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Friendlies: Murphy double for Toon 

26 Jul 17

Jacob Murphy scored twice for Newcastle as Rafa Benitez’s side recorded a thumping 4-0 win at Bradford City in their latest pre-season friendly at Valley Parade.


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Loan move for Solomon-Otabor 

26 Jul 17

Blackpool have signed winger Viv Solomon-Otabor from Birmingham on loan.


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Friendlies: Rooney scores again 

22 Jul 17

Everton earned a 1-1 draw against Genk at the Luminus Arena on Saturday, with Wayne Rooney again on the scoresheet.


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Myths: Home advantage? 

20 Jul 17

They often say a team has home advantage – but is there such a thing? We’ve checked every league result since 1888 to bust the myth…


Sky Blues
Myths: Home advantage? 

20 Jul 17

They often say a team has home advantage – but is there such a thing? We’ve checked every league result since 1888 to bust the myth…


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Latest EFL games live on Sky 

19 Jul 17

Sky Sports has released its latest batch of live fixtures from the Sky Bet EFL, with the Sheffield derby back on the bill.


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Birmingham interested in Elphick 

18 Jul 17

Birmingham City are interested in signing defender Tommy Elphick from Aston Villa, Sky sources understand.


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LA Galaxy want Cole stay 

18 Jul 17

LA Galaxy are hoping to keep hold of Ashley Cole and are monitoring Zlatan Ibrahimovic following his Manchester United release.


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Swansea sign Coventry’s Harries 

17 Jul 17

Swansea City have signed Wales Under-20 defender Cian Harries from Coventry City.


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Cole open to Birmingham move 

17 Jul 17

Ashley Cole would consider a move to Birmingham City, according to Sky sources.


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Downing in Birmingham talks 

16 Jul 17

Birmingham City are in talks with Stewart Downing over a move from Middlesbrough, according to Sky sources.


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Redknapp wants Keane, Downing, Cole 

15 Jul 17

Birmingham boss Harry Redknapp has confirmed his interest in Ashley Cole, Robbie Keane and Stewart Downing to Sky Sports News HQ .


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Birmingham complete N’Doye deal 

14 Jul 17

Birmingham have signed 31-year-old Senegal midfielder Cheikh N’Doye on a two-year contract.


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New Championship kits 

12 Jul 17

What does your club’s new kit look like for next season…


Cricket
Fletcher released from hospital 

9 Jul 17

Nottinghamshire bowler Luke Fletcher has been discharged from hospital after suffering a horror injury during Saturday’s NatWest Blast T20 match with Birmingham, his county have announced.


Cricket
Injured Fletcher in ‘good spirits’ 

9 Jul 17

Nottinghamshire bowler Luke Fletcher is set leave hospital after suffering a head injury in Saturday’s NatWest T20 Blast match at Edgbaston.


Cricket
Fletcher suffers head injury 

8 Jul 17

A sickening head injury to Luke Fletcher overshadowed Birmingham Bears’ victory over Nottinghamshire Outlaws in the NatWest T20 Blast.


Blues
Keane keen on Blues 

8 Jul 17

Robbie Keane is interested in reuniting with Harry Redknapp at Birmingham City, Sky sources understand.


Cricket
Sky Live: Birmingham v Notts 

7 Jul 17

It’s a case of Ready, Freddie, Go at Edgbaston on Saturday night as Andrew Flintoff performs his first NatWest T20 Blast commentary shift for Sky Sports…


Cricket
Trott sets up Edgbaston thriller 

5 Jul 17

Jonathan Trott’s majestic 99 set up a thrilling climax to Warwickshire ‘s crucial Specsavers County Championship tussle against reigning champion Middlesex at Edgbaston.


Sky Blues
Coventry sign Grimmer 

5 Jul 17

Coventry have signed Scotland Under-21 international Jack Grimmer on a two-year deal.


Blues
Morrison training with Birmigham 

3 Jul 17

Lazio have allowed Ravel Morrison to train with Championship side Birmingham.


Sky Blues
Beavon signs new Coventry deal 

3 Jul 17

Coventry striker Stuart Beavon has agreed a new two-year deal with the club.


Blues
Redknapp: Terry chase ‘difficult’ 

3 Jul 17

Birmingham boss Harry Redknapp is targeting “five or six” new players, after Aston Villa completed the signing of John Terry.


Blues
19 EFL clubs live on Sky 

3 Jul 17

Sky Sports will visit 11 different stadiums and show 19 teams from the EFL live in a bumper start to the season across August and September.


Sky Blues
19 EFL clubs live on Sky 

3 Jul 17

Sky Sports will visit 11 different stadiums and show 19 teams from the EFL live in a bumper start to the season across August and September.


Sky Blues
Leicester in for Coventry’s Thomas 

1 Jul 17

Leicester have made an offer of just under £500,000 for Coventry youngster George Thomas, Sky Sports News HQ understands.


Blues
Birmingham agree Roberts fee 

30 Jun 17

Birmingham City have agreed a fee of £3.5m with Barnsley to sign their captain Marc Roberts, according to Sky sources.


Blues
Bond joins Redknapp at Birmingham 

28 Jun 17

Kevin Bond is to work with Harry Redknapp once again after being named assistant manager at Birmingham.


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Rivals offer Terry one-year deal 

28 Jun 17

Rivals Aston Villa and Birmingham have both offered John Terry a one-year contract, Sky sources understand.


Blues
Stewart joins Aberdeen on loan 

27 Jun 17

Birmingham City midfielder Greg Stewart has returned to Scottish football with Aberdeen on a season-long loan.


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Biamou seals Coventry switch 

27 Jun 17

Coventry have signed Sutton United’s FA Cup hero Maxime Biamou for an undisclosed fee.


Blues
Aberdeen set to sign Stewart 

26 Jun 17

Aberdeen are set to sign Birmingham City forward Greg Stewart on a season-long loan.


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Terry back training at Chelsea 

21 Jun 17

John Terry has been showcasing his fitness at Chelsea’s training ground as the race to sign him heats up.


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Birmingham fixtures 2017/18 

21 Jun 17

Harry Redknapp’s Birmingham City head to Ipswich on August 5 in their first game of the new Sky Bet Championship season.


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Championship fixtures 2017/18 

21 Jun 17

Sunderland open the Sky Bet EFL Championship season when they host Derby at the Stadium of Light, live on Sky Sports on August 4.


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Sunderland kick off live on Sky 

21 Jun 17

Sky Sports will kick off the new Sky Bet EFL season at the Stadium of Light on Friday, August 4, with a tantalising clash between Sunderland and Derby County.


Sky Blues
League Two fixtures 2017/18 

21 Jun 17

Forest Green Rovers welcome Barnet in their first game in the Football League, on the opening day of the Sky Bet League Two season on 5 August.


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EFL fixtures day guide 

20 Jun 17

The Premier League schedules have been revealed but Sky Bet EFL clubs can step up their preparations for the new season when the 2017/18 fixtures for the Championship, League One and League Two are released on Wednesday.


Sky Blues
EFL fixtures day guide 

20 Jun 17

The Premier League schedules have been revealed but Sky Bet EFL clubs can step up their preparations for the new season when the 2017/18 fixtures for the Championship, League One and League Two are released on Wednesday.


Blues
Carabao Cup: Sunderland at Bury 

16 Jun 17

Sunderland and Aston Villa have been drawn away in the first round of the Carabao Cup, at Bury and Colchester respectively.


Sky Blues
Carabao Cup: Sunderland at Bury 

16 Jun 17

Sunderland and Aston Villa have been drawn away in the first round of the Carabao Cup, at Bury and Colchester respectively.


Blues
WATCH: Carabao Cup draw LIVE! 

16 Jun 17

Watch a live stream of the 2017/18 Carabao Cup first-round draw on skysports.


Sky Blues
WATCH: Carabao Cup draw LIVE! 

16 Jun 17

Watch a live stream of the 2017/18 Carabao Cup first-round draw on skysports.


Blues
Birmingham make Terry offer 

15 Jun 17

Birmingham City manager Harry Redknapp has confirmed the club have made an offer to former England skipper John Terry, who will be a free agent from July 1.


Blues
VOTE: Birmingham’s greatest PL game 

14 Jun 17

To celebrate the release of the 2017/18 Premier League fixtures, we’re looking back at the greatest games involving each club that has played in the competition.


Sky Blues
VOTE: Coventry’s greatest PL game 

14 Jun 17

To celebrate the release of the 2017/18 Premier League fixtures, we’re looking back at the greatest games involving each club that has played in the competition.


Blues
Birmingham sign Stockdale 

13 Jun 17

Harry Redknapp has made his first signing as Birmingham boss, having completed a deal for Brighton’s promotion-winning goalkeeper David Stockdale.


Sky Blues
Carabao Cup draw on Sky Sports 

13 Jun 17

The 2017/18 Carabao Cup first-round draw will be streamed live on skysports.


Blues
Carabao Cup draw on Sky Sports 

13 Jun 17

The 2017/18 Carabao Cup first-round draw will be streamed live on skysports.


Sky Blues
Motherwell announce Rose signing 

13 Jun 17

Motherwell have announced the signing of Andy Rose from Coventry City on a one-year contract.


Sky Blues
Plymouth sign midfielder Lameiras 

8 Jun 17

Plymouth have announced the signing of attacking midfielder Ruben Lameiras on a free transfer.


Blues
Four clubs chasing Mendy 

7 Jun 17

Crystal Palace, West Bromwich Albion, Brighton and Birmingham City are interested in signing Ferland Mendy from Le Havre.


Sky Blues
Motherwell sign Fisher, Bigirimana 

2 Jun 17

Motherwell have completed their first signings of the summer after bringing in Alex Fisher and Gael Bigirimana.


Sky Blues
Burge signs new Coventry deal 

2 Jun 17

Coventry goalkeeper Lee Burge has committed to the club until 2019.


Blues
Gayle wins PFA Fans’ award 

26 May 17

Newcastle striker Dwight Gayle has won the PFA Fans’ Championship Player of the Season award, ahead of Chris Wood and Anthony Knockaert.


Sky Blues
Wheater wins PFA Fans’ award 

25 May 17

David Wheater has won the PFA Fans’ League One Player of the Season award, ahead of Billy Sharp and Lee Gregory.


Blues
VOTE: Champ Player of the Season 

25 May 17

Voting is now open for the Championship PFA Fans’ Player of the Season.


Sky Blues
Coventry sign Hyam, O’Brien 

24 May 17

Coventry have signed defender Dominic Hyam and goalkeeper Liam O’Brien on two-year contracts.


Sky Blues
VOTE: L1 Player of the Season 

24 May 17

Voting is now open for the League One PFA Fans’ Player of the Season.