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Sky Sports Today - 25th November

  • [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
  • [chelsea]TORRES TRAINING
    Good news for Chelsea fans. Fernando Torres is back in training today. He has been out of action since November 2.

    Fernando Torres: Training at Cobham today 
    11/25/2013 1:22:23 PM
  • [cricket]SUPPORT FOR TROTT 
    Aussie coach Darren Lehmann has passed on his best wishes to Jonathan Trott after the England batsman returned home with a stress-related illness.

    11/25/2013 1:22:29 PM
  • [football]A Swindon fan arrested for running on to the pitch and allegedly punching Leyton Orient keeper Jamie Jones has been released on bail.
    11/25/2013 1:39:23 PM
  • Former Premier League referee Dermot Gallagher gives his opinion on whether Wes Brown deserved a red card against Stoke.

    11/25/2013 1:42:07 PM
  • [celtic]BHOYS PREPARE
    Celtic go through their drills at Lennoxtown training facility, near Glasgow, ahead of Tuesday night's crunch home Champions League game against AC Milan (Sky Sports 4 HD 19:30). A win could lift the Bhoys into second place in the group.
    11/25/2013 1:53:36 PM
  • [mondaynightfootball]STAT ATTACK
    Some key stats ahead of tonight's clash between West Brom and Aston Villa at The Hawthorns (live on Sky Sports 1 HD - kick-off 20:00):
    • West Brom are unbeaten in their last five Barclays Premier League games against Aston Villa (W2 D3)

    • Aston Villa have failed to score in four of their last five league games, but have also kept three clean sheets in this run

    • Christian Benteke has not scored in any of his last five Premier League appearances; his longest goal drought in the PL since joining Aston Villa
    11/25/2013 2:03:05 PM
  • Former Manchester United captain Bill Foulkes, who survived the 1958 Munich air crash, has died aged 81.

    11/25/2013 2:11:24 PM
  • Jamie Carragher looks ahead to a Midlands derby between West Brom and Villa as he returns to the MNF studio tonight.

    11/25/2013 2:19:30 PM
  • PAPER TALK - REGIONAL
    Unsurprisingly plenty of football on the back pages this afternoon - lots of reaction to the weekend games, starting with...
    • An inquest at the Tottenham training ground after their humiliating 6-0 defeat at the hands of Manchester City on Sunday (London Evening Standard)

    • James McCarthy feels Everton will learn from their late disappointment and kick on in the wake of an enthralling first Merseyside derby of the season (Liverpool Echo)

    • Frank Lampard concedes this could be his last season in English football (Fulham Chronicle)

    • Neil Lennon feeling no pressure ahead of the massive Champions League clash with Milan on Tuesday (Evening Times)

    For all the latest from your region, check out the headlines in our latest Paper Talk column

    11/25/2013 2:21:16 PM
  • [skysportsnews] BUSY TIMES AHEAD
    Tony Pulis about to give his first press conference as Crystal Palace manager and soon after that, George Groves joins us in the studio to talk Froch.



    11/25/2013 4:02:55 PM
  • [crystalpalace] PULIS ON PALACE
    It's a club in the Premier League, it's a smashing club with great history. It's going to be a tough job and I am not coming here with any illusions that it will be anything but tough. You look at how far this club has come in a few years - it's remarkable. It's an opportunity and chance to do something Palace hasn't done - get promoted and then stay in the Premier League.

    11/25/2013 4:08:16 PM
  • [crystalpalace] IMPOSSIBLE JOB?
    Can Tony Pulis keep Crystal Palace up? The odds suggest he has a huge task on his hands with Sky Bet making them 1/7 favourites in their relegation market.
    11/25/2013 4:12:11 PM
  • [crystalpalace] A CUPPA WITH KEITH
    Tony Pulis will talk with Keith Millen, who has been in interim charge at Selhurst Park since Ian Holloway's departure, about his future role within his staff

    We'll go and have a cup of tea afterwards and have a chat about that. It's only right that we do that between ourselves before anybody else knows.




    11/25/2013 4:12:18 PM
  • [crystalpalace] PARISH ON DELAY
    Palace chairman Steve Parish responds to criticism it took him too long to replace Ian Holloway.
    What's the right amount of time to get it right. If you are hiring a manager for two or three years you have to get it right. We weren't expecting Ian to go, you've got to look at who is available, have discussions and think about what the right thing is for the club now, and in the future.

    11/25/2013 4:18:15 PM
  • [boxing]SAME AGAIN?
    George Groves is now speaking live in the Sky Sports studios. Sky Bet have just published their odds on a rematch and make Carl Froch clear favourite to win again. Froch is 4/9, with Groves 13/8 and a drawn fight 20/1.
     
    11/25/2013 4:27:27 PM
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