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Sky Sports Today - Friday May 17

Sky Sports Today - Friday May 17


    Here's the full story on how James Anderson became the fourth Englishman to take 300 Test wickets. His milestone moment came during day two against New Zealand at Lord's.
    by dave.tindallon May 17, 2013 at 3:50 PM

    5/17/2013 3:52:07 PM

    Norwich manager Chris Hughton has dismissed speculation that striker Grant Holt could be leaving the club this summer.
    He has two years left of his contract. I think he started more games than he did last season so this is somebody who is right in there playing games. Anything that is heard or written about is very much speculation. For me it has not been an issue.

    5/17/2013 3:58:30 PM

    In contrast to England's snail-like batting, Ross Taylor has hit a quick fifty for New Zealand at Lord's.
    by dave.tindallon May 17, 2013 at 4:00 PM
    5/17/2013 4:00:37 PM

    Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed David Beckham will play for Paris Saint-Germain in his last ever home match on Saturday. Beckham, 38, who announced his retirement from football yesterday, will be part of the French league champions' team to face Brest at the Parc des Princes.
    If he thinks it was the right moment to stop we have to respect this. Not just PSG but the football world has lost a fantastic player and a fantastic professional and a good man, but he has taken the right decision because he decided to stop and not other people.

    5/17/2013 4:05:21 PM
  • [bn] Premier League confirm Villa Park to stage potential play-off between Chelsea and Arsenal on May 26
    5/17/2013 4:08:11 PM

    Rafa Nadal, who holds a 15-1 winning record against David Ferrer on clay, has won the first set of their Rome Masters quarter-final, taking it 6-4 after a real battle. Ferrer is 1-0 up in the second after holding his opening service game.
    5/17/2013 4:09:04 PM
  • [bn]West Brom have announced centre-back Gareth McAuley has signed a new two-year contract, committing him to the club until 2015.
    5/17/2013 4:22:47 PM
  • GOLF

    Strong words from Ian Poulter after his Volvo World Match Play exit following back-to-back defeats in the group stage. We'll have a full report on day two shortly.
    There is no excuse for that display of golf over the last two days. It's disgusting, disgraceful and there's no explanation. I should have been able to finish the match off. My concentration was simply not there and therefore you make mental errors when you have not used your brain. It's completely unacceptable. I will stay p***** off for a couple of hours and then get to England and win at Wentworth (venue for next week's BMW PGA Championship).

    5/17/2013 4:26:10 PM

    Here's the full story on the Premier League confirming that a possible play-off for third place between Chelsea and Arsenal will be staged at Villa Park on May 26.
    5/17/2013 4:39:09 PM

    Eddie Hearn has announced that the planned undercard for David Haye's postponed comeback fight - Gavin Rees v Anthony Crolla - will now go ahead at Bolton Arena instead.
    We had been working on a great undercard for the Haye fight so it made sense to continue with the show and to keep it in Greater Manchester.

    5/17/2013 4:43:01 PM
  • Reaction from Mark Cavendish after he surged to his fourth victory of the Giro d'Italia and 40th Grand Tour win with a virtuoso sprint on stage 13.

    5/17/2013 4:44:35 PM

    Infographic from the ECB detailing James Anderson’s 300
    Test match wickets, and a full breakdown of his wickets (latter provided by

    by dave.tindallon May 17, 2013 at 4:49 PM
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    5/17/2013 4:50:13 PM

    Stoke have announced that they have launched "a full internal investigation" into a bizarre incident which occurred at their training ground on Friday. Their announcement followed reports that a severed pig's head had been placed in the locker of forward Kenwyne Jones as a practical joke.
    A full internal investigation will be carried out and those responsible for any unacceptable behaviour will be dealt with in accordance with the club's disciplinary procedures.
    5/17/2013 4:50:13 PM

    David Ferrer produced a sensational point to wrap up the second set, 6-4, in his quarter-final clash against Rafa Nadal at the Rome Masters. They're going into a decider.
    5/17/2013 4:55:26 PM
  • GOLF

    Full report from the second day of the Volvo World Match Play Championship in Bulgaria where Ryder Cup hero Ian Poulter crashed out. Here's an exasperated Poulter looking for his ball on the 12th.
    by dave.tindallon May 17, 2013 at 5:02 PM

    5/17/2013 5:02:36 PM

    Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers admits his first season in charge of the club has been a useful learning curve. The Reds boss also claims to be in the process of identifying summer transfer targets.
    I have needed this year to learn the real depths of this club, everything that needs to be done, and I think come the summer we will be in a much better place to put in a sustainable challenge at the top of the table.
    5/17/2013 5:03:48 PM

    Here's the full story on Gareth McAuley's new contract at West Brom, with Baggies boss Steve Clarke delighted to have seen the centre-half agree fresh terms.
    Gareth's important to the dressing room. I've mentioned a number of times how strong the dressing room is and how we have a lot of good characters in the dressing room. Gareth is one of those.
    5/17/2013 5:12:32 PM

    Our Sky Sports Fantasy Football guru looks at who will pick up points on the Premier League final day - tipping a couple of north London rivals to shine in the race for UEFA Champions League qualification.
    Santi Cazorla is actually now the game's leading scorer after overtaking the suspended Luis Suarez, with 12 goals, 12 assists and 10 Sky Sports man-of-the-match awards seeing him rack up 258 points.
    Click here to see who else is offered up as potential weekend recruits.
    5/17/2013 5:23:47 PM
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    World number two Rory McIlroy is set to leave Horizon Sports Management to create his own management group.
    5/17/2013 5:32:44 PM

    AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli has insisted he is happy to have put his time at Manchester City behind him.
    I'm not here to talk about if I'm unfairly treated. I don't care. I'm out from England, I'm happy that I'm out from England. That's it.
    5/17/2013 5:33:17 PM

    David Moyes has no hesitation in recommending any of his coaching staff to replace him as manager at Everton.
    I would always recommend the people who are around me. A lot of them know how the workings of the building (at the training ground) are, how we move things forward and the restraints the club has, so it is easy for them to deal with that.
    5/17/2013 5:42:55 PM

    New Zealand trail England by 79 runs with six first innings wickets remaining at close of play on day two of the first Test at Lord's. We'll have a full report shortly.

    5/17/2013 5:49:12 PM

    Rafa Nadal confirmed his reputation as the king of clay by winning his final set decider against David Ferrer at the Rome Masters. Nadal won it 6-2 to make it into the last four. Full report soon.
    5/17/2013 5:53:48 PM

    Close of play scorecard at Lord's....
    by dave.tindallon May 17, 2013 at 5:58 PM

    5/17/2013 5:58:33 PM
  • David Ferrer produced some brilliance here to win the second set against Rafael Nadal at the Rome Masters before Nadal went on to seal the victory.

    5/17/2013 6:09:42 PM

    Sevilla winger Jesus Navas has welcomed speculation suggesting he could be a summer transfer target for Manchester City. The World Cup winner has spent his entire career to date on the books of his home-town club.
    City's interest? I would be excited to be there and I can dream, but we'll wait until the end of the season and look at the summer to see what happens.
    5/17/2013 6:11:05 PM

    [soccersaturday]Unless you're at one of the grounds, there is no better way to spend a dramatic final day of the season than by watching Jeff Stelling and the boys on Gillette Soccer Special provide you with all you need to know as the drama unfolds.
    5/17/2013 6:33:47 PM
  • Sir Alex Ferguson speaks ahead of his 1500th and final game as manager of Manchester United.

    5/17/2013 6:53:09 PM

    [socceram]A Scottish manager will lead Manchester United for the final time this weekend, while another will be on the Soccer AM sofa.
    5/17/2013 7:17:18 PM
  • Keegan Bradley shot a sensational 10-under 60 in round one of the HP Byron Nelson Championship but he's finding the going tougher today.

    5/17/2013 7:22:17 PM

    Copa del Rey final between arch-rivals Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid just about to get under way on Sky Sports 1 HD. Can Jose Mourinho claim another piece of silverware? Will Radamel Falcao push his transfer value up even higher? Tune in to find out.
    5/17/2013 7:28:29 PM

    Juventus midfielder Andrea Pirlo has played down reports claiming that he could soon be on his way to Real Madrid.
    These are rumours which have begun circulating in the last few hours, but I have a contract with Juventus.
    5/17/2013 7:36:25 PM

    Robin van Persie has rubbished talk that all Manchester United fans come from outside the city, claiming Monday's trophy parade showed the opposite.
    I spoke to Nigel de Jong a couple of years ago when he was playing for City. He said in Manchester there were only City fans and United's come from different cities all over the world. It sounded a bit weird. I have to adjust him on that now and say it is definitely not true.
    5/17/2013 7:46:20 PM

    The agent of Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko claims to have fielded no questions as to his possible availability. The Bosnia international continues to be linked with a summer switch away from the Etihad Stadium.
    These are just rumours. Dzeko will play again next season at Manchester City.
    5/17/2013 8:01:27 PM
  • Jimmy Anderson was the obvious choice for player of the day after taking his 300th Test wicket for England.

    5/17/2013 8:07:05 PM

    All square at the interval in the Copa del Rey final, with Diego Costa having levelled for Atletico Madrid after Cristiano Ronaldo – who else – put Real Madrid in front. You can follow all of the action live on Sky Sports 1 HD.
    5/17/2013 8:15:51 PM

    David Beckham has been tipped for a return to MLS as owner of a new club, following talks between his advisors and league executives. MLS executive vice-president of communications Dan Courtemanche has confirmed discussions have been held.
    There have been discussions with his advisors, his management, preliminary discussion. It is one of many markets that has been mentioned, so have other markets.
    Click here for the full story, as Beckham turns his attention to life away from the field.
    5/17/2013 8:27:17 PM
  • An investigation has commenced at Stoke after Kenwyne Jones had a pig's head placed in his locker.

    5/17/2013 8:42:43 PM

    The agent of Sunderland goalkeeper Simon Mignolet claims there is no substance to reports linking him with a move to Italy.
    Napoli interested in Mignolet? I have also read this news, but personally I have had no contact with Napoli or any other Italian clubs.
    5/17/2013 8:49:53 PM
  • Keegan Bradley currently three clear at the Byron Nelson in Texas.

    5/17/2013 8:53:16 PM
  • Dave Brailsford says there was no question that Bradley Wiggins had to retire from the Giro d'Italia with the health of riders always the priority.

    5/17/2013 8:56:28 PM
  • Thanks for joining us again on Sky Sports Today. We'll be back on Monday morning.
    5/17/2013 9:01:42 PM
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