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Sky Sports Today - 11th December

  • [cricket] ENGLAND WOMEN RECALL TRIO
    Katherine Brunt, Heather Knight and Anya Shrubsole are back in the England squad for the Ashes defence in Australia.


    12/11/2013 11:43:55 AM
  • [added-minutes] HAPPY BIRTHDAY
    There's a number of footballers, both past and present, celebrating birthdays today. Can you guess how old they are? (answers at 12:30)
    • Nigel Winterburn
    • Fabrizio Ravanelli
    • Stig Inge Bjornebye
    • Javier Saviola
    • Leighton Baines
    12/11/2013 11:45:33 AM
  • [recommend] WHAT IS WYSCOUT?
    Wyscout is one of the most powerful tools in the whole of world football. Our man Graeme Bailey has been taking a look at the impact of one of the most revolutionary developments to ever impact on the game. If you have ever played any edition of FIFA on the PlayStation or Football Manager on your PC and thought the ability to access a database of every player in the world, see his stats etc and lodge a bid was totally unrealistic, you may wish to reconsider.


    12/11/2013 11:47:16 AM
  • [championsleague] Just over an hour to go until Galatasaray's clash with Juventus is scheduled to resume. The match was suspended due to snow after 33 minutes last night, and the remainder can be seen live on Sky Sports 2HD.

    12/11/2013 11:57:20 AM
  • [realmadrid] RAMPANT REAL
    Real Madrid clinched top spot in Group B last night as Cristiano Ronaldo set a record for the most goals in the group stages of the Champions League in a 2-0 victory over FC Copenhagen.
    12/11/2013 12:09:45 PM
  • [manchestercity] CITY PRIDE
    Manchester City’s players have been savouring a wonderful 3-2 victory over Bayern Munich last night, even if it was not quite enough to seal top spot in the group.

    12/11/2013 12:21:09 PM
  • [added-minutes] GUESS THE AGE ANSWERS
    Did you guess how old these birthday boys were? Answers here:
    • Nigel Winterburn 50
    • Fabrizio Ravanelli 45
    • Stig Inge Bjornebye 44
    • Javier Saviola 32
    • Leighton Baines 29

    Ravanelli: Looked 45 in his 20s!
    12/11/2013 12:33:58 PM
  • MATCH FIXING EXPLAINED [football]
    Betting investigator Michael Pride talks through the process of fixing, and says associations must be more proactive to prevent it.
    12/11/2013 12:51:22 PM
  • GALATASARAY v JUVENTUS [championsleague]
    Last night's abandoned game will resume in a few minutes at 1pm. Follow updates here or tune in to SS2 or watch online via the Events Centre.

    12/11/2013 12:54:22 PM
  • PAPER TALK [football]

    • MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS: Man Utd are losing out to Man City in the chase for Argentine youngster Bruno Zuculini
    • EXPRESS & STAR: Everton are monitoring West Bromforward Shane Long.
    • WATFORD OBSERVER: Gianfranco Zola says the reports of corruption in football make him "sick".

    12/11/2013 12:56:11 PM
  • [tottenham] ROSE POISED TO RETURN
    Tottenham defender Danny Rose may make a surprise comeback against Anzhi
    Makhachkala in the Europa League on Thursday following a
    lengthy absence with a toe injury.

    12/11/2013 12:58:45 PM
  • GALATASARAY 0-0 JUVENTUS [galatasaray]

    Here is a quick reminder of the teams and subs.  

    Galatasaray: Muslera, Chedjou, Kaya, Zan, Eboue, Felipe Melo,Inan, Riera, Sneijder, Burak Yilmaz, Drogba. Subs: Ceylan, Gulselam, Nounkeu, Bulut, Bruma, Kurtulus, Colak.

    Juventus: Buffon, Barzagli, Bonucci, Chiellini, Lichtsteiner, Vidal, Pogba, Marchisio, Asamoah, Llorente, Tevez. Subs: Storari, Caceres, Ogbonna, Giovinco, Padoin, Quagliarella, Isla.

    12/11/2013 1:01:14 PM
  • GALATASARAY 0-0 JUVENTUS [galatasaray]
    We are off and running in Turkey and yes the snow is coming down - the pitch looks a real bog too.
    12/11/2013 1:03:07 PM
  • It's not a bad picture - it's the snow coming down in Turkey as Gala take on Juve

    12/11/2013 1:06:59 PM
  • GALATASARAY 0-0 JUVENTUS [galatasaray]
    Both teams trying to settle in difficult conditions with Galatasaray requiring a victory to progress from Group B instead of Juventus.
    12/11/2013 1:13:01 PM
  • [half-time] GALATASARAY 0-0 JUVENTUS
    Short first half ends in Istanbul as Juventus coach Bruno Conti enters the pitch to talk with match officials – presumably about the tricky conditions.
    12/11/2013 1:20:06 PM
  • [galatasaray] GALATASARAY 0-0 JUVENTUS
    Sky Bet have in-running betting on this match and go 7/2 Galatasaray, 11/8 Juventus and 6/5 the draw.
    12/11/2013 1:22:46 PM
  • [galatasaray] GALATASARAY 0-0 JUVENTUS
    Second half starts in snowy Istanbul.
    12/11/2013 1:32:11 PM
  • [galatasaray] GALATASARAY 0-0 JUVENTUS
    Not that much snow at the moment but the orange ball is in play.
    12/11/2013 1:38:57 PM
  • [galatasaray] GALATASARAY 0-0 JUVENTUS
    Wesley Sneijder tries his luck from the edge of the penalty area but his shot swings wide of the Juventus goal.
    12/11/2013 1:42:03 PM
  • [save] GALATASARAY 0-0 JUVENTUS
    Galatasaray denied as Buffon gets down to save a powerful drive by Drogba from 18 yards.
    12/11/2013 1:46:01 PM
  • [free-kick] GALATASARAY 0-0 JUVENTUS
    Burak is wasteful with his free-kick from 20 yards as he puts the ball well over the target.
    12/11/2013 1:49:30 PM
  • NAPOLI v ARSENAL [arsenal]
    • Napoli must win by a three goal margin to secure a place in the last-16, regardless of the result of Dortmund v Marseille.
    • Arsenal's record in Italy in the Champions League is W3 D3 L3.
    • Napoli have not drawn a game over their last 18 fixtures in European competition.
    • Gonzalo Higuaín has never scored against an English team in the Champions League.
    12/11/2013 2:42:40 PM
  • [liverpool] GERRARD INJURY BLOW
    Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard has been ruled out for at least a month after suffering a hamstring injury in the 4-1 victory over West Ham at the weekend.
    12/11/2013 2:46:54 PM
  • TURKISH DELIGHT [galatasaray]
    Joyous scenes after Galatasaray beat Juventus 1-0 to reach the last 16 of the Champions League.
    12/11/2013 2:52:22 PM
  • MANCINI JOY [galatasaray]
    Delighted Galatasaray boss Roberto Mancini speaking after his side's 1-0 win...

    12/11/2013 2:59:41 PM
  • FEEL THE LOVE [realmadrid]
    Cristiano Ronaldo believes Gareth Bale is 'incredible' and has hailed the start to his Real Madrid career.
    What he is doing is incredible. The fans love him now and he is a fantastic player who will help us to win trophies.

    12/11/2013 3:02:22 PM
  • [everton] BAINES UPBEAT ON RETURN
    Everton defender Leighton Baines is hopeful of returning to action sooner than expected after breaking his toe.
    12/11/2013 3:11:16 PM
  • PERFECT FINISH [chelsea]
    Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho and defender Branislav Ivanovic stress the importance of winning their final Champions League group game against Steaua tonight.
    12/11/2013 3:16:20 PM
  • [galatasaray] GALATASARAY QUALIFY
    Galatasaray finished second in Champions League Group B after a late Wesley Sneijder goal clinched a 1-0 victory over Juventus in Istanbul.


    12/11/2013 3:21:41 PM
  • HOUSE IN ORDER [rugby-union]
    Ian Ritchie, chief executive of the RFU, says they have no problems regarding match fixing in the sport, but have plans in place should it happen.
    12/11/2013 3:36:01 PM
  • [arsenal] THIERRY HENRY AT SKY
    Thierry Henry is in the Sky Studio as a guest for tonight's Champions League match between his former club Arsenal and Napoli (Live on SS2) and he will also be recording a special interview with Ed Chamberlin to be broadcast over Christmas.
    12/11/2013 3:37:06 PM
  • [swansea] FLIGHT DELAY FOR SWANSEA
    Swansea's preparation for their final Europa League group match against St Gallen was disrupted as their departure from Cardiff Airport was severely delayed on Wednesday.

    Michael Laudrup’s squad were scheduled to leave at 10am but fog meant that was not possible, and a subsequent technical issue with the aeroplane has held up their departure to 4.30pm at the earliest.


    12/11/2013 3:48:06 PM
  • HOOPS HOPES [celtic]
    Celtic boss Neil Lennon wants an "all-round performance" against Barcelona tonight, while Anthony Stokes says the team will go out to win.
    12/11/2013 3:55:41 PM
  • MORE OF THE SAME? [cricket]
    Back to The Ashes now and it's no surprise that Australia are odds-on favourites with Sky Bet to win the Third Test in Perth and regain the little urn. England are 11/4 to win at a venue they haven't had success at since 1978.
    12/11/2013 4:17:27 PM
  • CHARACTER TEST [cricket]
    Former Australian star Adam Gilchrist says the England players face a huge challenge ahead of them and must show character to avoid further woe in The Ashes.
    12/11/2013 4:19:05 PM
  • [tottenham]QUICK CURE FOR JAN?
    Spurs reveal they will use blood-spinning technique to get Jan Vertonghen back to fitness as soon as possible. Defender injured ankle ligaments against Fulham and Andre Villas-Boas could do with a defensive boost with Younes Kaboul and Vlad Chiriches also sidelined.
    Jan Vertonghen: Spurs could do with him coming back soon 
    12/11/2013 4:23:55 PM
  • ASHES TOUR DIARY [cricket]
    Our man in Australia, Joe Drabble, blogs on England's mission improbable in Perth and prepares to play football under David Lloyd in Thursday night's Australia v England media showdown.
    12/11/2013 4:32:27 PM
  • KICK-OFF APPROACHING [championsleague]
    We're getting closer to tonight's Champions League action. Some tweets from Arsenal....

    12/11/2013 4:44:41 PM
  • [arsenal]HENRY'S HERE
    Thierry Henry will be on set tonight as part of our Champions League coverage, but Ed Chamberlin has already caught up with him for a lengthy chat - keep your eyes out for it sometime before Christmas.

    12/11/2013 4:51:24 PM
  • [recommend]CHARLIE'S CHALLENGE
    Charlie Webster is taking on a huge challenge to try and raise £100,000 for Women's Aid. She told us: "I'm running 250 miles (worryingly, this number seems to be growing) in seven days, to and from 40 football clubs (now that number is up to 43) around the country. The challenge has completely taken over my life. Anybody who knows me will tell you I can't do anything by halves as I am sure you are probably finding out."
    12/11/2013 4:53:59 PM
  • [hull]TIGERS ROAR?
    Hull City have confirmed they have applied to the Football Association to change their name to Hull Tigers from next season - more on this as we have it. This will undoubtedly not go down well with fans. Give us your views on Twitter using the hashtag #SST

    Fans groups oppose the name change to Hull Tigers 


    12/11/2013 5:48:12 PM
  • [recommend] TONIGHT ON SKY SPORTS
    There are three live Champions League matches featuring British clubs, with Arsenal playing away to Napoli from 6pm on Sky Sports 2, Chelsea entertain Steaua Bucharest on Sky Sports 3 from 7.30 and Celtic's match in Barcelona on Sky Sports 4 from 7.30.
    Over on Sky Sports News from 7.30 there is a Gillette Soccer Special which offers coverage of all tonight's football.
    And Australian cricketer Sir Gary Sobers is the subject of Sporting Greats on Sky Sports 1 at 8pm.
    12/11/2013 5:52:13 PM
  • [horse-racing]BUTLER APPEALS
    Trainer Gerard Butler has appealed against the five-year ban he was given for using banned steroids on his horses.
    12/11/2013 5:56:47 PM
  • [recommend]GOOD NIGHT ALL
    We're handing over to the Champions League team for a busy night's action involving Arsenal, Chelsea and Celtic. We'll be back with plenty more on Thursday when the Europa League comes into focus...as well as the Ashes of course.
    12/11/2013 6:05:18 PM
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