CRICKET: ICC Champions Trophy 2013 – Exclusively live on Sky Sports

June 1, 2013

The eight best teams in international one-day cricket compete for the last-ever ICC Champions Trophy this summer with all the action only on Sky Sports.

Ahead of their Ashes visit later this summer, Australia will be aiming to claim their third consecutive Champions Trophy title in a row having won the competition in convincing fashion four years ago in South Africa and in India back in 2006.

They will face fierce competition from India, the number one ranked side in the world and current World Cup holders, hosts England, led by captain Alastair Cook, and a strong South African side.

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FOOTBALL: UEFA Under-21 Championship 2013 – Live on Sky Sports

June 1, 2013

England’s Under 21s launch their bid to become European champions this summer with Sky Sports again providing extensive live coverage of the UEFA U-21 Championship in Israel.

The biennal eight-team tournament gets underway on Wednesday, June 5, with the final taking place just under three weeks later in Jerusalem, on Tuesday, June 18.

Stuart Pearce’s in-form England side are in Group A along with the host nation, as well as Norway and Italy, while a heavyweight Group B contains holders Spain along with Russia, Netherlands and Germany.

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RUGBY UNION: British & Irish Lions Tour of Australia 2013 – Exclusively live on Sky Sports

May 27, 2013

After four long years for British and Irish fans, the Lions roar into life once again for the 2013 Tour of Australia and Sky Sports will be the only place to witness all the drama as a magical month of rugby unfolds.

Warren Gatland and his coaching staff will be looking to secure the first Lions series win since South Africa in 1997 and create a new breed of legends to wear the famous red jersey, led by captain Sam Warburton.

The Lions will be heading down under for the 125th anniversary tour to take on Australia in three test matches and a further six tour matches, with an additional game to kick-start the tour in Hong Kong against the famous Barbarians side on June 1.

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RUGBY LEAGUE: Super League Magic Weekend 2013 – Live on Sky Sports

May 20, 2013

Rugby League fans rejoice as the Super League Magic Weekend returns to Manchester’s Etihad Stadium this weekend (May 25-26).

All seven games will be showcased live on Sky Sports with current league leaders Wigan looking to extend their advantage at the top of the table when they face the champions Leeds, in arguably the stand-out game of the weekend.

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BOXING: Carl Froch v Mikkel Kessler II – Exclusively live on Sky Sports Box Office

May 17, 2013

After months of verbal battles and endless hype, it’s time for the talking to stop on May 25 as Carl Froch touches gloves with Mikkel Kessler in a huge world title-unification fight at the O2 Arena in London.

The super-middleweight rematch brings Europe’s finest face-to-face again a full three years since they went toe-to-toe in an absolute classic in Denmark.

Froch is putting his IBF super-middleweight title on the line while Kessler defends the WBA strap and the fight can be seen live via pay-per-view on Sky Sports Box Office for £14.95.

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RUGBY UNION: Heineken Cup Final 2013 – Clermont Auvergne v Toulon – Live on Sky Sports & Sky 3D

May 13, 2013

The 2013 Heineken Cup Final is an all French affair as Clermont Auvernge take on Toulon in Dublin, and with neither team having won it before, a new name will be enscribed onto the famous trophy.

In the eyes of many experts and fans, Clermont are the team to beat, but at their best the star-studded Toulon side, led by 2003 England World Cup winner Jonny Wilkinson, are a match for any team in the competition.

Sky Sports will have exclusive live coverage of the showpiece final at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin on Saturday, May 18, which will also be broadcast on Sky 3D and terrestrial highlights will be shown on S4C.

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DARTS: Sky Sports signs new five-year deal with PDC

March 7, 2013

Sky Sports will take its long-standing partnership with the Professional Darts Corporation (PDC) into its 25th year thanks to a new five-year broadcast deal.

The agreement offers Sky Sports viewers over 50 days of live and exclusive darts throughout the year including the Ladbrokes World Darts Championship each Christmas until 2018.

As part of the deal, Sky Sports viewers will also continue to enjoy live coverage of the McCoy’s Premier League, World Grand Prix, Grand Slam of Darts, World Cup of Darts and the World Matchplay, which celebrates its 20th staging this summer.

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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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RUGBY UNION: ESPN & Sky Sports confirm live Aviva Premiership games for February and March

December 19, 2012

ESPN and Sky Sports have announced the latest set of live Aviva Premiership matches that will be broadcast during February and March.

Covering rounds 14 to 17 of the 2012/13 regular season, 12 live games will be shown across both networks as the race for the semi-final play-offs amongst the top sides in the league table intensifies.

For the first time in the history of English Premiership rugby a match will be played on an artificial surface, with Saracens hosting Exeter Chiefs at their new home of Allianz Park in Barnet on February 16, exclusively live on Sky Sports.

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XMAS WATCH: Christmas Specials on Sky Sports

December 18, 2012

Sky Sports presents a bumper line-up of programming this festive season with a host of Christmas specials and review shows looking back at the some the memorable moments that have enlightened viewers throughout 2012.

The Gillette Soccer Saturday team return to the pitch for their Christmas special as the show’s pundits pair off to battle it out again for the Soccer Saturday Cup, and stars from the worlds of sport and entertainment are welcomed onto the Soccer AM sofa for a special Christmas Day edition.

There’s also a chance to relive the drama of some of the biggest sporting moments of the year, including Chelsea’s sensational UEFA Champions League triumph in Munich and Europe’s remarkable comeback at the Ryder Cup in Medinah.

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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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DARTS: William Hill Grand Slam of Darts 2012 – Live on Sky Sports

November 5, 2012

Thirty-two of the world’s greatest players descend on the Wolverhampton Civic Hall for the 2012 William Hill Grand Slam of Darts, live on Sky Sports.

Held over nine days, the competition was the first in the UK to see players from the sport’s rival organisations, the Professional Darts Corporation (PDC) and the British Darts Organisation (BDO).

Since the inaugural tournament in 2007, this unique event has established itself as one of the toughest and most competitive tournaments on the world darts circuit, and is only open to the very best.

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