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Sky Sports Today - 4th December

  • [recommend]GOOD MORNING
    A warm welcome to Sky Sports Today. Lots to look forward to with the hours ticking down to the start of the second Ashes Test in Adelaide while there are nine Premier League matches tonight, including Manchester United v Everton.
    12/4/2013 8:42:03 AM
  • [football]PAPER TALK
    Some of the main lines from this morning's newspapers...
    • DAILY MIRRORBarcelona winger Pedro has put Liverpool and Manchester United on alert as he is ready to quit the Nou Camp.
    • THE SUN: Arsene Wenger has rapped the football pundits who say that Arsenal cannot win the title this season.
    • DAILY STAR: David Moyes insists he warned Everton he planned to raid his old club as soon as he got the Manchester United job.
    • For more football news and gossip, check out our full Paper Talk feature.
    12/4/2013 8:48:10 AM
  • FIT AND RARING TO GO [cricket]
    Good news for Alastair Cook. All options will be available to England as they fine-tune selection for the second Ashes Test, after confirmation of both Ian Bell and Tim Bresnan's fitness.
    12/4/2013 9:00:16 AM
    Meanwhile, Australia captain Michael Clarke has cheekily named both teams for the second Ashes Test, almost 24 hours before England's will be confirmed.
    12/4/2013 9:02:26 AM
  • ASHES PODCAST [cricket]
    In this pre-second Test podcast, ex-England captain Mike Atherton expects Gary Ballance to make his Test debut, but former Aussie star Greg Blewett puts the case for two spinners.
    12/4/2013 9:14:38 AM
  • NET PRACTICE [cricket]
    Some photos of England's Wednesday nets session at the Adelaide Oval.
    12/4/2013 9:25:21 AM
  • MY SPECIAL DAY [recommend]
    A very emotional and heartwarming story as My Special Day gives a young England fan a day to remember. Lewis Marshall was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy last year. 
    12/4/2013 9:35:45 AM
    There's a bumper programme in the Premier League tonight with nine matches taking place. We look at some of the main storylines ahead of this evening's action...
    12/4/2013 10:00:42 AM
  • GROUP OF DEATH [worldcup]
    England could be put in the same group as Brazil and Italy after FIFA announced a change to its usual draw procedure for the 2014 World Cup finals. The draw in Brazil is live on Sky Sports News this Friday from 4pm.
    12/4/2013 10:09:44 AM
  • SECOND CHANCE [cricket]
    This graphic should give England plenty of confidence ahead of the second Test at the Adelaide Oval!
    12/4/2013 10:30:39 AM
  • IN A SPIN? [cricket]
    But the argument for England playing two spinners in Adelaide isn't a strong one given the stats below...
    12/4/2013 10:32:44 AM
  • MY SPECIAL DAY [recommend]
    We're getting some wonderful Twitter reaction to the video of brave Lewis Marshall spending the day with the England football team (see video below at 9:35).

    12/4/2013 10:47:45 AM
    Great video here of Wayne Rooney surprising Rory McIlroy at the first tee by bringing out the new Nike Ordem Football which has been inspired by golf ball design.
    12/4/2013 10:55:29 AM
    Man Utd fan Rory Mcilroy tells us what it was like to work with Wayne Rooney whilst shooting their Nike promo.
    12/4/2013 10:57:45 AM
  • NO JANUARY SALES [manchestercity]
    Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini has insisted he is not planning on letting anyone leave the club in January.
    12/4/2013 11:13:48 AM
  • THE 'BRAZUCA' [football]
    No, not something Madonna used to wear, it's the new World Cup ball. Here's a first glimpse. @brazuca
    12/4/2013 11:28:16 AM
  • [tottenham] MULLERY ON AVB
    Former Spurs captain Alan Mullery tells us what he thinks of Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas getting embroiled in a ward of words with journalists.
    12/4/2013 11:40:18 AM
  • [cricket] BUMBLE MEETS JAWS
    Ahead of the second Ashes Test, David Lloyd takes to the water to see what lies beneath. Look out, Shark!
    12/4/2013 11:44:40 AM
    David Gower, Mike Atherton, Bob Willis, Nasser Hussain and David Lloyd share some of their favourite Ashes memories from second Test venue, Adelaide.
    12/4/2013 11:52:14 AM
  • LAMB PICKS LINE-UP [cricket]
    Double Ashes winner Allan Lamb plays fantasy cricket and picks his team to try and square the series.
    12/4/2013 11:55:40 AM
    The Minnesota Vikings have started construction on their stunning new stadium which they plan to move to for the start of the 2016 NFL season. #futuristic
    12/4/2013 12:12:09 PM
  • [added-minutes]QUIZ TIME
    Some brain-teasers while you eat your sandwiches.....
    1. How many wins have Hull managed in their last 30 Premier League away games?
    2. How many goals has Luis Suarez scored in his last three PL games against Norwich?
    3. Name the three players who have scored a PL hat-trick against Man Utd?
    4. Which player scored the winner in the 1995 FA Cup final between Everton and Man Utd?
    5. Which player has provided the most assists in the PL this season?
    Check back at 13:00 for answers
    12/4/2013 12:22:15 PM
  • ON THIS DAY [calendar]
    Great memories for some, recurring nightmares for others....
    1908: Sunderland scored eight goals in the last 28 minutes - five of them in the last eight - to run out 9-1 winners of their First Division north-east derby against Newcastle.
    2006: Shane Warne took four for 49 as England collapsed to 129 all out and lost the second Test against Australia in Adelaide by six wickets.
    12/4/2013 12:41:56 PM
  • MY SPECIAL DAY [recommend]
    The video of brave Lewis Marshall spending the day with the England football team (see video below at 9:35) continues to create a huge reaction on Twitter. 
    12/4/2013 12:50:26 PM
    Fulham striker Dimitar Berbatov hopes to leave the club in January, according to his agent Emil Dantchev. Would you like to see the mercurial Bulgarian at your club?
    12/4/2013 12:58:39 PM
  • [added-minutes]QUIZ ANSWERS.....
    Take a bow if you got 5 out of 5.
    1. How many wins have Hull managed in their last 30 Premier League away games? 1
    2. How many goals has Luis Suarez scored in his last three PL games against Norwich? 7
    3. Name the three players who have scored a PL hat-trick against Man Utd? Romelu Lukaku, Dirk Kuyt and David Bentley
    4. Which player scored the winner in the 1995 FA Cup final between Everton and Man Utd? Paul Rideout
    5. Which player has provided the most assists in the PL this season? Mezut Ozil (6) 
    12/4/2013 1:03:46 PM
  • [fl72]POMPEY JOB
    Sky Sources: Oxford boss Chris Wilder and former Crawley manager Richie Barker are the favourites for the Portsmouth job. Pompey were granted permission to speak to Wilder by his club yesterday.
    Oxford boss Chris Wilder 

    12/4/2013 1:29:06 PM
    More manager shenanigans. Rotherham have refused Sheffield Wednesday permission to speak to their manager Steve Evans about the vacant post at Hillsborough. Word on the street is that Wednesday have a five-man shortlist, which also includes Neil Warnock.

    Ex-Blades boss Neil Warnock has been linked with city rivals Wednesday 

    12/4/2013 1:32:42 PM
  • [everton] SHEEDY THUMBS-UP
    Former Everton midfielder Kevin Sheedy backs Roberto Martinez ahead of tonight's Premier League game with Manchester United.
    12/4/2013 1:44:09 PM
  • 12/4/2013 1:49:15 PM
  • DUBAI ON SKY [golf]
    Sky Sports have live coverage of the Dubai Ladies Masters this week
    (highlights of today's first round and live on SS4 Thursday to Saturday).
    Some photos to get you in the mood...
    12/4/2013 1:55:12 PM
  • KP NUTS? [cricket]
    Kevin Pietersen playing left-handed? Not quite, he's attempting a reverse sweep off Monty Panesar in the nets this morning. 
    12/4/2013 2:13:39 PM
  • [westham] FESTIVE CHEER

    12/4/2013 2:23:34 PM
  • [manchesterunited] PITCH-ER PERFECT

    12/4/2013 2:25:22 PM
  • [hull] FANS VIEW
    Hull City's fans voice their discontent with the owners plans to change the club's name.
    12/4/2013 2:30:26 PM
    Sweden's Pernilla Lindberg and Spanish duo Carlota Ciganda and Mireira Prat carded five-under-par 67s to share the lead after the first round of the Omega Dubai Ladies Masters.
     Sweden's Pernilla Lindberg
    12/4/2013 2:33:11 PM
  • [football] HAVING A BET?
    If you fancy a flutter on tonight's nine Premier League games, here are Sky Bet's odds:
    12/4/2013 2:35:36 PM
  • ADELAIDE BUILD-UP [cricket]
    We're getting closer! Here's everything you need to know ahead of the second Ashes Test (coverage begins tonight at 11pm on Sky Sports 2 HD).
    12/4/2013 2:44:09 PM
  • GOWER ON LINE-UP [cricket]
    Former captain David Gower believes England will pick Tim Bresnan and Gary Ballance for the second Ashes Test, in Adelaide.
    12/4/2013 2:48:52 PM
  • [formula-one]RACES DROPPED
    The Formula 1 calendar will stay at 19 races for the 2014 season after New Jersey, Mexico and Korea all failed to make the final cut.

    2014 F1 calendar

    Mar 16 - Australia (Melbourne) Mar 30 - Malaysia (Sepang) Apr 6 - Bahrain (Sakhir) Apr 20 - China (Shanghai) May 11 - Spain (Barcelona) May 25 - Monaco Jun 8 - Canada (Montreal) Jun 22 - Austria (Red Bull Ring) Jul 6 - Britain (Silverstone) Jul 20 - Germany (Hockenheim) Jul 27 - Hungary (Budapest) Aug 24 - Belgium (Spa-Francorchamps) Sep 7 - Italy (Monza) Sep 21 - Singapore Oct 5 - Japan (Suzuka) Oct 12 - Russia (Sochi) Nov 2 - United States (Austin) Nov 9 - Brazil (Interlagos) Nov 23 - Abu Dhabi (Yas Marina)

    12/4/2013 2:54:49 PM
  • MERSON'S PREDICTIONS [paulmerson]
    Soccer Saturday pundit Paul Merson gives us his picks for tonight's Premier League action and says there could be frustration for David Moyes against his former club.
    12/4/2013 2:56:09 PM
  • [cricket] SWANNY'S ASHES DIARY
    Graham Swann has released the first instalment of his Ashes diary. Some serious reflections but the usual larks too. Check out Jimmy Anderson's Nasser Hussain impression!
    12/4/2013 3:23:31 PM
  • [chelsea]JOSE EXPECTS TEST
    Jose Mourinho's Chelsea take on Sunderland at the Stadium of Light tonight and despite the 18 places separating the two in the table the Blues boss expects a tough test...
    12/4/2013 3:25:23 PM
    Sheffield Wednesday chairman Milan Mandaric has confirmed Neil Warnock is among the candidates for the vacant managerial post at the club. When asked by Sky Sports to confirm the rumours Warnock was on the shortlist for the job, Mandaric said: "Yes he is. It doesn't mean he will be our manager. There are four or five names and he is one of them."
    Neil Warnock, during his time as Leeds boss 
    12/4/2013 3:38:19 PM
  • [everton]DUFFY CONFIDENT

    12/4/2013 4:00:38 PM
  • [cricket]THE AUSSIE LAIR
    A view inside the home dressing room at the Adelaide Oval...
    Australia dressing room at the Adelaide Oval 
    12/4/2013 4:07:08 PM
    Former Sheffield United defender Craig Short gives his views on former boss Neil Warnock's potential appointment as Sheffield Wednesday boss...
    12/4/2013 4:22:52 PM
    Brazilian officials have confirmed that four stadiums scheduled to be used at next year's World Cup finals will be ready at the end of December and will be handed over in January, only a few weeks behind schedule. That means the only stadia with considerable building work still to be carried out are the Arena da Baixada in Curitiba and the Itaquera Corinthians in Sao Paulo, where two workers died last week when a crane collapsed onto the stadium.
    The World Cup trophy and ball at the Maracana stadium in Rio 
    12/4/2013 4:34:32 PM
  • [football]RONALDO READY
    Former Brazil forward Ronaldo is all smiles during an interview ahead of the World Cup finals draw, which takes place tomorrow. The draw in Brazil is live on Sky Sports News this Friday from 4pm.
    Former Brazil striker Ronaldo
    12/4/2013 4:44:42 PM
  • [rugby-league]BRONCOS BATTLE ON
    London Broncos have lodged their intention to appoint an administrator as attempts continue to keep the club afloat. The Super League side are in danger of going into administration and are seeking a new venue after their eight-year groundshare with rugby union side Harlequins at Twickenham Stoop came to an end last season.Add Caption
    The message from the Broncos club shop is clear 
    12/4/2013 4:48:27 PM
  • [football]DARK HORSES

    12/4/2013 4:51:54 PM
  • [football]DARK HORSES

    12/4/2013 4:53:02 PM
  • [football]DARK HORSES

    12/4/2013 4:53:55 PM
  • [football]DARK HORSES

    12/4/2013 4:54:26 PM
  • [twitter]Arsenal striker Lukas Podolski is in confident mood ahead of their home game with Hull City.
    12/4/2013 5:13:44 PM
  • I think they are in the moment where one point does not make a big difference. They need three points.
    [chelsea]Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho expects Sunderland to go for maximum points when the sides go head-to-head at the Stadium of Light tonight.
    12/4/2013 5:20:33 PM
  • The Sunderland groundstaff have been busy ahead of tonight's big game.
    12/4/2013 5:29:18 PM
  • [england]England supporters have been given the third highest number of allocated tickets for the World Cup, some 27,000.
    12/4/2013 5:39:26 PM
  • Catch up with all the latest news in Hometime Headlines

    12/4/2013 5:45:02 PM
  • 12/4/2013 5:53:32 PM
  • Just time for a quick stat attack...
    12/4/2013 5:58:41 PM
  • ...and that is that from me. It's a busy old night of action in the world of footie though. Keep up with all the action on our Premier League Live! blog which will be firing into life very soon.
    12/4/2013 6:01:22 PM
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