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Sky Sports Today - Tuesday April 2

Sky Sports Today - Tuesday April 2


    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

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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

    The ECB have announced their 30-man England Performance Squad for the summer of international cricket, including the Ashes. No big surprises in the party with James Harris the only player yet to represent England in nay form of cricket.
    4/2/2013 11:20:44 AM

    [bn] Paolo Di Canio has moved to bring four of his own backroom team. 
    First team coach Fabrizio Piccareta, goalkeeping coach Domenico Doardo, fitness coach Claudio Donatelli and
    Giulio Viscardi have all joined the club’s backroom staff. Steve Walford, Steve Guppy, Jim Henry and Seamus McDonagh have all departed the Stadium of Light in the wake of Martin O'Neill's departure.
    4/2/2013 11:30:06 AM
  • [bn]Declan Kidney has left his role as Ireland rugby coach
    4/2/2013 3:01:54 PM
  • [bn] Mike Dean has been appointed referee for Manchester United v Manchester City on Monday April 8th
    4/2/2013 3:15:33 PM

    [ssn]Greg Rusedski has been giving his opinion on Andy Murray’s chances of topping the world rankings this year. Murray moved into second spot following his win over David Ferrer in the final of the Sony Open in Miami.
    At the beginning of the year I said the race for No 1 was going to be between Djokovic and Murray. But a certain Rafael Nadal has shown up all of a sudden and if he's healthy then he's going to be in that battle as well. But Murray has a real shot at it.
    4/2/2013 3:15:39 PM
  • Orla Chennaoui recaps the Operacion Puerto trial following its conclusion in Madrid

    4/2/2013 3:49:59 PM

    The atmosphere ahead of tonight's UEFA Champions League quarter-finals is building nicely with Paris Saint Germain to host Barcelona, while over in Germany it's Bayern Munich versus Juventus at the Allianz Arena. Don't miss a kick, offer your own views and keep up to date with what's going on inside the Sky Sports studios by using our interactive last eight web chat here. 
    Can PSG stop Barcelona tonight to give themselves a chance in the second leg at Camp Nou? 
    by skysportsaldunnon Apr 2, 2013 at 4:05 PM

    4/2/2013 4:07:31 PM

    [twtr]Ryan Bailey has been charged with two counts of striking following his red card against Catalan Dragons yesterday.
    Ryan Bailey charged with Grade C striking with hand, arm or shoulder 15 min & Grade B striking with hand, arm or shoulder 48 min v Catalan leedsrhinos via Twitter at 6:35 PM
    The normal suspension tariffs for a player found guilty of an offence Grade B – 1-2 matches; Grade C – 2-3 matches leedsrhinos via Twitter at 6:35 PM

    4/2/2013 5:39:15 PM
  • [bn]David Beckham starts for PSG against Barcelona
    4/2/2013 5:39:27 PM

    [ssn]The team news is in ahead of tonight's UEFA Champions League quarter-finals between Bayern Munich v Juventus and Paris St Germain v Barcelona, including the line that David Beckham starts for PSG: 
    • Bayern: Neuer, Lahm, Boateng, Dante, Alaba, L.Gustavo, Schweinsteiger, Muller, Kroos, Ribery, Mandzukic 
    • Juventus: Buffon, Barzagli, Bonucci, Chiellini, Lichtsteiner, Vidal, Pirlo, Marchisio, Peluso, Matri, Quagliarella
    • PSG: Sirigu, Jallet, Alex, Silva, Maxwell, Moura, Beckham, Matuidi, Pastore, Lavezzi, Ibrahimovic
    • Barcelona: Valdes, Avles, Pique, Mascherano, Alba, Busquets, Iniesta, Xavi, Sanchez, Villa, Messi
    4/2/2013 5:53:59 PM

    Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho has continued to brush aside questions about his long-term future at the club, with speculation suggesting he will leave the Bernabeu in the summer.
    I'm not important. The important thing is the results for Real Madrid, not me or my future. I only want to help the club fulfil their objectives.
    4/2/2013 7:08:39 PM

    There's been a goal in the Championship in the crucial top of the table clash between Hull and Watford, with Troy Deeney making it 1-0 to the visiting Hornets. You can follow the second tier action via our Score Centre and also listen to updates on Sky Sports News Radio.
    4/2/2013 7:33:02 PM
  • Bill Arthur looks at the all the headlines from the past seven days in rugby league

    4/2/2013 10:01:26 PM
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