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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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: BBC Scotland and SPL agree new three-year highlights deal

May 2, 2013

BBC Scotland has agreed a new three-year deal with the Scottish Premier League to cover matches across television, radio and online.

The new contract begins next season (2013/14) and allows BBC Scotland to continue broadcasting TV highlights of key games on its long-running Sportscene programme on Sunday evenings.

Extensive radio and online coverage is also included as part of the deal with 140 live games per season on BBC Radio Scotland as well as 10 games nationally on BBC Radio 5 live, plus video highlights of every match on the BBC Sport website.

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

March 29, 2013

The cream of Europe’s footballing crop contest the quarter-finals of the 2012/13 UEFA Champions League during the first two weeks of April.

There maybe no British representation in the last eight of the competition for the first time since 1996, but there will certainly be plenty to look forward to with all eight games from the quarter-final stages live on ITV and Sky Sports.

Eight of the biggest names in European football, including Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Juventus and Real Madrid, are still in the hunt to lift the famous trophy at Wembley in May.

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FOOTBALL: BBC Sport boosts commitment to women’s football

March 8, 2013

BBC Sport has announced a raft of new programming which will see an increased commitment to women’s football across its TV, radio and online platforms.

In a welcome boost its profile following a breakthrough year in 2012, there will be more air-time and coverage dedicated to women’s football on the BBC than ever before, including continued live coverage of England internationals as well as the Women’s FA Cup Final, which returns to the BBC in 2013.

For the first time there will be regular terrestrial highlights of the FA Women’s Super League (FA WSL), the semi-professional summer football league introduced in 2011.

In addition, the BBC will provide extensive coverage of the 2013 UEFA Women’s European Championships in Sweden.

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FOOTBALL: UEFA Champions League 2012/13 – Last 16, 2nd Legs – Live on ITV & Sky Sports

March 3, 2013

The knockout stages of Europe’s premier club competition continues in early March with eight second leg ties from the last 16 of this season’s UEFA Champions League – all broadcast live on ITV and Sky Sports.

ITV has live coverage of the deciding legs of two huge European clashes as Manchester United and Real Madrid lock horns at Old Trafford on March5, followed a week later by AC Milan’s trip to the Nou Camp to defend a 3-1 lead against the mighty Barcelona..

Sky Sports will screen all the other six ties over the two remaining matchdays in the last 16 phase, including the deciding legs in the Arsenal v Bayern Munich and Celtic v Juventus ties, where the British sides have a mountain to climb if they are to assure progression to the quarter-finals.

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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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FOOTBALL: UEFA Europa League 2012/13 – Last 32, 2nd Legs – Live on ITV & ESPN

February 10, 2013

Some familiar names from the world of European football adorn the 2012/13 UEFA Europa League season, and ITV and ESPN will be following the competition every step of the way to the final in May at the Amsterdam ArenA.

The knockout phase of this season’s competition continues with the second legs from the Round of 32 stages.

ITV has live coverage of Tottenham’s tie with Lyon and Liverpool’s clash with Zenit St Petersburg, while ESPN has Newcastle United’s tough trip to Ukrainian side Metalist Kharkiv, plus Chelsea’s home tie with Sparta Prague.

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FOOTBALL: UEFA Champions League 2012/13 – Last 16, 1st Legs – Live on ITV & Sky Sports

February 9, 2013

Europe’s premier club competition enters the knockout stages in February and all 16 games from the last 16 of this season’s UEFA Champions League will be broadcast live on ITV and Sky Sports.

ITV has live coverage of the first legs between Celtic and Juventus, followed by Arsenal’s tough tie against last season’s runners-up Bayern Munich.

Then two mouthwatering second legs follow exclusively live on ITV as Manchester United host Jose Mourinho’s Real Madrid at Old Trafford, with Barcelona to come a week later.

Sky Sports will screen all the other 12 ties over four matchdays in the last 16 phase, including the deciding legs in the Arsenal v Bayern Munich and Celtic v Juventus ties, plus the first legs ties between Real Madrid and Manchester United, as well as AC Milan v Barcelona.

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RUGBY UNION: RBS 6 Nations 2013 – Exclusively live on BBC Sport

January 23, 2013

BBC Sport will have extensive coverage of the 2013 RBS 6 Nations during February and March 2013 with all 15 games exclusively live on BBC TV.

The 2013 tournament concludes in grand style with the title decider in Cardiff between old foes Wales and England in front of a raucous Millenniums Stadium crowd, with the visitors looking to secure their first Grand Slam in a decade.

Wales faltered after winning the Grand Slam in 2012 with a string of defeats, but their confidence has slowly been rebuilt during this year’s Championship after three successive away victories over France, Italy and Scotland.

England travel to the Millennium Stadium aiming to secure the title against the reigning champions, with the prospect of a first Grand Slam since 2003 also on the cards.

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