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Don’t go anywhere… here’s the sport on TV this weekend…

The Heineken Cup returns, Tim Tebow rises again and everything else between.

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GIVEN UP ON the new year fitness buzz already?

Still a week or more til pay-day? Tired of spending time with your friends and family?

Us too! join us on the sofa for the weekend.. here’s what’s on the box:

  • One sit in for: At the risk of repeating ourselves… you have to watch Tebow v Tom Br… I mean the Broncos v the Patriots. Do it.
  • One to Sky-plus: You may lose your job if you stay up to watch the tennis from Melbourne on Sunday night.
  • One to skip: The Joburg Open doesn’t have me getting the popcorn in the microwave if I’m honest, Jeff… unless Damien McGrane hangs on in there at the top of the leaderboard.


Cricket: Test, Australia v India, (Sky Sports 1, 2.25am, Sat).

Darts: BDO World Championship, (ESPN, 6.30pm).

Golf: Joburg Open, day two, (Sky Sports 2, 8am, Sky Sports 1, noon) Sony Open from Honolulu, (Sky Sports 2, midnight, Sat).

Motor racing: Dakar Rally, (Eurosport, 6pm).

Rugby: Heineken Cup, Ulster v Leicester, (Sky Sports 1, 7.30pm); Rugbaí Corn Heineken, (TG4, 11pm).


American football: NFL divisional play-off, New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers, (Sky Sports 3, 9.30pm); followed by the Denver Broncos at the New England Patriots.

Cricket: Australia v India, (Sky Sports 2, 2.25am, Sun) ODI from East London, South Africa v Sri Lanka, (Sky Sports 3, 7.55am).

Darts: BDO World Championship semi-finals, (BBC1, 2.30pm, ESPN, 5pm).

Football: Premier Soccer, (RTÉ Two, 8pm), Clydesdale Bank Premier League, St Johnstone v Rangers, (ESPN, 11.45am) npower Championship, Watford v Reading, (Sky Sports 2, 5pm) Primera Division, Real Mallorca v Real Madrid, Valencia v Real Sociedad, (Sky Sports 1, 7.55pm).

GAA: GAA Handball Show, (TG4, 10.45am)

Golf: Joburg Open, (Sky Sports 1, 10am, Sky Sports 4, 1pm) Sony Open from Honolulu, (Sky Sports 1, midnight, Sun).

Horse racing: Channel 4 Racing, (Channel 4, 1.55pm).

Ice hockey: Detroit Red Wings v Chicago Blackhawks, Montreal Canadiens v Ottawa Senators, Calgary Flames v Los Angeles Kings, (Setanta Ireland, 5.30pm, midnight, Sun, 3am, Sun).

Rugby: Heineken Cup, Scarlets v Northampton, Munster v Castres, Harlequins v Gloucester, (Sky Sports 1, 1pm) Rugbaí Corn Heineken, (TG4, 9.05pm).

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American football: NFL divisional play-offs, Houston Texans at Baltimore Ravens followed by New York Giants at the Green Bay Packers, (Sky Sports 2 from 5.30pm).

Cricket: Test, Australia v India, (Sky Sports 1, 2.25am).

Darts: BDO World Championship final, (BBC2, 5.45pm).

Football: Barclays Premier League, Newcastle v QPR, Swansea v Arsenal, (Sky Sports 1, 1pm) Serie A, Lazio v Atalanta, Juventus v Cagliari, AC Milan v Inter Milan, (ESPN, 11.30am, 1.45pm, 7.15pm) Primera Division, Sporting Gijon v Malaga, Barcelona v Real Betis, (Sky Sports 1, 6.30pm).

Golf: Joburg Open, (Sky Sports 3, 10am).

Rugby: Heineken Cup, Glasgow v Leinster, Saracens v Biarritz, (Sky Sports 2, 12.30pm) Rugbaí Corn Heineken, (TG4, 5pm).

Snooker: Masters, (BBC2, 1pm).

Tennis: Australian Open, (Eurosport midnight, as in… Monday).

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