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Sky Sports Today - 18th December

    Ouch. Soukphaxay Sithisane of Laos throws Toni Irawan of Indonesia during the Bronze Medal of the Men's 55 kg Judo Competition during the 2013 SEA Games in Burma.
    12/18/2013 2:10:36 PM
  • LIFE AFTER FOOTBALL [football]
    Fabrice Muamba, who had his career cut short after a cardiac arrest during an FA Cup match in March 2012, has been meeting members of Brighton and Hove Albion's Football Academy at the American Express Community Stadium to promote the importance of preparing for life after football.

    12/18/2013 2:20:04 PM
    Silver lining for the English game with the U19s qualifying for Sunday's Tri-series final against in the UAE.

    12/18/2013 2:21:59 PM
  • ON THIS DAY [calendar]
    Let's go back in time. Hmmm, the the third one seems awfully familiar....
    • 2005: Liverpool were beaten 1-0 by Sao Paulo in the final of the Club World Championship in Yokohama.
    • 2005: Ding Junhui won snooker's UK Championship with a 10-6 victory over Steve Davis
    • 2006: England surrendered the Ashes after losing the third Test in Perth by 206 runs to hand Australia an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match series.
    12/18/2013 2:30:47 PM
  • [rugby-union]DEACON FORCED TO QUIT
    Leicester flanker Brett Deacon, older brother of England lock Louis, has been forced to retire due to a debilitating blood condition. His last game for the Tigers was against Wasps in April en route to their Aviva Premiership title victory.

    I've had a very enjoyable career and it is disappointing when the decision to stop playing is taken out of your hands but I have to go with the medical advice. Every young player growing up in the area wants to play for Leicester Tigers and I was fortunate enough to be able to do that, and to play for the club alongside my brother.

    12/18/2013 2:35:30 PM
  • FULTON'S PICKS [cricket]
    Sky cricket pundit David Fulton takes a look at who could come in to bolster England's batting in the future
    12/18/2013 2:44:26 PM
    Fulton also takes a look at who could come in to bolster England's bowling in the future
    12/18/2013 2:46:54 PM
  • NOVAK REACTION [tennis]
    Your thoughts on new Djokovic-Becker partnership

    12/18/2013 3:09:48 PM
  • SAKHO PRAISES SUAREZ [liverpool]
    Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho has praised the attitude of Luis Suarez amid speculation the striker may be offered a new long-term deal with the club.
    12/18/2013 3:20:53 PM
    England defender Phil Jagielka tells Sky Sports News he is hopeful Everton's lofty fifth position can help attract new signings in the January transfer window.
    We've put ourselves in a tremendous position now and if we can pick up a few wins before the end of the year we'll become a more attractive place for the top signings to come to. It's difficult (though) we haven't got a vast amount of money to spend

    12/18/2013 3:22:12 PM
  • [football]LEICESTER 1-3 MAN CITY
    Capital One Cup goals from last night's Kings Power Stadium affair
    12/18/2013 3:24:27 PM
    Sky Souces: Liverpool have opened preliminary talks about a new contract for striker Luis 
    Suarez. Ian Ayre has flown to Barcelona to speak to his agents.

    12/18/2013 3:41:46 PM
  • IN THE BEST OF ELF [arsenal}
    From the Arsenal twitter page.... so who is the best elf? @Podolski10 Rosicky or @13Szczesny13?
    12/18/2013 3:45:12 PM
  • KING OF THE HIPSTERS [hullcity]
    Steve Bruce - a football trendsetter? That's the view of Adam Bate, who says the Hull boss is bringing tactical variation and intriguing signings to the Premier League.
    12/18/2013 3:58:09 PM
    There is more here on news that Liverpool managing director Ian Ayre has been in Barcelona to discuss a new contract for Luis Suarez with the player’s representatives.....
    12/18/2013 4:05:45 PM
  • Swansea and Bradford City were busy causing upsets at this stage of the Capital One Cup last season. Sunderland had their way over Chelsea last night, but here's how online bookmaker Sky Bet price up the outright odds ahead of the remaining quarter-finals, are there more upsets on the cards? Bet here.

    12/18/2013 4:08:33 PM
  • [football] DANNY'S VIEW
    Talking of the Capital One Cup, former Stoke and Manchester United defender Danny
    is on
    Sky Sports News Radio at 16:20 looking ahead to tonight’s game at the Britannia Stadium. Listen live now.
    12/18/2013 4:14:14 PM
    Swansea City and Hull City have both been fined £20,000 following a mass confrontation during their game on on December 9th.
    12/18/2013 4:15:13 PM

  • QUICK QUIZ [added-minutes]
    Keep the grey matter working by trying to get all these... answers at 17:00.
    • Which football club played at Ninian Park until 2009?

    • Which Scottish swimmer won Olympic silver in the 200 metres breaststroke at London 2012

    • With which sport would you associate York Hall?

    • For whom does England all-rounder Ben Stokes play his county cricket?

    • In which country's top flight would you find the football clubs Neftochimic, Cherno More and Pirin?

    12/18/2013 4:28:20 PM
    Virat Kohli notched his highest Test score - 119 off 181 balls - to help India reach 255-5 against South Africa on day one of the first Test in Johannesburg.
    12/18/2013 4:43:51 PM

    12/18/2013 4:57:36 PM
  • QUICK ANSWERS [added-minutes]
    • Which football club played at Ninian Park until 2009? Cardiff
    • Which Scottish swimmer won Olympic silver in the 200 metres breaststroke at London 2012? Michael Jamieson
    • With which sport would you associate York Hall? Boxing
    • For whom does England all-rounder Ben Stokes play his county cricket? Durham
    • In which country's top flight would you find the football clubs Neftochimic, Cherno More and Pirin? Bulgaria
    12/18/2013 4:58:51 PM
    Northampton have been fined £60,000 after releasing George North for Wales duty outside the International Rugby Board's designated Test window.

    12/18/2013 5:08:03 PM
  • [cricket] BOPARA SIGNS NEW DEAL  
    England batsman Ravi Bopara has signed a new one-year deal with Essex.

    Ravi Bopara has signed a new one-year deal with Essex.

    12/18/2013 5:35:19 PM
    Barcelona say Lionel Messi's recovery from a hamstring tear is bang on schedule and he might be back on the pitch as early as January Caption

    12/18/2013 5:39:15 PM
  • football] SPURS V WEST HAM
    It's a big night down the Lane as West Ham visit managerless Tottenham - here's an early tweet to set the scene.....

    12/18/2013 5:43:52 PM
    Here's tonight's hometime headlines for you all to enjoy, Hull and Swansea are hit with FA fines after failing to control their players, and find out the familiar face Novak Djokovic has appointed as coach.
    12/18/2013 5:55:45 PM

  • 12/18/2013 5:56:49 PM
  • Well that's it for the day on here  - there are two tasty Capital One Cup quarter-finals tonight. Stoke are at home to Manchester United (LIVE on Sky Sports 1) and Tottenham face West Ham at White Hart Lane. Tune in to our live football blog for all the action from 7pm onwards.....
    12/18/2013 6:05:14 PM
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