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Sky Sports Today - Thursday June 13

Sky Sports Today - Thursday June 13


    [twtr]We put the question out there: Do you agree with Harry Redknapp's stark assessment that England 'don't know how to play football'? Here's a selection of the responses so far.

    6/13/2013 11:28:49 AM

    England take on Sri Lanka in their second Group A match in the ICC Champions Trophy at the Oval today. Alastair Cook's side, who can reach the semi-finals with a victory, have been boosted by the return of spinner Graeme Swann from injury. Joe Root also plays following his incident with David Warner in a Birmingham bar. Sri Lanka have won the toss and will bowl first.
    6/13/2013 11:35:21 AM

    Argentine ace Jonas Gutierrez believes last season was a learning curve for Newcastle, who will start next term better equipped as a result.
    We made mistakes and we can learn from those to ensure that we don't make them again next year.
    6/13/2013 11:36:43 AM

    Bayer Leverkusen have rejected speculation that Chelsea's interest in Andre Schurrle is on the wane and are confident a transfer will soon be completed.
    I'd like to think that the deal will come off over the next couple of days.
    6/13/2013 11:45:09 AM

    New signing Ricky van Wolfswinkel is confident he can take Norwich to the "next level" when the season kicks off. The 24-year-old Dutchman will officially complete a record £8.5m move from Sporting Lisbon on July 1 following international duty with Holland.
    The Premier League is always a place I have wanted to test myself. For me Norwich is the perfect club and the perfect place to be.
    6/13/2013 12:04:24 PM
  • Ian Harvey gives his reaction to the news that David Warner has been suspended until the start of the Ashes.

    6/13/2013 12:10:14 PM

    Blackburn manager Gary Bowyer has been given no assurances by the club's owners that his job is safe for the whole of next season. Bowyer, 41, the sixth man to take charge of the side in the last eight months, was handed a 12-month contract after keeping Rovers in the Championship.
    I've grown up in the industry all my life so I know what it's about. If we were to lose three games on the trot then there would be pressure.
    6/13/2013 12:19:43 PM
  • [bn]Chelsea have reached an agreement with Bayer Leverkusen for the transfer of Andre Schurrle.
    6/13/2013 12:21:20 PM

    [philclarke] Phil Clarke takes a look at England's showdown with the Exiles on Friday night. Click here for more from Phil.
    The stand-out name on this list is Danny Kirmond. It can sometimes be hard for a player in a team in the lower half of the league to stand out and impress. His club might not be that glamorous and he might not have played in any finals or Grand Finals, but one of the advantages of using a statistical approach is that it strips away any bias we might subconsciously have

    6/13/2013 12:21:30 PM

    Our man in Israel, Jon Holmes, looks at how the Premier League's youth quota rule has proven itself ineffective for the England team.
    'Home-grown' doesn't necessarily help the Home Nations, never mind just England. With the rule stipulating that players in question have to be trained by an English or Welsh FA club for three years before they hit 21, it simply means the clubs are working harder to recruit talented youngsters from overseas before their 18th birthday. Then, they play the waiting game - will it be a bumper harvest, or will the crop wither on the vine?
    Click here to cast an eye over Jon's latest blog from the European U21 Championship.
    6/13/2013 12:30:50 PM

    Here's the full story on Andre Schurrle, with Chelsea agreeing a deal with Bundesliga outfit Bayer Leverkusen for the Germany international. The transfer will be completed as and when Schurrle agrees personal terms and passes a medical at Stamford Bridge.
    6/13/2013 12:44:52 PM
  • [bn]Michael Clarke and David Warner to appear at Australia news conference at 5.30pm.
    6/13/2013 12:46:09 PM
  • [bn]First round at US Open suspended due to the threat of severe weather.
    6/13/2013 12:48:19 PM

    [twtr]We asked you where you see Andre Schurrle fitting in at Chelsea. Here's what you have had to say.

    6/13/2013 1:05:57 PM

    Chelsea target Eliaquim Mangala is focusing on his career at Porto despite talk linking him with Stamford Bridge. Jose Mourinho looked at the French defender while in charge of Real Madrid and is still thought to be interested following his return to Stamford Bridge.
    There have been many rumours in the papers in the last few days, but I am very calm.
    6/13/2013 1:10:35 PM
  • With the new football season over two months away, many players are taking their holidays or just relaxing with some time off. But not all. We caught up with the free agents who've been attending their version of a summer boot camp.

    6/13/2013 1:22:31 PM

    Leeds Rhinos' injury problems have worsened with the news Ryan Bailey will miss six weeks. The prop has a broken thumb and joins an injury list already featuring Brett Delaney, Carl Ablett, Stevie Ward, Joe Vickery, Danny McGuire and Kallum Watkins.
    This is disappointing news for Ryan as he was beginning to produce his best form again after an injury lay-off earlier in the season.
    6/13/2013 1:30:04 PM

    Promoter Eddie Hearn has admitted the heavyweight showdown between David Haye and Tyson Fury has nearly been finalised.
    It is a fight that will have enormous interest and it could generate one of the biggest pay-per-view figures of all time. I believe both fighters want the contest to take place because every fighter believes they can beat another fighter.
    6/13/2013 1:31:55 PM
  • [bn]Andy Murray beats Nicolas Mahut in straight sets 6-3, 7-6 (7/4) in second round at Queen's.
    6/13/2013 1:37:59 PM
  • 6/13/2013 1:41:12 PM

    Who's going to make the European U21 Championship final? It won't be England but Alan Smith is in Israel and reveals his thoughts. Read more here.
    If Spain have a flaw, it's that they lack a really top quality centre forward but the team's full of players that can hurt you

    6/13/2013 1:42:01 PM

    Paul Pogba has played down speculation linking him with a move away from Juventus. The former Manchester United midfielder has been linked with a return to the Premier League with Arsenal.
    On my future I have no news, so of course I will stay at Juventus.
    6/13/2013 1:50:22 PM

    The promoter behind the Grand Prix of America says they have signed a "long-term agreement" with Bernie Ecclestone to stage the race in New Jersey.
    Thanks to the patient, invaluable support of Bernie Ecclestone and FOM (Formula 1 Management) we now have the long-term sanctioning agreement needed to go racing for years to come, starting in June 2014.
    6/13/2013 1:54:20 PM

    [twtr]With Eddie Hearn revealing that a heavyweight clash between David Haye and Tyson Fury could be on the cards, we asked for your thoughts on who would come out on top. Here's what you have had to say.

    6/13/2013 1:56:26 PM

    Valencia striker Roberto Soldado has hinted he may one day be interested in leaving the Spanish league and moving abroad, with England and Germany holding the most appeal.
    I know that some of my Spain team-mates have left Spain and done very well. The Premier League and the Bundesliga are very attractive leagues for any player because of the atmosphere and reputation of these countries.
    6/13/2013 2:00:04 PM

    Second England wicket has fallen at the Oval, with captain Alistair Cook falling lbw to Herath for 59. England now 134-2 with Joe Root in at four.
    6/13/2013 2:03:59 PM

    Andy Murray is safely through to the third round of the AEGON Championship at Queen's after a straight-sets victory over Nicolas Mahut of France. The British number one returns to the court this afternoon for his third round match with Australian Marinko Matosevic.
    6/13/2013 2:07:06 PM

    Manchester City midfielder Abdisalem Ibrahim is aiming for regular Premier League action following interest from several other clubs. Arsenal, Tottenham, Liverpool, Everton, Fulham and Swansea are all thought to be interested in the 22-year-old.
    At the moment I'm focusing on the tournament but from what I know from my advisors, there is interest from Premier League clubs.
    6/13/2013 2:11:10 PM
  • [bn]London Irish winger Marland Yarde will win his first England cap against Argentina on Saturday.
    6/13/2013 2:12:01 PM

    Cesc Fabregas is aiming to help Spain complete a clean sweep of major international silverware when the reigning world and European champions go for glory in the Confederations Cup.
    This team never settles (for what it has achieved). We want the Confederations Cup. This generation deserves to have all the titles.
    6/13/2013 2:16:04 PM

    Castleford have signed Ben Davies until the end of the Super League season. The prop, who was released by Widnes earlier this week, returns to the club where he played seven times during a 2011 loan spell.
    I'm excited - it's good to be back. As soon as I heard that Cas were interested in me I jumped at the chance.
    6/13/2013 2:19:40 PM
  • Hearts managing director David Southern explains the ongoing financial problems at Hearts. And the news they'll listen to offers for ALL their players.

    6/13/2013 2:22:06 PM

    The Summer Scout sees our Scout checking in on all of the summer's top tournaments, from Toulon, the European Under-21 Championship, Under-20 World Cup and the Confederations Cup. The latest player under our scout's gaze is France's Paul Madiba.
    6/13/2013 2:28:03 PM
  • [bn]Cristiano Ronaldo rubbishes reports that he has agreed a new contract at Real Madrid.
    6/13/2013 2:29:15 PM

    A little bit of transfer news has just come in. Sky Sports understands that Swansea want to make Jonathan De Guzman's loan move permanent but have yet to make an offer to Villarreal. Read the full story here. The scheming midfielder was one of the Swans' best performers last season so it's no surprise they're keen to wrap up a deal. Whether any other top flight club noticed his performances in the centre of the field is another matter...
    6/13/2013 2:50:25 PM

    Fans of Italian football and Middlesbrough will be delighted to hear of Fabrizio Ravanelli's return to the game as Ajaccio manager. The Italian takes over the French Ligue 1 outfit with no managerial experience but with grand plans for the future. Read about it here
    The White Feather will cut his managerial teeth at Ajaccio 
    by skysportsaldunnon Jun 13, 2013 at 2:56 PM
    6/13/2013 2:56:53 PM
    Our man in Israel, Jon Holmes, looks at how the Premier League's youth quota rule has proven itself ineffective for the England team. Having seen all of all England's games at what proved to be a disastrous European U21 Championship he's better placed than most to deliver a verdict on what's gone wrong. Read his latest blog here
    6/13/2013 3:03:17 PM
  • Sky Sports' Matt Le Tissier runs the rule over Europe's most in-demand strikers

    6/13/2013 3:05:39 PM

    The Summer Scout sees our man in the stands checking in on all of the summer's top tournaments; from Toulon, the European Under-21 Championship, Under-20 World Cup and the Confederations Cup. This week's burgeoning new talent is Auxerre starlet Paul Madiba. If you're an aficionado of French football and know all
    about Madiba let us know your thoughts - is he the real deal or all hype?
    6/13/2013 3:22:50 PM
  • [bn]Aston Villa have completed the signing of Danish international defender Jores Okore and an agreement has been reached for the signing of FC Groningen's Leandro Bacuna.
    6/13/2013 3:28:18 PM

    Jores Okore has been discussing his move to Aston Villa after signing a four-year contract with the Premier League club.
    I know there is great potential in the team. I have watched many of our games because the Premier League is very popular back in Denmark.
    The Sky Sports Transfer Centre has all the details.
    6/13/2013 4:03:13 PM

    Sri Lanka need 294 to beat England in the Champions Trophy at The Oval. Watch live on Sky Sports 1HD and follow online with our interactive commentary.
    6/13/2013 4:23:23 PM

    Australia batsman David Warner has been facing the media for the first time since being banned until the start of the Ashes for punching England's Joe Root in a bar in Birmingham last week.
    I'm here to put my hands up and apologise. I'm extremely remorseful and know I've let down team-mates, fans and family down. I am sincerely apologetic.
    Warner, who pleaded guilty to breaching Cricket Australia's code of behaviour, revealed he had been in contact with Root by text message.
    I exchanged text messages with Joe, he accepted my apology which I am thoroughly grateful for and it won't come to that circumstance again. I wont deny I had a couple of drinks, but there's no excuse for that. I did what I did and it's totally out of line. It should not have happened.
    Asked if he had a drink problem, Warner replied:
    Definitely not, I don't think I have a drinking problem at all.
    Click here for the full story
    6/13/2013 4:34:43 PM

    Former world champions Glenn McCrory and Johnny Nelson are joined by Ola Ofolabi as they discuss the current crop of cruiserweights in this week's edition of Ringside Extra. Watch the podcast here.
    6/13/2013 4:58:00 PM

    La Liga champions Barcelona are getting ready to splash the cash on Fernando Torres, Graham Hunter told Sky Sports News. It was reported on Thursday in some newspapers that the Spanish giants were set to offer £17m to Chelsea - £33m less than the British record transfer fee that Liverpool received two years ago from the London club.
    6/13/2013 5:21:20 PM
  • [bn]Celtic sign striker Amido Balde for £1.8m from Vitoria Guimaraes
    6/13/2013 5:24:09 PM

    Ian Poulter is among a three-way tie for the lead on two under at Merion after play resumed following a weather delay. Watch live on Sky Sports 2HD and follow online.
    6/13/2013 5:44:33 PM

    An exciting finish is in prospect at The Oval, where Sri Lanka are 172-3 after 33 overs chasing a target of 294 against England in the Champions TrophyWatch live on Sky Sports 1HD and follow online with our interactive commentary.
    6/13/2013 6:30:51 PM

    World No 2 Andy Murray completed back-to-back wins at the AEGON Championships at Queen's on Thursday to reach the quarter-finals of the grass-court event. Click here for our report on his defeats of Nicolas Mahut and Marinko Matosevic.
    6/13/2013 6:35:51 PM

    It's been another busy day in the County Championship
    by Graeme Mairon Jun 13, 2013 at 7:10 PM

    by Graeme Mairon Jun 13, 2013 at 7:10 PM
    Click here for individual reports from every match
    6/13/2013 7:11:56 PM

    Phil Mickelson, a five-time US Open runner up, has hit the front at Merion. The American is two under after 15 holes of his first round.
    by Graeme Mairon Jun 13, 2013 at 7:13 PM
    6/13/2013 7:14:23 PM

    Liverpool are being linked with a £9million bid for Sunderland goalkeeper Simon Mignolet. The Sky Sports Transfer Centre has all the details and updates on Edinson Cavani, Tom Ince and Fernando Torres.
    6/13/2013 7:29:34 PM
  • [bn]Liverpool agree deal in principle to sign Iago Aspas from Celta Vigo
    6/13/2013 7:35:48 PM
  • Here’s the full story on Iago Aspas’ imminent move to Liverpool. A deal has been agreed in principle and the Celta Vigo forward looks set to follow Kolo Toure in moving to Anfield this summer.
    6/13/2013 8:06:43 PM

    Kumar Sangakkara scored a century to lead Sri Lanka to a seven-wicket victory over England in the ICC Champions Trophy. The ex-skipper made 134 not out as his side won with 17 balls to spare at the Oval. Go here for the report.
    6/13/2013 8:18:48 PM
  • Sri Lanka batsman Kumar Sangakkara was player-of-the-day at The Oval

    6/13/2013 8:41:48 PM
  • GOLF

    The 'big three' - Woods, McIlroy and Scott have just teed off in the opening round of the US Open as they chase clubhouse leader Phil Mickelson on -3. Keep it here for all the latest from Merion.
    6/13/2013 8:59:40 PM
  • That's all for today, see you tomorrow from 8am.
    6/13/2013 9:00:03 PM
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