Sky Sports News: Look back at how we covered breaking news of yesteryear

Look back at our pioneering coverage ahead of August 12 relaunch

Last Updated: 04/08/14 9:10am

Last year Sky Sports News celebrated its 15 year anniversary, we take a look at the memorable moments from 2003 that featured Roman Abramovich’s takeover o

Sky Sports News has pioneered sports news broadcasting for more than 15 years.

And ahead of our relaunch on channel 401 as Sky Sports News HQ on August 12, we’re looking back at some of the moments that have defined its place in the sporting landscape.

Today we take you back to 2003 when some of the headlines on Sky Sports News included:

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- Jonny Wilkinson's last-gasp kick won England the World Cup.

- David Beckham became a Galactico - joining Real Madrid.

- Nasser Hussain quit as skipper amid an Ashes loss to Australia.

- Roman Abramovich became his Chelsea revolution.

- LeBron James inked $70m deal with Nike before his NBA debut.

- Australia beat India to lift the cricket World Cup.

Hit the video at the top of the page to see how Sky Sports News covered the big stories of the day.

And remember, from August 12 Sky Sports News HQ will offer even more breaking news across a streamlined TV, digital and mobile service. 

Launched for the new football season, Sky Sports News HQ will put the viewer at the heart of sports news with a new schedule, upgraded studio and improved digital services including redesigned apps and integrated social media coverage. 

Sky Sports News HQ will launch on Sky channel 401, providing viewers with an unrivalled sports news service plus a showcase of other content on the Sky Sports channels. 

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