All that waiting, all that expectation over the summer, it is over my friends. The Premier League is back. While it is the duty of BT Sport's football anchor Jake Humphrey to inflate his own programme with hyperbole, which he duly fulfilled with his opening statements, it is the prerogative of the punter to validate the product with his or her on/off button.
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Tuesday 20 July 2010
Nationwide Building Society have confirmed they will not be renewing their sponsorship of the England team.
Tuesday 29 June 2010
BT is pushing ahead with plans to bring Premier League football to its customers after signing a wholesale deal with BSkyB for Sky Sports 1 and 2. Yet the telecoms giant is still keeping its pricing plans under wraps.
Monday 28 June 2010
BT will offer more live Premier League football next season after it signed a contract with BSkyB for the supply of two Sky Sports channels.
Wednesday 21 April 2010
ESPN has kicked off the search for a new European boss after Lynne Frank unexpectedly quit the Disney-owned broadcaster to return to America, citing personal reasons.
Wednesday 07 April 2010
ESPN has secured an exclusive package to show highlights of Premier League highlights on mobile phones from Sky, prompting its rival to shut down its 24/7 Football service.
Friday 02 April 2010
Thursday 01 April 2010
Wednesday 31 March 2010
England cricket chiefs today criticised a ruling by Ofcom ordering Sky to cut the cost of selling their sports channels to rival broadcasters.
Friday 05 March 2010
The razzmatazz of Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket is coming to a television set near you next week, after ITV picked up the rights out of the ashes of the collapse of Setanta Sports.
Monday 15 February 2010
Falkland Oil and Gas is expected to announce later this week that it has signed a deal for the use of a rig that will allow it to start drilling for oil and gas in the seas around the islands from which it takes its name.
Tuesday 02 February 2010
For Robbie Keane, any transfer is possible. There are few footballers who get to join the club of their boyhood dreams on two separate occasions within the space of 18 months. Managers love him, and then they love him not.
Friday 22 January 2010
Sunday 03 January 2010
Mark Twain enjoyed fisticuffs back in the bare-knuckle days – both as a fan and occasional street-fighter – so the modern game can empathise with his renowned reaction when told of his published obituary. Reports of its death have been greatly exaggerated.
Saturday 26 December 2009
Sunday 20 December 2009
The news that Northampton's devoutly Christian prop Euan Murray will sit out Scotland's first match of the 2010 Six Nations Championship against France in Paris due to it being on a Sunday caused quite a stir. However, there have been similar acts of faith, including by athletes Jonathan Edwards and Barrington Williams, cricketer David Sheppard and rugby's own All Black flanker Michael Jones, who missed the 1991 World Cup semi-final defeat by Australia and was omitted from the 1995 tournament to avoid any repeat. The 1991 match was in Dublin and it was pointed out in some desperation to Jones that Sunday afternoon in Ireland was Monday morning at home in New Zealand. "You can't trick God," Jones said. "It is where you are at the time, and Sunday wherever you are is the day that has been put aside for church and fellowship." Most famously, Eric Liddell's withdrawal from the 100 yards in the 1924 Olympic Games was depicted in the film 'Chariots of Fire'. Fortunately for Liddell, who played rugby for Edinburgh University, his international debut as a 19-year-old winger for Scotland – against France in Paris on 2 January 1922 – was on a Monday. According to John Keddie's biography, 'Running the Race', Liddell refused to organise sports on the Lord's Day even in the Second World War internment camp in China where he was to meet his death, apart from refereeing kids' hockey games which would otherwise have degenerated into all-out scraps.
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