Sky Sports Today - Oct 21

Reaction to Oscar Pistorius' jail sentence, Man Utd's draw at West Brom and all the build-up to the Champions League.

  • 11:11

  • 11:08

    Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho believes English clubs will suffer in the Champions League unless there is a halt to football during winter.
  • 11:05

    QPR forward Adel Taarabt has responded to the claims by his manager Harry Redknapp that he is overweight and unfit to play. Redknapp said: "I can't keep protecting people who don't want to run about and train, who are about three stone overweight." Taarbt's thoughts?
    I am a professional - this is not about retaliation, this is about protecting my reputation. I played in that reserve game for 90 minutes and if he didn't think I was running he could have taken me off. Maybe I didn't perform like I could because it was a reserve team game and I was protecting myself. My job is to create, bring goals to the team. Maybe he expects me to make more tackles. I am not this type of player. I can only get fitness playing Premier League. You can train six or seven hours, but you won't be fit.".
    Taarabt unhappy with his boss
  • 10:35

    There are about 8 minutes left.....tweet Jamie or read what he's got to say right now...
  • 10:34

    Racing expert Alex Hammond has given us her tip of the day at Exeter today:
  • 10:18

  • 10:10

    One of the Pistorius defence lawyers has just revealed that the former Paralympian will serve one sixth of his sentence behind bars (equalling 10 months) and then serve the rest of the sentence under house arrest which means confined to a residence with travel restricted and being closely monitored. 
    Pistorius now heading  for prison
  • 9:54

    Here are the closing words of South African judge Thokozile Masipa when delivering the Oscar Pistorius sentence....
    I have weighed all the relevant factors. The purposes of punishment, and all forms of punishment, including restorative justice principles. I have also taken into account the seriousness of the offence which led to the death of the deceased. The personal circumstances of the accused, and the interests of society. I have taken the particular circumstances of the accused at the time of the offence into account. Having regard to the circumstances in the matter I am of the view that a non-custodial sentence would send the wrong message to the community. On the other hand, a long sentence would also not be appropriate either, as it would lack the element of mercy."

  • 9:50

    Here is the moment in the Pretoria court when the judge revealed Oscar Pistorius was going to jail for five years for culpable homicide.
    Thokozile Masipa delivers the sentence 
    The Steenkamp family remain calm
    Pistorius receives the news of his five-year jail sentence
  • 9:46

    South African judge Thokozile Masipa sentenced Oscar Pistorius to five years in prison for shooting dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day 2013. "Count one, culpable homicide, the sentence imposed is five years," Masipa said. Pistorius was also given a three-year suspended sentence on a separate gun charge. He will be 32 when his sentence ends and perhaps will reflect on the fact that he could have received a 15-year sentence.
  • 9:36

    Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced to five years in prison for killing Reeva Steenkamp.
  • 9:33

    Gary Neville believes his former club Manchester United needs to find more consistency if they are to compete with a Chelsea side that is likely to target them from free-kicks and corners at Old Trafford.
    People say it’s not the Manchester United way, but I don’t get that. For 25 years, Manchester United as an option, not as a rule, would lump it forward. There’s no doubt. It’s not the way you start the game and it’s not the way you try and win the game, absolutely not, but during periods of the season you’re going to need that alternative. You’re going to need that second option, that plan B or plan C. Don’t be embarrassed, use it. I would say that on Sunday if Manchester United play with their starting team they’ll have big problems from set pieces."
  • 9:23

    The Board of Control for Cricket in India will take legal action against the West Indies Cricket Board for the cancellation of the tour. India suspend all future tours to the West Indies. More news to follow...
  • 9:17

    Judge Thokozile Masipa is still summarising the sentencing on Oscar Pistorius and she's said some interesting lines....she stresses the importance to differentiate between "what's in the public interest and what society wants". She says: "It's all about dispensing justice." And she continues: "It's about finding the distinction between justice and v
    engeance." Updates live on SSNHQ
  • 9:00

    We still await the final judgement on Oscar Pistorius but the judge, in her summary, has slammed one of last week's witnesses and insisted that South African prisons can cope with prisoners with disabilities. Is this a sign for Pistorius? She continues to methodically summarise the case that has lasted eight months. More on SSNHQ when it comes out of Pretoria.
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