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Sky Sports Today - 26th November

  • [recommend]GOOD MORNING
    Welcome to Sky Sports Today on Tuesday, 26 November. As is becoming customary, we'll be kicking off the day with a trip Down Under to catch up with the latest news from England's Ashes Tour, plus bringing you up to speed on all the other big stories making the sports headlines.
    11/26/2013 9:04:09 AM
  • [cricket]ENGLAND IN ALICE SPRINGS
    England have now moved on to Alice Springs ahead of Friday's tour match against a Central Australia Chairman's XI.

    Alistair Cook leads his side off the plane 
    11/26/2013 9:08:46 AM
  • [cricket]SLEDGING
    Sledging remains very much in the news agenda this morning. Australia bowler Peter Siddle has made it clear that Michael Clarke's fine will not deter either side from engaging in verbal warfare on the field for the remainder of the series.
    11/26/2013 9:09:16 AM
  • [cricket]ENGLAND IN ALICE SPRINGS
    It's hot hot hot in Alice - the thermometer hit 39 degrees Celsius at the weekend at the Traeger Park Oval, where England will begin a two-day match on Friday (UK start time is 11.30pm GMT on Thursday).

    England arrive in Alice Springs 
    11/26/2013 9:14:55 AM
  • [cricket]ENGLAND SHUN MEDIA
    The England squad have opted to close ranks following the events of the last few days. At Brisbane airport, a number of players refused to answer questions, with Kevin Pietersen making a particular point of declaring he couldn't hear reporters with his earphones in.
    11/26/2013 9:16:34 AM
  • [football]BENDTNER IN BOTHER
    Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner has been cautioned by police following his arrest on suspicion of criminal damage. The 25-year-old had been held by police in Hertfordshire yesterday in connection with damage to an apartment building where he lives in the Bushey area.
    11/26/2013 9:20:32 AM
  • [cricket]ENGLAND IN ALICE SPRINGS
    Not sure England are entirely deserving of a guard of honour at the moment, but that's apparently what this water truck at Alice Springs airport was trying to deliver... it was aimed away from the tour party, by the way...

    A jet of water from a fire truck welcomes England to Alice Springs
    11/26/2013 9:28:08 AM
  • [football]GIGGS 40
    Most players' boots are well hung-up by the time they reach 40. Not Ryan Giggs', though. He hits the milestone on Friday. Here is what he had to say to Sky Sports News Radio...

    11/26/2013 9:30:18 AM
  • [everton]BAINES BLOW
    Bad news for Everton (and fantasy football managers). England left-back Leighton Baines will be out for up to six weeks after fracturing his toe against Liverpool at the weekend.

    Leighton Baines: Makes way for Deulofeu on Saturday 
    11/26/2013 9:35:22 AM
  • [cricket]COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP FIXTURES
    The breaking news is coming thick and fast this morning. The fixtures for the 2014 County Championship have just been released. On April 6th, Nottinghamshire face Lancashire and Sussex play Middlesex. Champions Durham will begin their season in the second week of April, against Northamptonshire.
    11/26/2013 9:38:54 AM
  • [cricket]The Ashes Verdict panel convened on Monday night - Jonathan Trott's departure from England's tour of Australia was one of the talking points.

    11/26/2013 9:42:40 AM
  • [cricket]COUNTY SEASON SHAKE-UP
    There will be a number of changes this season, with most games starting on a Sunday, most t20 matches taking place on Friday nights and 40-over matches becoming 50-over affairs. In addition, teams get five points for a draw as opposed to three in the County Championship
    11/26/2013 9:43:11 AM
  • [cricket]COUNTY CHANGES
    There's a lot to get your head around this morning if you're a county cricket fan, with the NatWest T20 Blast and Royal London One-Day Cup competitions now on the schedule. Fortunately the ECB have created a handy video guide to the changes...

    Domestic cricket 2014 - key changes
    by Jon Holmes via YouTube
    11/26/2013 9:58:54 AM
  • [cricket]TROTT'S DEPARTURE
    As you'd expect, the Aussie press have had plenty to say about Jonathan Trott's stress-related departure from the Ashes tour. Fox's Ben Way summarises for us...

    11/26/2013 10:10:45 AM
  • [championsleague]CHAMPIONS LEAGUE
    It's Matchday Five in the UEFA Champions League group stage, and you can see Chelsea and Celtic in action live on Sky Sports tonight. Here's our schedule...

    4.55pm: Zenit St Petersburg v Atletico Madrid (Sky Sports 2 HD, kick-off 5pm)
    7pm: FC Basel v Chelsea (Sky Sports 2 HD)
    7.30pm: Celtic v AC Milan (Sky Sports 4 HD)
    7.30pm: Ajax v Barcelona (Sky Sports Xtra - also available via red button on Sky Sports 4 HD)
    7.45pm: Borussia Dortmund v Napoli, FC Porto v Austria Vienna, Steaua Bucharest v Schalke (all available via red button on Sky Sports 4 HD)
    10pm: Champions League Goals (Sky Sports 2 HD)
    11/26/2013 10:12:28 AM
  • [twitter]#GIGGSIS40
    Over on @SkyFootball on Twitter, they're asking fans to name their favourite Ryan Giggs moments with the #Giggsis40 hashtag as we look ahead to the Welsh wizard's 40th birthday on Friday.


    11/26/2013 2:37:15 PM
  • [tottenham]AVB UNDER PRESSURE
    We've been keeping a close eye on Sky Bet's 'Next Premier League Manager to Leave' market today as there's been a significant gamble on Tottenham head coach Andre Villas-Boas to walk the plank - he's now been backed in to 10/11. Here's some sage advice from Sunday Supplement host Neil Ashton... last night's MNF is currently being replayed on Sky Sports 1 HD.


    11/26/2013 2:45:38 PM
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    11/26/2013 2:51:51 PM
  • [tea]QUIZ TIME ANSWERS
    Let's see how you got on in our sports quiz...

    1. During his playing career, Tony Pulis represented clubs from England, Wales and which other country? Answer: Hong Kong. Pulis played for Happy Valley AA in 1981-82, between two stints with Bristol Rovers.
    2. In snooker, who won the 2012 UK Championship? Answer: Mark Selby. The 'Jester from Leicester' beat Shaun Murphy 10-6 in last year's York final.
    3. How many Test centuries has Jonathan Trott scored? Answer: Nine. Three of them have come against Australia; alas, no more this series.
    4. West Brom striker Shane Long started his senior career at which club? Answer: Cork City. He moved to Reading in 2005.
    5. Perri Shakes-Drayton is the reigning European indoor champion over which distance? Answer: 400 metres. Perri's a major injury doubt for the Commonwealth Games, however.

    Jonathan Trott: Celebrates his debut Test ton at the Oval in 2009 
    11/26/2013 2:52:10 PM
  • [tottenham]AVB UNDER PRESSURE
    Will AVB get Spurs back to winning ways in the next few weeks? Here are their next 6 fixtures:
    28 Nov - Tromso v Tottenham (Europa League)
    01 Dec - Tottenham v Man Utd (Premier League)
    04 Dec - Fulham v Tottenham (Premier League)
    07 Dec - Sunderland v Tottenham (Premier League)
    12 Dec - Tottenham v Anzhi (Europa League)
    15 Dec - Tottenham v Liverpool (Premier League)
    11/26/2013 2:57:34 PM
  • RUGBY UNION
    [rugby]Expect some spectacular flowing rugby when the Barbarians take on Fiji on Saturday (live on Sky Sports 2 HD - 14:25). The squad features eight All Blacks, eight South Africans and five Argentines. Here's the full line-up.
    Springbok skipper Jean de Villiers will captain the Barbarians 

    11/26/2013 3:02:33 PM
  • [olympics]JESS ENNIS Q&A
    Sky Sports Living For Sport ambassador and Great Britain golden girl Jess Ennis-Hill has been in conversation with Baroness Campbell, Chair of the Youth Sport Trust, for a series of exclusive interviews. Here she talks about how missing the Beijing Olympic Games led to London 2012 glory...

    11/26/2013 3:04:19 PM
  • [twitter]#GIGGSIS40
    Here's some of the best reaction on Twitter to @SkyFootball's #Giggsis40 discussion...

    11/26/2013 3:17:49 PM
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    11/26/2013 3:24:26 PM
  • [cricket]JONATHAN TROTT
    Former England captain Michael Vaughan on Trott leaving the Ashes Tour:
    It's the right thing for him, I wish him well. I hope he gets back but he's got to take his time. There's no point rushing, he's got to take as long as it takes. He's got to get himself right. I guess if you're just thinking about one thing, all your life, and then you have a bad period as well, within that, it can build up even more. Marcus Trescothick speaks about how he realised he needed other things in his life away from cricket.

    11/26/2013 3:32:03 PM
  • BROWN WINS APPEAL 
    Sunderland have won their appeal against Wes Brown's red card at Stoke on Saturday. [sunderland]
    11/26/2013 3:38:05 PM

  • 11/26/2013 3:39:13 PM
  • BOLASIE BLOW
    FA have rejected Crystal Palace's appeal against Yannick Bolasie's red card at Hull [crystalpalace]


    11/26/2013 3:44:52 PM
  • [championsleague]DON'T MISS OUT
    There's a mouthwatering line-up of Champions League action live on Sky Sports tonight and it starts in just over an hour!

    11/26/2013 3:55:05 PM
  • BROWN RED CARD RESCINDED
    Good news for Sunderland as the FA uphold their appeal against Wes Brown's controversial sending-off at Stoke on Saturday. [sunderland]
    11/26/2013 3:58:01 PM
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