Sport on Freeview Issue 6 26.08.17

Issue 5
This Week’s Contents:
Listings for Week Ahead
Hello, welcome to this week’s blog. Plenty of sport to watch out for this week – including the Women’s Rugby World Cup LIVE tonight on ITV!!!  And look out for FreeSports launching on Channel 95 this Thursday – plenty of Live Sport ahead.

Saturday August 26th 2017:
05:35 – 06:00
Channel Four
The Andorra Ultra Trail.

06:00 – 06:30
Channel Four
The Grid.

09:25 – 10:20
ITV
ITV Racing Live: The Opening Show.

09:55 – 11:25
Channel F12:00 – 13:00
BBC One
Football Focus – With Dan Walker.

13:15 – 14:00
BBC One
Athletics
Diamond League Highlights from Zurich

13:30 – 15:55
ITV
ITV Racing: Live from York and Goodwood.

14:00 – 17:30
BBC One
Rugby League Challenge Cup Final LIVE
Hull FC v Wigan Warriors

14:45 – 17:30
BT Showcase
BT Sport Score. Live updates from around the grounds. Coverage ends at 5pm on BT Sport 1, but continues on BT Showcase.

15:15 – 19:15
ITV4
Darts – The PDC World Series of Darts continues with Day 2 of the World Series from Perth LIVE

16:20 – 17:20
BBC Two
Final Score – Presenter Jason Mohammad introduces all the latest scores and results.
19:00 – 20:00
Channel Five
Test Cricket Highlights. England v West Indies in the 2nd Test.

19:15 – 22:15
ITV
Women’s Rugby World Cup Final LIVE
Great that ITV have moved this to the main channel – I hope it gets a great viewing figure.

21:00 – 22:00
Channel Five
Football on 5: The Championship – Colin Murray presents highlights of this weekend’s games in the SkyBet Championship.

22:00 – 22:30
Channel Five
Football on 5: Goal Rush – All the goals from the weekend’s games in SkyBet Leagues 1 and 2.

22:25 – 23:55
BBC One
Match of the Day – Gary Lineker introduces highlights from the day’s Premier League matches, which include Manchester United v Leicester City.

Sunday August 20th 2017:
13:30 – 14:50
BBC Two
Athletics
Birmingham Grand Prix – Diamond League action LIVE.

14:50 – 17:10
BBC One
Athletics
Birmingham Grand Prix – Diamond League action LIVE.

19:00 – 20:00
Channel Five
Test Cricket Highlights. England v West Indies in the 2nd Test.

19:00 – 20:00
ITV4
Cycling – Action from stage 2 of the Vuelta a Espana, a 203.4 km flat stage from Nimes to Gruissan. It is one of the few opportunities in this year’s race for the sprinters, but with a long run along the coast, crosswinds may play a part. Presented by Gary Imlach, with commentary by Ned Boulting and David Millar, and reporter Daniel Friebe.

20:00 – 23:30
ITV4
Darts – The PDC World Series of Darts continues with day three of the Melbourne Darts Masters, featuring the semi-finals and final. Presented by Adam Peacock, with commentary by Stuart Pyke, Rod Harrington and Mark Bosnich.

22:35 – 23:45
BBC One
Match of the Day 2 – Including highlights of Tottenham Hotspur v Burnley.

Monday August 28th 2017:
19:00 – 20:00
Channel Five
Test Cricket Highlights. England v West Indies in the 2nd Test.

Tuesday August 29th 2017:

13:00 – 14:00
BBC Two
Badminton – World Championships action.

13:00 – 15:30
BBC Red Button
Boxing LIVE – World Amateur Boxing Championships.

19:00 – 20:00
Channel Five
Test Cricket Highlights. England v West Indies in the 2nd Test.

19:00 – 20:00
ITV4
Cycling – Vuelta a Espana Stage 10

Wednesday August 30th 2017:
00:00 – 01:00
Channel Five
Moto GP Highlights – British Grand Prix.

19:00 – 20:00
ITV4
Cycling – Vuelta a Espana Stage 11

22:45 – 23:15
BBC One
A Question of Sport – With Stuart Pearce.

Thursday August 31st 2017:
10:45 – 12:45
FreeSports
Live NRL – Cowboys v Broncos
The first live sport on FreeSports, the new sports Channel for Freeview.

12:45 – 13:15
FreeSports
The FA Classic Collection

13:15 – 14:15
FreeSports
Skegness – Brisca F1 Stock Car Racing

16:30 – 17:30
FreeSports
The Magic of the FA Cup.

17:00 – 19:30
BBC Red Button
Boxing LIVE – World Amateur Boxing Championships.

17:30 – 18:30
FreeSports
The Magic of the FA Cup.

18:30 – 19:30
FreeSports
Xiamen Marathon 2017

19:00 – 20:00
ITV4
Cycling – Vuelta a Espana Stage 12

19:30 – 23:00
BBC Red Button
Radio 5 Live Transfer Deadline Day

20:00 – 22:00
FreeSports
NRL – Cowboys v Broncos. Replay from earlier today.

21:00 – 22:00
ITV4
Classic TT – A celebration of motorcycling past and present.

22:00 – 22:30
BBC Two
MOTD – The Premier League Show

22:00 – 23:00
FreeSports
BVB World. Borussia Dortmund Magazine show.

22:45 – 23:15
BBC One
Football Focus – Transfer Deadline Day

Friday September 1st 2017:
17:00 – 19:30
BBC Red Button
Boxing LIVE – World Amateur Boxing Championships.

19:00 – 20:00
ITV4
Cycling – Vuelta a Espana Stage 13

19:15 – 22:00
ITV
Football LIVE – Malta v England. World Cup Qualifier.

19:30 – 20:00
BBC One
A Question of Sport – With Stuart Pearce.

19:30 – 21:30
BBC Red Button
Rugby Union Pro 14 LIVE – Round 1, Cardiff Blues v Edinburgh.

20:00 – 21:00
ITV4
Classic TT – A celebration of motorcycling past and present.

21:00 – 23:00
Spike
Impact Wrestling

22:40 – 23:45
ITV
Football Highlights – Malta v England. World Cup Qualifier.

23:40 – 00:10
BBC One
The NFL Show

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Sport on Freeview Issue 5 19.08.17

Issue 5
This Week’s Contents:
Listings for Week Ahead
Hello, welcome to this week’s blog. Plenty of sport to watch out for this week – will add updates during the week if any more sport appears.  Chris

Saturday August 19th 2017:
06:15 – 06:45
Channel Four
Mini Challenge action from Brands Hatch.

06:45 – 07:40
Channel Four
Triathlon. The Long Course Weekend.

10:00 – 11:00
ITV4
ITV Racing Live: The Opening Show.

12:00 – 13:00
BBC One
Football Focus – Dan Walker and guests look ahead to the second round of fixtures in the Premier League. Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal are all in action on Saturday, while Sunday’s games include a clash between last season’s top two Tottenham and Chelsea and a meeting between newly promoted Huddersfield and Newcastle.

12:20 – 14:30
BBC Sport App/Website
FA Cup – South Shields v Bridlington Town LIVE

13:30 – 16:00
ITV4
ITV Racing: Live from Newmarket and Ripon.

14:30 – 17:30
BBC Red Button
Final Score – Presenter Jason Mohammad introduces all the latest scores and results.

14:45 – 17:30
BT Showcase
BT Sport Score. Live updates from around the grounds. Coverage ends at 5pm on BT Sport 1, but continues on BT Showcase.

17:00 – 19:20
S4C
Sgorio LIVE
The New Saints v Bala Town LIVE

18:00 – 22:00
ITV4
Darts – The PDC World Series of Darts continues with day two of the Melbourne Darts Masters. The semi-finals and final play out on day three. Presented by Adam Peacock, with commentary by Stuart Pyke, Rod Harrington and Mark Bosnich.

21:00 – 22:00
Channel Five
Football on 5: The Championship – Colin Murray presents highlights of this weekend’s games in the SkyBet Championship.

22:00 – 22:30
Channel Five
Football on 5: Goal Rush – All the goals from the weekend’s games in SkyBet Leagues 1 and 2.

22:25 – 23:50
BBC One
Match of the Day – Gary Lineker introduces highlights from the day’s Premier League matches, which include Swansea v Manchester United, Stoke v Arsenal, Liverpool v Crystal Palace, Bournemouth v Watford, Burnley v West Brom, Leicester v Brighton and Southampton v West Ham.

Sunday August 20th 2017:
13:30 – 14:50
BBC Two
Athletics
Birmingham Grand Prix – Diamond League action LIVE.

14:50 – 17:10
BBC One
Athletics
Birmingham Grand Prix – Diamond League action LIVE.

19:00 – 20:00
ITV4
Cycling – Action from stage 2 of the Vuelta a Espana, a 203.4 km flat stage from Nimes to Gruissan. It is one of the few opportunities in this year’s race for the sprinters, but with a long run along the coast, crosswinds may play a part. Presented by Gary Imlach, with commentary by Ned Boulting and David Millar, and reporter Daniel Friebe.

20:00 – 23:30
ITV4
Darts – The PDC World Series of Darts continues with day three of the Melbourne Darts Masters, featuring the semi-finals and final. Presented by Adam Peacock, with commentary by Stuart Pyke, Rod Harrington and Mark Bosnich.

22:30 – 23:30
BBC One
Match of the Day 2 – Including highlights of Tottenham v Chelsea.

Monday August 21st 2017:
00:05 – 01:00
Channel Five
Test Cricket. England v West Indies Highlights

19:00 – 20:00
ITV4
Cycling – Vuelta a Espana Stage 3

23:15 – 00:00
BBC One
The Super League Show. Super 8 highlights.

Tuesday August 22nd 2017:

00:05 – 01:00
Channel Five
Test Cricket. England v West Indies Highlights

13:00 – 13:45
BBC Two
The Super League Show. Super 8 highlights.

16:30 – 19:30
ITV4
Rugby Union. Women’s Rugby World Cup Semi Final 1 LIVE

19:00 – 20:00
Channel Five
World Rally Highlights. From Germany.

19:30 – 22:00
ITV4
Rugby Union. Women’s Rugby World Cup Semi Final 1 LIVE

22:00 – 23:00
ITV4
Cycling – Vuelta a Espana Stage 4

Wednesday August 23rd 2017:
13:30 – 16:00
ITV
ITV Racing LIVE
Day 1 of the York Ebor Festival

19:00 – 20:00
ITV4
Cycling – Vuelta a Espana Stage 5

20:00 – 21:00
ITV4
British Superbikes. Action from Cadwell Park.

22:00 – 23:30
Channel Five
Football. League Cup Second Round Highlights

22:40 – 23:40
ITV
UEFA Champions League Highlights – Play Off Round.

22:45 – 23:15
BBC One
A Question of Sport – With Cricketer Heather Knight.

23:40 – 01:00
ITV
British Touring Cars – Highlights from Round 7.

Thursday August 24th 2017:
13:30 – 16:00
ITV
ITV Racing LIVE
Day 2 of the York Ebor Festival

16:30 – 19:30
BBC Red Button
Test Match Special 60th Anniversary Match
LIVE From Leeds. Celebrities and former players go head to head.

19:00 – 20:00
ITV4
Cycling – Vuelta a Espana Stage 6

20:00 – 21:00
ITV4
World Superbikes Highlights – From Round 9 in Germany.

22:00 – 22:30
BBC Two
MOTD – The Premier League Show – news and highlights.

Friday August 25th 2017:
08:55 – 10:35
Channel Four
Formula 1 LIVE – Belgian Grand Prix Practice 1

12:55 – 14:35
Channel Four
Formula 1 LIVE – Belgian Grand Prix Practice 2

13:30 – 16:00
ITV
ITV Racing LIVE
Day 3 of the York Ebor Festival

14:20 – 19:00
BBC Red Button
Equestrianism – European Snowboarding Championships

14:35 – 15:00
Channel Four
F1 Meets Claire Williams

18:30 – 19:00
ITV4
The Darts Show.

19:00 – 20:00
Channel Five
Test Cricket. First day of 2nd Test. England v West Indies.

19:00 – 20:00
ITV4
Cycling – Vuelta a Espana Stage 7

19:30 – 20:00
BBC One
A Question of Sport – With Cricketer Heather Knight.

20:00 – 00:00
ITV4
Darts – Day 1 of the World Series of Darts from Perth.

21:00 – 23:00
Spike
Impact Wrestling. Weekly Wrestling action.

Sport on Freeview Issue 3 05.08.2017

Issue 3

This Week’s Contents:
Listings For Week Ahead
FA Cup on the BBC
S4C Games
The Works!
TV Player – Coming Soon

Listings for Week Ahead
Hello, welcome to this week’s blog. Plenty of sport to watch out for this week – including more from the World Athletics Championships, and there’s football highlights with the start of the season too. Please do get in touch – if you spot anything I’ve missed. All the best, Chris

Saturday August 5th 2017:
09:25 – 10:25
ITV
ITV Racing Live: The Opening Show. Oli Bell and Hayley Turner are at Ascot for the Shergar Cup – a race day like no other involving teams of jockeys from Great Britain, Europe, and the rest of the world.

09:30 – 14:00
BBC Two
World Athletics Championships 2017. Gabby Logan introduces comprehensive coverage of the second day’s action at the World Championships as Katarina Johnson-Thompson begins her bid to succeed the retired Jessica Ennis-Hill as champion. The commentary team is led by Steve Cram, with expert analysis from Michael Johnson, Denise Lewis and Colin Jackson.

10:40 – 12:15
ITV4
British Touring Cars. Highlights from Round 6.

12:20 – 14:30
BBC Sport App/Website
Football – FA Cup qualifying: Litherland Remyca v AFC Liverpool – see article below for more information.

13:30 – 16:00
ITV
ITV Racing Live: Goodwood Festival. Ed Chamberlin and Francesca Cumani present coverage of the fifth and final day of Goodwood 2017, with the Stewards’ Cup taking centre stage at 3.35. Also, two races from Newmarket, including the listed Chalice Stakes at 2.05. Analysis comes from Jason Weaver and Hayley Turner, with commentary by Richard Hoiles. 1.50 Goodwood: The Qatar Stewards’ Sprint Handicap Stakes. 2.05 Newmarket: The British Stallion Studs EBF Chalice Stakes. 2.25 Goodwood: The Qatar Summer Handicap Stakes. 2.40 Newmarket: The British EBF Fillies’ Nursery Handicap Stakes. 3.00 Goodwood: The Qatar Gordon Stakes. 3.35 Goodwood: The Qatar Stewards’ Cup Handicap Stakes.

15:45 – 18:00
Quest
BSB Thruxton: Live. Follow the action in the qualifying race at the MCE British Superbike Championship at Thruxton.

17:00 – 19:30
S4C (watch via BBC Iplayer)
Football. Coverage of Swansea City’s friendly at the Liberty Stadium this afternoon against one of Serie A’s big clubs, Sampdoria. This will be the final warm-up fixture for Paul Clement and his squad before they head to Southampton to kick-off the new English Premier League season. Dylan Ebenezer will be joined by two giants of Welsh football who have strong links to the Swans – Dai Davies and John Hartson. Kick-off is at 17:15.

18:30 – 22:00
BBC One
World Athletics Championships 2017. Gabby Logan introduces live coverage of the World Athletics Championships from the London Stadium, with reports from Ore Oduba, analysis by Michael Johnson and Steve Cram, Andrew Cotter, Brendan Foster and Steve Backley among the commentators. Athletes competing include Usain Bolt, seeking a fourth 100m world title, and British long jumper Greg Rutherford. Katarina Johnson-Thompson completes the first day of the heptathlon in the shot put and 200m, and 1500m medal prospect Laura Muir and defending 10,000m champion Vivian Cheruiyot are also in action.

19:00 – 20:00
Channel Five
Cricket on 5: England v South Africa. Highlights of the second day of the Fourth Test between England and South Africa from Old Trafford.

21:00 – 22:00
Channel Five
Football on Five: The Championship
Colin Murray presents highlights of the opening weekend’s games in the new season of the SkyBet Championship.

22:00- 22:30
BBC Two
Athletics – World Championship Highlights from today.

22:00 – 22:30
Channel Five
Football on 5: Goal Rush
All the goals from the opening weekend’s games in SkyBet Leagues 1 and 2.

23:00 – 01:20
BBC Red Button
Triathlon World Series: Montreal Women’s Race. Coverage from the World Series. Action from the seventh round of the World Triathlon Series. Bermudan Flora Duffy remains in contention to retain her title at the end of this season and she has experience of winning in Montreal. Her success, and that of the event in general, in last year’s World Cup race has led to the Canadian city being added to the World Series schedule for the first time this year.

23:55 – 01:00
BBC Two
Golf: Women’s British Open Day 3 Highlights.

Sunday August 6th 2017:
09:30 – 17:00
BBC Two
World Athletics Championships 2017. Presenter Gabby Logan is joined in the studio by expert pundits Michael Johnson, Denise Lewis and Colin Jackson as Great Britain’s Katarina Johnson-Thompson continues her quest for a first global heptathlon medal at the World Championships in London. Johnson-Thompson begins her second day of competition in the long jump before switching to javelin, traditionally one of her weaker events despite recent signs of improvement. It is also the day of the men’s and women’s marathons, while on the track the action includes the opening round of the men’s 110m and 400m hurdles, the former featuring Britain’s European indoor champion Andrew Pozzi. Steve Cram, Brendan Foster, Andrew Cotter, Steve Backley and Jessica Ennis-Hill’s former coach Toni Minichiello describe the action.

10:20 – 11:05
Channel Five
Football – The Championship. Repeat from Saturday evening.

11:05 – 11:30
Channel Five
Football – Goal Rush. Repeat from Saturday evening.

12:30 – 18:00
Quest
BSB Thruxton: Live
Follow the action in the final race at the MCE British Superbike Championship at Thruxton.

15:00 – 18:30
Channel Four
UEFA Women’s Euro 2017: The Final Live. Live coverage of the UEFA Women’s Euro 2017 Final from the FC Twente Stadion in Enschede, Netherlands.

19:00 – 19:55
Channel Five
Cricket on 5: England v South Africa. Highlights of the third day of the Fourth Test between England and South Africa from Old Trafford.
21:00 – 22:30
BBC Two
World Athletics Championships 2017. Coverage of the World Championships continues, including the women’s 100m final and reaction to the conclusion of the heptathlon, in which Katarina Johnson-Thompson hopes to succeed the retired Jessica Ennis-Hill as world champion. The fastest woman in the world is crowned, with reigning Olympic champion Elaine Thompson the athlete to beat. Double Olympic champion David Rudisha continues his title defence in the semi-finals of the 800m, while the men’s shot-put champion is crowned. Commentary is led by Steve Cram, with analysis from Michael Johnson. And Gabby Logan and Ore Oduba – alongside special guests – look back on the day’s action.

22:30 – 23:15
BBC One
MotD: Community Shield Highlights. Highlights of the Community Shield, with last season’s FA Cup winners Arsenal taking on Premier League champions Chelsea at Wembley Stadium.

23:00 – 01:20
BBC Red Button
Triathlon World Series: Montreal Men’s Race (Replay). Coverage of the men’s elite race from Canada. With just three events remaining in the race to become 2017 world champion, the best triathletes line up in Montreal – including reigning champion Mario Mola and his compatriot and nearest rival, five-time world champion Javier Gomez.

23:30 – 00:30
BBC Two
Golf: Women’s British Open. Eilidh Barbour introduces highlights of the final round at the Women’s British Open at Kingsbarns in Scotland. The last time the title was won by a Briton was in 2009, when Scot Catriona Matthew triumphed at Royal Lytham & St Annes. The two most recent winners have hailed from Asia, with South Korea’s Inbee Park victorious in 2015 and Thailand’s Ariya Jutanugarn succeeding her last year.

Monday August 7th 2017:
12:00 – 13:00
BBC Two
Golf: Women’s British Open. Eilidh Barbour introduces highlights of the final round at the Women’s British Open at Kingsbarns in Scotland. The last time the title was won by a Briton was in 2009, when Scot Catriona Matthew triumphed at Royal Lytham & St Annes. The two most recent winners have hailed from Asia, with South Korea’s Inbee Park victorious in 2015 and Thailand’s Ariya Jutanugarn succeeding her last year.

13:00 – 14:30
BBC Two
Triathlon World Series: The best action and reaction from Montreal, the seventh leg of this year’s World Series. World champion Flora Duffy aims to get one step closer to defending her title in the women’s race, while in the men’s event, the battle is on to break up the Spanish trio of Mario Mola, Javier Gomez and Fernando Alarza, who take up the top three spots in the men’s rankings.

18:00 – 20:30
BBC Two
World Athletics Championships 2017. Another compelling night of athletics gets underway in the London Stadium as Gabby Logan introduces the action on day four of the World Championships. Former ballet dancer Sophie Hitchon made history last summer by becoming the first British woman to win an Olympic medal in the hammer throw. Can she now nail another milestone by becoming the nation’s first hammer thrower, male or female, to earn a podium finish at a World Championships? The early track events include the semi-finals of the men’s 400m hurdles, the opening round of the women’s equivalent and the men’s 200m heats, featuring British trio Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake, Danny Talbot and Zharnel Hughes. The commentary team is led by Steve Cram, Andrew Cotter and Steve Backley. Ore Oduba provides reports alongside Phil Jones.

19:00 – 20:00
Channel Five
Cricket on 5: England v South Africa. Highlights of the fourth day of the Fourth Test between England and South Africa from Old Trafford.
20:30 – 22:00
BBC One
World Athletics Championships 2017. Gabby Logan presents continued live coverage from the London Stadium, including the finals of the women’s 1,500m and the men’s 110m hurdles. The women’s triple jump also reaches its climax, and the women’s 400m reaches the semi-final stage. Analysis comes from Michael Johnson, Paula Radcliffe and Colin Jackson, with Steve Cram leading the commentary team.

22:00 – 22:30
BBC Two
World Athletics Championships 2017. Continued live coverage. Gabby Logan and Ore Oduba are joined by special guests looking back on the night’s action, with Michael Johnson providing the analysis. World champions are crowned in the women’s 1500m, triple jump and hammer and men’s 110m hurdles.

Tuesday August 8th 2017:
13:45 – 14:30
BBC Two
The Super League Show. Super 8 highlights.

18:00 – 20:00
BBC Sport App/Website
Hockey – Poland v Wales, EuroHockey Women’s Championship

18:30 – 22:30
BBC Two
World Athletics Championships LIVE. Day 6 of the championships.

19:00 – 20:00
Channel Five.
Cricket – Final day’s play in the Final Test – England v South Africa.

22:40 – 23:40
ITV
Football – UEFA Super Cup Highlights.
Real Madrid v Manchester United.

Wednesday August 9th 2017:
06:00 – 06:20
ITV4
World Cup Rivalries – Brazil v Italy.

13:30 – 16:15
ITV4
Women’s Rugby World Cup LIVE – England v Spain from Dublin.

18:00 – 22:30
BBC Two
World Athletics Championships LIVE. Day 6 of the championships.

18:00 – 20:00
BBC Sport App/Website
Hockey – Belarus v Wales, EuroHockey Women’s Championship

18:20 – 18:30
ITV4
Snooker v Darts. Short compilation.

18:30 – 21:15
ITV4
Women’s Rugby World Cup LIVE – Ireland v Australia from Dublin.

19:00 – 20:00
Channel Five
Moto GP. Round 10 highlights from the Czech Republic.

21:15 – 22:15
ITV4
British Superbikes. Highlights from Thruxton.

23:05 – 00:35
Channel Five
Football – League Cup Round 1 Highlights

23:40 – 00:55
ITV
British Touring Cars. Highlights from Round 6.

Thursday August 10th 2017:
18:00 – 00:15
BBC Red Button
Golf. US PGA Championship Round 1 from North Carolina.

18:00 – 20:00
BBC Two
World Athletics Championships LIVE. Day 7 of the championships.

20:00 – 21:00
ITV4
Silverstone Classic. Highlights of the festival.

20:00 – 22:00
BBC One
World Athletics Championships LIVE. Day 7 of the championships.

22:00 – 22:30
BBC Two
World Athletics Championships. Looking back at Day 7 of the championships.

23:15 – 00:15
BBC Two
Golf. US PGA Championship Round 1 from North Carolina.

Friday August 11th 2017:
09:30 – 13:30
BBC Two
World Athletics Championships LIVE. Day 8 of the championships.

18:00 – 00:15
BBC Red Button
Golf. US PGA Championship Round 2 from North Carolina.

18:30 – 20:30
BBC Two
World Athletics Championships LIVE. Day 8 of the championships.

19:00 – 23:00
ITV4
Darts. World Series of Darts from Auckland. Day 1.

20:30 – 22:00
BBC One
World Athletics Championships LIVE. Day 8 of the championships.

21:00 – 23:00
Spike
Impact Wrestling. Weekly Wrestling action.

22:00 – 22:30
BBC Two
World Athletics Championships. Looking back at Day 8 of the championships.

23:05 – 00:15
BBC Two
Golf. US PGA Championship Round 2 from North Carolina.

FA Cup – Even More for Free!

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Chris: Thanks to the BBC Media Centre for sending me details about this – great news for the FA Cup, and will mean six live games in total before the First Round Proper. Great for the lower league clubs. Spread the word!

The FA Cup is set to return to BBC screens and for the very first time, fans will be able to watch the qualifying rounds live via BBC Sport’s digital service starting in the extra preliminary round.
A game from every stage of the 2017/18 tournament will be live-streamed across BBC Sport’s digital platforms, allowing audiences to watch the game live on PC, mobile or connected TV.
Matches will also be available live and on-demand on BBC iPlayer, and on social media fans can interact with the commentary team during the game using #BBCFACup.
The first preliminary round match to be shown will be local Merseyside derby, Litherland REMYCA FC and Liverpool AFC, which kicks off at 12.30pm on Saturday 5 August.
This will be followed by matches from a further five qualifying rounds, taking place every fortnight until Saturday 14 October.
The 2016/17 FA Cup tournament reached 26 million BBC viewers, with 10 million tuning in for the final.
Steve Rudge, BBC Sport’s Lead Executive of Football, says: “We are delighted that audiences will be able to share in the passion of the FA Cup from the opening stage of the competition for the very first time. To highlight the tournament from first kick to last will showcase the desire for success in the famous Cup throughout the football pyramid.”
David Newton, The FA’s Head of Competitions, says: “The Emirates FA Cup is the world’s most loved domestic cup competition, and it kicks off this weekend with 185 fixtures being played up and down the country. We’re delighted that the BBC is widening the competition’s reach by allowing fans the opportunity to follow the drama live, right from the very start on Saturday through to the showpiece final at Wembley Stadium next May.”
Extra Preliminary Round – 5th August
Preliminary Round – 19th August
First Round Qualifying – 2nd September
Second Round Qualifying – 16th September
Third Round Qualifying – 30th September
FourthRound Qualifying – 14th October

S4C Welsh Premier League Games Announced

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Back of the net! Online matches and Friday night football on Sgorio for 2017/18 WPL fixtures

S4C’s flagship football show Sgorio has announced its first raft of live televised Welsh Premier League (WPL) matches for the 2017/18 season, as well as some additional matches which will be shown exclusively online.

Between the start of the season and the end of September, Sgorio, S4C and the Football Association of Wales (FAW) have selected matches from different competitions to be shown live on various platforms.

During the first block of games Sgorio will be experimenting with live televised games on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, as well as showing additional WPL matches online on Thursday nights.

The Sgorio season will start on Sunday, 13 August with a trip to Jenner Park as newly-promoted Barry Town host Aberystwyth Town in their first match in the top flight since 2004. On the following Saturday, 19 August, champions The New Saints will welcome Bala Town to Park Hall live on S4C.
S4C will show live Friday night football from the WPL for the first time ever on 25 August, when Bangor City go head-to-head with last season’s Huws Gray Alliance champions, Prestatyn Town, at the Bangor University Stadium.

The attention will turn to the international fixtures at the start of September with Wales’ double header against Austria (02/09) and Moldova (05/09) both live on S4C.

Sandwiched between the two World Cup qualifiers will be a live Irn-Bru Cup second round fixture as TNS and Connah’s Quay both join the competition on Sunday, 3 September.

On Thursday, 7 September, Llandudno v Prestatyn will be available to watch live on our website or on Facebook Live. The match between Barry Town and Carmarthen Town will also be streamed live on the web on Thursday, 21 September. Two days later, on Saturday, 23 September, Aberystwyth Town will battle with Bangor City live on S4C at Park Avenue.

Live Sgorio fixtures:
13/08 – Barry Town v Aberystwyth (17:15) – S4C
19/08 – TNS v Bala Town (17:15) – S4C
25/08 – Bangor v Prestatyn (19:30) – S4C
02/09 – Wales v Austria (19:45) – S4C
03/09 – Irn-Bru Cup 2nd Round – S4C
21/09 – Barry Town v Carmarthen (19:45) – WEB
23/09 – Aberystwyth v Bangor (17:15) – S4C
30/09 – TBC
06/10 – Georgia v Wales (17:00) – S4C
09/10 – Wales v RO. Ireland (19:45) – S4C

 

The Works – Take a Look

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Thanks to The Works, who kindly sent me an academic diary for 2017/18.  So many stores on the high street now, but also a great range online too – and if you see something online, you can select it, and go and collect it from your nearest outlet.

With my MC work in particular, an academic diary is really handy – i’m starting to get bookings for next year, and it means I can make a note of them.  I have two diaries – I have a planner, with my daily to-do lists, and a daily diary, where I write my journal and thoughts – and I’ve done this since 2005!  I started out with my journal by keeping an A5 Day to Page Diary, but now have expanded to an A4 Day to a Page, somehow I manage to fill a page each day with my thoughts!

So, whatever diary  you’re looking for – The Works will have something for you, and if you have anyone you know who’s going back to school, college or university, then all your stationery needs can be sorted here.