfit Swansea City who are also looking to make history by lifting their first ever major trophy.

Sky Sports and Sky 3D will show the first major cup final of the season exclusively live from Wembley Stadium, with extended free-to-air highlights on BBC One in the evening.

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FORMULA 1: Sky Sports to screen Barcelona test live and in 3D

February 6, 2013

Sky Sports will broadcast live coverage of Formula 1 pre-season testing for the first time when it covers the final test Barcelona at the end of February.

In a world first, every session of the test will also be covered in stunning 3D on the Sky 3D channel, that Formula 1 has been covered in the format.

Sky 3D and Sky Sports F1 viewers will be able to watch live action from the Circuit de Catalunya on all four days of the test, the last before the 2013 Formula 1 season starts in Australia, from February 28 to March 3.

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BASKETBALL: NBA London Live 2013 – Live on Sky Sports & Sky 3D

January 15, 2013

NBA crosses the Atlantic for its third regular-season game in Europe featuring three-time NBA champions Detroit Pistons and the two-time champion New York Knicks, exclusively live on Sky Sports and Sky 3D.

The two sides heading into battle along the banks of the River Thames are among the oldest franchises in the NBA and take to the hardwood at the famous London venue for what promises to be an exhilarating evening of world-class basketball.

Sky Sports will show NBA London Live 2013 on Thursday, January 17, as part of a new agreement to screen live games during the remainder of the current season.

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BASKETBALL: NBA returns to Sky Sports

January 7, 2013

Sky Sports will show NBA London Live 2013 as part of a new agreement to broadcast selected live games from the world’s most popular basketball league during the remainder of the current season.

Coverage returns to the broadcaster after a six-year absence and will begin with the NBA’s third regular-season game in the United Kingdom, which sees the New York Knicks take on the Detroit Pistons at London’s O2 Arena.

Sky’s NBA coverage continues with live Sunday night games for the rest of the regular season, including double-headers most weekends, followed by live NBA Playoff games, the entire Eastern Conference Finals, and every game of the NBA Finals in June.

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FOOTBALL: Capital One Cup 2012/13 – Semi Finals – Live on Sky Sports

January 5, 2013

The first major silverware of the season is still in the sights of four teams as the Capital One Cup semi-finals take place in January, with all the action live only on Sky Sports plus extensive terrestrial highlights on BBC One. 

Two teams will book their place at Wembley Stadium for the Capital One Cup final on February 24, with the first legs being played on January 8-9, followed by the second legs on January 22-23.

Sky Sports will show both legs from each semi-final tie exclusively live as League Two giant-killers Bradford City meet Aston Villa, while FA Cup and Champions League holders Chelsea clash with Swansea City.

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DARTS: PDC Ladbrokes World Championship 2013 – Live on Sky Sports

December 9, 2012

Darts’ biggest and richest prize is up for grabs as the 2013 PDC World Championship gets underway this Friday night, live and exclusive on Sky Sports over the festive period.

The £1 million tournament will be held for the sixth successive year at London’s Alexandra Palace from December 14 to January 1, where the world’s finest players strive to get their hands on the ultimate prize, which has been in the possession of Adrian ‘Jackpot’ Lewis for the past two years.

Sky Sports has live coverage of every throw from every match of the 20th staging of the PDC World Championship, as a total of 72 elite throwers from across the globe will compete over 15 days to lift the new Sid Waddell trophy, renamed in loving memory of the celebrated and hugely popular Sky Sports commentator who sadly passed away earlier this year.

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