The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Sky Sports today announced a new four-year broadcast and multiplatform partnership that will see Sky Sports become the NBA's exclusive broadcast partner and official website operator in the UK and Ireland.
England will take on world number one the Netherlands in the last eight of the Vitality Women's World Cup on Thursday, after beating South Korea in their crossover match at Lee Valley Hockey & Tennis Centre.
England finally got the win they had been craving in their home World Cup, but they were made to wait by a dogged Ireland side before Giselle Ansley's penalty corner found the net with less than eight minutes left.
Captain Alex Danson netted her 62nd England goal on her 200th appearance for her country as the USA held the Vitality Hockey Women's World Cup hosts to a draw at Lee Valley Hockey & Tennis Centre on Wednesday night.
Two former Barking Abbey student-athletes have been named to the Ireland Senior Men's squad that will compete at the 2018 FIBA European Championship for Small Countries, which tips off in San Marino this week.