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  • The Latest Headlines From Sky Sports News
    The Latest Headlines From Sky Sports News Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    A round-up of the latest stories from the world of sport - brought to you from the Sky Sports News HQ. More »

  • Sky boss Brailsford proud of '100% clean' Froome
    Sky boss Brailsford proud of '100% clean' Froome Sun, Jul 26, 2015

    Chris Froome's Team Sky manager Dave Brailsford said on Sunday he was proud of the Tour de France winner and insisted he is riding clean. More »

  • Sky boss Brailsford pays tribute to 'resilient' Froome
    Sky boss Brailsford pays tribute to 'resilient' Froome Sat, Jul 25, 2015

    Chris Froome's Sky team manager Dave Brailsford paid tribute to his lead rider after the Briton virtually clinched a second Tour de France on Saturday, describing the champion-in-waiting as a credit to his country. More »

  • Lonmin to extend job cuts to 5,000 - Sky News Thu, Jul 23, 2015

    (Reuters) - Platinum producer Lonmin Plc is set to cut more than 5,000 jobs as a result of a slump in platinum prices, Sky News reported on Thursday. The announcement is expected on Friday along with its quarterly production report, the multimedia news agency said.(http://bit.ly/1IouHry) Lonmin declined to comment. The company, which employs more than 28,000 people, said in May that it plans to cut about 3,500 jobs at its mines in South Africa. More »

  • EU charges Sky, U.S. studios with limiting pay-TV access
    EU charges Sky, U.S. studios with limiting pay-TV access Thu, Jul 23, 2015

    The European Commission charged Sky UK and six major U.S. film studios on Thursday with illegally limiting access across the European Union to movies shown on pay-TV channels. The Commission said in a statement its preliminary view was that each of the six studios and Sky UK had agreed contractual restrictions preventing EU consumers outside Britain and Ireland from accessing films shown by the broadcaster. The six U.S. film studios are Disney, NBCUniversal, a subsidiary of Comcast Corp, Paramount Pictures, part of Viacom, Sony, Twentieth Century Fox and Warner Brothers. More »

  • EU targets six Hollywood studios, Sky TV in antitrust probe
    EU targets six Hollywood studios, Sky TV in antitrust probe Thu, Jul 23, 2015

    The EU's anti-trust regulator on Thursday accused six major Hollywood studios and Britain's Sky TV pay channel of using movie licenses to block access to their content in other EU countries More »

  • Froome's Sky share 'billion points of data' with anti-doping ag …
    Froome's Sky share 'billion points of data' with anti-doping ag … Tue, Jul 21, 2015

    Chris Froome's Sky team said on Tuesday they have shared a "billion points of data" with the UK Anti-Doping Agency in a bid to quash speculation their team leader is cheating. More »

  • Sky hope to put suspicions to bed ahead of Alps challenge
    Sky hope to put suspicions to bed ahead of Alps challenge Tue, Jul 21, 2015

    By Julien Pretot GAP, France (Reuters) - Team Sky released some of Chris Froome's power data on Tuesday as they seek to put to bed doping suspicions ahead of four gruelling Tour de France stages in the Alps. Froome's humiliation of his rivals in the first mountain stage a week ago raised questions and a French doctor of physiology suggested on French TV that the Briton's estimated power output could only been associated with riders who had relied on banned substances in the past. Pierre Sallet's estimation of 425 watts for 71 kilos (5.98 watts per kilo) does not meet the actual data released by Team Sky's head of athlete performance. More »

  • Cycling-Team Sky to release Froome data
    Cycling-Team Sky to release Froome data Mon, Jul 20, 2015

    By Julien Pretot GAP, France (Reuters) - Team Sky are planning to release part of yellow jersey wearer Chris Froome's data as they seek to end doping suspicions surrounding the Tour de France leader. Froome attracted some negative headlines when he destroyed his rivals in the first mountain stage of the Tour last Tuesday and Briton had urine thrown at him by an abusive spectator on Saturday as the atmosphere on the roadside turned sour. Seeking to protect Froome from the prospect of a similar incident, two police officers were guarding the Team Sky bus ahead of Monday's 16th stage. More »

  • Sky woes continue with Thomas crash
    Sky woes continue with Thomas crash Mon, Jul 20, 2015

    GAP, France (Reuters) - Briton Geraint Thomas, one of race leader Chris Froome's key Team Sky lieutenants, crashed badly during the 16th stage of the Tour de France on Monday. Thomas collided with another rider during a descent and was thrown into a ditch 7.5km from the finish but was eventually able to remount. Earlier on Monday Sky's British road race champion Peter Kennaugh withdrew from the race. (Editing by Pritha Sarkar) More »

  • Sky's British champion Kennaugh withdraws from Tour de France
    Sky's British champion Kennaugh withdraws from Tour de France Mon, Jul 20, 2015

    The British road race champion Peter Kennaugh has been forced to withdraw from the Tour de France, Team Sky said on Monday. "We can confirm that Pete Kennaugh has sadly been forced to abandon," the team tweeted during the 16th stage, from Bourg-de-Peage to Gap, adding, "we'll have more details in our race report following stage 16". The withdrawal, understood to be because of illness, is the latest blow for Team Sky, some of whose riders, including race leader Chris Froome, have been attacked verbally and physically on the road following speculation about doping. More »

  • Sky call for greater transparency to ease Froome accusations
    Sky call for greater transparency to ease Froome accusations Mon, Jul 20, 2015

    Team Sky manager Dave Brailsford has repeated calls for greater transparency amid new doping allegations against Tour de France leader Chris Froome. More »

  • Froome and Sky getting used to negativity
    Froome and Sky getting used to negativity Sun, Jul 19, 2015

    Chris Froome and his British Sky team have resigned themselves to the negative atmosphere surrounding them at the Tour de France. More »

  • Team Sky Boss: Tour Crowds A Menance
    Team Sky Boss: Tour Crowds A Menance Sun, Jul 19, 2015

    Sir Dave Brailsford has described the crowds at the Tour de France as a "mob" that is “out of control” after Chris Froome had urine thrown at him during Saturday’s 14th stage. There were also claims that fellow Team Sky riders Richie Porte and Luke Rowe were spat on during the stage. The assaults came less than 24 hours after Porte revealed he had been punched by a spectator on stage 10. More »

  • Sky face further scrutiny over staff member Thu, Jul 16, 2015

    By Julien Pretot LANNEMEZAN, France (Reuters) - Team Sky were facing increased scrutiny at the Tour de France on Thursday after it emerged that one of their staff members has previously worked with the disgraced American rider Lance Armstrong. Team Sky have a zero tolerance anti-doping policy, meaning that all staff members must sign a statement saying they have never been involved in doping activities. The British outfit, however, brought Belgian Peter Verbeken onboard as a 'soigneur' (carer) in 2012 and 2013 and he is now manager at their Belgian service headquarters. More »

  • Froome's rivals crushed by dominant Sky Tue, Jul 14, 2015

    By Julien Pretot LA PIERRE ST MARTIN, France (Reuters) - One by one, with the exception of Nairo Quintana, Chris Froome's rivals were dropped from a thinning group of challengers up the gruelling final climb of Tuesday's 10th stage of the Tour de France. The amazing pace set by Froome's team mates Richie Porte and Geraint Thomas was too hot to handle for seasoned grand tour riders like Vincenzo Nibali, Alberto Contador, Tejay van Garderen and Alejandro Valverde. While Froome clung to the wheels of his domestiques before powering away to victory, his rivals were left trailing and discouraged. More »

  • Carl Froch Retires And Joins Sky Sports
    Carl Froch Retires And Joins Sky Sports Tue, Jul 14, 2015

    Four-time world champion Carl Froch has retired from professional boxing and is joining Sky Sports as a pundit. "The Cobra" (33-2-0-KO24) hangs up his gloves at the age of 38 having won the WBC, WBA and IBF super-middleweight titles during a glittering career that climaxed when he knocked out George Groves in front of 80,000 at Wembley in May last year. Froch, who was awarded an MBE last month, will now join Adam Smith, Johnny Nelson and other expert analysts as part of Sky Sports' boxing coverage. More »

  • Sky's spectacular week leaves Froome in a dream
    Sky's spectacular week leaves Froome in a dream Mon, Jul 13, 2015

    Chris Froome said he's living a dream after describing his Sky team's start to the Tour de France as "spectacular". More »

  • Unilever in search for new chairman - Sky News
    Unilever in search for new chairman - Sky News Sun, Jul 12, 2015

    (Reuters) - Anglo-Dutch consumer products group Unilever is searching for a new chairman to replace Michael Treschow, who has been in the job since 2007, Sky News reported on Sunday. The company, whose products range from Dove soap to Lipton tea and Hellmann's mayonnaise to Klondike ice cream, has hired headhunter Russell Reynolds Associates to find a successor to Treschow, the multimedia news website said. The new chairman, whose name is expected to be announced by the end of the year, is likely to take over the role at next year's annual meeting, Sky News reported, citing sources. More »

  • Froome in control despite Sky's near miss
    Froome in control despite Sky's near miss Sun, Jul 12, 2015

    By Julien Pretot PLUMELEC, France (Reuters) - Chris Froome stayed firmly on track for the Tour de France title when he retained the overall leader's yellow jersey after the ninth stage, a 28-kilometre team time trial won by the slimmest of margins by BMC Racing on Sunday. Heading into Monday's rest day, Froome has the edge over his main rivals, who were hoping to take advantage of the Briton's supposed weaknesses in the tricky opening block of racing. On Sunday, BMC Racing clocked 32 minutes 15 seconds to beat Sky by one second and Froome now leads American Tejay van Garderen by 12 seconds overall. More »

  • Sky on a high after treacherous first week on Tour
    Sky on a high after treacherous first week on Tour Fri, Jul 10, 2015

    By Julien Pretot FOUGERES, France (Reuters) - Team Sky's confidence was soaring on Friday after Chris Froome, chasing a second Tour de France title, had survived a treacherous first week of racing. The British rider, thought to be vulnerable on the flat, windswept and sometimes cobbled roads of the Netherlands, Belgium and northern France, is the overall leader and his best may still be to come. "It's been a fantastic week, we're in a position where we don't have time to gain over rivals on the team time trial (on Sunday)," Sky's sports director Nicolas Portal told reporters after the seventh stage. More »

  • BBC lose ground in 6 Nations broadcast deal to keep Sky at bay
    BBC lose ground in 6 Nations broadcast deal to keep Sky at bay Thu, Jul 9, 2015

    The move would appear to strengthen RTÉ’s grip on rights for the annual rugby tournament. More »