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First football silverware of the season to be settled

The EFL Cup final takes place on Sunday afternoon, and this weekend will also see the return of the RBS 6 Nations to pub screens.

Finalist: Zlatan Ibrahimovic will be hoping to secure his first trophy in England

BT Sport announces price freeze

22-Feb-2017 - BT Sport will not raise the prices of its subscription packages when the new business rates are announced in April, the broadcaster has confirmed.

Rugby in pubs 'just grips you' says rugby league legend Kevin Sinfield

17-Feb-2017 - With the most exciting Super League season in years now under way, rugby league legend and Sky Sports pundit Kevin Sinfield tells us who he predicts will finish the season...

Will there be FA Cup magic in the pub this weekend?

17-Feb-2017 - A sensational draw for the FA Cup's final 16 teams has meant that there is potential for upsets throughout the weekend. And that's not the only top sporting action you...

Illegal football: ten pubs slapped with huge fines in major clampdown

17-Feb-2017 - Licensees from across the UK have been issued with fines totalling £92,700 following a significant attempt from the Premier League to stamp out illegal football in pubs.

Saracens captain: rugby discipline translates well into Brewing

14-Feb-2017 - When former Saracens captain, Alistair Hargreaves, retired from rugby he decided to tackle a new challenge, setting up his own brewery with teammate, Chris Wyles. 

Full-time Fletch on English Champions League hopes

13-Feb-2017 - With the latter stages of the European competition kicking off this week, here's how I expect the English sides to fare in their matches.

Carling offers pubs up to £30k support in Premier League tie-up

10-Feb-2017 - Carling is offering licensees ‘Bottoms Up’ pint dispensers, access to 4K HD coverage of football matches and discounts for Sky TV as part of a Premier League partnership promotion.

England visit Wales for crunch Six Nations match

10-Feb-2017 - Expect a fiery encounter in Cardiff as Wales host England in the RBS 6 Nations, but there is more to show in the pub this weekend than just rugby.

Sky and Molson Coors extend TV discount deal for publicans

06-Feb-2017 - Molson Coors and Sky have extended their TV deal for pubs, which offers a third off subscription fees. 

Nicola Adams to open BT Sport's boxing coverage

03-Feb-2017 - Two-time olympics gold medallist, Nicola Adams OBE, will launch her professional boxing career on BT Sport's opening night of boxing coverage on 8 April.

Illegal Sky Sports lands pubs with bill for £7,000

03-Feb-2017 - Two pubs have been fined thousands of pounds after they were caught showing Sky Sports illegally. 

RBS 6 Nations gets under way

03-Feb-2017 - The opening encounters of rugby's most passionate northern hemisphere tournament take place this weekend. But that's just half of an epic weekend of sport taking place in the pub.

Full-time fletch on managerial pressure

29-Jan-2017 - None of the top six managers have been in a situation as competitive as they are now and that is why they are starting to show the signs of pressure.

FA Cup 4th round takes centre stage

27-Jan-2017 - Find out what potential shocks and top sporting action can be shown in the pub this weekend.

Hanging tough - capitalising on the 6 Nations and Super Bowl

23-Jan-2017 - With both the RBS 6 Nations and the Super Bowl approaching next month, now is the time for licensees to flaunt their offer of both rugby union and American football.

Non-stop football on both sides of the Atlantic this Sunday

19-Jan-2017 - A sensational Sunday, with back-to-back Premier League football in the afternoon and two crucial NFL playoffs in the evening, is at the heart of the weekend's best sport to show...

Making Sundays great again - inside the pub that does NFL to the max

19-Jan-2017 - Belushi's in London Bridge has spent years refining its American football offer and is now reaping the rewards in trade. Here is how a typical NFL Sunday night in the...

Guinness aims to drive sales with Six Nations rugby activation kits

17-Jan-2017 - Diageo-owned Guinness has created 6,000 activation kits in a bid to drive on-trade sales during the RBS Six Nations rugby tournament. 

Full-time Fletch's mid-term football report

16-Jan-2017 - With more than half the Premier League season gone, here's my mid-season assessment of all 20 teams.


Premier League football back on TV this weekend

13-Jan-2017 - After a hiatus for the FA Cup and the League Cup, the Premier League returns this weekend and is at the centre of the best sport to show in the...


How pubs can kick off a winning 2017

12-Jan-2017 - Both sports fans and licensees can look forward to a bumper 2017 as millions continue to choose the atmosphere of a pub to enjoy the sporting action, but what are...

Illegal broadcasting

Five Scottish pubs slapped with £50k bill in damages for illegal Sky showing

11-Jan-2017 - Sky has received £50,000 from five pubs in Scotland which have been broadcasting Sky Sports illegally.


FA Cup 3rd round action throughout the weekend

06-Jan-2017 - Televised FA Cup fixtures left, right and centre dominate the best sport to show in the pub this weekend.


Full-time Fletch on The FA Cup

03-Jan-2017 - The whole FA Cup experience may have changed over the years, but that doesn't change the fact that it's still a fantastic competition.