FOOTBALL: FIFA World Cup 2014 Qualifiers – Live in June

June 4, 2013

World Cup qualifying returns for a bumper stretch across June with significant action in Europe, Asia, Africa, North and South America. 

Scotland’s tricky away qualifier against Croatia in Zagreb is live on both BBC Two Scotland and ESPN on June 7, while Sky Sports will screen the Republic of Ireland’s qualifying encounter against the Faroe Islands in Dublin on the same night.

A host of other top international clashes will be shown on ESPN, British Eurosport and Premier Sports, plus UK users can watch a variety of European qualifying matches for FREE via the Qualifiers 2014 YouTube channel, including Portugal v Russia live on this site from 8.45pm.

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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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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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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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TENNIS: French Open 2013 – Men’s & Women’s Finals live on ITV & Eurosport

May 20, 2013

Roland Garros provides the grand stage for the greatest test of clay court tennis and second Grand Slam tournament of 2013 – the French Open.

Rafael Nadal and Maria Sharapova return to defend the singles crowns they won last year, while a host of big names will doing their best to claim clay-court tennis’ ultimate prize on the famous, dusty red courts of Paris.

Follow every serve, shot and slide on the famous clay courts of Roland Garros with live free-to-air coverage on ITV and ITV4, plus extensive daily output on British Eurosport.

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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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FOOTBALL: Scottish Cup Final 2013 – Hibernian v Celtic – Live on BBC Scotland & Sky Sports

May 20, 2013

With the SPL title all wrapped up, Celtic look to complete the domestic double as they take on Hibernian in the 2013 William Hill Scottish Cup Final.

Scotland’s showpiece match sees Pat Fenlon’s Hibernian take on Neil Lennon’s side for the oldest national trophy in the world, which was first played for in 1874.

Both BBC One Scotland and Sky Sports will simulcast live coverage of the conclusion to the Scottish football season at Hampden Park on Sunday, May 26.

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MOTORSPORT: 2013 North West 200 – Live on BBC Northern Ireland

May 12, 2013

BBC Sport NI will provide extensive coverage of the 2013 Vauxhall International North West 200 road races on TV, radio and online, plus high-definition coverage of the event for the first time.

Now in its 84th year, the North West 200 of 2013 looks set to be one of the most closely contested for many years with the organisers securing a top quality international line-up, featuring several stars from both road and circuit racing.

Live online coverage via the BBC Sport NI website will begin with the first practice session on Tuesday, May 14, followed by practice and evening races on Thursday, May 16, then the concluding races on Saturday, May 18, with two seperate highlights shows on BBC One NI following.

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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: UEFA Europa League 2012/13 – Semi Finals, 2nd Legs – Live on ITV & ITV4

April 22, 2013

The 2012/13 UEFA Europa League campaign is down to a final four as Basel, Benfica, Chelsea and Fenerbahce contest for a place in the final of the continent’s second major prize at the Amsterdam ArenA.

Though two of these teams have never come this far before, the other two can list European Cup successes on their CVs, including last year’s Champions League winners Chelsea, who will fly the flag for English football in the semi-finals.

Both legs of each Europa League semi-final tie will be shown exclusively on ITV Sport. Chelsea’s tie against FC Basel will be shown on ITV, while Fenerbahce’s clash with Benfica is live on ITV4.

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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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FOOTBALL: FA Cup 2012/13 – Semi Finals – Live on ITV & ESPN

April 8, 2013

World football’s oldest domestic cup competition reaches the semi-final stage as the road to Wembley towards FA Cup glory draws ever nearer for the four remaining sides in the competition.

Both semi-final ties will be screened live on ITV and ESPN over the weekend of April 13-14 with a place in the prestigious final at Wembley Stadium up for grabs.

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