2018 Sports Calendar: South Africa vs India, FIFA World Cup, IPL, CWG and more

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Here's your one-stop guide to schedule to some of the biggest sporting events in 2018.

While Virat Kohli will have a chance to raise his status with wins in South Africa and England, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo will be out to win their maiden FIFA World Cup title in Russia. Serena Williams, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, meanwhile, will look to shine bright and the keenly-followed Indian Premier League will kick off in April 2018. (Photo: AP / PTI / AFP / BCCI)

Mumbai: While the Indian cricket team fans will look forward to Virat Kohli and co’s tours of South Africa, England and Australia, the football fans will have their plans chalked out for the FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia.

If that’s enough, there will be Commonwealth Games, Asian Games and much more in 2018 and as the year 2017 comes to an end and 2018 kicks off today, here’s your one-stop guide of schedule of some of the biggest sporting events this year:

January 2018:

December 30-January 6: Tennis - Hopman Cup men and women team event, Perth

December 31-January 7: Tennis - ATP/WTA Brisbane tournament

1: Alpine skiing - Men's and women's World Cup city events, Oslo

1-6: Tennis - ATP Qatar Open, ATP Pune Open; WTA at Shenzhen and Auckland

4: Alpine skiing - Men's and women's World Cup slaloms, Zagreb

4-7: Golf - USPGA Tournament of Champions, Hawaii

4-8: Cricket - Australia v England Ashes fifth Test, Sydney

5: Cricket - New Zealand v Pakistan first one-day international, Wellington

5-9: Cricket - South Africa v India first Test, Cape Town

6-7: Alpine skiing - Men's World Cup giant slalom and slalom, Adelboden; Women's World Cup giant slalom and slalom, Maribor

6-7: American Football - NFL wild card playoff games

6-20: Motor racing - Dakar Rally in Bolivia, Peru and Argentina

7-13: Tennis - ATP/WTA Sydney International and Hobart

8: Cricket: New Zealand v Pakistan second one-day international, Nelson

9: Alpine skiing - Women's World Cup slalom, Flachau

10-11: Tennis - Fed Cup 1st rd

11-14: Golf - USPGA Hawaii Open; EPGA South African Open

12-14: Golf - Eurasia Cup, Kuala Lumpur

12-14: Alpine skiing: Men's World Cup combined, downhill and slalom, Wengen

12: Cricket - New Zealand v Pakistan third one-day international, Dunedin

13-14: Alpine skiing - Women's World Cup downhill and super-G, Bad Kleinkirchheim

13-17: Cricket: South Africa v India second Test, Centurion

13-14: American Football - NFL divisional round playoff games

13-Feb 4: Football - African Nations Championship in Morocco

14: Cricket: Australia v England first one-day international, Melbourne

15: Cricket: Bangladesh v Zimbabwe one-day international, Mirpur

15-28: Tennis - ATP/WTA Australian Open in Melbourne

12-14: Rugby Union - European Champions Cup, Round 5

16: Cricket - New Zealand v Pakistan fourth one-day international, Hamilton

16, 17 or 18: Football - CAF Super Cup - Wydad Casablanca (MAR) v TP Mazembe (COD), Casablanca

17: Cricket - Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe, one-day international, Mirpur

18: Cricket - New Zealand v Pakistan fifth one-day international, Wellington

18-21: Golf - USPGA CareerBuilder Challenge, La Quinta; EPGA Abu Dhabi Championship

19: Cricket - Australia v England second one-day international, Brisbane

19: Cricket - Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, one-day international, Mirpur

19-21: Alpine skiing - Men's World Cup super-G, downhill and slalom, Kitzbuhel

20-21: Alpine skiing - Women's World Cup downhill and super-G, Cortina d'Ampezzo

20-21: Rugby Union - European Champions Cup, Round 6

21: Cricket - Australia v England third one-day international, Sydney

21: Cricket - Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe, one day-international, Mirpur

21:  American Football - NFL conference championship games

22: Cricket - New Zealand v Pakistan first Twenty20 match, Wellington

23: Cricket - Bangladesh v Zimbabwe, one-day international, Mirpur

23: Alpine skiing - Women's World Cup giant slalom, Kronplatz

23: Alpine skiing - Men's World Cup slalom, Schladming

24-28: Cricket - South Africa v India third Test, Johannesburg

25: Cricket - New Zealand v Pakistan second Twenty20 match, Auckland

25: Cricket - Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, one-day international, Mirpur

25-28: Golf - USPGA Torrey Pines Open, San Diego; EPGA Dubai Desert Classic; LPGA Pure Silk Classic, Bahamas

25-28: Rallying - Monte-Carlo

26-28: Rugby Union - World Rugby Sevens Series, Sydney

26-28: Alpine skiing - Women's World Cup combined, giant slalom and slalom, Lenzerheide

26: Cricket - Australia v England fourth one-day international, Adelaide

27: Racing - Pegasus World Cup, Gulfstream Park

27-28: Ice hockey - NHL All-Star Weekend at Tampa Bay, Florida

27-28: Alpine skiing - Men's World Cup downhill and giant slalom, Garmisch-Partenkirchen

28: Cricket - Australia v England fifth one-day international, Perth

28: Cricket - New Zealand v Pakistan third Twenty20 match, Tauranga

29-February 4: Tennis - WTA St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy and Taiwan

30: Alpine skiing - Men's and women's World Cup city events, Stockholm

31-Feb 4: Cricket - Bangladesh v Sri Lanka first Test, Chittagong

 

February 2018:

1: Cricket - South Africa v India first one-day international, Durban

1-4: Golf - USPGA Phoenix Open; EPGA Maybank Championship, Kuala Lumpur

2-4: Tennis - Davis Cup first rd

3: Cricket - Australia v New Zealand, one-day international, Sydney

3: Rugby Union - Six Nations, Wales v Scotland, Cardiff; France v Ireland, Stade de France

3-4: Alpine skiing - Women's World Cup downhill races, Garmisch

3-4: Rugby Union - World Rugby Sevens Series, Hamilton

4: Rugby Union - Six Nations, Italy v England, Rome

4: American Football - Super Bowl at Minneapolis

4: Cricket - South Africa v India second one day international, Centurion

5: Cricket - Afghanistan v Zimbabwe first Twenty20 match, Sharjah

6: Cricket - Afghanistan v Zimbabwe second Twenty20 match, Sharjah

7: Cricket - Australia v England, one-day international, Hobart

7: Cricket - South Africa v India third one-day international, Cape Town

8-12: Cricket - Bangladesh v Sri Lanka second Test, Mirpur

8-11: Golf - USPGA Pebble Beach Pro-Am; EPGA World Super 6, Perth

9-25: Winter Olympics, Pyeongchang

9: Cricket - Afghanistan v Zimbabwe first one-day international, Sharjah

10: Cricket - South Africa v India fourth one-day international, Johannesburg

10: Cricket - Australia v England, one-day international, Melbourne

10: Rugby Union - Six Nations, Ireland v Italy, Dublin; England v Wales, Twickenham

11: Cricket - Afghanistan v Zimbabwe second one-day international, Sharjah

11: Rugby Union - Six Nations, Scotland v France, Edinburgh

12-14: Football - Asian Champions League group stage, matchday 1

12-18: Tennis - ATP ABN Amro World Tennis tournament, Rotterdam; ATP New York Open; WTA at Doha

13: Cricket - New Zealand v England, one-day international, Wellington

13: Cricket - Afghanistan v Zimbabwe third one-day international, Sharjah

13: Crikcet - South Africa v India fifth one-day international, Port Elizabeth

13-14: Football - UEFA Champions League, round of 16, first legs

15: Football - Europa League, round of 32, first legs

15-18: Golf - USPGA Genesis Open, Pacific Palisades; EPGA Oman Open; LPGA Australian Open

15: Cricket - Bangladesh v Sri Lanka first Twenty20 match, Mirpur

15-18: Rallying - Sweden

16: Cricket - New Zealand v Australia, one-day international, Auckland

16: Cricket - Afghanistan v Zimbabwe fourth one-day international, Sharjah

16: Cricket - South Africa v India sixth one-day international, Centurion

16-18: Basketball - NBA All-Star Weekend at Los Angeles, California

17: Rugby Union - Super Rugby starts

18: Cricket - New Zealand v England, one-day international, Hamilton

18: Cricket - South Africa v India first Twenty20 match, Johannesburg

18: Cricket - Bangladesh v Sri Lanka second Twenty20 match, Sylhet

19: Cricket - Afghanistan v Zimbabwe fourth one-day international, Sharjah

19-21: Football - Asian Champions League group stage, matchday two

19-25: Tennis - ATP Rio Open; ATP Marseille Open; ATP Delray Beach Open, Florida; WTA Dubai Duty Free Championships; WTA Hungarian Open, Budapest

20-21: Football - UEFA Champions League, round of 16, second legs

21: Cricket - South Africa v India second Twenty20 match, Centurion

22: Football - Europa League, round of 32, first legs

22-25: Golf - USPGA Honda Classic, Palm Beach; EPGA Qatar Masters; LPGA Thailand

23: Rugby Union - Six Nations, France v Italy,  Marseille

24: Rugby Union - Six Nations,  Ireland v Wales, Dublin; Scotland v England, Edinburgh

24: Cricket - South Africa v India third Twenty20 match, Cape Town

25: Cricket - New Zeland v England first one-day international, Hamilton

25: Football - English League Cup final, Wembley

26-March 3: Tennis - ATP Dubai Duty Championships; WTA/ATP Acapulco tournament; Brazil Open Sao Paolo

28-March 4: Cycling - world track championships, Apeldoorn, Netherlands

28: Cricket - New Zeland v England second one-day international, Tauranga

 

March 2018:

1-4: Golf - WGC Mexico Championship; USPGA Puerto Rico Open; EPGA Tshwane Open, Pretoria; LPGA Women's World Championship

1-4: Athletics - World Indoor Championships, Birmingham, England

1-5: Cricket - South Africa v Australia first Test, Durban

2-4: Rugby Union - World Rugby Sevens Series, Vegas

3: Cricket - New Zeland v England third one-day international, Wellington

3-4: Alpine skiing - Men's World Cup giant slalom and slalom, Kranjska Gora; Women's World Cup super-G and combined, Crans-Montana

5-6: Football - Asian Champions League group stage, matchday three

6: Cricket - New Zeland v England fourth one-day international, Dunedin

6-7: Football - UEFA Champions League, round of 16, second legs

8: Football - UEFA Europa League, round of 16, first legs

8-11: Golf - USPGA Valspar Championship, Palm Harbor; EPGA Indian Open

8-11: Rallying - Mexico

8-18: Tennis - ATP/WTA Indian Wells

9-13: Cricket - South Africa v Australia second Test, Port Elizabeth

9: Cricket - New Zealand v England fifth one-day international, Christchurch

9-10: Alpine skiing - Women's World Cup giant slalom and slalom, Ofterschwang

10: Rugby Union - Six Nations, Ireland v Scotland, Dublin;  France v England, Stade de France

10-11: Rugby Union - World Rugby Sevens Series, Vancouver

10-11: Alpine skiing - Men's World Cup downhill and super-G, Kvitfjell

11: Rugby Union - Six Nations, Wales v Italy, Cardiff

12-14: Football - Asian Champions League group stage, matchday four

13-14: Football - UEFA Champions League, round of 16, second legs

13-16: Racing - Cheltenham National Hunt Festival

14-18: Alpine skiing - Men's and women's World Cup finals at Are, Sweden

15: Football - UEFA Europa League, round of 16, second legs

15-18: Golf - USPGA Arnold Palmer Invitational, Bay Hill; EPGA Philippines Golf Championship; LPGA Bank of Hope Founders Cup, Phoenix

17: Rugby Union - Six Nations,  Italy v Scotland, Rome; England v Ireland, Twickenham; Wales v France, Cardiff

17: Cycling - Milan-Sanremo

18: MotoGP - Qatar GP, Losail

19-27: Football - International friendlies

21-April 1: Tennis - WTA/ATP Miami Open

21-22: Football - UEFA Women's Champions League, quarter-finals, first legs

21-25: Golf - WGC World Matchplay, Austin

22-25: Golf - LPGA Kia Classic, Carlsbad; USPGA Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship

22-26: Cricket - New Zealand v England first Test, Auckland

22-26: Cricket - South Africa v Australia third Test, Cape Town

23-24: Football - African Cup of Nations, qualifying matches

24: Athletics - World Half Marathon Championships, Valencia

25: Formula One - Australian Grand Prix, Melbourne

28-29: Football - UEFA Women's Champions League, quarter-finals, second legs

29-April 1: Golf - ANA Inspiration (women's major) at Rancho Mirage, California; USPGA Houston Open

29-April 1: Rugby Union - European Champions Cup and Challenge Cup, quarter-finals

30-April 3: Cricket - New Zealand v England second Test, Christchurch

30-April 3: Cricket - South Africa v Australia fourth Test, Johannesburg

31: Football - French League Cup final, Bordeaux

 

April 2018:

1: Cycling - Tour of Flanders

2: Racing - Dubai World Cup

2-4: Football - Asian Champions League group stage, matchday five

2-8: Tennis - WTA at Charleston, Monterrey

3-4:  Football - UEFA Champions League quarter-finals, first legs

4-15: Commonwealth Games, Gold Coast

4-May 31: Cricket - Indian Premier League

5:  Football - UEFA Europa League, quarter-finals, first legs

5-8: Rallying - France

5-8: Golf - The US Masters (major) at Augusta National, Georgia

6-8: Rugby Union - World Rugby Sevens Series, Hong Kong

6-8: Tennis - Davis Cup quarter-finals

7: Ice hockey - NHL regular season ends

8: Cycling - Paris-Roubaix

8: Formula One - Bahrain GP, Sakhir

8: MotoGP - Argentina GP, Termas de Rio Hondo

9-15: Tennis - ATP at Marrakech, Houston; WTA at Lugano, Bogota

10-11:  Football - UEFA Champions League quarter-finals, second legs

11: Basketball - NBA regular season ends

11-14: Golf - LPGA Lotte Championship, Hawaii

12: Football - UEFA Europa League, quarter-finals, second legs

12-15: Golf - USPGA RBC Heritage, Hilton Head

14: Basketball - NBA playoffs begin

14: Racing - Grand National at Aintree

15-22: Tennis - ATP at Monte Carlo

15: Formula One - Chinese GP, Shanghai

16-18: Football - Asian Champions League group stage, matchday six

17-19:  Football - CONCACAF Champions League final, first leg

19-22: Golf - USPGA Texas Open; EPGA Trophee Hassan II, Rabat; LPGA Hugel-JTBC Championship, Los Angeles

20-22: Rugby Union - European Champions Cup and Challenge Cup, semi-finals

21:  Football - Spanish Copa del Rey final

21-22: Football - UEFA Women's Champions League, semi-finals, first legs

21-22: Tennis - Fed Cup semi-finals

22: Cycling - Liege-Bastogne-Liege

22: MotoGP - America GP, Texas

23-29: Tennis - ATP at Barcelona and Budapest; WTA at Stuttgart, Istanbul

28-29: Football - UEFA Women's Champions League, semi-finals, second legs

24-26: Football - CONCACAF Champions League final, second leg

24-25: Football - UEFA Champions League semi-finals, first legs

26:  Football - UEFA Europa League, semi-finals, first legs

26-29: Golf - USPGA New Orleans Classic; EPGA China Open; LPGA at San Francisco

26-29: Rallying - Argentina

27-28: Rugby Union - Pro 14, final round of league matches

29: Formula One - Azerbaijan GP, Baku

30-May 6: Tennis - ATP at Munich, Estoril and Istanbul; WTA at Prague, Rabat

 

May 2018:

1-2: Football - UEFA Champions League semi-finals, second legs

3: Football - Europa League semi-finals, second legs

3-6: Golf - USPGA Quail Hollow Championship; LPGA Texas Classic

4: Athletics - Doha Diamond League

4-6: Rugby Union - Pro 14, playoff first round

4-20: Ice Hockey - IIHF World Championships, Copenhagan, Denmark

5: Racing - English 2,000 Guineas; Kentucky Derby

5: Rugby Union - French Top 14, final round of league matches; English Aviva Premieship, final round of league matches

5-6: Golf - EPGA GolfSixes

5-27: Cycling - Giro d'Italia

6: MotoGP - Spain GP, Jerez

6: Racing - English 1,000 Guineas

6: Football - La Liga, El Clasico Barcelona-Real Madrid

6-13: Tennis - ATP at Madrid

7-13: Tennis - WTA at Madrid

8: Football - French Cup final, Stade de France

9: Football - Italian Cup final, Stadio Olimpico, Rome

10-13: Golf - USPGA Players Championship, TPC Sawgrass; EPGA Verdura Open

11: Rugby Union - Europan Challenge Cup final, Bilbao

11-15: Cricket - Ireland v Pakistan only Test, Dublin

12: Athletics - Diamond League Shanghai

12: Football - Bundesliga season ends

12: Rugby Union - European Champions Cup final, Bilbao

13: Football - Premier League season ends

13: Formula One - Spanish GP, Barcelona

13-20: Tennis - ATP/WTA at Rome

16: Football - UEFA Europa League final, Lyon

17-20: Golf - USPGA AT&T Byron Nelson, Dallas; EPGA Belgian Knockout; LPGA Kingsmill Championship, Virginia

17-20: Rallying - Portugal

18-20: Rugby Union - Pro 14 playoff semi-finals

19: Football - FA Cup final, Wembley Stadium

19: Football - German Cup final, Olympic Stadium, Berlin

19: Racing - Preakness Stakes, middle leg of the American Triple crown

19: Football - French Ligue 1 season ends

20: MotoGP - France GP, Le Mans

20: Football - Spanish La Liga season ends

20: Football - Italian Serie A season ends

20-26: Tennis - ATP at Geneva, Lyon

21-26: Tennis - WTA at Nuremberg, Strasbourg

24: Football - UEFA Women's Champions League final, Kiev

24-27: Golf - EPGA BMW PGA Championship, Wentworth; USPGA Dean & Deluca Invitational, Fort Worth; LPGA Volvik Championship, Michigan

24-28: Cricket - England v Pakistan first Test, Lord's

25-27: Rugby Union - French Top 14 semi-finals, Lyon

26: Football - UEFA Champions League final, Olympic Stadium, Kiev

26: Rugby Union - Premiership final, Twickenham; Pro 14 final, Dublin

26: Athletics - Prefontaine Classic, Eugene

27: Formula One - Monaco GP, Monte Carlo

28-June 10: Tennis - WTA/ATP French Open in Paris

28-29: Rugby Union - World Rugby Sevens Series, Singapore

31: Athletics - Golden Gala Pietro Mennea, Rome (Diamond League)

31: Basketball - NBA Finals begin

31-June 3: Golf - US Women's Open Championship (major) at Shoal Creek, Alabama; USPGA Memorial Tournament, Muirfield Village; EPGA Italian Open

 

June 2018:

1: Racing - Epsom Oaks

1-5: Cricket: England v Pakistan second Test, Leeds

2: Racing - Epsom Derby

2: Rugby Union - French Top 14 final, Stade de France

2-3: Rugby Union - World Rugby Sevens Series, London

3: MotoGP - Italy GP, Mugello

3: Racing - French Derby at Chantilly

6-10: Cricket - West Indies v Sri Lanka first Test, Port of Spain

7: Athletics - Oslo Bislett Games (Diamond League)

7-10: Golf - USPGA St Jude Classic, Memphis; EPGA Shot Clock Masters, Vienna

7-10: Rallying - Italy

8-10: Golf - LPGA Classic, New Jersey

8-10: Rugby Union - World Rugby Sevens Series, Paris

9: Racing - Belmont Stakes, third leg of the American Triple crown

9-16: Rugby Union - Wales tour of Argentina (2 Tests)

9-23: Rugby Union - France tour of New Zealand (3 tests); Ireland tour of Australia (3 tests); England tour of South Africa (3 Tests)

10: Athletics - Bauhaus Galan, Stockholm (Diamond League)

10: Formula One - Canadian GP, Montreal

10: Cricket - Scotland v England only one-day international, Edinburgh

11-17: ATP at Stuttgart; WTA/ATP at 's-Hertogenbosch, WTA at Nottingham

12-13: Football - FIFA Congress, Moscow

12: Cricket - Scotland v Pakistan first Twenty20, Edinburgh

13: Cricket - England v Australia first one-day international, Oval London

13: Cricket - Scotland v Pakistan first Twenty20, Edinburgh

14-July 15: Football - World Cup kicks off in Russia

14-17: Golf - US Open (major) at Shinnecock Hills, Southampton; LPGA Meijer Classic, Michigan

14-18: Cricket - West Indies v Sri Lanka second Test, Bridgetown

16: Cricket - England v Australia second one-day international, Cardiff

17: MotoGP - Catalunya GP, Catalunya

18-24: Tennis - ATP at Halle and Queen's Club, London; WTA at Birmingham, Mallorca

19-23: Racing - Royal Ascot

19: Cricket - England v Australia third one-day international, Nottingham

21: Cricket - England v Australia fourth one-day international, Chester-le-Street

21: Basketball - NBA draft

21-24: Golf - USPGA Travelers Championship, TPC River Highlands; EPGA BMW International Open, Pulheim

22-24: Golf - LPGA Arkansas Championship

23-27: Cricket - West Indies v Sri Lanka third Test, Gros Islet

24: Cricket - England v Australia fifth one day international, Manchester

24: Formula One - French GP, Le Castellet

25-July 1: WTA/ATP at Eastbourne, ATP at Antalya

26: Football - UEFA Champions League qualifying rounds start

27: Cricket - England v Australia only Twenty20, Birmingham

28: Football - World Cup group stage ends

28-July 1: Golf - Women's PGA Championship (major) at Kildeer, Illinois; EPGA French Open, Paris; USPGA The National

30-July 3: Football - World Cup round of 16

30: Athletics - Meeting de Paris (Diamond League)

30: Racing - Irish Derby at The Curragh

 

July 2018:

1: Formula One - Austrian GP, Spielberg

1: MotoGP - Netherlands GP, Assen

2-15: Tennis - ATP/WTA at Wimbledon

3: Cricket - England v India first Twenty20, Manchester

5: Athletics - Athletissima, Lausanne (Diamond League)

5-8: Golf - EPGA Irish Open; USPGA Greenbrier Classic, West Virginia; LPGA Thornberry Creek Classic

6: Cricket - England v India second Twenty20, Cardiff

6-7: Football - World Cup quarter-finals

7-29: Cycling - Tour de France

8: Formula One - British GP, Silverstone

8: Cricket - England v India third Twenty20, Bristol

10-11: Football - World Cup semi-finals

12: Cricket - England v India first one-day international, Nottingham

12-15: USPGA John Deere Classic, Illinois; EPGA Scottish Open; LPGA Marathon Classic, Ohio

13: Athletics - Meeting International Mohammed VI D'Athletisme de Rabat (Diamond League)

14: Cricket - England v India second one-day international, Lord's London

15: Football - World Cup final, Moscow

15: Moto GP - Germany GP, Sachsenring

16-22: Tennis - ATP at Newport in Rhode Island, Bastad (Sweden) and Umag (Croatia); WTA at Bucharest, Gstaad

17: Cricket - England v India third one-day international, Leeds

19-22: Golf - British Open (major) at Carnoustie, Scotland; USPGA Barbasol Championship, Kentucky

20: Athletics - Herculis meeting, Monaco (Diamond League)

20-22: Rugby Union - Men's and Women's Sevens World Cup, San Francisco

21-22: Mueller Anniversary Games, London (Diamond League)

22: Formula One - German GP, Hockenheim

23-29: Tennis - ATP at Atlanta, Hamburg, Gstaad; WTA at Moscow, Nanchang

26-29: USPGA Canadian Open; EPGA European Open, Hamburg; LPGA/LET Scottish Open

26-29: Rallying - Finland

29: Formula One - Hungarian GP, Budapest

30-August 8: Tennis - ATP at Washington DC and Los Cabos in Mexico and Kitzbuehel; WTA at Stanford, Washington DC

31-August 4: Racing - Glorious Goodwood

 

August 2018:

1-5: Cricket - England v India first Test, Birmingham

2-5: Golf - Women's British Open (major) at Kingsbarns, England; WGC Bridgestone Invitational, Akron; USPGA Barracuda Championship

4: Rugby Union - Super Rugby Final

5: Moto GP - Czech Republic GP, Brno

5-24 : Football - U-20 Women's World Cup 2018 (France)

6-12: Tennis - WTA at Montreal, ATP at Toronto

8-12: Golf - EPGA Team Championships, Scotland

9-13: Cricket - England v India second Test, Lord's

9-12: Golf - USPGA Championship (major) at Bellerive, Missouri

11:  Football - French Ligue 1 kicks off

11:  Football - English Premier League kicks off

12: Moto GP - Austria GP, Red Bull Ring

13-19: Tennis - ATP at Cincinnati

15: Football - European Super Cup, Tallinn

16-19: Rallying - Germany

16-19: Golf - USPGA Wyndham Championship; EPGA Nordea Masters, Gothenburg; LPGA Indiana Championship

18: Rugby Union - Rugby Championship, Australia v New Zealand, Sydney; South Africa v Argentina, Durban

18: Athletics - Mueller Grand Prix Birmingham (Diamond League)

18-22: Cricket -England v India third Test, Nottingham

18-September 2: Asian Games, Jakarta

19-25: Tennis - ATP at Winston-Salem; WTA at New Haven

23-26: Golf - USPGA Northern Trust, New Jersey; EPGA Czech Masters; LPGA Canada Women's Open

24: Football - German Bundesliga starts

25: Rugby Union - Rugby Championship, New Zealand v Australia, Auckland; Argentina v South Africa

25-September 16: Cycling - Vuelta a Espana

26: Formula One - Belgian GP, Spa

26: Moto GP, Great Britain GP, Silverstone

27-September 9: Tennis - US Open at Flushing Meadows

30: Athletics - Weltklasse Zurich (Diamond League)

30-September 3: USPGA Dell Technologies Championship, Massachusetts; EPGA Made in Denmark; LPGA Portland Classic

30-September 3: Cricket - England v India fourth Test, Southampton

31: Athletics - AG Memorial Van Damme, Brussels

 

September 2018:

2: Formula One - Italian GP, Monza

3-11: Football - Africa Cup of Nations qualifying, matchday 2

6-9: Golf - USPGA BMW Championship, Pennsylvania; EPGA European Masters, Switzerland

6-8: Football - UEFA Nations League, matchday one

7-11: Cricket - England v India fifth Test, Oval London

8: Rugby Union - Rugby Championship, New Zealand v Argentina, Nelson; Australia v South Africa, Brisbane

9: Moto GP - San Marino GP, Misano

9-11: Football - UEFA Nations League, matchday two

13-16: Rallying - Turkey

13-16: Golf - Evian Championship (women's major) at Evian-les-Bains, France; EPGA KLM Open, Netherlands

14-16: Tennis - Davis Cup semi-finals

15: Rugby Union - Rugby Championship, New Zealand v South Africa, Wellington; Australia v Argentina, Gold Coast

15: Racing - English St Leger, Doncaster

16: Formula One - Singapore GP

17-23: Tennis - ATP at St Petersburg, Metz

18-19: Football - UEFA Champions League group stage, matchday one

20-23: Golf - USPGA Tour Championship, Atlanta; EPGA Portugal Masters

23: MotoGP - Aragon GP, MotorLand Aragon

27-30: Golf - LPGA Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur

28-30: Golf - Ryder Cup at Golf National, Paris

29: Rugby Union - Rugby Championship, South Africa v Australia, Port Elizabeth; Argentina v New Zealand

30: Formula One - Russian GP, Sochi

 

October 2018:

1-7: Tennis - ATP at Bejing, Tokyo; WTA at Beijing

2-3: Football - UEFA Champions League group stage, matchday two

4-7: Golf - EPGA Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, St Andrews; LPGA UL Interantional Crown, Incheon

4-7: Rallying - Great Britain

6: Rugby Union - Rugby Championship, South Africa v New Zealand, Pretoria; Argentina v Australia

7: Moto GP - Thailand GP, Buriram

7: Formula One - Japanese GP, Suzuka

7-14: Tennis - ATP at Shanghai

8: Racing - Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, Longchamp

8-14: Tennis - WTA at Linz, Hong Kong, Tianjin

8-16: Football - Africa Cup of Nations qualifying, matchdays three and four

11-13: Football - UEFA Nations League, matchday three

11-14: Golf - EPGA British Masters; LPGA Hana Bank Championship, Incheon

13: Cycling - Tour of Lombardy

13: Racing - The Everest, Randwick

14-16: Football - UEFA Nations League, matchday four

15-21: Tennis - ATP at Moscow, Antwerp, Stockholm; WTA at Moscow, Luxembourg

18-21: Golf - EPGA Valderrama Masters; LPGA at Shanghai

20: Racing - British Champions Day

21: Moto GP - Japan GP, Motegi

21: Formula One - US GP,  Austin

22-28: Tennis - ATP at Basel and Vienna; WTA at World Tour finals, Singapore

23-4 November: Football - UEFA Champions League group stage, matchday three

25-28: Golf - WGC HSBC Champions, Shanghai; LPGA Swinging Skirts Championship, Taiwan

25-28: Rallying - Spain

28: Formula One - Mexican GP

28: Moto GP - Australia GP, Phillip Island

29-November 4: Tennis - ATP at Paris

 

November 2018:

1-4: Golf - EPGA Turkish Airlines Open

2-3: Racing - Breeders Cup at Churchill Downs

2-4: Golf - LPGA Japan Classic

2, 3 or 4: Football - CAF Champions League final, first leg

3: Football - AFC Champions League final, first leg

3: Rugby Union - Japan v New Zealand; England v South Africa, Twickenham

4: Moto GP - Malaysia GP, Sepang

6: Racing - Melbourne Cup

6-7: Football - UEFA Champions League group stage, matchday four

6-10: Tennis - NextGen finals in Milan

7: Football - Copa Libertadores final, first leg

7-10: Golf - LPGA Blue Bay, Hainan Island

8-11: Golf - EPGA Nedbank Challenge, Sun City

9, 10 or 11: Football - CAF Champions League, second leg

10: Football - AFC Champion League final, second leg

10: Rugby Union - England v New Zealand, Twickenham

10-11: Tennis - Fed Cup final

11: Formula One - Brazilian GP, Sao Paulo

11-18: Tennis - ATP World Tour Finals, London

12-20: Football - Africa Cup of Nations qualifying, matchday five

13-December 1: Football - U-17 Women's World Cup, Uruguay

15-18: Golf - EPGA DP World Tour Championship, Dubai; LPGA CME Group Tour Championship, Florida

17: Rugby Union - England v Japan, Twickenham

15-17: Football - UEFA Nations League, matchday five

15-18: Rallying - Australia

18: Moto GP - Valencia GP, Valencia

18-20: Football - UEFA Nations League, matchday six

21: Formula One - US GP, Austin

23-25: Tennis - Davis Cup final

24: Rugby Union - England v Australia, Twickenham

25: Formula One - UAE GP, Yas Marina

27-8: Football - UEFA Champions League group stage, matchday five

28: Football - Copa Libertadores final, second leg

 

December 2018:

2: Football - Euro 2020 qualifying draw, Dublin

11-12: Football - UEFA Champions League group stage, matchday six

13: Football - UEFA Europa League group stage, matchday six

12-22: Football - Club World Cup, United Arab Emirates

26: Racing - King George VI Chase at Kempton

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