Showing 7 July, 7pm: Live Essex v Surrey Cricket

Former England all-rounder Flintoff will commentate on at least eight Blast games for Sky Sports this summer, with his first match Saturday’s Midlands derby between Birmingham Bears and Nottinghamshire Outlaws. Essex and Surrey kick us off 24 hours earlier, though, with a host of international stars set to be on show.

Essex’s Pakistan seamer Mohammad Amir will aim to keep the likes of returning Australian Aaron Finch and England one-day star Jason Roy – the only man to hit two Blast centuries last year – in check.

Surrey’s Curran brothers, Tom and Sam, will also look to impress, although Essex spinner Simon Harmer is the most in-form bowler, having taken 28 wickets across his last two Specsavers County Championship matches

Source: SkySports.com

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Showing 5 July, from 4pm: Day 3 Live Coverage from Wimbledon

Both of Britain’s No.1s are in action on the third day of action at the All England Club

Wimbledon’s defending champion Andy Murray headlines action on Centre Court on the third day of action at the All England Club.

Britain’s No.1 women Jo Konta will be first though on the main stage, followed by her compatriot and former champion Rafael Nadal.

These blockbuster matches follow a day which saw the other two biggest men’s stars get walkovers as their opponents couldn’t last the distance.

Let’s hope for a bit more action today.

Source: Mirror.co.uk

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Showing 4 July, 9pm: MLB Philadelphia Phillies v Pittsburgh Pirates

The Pittsburgh Pirates could use a win here after losing six of their last eight games. The Pirates have allowed 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 12 games. The Pittsburgh Pirates have lost five straight games when allowing more than two runs. Offensively, Josh Harrison leads the Pirates with 82 hits and 27 RBI while Andrew McCutchen and Jordy Mercer have combined for 156 hits and 78 RBI. Jameson Taillon gets the ball, and he is 4-2 with a 2.97 ERA and 50 strikeouts this season. This will be Taillon’s second career game against the Phillies.
The Philadelphia Phillies look for another win after splitting their last 12 games. The Phillies have scored 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs i five of their last six games. The Philadelphia Phillies have won six of their last seven games when scoring more than three runs. Odubel Herrera leads the Phillies with 77 hits and 28 RBI while Freddy Galvis and Aaron Altherr have combined for 145 hits and 74 RBI. Mark Leiter Jr. gets the ball, and he is 1-0 with a 4.20 ERA and 23 strikeouts this season. This will be Leiter’s second career game against the Pirates

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Showing 29 June, 7pm: FIFA Confederations Cup, Semi Final

Germany boss Joachim Low has been delighted with his young team as they bid to beat Mexico and reach the Confederations Cup final.

The world champions – who are unbeaten in 13 games – left a lot of key players at home, naming a youthful squad for the tournament in Russia.

They finished top of a group containing Chile, who await the winners in Sunday’s final in St Petersburg.

“I’m really happy to be in the semi-final with this side,” Low said.

“Our main aim is always to be one of the last four teams in any competition. And you couldn’t necessarily expect that from this team.

“It’s nice that the team is bonding, because the players are spending time with each other off the pitch too.

“They’re incredibly happy to be here. Not a single player is seeking to be in the spotlight – instead they all want to succeed as a team.”

Source: BBC Sport

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Showing 27 June from 7pm: UEFA U21’s and Champions League

Hibernians have been battling for supremacy in a very competitive Maltese Premier League with the likes of Balzan, Birkirkara and Valletta over the last few years, although it was the Peacocks who got their hands on the trophy for the 12th time in their history in the 2016/2017 season, finishing seven points clear to secure not only the trophy but their return to European football.

Despite playing in Europe several times since the 1960s, Hibs haven’t actually managed to progress in a European tie since 2002 when they overcame Irish outfit Shelbourne. They will feel however, with the home advantage in the first leg, that a win this match on Tuesday night at odds of 11/10 with Sky Bet will put them in a very strong position to qualify for the next round.

FCI Tallinn have had to wait some time to make their Champions League debut after finally securing their first ever title in Estonia’s Meistrilliga last year. The club were formed only 15 years ago and have risen to the top of the tree in Estonia, although they’ll be hoping for more success in this year’s Champions League than they enjoyed in the Europa League last term.

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Showing 21 June, 4pm: Russia v Portugal

The European champions are looking for their first victory in the competition and we are backing them to win a high-scoring game against the hosts

After the first round of matches in Group A, it is Russia who lead the table following their 2-0 victory over New Zealand. The hosts were comfortably the better team against the weakest nation in the competition, yet they will be in for an infinitely more competitive game against Portugal on Wednesday.

The European champions conceded an injury-time equaliser to draw 2-2 with Mexico in what was a highly entertaining finish to a good game in their tournament opener. Cristiano Ronaldo was named man of the match and while the Real Madrid forward did not score himself, he did provide a brilliant assist for his side’s first goal.

Source: Goal.com

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Showing Friday 16 June, 8pm: Leeds Rhinos v Featherstone Rovers

Leeds Rhinos will be without suspended forward Jamie Jones-Buchanan for their Challenge Cup quarter-final against Championship club Featherstone.

He has been given a one-game suspension by the RFL disciplinary committee for Grade B dangerous contact in Leeds’ win over Wakefield.

Rhinos have recalled Jordan Baldwinson from Featherstone to replace him, while Rob Burrow is out with injury.

Cory Aston returns for Rovers and could play against his parent club.

Brad Tagg has also been recalled but Chris Ulugia (ankle), Andy Bostock (arm) and Scott Turner (ankle) remain out.

Source: BBC Sport

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Showing Thursday 15 June, 7pm: MLB Chicago White Sox vs. Baltimore Orioles

The Chicago White Sox end their MLB baseball series against the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday.

The Baltimore Orioles have been in a major funk which has them trying to avoid the American League East basement. The Orioles had lost seven consecutive contests heading in to Wednesday and are looking like the in 2016 where the team looked like a challenger in the American League East before falling out of favor. The question is can the team regain their mojo or struggle going forward. As I see Baltimore I see a team with little speed and average across the board numbers at the plate which puts far too much faith in a below average pitching staff.  Chris Tillman draws the start in the final game of the series at the White Sox on Wednesday. Tillman comes off of a 16-3 loss at the Yankees with nine runs allowed on seven hits including three homers in 1.1 innings.

Source: SportsChatPlace.com

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We’re showing every Lions tour match played on a Saturday

Elliot Daly’s late attempt at a 57-metre match-winning penalty fell just short as the British and Irish Lions lost narrowly to the Highlanders.

Second-half tries from returning captain Sam Warburton and Tommy Seymour looked to have put the Lions in control, before the hosts responded.

Owen Farrell dragged a Lions penalty wide before Marty Banks landed what proved the decisive kick in Dunedin.

It was a second loss in four games for Warren Gatland’s side in New Zealand.

Waisake Naholo’s try had given the hosts a first-half lead, before Jonathan Joseph replied with a converted score.

But Liam Coltman drove over for the Highlanders and Lima Sopoaga added his second penalty after the break to set up the nervy finish.

Source: BBC Sport

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Showing Wednesday 14 June, 6.30pm: The World Cup of Pool

The World Cup of Pool breaks off as 32 two-man teams from around the world battle it out for the $60,000 top prize at the York Hall in London.

There are six matches per day, with three in the afternoon session and three in the evening and all first and second round matches are a race to eight racks and you’ll be able to watch the action

Teams include defending champions, Ko Pin Yi and Chang Yu Lung of Chinese Taipei, as well as former World Pool Champion Wu Jiaqing who shocked the pool world winning as a 16-year-old in 2005. He teams up Dang Jinhu to represent China.

Source: SkySports.com

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