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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RACING: Investec Derby 2013 – Live on Channel 4

May 26, 2013

Britain’s richest horse race – the Investec Derby, considered the most prestigious of the UK’s five classics – returns to Channel 4 for the first time in 13 years.

Dating back to 1780, the Epsom Derby is still ranked the greatest flat race in the world and with winnings of £1.25m it has one of the biggest prize pots in UK racing, matched only by the prestige that victory on the famous course brings.

Ten live races will be broadcast on Channel 4 over the two days, featuring the Investec Oaks on Friday, May 31, followed by the blue-riband Investec Derby on Saturday, June 1, at 4.00pm.

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BOXING: Alexander v Purdy & Prizefighter Cruiserweights III – Live on Sky Sports

May 13, 2013

Sky Sports will screen a bumper double-header of international boxing this Saturday night (May 18).

Eight hours of continuous live coverage begins with the 30th installment of Prizefighter – the third edition of the cruiserweights – at the event’s spiritual home of York Hall in Bethnal Green.

Then at 12.30am, attention switches Stateside as Britain’s Lee Purdy aims to cause a major upset when he fights Devon Alexander for the IBF world welterweight title Atlantic City.

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BOXING: Klitschko v Pianeta & Mayweather v Guerrero – Live this Saturday

April 30, 2013

Two unmissable fights take place this Saturday night (May 5) featuring two of the biggest names in boxing.

First up, Wladimir Klitschko puts his WBA, WBO, IBO and IBF heavyweight titles on the line against undefeated Italian Francesco Pianeta in Mannheim, Germany, exclusively live on ESPN.

Then in the early hours of Sunday morning, the world’s top pound-for-pound fighter Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather Junior defends his WBC World Welterweight title against Robert ‘The Ghost’ Gurrero at the MGM Grand Arena, Las Vegas, live and exclusive on BoxNation.

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BOXING: Carl Froch v Yusaf Mack – Live on Sky Sports

November 12, 2012

Carl Froch makes the first defence of his IBF super-middleweight title against Yusaf Mack at the Capital FM Arena in Nottingham, exclusively live on Sky Sports and Sky 3D on November 17.

‘The Cobra’ defends his world title against the Philadelphianat in front of his home fans at the Capital FM Arena in Nottingham, a fight which the top of Betfair’s ‘True Brit’ bill, and the 35 year old has promised a powerful display in his ninth consecutive World title fight.

There will also be a host of preview programming building up to the big fight, including special editions of Ringside featuring Froch and former undisputed world heavyweight champion Mike Tyson.

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BOXING: ‘Battle of the Olympians’ – Price v Harrison – Live on BoxNation

October 9, 2012

Rising heavyweight star David Price will defend his British and Commonwealth titles against Audley Harrison in the ‘Battle of the Olympians’, exclusively live on BoxNation.

Price will make his debut on the dedicated boxing channel in front of his home fans on Saturday, October 13, when he takes on the 2000 Olympic champion and former world title challenger at the Liverpool Echo Arena.

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LONDON 2012: Paralympics Closing Ceremony – Exclusively live on Channel 4

September 8, 2012

London’s unforgettable summer of sporting drama, excitement and achievement draws to a spectacular conclusion with the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

The closing festival, called ‘Festival of Flame’ will feature best-selling British band Coldplay performing live on stage with an estimated worldwide audience of 750 million people.

Jon Snow and Krishnan Guru-Murthy present Channel 4’s coverage of the ceremony from the Olympic Stadium in Stratford, which formally draws the curtain on 11 days of sporting competition that have arguably contributed to producing the greatest Paralympics in the movement’s history.

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