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Sky Sports Today - Tuesday June 4

Sky Sports Today - Tuesday June 4

  • Good morning and welcome to Sky Sports Today. We'll keep you across all the key sporting news and live events today including build-up to the Lions tour match in Australia plus Everton's search for a new manager.
    6/4/2013 7:25:56 AM

    Matt Hodgson will captain Western Force in Wednesday's match against the British and Irish Lions in Perth. Hodgson is one of six Test players in the squad for the match at Patersons

    Remember, you can watch the Lions' first tour match on Australian soil LIVE on Sky Sports 1 HD
    6/4/2013 7:28:18 AM
  • Graham Napier claimed four wickets in four balls for Essex against Surrey on Monday night - watch the drama unfold at Chelmsford...

    6/4/2013 7:28:52 AM

    We are waiting developments in Everton's search for a new manager after Wigan chairman Dave Whelan revealed compensation has been agreed for Roberto Martinez. Whelan claims he has reached a deal with Goodison Park counterpart Bill Kenwright, who held talks with the Spaniard last week but Everton countered Whelan's statement with one of their own claiming it was "somewhat premature" to suggest Martinez had already been appointed. The 39-year-old is a near-unbackable 1/50 with Sky Bet to be confirmed as David Moyes' successor, and Everton's statement went on to say "positive moves are being made".
    6/4/2013 7:29:49 AM
  • 6/4/2013 7:30:11 AM
  • [bn]Oscar Pistorius' trial for murder adjourned until August 19
    6/4/2013 7:34:50 AM

    [pt]Here are some of the key lines from the morning papers with Arseanl facing a fight to keep £15m Bayern Munich target Laurent Koscielny, while Liverpool want Armenian star Henrikh Mkhitaryan.
    • THE SUN: Wesley Sneijder is being linked with a shock summer reunion with Jose Mourinho.
    • DAILY STAR: Fulham are closing in on the £3m capture of Roma's Maarten Stekelenburg, with Mark Schwarzer admitting his time may be up.
    • DAILY EXPRESS: Liverpool are ready to splash £20million on their main transfer target - whether Luis Suarez leaves or not. The Anfield club are closing in on a deal for Armenia international Henrikh Mkhitaryan.
    • DAILY MAIL: Sunderland want Celtic striker Gary Hooper.
    • THE TIMES: Manchester City are on the verge of signing Jesus Navas, the highly regarded Spain winger, from Seville in a projected £21.6 million transfer.
    Don't miss these stories and more in our Transfer Centre.
    6/4/2013 7:39:46 AM

    [ssnradio] The reaction to Jose Mourinho's return to Chelsea keeps on coming and former Blues striker Tony Cascarino is a big fan of the Portuguese. Cascarino has been talking to Sky Sports News Radio about whether he’ll be a success second time around and who he might sign.  
    6/4/2013 7:50:19 AM

    Much attention is still focused on Jose Mourinho's return to Chelsea and Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas insists he bears his former coach no ill will and has wished him luck at Stamford Bridge. Casillas fell out of favour under Mourinho during the Portuguese's last season at Madrid and ended up not playing a single match for the first team in the final five months of the season but he said in the in the Spanish press:
    I don't hold any grudge nor do I feel mistreated by him. He took the decisions which he thought were the best for the club and you need to respect that. I've nothing personal against him. Unfortunately we weren't able to achieve our objectives in the Copa del Rey and Champions League in the end, but there's no point going on about that. Mourinho has embarked on a new journey and I wish him the best.

    6/4/2013 8:01:47 AM
  • The Miami Heat booked their place in the NBA finals with a 99-76 victory over the Indiana Pacers in game seven

    6/4/2013 8:07:48 AM

    Wakefield have announced Wigan forward Chris Tuson will be joining them from next season on a two-year deal. The 23-year-old admitted a conversation with former Warriors team-mate Richard Mathers helped convince him to sign for the Wildcats...
    I spoke to Richard Mathers because I know him from when he used to play at Wigan and he said good things and they are a really good team as they proved on Sunday, it was a really tough game

    6/4/2013 8:13:45 AM

    Arsene Wenger has acknowledged he made a 'huge mistake' in not signing Tottenham Hotspur star Gareth Bale for Arsenal. Bale joined Tottenham in the summer of 2007 from Southampton, 18 months after his former team-mate Theo Walcott had moved to Arsenal.
    We didn't take him as we had Ashley Cole and Gael Clichy and didn't want another left-back. I must confess it was a huge mistake as he can play in midfield. He struggled at the start at Tottenham, then they moved him to midfield and he has done exceptionally well.The career of a player sometimes depends on playing in the right position.
    6/4/2013 8:28:54 AM

    [ssn] Craig Bellamy has backed Mark Hughes to be a success at Stoke. Bellamy, who worked under Hughes for Wales and Manchester City, does not understand why things went wrong at QPR last season.
    It is a good appointment by Stoke, it really is - he is an exceptional manager.

    6/4/2013 8:44:10 AM

    There was big transfer news late last night as Sevilla announced that an agreement had been reached for Manchester City to sign winger Jesus Navas. Do you think moves such as this can help City reclaim the Premier League title? Have your say via Twitter - @skysports and use #skysportstoday.

    6/4/2013 8:58:23 AM

    Adam Voges feels Australia could give themselves the perfect lead-up to the Ashes by winning the ICC Champions Trophy on English soil...
    The Ashes series is going to be huge, there’s no doubt about that. But for me, personally, I’m not involved in that so my main focus is obviously the ICC Champions Trophy - and I’m really looking forward to it. Hopefully we can perform really well in it and win it again. That would be a good lead-up to the Ashes
    You can see how Australia's preparations for the 50-over tournament are going today when they take on India in a warm-up match in Cardiff LIVE on Sky Sports 1 HD from 10.25am
    6/4/2013 8:59:46 AM

    England goalkeeper Joe Hart insists he is not interested in what the critics say and stated the squad is focused on securing World Cup qualification.
    They can tweet all they want from their sofas - we are out here doing it. It is hard work and we are enjoying it.

    6/4/2013 9:05:14 AM

    In the wake of Arsene Wenger’s admission that he made a huge mistake in not signing Gareth Bale, we want to know which future stars your club passed on. Get in touch via Twitter - @skysports and use #skysportstoday.

    6/4/2013 9:12:07 AM

    Neymar has cast doubt over England’s chances of success at the World Cup next year and says Wayne Rooney is their only hope.
    England do have a chance at the World Cup but only if they can find 10 more Rooneys before then. He is one of the best. His technique, his strength, his ability to score many goals - he could be Brazilian.

    6/4/2013 9:18:35 AM

    Manchester City defender Gael Clichy is confident they can mount a serious challenge for the Premier League title next season after losing their crown to rivals Manchester United.
    This season was really hard but I can feel something coming right for us. We can't get worse than this year because we haven't won anything - but I really have a nice feeling for next season.

    6/4/2013 9:26:12 AM

    Keep your opinions coming in on whether signing Jesus Navas can help Man City win back the title.

    6/4/2013 9:29:32 AM

    Robin van Persie says Sir Alex Ferguson's departure must not diminish Manchester United's appetite for success.
    I want more now. I want more medals now because I now know how it feels. It gives you the taste for more. Hopefully next year we can win the double, or even more. It will be a new era and I am looking forward to it. 

    6/4/2013 9:34:43 AM
  • NFL

    The NFL lost one of it's legends sadly as legendary defensive end Deacon Jones passed away aged 74. Jones was the man credited with first coining the phrase 'sacking the quarterback' as he relentlessly went after them during his time mainly with the LA Rams.
    6/4/2013 9:40:27 AM

    Your views are still flooding in on clubs that have missed great deals after Arsene Wenger rued his failure to land Gareth Bale.

    6/4/2013 9:46:22 AM

    On the eve of their first game in Australia, Lions and Ireland winger Tommy Bowe has been speaking about how impressed he is with coach Warren Gatland so far on the trip.
    Remember, you can watch the Lions' first tour match on Australian soil LIVE on Sky Sports 1 HD

    6/4/2013 9:47:46 AM

    Stuart Broad and Steve Finn both trained today for England ahead of the third and final ODI with New Zealand at Trent Bridge tomorrow.
    Remember it’s a day-nighter so all the action starts on Sky Sports 1 HD at 1.30pm.
    6/4/2013 9:51:59 AM

    We're also building up to the ICC Champions Trophy, which is live on Sky Sports, with a couple of big warm-up games going on today. Keep up to date with the latest from Sri Lanka v West Indies and Australia v India with our scorecentre.
    You can also watch Australia v India live on Sky Sports 1.
    6/4/2013 9:58:42 AM

    [ssn] Robert Snodgrass believes it is only a matter of time before Scotland’s results start improving and hopes they can challenge Croatia on Friday. 
    We’ve been very unlucky through this campaign. People may say different and that we didn’t deserve it, but I think we should have beaten Wales home and away, and we could have got a better result against Serbia as well.

    6/4/2013 10:09:55 AM

    Let us know you make favourites for the Premier League title after Robin van Persie set his sights on more silverware for Manchester United.

    6/4/2013 10:16:35 AM
  • Rory Best is living the Lions dream as he prepares to make his debut against Western Force tomorrow.

    6/4/2013 10:21:59 AM

    [ssn] Graham Napier is still on a high after his four wickets in four balls for Essex last night as he joined Sky Sports News live, and he insists he still has not given up hope of playing for England – and given their latest ODI displays against New Zealand he may not be the worst option.
    I’m still buzzing from last night, it was a fantastic evening for cricket in Chelmsford. Putting the three Lions on the shirt is something I’ve always wanted to do – I’ve been close but never got there but I’ll never give up on that dream.

    6/4/2013 10:33:23 AM

    Former England boss Sven Goran Eriksson, seemingly on a mission to work in as many countries as possible, has been appointed manager of Chinese club Guangzhou R&F. The Swede, who left his role as technical director of United Arab Emirates club Al Nasr yesterday, has previously had stints with the national teams of Mexico and Ivory Coast as well as numerous clubs, including Lazio and Manchester City.
    6/4/2013 10:37:58 AM

    Good tour for the tourists with assistant coach Graham Rowntree revealing that Lions captain Sam Warburton will resume full training on Wednesday.
    Watch every Lions game live only on Sky Sports. Click Here to sign up or upgrade now.
    6/4/2013 10:38:03 AM

    Thibaut Courtois thinks fellow Belgian Christian Benteke could be just the man Atletico Madrid need to fill the gap left by Radamel Falcao. Colombian striker Falcao is to join Monaco and Courtois hopes Benteke will make the move from Aston Villa.
    He's a very strong centre-forward, tall, but with very good technique and skilful with the ball at his feet.

    6/4/2013 10:45:28 AM

    Peter Coates has said that Stoke may try to send Jack Butland out on loan if Asmir Begovic remains at the Britannia Stadium next season. The Bosnian international has attracted the attention of some big clubs in England and also abroad, but Coates has 'a gut feeling' that he will remain in Staffordshire. Visit our dedicated Transfer Clockwatch for news of all the latest deals and speculation, including lines on Stevan Jovetic and Gonzalo Higuain.

    6/4/2013 10:54:05 AM

    England forward Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain says his brief experience of Brazil has only made him more determined to ensure the squad returns there for the World Cup next summer.
    To see the passion the fans have and how much people love football over here only drives us on to make sure we want to come back here next year.
    6/4/2013 11:04:25 AM

    [johnnynelson] Will Tyson Fury and David Haye get it on? Johnny Nelson thinks so...
    Fury also brings to the table just what the British heavyweight scene needs; someone who is not afraid of controversy, someone who people love or loathe and dare I say it, someone who is not rock solid. But don't think this will be an easy win for Haye.
    6/4/2013 11:05:36 AM

    The European Under-21 Championship gets underway in earnest on Wednesday, live on Sky Sports, so to mark what should be an intriguing few weeks in Israel we've pulled together a handy guide - starting with England's Group A. Our man Jon Holmes assesses the chances of Stuart Pearce’s side and also takes an in-depth look at the host nation as well as group rivals Italy and Norway.

    6/4/2013 11:09:14 AM
  • 6/4/2013 11:13:11 AM

    Dave Whelan will not prevent Roberto Martinez signing Wigan players if the manager finalises a move to Everton. Martinez is expected to be named as David Moyes' successor following news Whelan has agreed a compensation package with opposite number Bill Kenwright.
    There is no agreement for Roberto not to sign our players. It is unfair and I don't believe in anything like that. If Everton want to sign any of our players for the right amount of money we will consider it.
    6/4/2013 11:19:02 AM
  • [bn] Australia captain Michael Clarke to have treatment on a back injury tomorrow.
    6/4/2013 11:20:14 AM
  • Liverpool goalkeeper Jose Reina has denied that he is returning to Barcelona to replace Victor Valdes.

    6/4/2013 11:26:24 AM

    [guillembalague]Sky Sports’ Spanish football expert Guillem Balague has joined us live in the Sky Sports News studio to discuss Jose Mourinho’s return to Chelsea. On whether Mourinho has learned from his time at Real Madrid, Guillem says…
    Everything that he does will divide opinion… he does not make it easy how he tells things, fights with the media and fights with people at clubs.
    On suggestions Chelsea and Mourinho are both on the rebound after missing out on other managerial targets and the Manchester United job, respectively, Guillem says.
    That is an interesting theory. It is true Roman Abramovich approached Pep Guardiola and Manuel Pellegrini. It is also true in the past three years that Roman Abramovich has at least twice attempted to convince Jose Mourinho to take over.
    6/4/2013 11:44:49 AM

    [guillembalague]Sky Sports’ Spanish football expert Guillem Balague has been having his say on the reports linking Tottenham Hotspur’s Gareth Bale with a move to Real Madrid.
    They will table a bid – two or three bids. Their plan was to make Neymar expensive for Barcelona, which they did. Their second target is to get Bale. Will they get him? I do not know, because there is a big doubt about it. He will be difficult to get him financially. But they are willing to put in €100million (£86m) for Bale and Suarez.

    6/4/2013 11:52:54 AM

    [guillembalague]Guillem also gave us the latest on Luis Suarez's possible Liverpool exit to Real Madrid.
    Even if it hurts a lot to Liverpool fans, it is quite clear since Suarez left England a few weeks ago he has sent messages to say, ‘I am willing to listen to offers’.

    6/4/2013 12:00:30 PM

    Sky Sports News chief news reporter Bryan Swanson has brought us a live update on the fitness of Wilfried Zaha from Netanya, Israel ahead of England Under 21s’ European Championship opener against Italy. Zaha has been struggling with an ankle problem but has completed a training session with his England team-mates today. As far as England’s head coach, Stuart Pearce, is concerned, Zaha is fit an available for selection. 
    6/4/2013 12:18:49 PM
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