BOXING: Rule Britannia – Nathan Cleverly v Robin Krasniqi – Live on BoxNation

April 16, 2013

Nathan Cleverly finally gets his chance to stage another defence of his WBO World Light-Heavyweight title against his mandatory opponent Robin Krasniqi, exclusively live on BoxNation.

The time has come for the WBO title holder to finally stake his claim as the world’s leading light-heavyweight headlines Frank Warren’s bumper ‘Rule Britannia’ promotion at London’s Wembley Arena.

The whole card, which also features the comeback of Dereck Chisora, as well as Paul Butler plus Liam Walsh against Scott Harrison will be shown live on BoxNation from 7.00pm on Saturday, April 20.

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BOXING: George Groves returns to Sky Sports after signing with Matchroom Sport

March 4, 2013

George Groves has become the latest fighter to link up with Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing and Sky Sports following his split with promoter Frank Warren.

The highly-rated unbeaten Commonwealth super-middleweight champion will box for the first time under his new promoter on the Betfair ‘London’s Finest’ bill at Wembley Arena in London, on Saturday, March 9 – live on Sky Sports – when he takes on Argentine Dario German Balmaceda in a ten-round clash.

Groves is also the first fighter to be confirmed for the undercard of the huge Sky Box Office clash between Carl Froch and Mikkel Kessler at the O2 Arena in London on May 25.

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NETBALL: International Series – England v Australia – Live on Sky Sports

January 16, 2013

England’s women launch another bid to make netball history when their three-game Test series with world number one side Australia gets underway, with live coverage on Sky Sports.

Head coach Anna Mayes leads her team to contest the first match of the series against the Diamonds at the University of Bath on Sunday, January 20, before heading to the capital and Wembley Arena on Wednesday evening.

They will conclude the series at the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham on Saturday, January 26, with Sky Sports screening live coverage of all three games from the series, plus live radio commentary for the first time on BBC 5 live Sports Extra.

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LONDON 2012: Olympics – Gymnastics Rhythmic

January 1, 2000

Grace and beauty will be on show throughout the four days of Rhythmic Gymnastics competition at Wembley Arena.

Rhythmic Gymnastics first appeared during the 19th century and slowly grew in popularity until the first experimental competitions were staged during the 1930s.

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LONDON 2012: Olympic Games – Badminton

January 1, 2000

Badminton players at the London 2012 Olympic Games will need lightning-fast reactions if they’re to keep up with shuttlecocks travelling at speeds in excess of 250mph.

During the 19th century, British military officers in the Indian town of Poona added a net to the ancient game of battledore (meaning bat) and shuttlecock, and named this new game after the town. 

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