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Sky Sports Today - Wednesday April 24

Sky Sports Today - Wednesday April 24

  • 4/24/2013 2:08:27 PM
  • Suarez ban reaction, Champions League latest, Australia name Ashes squad & Paper Talk

    4/24/2013 6:32:40 AM

    More details here on the news that Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard is likely to need an operation on his shoulder this summer, according to Reds first-team coach Mike Marsh.
    He has been playing with a shoulder injury for quite a while now. We'll try to find the right time for him to get it fixed properly. If it needs repairing, it needs repairing.
    4/24/2013 2:50:39 PM

    The battle for McCoy's Premier League Darts play-off places continues in Birmingham on Thursday, with Phil Taylor, Simon Whitlock, Adrian Lewis and Robert Thornton facing crucial nights in their bids for a top-four finish. Taylor is relishing the chance to shine in the Midlands.
    It was a difficult night in Dublin and it will be tough again in Birmingham, but I'm looking forward to the challenge. I've not been at my best recently but I'm doing a lot of work to improve my game. I'm trying a few things and it's not quite right yet, but I'll keep trying.
    4/24/2013 3:00:34 PM

    Top seed and world No 4 David Ferrer was dumped out of the Barcelona Open by qualifier Dmitry Tursunov on Wednesday. The Russian recently hit the headlines when he was stunned by Britain's James Ward in the Davis Cup.
    4/24/2013 3:03:25 PM

    [twtr]More of your Twitter reaction to the Luis Suarez ban
    Think it's right to ban him for ten games , there's no need to bite people on the pitch #skysportstoday adam gilmore via Twitter at 3:48 PM
    Joey Barton got a worse punishment for less than what Suarez did. #Liverpool need to just move on and stop complaining #skysportstoday Michael Hakim Byrne via Twitter at 3:55 PM
    I think it's a fair ban, although I think he is lucky to get away with 10 games, Barton got 12 games for violent conduct.MillsyApr 24, 2013 at 4:04 PM

    4/24/2013 3:05:07 PM

    Tottenham should not be bullied into selling Gareth Bale this summer, says their former striker Paul Walsh.
    Daniel Levy has been quite hard-nosed on a couple of other occasions in the past so I don't think Tottenham are just going to roll over.
    4/24/2013 3:08:35 PM

    Sheikh Mohammed was "appalled and angered" to learn that samples from 11 of the Godolphin horses trained by Mahmood Al Zarooni were found to have contained traces of anabolic steroids. Click here for the full story.
    I have been involved in British horse racing for 30 years and have deep respect for its traditions and rules. I built my country based on the same solid principles. There can be no excuse for any deliberate violation.
    4/24/2013 3:11:09 PM

    [twtr]More of your reaction to the news of Luis Suarez's ban here...

    Ten match ban is a let off given its the second time suarez bit someone in football!! #skysportstoday Nazm Khan
    via Twitter at 4:07 PM
    10 match ban is just what Suarez deserved! .. Liverpool .. Stop complaining and move on #skysportstoday JakeBeale
    via Twitter at 4:12 PM
    @SkySports Should have got double what he got in Holland, 14 match ban. LFC fans will say the FA is against them as usual #skysportstoday Steven Nightingale
    via Twitter at 4:04 PM

    4/24/2013 3:19:17 PM

    [glennmccrory] Glenn McCrory reckons America's boxing superstars will soon be appearing in a British ring...
    Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer told Ringside a few months ago that he wants to bring the best American fighters over to Britain to fight - and I believe him. I've been to fights in New York and Las Vegas, but the atmosphere over there is nothing compared to what we get in England.
    Read the rest of Glenn McCrory's blog here - including his prediction for Amir Khan's fight this weekend and his verdict on Kell Brook's future.

    4/24/2013 3:20:30 PM

    We're blogging live from the Westfalenstadion as we count down to Borussia Dortmund v Real Madrid.
    4/24/2013 3:22:14 PM

    Wasps have signed London Welsh back row Ed Jackson for next season. Wasps' director of rugby Dai Young is delighted to seal the deal. Click here for the full story on Wasps' new signing.
    Ed is a player I am excited about. He was excellent last season and he's backed it up this year again in the Premiership.
    4/24/2013 3:24:59 PM

    Your reaction to the Luis Suarez 10-game ban keeps pouring in. Here are more of your comments:
    Should be punished but once again over reaction from the FA. Over the last few months I have seen a player head butting another player, another jumping on another player, over the top tackles that were leg breakers ,elbow to the face. if I was him I would seek legal advice against these people for being victimised ,ban him yes but 10 games is a joke.tomApr 24, 2013 at 4:28 PM
    Yes Luis was wrong but the FA are harsh again against him. People who go out to break people's bones do not get this treatment. 5 games would be sufficient....hoggie 1801Apr 24, 2013 at 4:27 PM
    I have been a liverpool fan since the 70s. I think the ban is not enough. It should have been a lot longer. Liverpool need to cut their losses and get shut. He may be a world class player but that was appalling. There is no excuse for that sort of behaviour.kenny almondApr 24, 2013 at 4:27 PM

    4/24/2013 3:28:50 PM

    [skybet]Luis Suarez is likely to stay at Liverpool this summer - despite being handed a 10-game ban. That's the view of bookmakers Sky Bet, who make Suarez 4/11 to still be at Anfield after the summer transfer window closes on September 1. The Uruguayan is 2/1 to have left the club by then. The suspension comes after Suarez bit Chelsea's Branislav Ivanovic during the second half of Sunday's 2-2 draw at Anfield.
    4/24/2013 3:33:21 PM

    Former England wicketkeeper Alec Stewart is backing the nation to win the Ashes this summer following the announcement of Australia’s for the series. Click here for the latest county cricket scorecards.
    It’s a decent squad. I think there’s a nice mix of youth and experience. Australia’s battling line-up has lacked a bit of backbone, it certainly lacks experience in English conditions, so to bring back (Chris) Rogers makes sense. I always believe pick your best side. If you’re only looking forward then you’re not looking at the here and now. They are coming here to win the Ashes. Surely to do that you’ve got to pick your best XL.

    4/24/2013 3:34:34 PM

    Rafael Nadal returned to winning ways with a 6-4 6-2  victory over Carlos Berlocq in his opening match at the Barcelona Open. Nadal's 46-match winning streak in Monte Carlo was ended last Sunday by Novak Djokovic.

    4/24/2013 3:48:52 PM

  • More reaction to Luis Suarez's 10-game ban
    4/24/2013 3:51:15 PM

    Bolton skipper Kevin Davies has turned down the opportunity to join Toronto FC when his contract at the Reebok Stadium ends in the summer.
    My young family and I were naturally very excited about the opportunity of going to Toronto on a short-term deal but after legal advice we felt that certain obstacles put in our way were too large to overcome.
    4/24/2013 3:51:46 PM

    [twtr]More of you getting in touch via Twitter to give us your thoughts on the 10-game ban for Luis Suarez...

    I think the FA have made a huge mistake giving Suarez a larger ban than the racism one! Giving out the wrong message! #skysportstoday Ashley Knowles via Twitter at 4:50 PM

    4/24/2013 4:05:29 PM

    Team Sky have named their nine rider line-up for the Giro d'Italia. Bradley Wiggins is joined by Dario Cataldo, Sergio Henao, Christian Knees, Danny Pate, Salvatore Puccio, Kanstantsin Siutsou, Rigoberto Urán and Xabier Zandio for the May 4-26 race.
    by Graeme Mairon Apr 24, 2013 at 4:07 PM
    Click here for the full story
    4/24/2013 4:06:19 PM
  • Bradley Wiggins leads Team Sky at the Giro d'Italia

    4/24/2013 4:28:45 PM

    Leighton Baines is the unsung hero of Everton's season, according to goalkeeper Tim Howard. The England left-back has been overlooked for the PFA Player of the Year award but Howard has no doubts about his importance to the Toffees.
    He's our key cog. We've got Marouane Fellaini and Steven Pienaar and those guys, and obviously Kevin Mirallas, can produce a bit of magic. But without Bainesy this team doesn't go. It's just hard sometimes for people on the outside to see that.
    4/24/2013 4:33:30 PM
  • [bn] England batsman Kevin Pietersen has been ruled out of the Champions Trophy because of a right knee injury.
    4/24/2013 4:36:49 PM

    A quick reminder that the build-up to the Champions League semi-final first leg between Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid at the Westfalenstadion continues over at Dortmund Interactive.

    4/24/2013 4:39:06 PM

    [twtr]Still more reaction coming in regarding the 10-game ban for Luis Suarez.
    7 game ban for biting earlier in his career... Surely he would have learned his lesson! #skysportstoday Christian East via Twitter at 5:44 PM

    4/24/2013 4:49:34 PM

    Team Sky's Chris Froome retained the yellow jersey at the Tour de Romandie after stage one.
    by Graeme Mairon Apr 24, 2013 at 4:53 PM
    Click here for a full report
    4/24/2013 4:55:19 PM

    Wigan manager Roberto Martinez is confident that the returning Gary Caldwell can fill the void left by the injured Antolin Alcaraz in the Latics battle for survival.
    It is vitally important to have Gary back with all the experience he brings and he looked sharp and ready for the end of the season.
    4/24/2013 4:58:22 PM

    And yet more views on Luis Suarez....
    #skysportstoday he deserves it. Second time hes done it. Clearly 9 games wasnt enough Captain Von Trapp via Twitter at 5:57 PM
    I know it was a crazy, stupid thing @luis16suarez did, but 10 games? Terry only got 6 for being found guilty of racism! #lfc #skysportstoday Benjamin Mills via Twitter at 5:56 PM

    4/24/2013 4:59:16 PM

    The latest scan on Kevin Pietersen's knee injury showed some improvement but he will not be ready for the one-day series against New Zealand or the Champions Trophy. He will start "a graduated rehabilitation programme" with the aim of returning to full training by mid-June.
    by Graeme Mairon Apr 24, 2013 at 5:07 PM

    Click here for the full story
    4/24/2013 5:07:58 PM

    It's been an interesting day of cricket in the County Championship, including wickets for England bowlers Stuart Broad, James Anderson and Tim Bresnan on their first appearances of the summer.
    by Graeme Mairon Apr 24, 2013 at 5:44 PM

    Click here for individual reports from every match in our domestic cricket section

    4/24/2013 5:45:57 PM
  • Team Sky's Chris Froome retained the yellow jersey at the Tour de Romandie

    4/24/2013 6:26:39 PM

    PFA chief Gordon Taylor has told Sky Sports that Luis Suarez needs help as well as punishing.

    I think there are two ways you can deal with justice, one is a sanction and deterrent, which this is definitely sending out a strong message, but what I would like to re-emphasise is that trying to get the particular player, in this case Luis Suarez, back on track and make sure there is a proper programme of counselling.

    4/24/2013 6:46:55 PM

    Follow all the action live from the Champions League semi-final as Real Madrid take on Borussia Dortmund - click here for our live interactive commentary.
    4/24/2013 6:48:32 PM
  • Kolo Toure tells Sky Sports he is set to leave Manchester City.

    4/24/2013 8:23:48 PM

    You can't keep the name Suarez out of the news today, this time it's clay court specialist Carla Suarez who has caused a shock in the WTA Stuttgart event by dumping former world No 1 Caroline Wozniacki out in the first round with a 7-6 6-1 defeat.
    4/24/2013 8:36:51 PM
  • Darts - Warm up for tomorrow night's Premier League with our exclusive 'Off the Oche' preview.

    4/24/2013 8:39:41 PM
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