NFL Week 10

It’s the final time the NFL will grace our shores this season as London game number 3 is upon us. This week began with the Cleveland Browns handing it to the Cincinnati Bengals, their contemporaries in the AFC North. First up on the hallowed Wembley turf, the Dallas Cowboys take on the ‘home’ team, Jacksonville Jaguars (18:00 Sun – C4 / Sky Sports) – Tony Romo’s back may still cause him problems so if he plays watch for the Jags’ D-Line targeting him. Next the New York Giants play the Seattle Seahawks (21:25 Sun – Sky Sports) – the Hawks will have a chip on their shoulder after a couple of weeks of below par performances, although they are now without much of a passing game. The late kickoff pits the Chicago Bears against the Green Bay Packers (01:30 Mon – C4) – the Bears need a win to stay in the playoff race, but it’s the Pack who are the in-form side coming into this matchup.

NFL Week 9

We’re at week 9 which means we’ve reached the halfway point in the regular season. Thursday Night Football presented us with an NFC South matchup in which the New Orleans Saints dispatched the Carolina Panthers. Sunday night begins with two 6-win teams as the in-form Arizona Cardinals travel to the Dallas Cowboys (18:00 Sun – Sky Sports). The fitness of Cowboys’ QB Tony Romo has been marginal all week; if he does play his back may well cause him problems down the stretch. Up next it’s Manning-Brady 16 when the New England Patriots host the Denver Broncos (21:25 Sun – Sky Sports). Last up the Baltimore Ravens play the Pittsburgh Steelers (01:30 Mon – C4) in what might not shape up as an AFC North ground-and-pound slobber-knocker, but this season it could well be a display of aerial prowess.

NFL Week 8

Week 8 presents us with a quadruple-header of NFL action. The TNF game saw the Broncos powering through to beat the Chargers. In the early slot the Detroit Lions are playing the Falcons from Wembley (13:30 Sun – C4). This will kick off at 0930 of the East Coast of the States, and 0630 on the West – one for the die-hards on that side of the pond. Next an AFC North divisional matchup when the Baltimore Ravens play at the Cincinnati Bengals (17:00 Sun – Sky Sports). After that we have a battle of the 5-1 birdies; the Philadelphia Eagles play the Arizona Cardinals (20:25 Sun – Sky Sports) – a win will keep that team atop of the NFC. The late night offering pitches the Green Bay Packers against the New Orleans Saints (00:30 Mon – C4). The Saints have been slumping despite the talent on their roster, whereas the Packers are getting stronger with every game – likely ‘shootout o’clock’! Beware the time changes and the early start… lunchtime NFL everybody!!

NFL Week 7

Week 7 started on TNF with the New England Patriots overcoming the strong challenge put up by the New York Jets - the Pats have wrestled their season back on track and have control of their division once again. SNF kicks off with the Cincinnati Bengals playing the Indianapolis Colts (18:00 Sun - Sky Sports) - the Bengals will look to regain some ground and some pride after their tie last week. Up next the inconsistent New York Giants travel to big D to take on the Cowboys (21:25 Sun - Sky Sports). The late night game pits 2 powerhouses from their respective West divisions when the San Francisco 49ers take a trip up to Mile High to face the Denver Broncos (01:30 Mon - C4). Peyton Manning is very close to breaking the all time touchdown record, as he is currently 2 back from equalling Brett Favre's high watermark, so is just 3 short of taking it all for himself.

Once more around the block

The invite cryptically tells us "It's been way too long" but it seems like just weeks ago we gathered to watch Apple announce new shiny things to the world. Join us once again as we anticipate refreshed iPads, the imminent release of the new OS X Yosemite and a promise of things to come. The curtain opens at 6pm (BST) and we hope the live streaming is more successful this time round. What are you hoping to see?

NFL Week 6

Surely it can’t be week 6 already!? Finally we’ve been treated to a competitive Thursday Night Football game, which the Indianapolis Colts came through to beat the Houston Texans. On to today, and we have an all-NFC slate ahead of us: Up first the Detroit Lions play in-division at the Minnesota Vikings (18:00 Sun – Sky Sports) – I’ve got no read on this one; it could be a high scoring spectacular, a defensive grind or a blow-out either way. Next up the Dallas Cowboys travel to the team with the Seattle Seahawks (21:25 Sun – Sky Sports). Last up on Sunday Night Football the strengthening New York Giants play their division rival Philadelphia Eagles (01:30 Mon – C4). Phily are currently sat jointly atop the NFL, but their offence is faltering in comparison to last year, so could well be ripe for the picking.

NFL Week 5

By the end of the weekend all teams will have passed the quarter-mark of the regular season. Thursday night saw another blow out, this time it was the Packers who dispatched the Vikings with ease. Today we start in Carolina where the Chicago Bears are hosted by the Panthers (18:00 Sun – Sky Sports) – these two teams are looking to distinguish themselves in their respective tight divisions. Up next the struggling New York Jets when they travel to play the on form San Diego Chargers (21:25 Sun – Sky Sports) – Chargers’ QB Phil Rivers is widely thought of as the league MVP through 4 weeks, so we can expect another master-class against a poor Jets pass defence. Up last the unbeaten Cincinnati Bengals take on the faltering New England Patriots (01:30 Mon – C4) – a tough matchup could be just what the Tom Brady’s Pats need to kick start their season!

NFL Week 4

Welcome to the first International Series game of the year! Thursday Night Football saw the NY Giants take down Washington, but enough of that, back to the main event. Live from Wembley the Miami Dolphins will take on the Oakland Raiders (18:00 Sun – C4 / Sky Sports). The Fins are coming off a week with uncertainty surrounding Ryan Tannehill and his ability to fill the role of a franchise QB, which might just be the key that the Raiders will use to unlock their first victory of the season. Later the Philadelphia Eagles travel to the West Coast to play the San Francisco 49ers (21:25 Sun – Sky Sports) – the faltering ‘9ers need to get their season back on track but will find it hard against the undefeated Eagles. Last on the slate the New Orleans Saints are hosted by the Dallas Cowboys (01:30 Mon – C4) – should be an offensive showdown in big-D and the Saints should be strong enough to come away with the W... ‘should’.

NFL Week 3

The NFL has a stellar line up of games across the board for us in week 3. The Sunday matchups come off the back of TNF where the Atlanta Falcons taking the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to the cleaners, and then some! First up we’ve got an all NFC North affair as the Green Bay Packers play the Detroit Lions (18:00 Sun – Sky Sports) in what should be a high scoring encounter. Up next we have the Super Bowl rematch: Denver Broncos play the Seattle Seahawks (21:25 Sun – Sky Sports) – Peyton will look to exact his revenge after having it handed to him back in February. Lastly the Pittsburgh Steelers are hosted by the Carolina Panthers (01:30 Mon – C4). Before the season it looked unlikely that going into week 3 the Panthers would be 2-0 and favourites to win this one, but that’s where we are. We’ll find out whether they can prove their doubters wrong and remain undefeated!

NFL Week 2

There were a lot of surprise results in week 1 as teams find their feet and battle to set the form guide in their favour, and we can expect more of the same in week 2. The Ravens blew past the Steelers on TNF, which although the result wasn’t a surprise, the 26-6 scoreline sure was! First up the Atlanta Falcons are hosted by the Cincinnati Bengals (18:00 Sun – Sky Sports) – both teams have stacked offences, but it’s the Bengals’ D that might be the difference maker. Next the Kansas City Chiefs travel to the Denver Broncos (21:25 Sun – Sky Sports) – speaking frankly, there shouldn’t be much in Peyton’s way in this one. Last up the San Francisco 49ers play the Chicago Bears (01:30 Mon – C4) – the Bears could well be without their top 2 Wide Receivers, so is game is shaping up to be the ‘9ers to lose!

We’re gonna need a bigger screen protector

'Wish we could say more' said the invite as months of speculation builds to a peak. The expected launch of the new iPhone is almost upon us as we prepare for Tim Cook and his pals to unveil this year's new shiny. A larger than usual location and the diverse invite list fuel the rumours that this will be more than just a phone. Join us in the comments as we watch the live stream on apple.com. Let us know your wish list, predictions or just guess Criag Federighi's new nickname.

NFL Week 1

It's back! There were over 200 days between the Super Bowl and Thursday night's kick-off spectacular, and the Seattle Seahawks started the season as they'd finished the previous one as they took care of the Green Bay Packers. Tonight our games kick off with a pair of AFC East rivals; perennial contenders the New England Patriots travel down the coast to the Miami Dolphins (18:00 Sun - Sky Sports) - the Pats are favourites but this matchup does have a strong sense of an upset about it. Up next, the San Francisco 49ers, with their depleted defence, are hosted by the Dallas Cowboys, who may just have the worst defence in the NFL this season (21:25 Sun - Sky Sports) - this one screams shootout! The late game pitches the Denver Broncos' Peyton Manning against his former team the Indianapolis Colts (01:30 Mon - C4) which could also be a high scoring track meet!

Doctor Who - Series 8

Revel in the joy of a brand new Doctor, as Peter Capaldi joins the team alongside Jenna Coleman. The new reincarnation of the Doctor promises a more experienced view of things (code for slightly older), whilst also bringing something of a darker tone to the upcoming episodes. Here, we'll enjoy each and every episode of the eighth season of New Doctor Who, in one lovely long block with no interruptions. Herald the return of the Doctor, Clara, the TARDIS, the screwdriver and everything else, as well as a heap of new guest starts. It's time!

The Great British Bake Off

The Bake Off is back! Brush off your spatulas and mixing machines as it is time to get inspired for a whole new batch of sweet treats and savoury delights. This first week is all about cake, a simple concept as we get to meet the new batch of bakers - 12 fresh faces all ready to face the terrifying prospect of Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry. It's always hectic in the first week, trying to get to know everyone, but it's also a lot of fun. On your marks, get set... bake!

Commonwealth Games, Glasgow 2014

If you're missing the track and field events from the Olympics, then look no further, the Commonwealth Games have arrived. Their tagline: "17 sports. 11 days. 1 place to be." With similar events such as gymnastics, cycling and badminton, the games provide for all kinds of tastes, although there are fewer than in London and other Olympic schedules. Glasgow presents a great opportunity for smaller nations to have their chance in the spotlight, including the dissolution of Team GB into England, Scotland and Wales. If you're looking for a place to hang out during the week and a bit of Commonwealth action, then you've found the spot!

World Cup knockout stages

We are down to the last 16 in what has been a fairly fantastic World Cup so far with plenty of shocks, surprises, upsets and even a little nibble along the way. It was an underwhelming tournament from reigning champions Spain, going out before they even got going, and of course we all saw the likes of England, Portugal and other big names were eliminated whereas the likes of Costa Rica and Algeria impressively qualified for the final 16. It's going to be a fantastic bracket of matches with many big names still going towards the final - will Messi push Argentina to the top with a continuation of his impressive goals so far? Can the USA keep up an impressive run of form? And will Uruguay be able to react to the loss of star man Suarez? Let's hope they don't get caught snacking...

Glastonbury Festival 2014

It's that time of the year again to get out the wellies for the summer and to slide in muddy fields of good music as Glastonbury comes around for the biggest festival of the year. Glasto provides several days of music excellence from everyone you could possibly imagine and this weekend provides no lack of quality with three massive headliners. On the Friday night, Canada's finest in Arcade Fire make their Glastonbury headlining debut in what (from first hand experience) I can promise will be a memorable set. On the Saturday are British rockers Kasabian, following after the recent release of their newest album 48:13. Finally the weekend ends with the surprising headline debut for Metallica despite their 33 years in the heavy metal spotlight. Put these massive headliners along the likes of Dolly Parton, Elbow, Royal Blood, The Pixies, The Black Keys, Metronomy, Lily Allen... there really is something for everyone and that's only naming a tiny amount! The BBC will be providing coverage all weekend on BBC 2, 3, 4 and online too for those in the UK. I know I'm excited - make sure you join us for the TV coverage over the weekend and join in the music greatness!

Wimbledon 2014

It's not been long since the French Open but it's time for a complete change of pace now. Players have had a couple of weeks to get practice on the grass courts before the main event - the Wimbledon Championship 2014. Defending champion Andy Murray comes in with all the pressure on his shoulders, but faces some stiff competition. Last year's winner Marion Bartoli has retired from the sport, leaving the women's side of the draw wide open. Smart money would be on Serena Williams for victory but it's not all been going her way of late. Sit back, dish out those strawberries and settle in for two weeks of British summertime tennis.

World Cup group stages

After much waiting, it's finally here. The FIFA World Cup 2014, held all across Brazil, begins with the eight groups of four teams that have qualified across the globe over the last few years. Of course the first match of the tournament involves the hosts Brazil going up against Croatia but this is only the start - the group stages go on for two weeks with the top two teams of each group qualifying for the knock out stages over two or three matches being played every day one after the other. With the altitude and temperature of South America to deal with just as much as the squads' talents, we could be in for some upsets and surprises as teams from all over are welcomed by the football-mad country of Brazil. Will they and their youthful squad succeed as hosts? Can Spain breeze through a potentially awkward group on their way to retaining the World Cup? Will England be as dismal as everyone seems to expect? To quote Alan Partridge; the proof is in the pudding, and the pudding, in this case, is football.

Roland Garros 2014

The clay court season has seen some surprises and some not-so-surprises, with Serena Williams playing very well, and Rafael Nadal holding his own. We've got a fortnight of tennis ahead of us, where the best of the best descend upon Roland Garros to battle it out for supremacy on the orange courts. Expect a lot of umpires getting up and down off their chairs, plenty of tennis racquets hitting trainers to dislodge any errant clay, and plenty of bright and colourful outfits. It's the French Open!