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 UNION: Aviva Premiership Final 2013 – Leicester v Northampton – Live on ESPN

May 20, 2013

After nine months of compelling drama just two sides remain in the hunt to be crowned champions of England in the 2013 Aviva Premiership Final at Twickenham.

Leicester Tigers, finalists in each of the last nine years, take on Northampton Saints who will be making their debut in English rugby union’s showpiece occasion.

ESPN will broadcast its last Aviva Premiership Final exclusively live from Twickenham on Saturday, May 25, with extended highlights on ITV and Sky Sports.

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FOOTBALL: UEFA Europa League Final 2013 – Benfica v Chelsea – Exclusively live on ITV

May 11, 2013

Rafa Benitez has not had the easiest time of in his spell as Interim boss of Chelsea, but the Spaniard his guided his side to their first UEFA Europa League final as they take on Portuguese giants Benfica.

The Blues have recovered from the setback of losing their Champions League crown at the group stage and their convincing victory over FC Basel in the last four means they have a chance of winning continental silverware for a second successive campaign.

ITV will broadcast exclusive free-to-air coverage of the climax to the 2012/3 UEFA Europa League campaign from the Amsterdam ArenA on Wednesday, May 15 (kick-off 7.45pm).

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FOOTBALL: FA Cup Final 2013 – Manchester City v Wigan Athletic – Live on ITV & ESPN

May 4, 2013

After nine months since more than 700 clubs began their FA Cup journey, just two sides remain in the battle to lift football’s most famous trophy as the 2012/13 FA Cup Final takes place at Wembley Stadium.

In an age where the allure of Premier League riches and the search for European glory occupy most clubs and fans’ minds, the Cup Final continues to proudly stand out as the showpiece event in any football season and this year’s final is set to be no different.

ITV Sport and ESPN will have comprehensive coverage of the 132nd edition of this famous British sporting occasion on Saturday, May 11, which will see five-time winners Manchester City take on Cup Final debutants Wigan Athletic.

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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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FOOTBALL: Capital One Cup Quarter Finals – Live on Sky Sports

December 9, 2012

The first major silverware of the season is still in the sights of eight teams as the Capital One Cup quarter-finals take place, with two live games on Sky Sports and extensive terrestrial highlights on BBC Sport. 

Bradford City’s home tie with Arsenal on Tuesday, December 11, will be screened live on Sky Sports, as will Leeds United’s home clash with Chelsea on Wednesday, December 19, with highlights of all four ties in two seperate highlights shows on BBC One.

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BOXING: Haye v Chisora – Live on BoxNation

July 10, 2012

David Haye and Dereck Chisora take their fierce and bitter rivalry into the ring as two British heavyweights go toe-to-toe at Upton Park on Saturday night, exclusively live on BoxNation.

Both fighters will finally have the opportunity to settle their differences following their infamous brawl in Munich back in February, in what promises to be one of the most controversial but eagerly anticipated all-British fights of recent years.

Haye and Chisora will battle for the WBO International and WBA Intercontinental Heavyweight Championships, in a fight being billed as “Licensed to Thrill”.

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