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Sky Sports Today - 25th November

  • [recommend]GOOD MORNING
    Welcome to Sky Sports Today, our daily live blog bringing you breaking news, reaction and debate around all our big stories. Only one place to start this Monday morning - shock news from the England camp in Australia surrounding this man...

    Jonathan Trott: Out of the Ashes 

    11/25/2013 9:07:24 AM
  • [cricket]TROTT OUT OF ASHES
    The news broke at 8am UK time that England batsman Jonathan Trott's Ashes series is over after just one Test.


    11/25/2013 9:13:27 AM
  • [shanewarne]WARNE'S REACTION
    Plenty of views and opinions on Twitter on Trott's early departure  - here's Shane Warne, who's also added his thoughts on the fine dished out to Michael Clarke...


    11/25/2013 9:19:27 AM
  • [cricket]England coach Andy Flower has backed Jonathan Trott's decision to leave the Ashes tour due to a long-standing stress-related condition.

    11/25/2013 9:21:41 AM
  • [twitter]MORE REACTION TO TROTT EXIT

    11/25/2013 9:28:57 AM
  • [cricket]TRESCOTHICK'S THOUGHTS
    Former England batsman Marcus Trescothick, who pulled out of the 2006/7 Ashes Tour with depression, is able to empathise with Jonathan Trott and his situation.


    11/25/2013 9:33:08 AM
  • [audio]If you're out and about this morning, don't forget you can tune into Sky Sports News Radio to get up to speed with all the news on Jonathan Trott and England's Ashes tour. Also, Jamie has Danny Mills in the studio from 10am to reflect on the Premier League weekend, and Dermot Gallagher from 11am to discuss the big refereeing talking points.

    11/25/2013 9:35:17 AM
  • [football]Away from a dramatic morning in the cricket world, here is what is coming up today in football. We'll be at Chelsea's training session this morning ahead of their Champions League clash at Basel on Tuesday. Will Fernando Torres be fit enough to train? At lunchtime, we'll be at Arsenal ahead of their match at home to Marseille. Also, Tony Pulis will be unveiled as Crystal Palace boss at 4pm. 
    11/25/2013 9:42:44 AM
  • [twitter]STEVE WARNER'S TWEET
    Not for the first time, the brother of Australia batsman David Warner has not handled himself well on Twitter today. Here's Steve Warner's initial reaction to the news of Jonathan Trott's Ashes tour exit - a tweet that has since been deleted. Warner claims he was told Trott was leaving due to injury, and has since apologised.
     
    Steve Warner's initial tweet on Trott news, since deleted 

    11/25/2013 9:45:03 AM
  • [skysportsnews]Sad news from Manchester United as one of the survivors of the 1958 Munich air disaster passes away...


    11/25/2013 9:53:49 AM
  • [liverpool]Liverpool defender Jose Enrique has undergone surgery on his right knee and isn't expected to be back until February.

    Jose Enrique (right): In action against Palace earlier this season 

    11/25/2013 9:55:08 AM
  • [cricket]Former England batsman Marcus Trescothick says Jonathan Trott's decision to leave would have been an almost impossible one to make.

    11/25/2013 10:02:03 AM
  • [boxing]REMATCH?
    Let's switch to boxing now and the dramatic and controversial clash between Carl Froch and George Groves. Eddie Hearn, who promotes both fighters, says he fully expects Groves' next fight to be for a world title fight although not necessarily a rematch with Froch.

    Froch and Groves: Rematch on the cards 
    11/25/2013 10:13:20 AM
  • [twitter]UNITED MOURN FOULKES
    Here's some reaction from those associated with Manchester United as they pay tribute to Bill Foulkes.


    11/25/2013 10:14:27 AM
  • WHAT HAPPENED NEXT....[boxing]
    There was widespread disbelief when the fight was stopped with George Groves ahead on all three judges' cards - although, to much surprise, only by a single point on two of them. But... had the fight been allowed to continue, who would have won? Let us know and vote in our poll which is going up right now....

    11/25/2013 10:25:49 AM
  • 11/25/2013 10:30:48 AM
  • REF BLASTED[boxing]
    George Groves' trainer Paddy Fitzpatrick was fuming over the actions of referee Howard Foster in Saturday's world title thriller against Carl Froch.
    11/25/2013 10:35:59 AM
  • HE'S DOWN![boxing]
    It was one of the pictures of the night - George Groves giving it the stare after dumping Carl Froch on his backside in the opening round.
    11/25/2013 10:39:47 AM
  • George Groves admits he is still gutted about the referee's decision to stop the fight against Carl Froch.

    11/25/2013 10:47:44 AM
  • NOT MY DECISION[boxing]
    Carl Froch says he will only offer George Groves a rematch if both his trainer and promoter agree to it.
    I don't swerve or duck anybody. If George wants a rematch and it makes sense, then of course we'll get it on. It's not my decision.
    11/25/2013 10:54:01 AM
  • [skysportsnews]PAPER REVIEW
    Paul McCarthy takes a look at the morning's newspapers (prior to Jonathan Trott's departure from the Ashes tour) with events in OZ and North London dominating.

    The Ashes turn dirty and AVB apologises - Paper Talk - 25th Nov
    by Jon Holmes via YouTube

    11/25/2013 10:56:48 AM
  • FEEDBACK[boxing]
    Some of your views on the potential Froch v Groves rematch..... 


    11/25/2013 11:11:11 AM
  • [boxing]REMATCH ODDS
    So how would the bookies price up Froch v Groves II? Four firms have already gone up with odds and they all make Froch the big favourite at prices between 2/5 and 8/15. Groves ranges from 6/4 to 2/1.
    11/25/2013 11:24:19 AM
  • [mikeatherton]Michael Atherton says Joe Root should bat at No 3 for England in the second Test.

    11/25/2013 11:24:23 AM
  • ASHES ODDS[cricket]
    England moved out to 5/2 to win the Ashes after their crushing 381-run defeat in the first Test at the Gabba. Australia are 4/6 to win back the Ashes for the first time since the 2006/07 series and are favourites to win the second Test in Adelaide at 11/8.
    11/25/2013 11:33:03 AM
  • [twitter]Stuart Broad reflects on Jonathan Trott's departure from the Ashes....
    11/25/2013 11:33:54 AM
  • [tottenham]AVB WOE
    Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas said his side should feel ashamed after they were thrashed 6-0 at Manchester City on Sunday.
    Our game plan, our confidence and motivation was affected after we suffered a goal in 13 seconds. It is a bad moment. We have to be ashamed of the result.
    11/25/2013 11:45:52 AM
  • [audio]Manuel Pellegrini only had praise for his Man City side after they put six goals past Tottenham on Super Sunday.

    11/25/2013 11:52:03 AM
  • [tottenham]Glenn Hoddle and Graeme Souness feel Andre Villas-Boas is under pressure after the heavy defeat at Manchester City.

    11/25/2013 11:53:29 AM
  • [tottenham]UNDER PRESSURE
    If the bookies are right, Spurs have virtually no chance of winning the title and are looking likely to miss out on a Champions League place too. Sky Bet make Tottenham 66/1 to win the Premier League and just 3/1 sixth favourites to finish in the top four. AVB is now joint second favourite at 8/1 to be the next Premier League manager to go. Fulham's Martin Jol is the hot 1/3 favourite.
    11/25/2013 11:59:04 AM
  • [audio]Danny Mills tells Sky Sports News Radio why Wayne Rooney was lucky not to see red after kicking out in Manchester United's draw at Cardiff. Also coming up live, legendary umpire Dickie Bird gives his views on sledging and Jonathan Trott's return home.

    11/25/2013 12:02:23 PM
  • [crystalpalace]FOOTBALL
    Tony Pulis has just turned up for his first day at work as Crystal Palace manager. He’ll be officially unveiled at a press conference at about 4pm. He told us two important things. No 1 - he got lost trying to find the training ground. No 2 – he will probably keep caretaker Keith Millen on the staff. 
    11/25/2013 12:08:25 PM
  • [football]LES BLEUS
    France have unveiled their new kit for next year's World Cup, modelled by Franck Ribery, Raphael Varane, Yohan Cabaye and Blaise Matuidi 
    11/25/2013 12:12:03 PM
  • [football]SAMBA STARS
    And here's the 2014 Brazil strip from Nike. 3D body scans of elite players, such as Neymar, were used to inform the cut of the kit 
    11/25/2013 12:14:27 PM
  • QUIZ TIME[added-minutes]
    1. Who is the top scorer in the Premier League this season?

    2. Which county cricket side play some of their home matches at Aigburth?

    3. Dai Young is the director of rugby at which Aviva Premiership team?

    4. Who are the only side to beat the San Francisco 49ers in their six Super
      Bowl appearances?

    5. Who are the four Spanish players in the top 20 of the ATP Rankings?

    Answers at 13:00

    11/25/2013 12:28:00 PM
  • [cricket]SUPPORT FOR TROTT

    11/25/2013 12:31:54 PM
  • [cricket]SLEDGING 
    The issue of sledging in cricket has raised its head again following the first Ashes Test in Brisbane. Michael Clarke has been fined for comments he made to Jimmy Anderson during the game. ECB umpires manager Chris Kelly had this to say on Sky Sports News...

    You have to draw the distinction between banter and what you deem to be unfair. If umpires hear something they feel is obscene or it is insensitive comments, they can take action straight away.

    11/25/2013 12:34:57 PM
  • [audio]Jonathan Trott leaves England's Ashes Tour due to stress-related illness - who will replace him in the squad?

    11/25/2013 12:35:30 PM
  • [cricket]SLEDGING
    More from ECB umpires manager Chris Kelly on Sky Sports News...

    The umpires have not done anything wrong as far as I'm aware. They reacted to something that happened and the onus should be on the teams involved to make sure they don't overstep the line.
    11/25/2013 12:43:12 PM
  • [mondaynightfootball]MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL
    It's a West Midlands derby on MNF tonight as West Brom play host to Aston Villa. Baggies defender Liam Ridgewell has been talking to Sky Sports' Johnny Phillips ahead of the game and body art was one of the discussion topics...

    Liam Ridgewell: Shows off his sleeves 
    11/25/2013 12:53:45 PM
  • [sunderland]BROWN APPEAL OVER RED
    Sunderland have announced they will appeal against the red card shown to
    defender Wes Brown during Saturday's Premier League game at Stoke.

    Wes Brown: Heads down the Britannia Stadium tunnel 
    11/25/2013 12:54:33 PM
  • [added-minutes]QUIZ ANSWERS[added-minutes]
    1. Who is the top scorer in the Premier League this season? Sergio Aguero (10)

    2. Which county cricket side play some of their home matches at Aigburth? Lancashire

    3. Dai Young is the director of rugby at which Aviva Premiership team? Wasps

    4. Who are the only side to beat the San Francisco 49ers in their six Super 
      Bowl appearances? Baltimore Ravens (2013)

    5. Who are the four Spanish players in the top 20 of the ATP Rankings? Rafael Nadal, David Ferrer, Nicolas Almagro and Tommy Robredo

    Did you get 5 out of 5?
    11/25/2013 1:01:41 PM
  • [arsenal]PODOLSKI BOOST FOR ARSENAL
    Good news for Arsenal fans - Germany forward Lukas Podolski was back in training today, having been sidelined with a hamstring injury since August. He's still a few weeks away from a first-team return though, according to Arsene Wenger.

    Podolski: With countrymen Ozil and Mertesacker on Monday 
    11/25/2013 1:05:59 PM
  • [arsenal]WENGER PRESSER
    Arsene Wenger has been talking to the media ahead of Arsenal's Champions League clash at home to Marseille tomorrow. The Gunners boss is keen to secure top spot in Group F, even though there is no guarantee of a better round-of-16 draw, and has been discussing Mesut Ozil's form too...


    11/25/2013 1:13:30 PM
  • [cricket]HAPPY BIRTHDAY
    Former Pakistan Test captain and now politician Imran Khan (61) and Aussie pace bowler Peter Siddle (29).
    11/25/2013 1:17:17 PM
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