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Blues
Birmingham halt losing run 

23 Sep 17

Birmingham started life without Harry Redknapp by halting a run of six defeats in all competitions by holding their former manager Gary Rowett’s Derby to a 1-1 draw at Pride Park.


Sky Blues
Coventry halt Exeter run 

23 Sep 17

Coventry ended Exeter’s unbeaten record with a 2-0 win at the Ricoh Arena.


Blues
Derby v Birmingham preview 

22 Sep 17

Derby will check on Curtis Davies and Matej Vydra ahead of the visit of Birmingham.


Blues
Prutton’s EFL predictions 

21 Sep 17

David Prutton returns with his latest round of predictions ahead of this weekend’s Sky Bet EFL matches.


Sky Blues
Coventry v Exeter preview 

21 Sep 17

Striker Marc McNulty could return for Coventry ahead of schedule to face Exeter.


Blues
Lindelof snubbed by Birmingham 

20 Sep 17

Former Birmingham boss Gary Rowett has revealed he turned down the chance to sign Victor Lindelof from Benfica because he was not “tough enough”.


Blues
The most competitive derby is… 

20 Sep 17

Ahead of the Sheffield, Glasgow and London derbies live on Sky Sports this weekend, we’ve worked out which derbies are the most competitive in England and Scotland…


Blues
Carsley trains after Redknapp exit 

18 Sep 17

Lee Carsley has wasted no time in bolstering Birmingham’s coaching staff in the wake of Harry Redknapp’s departure.


Blues
Carsley tops Birmingham list 

17 Sep 17

Lee Carsley is in pole position to become Birmingham’ new full-time manager, according to Sky sources.


Blues
Redknapp: I’d have taken Blues up 

16 Sep 17

Sacked Harry Redknapp says he would have led Birmingham back to the Premier League given time to finish his rebuilding job at St Andrew’s.


Blues
Redknapp leaves Birmingham 

16 Sep 17

Birmingham City have parted company with manager Harry Redknapp after a sixth straight defeat on Saturday.


Sky Blues
Cambridge hold on for three points 

16 Sep 17

Cambridge held off Coventry to claim a 2-1 win in an entertaining Sky Bet League Two clash.


Blues
Preston hit back to beat Blues 

16 Sep 17

Preston scored three times in 12 second-half minutes as they hit back from a goal down to claim their first away win of the season at Birmingham.


Cricket
County Cricket – Live updates 

15 Sep 17

Essex are on the verge of winning the County Championship for the first time since 1992 after beating Warwickshire by an innings and 56 runs at Edgbaston.


Blues
Redknapp reveals £10m Adams bid 

14 Sep 17

Birmingham City rejected a £10m Deadline Day offer for forward Che Adams, Harry Redknapp has revealed.


Sky Blues
United sign Coventry teenager 

14 Sep 17

Manchester United have agreed to sign 15-year-old midfielder Charlie McCann from Coventry.


Sky Blues
Cambridge v Coventry preview 

14 Sep 17

Cambridge boss Shaun Derry is poised to name an unchanged side for the Sky Bet League Two clash with Coventry.


Blues
Birmingham v Preston preview 

14 Sep 17

Birmingham’s record signing Jota could miss the visit of Preston as he continues to struggle with a hamstring injury.


Sky Blues
Sky Blues at the double 

12 Sep 17

Duckens Nazon and Peter Vincenti hit second half goals as Coventry defeated Carlisle 2-0.


Blues
Leeds beat Blues to go top 

12 Sep 17

Leeds climbed top of the Sky Bet Championship as a 2-0 home win against Birmingham extended their unbeaten league start to to seven matches.


Cricket
Essex dominate at Edgbaston 

12 Sep 17

Jamie Porter and Simon Harmer took four wickets apiece as Essex made a strong start to their Specsavers County Championship Division One clash at Warwickshire.


Sky Blues
Sky Sports wins EFL rights until 2024 

12 Sep 17

Sky Sports has strengthened its position as the home of football with a new deal to show live coverage of the EFL until 2024, offering Sky customers more matches and more ways to watch than ever before.


Blues
Sky Sports wins EFL rights until 2024 

12 Sep 17

Sky Sports has strengthened its position as the home of football with a new deal to show live coverage of the EFL until 2024, offering Sky customers more matches and more ways to watch than ever before.


Blues
Prutton’s EFL predictions 

11 Sep 17

David Prutton returns with his predictions ahead of the midweek round of Sky Bet EFL matches…


Sky Blues
Coventry v Carlisle preview 

11 Sep 17

Coventry could be without striker Max Biamou against Carlisle on Tuesday.


Blues
WATCH: Redknapp review tattoo! 

11 Sep 17

Harry Redknapp was impressed by the commitment of fan Joe Lombardi after his Deadline Day tribute to Birmingham City’s manager.


Blues
Leeds v Birmingham preview 

11 Sep 17

Thomas Christiansen is set to make minimal changes to his Leeds team for the Sky Bet Championship clash with Birmingham following their 5-0 demolition of Burton on Saturday.


Sky Blues
McKenzie announces retirement 

10 Sep 17

Former Premier League footballer Leon McKenzie has retired from boxing at the age of 39 after losing out to Cello Renda in a Southern Area super-middleweight title fight.


Sky Blues
Jones earns Coventry victory 

9 Sep 17

Jodi Jones’ stunning first-half strike earned Coventry a narrow 1-0 win at home to struggling Port Vale.


Blues
Norwich see off Birmingham 

9 Sep 17

Norwich put two painful away defeats behind them as they recorded a hard-fought 1-0 win over Birmingham at Carrow Road.


Blues
WATCH: Fan gets Harry Redknapp tattoo 

8 Sep 17

Meet Joe Lombardi – a.


Cricket
Sky Live: Warwickshire v Essex 

8 Sep 17

Sky Sports will show live coverage of Warwickshire versus Essex in the Specsavers County Championship at Edgbaston from Tuesday – a crunch bottom-versus-top clash.


Cricket
Sky Live: Warwickshire v Essex 

8 Sep 17

Sky Sports will show live coverage of Warwickshire versus Essex in the Specsavers County Championship at Edgbaston from Tuesday – a crunch bottom-versus-top clash.


Sky Blues
Coventry v Port Vale preview 

8 Sep 17

Coventry have a number of players unavailable for their Sky Bet League Two clash with Port Vale at the Ricoh Arena.


Blues
Norwich v Birmingham preview 

8 Sep 17

Norwich could hand a debut to defender Grant Hanley for the Sky Bet Championship clash against Birmingham at Carrow Road.


Sky Blues
VOTE: EFL Goals of the Month 

8 Sep 17

Watch and vote for the best Sky Bet EFL Goals of the Month for August in the Championship, League One and League Two.


Blues
VOTE: EFL Goals of the Month 

8 Sep 17

Watch and vote for the best Sky Bet EFL Goals of the Month for August in the Championship, League One and League Two.


Blues
Prutton’s EFL predictions 

7 Sep 17

David Prutton returns with his latest round of predictions ahead of this weekend’s Sky Bet EFL matches.


Blues
Adams signs new Blues deal 

7 Sep 17

Bimringham striker Che Adams has signed a new five-year contract.


Blues
Derby’s Kieftenbeld deal dead 

7 Sep 17

Maikel Kieftenbeld has returned to Birmingham after the EFL ruled his Deadline Day move to Derby cannot stand.


Blues
Championship stats XI 

6 Sep 17

With five games played already, the Sky Bet Championship is certainly in full swing.


Blues
Goodman’s Championship report 

5 Sep 17

The Sky Bet Championship is starting to take shape after five games of the campaign, but who has impressed Don Goodman so far…


Cricket
Ouch! Notts skipper’s T20 ‘Blast’ 

3 Sep 17

Notts captain Dan Christian may have been left more hurt by lifting the T20 Blast trophy than the defeated Birmingham Bears watching on…


Cricket
Patel hopes England notice T20 win 

3 Sep 17

Samit Patel is hoping he may have done enough to earn an England recall after helping Nottinghamshire Outlaws beat Birmingham Bears in the NatWest T20 Blast final.


Cricket
Gurney propels Notts to T20 glory 

2 Sep 17

Seamer Harry Gurney bagged 4-17 as Nottinghamshire Outlaws completed a domestic one-day double with a 22-run victory over Birmingham Bears in the NatWest T20 Blast final, at Edgbaston.


Cricket
T20 Finals Day LIVE! 

2 Sep 17

Over-by-over commentary and in-play video clips from Edgbaston.


Cricket
Notts book spot in Blast final 

2 Sep 17

Nottinghamshire Outlaws booked a meeting with the Birmingham Bears in the final of the 2017 NatWest T20 Blast after beating Hampshire by 23 runs in the second semi-final, at Edgbaston.


Cricket
Bears deny Rudolph final fling 

2 Sep 17

Jacques Rudolph bowed out of Twenty20 cricket with a high-class 65 as Glamorgan slipped to an 11-run defeat to Birmingham Bears in the first NatWest T20 Blast semi-final, at Edgbaston.


Sky Blues
Spireites claim a point 

2 Sep 17

Chesterfield survived a second-half sending off to hold Coventry to a goalless draw at the Proact Stadium.


Blues
Deadline Day brings vintage ‘Arry 

1 Sep 17

Harry Redknapp had insisted Deadline Day drama was behind him, but once again opened up the (car) window to steal the show.


Cricket
Sky Live: T20 Blast Finals Day 

1 Sep 17

Four teams, three games, a Mascot Race and a sing-off – you won’t want to miss a minute of NatWest T20 Blast Finals Day at Edgbaston…


Sky Blues
Chesterfield v Coventry preview 

1 Sep 17

Chesterfield will be without Bradley Barry at home to Coventry on Saturday.


Blues
Everton’s Walsh joins Birmingham 

1 Sep 17

Harry Redknapp completed his 14th and final Birmingham signing of the summer transfer window by bringing in Liam Walsh on loan from Everton.


Blues
Championship ins and outs 

1 Sep 17

Who has your team brought in? Who has been sold…


Blues
No Song deal for Birmingham 

1 Sep 17

Birmingham have failed in their attempt to sign Alex Song, Sky Sports News understands.


Blues
Five key Championship signings 

31 Aug 17

It’s been a summer of big spending in the Sky Bet Championship as all 24 clubs have dipped into the market to improve their squads for the 2017/18 season.


Blues
Birmingham to sign £3m Colin 

31 Aug 17

Birmingham are set to sign a third Brentford player in matter of days.


Sky Blues
Prutton’s EFL predictions 

31 Aug 17

David Prutton returns with his latest round of predictions ahead of this weekend’s Sky Bet EFL matches.


Blues
Birmingham in talks for Song 

31 Aug 17

Birmingham are in advanced talks to sign Alex Song, Sky Sports News understands.


Sky Blues
Coventry sign defender Davies 

31 Aug 17

Coventry have signed defender Tom Davies from Portsmouth for an undisclosed fee, the League Two side have announced.