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Footage shows axed former Sky Sports presenter Gray making offensive chant at female colleague

Charlotte Edwards's side won th eAshes with a thrilling display at the Rose Bowl

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The England women's victory in the Ashes was arguably more of an achievement than the men's. It was completed across all three formats of the game – a multi-tasking Ashes, something the menfolk would obviously be incapable of – and they had to win the urn back off an Australian team who were actually half-decent.

Jake Humphrey

View From the Sofa: Performances phoned in from the evil scientist's lair

There are few things which better distil the futility of existence and the unending presence of the cold, steely grip of death on your shoulder than being put on hold by your broadband provider.

Darren Barker celebrates becoming world champion after split decision victory over the Australian Daniel Geale

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Londoner recovers from sixth round knockdown to secure IBF crown

Sky profits to fall as it spends to counter rivals

BSkyB has warned that operating profits will take a hit of up to £70m next year as it invests in on-demand services and technology in the pay-TV and broadband wars with rivals from BT to NetFlix.

Robin Scott-Elliot: Football’s dark cloud on summer of sport

These last two summers have proved a reviver for a personal passion for sport; a timely antidote to the sometimes poisonous effect of football’s greed and angry existence.

Sky launches £10 on-demand box to battle rival services

New Now TV box gets streaming service into the living room, but consumers will still need to pay for subscriptions

Premier League launch clampdown on pubs and clubs showing matches

More spot-checks and investigations will take place than before

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Sky Sports treats women presenters as ‘window dressing’ says Gabby Logan

Gabby Logan lambasts sport channel for failing to give women a level playing field

Sport on TV: Meltdown as the long, hard road of summer unwinds

This has been such a busy few days of sport that they are all starting to melt into one another, and the heatwave is not helping the levels of concentration.

Production staff choose between 30 cameras, which offered no hiding place for England’s Ravi Bopara after his duck

Football League agree new deal with Sky Sports

Latest deal runs until 2018

David Beckham gives the 'thumbs up' to fans

The next Live and Kicking? David Beckham to star in new Sky Sports TV show

David Beckham is to star in a new children’s breakfast show aimed at encouraging more young people to play sport.

Gareth Bale has three years left on his contract at Tottenham

BT Sport vow to go head-to-head with Sky Sports after saving back top picks for the Premier League

The first round of fixtures to be shown on TV was announced yesterday

Sky will broadcast Man Utd v Chelsea

Jack Pitt-Brooke: Round One to Sky Sports in battle with BT Sports

Sky Sports are in no mood to let BT Sport settle into the Premier League broadcasting battle this season. With the announcement of the first set of televised fixtures, Sky have powerfully asserted themselves over the first weeks of the campaign. They are covering the prime sun loungers with their branded towels while, for now at least, BT are consigned to the shade.

Australia captain Michael Clarke jokes with former England skippers Sir Ian Botham (left) and Andrew Strauss (right), now both of Sky

Jack Pitt-Brooke: Sky Sports earn high marks for 'show and tell' at the Ashes

View From the Sofa: From a rev-counter to the Ashes Zone, there's a whole new look to the game in the living room

Matt Butler: Wall-to-wall Ashes to Ashes too much of a good thing

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