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Sky Sports Today - Monday April 8

  • Good Morning and welcome to Sky Sports Today - your one-stop shop for all the latest news, views, features and videos from around Sky Sports.
    4/8/2013 6:50:28 AM
  • 4/8/2013 7:19:02 AM

    Ahead of the Manchester derby, United have stressed they will never sell the naming rights to Old Trafford following confirmation present shirt sponsors AON have agreed an eight-year contract to put their name to the Carrington training ground.
    From July 1, Carrington will be known as the 'AON Training Complex' and forms a central part of a wide-ranging deal that also includes sponsorship of United's training kit, their annual summer tours and, for the first time, friendly matches.
    No figures are being put on the contract but it is thought to be less than the £20million annual sum AON agreed to pay when they became United's shirt sponsors in a deal that will expire in 2014.
    4/8/2013 7:25:37 AM
  • Why not start your day with a few laughs and watch our Fails of the Week video, see who got it all wrong this week...

    4/8/2013 7:32:54 AM

    Some news from across the pond - the Chicago Blackhawks and Pittsburgh Penguins are the first two NHL teams to book their places in the play-offs - and Pittsburgh didn't even have to play on Sunday to make it.
    4/8/2013 8:19:15 AM
  • It's Masters week on Sky Sports, and Kirsty Gallacher is live at Augusta tonight with Special Report including an in-depth interview with Lee Westwood on his new life in Florida.

    4/8/2013 8:27:12 AM
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    “@SkySports: So are #MCFC & #MUFC equals? Roberto Mancini thinks so. Read what City boss has to say & join #skysportstoday debate" #15points Picko via Twitter at 8:59 AM

    “@SkySports: So are #MCFC & #MUFC equals? Roberto Mancini thinks so. join #skysportstoday debate” 15 points? #BenHall via Twitter at 8:52 AM

    4/8/2013 8:33:54 AM

    Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has aimed a further dig at Manchester City by claiming Robin van Persie was never going to move to the Etihad Stadium.
    It's hypothetical, he was never going to City.
    4/8/2013 8:42:42 AM
  • [ssnradio]
    Danny Mills and David May are on Sky Sports News Radio from 11 o’clock building up to tonight's Manchester derby. Listen online at
    4/8/2013 8:52:21 AM

    There is much more to the Premier League this season than just the title race, and Arsenal's Tomas Rosicky is looking for the Gunners' good run to continue to fire them above Tottenham and into the Champions League places after another pivotal weekend.
    The fans are desperate to end the season above Tottenham and we are as well. We're on the same page as that.
    4/8/2013 8:58:37 AM
  • Good Week/Bad Week

    It's been another action-packed week of sport around the globe, Great Britain defied the odds to come back against Russia, Villa boosted their survival prospects while Jonny Wilkinson proved he remains a key player.

    QPR now need nothing short of a miracle to survive their battle against the drop, Heather Watson takes a break from tennis while the Salford City Reds picked up no points from two Super League games.
    4/8/2013 12:00:08 PM
  • Niall Quinn gives his take on tonight's Manchester derby from Old Trafford

    4/8/2013 12:13:13 PM

    As you can see from the breaking news strap, Tony Bellew will get a rapid chance to put the record straight against Isaac Chilemba. The pair met in a WBC light-heavyweight title eliminator last month and Bellew was hugely frustrated when the fight was adjudged a draw. The good news for the Liverpudlian is that his rematch with the Malawian will retain the same status, so if he does prevail this time around he will still secure a crack at champion Chad Dawson. Bellew's promoter Eddie Hearn confirmed the news, telling Sky Sports News...
    Both guys need to put to bed this fight. They were both reasonably poor on the night; Tony has got a lot to prove in the rematch, so has Chilemba, and the winner will have to fight Dawson.
    Read the full story on this one here
    4/8/2013 1:37:47 PM

    Port Vale striker Lee Hughes leads the attack in our League Two Team of the Week. To see if any of your club's players made the cut click here
    Lee Hughes bagged a hat-trick in Port Vale's thumping of Burton 
    by skysportsaldunnon Apr 8, 2013 at 1:59 PM

    4/8/2013 2:01:00 PM
  • In League One it's Bournemouth striker Lee Pitman who is picked as the main man up top, alongside Hartlepool forward Andy Monkhouse. Click here to see who else made our League One Team of the Week.

    Remember you can watch every goal from the Football League here
    4/8/2013 2:15:48 PM
  • [bn] FA to tell FIFA they have found no evidence of racist chanting by England fans in San Marino.
    4/8/2013 2:35:24 PM

    The Football Association have found no proof any England supporters sang racist songs during last month's World Cup qualifier against San Marino. FIFA asked for an official response from the FA after campaign group Fans Against Racism in Europe (FARE) reported England over an alleged chant about Rio Ferdinand and his brother Anton during the 8-0 win. FA chief Adrian Bevington had the following to say...
    We've been asked by FIFA to make a submission by Tuesday. We've spent the time since the game in San Marino going through the video evidence that we obtained from our security team. We have not been able to identify any individuals or any recorded evidence of racial abuse or abuse of a particular nature being sung. I do want to make clear that that is not to dispute the reports of journalists who have acted with faith and integrity - and in saying that it's important we respect the right of people to report what they have heard in good faith.
    4/8/2013 3:02:42 PM

    Sky Sports rugby union writer Tony Curtis assesses the case for Paul O'Connell to be part of the Lions squad. The Munster lock is on the comeback trail after injury and played a starring role in his side's Heineken Cup quarter-final win over Harlequins.
    4/8/2013 3:04:17 PM

    Lions hopeful Jonathan Sexton could make his return from a foot injury when Leinster meet Munster in the RaboDirect PRO12 on Saturday. The Ireland fly-half has not played since suffering a hamstring injury in the Six Nations defeat against England, with a tendon tear in his left foot further extending his spell on the sidelines. But Leinster say Sexton has "stepped up his rehabilitation in recent days", and could be involved at Thomond Park.
    4/8/2013 3:17:58 PM

    Tottenham forward Clint Dempsey knows there is little chance of the tension around White Hart Lane dissipating between now and the summer but has called for calm in North London as Spurs chase a UEFA Champions League place. Click here to read the American's thoughts in full...
    4/8/2013 3:18:09 PM
  • 4/8/2013 3:18:33 PM

    There were some big games in the Championship over the weekend, and we've taken a look back over them and picked our Team of the Week for the division. There were lots of important contributions at both ends of the pitch and you can see who made the final XI for the weekend here.
    4/8/2013 7:06:08 PM

    There have been 10 minutes gone in the Manchester derby and it's 0-0 after a frenetic start. Both teams seem to be going for it and there's no holding back.
    4/8/2013 7:13:08 PM

    Defending Elite League speedway champions Swindon Robins are in action tonight against Peterborough Panthers. The Robins currently lead 18-12 with five of the 15 heats gone. You can catch all the action live on Sky Sports 2 HD now.
    4/8/2013 7:14:27 PM

    Manchester United have equalised just eight minutes after falling behind. Robin van Persie curled in a free-kick from the right and Phil Jones' header goes in off the back of Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany. Not sure how Jones didn't head home himself as he was just two yards out. But it's 1-1.
    4/8/2013 8:16:50 PM
  • Netbusters: Catch up with the weekend's football news with all the goals from the npower Championship, npower League One and npower League Two.

    4/8/2013 8:29:28 PM
  • That's it for Sky Sports Today. Thank you for joining us and we'll be back again on Tuesday morning.
    4/8/2013 9:11:25 PM
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