Sport and Leisure/Sport 2017

From Quiz Revision Notes


Jan 1

European Capital of Sport – Marseille

Forest Green Rovers 5 Torquay United 5

Jan 2

PDC final – Van Gerwen bt Anderson 7-3. The match featured a record 42 180s

Richard Cockerill sacked as director of rugby by Leicester

Terminally ill five-year-old Sunderland supporter Bradley Lowery shares BBC goal of the month award

Jan 3

Bradford Bulls go into liquidation

Paul Clement appointed as manager of Swansea City

David Warner becomes only the fifth batsman to hit a century before lunch on the opening day of a Test match, for Australia against Pakistan

Jan 4

Spurs bt Chelsea to end their 13-game winning streak

Jan 5

Marco Silva replaces Mike Phelan as manager of Hull City

CAF African Player of the Year – Riyad Mahrez

Jan 6

Manor Racing enters administration

Four Hills Tournament – Kamil Stoch (Poland)

Jan 7

Hopman Cup final – France bt USA. For this tournament, the Fast4 rule was implemented in Mixed Doubles matches

Jan 9

Fifa best player award – Ronaldo. Women’s award – Carli Lloyd

Tournament of Champions – Justin Thomas

Jan 10

FIFA World Cup to expand from 32 to 48 teams starting in 2026

Jan 11

Kelly Smith retires

Jim Furyk named as US Ryder Cup captain for 2018

Jan 12

Graham Taylor dies

Brian Fletcher dies

San Diego Chargers announce they are relocating to Los Angeles to share a stadium with the LA Rams

Jan 14

Dakar Rally (Paraguay, Bolivia and Argentina) –

Cars – Stephane Peterhansel, driving a Peugeot. 2nd Sebastien Loeb

Bikes – Sam Sunderland. First British competitor to win the Dakar Rally. 16th year in a row that KTM have won the motorbike title

BDO women’s final – Lisa Ashton bt Corrine Hammond (Australia)

Harry Kane hat-trick for Spurs against WBA

The New Saints run of consecutive victories ends at 27 after a draw at Newtown

Jan 15

BBL Cup final – Newcastle Eagles bt Glasgow Rocks

WBBL Cup final – Manchester Mystics bt Nottingham Wildcats

First ODI – England 350 India 356-7 (Kohli 122, Jadhav 120)

BDO final – Glen Durrant bt Danny Noppert 7-3

Justin Thomas sets a new record for the lowest 72-hole score (253 strokes) in PGA Tour history in the Hawaii Open

Jan 16

Valtteri Bottas to partner Lewis Hamilton at Mercedes. Felipe Massa comes out of retirement to replace Bottas at Williams

Morgan Scheiderlin moves from Man Utd to Everton

John Jacobs dies

Jan 17

UK becomes first country to recognize Parkour is recognized as a sport

Jan 18

Rachael Heyhoe Flint dies

Australian Open second round – Evans bt Cilic

Jan 19

Second round – Istomin bt Djokovic

Men’s doubles first round – Querrey and Young bt Murray and Soares

Second ODI – India 381-6 (Yuvraj 150, Dhoni 134) England 366-8 (Morgan 102)

Jan 20

Vendee Globe – Armel le Cleac'h. 2nd Alex Thomson

Third round – Evans bt Tomic

First time since 2002 that two British men have reached the fourth round of a Grand Slam

Jan 21

Rooney scores his 250th goal for Man Utd, against Stoke, to break Bobby Charlton’s record

Jan 22

Fourth round – Mischa Zverev (Germany) bt Murray, Tsonga bt Evans

Dave Ryding matches Britain's best ever alpine World Cup result finishing second in the Kitzbuhel slalom

Third ODI – England 321-8 India 316-9. India win series 2-1

Abu Dhabi Championship – Tommy Fleetwood

Masters final – O’Sullivan bt Perry 10-7. Seventh Masters title. Wins the newly named Paul Hunter trophy

Jan 23

Bernie Ecclestone removed as Liberty Media complete $8 billion takeover of Formula One. Ross Brawn is appointed to lead the sporting and technical side of Formula One

Jan 24

Longines World’s Best Racehorse – Arrogate

London Welsh expelled from the Championship

Jan 25

Quarter final – Serena Williams bt Konta

Bolt loses gold medal after Nesta Carter tests positive for a banned substance in 4 x 100m relay at 2008 Olympics. Gold medal awarded to Trinidad and Tobago

EFL Cup semi-final – Southampton bt Liverpool

Saido Berahino moves from WBA to Stoke City

Kisenosato Yutaka becomes the first Japanese sumo wrestler to be promoted to yokozuna since 1988

Jan 26

Semi-finals – Venus Williams bt Coco Vandewehge, Serena Williams bt Mirjana Lucic-Baroni (Croatia)

Semi-final – Federer bt Wawrinka

Women’s World Indoor Bowls Championship final – Katherine Rednall bt Ellen Falkner

EFL Cup semi-final – Man Utd bt Hull City

Francis Joyon breaks the record for the fastest circumnavigation of the world by any type of yacht with no restrictions on the size of the crew by more than four days as he wins the Jules Verne Trophy in just under 41 days

Jan 27

Semi-final – Nadal bt Dimitrov

Women’s doubles final – Mattek-Sands and Safarova bt Hlavackova and Peng

David Weir claims that coach Jenni Banks called him ‘a disgrace’

Jan 28

FA Cup fourth round – Wolves bt Liverpool, Lincoln bt Brighton. Walcott hat-trick for Arsenal against Southampton

Women’s final – Serena Williams bt Venus Williams. 23rd grand slam win

Men’s doubles final – Kontinen and Peers bt Bryan and Bryan

Many Clouds collapses and dies after beating Thistlecrack to win the Cotswold Chase at Cheltenham's Festival Trials Day

Big Bash League final – Perth Scorchers bt Sydney Sixers

Women’s Big Bash League final – Sydney Sixers bt Perth Scorchers

Arrogate wins the inaugural $12m Pegasus World Cup, the world's richest horse race, at Gulfstream Park in Florida

Carl Frampton loses for the first time in his professional career as Leo Santa Cruz beats him on points in Las Vegas to regain the WBA featherweight title

James Woods wins gold medal in Big Air at Winter X Games in Aspen

Jan 29

Mixed doubles final – Cabal and Spears bt Dodig and Mirza

Men’s final – Federer bt Nadal. 18th grand slam win

FA Cup – Sutton bt Leeds

World Indoor Bowls Championship final – Paul Foster bt Greg Harlow

World Men’s Handball Championships final (Paris) – France bt Norway

Javier Fernandez and Evgenia Medvedeva retain titles at European Figure Skating Championships

Jan 30

England Player of the Year – Adam Lallana

England U21 Player of the Year – Nathan Redmond

Jan 31

Transfer deadline day –

Payet moves from West Ham to Marseille

Manolo Gabbiadini moves from Napoli to Southampton

Jose Fonte moves from Southampton to West Ham


Feb 1

Third T20 International – India 202-6 England 127 (Chahal 6-29). India win series 2-1

England lost their last 8 wickets for 8 runs

Feb 3

George Ford to move from Bath to Leicester at end of the season

Feb 4

Everton 6 (Lukaku 4) Bournemouth 3

Six Nations captains – Dylan Hartley, Alan Wyn Jones, Rory Best, Grieg Laidlaw, Guilhem Guirado, Sergio Parisse

Six Nations coaches – Eddie Jones, Rob Howley, Joe Schmidt, Vern Cotter, Guy Noves, Conor O’Shea

Ben Te’o scores winning try for England against France

Grieg Laidlaw kicks winning penalty for Scotland against Ireland

Kisenosato becomes first homegrown sumo Yokozuna in Japan for 30 years

Feb 5

Davis Cup (Ottawa) GB 3 Canada 2. Kyle Edmund won deciding match after Denis Shapovalov defaulted by hitting umpire Arnaud Gabas in the eye with a ball

Africa Cup of Nations final (Libreville, Gabon) – Cameroon bt Egypt. 5th win for Cameroon

German Masters final – Hamilton bt Carter. First ranking title for Hamilton

Super Bowl LI (NRG Stadium, Houston) – New England Patriots 34 Atlanta Falcons 28. MVP – Tom Brady

First Super Bowl ever to go into an overtime period. Patriots overcame a record 25-point deficit to win. Patriots fifth all-time win. Brady’s fourth Super Bowl MVP award. Brady joins Charles Haley as the only players to be on five Super Bowl-winning teams

Half-time entertainment – Lady Gaga

Super Bowl LII is scheduled to be held at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis

NFL MVP – Matt Ryan (Atlanta Falcons)

Dubai Desert Classic – Sergio Garcia

Hennessy Cognac Irish Gold Cup – Sizing John

Feb 6

Alistair Cook retires as England captain

Joost van der Westhuizen dies

Feb 7

Alpine Ski World Championships start in St Moritz

Feb 10

Mariya Savinova stripped of 2012 Olympics 800m gold medal for doping

Tom Varndell (Bristol) breaks Mark Cueto’s record of 90 Premiership tries

Feb 11

Great Britain qualify for the Fed Cup World Group II play-offs with victory over Croatia

Italy 10 Ireland 63. Hat-tricks for CS Stander and Craig Gilroy

Daly scores winning try for England against Wales

Feb 12

World Grand Prix final – Hawkins bt Day

Men’s downhill – Beat Feuz (Switzerland)

Women’s downhill – Ilka Stuhec (Slovenia)

2010 PDC Women's World Darts Champion Stacy Bromberg dies

Feb 13

Joe Root appointed as captain of England

Feb 14

Laureus World Sport Awards (Monaco) –

World Sportsman of the Year – Usain Bolt

World Sportswoman of the Year – Simone Biles

World Team of the Year – Chicago Cubs

World Breakthrough of the Year – Nico Rosberg

World Comeback of the Year – Michael Phelps

World Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability – Beatrice Vio (Italian wheelchair fencer)

World Action Sportsperson of the Year – Rachel Atherton

Spirit of Sport Award – Leicester City

Feb 15

Carli Lloyd to join Man City Women

Feb 16

Welsh Open third round – Trump bt Jackson Page, aged 15

Mark Clattenburg quits his job as a Premier League official to become Saudi Arabia's new head of referees

Ibrahimovic hat-trick for Man Utd against St Etienne

Lowell Bailey becomes first USA world biathlon champion

Feb 17

Guy Disney makes history by becoming the first amputee jockey to win at a professional racecourse in Britain, guiding Rathlin Rose to victory in the Royal Artillery Gold Cup at Sandown

Feb 18

FA Cup fifth round – Burnley 0 Lincoln 1 (Raggett). First non-league team to reach quarter-finals since QPR in 1914

Women’s slalom – Mikaela Shiffrin. Third consecutive title

World Club Challenge game 1 – Warrington Wolves bt Brisbane Broncos

Feb 19

Harry Kane hat-trick against Fulham

World Club Challenge game 2 – Wigan Warriors 22 Cronulla Sharks 6. Hat-trick for Joe Burgess

Men’s slalom – Hirscher

Welsh Open final – Bingham bt Trump

Dustin Johnson becomes new world No 1

Feb 20

IPL auction – Rising Pune Supergiants pay £1.7 million for Ben Stokes. Royal Challengers Bangalore pay £1.4 million for Tymal Mills

Feb 21

Sutton reserve goalkeeper Wayne Shaw resigns after being shown on TV eating a pie during FA Cup match against Arsenal

Feb 22

Budapest to drop bid for 2024 Olympics

Feb 23

Claudio Ranieri sacked as manager of Leicester City

Derek Ibbotson dies

Feb 25

Scotland captained by John Barclay following injury to Grieg Laidlaw

Skeleton world championships (Germany). Bronze – Lizzie Yarnold

Feb 26

League Cup final – Man Utd 3 (Ibrahimovic (2), Lingard) Southampton 2 (Gabbiadini (2))

Snooker Shoot-Out – Anthony McGill

Daytona 500 – Kurt Busch

Feb 27

George Baker in intensive care after a fall on Boomerang Bob on a frozen lake track at St Moritz

Everton and Scotland footballer Alex Young dies. Known as ‘The Golden Vision’


Mar 1

John Hampshire dies

Mar 2

Tommy Gemmell dies

Championship League Snooker final – Higgins bt Day

Mark Davis becomes the first player to make two maximum breaks in a tournament

Mar 3

European Indoor Athletics Championships start in Belgrade

60m hurdles – Andrew Pozzi

Mar 4

60m – Richard Kilty

Women’s1500m – Laura Muir

Toronto Wolfpack beat London Skolars 76-0 in first match in Kingstone Press League 1

Tony Bellew bt David Haye at O2 Arena

Mar 5

Women’s 3000m – Laura Muir. 3rd Eilish McColgan

Women’s 60m – Asha Philip

EIHL Challenge Cup final – Cardiff Devils bt Sheffield Steelers

WGC Mexico Championship – Dustin Johnson

UK Open darts final – Peter Wright bt Gerwyn Price

Pakistan Super League final (Lahore) – Peshawar Zalmi bt Quetta Gladiators

Andrew Musgrave records Great Britain's best-ever Nordic skiing result by finishing fourth in the 50km freestyle at the World Cross Country Skiing Championships

Mar 7

Arsenal 1 Bayern Munich 5. Bayern Munich win 10-2 on aggregate

SheBelieves Cup won by France

Mar 8

Barcelona 6 PSG 1. Barcelona win 6-5 on aggregate

Mar 10

Craig Shakespeare appointed as manager of Leicester City until end of the season

John Surtees dies

Mar 11

Arsenal 5 Lincoln City 0

Josh King hat-trick for Bournemouth against West Ham

England 61 Scotland 21. Hat-trick for Jonathan Joseph

England Women 64 Scotland Women 0. Kay Wilson scores seven tries

Mar 12

Spurs 6 (Son 3) Millwall 0

YONEX All England Badminton Championships finals held in Birmingham

Steve McClaren sacked as Derby County manager for a second time

Players’ Championship final – Trump bt Fu

Elise Christie becomes a triple world champion after victory in the 1000m, 1500m and the overall title at the World Short Track Speed Skating Championships in Rotterdam

Mar 13

Durban will not host 2022 Commonwealth Games

Champions League – Leicester bt Seville

Mar 14

Champion Hurdle – Buveur D’air (Noel Fehily), trained by Nicky Henderson. 2nd My Tent Or Yours 3rd Petit Mouchoir

Muirfield overturns ban on women members

Mar 15

Queen Mother Champion Chase – Special Tiara. Douvan was 2/9 favourite

Monaco 3 Man City 1. Aggregate 6-6. Monaco win on away goals

Mar 16

Stayers’ Hurdle – Nichols Canyon. Formerly known as the World Hurdle

Mar 17

Gold Cup – Sizing John (Robbie Power), trained by Jessica Harrington. 2nd Minella Rocco 3rd Native River

Tea For Two, ridden by Lizzie Kelly, fell at the second fence

Leading jockey – Ruby Walsh

Leading trainer – Gordon Elliott

England win women’s Six Nations Grand Slam

Mar 18

France beat Wales with a try by Damien Chouly after 20 minutes of added time. Samson Lee was shown a yellow card with the match clock in the red and still served his 10-minute suspension and came back on to complete the match. Referee – Wayne Barnes

Ireland 13 England 9. Only try scored by Iain Henderson

End of England’s 18 match winning streak, which equaled the record set by New Zealand

Six Nations final table – England, Ireland, France, Scotland, Wales, Italy

Leading try scorer – 8 players scored 3 tries

Leading points scorer – Camille Lopez (67)

Player of the Tournament – Stuart Hogg

Mar 19

BBL Trophy final – Leicester Riders bt Plymouth Raiders

WBBL Trophy final – Sevenoaks Suns bt Leicester Riders

A proposed merger between Racing 92 and Stade Francais is called off

Anglo-Welsh Cup final – Leicester bt Exeter

Ladies World Snooker Championship final (Singapore) – Ng On Yee (Hong Kong) bt Vidya Pillai (India)

Mar 21

Ian Botham appointed as chairman of Durham

USA wins World Baseball Classic for the first time

Mar 22

Ronnie Moran dies

Germany 1 (Podolski) England 0. Match played in Dortmund. Debut for Michael Keane

Alpine Ski World Cup –

Men’s overall – Marcel Hirscher

Men’s downhill – Peter Fill

Women’s overall – Mikaela Shiffrin

Women’s downhill – Ilka Stuhec (Slovenia)

Men’s Ski Jumping World Cup – Stefan Kraft

Women’s Ski Jumping World Cup – Sara Takanashi

EIHL League – Cardiff Devils

Mar 24

Republic of Ireland captain Seamus Coleman suffers a broken leg in a World Cup qualifier against Wales following a dangerous tackle by Neil Taylor

Mar 25

WBA lightweight title – Jorge Linares (Venezuela) bt Anthony Crolla

Dubai World Cup – Arrogate

Wimbledon Greyhound Stadium closes

Scottish Challenge Cup final – Dundee Utd bt St Mirren

Mar 26

Formula 1 teams –

Mercedes – Hamilton, Bottas

Red Bull – Ricciardo, Verstappen

Ferrari – Vettel, Raikkonen

McLaren – Alonso, Stoffel Vandoorne (Belgium)

Williams – Massa, Lance Stroll (Canada)

Force India – Perez, Esteban Ocon (France)

Sauber – Ericsson, Pascal Wehrlein (Germany)

Toro Rosso – Sainz, Kvyat

Renault – Hulkenberg, Palmer

Haas F1 – Grosjean, Magnussen

Australian GP – Vettel, Hamilton, Bottas

Reserve driver Antonio Giovinazzi (Italy) replaces Wehrlein for Sauber

Women’s World Curling Championships final (China) – Sweden bt Russia. 3rd Scotland

British Open squash (Hull). Men’s – Gregory Gaultier, Women’s – Laura Massaro

WGC Match Play final – Dustin Johnson bt Jon Rahm. First man to win all four WGC titles

Mar 27

Oakland Raiders to move to Las Vegas in 2020

Mar 28

Nadal plays 1,000th singles match

Mar 29

Champion County Match (Abu Dhabi) Middlesex bt MCC. Hat-trick for Craig Overton

Mar 30

World Figure Skating Championships (Helsinki). Men’s – Yuzuru Hanyu (Japan). Women’s – Evgenia Medvedeva. Ice dancing – Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir


Apr 1

Miami Open final – Konta bt Wozniacki

Hossein Vafiei (Iran) reaches semi-final of China Open snooker

Lincoln Handicap – Bravery

Apr 2

China Open final – Selby bt Williams

Celtic beat Hearts 5-0 to win sixth successive title, with eight games to spare

Men’s Boat Race – Oxford

Women’s Boat Race – Cambridge

Checkatrade EFL Trophy final – Coventry City bt Oxford United

Miami Open final – Federer bt Nadal

Lexi Thompson loses ANA Inspiration to So Yeon Ryu after incurring a four-stroke penalty for incorrectly replacing a ball and returning an incorrect scorecard

Apr 5

Wisden Cricketers of the Year – Ben Duckett, Toby Roland-Jones, Chris Woakes, Misbah ul-Haq, Younis Khan

Leading Cricketer in the World – Virat Kohli

Leading Women’s Cricketer in the World – Ellyse Perry

Masters Par 3 tournament cancelled due to bad weather

Apr 6

Betfair Bowl – Tea For Two (Lizzie Kelly)

Betway Aintree Hurdle – Buveur D’air (Barry Geraghty)

Apr 7

Melling Chase – Fox Norton (Robbie Power)

England's Dan Norton scores his 245th career try during the Hong Kong Sevens, breaking Kenya's Collins Injera's record in the World Rugby Sevens Series

Women’s Ice Hockey World Championship final (USA) – USA bt Canada

Apr 8

Randox Health Grand National – One For Arthur (Derek Fox), trained by Lucinda Russell. 2nd Cause Of Causes. 3rd Saint Are. First Scottish-trained winner since Rubstic in 1979

Norwich 7 Reading 1

Tranmere 9 Solihull Moors 0

Nicola Adams wins on professional debut against Virginia Carcamo of Argentina

Apr 9

Chinese GP – Hamilton, Vettel, Verstappen

EIHL Play-off final – Sheffield Steelers bt Cardiff Devils

Davis Cup quarter-final (Rouen) – France 4 GB 1. Dan Evans won GB’s only match

Masters – Garcia bt Rose in a play-off. 3rd Charl Schwartzel. Hole-in-one for Matt Kuchar

Hong Kong Sevens final – Fiji bt South Africa

World Men's Curling Championship final (Canada) – Canada bt Sweden

Championship Player of the Year – Anthony Knockaert (Brighton)

League One award – Billy Sharp (Sheffield Utd)

League Two award – John Marquis (Doncaster)

Russell Westbrook of Oklahoma City Thunder sets a new record for most triple-doubles in an NBA season

Apr 10

Keiron Cunningham sacked as head coach of St Helens

Lee Walker bt Reanne Evans in second qualifying round for Snooker World Championship

Super Rugby will contract to 15 teams next season. Cheetahs, Kings, and Western Force lose their licenses

Apr 12

Fergal O’Brien wins longest-ever frame (2 hours 3 minutes 41 seconds) against David Gilbert in final qualifying round

Track Cycling World Championships start in Hong Kong

Apr 14

Women’s omnium – Katie Archibald

Apr 15

Bottas gains first-ever pole position, at Bahrain GP

Apr 16

Women’s 25km points race – Elinor Barker

Bahrain GP – Vettel, Hamilton, Bottas

Billy Monger is involved in a high-speed crash at the Donington F4 British Championships race, and as a result he has the lower part of both of his legs amputated. A JustGiving page is set up by his team JHR Developments to raise money for Monger, and raises over £500,000 in the first 24 hours

SWALEC Cup – RGC 1404

Apr 17

Irish Grand National – Our Duke

Apr 18

Champions League quarter-final – Atletico Madrid bt Leicester

Ronaldo scores 100th goal in Champions League, against Bayern Munich

Harry Redknapp replaces Gianfranco Zola as manager of Birmingham City

Apr 19

Germaine Mason dies after a motorcycle crash in Jamaica

World Snooker first round – Rory MacLeod bt Trump

Champions League – Juventus bt Barcelona

Apr 21

British & Irish Cup final – Munster A bt Jersey Reds

Ugo Ehiogu dies, aged 44, after suffering a cardiac arrest at Tottenham Hotspur's training ground. Played four matches for England, scoring one goal (against Spain)

Ellie Downie wins four medals including gold in individual all-around at European Gymnastics Championships in Romania

Katherine Grainger appointed as new chair of UK Sport

Apr 22

FA Cup semi-final – Chelsea 4 Spurs 2

Champions Cup semi-final – Saracens bt Munster

Scottish Grand National – Vicente

Ilie Nastase sent off after swearing at Konta in Fed Cup

Notts County women’s football club closes

Champion jockey – Richard Johnson

Champion trainer – Nicky Henderson

Apr 23

FA Cup semi-final – Arsenal 2 Man City 1. IheanachoIheanacho Iheanacho  becomes first player used as a fourth substitute, in extra time

Champions Cup semi-final – Clermont Auvergne bt Leinster

London Marathon. Men’s – Daniel Wanjiru (Kenya), Women’s – Mary Keitany (Kenya)

David Weir wins wheelchair race for seventh time

Messi scores 500th goal for Barcelona

PFA Player of the Year – N’Golo Kante

PFA Young Player of the Year – Dele Alli

Women’s Player of the Year – Lucy Bronze

Younis Khan becomes first Pakistan batsman to reach 10,000 Test runs

Apr 26

Joey Barton banned for 18 months for betting

Quarter-final – Ding bt O’Sullivan

City-based eight-team T20 competition to start in England in 2020

FA Youth Cup final – Chelsea bt Man City

CONCACAF Champions League– Pachuca (Mexico)

Apr 27

Myles Garrett is first pick in NFL draft for Cleveland Browns

Apr 28

Spurs will play all home matches at Wembley next season

Apr 29

Women’s Tour de Yorkshire – Lizzie Deignan

World Snooker semi-finals – Selby bt Ding, Higgins bt Hawkins

Leyton Orient's match with Colchester United is postponed for nearly two hours after fans occupy the pitch

Women’s Champions League semi-final – Lyon bt Man City

Joe Root hits brother Billy for six as Yorkshire beat Notts in Royal London Cup match

WBA world heavyweight title – Anthony Joshua stops Wladimir Klitschko in the 11th round in front of 90,000 fans at Wembley Stadium

Apr 30

Russian GP – Bottas, Vettel, Raikkonen. First win for Bottas, in his 82nd race

European Badminton Championships (Denmark) –

Men’s singles – Rajiv Ouseph

Women’s singles – Carolina Marin. Silver – Kirsty Gilmour (Scotland)

Mixed doubles – Chris and Gabby Adcock

Tour de Yorkshire – Serge Pauwels (Belgium)


May 1

Final – Selby bt Higgins 18-15

Highest break – O’Sullivan (146)

PFA Scotland Premiership player of the year – Scott Sinclair (Celtic)

May 2

European Athletics proposes rewriting athletics world records set before 2005 after doping scandal

Champions League semi-final – Real Madrid bt Atletico Madrid

May 3

Champions League semi-final – Juventus bt Monaco

May 4

NBA Coach of the Year – Mike D’Antoni (Houston Rockets)

May 5

A new points system is adopted for the 2017 Diamond League, with the winner of an event at a qualifying meet receiving eight points and the runner-up seven, down to one point for the athlete in eighth place; at the end of the year, the eight or twelve athletes with the most points, depending on the event, will qualify for the finals

May 6

Badminton Horse Trials – Andrew Nicholson, riding Nereo

Kentucky Derby – Always Dreaming

2000 Guineas – Churchill (Ryan Moore), trained by Aidan O’Brien

Eliud Kipchoge runs a marathon around Monza Grand Prix circuit at Nike event in 2:0.25

Munster finish top of PRO12

May 7

1000 Guineas – Winter (Wayne Lordan), trained by Aidan O’Brien

Hyundai A-League Grand Final – Sydney FC bt Melbourne Victory

May 8

Football Writers' Association player of the year – N’Golo Kante


Rugby Players' Association awards –

Player’s player of the year – Jimmy Gopperth

England player of the year – Owen Farrell

Young player of the year – Zach Mercer (Bath)

England women player of the year – Tamara Taylor

Leading points scorer – Jimmy Gopperth (Wasps) 292 points

Leading try scorer – Christian Wade (Wasps) 17 tries

May 11

Europa League semi-final – Man Utd bt Celta Vigo

May 12

WBA 0 Chelsea 1 (Batshuayi). Chelsea win Premier League

European Challenge Cup final (Murrayfield) – Stade Francais bt Gloucester

May 13

European Champions Cup final (Murrayfield) – Saracens bt Clermont Auvergne. Chris Ashton beats Vincent Clerc’s European record of 36 tries

2018 European Rugby Champions Cup final will be held in Bilbao

EPCR European Player of the Year (Anthony Foley Memorial Award) – Owen Farrell

Women’s FA Cup final – Man City bt Birmingham City

May 14

Spanish GP – Hamilton, Vettel, Ricciardo

Spurs bt Man Utd in final game at White Hart Lane. Last goal scored by Rooney

National League play-off final – Forest Green Rovers bt Tranmere Rovers

National League champions – Lincoln City

Players Championship – Kim Si-woo. 2nd Ian Poulter

BBL play-off final – Leicester Riders bt Newcastle Eagles

WBBL play-off final – Sevenoaks Suns bt Nottingham Wildcats

Younis Khan retires from international cricket

Misbah ul-Haq retires

May 17

Premiership Rugby Player of the Year – Jimmy Gopperth

Discovery of the Season – Ellis Genge (Leicester)

Director of Rugby of the Season – Dai Young (Wasps)

May 18

Leicester 1 Spurs 6 (Kane 4)

Premier League Darts final – Van Gerwen bt Wright

May 20

Premiership semi-finals – Exeter bt Saracens, Wasps bt Leicester

League One play-off final – Millwall bt Bradford

Preakness Stakes – Cloud Computing

May 21

Hull City 1 Spurs 7 (Kane 3). Kane’s fourth hat-trick of the season

Final table – Chelsea, Spurs, Man City, Liverpool

Relegated – Hull, Middlesbrough, Sunderland

Leading scorers – Harry Kane (29), Romelu Lukaku (25), Alexis Sanchez (24)

Arsenal miss out on Champions League qualification for the first time in 20 years

Celtic beat Hearts to become the first team to complete a Scottish top-flight season unbeaten for 118 years. Won 34 games, drew 4 games

Scottish Premiership final table – 1st Celtic, 2nd Aberdeen

Leading scorer – Liam Boyce (Ross County), 23 goals

Relegated – Inverness Caledonian Thistle

Scottish Premiership play-off final – Hamilton Academical bt Dundee United

Scottish Championship – Hibernian

Scottish League One – Livingston

Scottish League Two – Arbroath

Highland League – Buckie Thistle

Lowland League – East Kilbride

Scottish League Two play-off final – Cowdenbeath bt East Kilbride

Novak Djokovic says Andre Agassi will be his new coach after he loses in the Italian Open final to Alexander Zverev

IPL10 final – Mumbai Indians bt Rising Pune Supergiants by 1 run

FA Vase final – South Shields bt Cleethorpes

FA Trophy final – York City bt Macclesfield Town

Men’s Ice Hockey World Championship final (Germany) – Sweden bt Canada

Marco Silva replaces Walter Mazzarri as manager of Watford

Alisher Uzmanov fails in £1 billion takeover bid for Arsenal

IRB Sevens World Series – South Africa

May 22

Nicky Hayden dies

David Moyes resigns as manager of Sunderland

League Managers' Association manager of the year – Antonio Conte

Serie A – Juventus. Sixth successive title

La Liga – Real Madrid. First title since 2012

Bundesliga – Bayern Munich. 2nd RB Leipzig

Premeira Liga – Benfica

Ligue 1 (Le Championnat) – Monaco

Eredivisie – Feyenoord

May 23

Sam Allerdyce resigns as manager of Crystal Palace

Barclays Manager of the Season – Antonio Conte

Barclays Player of the Season – N’Golo Kante

Sussex 668 (Wells 258) against Durham

May 24

Europa League final (Stockholm) Man Utd 2 Ajax 0

2018 Europa League final will be held in Lyon

Championship play-off final – London Irish bt Yorkshire Carnegie

May 26

Champions Cup qualifier – Northampton bt Stade Francais

Bernardo Silva moves from Monaco to Man City

May 27

FA Cup final – Arsenal 2 (Sanchez, Ramsey) Chelsea 1 (Costa). Victor Moses sent off

Arsenal win a record 13th title, while Arsene Wenger becomes the most successful manager in the tournament's history with seven wins

Scottish Cup final – Celtic bt Aberdeen

Premiership final – Exeter Chiefs bt Wasps

PRO12 final – Scarlets bt Munster

Principality Premiership – Merthyr

Scottish Premiership – Ayr

Ulster Bank All-Ireland League – Cork Constitution

May 28

Monaco GP – Vettel, Raikkonen, Ricciardo. Button raced for McLaren in place of Alonso

Indy 500 – Takuma Sato. Alonso retired on lap 175

French Open first round – Makarova bt Kerber

League Two play-off – Blackpool bt Exeter

Promoted – Portsmouth, Plymouth, Doncaster, Blackpool

Relegated – Hartlepool, Leyton Orient

Leading scorer – John Akinde (Barnet) and John Marquis (Doncaster), 26goals

Giro d’Italia – Tom Dumoulin. First Dutch winner of a Grand Tour since Joop Zoetemelk's victory in the 1980 Tour de France

PGA Championship (Wentworth) – Alex Noren

Bernhard Langer becomes first golfer to win all five senior major championships

County Championship final (Bill Beaumont Cup) – Lancashire bt Cornwall

World’s strongest man – Eddie Hall (GB)

May 29

Championship play-off – Huddersfield bt Reading

Promoted – Newcastle, Brighton, Huddersfield

Relegated – Blackburn, Wigan, Rotherham

Leading Scorer – Chris Wood (Leeds), 27 goals

Ernesto Valverde appointed as head coach of Barcelona

Sangakkara hits fifth consecutive first class century for Surrey

Toby Roland-Jones makes England debut against South Africa

May 30

BBC women’s footballer of the year – Ada Hegerberg (Olympique Lyon and Norway)

French Open first round – Hseih Su-Wei bt Konta


Jun 1

ICC Champions Trophy starts. All matches played at The Oval, Edgbaston, and Cardiff

Women’s Champions League final – Olympique Lyon bt Paris Saint-Germain

Penalty try becomes automatically worth seven points

Jun 2

Oaks – Enable (Frankie Dettori), trained by John Gosden

Jun 3

Derby – Wings of Eagles (Padraig Beggy), trained by Aidan O’Brien. 2nd Cliffs of Moher, 3rd Cracksman

Champions League final (Cardiff) Real Madrid 4 Juventus 1. 12th win for Real Madrid. First team to retain trophy

2018 Champions League final will be held in Kiev

WSL1 Spring Series – Chelsea

Jun 4

PDC World Cup of Darts final (Frankfurt) – Netherlands (Van Gerwen and Van Barneveld) bt Wales (Price and Webster)

Top 14 final – Clermont bt Toulon

Jun 5

Cheick Tiote dies. Played for Newcastle and Ivory Coast

Jun 6

New Zealand boat capsizes in America’s Cup

Blues bt British and Irish Lions

French Open quarter-final – Thiem bt Djokovic

Jun 8

U-20 World Cup semi-final – England bt Italy

Semi-finals – Jelena Ostapenko (Latvia) bt Bacsinzki, Halep bt Pliskova

America’s Cup – New Zealand bt GB

Mixed doubles final – Bopanna and Dabrowski bt Farah and Groenefeld

Isle of Man Senior TT – Michael Dunlop

Jun 9

Semi-finals – Wawrinka bt Murray, Nadal bt Thiem

Andorra bt Hungary to end 66-game winless streak. Last win was in 2004

Leonid Slutsky appointed as manager of Hull City

Mixed-gender events in athletics, swimming, table tennis and triathlon have been approved for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

Jun 10

Final – Ostapenko bt Halep. Ostapenko's first WTA Tour title, making her the first woman to earn her first tour victory at a Grand Slam event since Barbara Jordan at the 1979 Australian Open. She also becomes the first Latvian of either sex to win a Grand Slam event and the first unseeded woman to win the French Open since 1933

Men’s doubles final – Harrison and Venus bt Gonzalez and Young

Scotland 2 (Griffiths (2)) England 2 (Oxlade-Chamberlain, Kane)

Belmont Stakes – Tapwrit

Jun 11

Women’s doubles final – Mattek-Sands and Safarova bt Barty and Dellacqua

Final – Nadal bt Wawrinka. 10th title for Nadal

U-20 World Cup final (South Korea) England 1 (Calvert-Lewin) Venezuela 0. Freddie Woodman saved a penalty. Golden ball – Dominic Solanke. Manager – Paul Simpson

Canadian GP – Hamilton, Bottas, Ricciardo

Stanley Cup – Pittsburgh Penguins bt Nashville Predators 4-2

Play-offs MVP – Sidney Crosby

Regular season MVP – Conor McDavid (Edmonton Oilers)

Netball Superleague Grand Final – Wasps bt Loughborough Lightning

Jun 12

NBA finals – Golden State Warriors bt Cleveland Cavaliers 4-1

Finals MVP – Kevin Durant

Regular season MVP – Russell Westbrook (Oklahoma City)

Highlanders bt British and Irish Lions

ICC Champions Trophy group tables –

Group A – England, Bangladesh, Australia, New Zealand

Group B – India, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka

Jun 14

Semi-final – Pakistan bt England

America’s Cup qualifier (Louis Vuitton Cup) – New Zealand bt Sweden

Jun 15

Semi-final – India bt Bangladesh

Scotland beat a Test side for the first time, defeating Zimbabwe in ODI

Jordan Pickford moves from Sunderland to Everton

Jun 16

The Carabao Cup first round draw, the first event for the new sponsor of the League Cup, descends into farce in Bangkok when Charlton are given both home and away ties

ODI Cup semi-final – Essex 370-5 Notts 373-5

Queen’s Birthday Honours –

OBE – Judy Murray, Heather Stanning, Rory Best

MBE – John Conteh, Steven Davis, Brian Noble

Jun 17

ODI Cup semi-final – Surrey bt Worcs

Jun 18

Nottingham Open final – Donna Vekic (Croatia) bt Konta

Champions Trophy final (The Oval) – Pakistan 338-4 (Fakhar 114) India 158

World U-20 Championship rugby union final – New Zealand bt England

Le Mans – Porsche. Jackie Chan’s team finishes in second place

US Open (Erin Hills, Wisconsin) Brooks Koepka. 2nd Matsuyama, Brian Harman. 4th Tommy Fleetwood

Diana Taurasi of the Phoenix Mercury becomes the WNBA's all-time scoring leader

Jun 19

British Speedway Championship – Craig Cook

Jun 20

Queen’s first round – Jordan Thompson bt Murray

Anil Kumble resigns as head coach of India

St James’s Palace Stakes – Barney Roy

Sale pay Castleford £200,000 in compensation over the signing of Danny Solomona

Jun 21

Prince of Wales’s Stakes – Highland Reel

Boris Becker declared bankrupt

Jun 22

ICC votes to elevate Afghanistan and Ireland to full Test status

Gold Cup – Big Orange (James Doyle), trained by Michael Bell

Philadelphia 76ers choose Markelle Fultz as first pick in NBA draft

Mohamed Salah moves from Roma to Liverpool

Jun 23

Mauricio Pellegrino replaces Claude Puel as manager of Southampton

Dan Evans tests positive for cocaine

Henry Blofeld retires from Test Match Special

Coronation Stakes – Winter

Commonwealth Cup – Caravaggio

Jason Roy given out for obstructing the field in T20 against South Africa

Jun 24

Leading jockey at Ascot – Ryan Moore

Leading trainer at Ascot – Aidan O’Brien

First Test (Auckland) – New Zealand 30 Lions 15

Jun 25

Azerbaijan GP – Ricciardo, Bottas, Stroll

First podium finish for Stroll

Aegon Championships final (Queens) – Lopez bt Cilic

Aegon Classic (Birmingham) – Kvitova

Federer wins Halle Open for ninth time

Dawid Malan makes 78 for England on debut in T20 match against South Africa

British Cycling National Championships. Men’s – Steve Cummings, Women’s – Lizzie Deignan

British Jumping Derby (Hickstead) – Nigel Coupe, riding Golvers Hill

EuroBasket Women – Spain

Jun 26

America’s Cup (Bermuda) – Emirates Team New Zealand 7 Oracle Team USA 1. Helmsman of New Zealand boat– Peter Burling

Frank de Boer appointed as manager of Crystal Palace

Jun 27

European U-21 semi-final – Germany bt England on penalties. Nathan Redmond missed last penalty

Hurricanes 31 British and Irish Lions 31

Jun 29

Andrew Umeed scores the second-slowest century in County Championship history, in 429 minutes for Warwicks against Lancs

Simon Harmer takes 9-95 for Essex against Middlesex

Jun 30

European U-21 final (Krakow) – Germany bt Spain


Jul 1

Royal London One-Day Cup final – Surrey 297-9 (Stoneman 144) Notts 298-6 (Hales 187 n.o.)

Second Test (Wellington) New Zealand 21 Lions 24. Sonny Bill Williams sent off. Beauden Barrett kicked seven penalties. Owen Farrell kicked the winning penalty. Lions end New Zealand's 47-match home winning streak

Tour de France opening time trial (Dusseldorf) – Geraint Thomas

Aegon International (Eastbourne). Men’s – Djokovic, Women’s – Pliskova

Jeff Horn (Australia) bt Manny Pacquaio to win WBO world welterweight title

Irish Derby – Capri

Greyhound Derby (Towcester) – Astute Missile

Jul 2

West Indies bowled out for 48 by South Africa in women’s World Cup

Confederations Cup final (St Petersburg) – Germany bt Chile

KPMG Women's PGA Championship – Danielle Kang (USA)

Jul 3

Michael Collins and Nigel Benn planning a rematch

John Terry moves from Chelsea to Aston Villa

Jul 4

Kent 701-7 (Sean Dickson 318) vs Northants

Peter Sagan disqualified from Tour de France for elbowing Mark Cavendish, who has to retire after breaking his shoulder in the crash

Europa League – FP Progres Niederkorn (Luxembourg) bt Rangers

Jul 5

Alexandre Lacazette moves from Lyon to Arsenal for £46.5 million

Froome takes yellow jersey on fifth stage of Tour de France

Jul 6

Bernard Tomic fined $15,000 for faking injury and saying he is “bored” with Wimbledon

Daniil Medvedev fined $14,500 for throwing coins at the umpire’s chair

Jul 7

Adrian Marrarino fined $9,000 for barging into a ball boy

Philippa York reveals her transition from Tour de France cyclist Robert Millar

Jul 8

Third Test (Auckland) New Zealand 15 Lions 15. Series drawn 1-1. Kieran Read wins 100th cap. First time the Lions and New Zealand have drawn a Test match since 1971. First time since New Zealand drew with South Africa in 1994 that they have failed to win a game at Eden Park

Men’s doubles second round – Clark and Willis bt Herbert and Mahut

Eclipse Stakes – Ulysses

Speedway World Cup – Poland

Jul 9

First Test (Lords) England 458 (Root 190) and 233 South Africa 361 and 119. England won by 211 runs

Wayne Rooney moves from Man Utd to Everton on free transfer

Austrian GP – Bottas, Vettel, Ricciardo

Women’s World Cup – England bt Australia by 3 runs in a group match. First win in World Cup over Australia for 24 years

Irish Open – Jon Rahm

Geraint Thomas and Richie Porte crash out of Tour de France

Lukaku moves from Everton to Man Utd for £75 million

Toni Duggan moves from Man City Ladies to Barcelona

Jul 10

Fourth round – Muller bt Nadal

Jul 12

Quarter-finals – Querrey bt Murray, Berdych bt Djokovic

Ken and Neal Skupski reach quarter-finals in men’s doubles

Federer plays 100th match at Wimbledon

Forbes’ most valuable teams – Dallas Cowboys, New York Yankees, Man Utd

State of Origin – Queensland Maroons bt New South Wales Blues

Jul 13

Semi-finals – Venus Williams bt Konta, Muguruza bt Magdelena Rybarikova (Slovakia)

Fabio Aru takes yellow jersey in Tour de France

Jul 14

Semi-finals – Federer bt Berdych, Cilic bt Querrey

World Para Athletics Championships start at Olympic Stadium in London

World Aquatics Championships start in Budapest

Jul 15

Final – Muguruza bt Venus Williams. First woman to beat both Williams sisters in Grand Slam finals

Men’s doubles final – Kubot and Melo bt Marach and Pavic

Women’s doubles final – Makarova and Vesnina bt Chan and Niculescu

Men’s wheelchair doubles – Hewitt and Reid

European U-19 Championship final (Georgia) – England bt Portugal

Froome regains yellow jersey in Tour de France

Jul 16

Final – Federer bt Cilic. 8th Wimbledon and 19th grand slam

Mixed doubles final – Jamie Murray and Hingis bt Kontinen and Watson

Women’s wheelchair doubles – Whiley and Kamiji. Fourth successive title

British GP – Hamilton, Bottas, Raikkonen. Hamilton’s fifth win at Silverstone

Scottish Open – Rafa Cabrera-Bello

US Women’s Open (Trump National Golf Club, in Bedminster, New Jersey) – Park Sung-hyun

2017 UEFA Women's Championship start in Netherlands

Jul 17

Second Test (Trent Bridge) South Africa 335 (Anderson 5-72) and 343-9 England 205 and 133. South Africa won by 340 runs

Kyle Walker moves from Spurs to Man City

Jul 18

Semi-final – England bt South Africa

Joe Hart loaned to West Ham

Jul 19

Marcel Kittel crashes out of Tour de France after winning five stages

England 6 (Jodie Taylor 3) Scotland 0

Jul 20

Semi-final – India (Kaur 171) bt Australia

Jul 21

Alvaro Morata moves from Real Madrid to Chelsea for £60 million

Jul 22

La Course – Annemiek van Vleuten. 2nd Lizzie Deignan

Branden Grace shoots record 62 in third round of The Open

British Speedway GP – Maciej Janowski

10m platform – Tom Daley

Jul 23

Tour de France – Froome (Team Sky). 2nd Uran, 3rd Bardet. Fourth win for Froome

Points – Michael Matthews

King of the Mountains – Warren Barguil

Young Rider – Simon Yates

Team – Team Sky

Froome did not win any stages. Adam Hansen became the first rider to complete 18 consecutive Grand Tours

Women’s World Cup final (Lords) England 228-7 India 219 (Shrubsole 6-46)

Player of the Tournament – Tammy Beaumont

The Open (Royal Birkdale) – Speith. 2nd Kuchar, 3rd Li Haotang

Silver medal – Alfie Plant

World Para Athletics Championships final medal table – 1st China, 2nd USA, 3rd GB (18 gold medals, 39 medals in total). Hannah Cockroft won three gold medals

A women's 50km race walk will feature at the London 2017 World Athletics Championships for the first time in order to ensure gender equality

Synchronised swimming is renamed to ‘artistic swimming’

Jul 24

100m breaststroke – Peaty

50m butterfly – Ben Proud

Ross Whiteley becomes the first Englishman to hit six sixes in an over, bowled by Karl Calver, for Worcs against Yorkshire in T20 Blast

Jul 25

Benjamin Mendy moves from Monaco to Man City for £52 million

Ilie Nastase banned from tennis until 2020

Adam Peaty becomes first man to break 26 seconds in 50m breaststroke

Jul 26

50m breaststroke – Peaty

Mandarin Princess, trained by Charlie McBride, is declared winner of a race at Great Yarmouth, but a scan afterwards identifies the horse as stablemate Millie's Kiss, who had been due to run in a later race at the same course

Jul 27

100th Test match at The Oval

Jul 28

Men’s 4x200m freestyle relay – GB

Jul 29

King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes – Enable

Quarter-finals – England beat France for the first time in 43 years. Denmark bt Germany, who had won the previous six championships

Premiership Rugby Sevens Series – Wasps

World Water Polo championships final – Croatia bt Hungary

Jul 30

Formula E series finishes in Montreal. Title won by Lucas di Grassi (Brazil)

Hungarian GP – Vettel, Raikkonen, Bottas

Caeleb Dressel (USA) equals Michael Phelps' record of seven gold medals at a world championship

Senior Open Championship – Bernhard Langer

World Matchplay final (Blackpool) – Taylor bt Wright

King George V Gold Cup (Hickstead) – Yuri Mansur (Brazil)

Jul 31

Third Test (The Oval) England 353 (Stokes 112) and 313-8 South Africa 175 (Roland-Jones 5-57) and 252 (Elgar 136). England won by 239 runs. Moeen Ali finished the match with a hat-trick

Matic moves from Chelsea to Man Utd


Aug 2

Sussex Stakes – Here Comes When

Aug 3

Goodwood Cup – Stradivarius

Leigh Halfpenny moves from Toulon to Scarlets

Rory McIlroy sacks caddie JP Fitzgerald

Europa League – Apollon Limassol bt Aberdeen

Semi-final – Netherlands 3 England 0

Aug 4

World Athletics Championships start in London. The mascot is an anthropomorphic hedgehog named Hero

10,000m – Farah

Neymar moves from Barcelona to PSG for £200 million

Caribbean Premier League (CPLT20) starts. Four of the first matches are played in Lauderhill, Florida

Aug 5

100m – Gatlin, Coleman, Bolt

Women’s 10,000m – Ayana

Luton 8 Yeovil 2

One end of the cricket ground at Old Trafford is named after James Anderson

Super Rugby final – Crusaders bt Lions

Doug Insole dies

Aug 6

Marathon – Kirui (Kenya). 4th Callum Hawkins

Women’s 100m – Tori Bowie

Community Shield – Arsenal bt Chelsea. Pedro sent off. ABBA system used for penalty shootout

UEFA Women's Championship final (Enschede) – Netherlands 4 Denmark 2

Leading scorer – Jodie Taylor (5 goals)

Women’s British Open – Kim In-Kyung (South Korea)

WGC-Bridgestone Invitational – Matsuyama, who shoots 61 in the final round

League Leaders’ Shield – Castleford Tigers

Hull KR finish top of Championship. Bradford Bulls finish with zero points, having been deducted 12 points for going into liquidation

Aug 7

Fourth Test (Old Trafford) England 362 (Bairstow 99) and 243 South Africa 226 and 202 (Moeen 5-69) England won by 177 runs. England win series 3-1

Aug 8

Norovirus outbreak at Tower Hotel affects athletes at World Athletics Championships. Isaac Makwala (Bostwana) banned from 400m final

Uefa Super Cup (Skopje) Real Madrid 2 Man Utd 1

Aug 9

Makwala has to run a solo time trial in the 200m, successfully performing well enough to be given a place in the semi-final

Aug 10

200m – Guliyev (Turkey). 6th Makwala

The Strongest (Bolivia) knocked out in last 16 of Copa Libertadores

Aug 11

Women’s 200m – Schippers

Arsenal 4 Leicester 3 in opening match in Premier League. Lacazette scores after 94 seconds

Premier League shirt sponsors – Bournemouth – M88, Brighton – American Express, Crystal Palace – ManBetX, Everton – SportPesa, Huddersfield – OPE Sports, Newcastle – Fun88, Swansea City – Letou, WBA – Palm

Aug 12

5,000m – Edris (Ethiopia). Silver – Farah

Women’s high jump – Maria Lasitskene, a Russian competing as an Authorized Neutral Athlete (ANA)

Women’s 4x100m relay – USA. Silver – GB (Asha Philip, Desiree Henry, Dina Asher-Smith, Daryll Neita)

Men’s 4x100m relay – GB (CJ Ujah, Adam Gemili, Danny Talbot, Neethaneel Mitchell-Blake). Bolt fails to finish in his final race

Arlington Million – Beach Patrol

Aug 13

Women’s 50km walk – Ines Henriques (Portugal). Only world record broken at World Championships

Women’s 4x400m relay – USA. Silver – GB (Zoey Clark, Laviai Nielsen, Eilidh Doyle, Emily Diamond)

Alison Felix wins 11th gold medal at World Championships

Men’s 4x400m relay – Trinidad and Tobago. Bronze – GB (Matthew Hudson-Smith, Dwayne Cowan, Rabah Yousif, Martyn Rooney)

Final medal table – 1st USA (10-11-9) 30, 2nd Kenya, 3rd South Africa, 6th GB (2-3-1) 6

PGA (Quail Hollow, North Carolina) – Justin Thomas. 2nd Molinari, Reed, Oosthuizen

PGA Championship to move to May in 2019

Women’s World Cup – New Zealand 121 Hong Kong 0

Aug 14

Ronaldo banned for five matches after pushing the referee in the back in Spanish Super Cup

Aug 16

Gylfi Sigurdsson moves from Swansea City to Everton

Aug 17

Yorkshire 260-4 (Lyth 161) against Northants in T20 Blast

Bell-Drummond and Denly set a world record opening stand of 207 for Kent against Essex in T20 Blast

Women’s World Cup final tables –

Pool A – New Zealand, Canada, Wales, Hong Kong

Pool B – England, USA, Spain, Italy

Pool C – France, Ireland, Australia, Japan

Aug 19

First Test (Edgbaston) England 514-8 (Cook 243, Root 136) West Indies 168 and 137. England won by an innings and 209 runs

First day-night Test in England, using a pink ball

Broad takes 384th Test wicket to move above Ian Botham into second on the list of England's all-time leading Test wicket-takers

Cristie Kerr becomes the record points scorer for USA in the Solheim Cup

Vuelta a Espana starts in Nimes

Aug 20

Solheim Cup (Des Moines Golf and Country Club) USA 16 ½ Europe 11 ½

Captains – Juli Inkster and Annika Sorenstem

Spurs play first league game at Wembley, against Chelsea

Farah wins final track race in Britain, in 3,000m at Diamond League in Birmingham

European Eventing Championships (Poland) –

Team event – GB

Individual – Ingrid Klimke (Germany). Bronze – Nicola Wilson

Aug 21

Eni Aluko accuses England women’s football manager Mark Sampson of discrimination

Rooney scores 200th Premier League goal

Aug 22

Semi-finals – England bt France, New Zealand bt USA

Aug 23

Davinson Sanchez moves from Ajax to Spurs for £42 million

FK Qarabeg (Azerbaijan) qualify for Champions League for the first time

Aug 24

Farah wins 5000m in final track event at Diamond League finals meeting in Zurich

Aug 26

Challenge Cup final – Hull bt Wigan. Lance Todd Trophy – Marc Sneyd

Women’s Rugby World Cup final (Belfast) – New Zealand 41 England 32

Floyd Mayweather bt Conor McGregor by TKO in 10th round at T-Mobile Arena in Paradise (Las Vegas)

Ousmane Dembele moves from Borussia Dortmund to Barcelona for an initial fee of €105 million

$1.6 billion Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta opens. Home of Atlanta Falcons

Aug 27

Paul Hunter Classic final – Michael White bt Shaun Murphy

Aug 28

US Open first round – Aleksandra Krunic (Serbia) bt Konta, Sharapova bt Halep

Irish rugby player Willie Duggan dies

Aug 29

Second Test (Headingley) England 258 (Stokes 100) and 470 West Indies 437 (Brathwaite 134, Shai Hope 147, Anderson 5-76) and 322-5 (Shai Hope 118). West Indies won by five wickets

Shai Hope becomes the first player ever to score centuries in both innings of a match at Headingley

First round – Naomi Osaka bt Kerber

Aug 30

Bangladesh beat Australia for the first time in a Test match

Aug 31

Transfer deadline day –

Oxlade-Chamberlain moves from Arsenal to Liverpool

Kylian Mbappe moves from Monaco to PSG on loan with an option of purchase for €180 million

Danny Drinkwater moves from Leicester to Chelsea

Surrey vs Middlesex abandoned after a crossbow bolt is fired onto the pitch


Sep 1

Diamond League finals (Brussels). C.J. Ujah wins 100m. Mariya Lasitskene won all of the Diamond League fixtures in the women’s high jump

KIA Super League final – Western Storm bt Southern Vipers

Third round – Shapovalov bt Edmund

Sep 2

Lewis Hamilton breaks Michael Schumacher’s pole record with 69th career pole position

Nat West T20 Blast (Edgbaston). Semi-finals – Birmingham Bears bt Glamorgan, Notts Outlaws bt Hampshire. Final – Notts Outlaws bt Birmingham Bears

Fabio Fognini suspended from US Open for insulting the umpire

17-year-old Ben Woodburn scores winning goal for Wales against Austria

Sep 3

Italian GP – Hamilton, Bottas, Vettel

Burghley Horse Trials – Oliver Townsend, riding Ballaghmor Class

All-Ireland Hurling Final – Galway bt Waterford

Sep 6

John Motson to retire at end of the season

Sep 7

Semi-finals – Stephens bt Venus Williams, Keys bt Vandeweghe

Sep 8

Anderson takes 500th Test wicket, bowling Kraigg Brathwaite

Semi-finals – Nadal bt Del Potro, Anderson bt Pablo Carreno Busta

Men’s doubles final – Rojer and Tecau bt Lopez and Lopez

Sep 9

Third Test (Lords) West Indies 123 (Stokes 6-22) and 177 (Anderson 7-42) England 194 (Roach 5-72) and 107-1. England won by nine wickets. England win series 2-1

CPLT20 final – Trinbago Knight Riders bt St Kitts and Nevis Patriots

Final – Stephens bt Keys

Mixed doubles final – Murray and Hingis bt Venus and Chan

Hull KR win promotion to Super League

Sep 10

Walker Cup (Los Angeles) USA 19 Great Britain & Ireland 7

Final – Nadal bt Anderson. 16th Grand Slam title

Women’s doubles final – Chan and Hingis bt Hradecka and Siniakova. 25th Grand Slam title for Hingis

Vuelta a Espana – Froome. 2nd Nibali. Froome becomes third rider to do the Tour-Vuelta double after Jacques Anquetil and Bernard Hinault

Great North Run. Men‘s – Farah. Women’s – Keitany

European Masters – Matthew Fitzpatrick

Tour of Britain – Lars Boom (Netherlands)

Sep 11

Frank de Boer sacked as manager of Crystal Palace after 77 days and is replaced by Roy Hodgson

Sep 12

England's leading female Test run scorer Jan Brittan dies

Champions League – Chelsea 6 FK Qarabeg 0. Celtic 0 PSG 5

Sep 13

Real Madrid player Marco Arsenio misses Champions League match through an infected pimple caused by shaving his legs

Sep 16

St Leger – Capri (Ryan Moore), trained by Aidan O’Brien

Watford 0 Man City 6 (Aguero 3)

Newcastle Falcons play Saracens at Talen Energy Stadium in Philadelphia

Harry Redknapp fired as manager of Birmingham City

T20 (Durham) – West Indies bt England

Gennady Golovkin's world middleweight title fight with Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez ends in a controversial draw

Atletico Madrid play first match at Wanda Metropolitano stadium


Singapore GP – Hamilton, Ricciardo, Bottas. Both Ferrari cars and Verstappen crash out on first lap

Champions League of Darts final – Suljovic bt Anderson

Wasps’ 20-game home unbeaten streak ended by Harlequins

BMW Championship – Mark Leishman

UCI Road World Championships start in Bergen

Team Sunweb win both men’s and women’s team time trials

IndyCar series – Josef Newgarden

Mario Mola and Flora Duffy retain titles in Triathlon World Series

All-Ireland Gaelic Football Final – Dublin bt Mayo

Sep 19

Bairstow 100 in first ODI against West Indies

Women’s time trial – Annemiek van Vleuten

Sep 20

Mark Sampson sacked as manager of England women’s football team following evidence of "inappropriate and unacceptable" behaviour with female players in 2014, when he was manager at Bristol Academy

Men’s time trial – Tom Dumoulin. 3rd Froome

Jake LaMotta dies

Rio Ferdinand to take up boxing

Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup final – Sporting Kansas City bt New York Red Bulls

Sep 21

Catriona Matthew to captain Europe in 2019 Solheim Cup at Gleneagles

Sep 23

Morata hat-trick for Chelsea against Stoke

Women’s road race – Chantal Blaak (Netherlands)

Paris to host 2024 Olympics. Los Angeles to host 2028 Olympics

Sep 24

Men’s road race – Peter Sagan. Third successive win

Moeen Ali hits second fastest ODI century for England in 53 balls, against West Indies

World Open snooker final – Ding Junhui bt Kyren Wilson

Team Europe (captained by Borg) bt Team World (captained by McEnroe) in inaugural edition of Laver Cup, held in Prague. Federer and Nadal played together in doubles

Tour Championship – Xander Schauffele (USA)

FexEx Cup – Justin Thomas

European Open – Jordan Smith (England)

Sep 25

Gareth Barry makes record 633rd appearance in Premier League

Ben Stokes arrested outside a nightclub in Bristol

Sep 27

England name three uncapped players in Ashes squad – Mason Crane (Hampshire), Ben Foakes (Surrey) and Craig Overton (Somerset)

Rugby League Writers and Broadcasters player of the year award – Luke Gale

Sep 28

Specsavers County Championship – Essex. Relegated – Middlesex, Warwicks

Division Two – Worcs. Promoted – Notts

Most runs – Kumar Sangakkara (Surrey)

Most wickets – Jamie Porter (Essex)

Scottish Women's Premier League – Glasgow City

Sep 29

Bairstow 141 in fifth ODI. England win series 4-0

World Rowing Championships in Florida. GB win only gold medal in mixed para-rowing

Rugby Championship – New Zealand

Sep 30

Hull 6 Birmingham 1

Million Pound Game – Catalan Dragons bt Leigh Centurions

Cambridgeshire Handicap – Dolphin Vista

AFL Grand Final – Richmond Tigers bt Adelaide Crows


Oct 1

New code of cricket laws issued. Handled the Ball is treated as Obstructing the Field, maximum dimensions of a cricket bat are now 108mm in width, 67mm in depth with 40mm edges

Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Chantilly) – Enable (Frankie Dettori), trained by John Gosden. Fifth win for Dettori

British Masters – Paul Dunne

Malaysian GP – Verstappen, Hamilton, Ricciardo

Pierre Gasly makes his F1 debut for Toro Rosso, replacing Daniil Kvyat

NRL Grand Final – Melbourne Storm bt North Queensland Cowboys

Barcelona play Las Palmas behind closed doors due to Catalonia independence referendum

British Touring Car Championship – Ashley Sutton

Oct 2

Herath takes 400th Test wicket for Sri Lanka

Oct 3

Notts captain Chris Read retires

Oct 4

Premiership Play-off final – Swindon Robins bt Wolverhampton Wolves

PGA Tour Player of the Year – Justin Thomas

Oct 5

Steve Prescott Man of Steel – Luke Gale (Castleford)

England qualify for World Cup after beating Slovenia

Minor Counties final – Berkshire bt Lincs

PCA Player of the Year – Samit Patel (Notts)

PCA Young Player of the Year – Jamie Porter (Essex)

Detroit Red Wings play first game at Little Caesars Arena

Oct 6

Terry Downes dies

Oct 7

Betfred Super League Grand Final – Leeds bt Castleford. Harry Sunderland Trophy – Danny McGuire. Zak Hardaker (Castleford) missed the match due to disciplinary hearing

Rugby Championship – New Zealand

Cesarewitch Handicap – Withhold

Ironman World Championships – Men’s – Patrick Lange (Germany). Women’s – Daniela Ryf (Switzerland) wins for third successive year. 2nd Lucy Charles

World Grand Prix final (Dublin) – Daryl Gurney (Northern Ireland) bt Simon Whitlock

Oct 8

Japanese GP – Hamilton, Verstappen, Ricciardo

World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Montreal –

Pommel Horse – Max Whitlock

Women’s floor. Bronze – Claudia Fragapane

Bradford Bulls win women’s Super League double

European Masters final (Belgium) – Trump bt Bingham

Harry Maguire and Harry Winks make England debuts against Lithuania

Scotland knocked out of World Cup after draw with Slovenia

Dunhill Links Championship – Tyrrell Hatton

Oct 9

Zak Hardaker ruled out of England's rugby league World Cup squad after testing positive for cocaine

Wales 0 Republic of Ireland 1 (McClean). Wales knocked out of World Cup

Oct 10

Carlo Ancelotti sacked as manager of Bayern Munich

Uefa Nations League to start in 2018

Stack Stevens dies

Vegas Golden Knights play inaugural home game in NHL

Oct 12

Gordon Strachan resigns as manager of Scotland

Oct 14

Redzel wins inaugural Everest Stakes in Sydney, the world's richest turf race

Centenary Stand at Anfield is renamed the Kenny Dalglish Stand

Crystal Palace score their first goal of the season, against Chelsea, after failing to score in their first seven games

Man City 7 Stoke 2

European Rugby Challenge Cup – Krasny Yar (Russia) bt Stade Francais

Oct 15

Italian Open – Tyrrell Hatton

British Superbike Championship – Shane Byrne

Oct 17

Craig Shakespeare sacked as manager of Leicester City

Maribor 0 Liverpool 7

Oct 19

WNBA finals – Minnesota Lynx bt Los Angeles Sparks

Oct 20

Champion Stakes – Cracksman

Queen Elizabeth II Stakes – Persuasive

Champion jockey – Sylvestre de Sousa

Champion trainer – Aidan O’Brien

European Track Cycling Championships start in Berlin

Women’s pursuit – Archibald

Oct 21

Women’s omnium – Archibald

Oct 22

Brendan Hartley (New Zealand) makes debut for Toro Rosso

Carlos Sainz replaces Jolyon Palmer at Renault, with Kvyat returning to Toro Rosso to take his old place

US Grand Prix – Hamilton, Vettel, Raikkonen

English Open final – O’Sullivan bt Kyren Wilson

Women’s Madison – GB (Barker and Dickinson)

Oct 23

Ronald Koeman sacked as manager of Everton

Jack Taylor (Glos) banned from bowling for 12 months because of an illegal action

Best Fifa Football Awards –

Men’s player – Ronaldo

Women’s player – Lieke Martens (Netherlands)

Coach – Zidane

Ferenc Puskas award for goal of the year – Olivier Giroud

European Golden Boy Award – Kylian Mbappe (PSG)

Oct 24

Stuart Bingham banned from snooker for six months for betting breaches

WTA Tour Player of the Year – Garbine Muguruza

Oct 25

U-17 World Cup semi-final – England 3 (Brewster 3) Brazil 1

Sunday Times Sportswoman of the Year – Elise Christie

Claude Puel appointed as manager of Leicester City

Oct 27

WTA finals (Singapore). Final group tables –

Red group – Garcia, Wozniacki, Svitolina, Halep

White group – Pliskova, Williams, Muguruza, Ostapenko

League of Ireland – Cork City

Oct 28

Speedway Grand Prix – Jason Doyle (Australia)

Aidan O’Brien breaks Bobby Frankel’s record of 25 Group 1 wins in a season with Saxon Warrior, ridden by Ryan Moore, winning the Racing Post Trophy at Doncaster. Andrea Atzeni had ridden the winning horse for the previous four years in the Racing Post Trophy

Semi-finals – Wozniacki bt Pliskova, Williams bt Garcia

U-17 World Cup final (Salt Lake Stadium, Kolkata) England 5 Spain 2

Top scorer – Rhian Brewster (8 goals)

Player of the tournament – Phil Foden

Manager – Steve Cooper

Anthony Joshua bt Carlos Takam at Principality Stadium in Cardiff

Oct 29

WTA Final – Wozniacki bt Venus Williams

Mexican GP – Verstappen, Bottas, Raikkonen. 9th Hamilton

Hamilton wins fourth world title

European Championship darts final – Van Gerwen bt Rob Cross

WGC-HSBC Champions – Justin Rose

David Miller scores the fastest Twenty20 international century, in 35 balls for South Africa against Bangladesh

Rugby League World Cup – Lebanon bt France

Oct 30

Yan Bingtao (aged 17) bt O’Sullivan 6-1 in first round of International Championship

Oct 31

Farah splits from coach Alberto Salazar


Nov 1

World Series – Houston Astros 4 Los Angeles Dodgers 3. MVP – George Springer, who became the first man to hit home runs in four successive World Series games. First title for Astros

Aguero breaks Eric Brook’s record of 177 goals for Man City

World Billiards Championship – David Causier

Nov 2

Marseille player Patrice Evra is sent off after kicking one of his team's fans in the head before the Europa League match at Vitoria Guimaraes

Everton knocked out of Europa League by Lyon

Nov 4

Superbike World Championship – Jonathan Rea wins for third year in succession

Celtic break their own British record of 62 domestic games without defeat

Breeders’ Cup Classic – Gun Runner

New Zealand 74 Scotland 6

Nov 5

Fiji 72 Wales 6

Scotland players Danny Brough, Sam Brooks and Johnny Walker thrown out of World Cup after being deemed too drunk to board a flight

WTA Elite Trophy final (Zhuhai) – Julia Goerges bt Coco Vanderweghe

Shalane Flanagan becomes the first American woman for 40 years to win the New York Marathon

Nov 6

Wales Rally GB – Elfyn Evans

Turkish Airlines Open – Rose

Paris Masters – Jack Sock

International Championship final – Selby bt Allen

British Figure Skating Championships. Men – Phillip Harris. Women – Natasha McKay

Nov 7

Melbourne Cup – Rekindling. Trained by Joseph O’Brien, aged 24

David Moyes replaces Slaven Bilic as manager of West Ham

Tom Curran replaces Steven Finn on Ashes’ tour

Mitchell Starc takes a hat-trick in both innings of a Sheffield Shield match

Jemima Sumgong suspended for four years for doping

Baseball player Roy ‘Doc’ Halladay dies

Nov 9

Track Cycling World Cup starts in Manchester

Nov 10

Tammy Abraham, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Jordan Pickford make England debuts against Germany

Barbarians win the invitational club's first women's match as they defeat Munster

Nov 12

MotoGP final standings – 1st Marquez (Honda), 2nd Dovizioso (Ducati), 3rd Vinales (Yamaha)

Constructors’ champion – Honda

Moto2 – Franco Morbidelli (Italy)

Moto3 – Joan Mir (Spain)

Ellyse Perry hits 213 in drawn Women’s Ashes Test in Sydney

Brazilian GP – Vettel, Bottas, Raikkonen

Switzerland bt Northern Ireland to qualify for World Cup after referee Ovidiu Hategan (Romania) awards a controversial penalty against Corry Evans for handball. Steven Davis wins 100th cap

Rugby League World Cup group tables –

Group A – Australia, England, Lebanon, France

Group B – Tonga, New Zealand, Samoa, Scotland

Group C – Papua New Guinea, Ireland, Wales

Group D – Fiji, Italy, USA

Fed Cup final (Minsk) USA bt Belarus

Nov 13

Italy fail to reach the World Cup for the first time since 1958 after a play-off defeat against Sweden

Nadal pulls out of ATP finals after losing to Goffin and is replaced by Pablo Carreno Busta

Nov 14

Republic of Ireland 1 Denmark 5 (Eriksen 3). Denmark qualify for World Cup

Iceland and Panama qualify for World Cup for the first time

Joe Gomez makes England debut against Brazil

Nov 15

France to host 2023 rugby union World Cup

Wisbech goalkeeper Paul Bastick makes his 1,250th appearance, beating Peter Shilton’s club record

Cartier Horse of the Year – Enable

National League MVP – Giancarlo Stanton (Miami Marlins). American League MVP – Jose Altuve (Houston Astros)

Nov 17

Nitto ATP Finals. Group tables –

Group Boris Becker – Federer, Sock, Zverev, Cilic

Group Pete Sampras – Dimitrov, Goffin, Thiem, Carreno Busta

Chris Coleman leaves Wales to become manager of Sunderland

Nov 18

Shanghai Masters final – O’Sullivan bt Trump

Semi-finals – Goffin bt Federer, Dimitrov bt Sock

Doubles semi-finals – Kontinen and Peers bt Murray and Soares, Kubot and Melo bt Harrison and Venus

Sunderland become the first team in English football history to fail to win in 20 successive home games in all competitions

Luton 7 Cambridge Utd 0

Nigeria women’s bobsleigh team qualify for Winter Olympics

Rugby League World Cup quarter-final – Fiji bt New Zealand

Callum Wilson hat-trick for Bournemouth against Huddersfield

Nov 19

Final – Dimitrov bt Goffin

Doubles final – Kontinen and Peers bt Kubot and Melo

Quarter-final – England bt Papua New Grinea

Tour Championship – Jon Rahm

Race to Dubai – Tommy Fleetwood

World Rally Championship – Sebastien Ogier, driving a Ford Fiesta

Grand Slam of Darts final – Van Gerwen bt Wright

NASCAR Sprint Cup – Martin Truex

Nov 20

Jana Novotna dies

Tony Pulis sacked as manager of WBA

Nov 21

Third Women’s Twenty20 International – Australia 178-2 (Mooney 117) England 181-6 (Wyatt 100)

Australia retain the Women's Ashes with multi-format series drawn 8-8

Everton striker Oumar Niasse becomes the first Premier League player to be charged by the Football Association for ‘successful deception of a match official’, i.e. diving

Nov 22

Women’s Rugby League World Cup pool match – Cook Islands bt England

Final pool tables –

Pool A – Australia, England, Cook Islands

Pool B – New Zealand, Canada, Papua New Guinea

PSG 7 Celtic 1

Ryan Colclough scores twice for Wigan against Doncaster and is substituted so he can attend the birth of his son

Nov 24

Valentine Holmes scores six tries for Australia in World Cup semi-final against Fiji

Michael Owen finishes second on Calder Prince in charity horse race at Ascot

World Athletes of the Year – Mutaz Essa Barshim and Nafissatou Thiam

Nov 25

Semi-final – England bt Tonga

Scotland bt Australia 53-24 in rugby union international

Betfair Chase – Bristol De Mai

European Curling Championships – Men’s final – Sweden bt Scotland (skip – Kyle Smith), Women’s final – Scotland (skip – Eve Muirhead) bt Sweden

Nov 26

Davis Cup final (Lille) France 3 Belgium 2. Pouille bt Darcis in final match. Captain – Yannick Noah

Scottish League Cup final – Celtic bt Motherwell

Abu Dhabi GP – Bottas, Hamilton, Vettel

Final standings – 1st Hamilton 363 points, 2nd Vettel 317 points, 3rd Bottas

Constructors – 1st Mercedes 668 points, 2nd Ferrari 562 points, 3rd Red Bull

Race winners – Hamilton 9, Vettel 5, Bottas 3, Verstappen 2, Ricciardo 1

Pole positions – Hamilton 11, Vettel 4, Bottas 4, Raikkonen 1

Women’s Rugby League World Cup semi-finals – New Zealand bt England, Australia bt Canada

World Rugby Awards –

Player of the Year – Beauden Barrett (New Zealand)

Team of the Year – New Zealand Women

Coach of the Year – Eddie Jones

Women's Player of the Year – Portia Woodman (New Zealand)

Players Championship final – Van Gerwen bt Jonny Clayton

Grey Cup – Toronto Argonauts bt Calgary Stampeders

Japan Cup – Cheval Grand

Nov 27

First Test (Brisbane) England 302 and 195 Australia 328 (Smith 141) and 173-0. Australia won by 10 wickets

SPOTY contenders announced – Christie, Farah, Froome, Hamilton, Joshua, Kane, Konta, Peacock, Peaty, Rea, Shrubsole, Walkden

Nov 28

William Hill Sports Book of the Year – ‘Tom Simpson: Bird on the Wire’ by Andy McGrath

Nov 29

Copa Libertadores final – Gremio (Brazil) bt Lanus (Argentina)

Alan Pardew appointed as manager of WBA

Rooney hat-trick for Everton against West Ham, including a goal from inside his own half

Nov 30

Sam Allerdyce appointed as manager of Everton


Dec 1

World Cup Draw. Group G – England, Belgium, Tunisia, Panama

Dec 2

Final – Australia 6 England 0. Only try scored by Boyd Cordner

Women’s final – Australia bt New Zealand

Honey Hireme (New Zealand) scored 13 tries in the tournament

Highland League – Brora Rovers 16 Fort William 0

Ladbrokes Trophy – Total Recall. Formerly known as the Hennessey Gold Cup

Dec 3

Benevento goalkeeper Alberto Brignoli scores an equaliser against AC Milan to earn his team the first Serie A point in their history, ending a record-breaking run of 14 defeats

Hero World Challenge – Rickie Fowler

India vs Sri Lanka Test match in Delhi halted due to smog

Dec 4

BBC Wales Sports Person of the Year – Jonathan Davies (Scarlets)

Dec 5

IOC bans Russia from 2018 Winter Olympics, although Russian athletes who can prove they are clean would be allowed to compete in South Korea under a neutral flag, under the name 'Olympic Athlete from Russia' (OAR)

Dec 6

Second Test (Adelaide) Australia 442-8 (Marsh 126) and 138 (Anderson 5-43) England 227 and 233 (Starc 5-38). Australia won by 120 runs

Liverpool 7 (Coutinho 3) Spartak Moscow 0

Dec 7

Ballon d’Or – Ronaldo. Fifth win

Mosconi Cup (Las Vegas) – Team Europe bt Team USA

Dec 8

Shohei Ohtani signs for LA Angels

Dec 9

James DeGale loses IBF super-middleweight world title to Caleb Troux (USA)

MLS Cup – Toronto FC bt Seattle Sounders FC

Dec 10

Betway UK Championship final – O’Sullivan bt Murphy

Ben Duckett suspended for pouring a drink over Jimmy Anderson in a Perth bar

Tommy Horton dies

Sunil Ambris (West Indies) becomes first player to be dismissed hit-wicket twice in consecutive tests

Dec 11

BBC African Footballer of the Year – Mohamed Salah

Dec 12

Jim Mallinder sacked as director of rugby at Northampton

International Tennis Federation World Champions – Nadal and Muguruza

Tyson Fury blames the elevated nandrolone levels on eating uncastrated wild boar

Dec 14

Chris Froome had double the permitted level of legal asthma drug salbutamol in his urine in his 2017 Vuelta a Espana win. Bradley Wiggins’s wife describes Froome as a 'slithering reptile' on social media

Dec 16

FIFA Club World Cup final (Abu Dhabi) Real Madrid 1 (Ronaldo) Gremio 0

Final ranking – Real Madrid, Gremio, Pachuca, Al-Jazira, Urawa Red Diamonds, Wydad Casablanca, Auckland City

Aljaz Bedene switches his nationality back to Slovenian

Ram Slam T20 Challenge final – Titans bt Dolphins. Third consecutive win for Titans

Sunderland win first home match for a year, against Fulham

Dec 17

Hearts end Celtic's 69-game unbeaten domestic run

Francois Gabart sets a new world record for the fastest solo round-the-world navigation, beating the previous time by more than six days

Scottish Open final – Robertson bt Cao Yupeng

BBC Sports Personality of the Year (Echo Arena, Liverpool) 1st Mo Farah, 2nd Jonathan Rea, 3rd Jonnie Peacock

Overseas Personality – Roger Federer

Coaches – Benke Blomkvist, Stephen Maguire and Christian Malcolm (GB men’s 4x100m relay)

Team – England Women’s Cricket

Young Personality – Phil Foden

Lifetime Achievement Award – Jessica Ennis-Hill

Helen Rollason award – Bradley Lowery

Unsung hero – Denise Larrad

World squash championships. Men’s – Mohamed El Shorbagy (Egypt). Women’s – Raneem El Weleily (Egypt)

Dec 18

Third Test (Perth) England 403 (Malan 140, Bairstow 119) and 218 (Hazlewood 5-48) Australia 662-9 (Smith 239 M Marsh 181). Australia won by an innings and 41 runs

Dec 20

Paul Clement is fired as manager of Swansea

Carabao Cup quarter-final – Bristol City bt Man Utd

Dec 21

Birmingham to host 2022 Commonwealth Games

Dec 22

Rohit Sharma scores the joint fastest Twenty20 international century, in 35 balls against Sri Lanka

Dec 23

Oxford 0 Wigan 7

Dec 26

King George VI Chase – Might Bite

Kauto Star Novice’s Chase – Black Corton (Bryony Frost)

Tom Curran makes England debut in fourth Test

Kane scores 39 goals in Premier League in 2017, beating Alan Shearer’s record of 36. He scored eight hat-tricks and 56 goals in all competitions in 2017

Tony Pulis replaces Gary Monk as manager of Middlesbrough

Dec 27

Jacques Brunel replaces Guy Noves as head coach of France

Virgil van Dyck moves from Southampton to Liverpool for £75 million

South Africa bt Zimbabwe in first four-day Test match

Dec 28

Former Sheffield Wednesday manager Carlos Carvalhad is appointed as manager of Swansea

Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race – Comanche, in a record time of 1 day, 9 hours

Dec 30

Fourth Test (Melbourne) Australia 327 (Warner 103) and 263-4 (Smith 102) England 491 (Cook 244 n.o.)

PDC semi-finals – Taylor bt Jamie Lewis, Cross bt Van Gerwen

Dec 31

Crystal Palace end Manchester City’s 18 game winning streak in Premier League

Cleveland Browns lose all 16 games in NFL

New Years Honours –

OBE – Sam Warburton, Heather Knight, Mark Robinson, Ian McLauchlan, Ed Morrison

MBE – Tammy Beaumont, Anya Shrubsole

Royal Victorian Order Lieutenant (LVO) – Nicky Henderson