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Sky Sports Today - Tuesday April 2

Sky Sports Today - Tuesday April 2


    Welcome to Sky Sports Today for April 2. We will bring you all the latest sporting news and views, starting off with Paolo Di Canio’s press conference and the reaction to Neil Warnock’s departure from Leeds.
    4/2/2013 6:27:01 AM

    Neil Warnock has stepped down as Leeds United manager following the 2-1 defeat by Derby County, the club have confirmed. A deflated Warnock conceded the club now have no chance of reaching the play-offs this season, and he insisted the time was right for a change at the helm.
    We are not going to get into the play-offs now so it is a good time to put somebody else in charge until the end of the season.
    4/2/2013 6:29:48 AM
  • PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi, talks to Bryan Swanson about player interest in the club and why Carlo Ancelotti will remain manager next season.

    4/2/2013 6:30:35 AM

    [pt]Di Canio is once again the main talking point in the nationals but there is plenty of other stories.
    • THE SUN: Samir Nasri last night launched an astonishing attack on Roberto Mancini - which could spell the end of his Manchester City career.
    • DAILY MIRROR: Manchester United's young Chilean striker Angelo Henriquez wants to have a year out on loan - after a faltering start to his time at Old Trafford.
    • DAILY MAIL: David Beckham could extend his stay at PSG.
    For all today's headline, click here
    4/2/2013 6:32:04 AM

    Sky Sports presenter Alex Hammond's tip of the day is Chemistry Master, which is due to run in the 2.40 at Exeter.
    4/2/2013 6:53:58 AM

    Samir Nasri has reacted with disappointment to Roberto Mancini's quip that he wanted to "punch" the French midfielder due to his inconsistency.
    4/2/2013 7:06:06 AM
  • 4/2/2013 7:11:21 AM
  • NBA

    The Central Division-leading Indiana Pacers extended their unbeaten run to five games with a 109-106 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers.
    4/2/2013 7:16:11 AM

    Former England captain David Beckham has not given up hope of playing for his country again. The Paris Saint Germain midfielder says he is still available for England and that is the reason he never retired from international football.

    4/2/2013 7:24:05 AM

    The Champions League resumes tonight and remember you can catch Bayern Munich  v Juventus on Sky Sports HD 2 from 7PM.
    4/2/2013 7:27:18 AM

    Paolo Di Canio is facing the media at his unveiling at Sunderland. The Italian is confident he can lead Sunderland to safety in the Premier League.
    I am sorry for him [Martin O'Neill] but I am only concentrating on doing my job for the club.
    4/2/2013 7:42:44 AM

    Di Canio is not worried about the media interest in his appointment at the Stadium of Light and insists he will not distract him from his job.
    I was prepared for the interest, not because it is Paolo Di Canio but because of the change at the club
    4/2/2013 7:50:59 AM

    Micah Richards hopes to hand Manchester City a fitness boost by revealing he will soon be in a position to challenge an in-form Pablo Zabaleta for a starting berth.
    4/2/2013 7:53:38 AM

    The fight for survival is hotting up as we head into the final seven games of the season and 
    Brad Guzan claims Aston Villa are not overly concerned by their league standing, with there still all to play for.
    There's a lot of football to be played and lots of points to pick up. You win three matches and people talk about Europe. So you try not to get caught up in looking at the table.
    4/2/2013 7:58:21 AM
  • 4/2/2013 8:00:23 AM

    [bn] It seems Di Canio is confident of keeping Sunderland up anyway the Italian willing to stake everything he owns on his new side staying in the Premier League.
    I would confidently bet everything I have on Sunderland remaining in the top flight.
    4/2/2013 8:04:10 AM

    More gems from Di Canio at his press conference:

    When I got the call I would have swam to Sunderland to take the job.
    4/2/2013 8:05:47 AM

    In-demand Borussia Dortmund ace Marco Reus is not ruling out a move to the Premier League at some point in the future but is committed to helping Dortmund in their quest for silverware and believes they can win the UEFA Champions League.
    4/2/2013 8:08:53 AM
  • 4/2/2013 8:10:51 AM

    More from 
    Paris Saint Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi's interview with Sky Sports News and he admits the club are interested in Wayne Rooney - but has denied making a formal approach for the Manchester United and England star.
    I think everyone would like to have him but if you want to talk about the fact, we didn't approach him.
    4/2/2013 8:14:31 AM
  • Paolo Di Canio is confident he can be the man to keep Sunderland in the Premier League.

    4/2/2013 8:23:01 AM

    Here is a full round-up of
    Paolo Di Canio's press conference at his
    unveiling as Sunderland manager. The Italian, who was facing the media for the first time since his appointment, is confident about leading them to safety in the Premier League.
    4/2/2013 8:23:38 AM

    Bethanie Mattek-Sands was forced to dig deep before beating Anastasia Rodionova at the Family Circle Cup in Charleston.
    4/2/2013 8:25:14 AM

    Real Madrid's sporting director Zinedine Zidane has fuelled speculation of a move for Tottenham's Gareth Bale admitting the Welshman has impressed him more than any other player in Europe this season.
    This year the player who's impressed me most is not actually playing in the Champions League. He's playing in 'the other cup' and that's Bale.
    4/2/2013 8:35:25 AM

    Gloucester have confirmed nine members of the current squad have signed new contracts. Gareth Evans, Will James, Andy Hazell, Shane Monahan, Dan Murphy, Nick Wood, Koree Britton, Yann Thomas and Dan Robson have all committed their futures to the club.
    4/2/2013 8:35:39 AM
  • Normally at the height of political sophistication, President Barack Obama finds himself struggling on the basketball court.

    4/2/2013 8:40:45 AM

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    4/2/2013 8:52:32 AM
  • Zinedine Zidane gives his views on Tottenham's Gareth Bale

    4/2/2013 8:52:35 AM

    [garyneville]Gary Neville reckons QPR don't have a strong enough defence to avoid relegation - and says their backline blunders against Fulham will dent their confidence.
    The effect of giving away bad goals is terrible; it creates an uncertainty at the club and in the crowd every time the opposition attack.
    See what else Gary Neville had to say about QPR's survival chances on Monday Night Football here.
    4/2/2013 8:55:59 AM

    [ssn]England captain Alastair Cook has told Sky Sports News that he is hopeful that Essex can succeed in the County Championship this season.
    The big goal for the lads is to get out of Division Two. For the last three years we've been kind of pushing for promotion but not getting there so this season we want to take that a step further and get an automatic promotion place. We've certainly got the squad and a couple of new signings.
    4/2/2013 8:58:53 AM
  • [revista] On tonight's Revista de La Liga the boys will discuss Tito Vilanova's return to the Barcelona bench and hear from Lionel Messi as the Barcelona ace sets a new record. There will also be an an exclusive interview with Athletic Bilbao's Fernando Amorebieta about his future. You catch the programme on Sky Sports HD1 at 6PM
    4/2/2013 9:00:14 AM

    Ally McCoist concedes that much of his transfer business at Rangers is to be focused around the free agent pool.
    l'll still be going after free transfers and asking players to sign for Rangers when we still don't know which division we'll be playing in.
    4/2/2013 9:05:11 AM

    [skybet] Latest overnight movement in the Leeds manager market: Martin O'Neill now 9/2, Mark Hughes 8/1, Brian McDermott still favourite at 2/1. You can check out the
    latest odds with our betting partner SkyBet.
    4/2/2013 9:09:00 AM

    Paolo Di Canio has warned the Sunderland players he will work them hard saying there will be no more days off for the squad.

    'I'm not here to make a revolution. But there'll be no
    extra days off.
    There's work to do!
    4/2/2013 9:10:55 AM

    Exeter's meeting on Tuesday afternoon goes ahead as planned after the track passed a precautionary inspection called for 10am following overnight frost.
    4/2/2013 9:17:29 AM

    Jenson Button insists McLaren should not yet be counted out of the championship fight despite their sluggish start to the new season.
    The championship is still on as far as I am concerned and I am aiming for that. Definitely.
    4/2/2013 9:20:52 AM
  • Paolo Di Canio poses with a club scarf after being unveiled as the new Sunderland manager at The Academy of Light.

    4/2/2013 9:25:39 AM

    Liverpool have announced they will play a match in Thailand this summer as part of their next pre-season tour.
    4/2/2013 9:29:21 AM

    [niallquinn] Niall Quinn reckons Spain and Germany will dominate in this week's UEFA Champions League quarter-finals tipping wins for Real Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund.
    Barcelona will have their tails up and I reckon they'll have too much for this emerging PSG side, before finishing off the contest on home turf next week.
    See what else Niall had to say on this week's Champions League games here
    4/2/2013 9:34:18 AM

    You can check out our preview of Bayern Munich v Juventus in the UEFA Champions League
    here. Remember the game is live on Sky Sports HD2 tonight from 7PM.
    4/2/2013 9:45:10 AM

    Paris Saint Germain take on favourites Barcelona in the other quarter-final being played on Tuesday and
    here is a preview of the game at the Parc des Princes.
    4/2/2013 9:47:36 AM

    Yorkshire fear they may not be able to sign South Africa star David Miller for this season's Friends Life t20 campaign. Miller was a big hit for Yorkshire last season, helping them reach the final for the first time but this year there are complications with his visa.
    4/2/2013 9:49:38 AM

    Neil Warnock interview coming up live as he discusses his departure from Leeds United.
    4/2/2013 9:50:09 AM
  • Alastair Cook has warned his England side they must improve if they are to retain the ashes this summer.

    4/2/2013 9:52:53 AM

    Neil Warnock admits failure to win promotion was the reason behind his decision to quit Leeds.
    I always said I would leave if we didn't get promotion and it was a mutual thing.
    4/2/2013 9:54:26 AM
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