Sport and Leisure/Sport 2018

From Quiz Revision Notes


Jan 1

European Capital of Sport – Sofia

PDC final – Cross bt Taylor 7-2

Buffalo Bills make NFL play-offs for first time in 17 years

Jan 4

CAF African Player of the Year – Mohamed Salah

Jan 5

Ross Barkley moves from Everton to Chelsea

Jan 6

Mark Hughes fired by Stoke City after losing to Coventry in FA Cup

Welsh Grand National – Raz De Maree, ridden by 16-year-old James Bowen

Hopman Cup final – Switzerland (Federer and Bencic) bt Germany (Alexander Zverev and Kerber)

Four Hills Tournament – Kamil Stoch

Jan 7

FA Cup – Nottingham Forest bt Arsenal

Coutinho moves from Liverpool to Barcelona for £142 million

Tournament of Champions – Dustin Johnson

Jan 8

Fifth Test (Sydney) England 346 and 180-9 Australia 649-7 (Khawaja 171, S Marsh 156, M Marsh 101) Australia won by an innings and 123 runs. Australia win series 4-0

Mason Crane 1-193 on England debut

Leading run scorers – Smith (687) and Malan (383)

Leading wicket takers – Cummins (23) and Anderson (17)

VAR used in FA Cup match between Brighton and Crystal Palace

Jan 10

Tommy Lawrence dies

Jan 13

BDO women’s final – Lisa Ashton bt Anastasia Dobromyslova. Fourth world title

Jan 14

Dan Gurney dies

EurAsia Cup (Malaysia) Europe bt Asia

Liverpool 4 Man City 3. First defeat in Premier League, in 23rd match

BDO final – Glen Durrant bt Mark McGeeney 7-6

First ODI – Australia 304-8 (Finch 107) England 308-5 (Roy 180). Jason Roy hits the highest ODI score by an England player

Jan 15

Cyrille Regis dies

Ryan Giggs appointed as manager of Wales

Paul Lambert appointed as manager of Stoke City

Jan 16

Kelechi Iheanacho becomes the first player to score a goal awarded by a video assistant referee in English football as Leicester beat Fleetwood in an FA Cup third-round replay

Jamaica is sending a women's bobsleigh team to next month's Winter Olympics

Jan 17

Theo Walcott moves from Arsenal to Everton

FA Cup – Wigan bt Bournemouth

South Africa’s Jiveshan Pillay is given out obstructing the field after he picked up the ball to return it to West Indies fielders during the U19 World Cup

Jan 18

Masters second round – Allen bt O’Sullivan

International Cricket Council awards –

Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for ICC cricketer of the year – Virat Kohli

Test cricketer of the year – Steve Smith

ODI cricketer of the year – Virat Kohli

Rachael Heyhoe Flint Award for Women’s Cricketer of the Year – Ellyse Perry

Jan 19

Second ODI – Australia 270-9 (Finch 106) England 274-6

Jan 20

Dakar Rally (Lima to Cordoba) – Carlos Sainz, driving a Peugeot

Aguero hat-trick for Man City against Newcastle

Sam Allerdyce’s 1,000th match as manager

Jan 21

Masters final – Mark Allen bt Kyren Wilson

Javi Gracia replaces Marco Silva as manager of Watford

Abu Dhabi Championship – Tommy Fleetwood

Third ODI – England 302-6 (Buttler 100) Australia 286-6

Jan 22

Jimmy Armfield dies

Fourth round – Chung Hyeon (South Korea) bt Djokovic

Man Utd sign Sanchez from Arsenal in a swap deal with Mkhitaryan

England Player of the Year – Harry Kane

England U21 Player of the Year – Jordan Pickford

Jan 23

Quarter-finals – Edmund bt Dimitrov, Cilic bt Nadal

Phil Neville appointed as manager of England women’s football team

League Cup semi-final – Man City bt Bristol City

Racehorse trainer Richard Woollacott dies

Longines World’s Best Racehorse – Arrogate

LeBron James scores his 30,000th career regular-season point

Jan 24

League Cup semi-final – Arsenal bt Chelsea

England drawn in same group as Spain and Croatia in Uefa Nations League

Anya Shrubsole becomes the first woman to appear on the cover of the Wisden Cricketers' Almanack

Jan 25

Women’s World Indoor Bowls Championship final – Katherine Rednall bt Rebecca Field

Semi-finals – Halep bt Kerber, Wozniacki bt Elice Mertens (Belgium)

Semi-final – Cilic bt Edmund

Jan 26

Semi-final – Federer bt Chung Hyeon

Women’s doubles final – Babos and Mladenevic bt Makarova and Vesnina

Fourth ODI – England 196 Australia 197-7. England recovered from 8-5

Jan 27

Final – Wozniacki bt Halep

Men’s doubles final – Marach and Pavic bt Cabal and Farah

FA Cup – Wigan bt West Ham

IPL auction – Rajasthan Royals pay £1.4 million for Ben Stokes, and also sign Jos Buttler and Jofra Archer

Jan 28

Mixed doubles final – Pavic and Dabrowski bt Bopanna and Babos

Final – Federer bt Cilic. Sixth Australian Open and 20th Grand Slam title

BBL Cup final – Cheshire Phoenix bt Worcester Wolves

WBBL Cup final – Nottingham Wildcats bt Caledonia Pride

Fifth ODI – England 259 (Tye 5-46) Australia 247 (Tom Curran 5-35). England win series 4-1. Match played at new Optus Stadium in Perth

Dubai Desert Classic – Li Haotong

Ogier wins fifth successive Monte Carlo Rally

Pegasus World Cup – Gun Runner

World Indoor Bowls Championship final – Mark Dawes bt Robert Paxton

Asuka wins the first-ever women's Royal Rumble match

Jan 29

Paul Alcock dies

Beckham launches MLS team in Miami

Jan 30

Juli Inkster will captain Team USA for the third successive time as next year's Solheim Cup at Gleneagles

Jan 31

Transfer deadline day –

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang moves from Borussia Dortmund to Arsenal for £55 million

Olivier Giroud moves from Arsenal to Chelsea

Michy Batshuayi loaned from Chelsea to Borussia Dortmund

Lucas Moura moves from PSG to Spurs

Andre Ayew moves from West Ham to Swansea


Feb 1

28 Russian athletes have their Olympic doping bans overturned by CAS

Feb 2

David Willey hits 34 off an over from Nathan Lyon in T20 match against Prime Minister’s XI

Feb 3

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

Six Nations coaches – Eddie Jones, Warren Gatland, Joe Schmidt, Gregor Townsend, Jacques Brunel, Conor O’Shea

Ramsey hat-trick for Arsenal against Everton. Aubameyang scores on debut

U19 Cricket World Cup final (New Zealand) India bt Australia

Irish Champion Hurdle – Supasundae

Feb 4

Davis Cup (Marbella) Spain 3 GB 1. Cameron Norrie won only match for GB

Big Bash League final – Adelaide Strikers bt Hobart Hurricanes

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

Irish Gold Cup – Edwulf

German Masters final – Mark Williams bt Graeme Dott

Super Bowl LII (U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis) – Philadelphia Eagles 41 New England Patriots 33. MVP – Nick Foles

Eagles coach – Doug Pederson

Half-time entertainment – Justin Timberlake

Super Bowl LIII is scheduled to be held at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta

NFL MVP – Tom Brady

Feb 6

FA Cup – Swansea 8 Notts County 1

Feb 9

Opening ceremony of XXIII Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. 92 nations taking part, including Olympic Athletes from Russia. Flame lit by Kim Yuna. GB flag carried by Lizzy Yarnold. Korea march under one flag. Games motto – ‘Passion. Connected.’ Mascot – Soohorang, a white tiger. 102 gold medals on offer across 15 disciplines

Tonga flag bearer is bare-chested Pita Taufatofua

US decide flag carrier by toss of coin, won by Erin Hamlin. Shani Davis boycotts ceremony after losing

Olympic rings made by drones, using augmented reality

Mountain cluster venue – Alpensia Sports Park

Coastal cluster venues – Gangneung

Feb 10

First gold medal – Charlotte Kalla (Sweden), in women’s skiathlon. 2nd Bjorgen

Korea women’s hockey team lose first match 8-0 to Switzerland

Wigan bt Hull in Super League match played in Wollongong, Australia

Johnny May scores two tries for England against Wales

Aguero scores four goals for Man City against Leicester

Feb 11

Skiathlon. 7th Andrew Musgrave

Luge – David Gleirscher (Austria). 5th Felix Loch

Snowboard slopestyle – Red Gerard (USA). Aged 17

5000m speed skating – Sven Kramer. Third successive title

Scotland and France compete for the new Auld Alliance trophy, which honours the war dead from the rugby communities

Snooker shoot-out final – Michael Georgiou (Cyprus) bt Dott

Feb 12

Women’s 1500m speed skating – Ireen Wust (Netherlands). Tenth Olympic medal

Feb 13

Elise Christie crashes out of 500m

Combined – Marcel Hirscher

Women’s snowboard halfpipe – Chloe Kim (USA). Aged 17

Feb 14

Snowboard halfpipe – Sean White. Third gold medal

Mane hat-trick for Liverpool against Porto

Feb 15

Downhill – Aksel Lund Svindal

Women’s giant slalom – Mikaela Schiffren

Alex McLeish to manage Scotland for second time

Feb 16

Skeleton – Yun (South Korea). Bronze – Dom Parsons. Britain's first men's skeleton medal since John Crammond in 1948

Akwasi Frimpong represents Ghana in skeleton

Super-G – Matthias Mayer

Women’s slalom – Frida Hansdotter (Sweden)

World Club Challenge – Melbourne Storm 38 Leeds Rhinos 4

Four WBA players steal a taxi in Barcelona

Feb 17

Women’s skeleton – Yarnold. Bronze – Laura Deas

Women’s ski slopestyle. Bronze – Isabel Atkin

Women’s Super-G – Ester Ledecka (Czech Republic)

Figure skating – Hanyu

Fans throw Winnie the Pooh toys onto the ice after Hanyu has skated

Ski jumping large hill – Stoch

George Groves retains WBA title after points win over Chris Eubank Jr in World Boxing Super Series semi-final

Feb 18

Eve Muirhead penalized for not releasing final stone before hogline against Sweden

Giant slalom – Marcel Hirscher

Ski slopestyle. 4th James Woods

Christian Coleman breaks Maurice Greene’s previously-held 60m world record

Daytona 500 – Austin Dillon

Feb 19

Two-man bobsleigh finishes in dead heat between Canada and Germany

Ski jumper Norai Kasai competes in eighth Olympics for Japan

FA Cup – Wigan 1 (Grigg) Man City 0

Feb 20

Christie disqualified in 1000m

Ice dance – Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir. 11th Penny Coomes and Nick Buckland

Seagram trainer David Barons dies

Feb 21

Women’s downhill – Sofia Goggia (Italy). Bronze – Lindsey Vonn

GB women’s bobsleigh crowdfunded by £40,000

Feb 22

Men’s curling play-off – Switzerland bt GB (skip – Kyle Smith)

Slalom – Andre Myhrer (Sweden) 9th Dave Ryding

Women’s Combined – Michelle Gisin (Switzerland). Sister of Dominique, who won the downhill in 2014

Women’s ice hockey final – USA bt Canada. Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson scores the winning penalty in the shootout

First Olympic Big Air competition won by Anna Gasser (Austria)

Short track speed skating 5000m relay – Hungary. First ever gold medal. Team contains Shaoang Liu, who is Elise Christie’s boyfriend

Alexander Krushelnitskiy of the Olympic Athletes from Russia (OAR) team is stripped of his bronze medal in mixed doubles curling after testing positive for meldonium

Feb 23

Women’s curling semi-final – Sweden bt GB

Men’s ice hockey semi-final – Germany bt Canada

Women’s figure skating – Alina Zagitova (OAR), aged 15. 2nd Medvedeva

Feb 24

Big Air. Bronze – Billy Morgan

Women’s curling bronze medal match – Japan bt GB

Men’s curling final – USA bt Sweden

Women’s snowboarding parallel giant slalom – Ledecka. First woman to win at two sports in same Olympics

Alpine team – Switzerland. Parallel slalom event with two males and two females on each team

Huw Jones scores two tries for Scotland against England. First win for Scotland in Calcutta Cup since 2008

Warren Gatland coaches Wales for the 100th time

Feb 25

Men’s ice hockey final – OAR bt Germany

Women’s curling final – Sweden bt South Korea

South Korea women’s curling team are all named Kim, and are known as ‘the Garlic girls’. Their nicknames are Steak, Yogurt, Pancake, Sunny and Chocho

Bjorgen wins fifth medal of Games and 15th in total

Closing ceremony. Billy Morgan carries GB flag

Final medal table – 1st Norway (14-14-11) 39 2nd Germany (14-10-7) 31 3rd Canada (11-8-10) 29 19th GB (1-0-4) 5

Carabao Cup final – Man City 3 Arsenal 0

World Grand Prix final (Preston) – O’Sullivan bt Ding Junhui

Table Tennis Team World Cup (Copper Box Arena, London) –

Men’s final – China bt Japan

Women’s final – China bt Japan

Feb 27

Laureus World Sport Awards (Monaco) –

World Sportsman of the Year – Roger Federer

World Sportswoman of the Year – Serena Williams

World Team of the Year – Mercedes F1

World Breakthrough of the Year – Sergio Garcia

World Comeback of the Year – Roger Federer

World Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability – Marcel Hug

World Action Sportsperson of the Year – Armel Le Cleac’h

Feb 28

Spurs 6 (Llorente 3) Rochdale 1

Track Cycling World Championships start in Apeldoorn, Netherlands


Mar 1

World Indoor Athletics Championships start in Birmingham

Women’s 3000m – Dibaba. Bronze – Laura Muir

Phil Neville starts his reign as England women head coach with a win over France in the SheBelieves Cup

Mar 2

Pentathlon – Katarina Johnson-Thompson

All athletes disqualified from a men’s 400m heat

Mar 3

Women’s 1500m – Dibaba. Silver – Laura Muir

Women’s 400m. Bronze – Doyle

800m. 4th Eliot Coles, after Drew Windle was reinstated in second place

60m – Coleman

Welsh Open semi-finals – Hawkins bt Noppon Saengkham (Thailand), Higgins bt Gary Wilson

Mar 4

60m hurdles – Andrew Pozzi

Women’s 800m. Bronze – Shelayna Oksan-Clarke

Women’s 4x400m relay. Bronze – GB (Allcock, Williams, Beesley, Clark)

USA topped the medal table. 4th Great Britain (2-1-4) 7

There were 21 disqualifications during the championship, mostly for lane infringements

Roger Bannister dies

Fiorentina captain Davide Astori dies

Welsh Open final – Higgins bt Hawkins

Pep Guardiola charged with wearing a yellow ribbon to support imprisoned politicians in Catalonia

EIHL Challenge Cup final – Belfast Giants bt Cardiff Devils

WGC Mexico Championship – Phil Mickelson

UK Open darts final – Gary Anderson bt Corey Cadby (Australia)

BBL Trophy final – Leicester Riders bt Sheffield Sharks

WBBL Trophy final – Leicester Riders bt Sevenoaks Suns

Mar 5

Gary Monk replaces Steve Cotterill as manager of Birmingham City

Mar 7

Champions League – Juventus bt Spurs

Mar 9

Winter Paralympics opening ceremony

Paralympic mascot – Bandabi, an Asiatic black bear

Mar 10

Ireland bt Scotland to win Six Nations, after England lose to France

England win ODI series against New Zealand 3-2. Bairstow 104 in deciding match

Millie Knight and guide Brett Wild win GB’s first medal in Paralympics, with silver in women’s visually impaired downhill

Mar 12

Jamie Carragher suspended by Sky for spitting

Mauricio Pellegrino sacked by Southampton

Ken Flach dies

Mar 13

Champion Hurdle – Buveur D’Air (Barry Geraghty), trained by Nicky Henderson. 2nd Melon 3rd Mick Jazz

Champions League – Sevilla bt Man Utd

Mar 14

Queen Mother Champion Chase – Altior

Champions League – Barcelona bt Chelsea. Messi scores his 100th goal in Champions League


Stayers’ Hurdle – Penhill

Mar 16

Gold Cup – Native River (Richard Johnson), trained by Joe Tizzard. 2nd Might Bite 3rd Anibale Fly

Leading jockey – Davy Russell

Leading trainer – Gordon Elliott

France win Women’s Six Nations Grand Slam

Danielle Waterman becomes England’s leading try scorer, with 47

Mar 17

Ireland bt England to win Grand Slam

Matteo Minozzi scores a try in fourth successive match for Italy

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

Leading try scorer – Jacob Stockdale (7)

Leading points scorer – Maxime Machenaud (50)

Player of the Tournament – Jacob Stockdale

Salah scores four goals for Liverpool against Watford

Ladies World Snooker Championship final (Malta) – Ng On Yee (Hong Kong) bt Maria Catalano (England)

Mar 18

Menna Fitzpatrick and guide Jen Kehoe win GB’s only gold medal in Paralympics, in women’s visually impaired slalom

Winter Paralympics closing ceremony

Final medal table – 1st USA (13-15-8) 36 2nd Neutral Paralympic Athletes (8-10-6) 24 3rd Canada (8-4-16) 28 13th GB (1-4-2) 7

Menna Fitzpatrick won four medals, Millie Knight won three medals

Mark Hughes appointed as manager of Southampton

Alpine Ski World Cup –

Men’s overall – Marcel Hirscher

Men’s downhill – Beat Fuez

Women’s overall – Mikaela Shiffrin

Women’s downhill – Sofia Goggia

Men’s Ski Jumping World Cup – Kamil Stoch

Women’s Ski Jumping World Cup – Maren Lundby (Norway)

Mar 19

Martin Allen appointed as manager of Barnet for the fifth time

Mar 22

China 0 Wales 6 (Bale 3). Ryan Giggs’s first match as Wales manager. Bale breaks Ian Rush’s record of 28 goals for Wales

Broad takes 400th Test wicket (Tom Latham)

Mar 23

Jesse Lingard scores first goal for England, against Netherlands

Zlatan Ibrahimovic moves from Man Utd to LA Galaxy

West Indies and Afghanistan qualify for 2019 Cricket World Cup. Qualifying tournament held in Zimbabwe

Mar 24

Australian champion mare Winx sets a world record of 17 wins at flat racing's Group One level

Lincoln Handicap – Addeybb

Cambridge wins all four races in the Boat Race

Brechin are relegated from Scottish Championship without winning a match

Television footage catches Cameron Bancroft taking a piece of sandpaper out of his trouser pocket before rubbing the ball in Test match against South Africa. Steve Smith and vice-captain David Warner knew about the plan

Dubai World Cup – Thunder Snow

Scottish Challenge Cup final – Inverness Caledonian Thistle bt Dumbarton

Mar 25

Formula 1 teams –

Mercedes – Hamilton, Bottas

Red Bull – Ricciardo, Verstappen

Ferrari – Vettel, Raikkonen

McLaren – Alonso, Vandoorne

Williams – Stroll, Sergey Sirotkin (Russia)

Force India – Perez, Ocon

Sauber – Ericsson, Charles Leclerc (Monaco)

Toro Rosso – Brendon Hartley (New Zealand), Pierre Gasly (France)

Renault – Hulkenberg, Sainz

Haas F1 – Grosjean, Magnussen

Australian GP – Vettel, Hamilton, Raikkonen

Players Championship final – O’Sullivan bt Murphy

World Golf Championships Match Play final – Bubba Watson bt Kevin Kisner

EIHL League – Cardiff Devils

Pakistan Super League final (Karachi) – Islamabad United bt Peshawar Zalmi

World Figure Skating Championships (Milan). Men’s – Nathan Chen (USA). Women’s – Kaetlyn Osmond (Canada)

Mar 26

First Test (Auckland) England 58 (Boult 6-32) and 310 New Zealand 427-8 (Nicholls 145, Williamson 102). New Zealand won by an innings and 49 runs

England recovered from 27-9. Craig Overton scored 33

Steve Smith steps down as captain of Rajasthan Royals

David Warner steps down as captain of Sunrisers Hyderabad

Mar 27

Steve Smith and David Warner are banned for a year by Cricket Australia, while Bancroft is given a nine-month ban

James Tarkowski (Burnley) makes England debut against Italy

Mar 28

Darren Lehmann is to quit as head coach of Australia at the end of the current Test series against South Africa

Mar 29

MCC Champions County match (Bridgetown) MCC bt Essex

Championship League Snooker final – Higgins bt Zhou Yuelong

Mar 30

LeBron James breaks Michael Jordan's all-time record of scoring at least 10 points in 866 consecutive regular season NBA games

Jack Leach (Somerset) makes England debut against New Zealand

Anglo-Welsh Cup final – Exeter bt Bath

FA Youth Cup final – Chelsea bt Arsenal

Tim Paine succeeds Steve Smith as captain of Australia


Apr 1

European Champions Cup quarter-final – Leinster bt Saracens

Apr 2

Irish Grand National – General Principle

ANA Inspiration – Pernilla Lindberg (Sweden)

Alan Pardew sacked as manager of WBA. Darren Moore appointed as caretaker manager

Apr 3

Second Test (Christchurch) England 307 (Bairstow 101, Southee 6-62) and 352-9 New Zealand 278 (Broad 6-54) and 256-8. New Zealand win series 1-0

Apr 4

Commonwealth Games opening ceremony in Gold Coast. Mascot – Borobi, a blue koala

Ray Wilkins dies

Masters Par 3 – Tom Watson. Hole-in-one for Jack Nicklaus’s grandson

Apr 5

First gold medal won by Flora Duffy in women’s triathlon

Men’s triathlon – Henri Schoeman. Bronze – Marc Austin (Scotland). Brownlee brothers finish 7th and 10th

Sergio Garcia puts five shots into the water for a 13 on the 15th hole at Masters

Eric Bristow dies

Apr 7

Smalling scores winning goal for Man Utd against Man City

Jenly Tegu Wini wins first ever Commonwealth Games medal for Solomon Islands, winning bronze in women’s weightlifting

Apr 8

Rhys McClenaghan wins Northern Ireland’s only gold medal, on pommel horse

Bahrain GP – Vettel, Bottas, Hamilton. 4th Gasly

Raikkonen runs over a mechanic during pit stop

Masters – Patrick Reed. 2nd Fowler, 3rd Speith, 4th Rahm

Hole-in-one for Charley Hoffman

Paris-Roubaix – Peter Sagan

China Open final – Selby bt Hawkins

EIHL Play-off final – Cardiff Devils bt Sheffield Steelers

Checkatrade EFL Trophy final – Lincoln bt Shrewsbury

Hong Kong Sevens final – Fiji bt Kenya

Apr 9

Anna Hursey, aged 11, plays for Wales in table tennis

WBA safe-standing proposal rejected. The pilot scheme would have meant 3,600 seats were converted to 'rail seats', which can be locked in an upright position

Apr 10

Champions League quarter-finals – Liverpool bt Man City, Roma bt Barcelona

Apr 11

High Jump – Brandon Starc. Brother of Mitchell Starc

Wisden Cricketers of the Year – Shia Hope, Heather Knight, Jamie Porter, Natalie Sciver, Anya Shrubsole

Leading cricketer in the world – Virat Kohli

Leading women's cricketer – Mithali Raj (India)

Leading Twenty20 cricketer – Rashid Khan (Afghanistan)

Buffon sent off by Michael Oliver in last minute of Champions League match between Juventus and Real Madrid

Apr 12

Betway Bowl – Might Bite (Nico de Boinville)

Betway Aintree Hurdle – L’Ami Serge (Daryl Jacob)

Gallagher confirmed as new title sponsors of Premiership Rugby

Apr 13

Melling Chase – Politologue (Sam Twiston-Davies)

Apr 14

Randox Health Grand National – Tiger Roll (Davy Russell), trained by Gordon Elliott. 2nd Pleasant Company. 3rd Bless the Wings. Bryony Frost finished fifth on Milansbar

Man City bt Spurs

Apr 15

Netball final – England bt Australia. Winning goal scored by Helen Housby

Callum Hawkins collapses while leading marathon

Commonwealth Games closing ceremony –

Final medal table – 1st Australia (80-59-59) 198 2nd England (45-45-46) 136 3rd India

Wales won 10 gold medals, Scotland won 9 gold medals, Northern Ireland won one gold medal. Cook Islands and Norfolk Island both won a bronze medal in lawn bowls

Most medals – Taylor Ruck (Canada, women’s swimming) 8

Most gold medals – Mitch Larkin (Australia, swimming) 5. Larkin won every backstroke event

Diamanto Evripidou (Cyprus) won six medals in rhythmic gymnastics

Nile Wilson won five medals in gymnastics

Man City win Premier League with five games to spare after WBA beat Man Utd

Chinese GP – Ricciardo, Bottas, Raikkonen

SWALEC Cup – Merthyr RFC

Apr 16

Bristol rugby club incorporate ‘Bears’ into their name

Ivan Mauger dies

Apr 18

Joey Barton appointed as manager of Fleetwood

John Kingston fired as head coach of Harlequins

Apr 19

Sky Bet Championship Player of the Year – Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham)

League One award – Bradley Dack (Blackburn)

League Two award – Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley)

Apr 20

Arsene Wenger to leave Arsenal at the end of the season, after 22 years

Apr 21

FA Cup semi-final – Man Utd bt Spurs. Eighth successive semi-final defeat for Spurs

Hull 5 Bristol City 5

European Champions Cup semi-final – Leinster bt Scarlets

Scottish Grand National – Joe Farrell

World Championship snooker first round – Perry bt Selby

Apr 22

London marathon. Men’s – Kipchoge. 3rd Farah. Women’s – Vivian Cheruiyot. Men’s wheelchair won by David Weir for eighth time

Fed Cup play-off – Japan bt GB

FA Cup semi-final – Chelsea bt Southampton

European Champions Cup semi-final – Racing 92 bt Munster

PFA Awards –

Player of the Year – Mohamed Salah

Young player of the year – Sane

Women’s player of the year – Fran Kirby

Women’s young player of the year – Lauren Hemp (Bristol City)

Apr 25

CONCACAF Champions League – Guadalajara

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

Apr 26

Baker Mayfield is first pick in NFL draft for Cleveland Browns

Apr 27

Katie Walsh retires

Apr 28

Second round – Carter bt O’Sullivan

Champion jockey – Richard Johnson

Champion trainer – Nicky Henderson

Nina Carberry retires

Shaquem Griffin becomes the first one-handed player to be drafted by an NFL team after being selected by the Seattle Seahawks

Bruce Tulloh dies

Apr 29

Celtic win seventh successive Scottish title after beating Rangers 5-0

Women’s Champions League semi-finals – Lyon bt Man City, Wolfsburg bt Chelsea

Azerbaijan GP – Hamilton, Raikkonen, Perez. 6th Leclerc

Red Bull cars collided with each other

League One – York City Knights 144 West Wales Raiders 0


May 1

Champions League semi-final – Real Madrid bt Bayern Munich

Football Writers' Association player of the year – Mo Salah

May 2

Champions League semi-final – Liverpool bt Roma 7-6 on aggregate

Justin Langer appointed as head coach of Australia

May 3

Europa League semi-final – Atletico Madrid bt Arsenal. Winning goal scored by Diego Costa

May 4

Giro d’Italia starts in Jerusalem with an individual time trial, followed by two stages in Israel. Time trial won by Tom Dumoulin

Steven Gerrard replaces Graham Murty as manager of Rangers

2019 World Athletics Championships in Doha will culminate in a 4x400m mixed relay

May 5

2,000 Guineas – Saxon Warrior (Donnacha O’Brien), trained by Aidan O’Brien

Exeter Chiefs finish top of Aviva Premiership. Relegated – London Irish. Promoted – Bristol

Semi-finals – Higgins bt Kyren Wilson, Williams bt Hawkins

Tony Bellew bt David Haye

Hyundai A-League Grand Final – Melbourne Victory bt Newcastle Jets

Women’s FA Cup final – Chelsea bt Arsenal

May 6

1,000 Guineas – Billesdon Brook (Sean Levey), trained by Richard Hannon. 66-1. First black jockey to win a classic

Kentucky Derby – Justify

Tour de Yorkshire – Greg van Avermaet

Women’s Tour de Yorkshire – Megan Guarnier (USA)

Badminton Horse Trials – Jonelle Prize (New Zealand) riding Classic Moet. Oliver Townend misses out on Grand Slam

World’s strongest man – Hafpor Bjornsson (Iceland). Plays Gregor ‘The Mountain’ Clegane in ‘Game of Thrones’

May 7

Final – Williams bt Higgins 18-16. Williams also won title in 2000 and 2003

Highest break – Higgins (146)

Yorkshire bt Essex, despite being bowled out for 50 in first innings

May 8

New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox will play each other in two Major League Baseball regular season games at the London Stadium in June 2019

Les Herbiers, from Division 3, lose to PSG in French Cup final

May 10

Rafael Nadal breaks John McEnroe's 34-year-old record for successive set wins on a single surface by winning 50 sets in a row on clay

Rugby Players' Association awards –

Player’s player of the year – Telusa Veainu (Leicester)

England player of the year – Mako Vunipola

Young player of the year – Marcus Smith (Harlequins)

England women player of the year – Danielle Waterman

Leading points scorer – Owen Farrell, 217 points

Leading try scorer – Christian Wade, Josh Adams, Vereniki Goneva, 13 tries

Premiership Rugby Cup to replace Anglo-Welsh Cup from next season

May 11

European Challenge Cup final (Bilbao) – Cardiff Blues 31 Gloucester 30

May 12

European Champions Cup final (Bilbao) – Leinster bt Racing 92

2019 European Rugby Champions Cup final will be held at St James’ Park

National League play-off final – Tranmere bt Boreham Wood

National League champions – Macclesfield

British & Irish Cup final – Ealing Trailfinders bt Leinster A

May 13

Spurs 5 Leicester 4

Premier league final table – 1st Man City, 2nd Man Utd, 3rd Spurs, 4th Liverpool

Relegated – Swansea, Stoke, WBA

Leading scorers – Salah (32), Kane (30)

Mohamed Salah breaks the Premier League scoring record for a 38-game season

Man City only lost to Man Utd (H) and Liverpool (A), gained 100 points, and scored 106 goals with a goal difference of +79

Arsenal bt Huddersfield in Wenger’s final match as manager

Wenger managed Arsenal in 1,235 games

John Motson retires. Final commentary – Crystal Palace vs WBA

Michael Carrick retires

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

Leading scorer – Kris Boyd (Kilmarnock), 18 goals

Relegated – Ross County

Scottish Premiership play-off final – Livingston bt Partick Thistle

Scottish Championship – St Mirren

Scottish League One – Ayr Utd

Scottish League Two – Montrose

Highland League – Cove Rangers

Lowland League – Spartans

Scottish League Two play-off final – Cowdenbeath bt Cove Rangers

Spanish GP – Hamilton, Bottas, Verstappen

Levante 5 Barcelona 4. Only defeat in La Liga for Barcelona

Players Championship – Webb Simpson

May 15

Ireland lose first-ever Test match, against Pakistan at Malahide. Kevin O’Brien 118

Jlloyd Samuel dies

WSL – Chelsea

Europa League final (Lyon) Atletico Madrid bt Marseille

2019 Europa League final will be held in Baku

Vasyl Lomachenko (Ukraine) wins his third world title in three weight divisions in just 12 fights

Barclays Manager of the Season – Pep Guardiola

Barclays Player of the Season – Mo Salah

May 16

Ray Wilson dies

League Managers' Association manager of the year – Pep Guardiola

Sam Allerdyce sacked as manager of Everton

Premiership Rugby Player of the Year – Vereniki Goneva (Newcastle)

Discovery of the Season – Sam Simmonds (Exeter)

Director of Rugby of the Season – Dean Richards (Newcastle)

May 17

Premier League Darts final – Van Gerwen bt Michael Smith

May 18

Steve McClaren appointed as manager of QPR

May 19

FA Cup final – Chelsea 1 (Hazard) Man Utd 0

Scottish Cup final – Celtic bt Motherwell. Celtic become the first Scottish side to win successive domestic Trebles

FA Vase final – Morpeth Town bt Hereford

FA Trophy final – Halifax bt Grimsby Town

Preakness Stakes – Justify

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

May 20

BBL Play-off final – Leicester Riders bt London Lions

WBBL Play-off final – Sevenoaks Suns bt Leicester Riders

Andres Iniesta moves from Barcelona to Vissel Kobe (Japan)

British Open squash (Hull). Men’s – Miguel Angel Rodriguez (Colombia), Women’s – Nour El Sherbini

May 21

Serie A – Juventus

La Liga – Barcelona

Bundesliga – Bayern Munich

Premeira Liga – Porto

Ligue 1 (Le Championnat) – Paris Saint-Germain

Eredivisie – PSV Eindhoven

Harlequins name England defence coach Paul Gustard as their new head of rugby

May 22

BBC Women's Footballer of the Year 2018 – Lucy Bronze (Olympique Lyonnais)

Manuel Pellegrini replaces David Moyes as manager of West Ham

Thomas Bjorn picks Lee Westwood, Graeme McDowell, Padraig Harrington and Luke Donald as vice-captains for this year's Ryder Cup

May 23

Unai Emery appointed as manager of Arsenal

May 24

Dom Bess makes debut for England against Pakistan

Women’s Champions League final – Lyon bt Wolfsburg

May 25

Froome takes lead from Simon Yates in Giro d’Italia

May 26

Championship play-off final – Fulham 1 (Cairney) Aston Villa 0

Promoted – Wolves, Cardiff, Fulham

Relegated – Barnsley, Burton, Sunderland

Leading Scorer – Matej Vydra (Derby), 21 goals

Aviva Premiership final – Saracens bt Exeter. Chris Wyles scores two tries in his last game before retirement. Man of the match – Mako Vunipola

Guinness Pro14 final – Leinster bt Scarlets

Principality Premiership – Merthyr

Scottish Premiership – Melrose

Ulster Bank All-Ireland League – Lansdowne

Champions League final (Kiev) – Real Madrid 3 (Bale (2), Benzema) Liverpool 1 (Mane). Liverpool goalkeeper Karius made two errors

2019 Champions League final will be held at the Wanda Metropolitano in Madrid

May 27

Giro d’Italia – Froome

First Test (Lords) England 184 and 242 Pakistan 363 and 66-1. Pakistan won by 9 wickets

Monaco GP – Ricciardo, Vettel, Hamilton

League One play-off final – Rotherham bt Shrewsbury

Promoted – Wigan, Blackburn, Rotherham

Relegated – Bury, MK Dons, Northampton, Oldham

Leading Scorer – Jack Marriott (Peterborough), 27 goals

BMW PGA Championship – Francesco Molinari

IPL11 final – Chennai Super Kings bt Sunrisers Hyderabad

Player of the Series – Sunil Narine

Indy 500 – Will Power

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

May 28

League Two play-off final – Coventry bt Exeter

Promoted – Accrington, Luton, Wycombe, Coventry

Relegated – Chesterfield, Barnet

Leading Scorer – Billy Kee (Accrington), 25 goals

Manchester United are awarded a licence to join next season's Women's Championship. West Ham United will move straight up to the new 11-team, full-time Women's Super League

May 29

One-Day Cup – Leics 376-4 Worcs 380-4 (Ferguson 192). English one-day cricket's largest successful run chase

May 31

Zinadine Zidane to leave Real Madrid

Marco Silva appointed as manager of Everton

Frank Lampard appointed as manager of Derby


Jun 1

Oaks – Forever Together (Donnacha O’Brien), trained by Aidan O’Brien

Sam Curran makes England debut against Pakistan

Paul Tisdale leaves Exeter City after 12 years. The longest-serving manager in England's top four divisions is now Morecambe boss Jim Bentley

Paul Heckingbottom sacked as manager of Leeds United

Jun 2

Derby – Masar (William Buick), trained by Charlie Appleby

Top 14 final – Castres bt Montpelier

Greyhound Derby (Towcester) – Doratos Wildcat

Jun 3

Second Test (Headingly) Pakistan 174 and 134 England 363. England won by an innings and 55 runs. Series drawn 1-1

PDC World Cup of Darts final (Frankfurt) – Netherlands (Van Gerwen and Van Barneveld) bt Scotland (Anderson and Wright)

US Women’s Open – Ariya Jutanugarn (Thailand)

Italian Open – Thorbjorn Olesen

Jun 5

French Open quarter-final – Marco Cecchinato (Italy) bt Djokovic

Man Utd sign Fred from Shakhtar Donetsk

Jun 6

Eniola Aluko moves from Chelsea to Juventus

Man Utd sign Diogo Dalot from Porto

Jun 7

Semi-finals – Halep bt Muguruza, Stephens bt Keys

Mixed doubles final – Dodig and Chan bt Pavic and Dabrowski

Stanley Cup – Washington Capitals bt Vegas Golden Knights 4-1

Play-offs MVP – Alexander Ovechkin (Washington)

Regular season MVP – Taylor Hall (New Jersey Devils)

Trent Alexander-Arnold makes England debut against Costa Rica at Elland Road

Jun 8

Semi-finals – Nadal bt Del Potro, Thiem bt Cecchinato

Women’s ODI – New Zealand 490-4 (Bates 151, Green 121) Ireland 144

NBA finals – Golden State Warriors bt Cleveland Cavaliers 4-0

Finals MVP – Kevin Durrant

Regular season MVP – James Harden (Houston Rockets)

Isle of Man Senior TT – Peter Hickman

Speedway of Nations Grand Final – Russia bt GB. Pairs championship which replaces the Speedway World Cup

Queen’s Birthday Honours –

Knighthood – Kenny Dalglish

OBE – Lizzy Yarnold, Mike Hay, Jermain Defoe, Menna Fitzpatrick

MBE – Anthony Joshua

Jun 9

ConIFA Cup final (Enfield) Karpatalja bt Northern Cyprus

Belmont Stakes – Justify. Thirteenth American Triple Crown winner

Mario Bueno dies

Nick Iriekwe makes debut for England against South Africa

Siya Kolisa becomes first black captain of South Africa

First Test – South Africa 42 England 39

Final – Halep bt Stephens

Men’s Doubles final – Herbert and Mahut bt Marach and Pavic

Toulon Tournament final – England U21 bt Mexico U21

Premier League will have a winter break in 2020

Richard Scudamore to leave as Executive Chairman of Premier League at end of this year

Jonathan Rea breaks Carl Fogarty's record for victories in World Superbikes by winning at Brno

Jun 10

Final – Nadal bt Thiem

Women’s doubles final – Krejcikova and Siniakova bt Hozumi and Ninomiya

ODI (The Grange, Edinburgh) Scotland 371-5 (MacLeod 140) England 365 (Bairstow 105).

Criterium du Dauphine – Geraint Thomas 2nd Adam Yates

Canadian GP – Vettel, Bottas, Verstappen

The chequered flag was waved a lap too early by model Winnie Harlow

Raul da Silva banned for 21 days for striking fellow jockey Jim Crowley

IRB Sevens World Series – South Africa

Jun 11

British Speedway Championship – Robert Lambert (King’s Lynn)

Jun 12

Real Madrid appoint Spain manager Julen Lopetegui as head coach

Jun 13

USA, Canada and Mexico chosen to host 2026 World Cup, beating a rival bid by Morocco

Julen Lopetegui sacked by Spain. Fernando Hierro to take charge for the World Cup

Amelia Kerr, aged 17, scores 232 for New Zealand against Ireland in ODI

Jun 14

Opening match in World Cup – Russia 5 Saudi Arabia 0. First goal scored by Gazinsky

Robbie Williams performs at opening ceremony

Jun 15

Portugal 3 (Ronaldo 3) Spain 3

Jun 16

Second ODI – England 342-8 (Roy 120) Australia 304 (Sean Marsh 131)

USA 30 Scotland 29. USA’s first tier one victory in rugby union

Phil Mickelson incurs a two-shot penalty after deliberately stopping his ball from rolling off the 13th green at US Open

Tensai Mtawariri becomes first black South African to win 100 caps

Marcelo Bielsa appointed as manager of Leeds Utd

Jun 17

Mexico 1 (Lozano) Germany 0

US Open (Shinnecock Hills, New York) – Koepka. 2nd Fleetwood 3rd Dustin Johnson

Le Mans 24 Hours – Toyota (Alonso, Buemi, Nakajima)

Nottingham Open final – Barty bt Konta

Jun 18

England 2 (Kane 2) Tunisia 1. Match played in Volgograd

James Vince 171 for Hampshire against Yorkshire in ODI cup semi-final

Jun 19

First red card – Carlos Sanchez (Colombia)

Third ODI – England 481-6 (Hales 147, Bairstow 139) Australia 239

Eoin Morgan hits the fastest one-day 50 for England, from 21 balls

Murray loses first match after return from injury, against Kyrgios

India A 458-4 in one day against Leicestershire

St James’s Palace Stakes – Without Parole

Jun 20

Prince of Wales's Stakes – Poet's Word. Michael Stoute becomes the all-time leading Royal Ascot trainer

England make highest total (250) in women’s T20 internationals only hours after New Zealand had set a new record of 216

Peter Thomson dies

Jun 21

Ernie Hunt dies

Gold Cup – Stradivarius (Frankie Dettori), trained by John Gosden

Croatia 3 Argentina 0

Phoenix Suns choose Deandre Ayton (Bahamas) as first pick in NBA draft

Jun 22

Coronation Stakes – Alpha Centuari

Jun 23

England bt South Africa to end rugby union five-Test losing run

Ireland win first series in Australia for 39 years

England bt New Zealand in rugby league Test played in Denver

Leading jockey at Ascot – Ryan Moore

Leading trainer at Ascot – Aidan O’Brien

Ozil resigns from German football team, citing ‘racism’

Jun 24

England 6 (Kane 3, Stones 2, Lingard) Panama 1. Match played in Nizhny Novgorod

England bt Australia 5-0 in ODI series. Century for Buttler in final match

French GP (Circuit Paul Ricard) Hamilton, Verstappen, Raikkonen

Fever-Tree Queens Championship final – Cilic bt Djokovic

Halle Open final – Borne Covia (Croatia) bt Federer

Nature Valley Birmingham Classic final – Kvitova bt Rybarikova

BMW International – Matt Wallace

British Jumping Derby (Hickstead) – William Funnell, riding Billy Buckingham

Jun 25

Egypt goalkeeper Essam El Hedary, aged 45, becomes oldest player to play in World Cup

Jun 26

France and Denmark play only goalless draw in World Cup

Jun 27

South Korea 2 Germany 0. Germany eliminated in first stage for first time since 1938

Eastbourne second round – Edmund bt Murray

Middlesex bowled out for 56 by Kent

Jun 28

For the first time in World Cup history, the "fair play" rule was invoked to break a tie. Japan and Senegal finished with identical scores and goal differences to tie for second place and Japan were awarded the place in the final 16 based on receiving fewer yellow cards in their three matches

Belgium 1 (Januzaj) England 0. Match played in Kaliningrad

Wayne Rooney moves to DC United

Jun 29

Irena Szewinska dies

Jun 30

World Cup round of 16 – France 4 Argentina 3

Royal London One-Day Cup final – Hampshire 331-7 (Roussow 125) Kent 269

Nature Valley International finals –

Men’s – M Zverev bt Lacko

Women’s – Wozniacki bt Sabalenka

Irish Derby – Latrobe


Jul 1

Russia bt Spain on penalties

Austrian GP (Red Bull Ring, Spielberg) Verstappen, Raikkonen, Vettel

British National Cycling Championships. Men’s – Connor Swift. Women’s – Jess Roberts

KPMG Women's PGA – Park Sung-hyun

Jul 2

LeBron James moves from Cleveland Cavaliers to LA Lakers

Roger Federer signs a deal with Japanese clothing company Uniqlo after ending his partnership with Nike. The new contract is worth $300m over the next 10 years

Jul 3

England 1 (Kane) Colombia 1. England win 4-3 on penalties. Winning penalty scored by Dier. Henderson missed a penalty. Match played in Otkritie Arena in Moscow

Aaron Finch 172 for Australia against Zimbabwe in T20 international

Jul 4

Bangladesh bowled out for 43 by West Indies in Test match. Roach 5-8

Jul 5

Wimbledon second round – Alison van Uytvanck (Belgium) bt Muguruza

Jul 6

Quarter-final – Belgium bt Brazil

Jul 7

England 2 (Maguire, Alli) Sweden 0. Match played in Samara

Netball Superleague Grand Final – Wasps bt Loughborough Lightning

William Dunlop dies

Third round – Djokovic bt Edmund

Eclipse Stakes – Roaring Lion

Jul 8

British GP – Vettel, Hamilton, Raikkonen

India bt England 2-1 in T20 series. Rohit Sharma 100 in final match

Alan Gilzean dies

Irish Open – Russell Knox

Jul 9

Luis Enrique replaces Fernando Hierro as manager of Spain

Wayne Pivac appointed as manager of Wales to succeed Warren Gatland

Jul 10

Semi-final – France 1 Belgium 0

Riyad Mahrez moves from Leicester City to Man City for £60 million

Ronaldo moves from Real Madrid to Juventus for £99 million

Jul 11

Quarter-final – Anderson bt Federer 13-11 in final set

Semi-final – Croatia 2 (Perisic, Mandzukic) England 1 (Trippier). Match played at Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow

State of Origin –New South Wales Blues bt Queensland Maroons

Jul 12

Semi-finals – Williams bt Goerges, Kerber bt Ostapenko

First ODI – England 268 (Kuldeep Yadev 6-25) India 269-2 (Rohit Sharma 137)

Jul 13

Semi-finals – Anderson bt Isner 26-24 in final set. Match lasted 6 hours 35 minutes

Mixed doubles semi-final – Murray and Azerenka bt Jay Clarke and Harriet Dart

Boys’ singles semi-final – Jack Draper bt Mejia 19-17 in final set

Antonio Conte sacked as manager of Chelsea

Jul 14

Third place play-off (St Petersburg) Belgium 2 England 0

Semi-final – Djokovic bt Nadal 10-8 in final set

Final – Kerber bt Serena Williams

Men’s doubles final – Mike Bryan and Sock bt Klaason and Venus

Women’s doubles final – Krejcikova and Siniakova bt Melichar and Peschke

Men’s wheelchair doubles – Hewett and Reid

Ex-Napoli manager Maurizio Sarri appointed as manager of Chelsea

Xherdan Shaqiri moves from Stoke to Liverpool

Jul 15

Final – Djokovic bt Anderson. Fourth title and 13th Grand Slam

Mixed doubles final – Peya and Milichar bt Jamie Murray and Azerenka

Boys’ singles final – Tseng (Taiwan) bt Draper

World Cup final (Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow) France 4 (Mandzukic o.g., Griezmann (pen), Pogba, Mbappe) Croatia 2 (Perisic, Mandzukic). Captain – Lloris. Manager – Deschamps

Pitch invasion by Pussy Riot

Deschamps becomes the third person to win the World Cup as both a player and a manager, after Brazil's Mario Zagallo and Germany's Franz Beckenbauer

Golden Boot – Kane (6 goals)

Golden Ball – Modric

Golden Glove – Courtois

Young Player Award – Mbappe

Scottish Open – Brandon Stone (South Africa)

Global T20 Canada – Vancouver Knights

Formula E series finishes in Brooklyn. Title won by Jean-Eric Vergne

Athletics World Cup held in London Stadium. 1st USA 2nd Poland 3rd GB

GB won gold medals in women’s 4x100m relay, pole vault (Holly Bradshaw) and long jump (Lorraine Ugen)

Jul 17

Root scores second successive ODI century. England win series against India 2-1

La Course – Annemiek van Vleuten

Jul 18

Geraint Thomas takes the Tour de France overall lead from Greg van Avermaet

Sam Warburton retires

Forbes’ most valuable teams – Dallas Cowboys, Man Utd, Real Madrid

Jul 19

Alisson Becker moves from Roma to Liverpool for £68 million

Jul 21

Naby Keite moves from RB Leipzig to Liverpool

Lewis Hamilton signs deal with Mercedes worth £40 million a year

British Speedway GP – Bartosz Zmarzlik

Jul 22

Jordan Clark hat-trick for Lancs against Yorks

German GP – Hamilton, Bottas, Raikkonen

The Open (Carnoustie) Francesco Molinari. 2nd Rose, McIlroy, Kisner, Schauffele

2019 tournament will be held at Royal Portrush

Jul 23

Rugby World Cup Sevens final (San Francisco) – New Zealand bt England

Women’s final – New Zealand bt France

Paul Madeley dies

Jul 24

Tour de France delayed after French farmers throw hay bales across the road and a policeman using a spray on protesters which then blows into the peloton

Richarlson moves from Watford to Everton

Wicketkeeper John Murray dies

Jul 25

Fifa goal of the World Cup – Pavard, for France against Argentina

Stage 17 of Tour de France is 65km, the shortest stage of the modern era

Jul 28

Australian Wendy Tuck becomes the first female skipper to win the Clipper round-the-world yacht race, which finishes in Liverpool

King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes – Poet’s Word

Premiership Rugby Sevens Series – Saracens

Jul 29

Tour de France – Thomas (Team Sky). 2nd Demoulin, 3rd Froome, 8th Dan Martin (Ireland)

Points – Sagan

King of the Mountains – Julian Alaphilippe

Young Rider – Pierre Latour

Combativity – Dan Martin

Team – Movistar Team

Hungarian GP – Hamilton, Vettel, Raikkonen

Senior Open Championship – Jiminez

World Matchplay final – Anderson bt Suljovic

King George V Gold Cup (Hickstead) – Kevin Jochems (Netherlands)

European Open – Richard McEvoy (England)

Jul 31

Tony Bullimore dies


Aug 1

Snowboarder Ellie Soutter dies

Sussex Stakes – Lightning Spear

Aug 2

Hockey quarter-final – Netherlands bt England

European Championships multi-sport event starts in Berlin and Glasgow (with Edinburgh hosting the diving events and Gleneagles the golf). Loch Lomond hosts the open water swimming

Goodwood Cup – Stradivarius

Aug 4

Men’s omnium – Ethan Hayter

First Test (Edgbaston) England 287 and 180 (Sharma 5-51) India 274 (Kohli 149) and 162. England won by 31 runs. 1,000th Test match played by England

Super Rugby final – Crusaders bt Lions

Aug 5

Women’s elimination race – Laura Kenny

Community Shield – Man City 2 (Aguero 2) Chelsea 0

Women’s British Open – Georgia Hall

Women’s Hockey World Cup final – Netherlands 6 Ireland 0

Jamie Chadwick becomes the first woman to win a British Formula 3 race

WGC-Bridgestone Invitational – Justin Thomas

Toronto Wolfpack finish top of Championship

Badminton World Championships. Men – Kento Momota (Japan). Women – Carolina Marin (Spain)

Aug 7

Men’s 100m – Zharnel Hughes

Women’s 100m – Dina Asher-Smith

Men’s elimination race – Matthew Walls

Joe Hart moves from Man City to Burnley

F1 team Force India agree a deal to come out of administration. The team's management, backed by a consortium of investors led by Lawrence Stroll, has secured the future of the team

Aug 8

Thibaut Courtois moves from Chelsea to Real Madrid

Kenyan hurdler Nicholas Bett dies

Aug 9

Transfer Deadline Day –

Yerry Mina moves from Barcelona to Everton

Kepa Arrizabalaga moves from Atletico Bilbao to Chelsea for £71 million

Adam Peaty wins fourth gold medal at European Aquatics Championships

Aug 10

Men’s 400m – Matthew Hudson-Smith

Men’s 1500m – Jakob Ingebrigtsen (Norway)

First goal in Premier League – Pogba

Premier League shirt sponsors – Burnley – LaBa360, Cardiff – Tourism Malaysia, Fulham – Dafabet, Wolves – W88

Ollie Pope makes England debut, against India

Aug 11

Men’s 5000m – Jakob Ingebrigtsen. Silver – Henrik Ingebrigtsen

Women’s 200m – Dina Asher-Smith

Men’s BMX – Kyle Evans

Female jockeys win Shergar Cup. Top jockey – Hayley Turner

Aug 12

Women’s 1500m – Laura Muir

Women’s 4x100m relay – GB, including Dina Asher-Smith

PGA (Bellerive, Missouri) – Koepka. 2nd Woods 3rd Scott

Arlington Million – Robert Bruce

World Open snooker final – Mark Williams bt David Gilbert

Aug 13

Ben Stokes found not guilty of affray

Rogers Cup final – Nadal bt Ambidextrous spinner Kamindu Mendis Ambidextrous spinner Kamindu MendisStefanos Tsitsipas (Greece)

Aug 14

Tymal Mills hat-trick for Sussex against Glamorgan, who lose their last five wickets for one run

Champions League third qualifying round – AEK Athens bt Celtic

Aug 15

Uefa Super Cup (Tallinn) Atletico Madrid bt Real Madrid

Aug 16

Brandt Snedeker shoots 59 in Wyndham Championship

Aug 18


European Championship Trophy – 1st Russia 2nd GB 3rd Italy. GB won the most medals (74)

Aug 19

Novak Djokovic becomes the first player to win all nine Masters 1,000 tournaments with victory over Roger Federer in Cincinnati

Man City 6 (Aguero 3) Huddersfield 1

All-Ireland Hurling Final – Limerick bt Galway

Aug 20

Jimmy McIlroy dies

Danny Cipriani fined £2,000 by Gloucester following night club incident in Jersey

Aug 22

Third Test (Trent Bridge) India 329 and 352-7 (Kohli 103) England 161 (Pandya 5-28) and 317 (Buttler 106, Bumrah 5-85). India won by 203 runs

Aug 23

Mark Johnston trains his 4,194th winner (Poet’s Society, ridden by Frankie Dettori at York), breaking Richard Hannon’s record

Iran bt India in Asian Games kabaddi

Aug 24

Stradivarius wins the WH Stayers' Million bonus (of £1 million) by winning the Yorkshire Cup, Ascot Gold Cup, Goodwood Cup and Lonsdale Cup in one season

Serena Williams will be banned from wearing her black catsuit at the French Open in the future

Aug 25

Challenge Cup final – Catalans Dragons bt Warrington Wolves. First team from outside England to win the trophy. Lance Todd Trophy – Tony Gigot

Aug 26

Belgium GP – Vettel, Hamilton, Verstappen

British MotoGP cancelled due to rain

Mohammad Irfan 4-3-1-2 for Barbados Tridents in CPL

Paul Hunter Classic final – Kyren Wilson bt Ebdon

FC Drita win a match in preliminary round of Champions League – the first time that a team representing Kosovo had won a game in any UEFA competition

Aug 27

WSL final – Surrey Stars bt Loughborough Lightning

Aug 28

US Open first round – Kanepi bt Halep

Aug 29

Second round – Verdasco bt Murray

Alize Cornet given a code violation for taking her shirt off on court

1899 Hoffenheim, Red Star Belgrade (1991 European champions) and Young Boys qualify for Champions League for the first time

Aug 30

Europa League – Olympiakos bt Burnley

Diamond League finals held in Zurich and Brussels –

100m – Christian Coleman

Women’s 100m – Murielle Ahoure. 2nd Dina Asher-Smith

Women’s 1500m – Laura Muir


Sep 2

Italian GP – Hamilton, Raikkonen, Bottas. 10th Sirotkin

Fourth Test (Aegas Bowl) England 246 and 271 India 273 (Pujara 132, Moeen 5-63) and 184. England won by 60 runs

All-Ireland Gaelic Football Final – Dublin bt Tyrone

Sep 3

Lando Norris to replace Stoffel Vandoorne at McLaren next season

Fourth round – John Millman bt Federer

Burghley Horse Trials – Tim Price, riding Ringwood Sky Boy

Sep 4

Ineos to sponsor UK 2021 Americas Cup bid

Mourinho quotes Hegel “the truth is the whole” in interview

Sep 5

Somerset tie with Lancs after being bowled out for 77 in second innings

Paul Casey, Sergio Garcia, Ian Poulter and Henrik Stenson are given Ryder Cup wildcards by Europe captain Thomas Bjorn

Denmark are forced to field a starting 11 which includes a salesman, a student and an internet star for a 3-0 friendly defeat in Slovakia following a dispute between the players and the Danish Football Association

Sep 6

Women’s semi-finals – Serena Williams bt Sevastova, Naomi Osaka bt Keys

Sep 7

Semi-finals – Del Potro bt Nadal, Djokovic bt Nishikori

Men’s doubles final – Mike Bryan and Sock bt Kubot and Melo

Sep 8

Mixed doubles final – Jamie Murray and Mattek-Sands bt Mektic and Rosolska

Women’s final – Osaka bt Williams. Williams calls umpire Carlos Ramos “a thief” after being docked a game for verbal abuse

Uefa Nations League – Spain bt England. England’s first loss in a competitive game at Wembley since 2007. Debut for Joe Gomez

Uefa Nations League Anthem is sung at all matches

Sep 9

Great North Run. Men’s – Farah wins for fifth time. Women’s – Cheruiyot

Men’s final – Dvokovic bt Del Potro

Women’s doubles final – Barrty and Vandeweghe bt Babos and Mladenovic

Man Utd Women beat Aston Villa Ladies 12-0 in first match in Women's Championship

World Rowing Championships start in Plovdiv

Romano Fenati pulls Stefano Manzi’s brake lever during San Marino Moto2 race

European Masters – Matthew Fitzpatrick

Tour of Britain – Julian Alaphilippe

Sep 10

Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Bryson DeChambeau and Tony Finau are given Ryder Cup wildcards by USA captain Jim Furyk

BMW Championship – Keegan Bradley. 2nd Rose, who becomes world number one for the first time

Sep 11

Fifth Test (The Oval) England 332 and 423-8 (Cook 147, Root 125) India 292 and 345 (Rahul 149. Pant 114). England won by 118 runs. England win series 4-1

Anderson takes 546th Test wicket, breaking Glenn McGrath’s record as the fast bowler with the most Test wickets

Man of the series – Sam Curran

Cook retires from international cricket, having scored 12,472 runs

Scottish FA agrees to buy Hampden from Queens Park

England bt Switzerland at King Power Stadium, Leicester

Raikkonen to rejoin Sauber in swap with Charles Leclerc

Sep 13

Modern Pentathlon World Championships – Jamie Cooke

Sep 14

Women’s triathlon World Championships – Vicky Holland

Sep 15

T20 Blast finals day. Semi-finals – Worcs bt Lancs, Sussex bt Somerset. Final – Worcestershire Rapids bt Sussex Sharks

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

Hazard hat-trick for Chelsea against Cardiff

Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez claims the WBC and WBA world middleweight titles by inflicting a first career defeat on Gennady Golovkin

Lightweight double sculls – Ireland (Gary and Paul O’Donovan)

Paralympic mixed coxed four win GB’s only gold medal

Sep 16

Singapore GP – Hamilton, Verstappen, Vettel

Men’s triathlon World Championships – Mario Mola

Davis Cup (Glasgow) GB bt Uzbekistan 3-1. Cameron Norrie won deciding match

Vuelta a Espana – Simon Yates, riding for Michelton-Scott

Eliud Kipchoge breaks the marathon world record by clocking a time of two hours one minute 39 seconds in Berlin

Kevin Mayer (France) breaks Ashton Eaton's decathlon world record

Evian Championship – Angela Stanford

Shanghai Masters final – O’Sullivan bt Hawkins

Kevin Beattie dies

IndyCar Series – Scott Dixon. Fifth win

Sep 17

CPLT20 final – Trinbago Knight Riders bt Guyana Amazon Warriors

Enzo Calzaghe dies

World Equestrian Games three-day event won by Ros Canter

Sep 19

Durham bowled out by Leics for 61 and 66

Sep 20

WADA overturns Russia doping ban

Cleveland Browns bt New York Jets after 19 matches without a victory

Sep 21

Oliver Fisher shoots European Tour record 59 at Portugal Masters

Sep 22

Anthony Joshua stops Alexander Povetkin at Wembley Stadium to retain world heavyweight titles

Sep 23

Tour Championship – Tiger Woods. First win in five years

FedEx Cup – Justin Rose

Laver Cup (Chicago) – Team Europe bt Team World

Efe Obada plays first match for Carolina Panthers

Cycling Road World Championships start in Innsbruck

Champions League of Darts final – Anderson bt Wright

WTA Tour Player of the Year – Simona Halep

Sep 25

Carabao Cup third round – Derby bt Man Utd

15-year-old Harvey Elliott plays for Fulham against Millwall

Women’s Time Trial – Annemiek Van Vleuten

Best Fifa Football Awards –

Men’s player – Luka Modric

Women’s player – Marta

Coach – Didier Deschamps

Ferenc Puskas award for goal of the year – Mo Salah

Sep 26

West Ham 8 Macclesfield 0

Women’s Champions League round of 32 – Atletico Madrid bt Man City

Men’s Time Trial – Rohan Dennis

Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup final – Houston Dynamo bt Philadelphia Union

Sep 27

County Championship – Surrey. 2nd Somerset

Relegated – Lancashire, Worcestershire

Promoted – Warwickshire, Kent

Surrey lost their final match to Essex by one wicket, after having a first innings deficit of 410

Leading run scorer – Rory Burns (Surrey)

Leading wicket taker – Matt Henry (Kent)

Germany chosen to host Euro 2024, beating a rival bid by Turkey

Andy Farrell will replace Joe Schmidt as head coach of Ireland after the 2019 World Cup

Sep 29

Women’s Road Race – Anna Van der Breggen

Cambridgeshire Handicap – Wissahickon

AFL Grand Final – West Coast bt Collingwood

Sep 30

Ryder Cup (Albatross course, Le Golf National, Paris) Europe 17 ½ USA 11 ½

Molinari won the point that gave Europe victory and becomes the first European to win all five matches at a single Ryder Cup

Garcia surpasses Nick Faldo as the Ryder Cup's leading points scorer with 25½

Leading points scorers – Molinari 5, Fleetwood, Thomas 4

Woods, Mickelson and DeChambeau scored no points

Men’s Road Race – Alejandro Valverde

Russian GP – Hamilton, Bottas, Vettel

NRL Grand Final – Sydney Roosters bt Melbourne Storm


Oct 1

British Touring Car Championship – Colin Turkington

Oct 4

PCA Player of the Year – Joe Denly (Kent)

PCA Young Player of the Year – Ollie Pope (Surrey)

Minor Counties final – Berkshire bt Lincs

PGA Tour Player of the Year – Brooks Koepka

Rugby League Writers and Broadcasters player of the year award – James Roby

Oct 6

Lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov beats Conor McGregor at UFC 229

World Grand Prix final (Dublin) – Van Gerwen bt Wright

Speedway Grand Prix – Tai Woffinden

Oct 7

Japanese GP – Hamilton, Bottas, Verstappen

Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe – Enable (Frankie Dettori), trained by John Gosden

James Forrest scores four goals in first half for Celtic against St Johnstone

Million Pound Game – London Broncos bt Toronto Wolfpack

Widnes Vikings are relegated to the Championship

Chicago Marathon – Farah

John Terry retires

European Masters final (Belgium) – Jimmy Robertson bt Joe Perry

Dunhill Links Championship – Lucas Bjerregaard (Denmark)

Wales Rally GB – Ogier

Oct 8

Drew Brees breaks Peyton Manning's career passing yards record

Man of Steel – Ben Barba (Wigan)

Oct 10

Geraint Thomas’s Coupe Omnisports trophy (awarded to the winner of the Tour de France) is stolen

Brentford manager Dean Smith replaces Steve Bruce as manager of Aston Villa. John Terry appointed as his assistant

Speedway Great Britain (SGB) Premiership final – Poole Pirates bt Kings Lynn Stars

Oct 11

Doug Ellis dies

Oct 12

England play Croatia behind closed doors in Rijeka. Debuts for Jadon Sancho and Ben Chilwell

Usain Bolt scores on debut for Central Coast Mariners

Thierry Henry appointed as head coach of Monaco

All-female motor racing W Series to start in May 2019

Oct 13

Ironman World Championship. Men’s – Patrick Lange. Women’s – Daniela Ryf wins for fourth successive year. 2nd Lucy Charles

Super League Grand final – Wigan bt Warrington. Final match for Wigan coach Shane Wane. Harry Sunderland Trophy – Stefan Ratchford (Warrington)

Cesarewitch Handicap – Low Sun

Gibraltar win first international football match, against Armenia

Women’s Super League – Wigan Warriors

Everest Stakes – Redzel

Oct 14

British Masters – Eddie Pepperell

Michael Schumacher’s son, Mick, wins Formula 3 European Championship

British Superbike Championship – Leon Haslam

Oct 15

Spain 2 England 3 (Sterling 2, Rashford)

Oct 17

Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez agrees a £278m ($365m) deal with streaming service DAZN

Oct 18

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

Constructors’ champion – Honda

Moto2 – Francesco Bagnaia (Italy)

Moto3 – Jorge Martin (Spain)

Oct 19

Tie-breaks will be played at 12-12 in the final set at Wimbledon from next year

WNBA Finals – Seattle Storm bt Washington Mystics

Oct 20

Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham) becomes first player to be born in 2000 to score in Premier League

Champion Stakes – Cracksman

Queen Elizabeth II Stakes – Roaring Lion

Champion jockey – Sylvestre de Sousa

Champion trainer – John Gosden

Oct 21

United States GP – Raikkonen, Verstappen, Hamilton

European Open final (Antwerp) – Edmund bt Monfils. Maiden ATP title

English Open final – Bingham bt Mark Davis

Oct 25

Loftus-Cheek hat-trick for Chelsea against BATE Borisov

World Gymnastics Championships start in Qatar

Oct 26

LA Dodgers beat Boston Red Sox in the longest game in World Series history. The contest stretched to 18 innings, lasting seven hours and 20 minutes

WTA Finals (Singapore) –

Red Group – Stephens, Bertens, Kerber, Osaka

White Group – Svitolina, Pliskova, Wozniacki, Kvitova

League of Ireland – Dundalk

Oct 27

Paul Lambert appointed as manager of Ipswich

Joe Denly plays first match for England for eight years. Ambidextrous spinner Kamindu Mendis makes debut for Sri Lanka

Semi-finals – Svitolina bt Bertens, Stephens bt Pliskova

Superbike World Championship – Jonathan Rea

Oct 28

Mexican GP – Verstappen, Vettel, Raikkonen. 4th Hamilton

Hamilton wins fifth world title

Final – Svitolina bt Stephens

Doubles final – Babos and Mladenovic bt Krejcikova and Siniakova

Suarez hat-trick for Barcelona against Real Madrid

Adam Vinatieri becomes the all time NFL leader in points scored with 2,550

World Series – Boston Red Sox bt LA Dodgers 4-1

MVP – Steve Pearce

European Championship darts final – Wade bt Whitlock

WGC-HSBC Champions – Xander Schauffele

Pommel horse. Silver – Max Whitlock

Simone Biles wins four gold medals, taking her total to 14

Oct 29

Klay Thompson scores a record 14 three-pointers in a game, for Golden State Warriors


Nov 1

Sunday Times Sportswoman of the Year – Dina Asher-Smith

Young Sportswoman of the Year – Georgia Hall

Team of the Year – England netball

Nov 2

WWE Crown Jewel takes place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. In the main event, D-Generation X (Triple H and Shawn Michaels) beat The Brothers of Destruction (The Undertaker and Kane)

Nov 3

Wales play Scotland for the Doddie Weir Cup

Breeders’ Cup Classic – Accelerate

Breeder’s Cup Turf – Enable

Enable becomes first horse to win Arc and Breeders Cup race in the same season

Nov 4

Man City 6 Southampton 1

Hat-trick for Tommy Makinson (St Helens) for England against New Zealand

Turkish Open – Rose

Yeovil Town Ladies win a competitive match for the first time since 2016, ending a run of 41 games without victory by beating Everton Ladies in Women's Super League

International Championship final – Allen bt Robertson

Paris Masters final – Karen Khachanov bt Djokovic

Sara Cox becomes the first woman to referee a top-tier English match as she takes charge of Wasps vs Northampton

WTA Elite Trophy final – Ashleigh Barty bt Wang Qiang

Nov 6

Melbourne Cup – Cross Counter (Kieran McEvoy), trained by Charlie Appleby. First British-trained winner

Rory Burns and Ben Foakes make debuts for England against Sri Lanka

Nov 7

Man City 6 (Gabriel Jesus 3) Shaktar Donetsk 0

Hanoi to host Vietnam’s first grand prix in 2020

Nov 9

First Test (Galle) England 342 (Foakes 107, Perera 5-75) and 322-6 (Jennings 146) Sri Lanka 203 and 250. England won by 211 runs

Rangara Herath retires

Chris Ashton scores a try against New Zealand after four-year absence from England team. Sam Underhill has late try controversially disallowed by TMO

Wales end 13-game losing streak against Australia. Winning penalty kicked by Dan Bigger

Tommy Seymour hat-trick for Scotland against Fiji

Women’s T20 World Cup starts in West Indies

Bangladesh bowled out for 46 by West Indies. Deandra Dottin 5/5

Nov 10

Highland League – Fraserburgh 13 Fort William 0

Referee David McNamara suspended for three weeks for playing a game of rock, paper, scissors to decide who would kick off a WSL match after leaving his coin in the dressing room

Nov 11

Brazilian GP – Hamilton, Versteppen, Raikkonen

Steph Houghton wins 100th cap for England

Oleksandr Usyk beats Tony Bellew to remain undisputed world cruiserweight champion

Nedbank Challenge – Lee Westwood

Rangers 7 Motherwell 1

Champion of Champions final – O’Sullivan bt Kyren Wilson

Fed Cup final – Czech Republic bt USA

Todd Gurley of LA Rams sets a new team record by scoring a touchdown in 13 straight games

Nov 13

Susanna Dinnage to replace Richard Scudamore as executive chairman of the Premier League

Cartier Racing Awards Horse of the Year – Roaring Lion

Nov 14

Ranieri replaces Jokanovic as manager of Fulham

National League MVP – Christian Yelich (Milwaukee Brewers). American League MVP – Mookie Betts (Boston Red SoxNov 15

England bt USA in Rooney’s final match, winning his 120th cap. Debut goal for Callum Wilson

ATP Finals. Group tables –

Group Lleyton Hewitt – Federer, Anderson, Thiem, Nishikori

Group Guga Kuerten – Djokovic, Zverev, Cilic, Isner

Outgoing Premier League executive chairman Richard Scudamore will receive a £5m farewell bonus paid by clubs

Nov 16                                            

Shrubsole hat-trick for England against South Africa

Nov 17

Ireland bt New Zealand at home for the first time. Only try scored by Jacob Stockdale

Semi-finals – Zverev bt Federer, Djokovic bt Anderson

Doubles semi-finals – Mike Bryan and Sock bt Murray and Soares, Herbert and Mahut bt Cabal and Farah

Nov 18

Final – Zverev bt Djokovic

Doubles final – Mike Bryan and Sock bt Herbert and Mahut

Second Test (Pallekele) – England 290 and 346 (Root 124, Dananjaya 6-115) Sri Lanka 336 and 242 (Leach 5-83). England won by 57 runs

Women’s T20 final group tables –

Group A – West Indies, England, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh

Group B – India, Australia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Ireland

Tour Championship – Willett

Race to Dubai – Molinari

17-year-old Sophia Florsch fractures her spine in a crash at Formula 3 Macau Grand Prix

World Rally Championship – Sebastien Ogier, driving a Ford Fiesta

Grand Slam of Darts final – Gerwyn Price bt Anderson

Nov 19

LA Rams 54 Kansas City Chiefs 51. Game moved from Mexico City back to Los Angeles due to substandard turf issues at Estadio Azteca

Nov 20

Chris Gunter wins a record 93rd Wales cap

Nov 21

Martin O’Neill and Roy Keane sacked by Republic of Ireland

Joe Cokanasiga scores a try on debut for England against Japan

Steve Brown resigns as chief executive of RFU

Alex Thomson crashes at end of Route de Rhum

Semi-finals – England bt India, Australia bt West Indies

Nov 23

Mickelson bt Woods in $9 million showdown in Las Vegas

World Athletes of the Year – Eliud Kipchoge and Caterine Ibarguen

Nov 24

Copa Libertadores final between Boca Juniors and River Plate is postponed after the Boja Juniors team coach is attacked

Mick McCarthy appointed as manager of Republic of Ireland. Stephen Kenny will replace him after Euro2020

Rugby union players wear rainbow laces in support of Gareth Thomas

Betfair Chase – Bristol De Mai

European Curling Championships. Men’s – Scotland. Women’s – Sweden

Nov 25

Abu Dhabi GP – Hamilton, Vettel, Verstappen

Final standings – 1st Hamilton 408 points, 2nd Vettel 320 points, 3rd Raikkonen

Constructors – 1st Mercedes 655 points, 2nd Ferrari 571 points, 3rd Red Bull

Race winners – Hamilton 11, Vettel 5, Verstappen 2, Ricciardo 2, Raikkonen 1

Pole positions – Hamilton 11, Vettel 5, Bottas 2, Ricciardo 2, Raikkonen 1

Fernando Alsono retires

Women’s World Twenty20 final (Vivian Richards Stadium, Antigua) England 105 Australia 106-2

Lisa Ashton and Anastasia Dobromyslova qualify for next month's PDC World Championship at Alexandra Palace

Davis Cup final (Lille) Croatia 3 France 1. Cilic bt Pouille in fourth match

Players Championship final – Daryl Gurney bt Van Gerwen

Grey Cup – Calgary Stampeders bt Ottawa Redblacks

Japan Cup – Almond Eye

Nov 26

Third Test (Colombo) England 336 (Bairstow 110) and 230 Sri Lanka 240 (Rashid 5-49) and 284. England won by 42 runs. England win series 3-0

Nov 27

Sol Campbell appointed as manager of Macclesfield Town

Nov 28

Aston Villa 5 (Abraham 4) Notts Forest 5

William Hill Sports Book of the Year – ‘A Boy in The Water’ by Tom Gregory, joint winner with ‘The Lost Soul of Eamonn Magee’ by Paul Gibson

Nov 29

UK Championship snooker first round – James Cahill bt Selby

Nov 30

Lance Stroll will switch from Williams to Force India for the 2019 season

Patrick Mahomes (Kansas City) becomes the second quarterback in NFL history, along with Peyton Manning, to throw for 5,000 yards and 50 touchdowns


Dec 1

British Figure Skating Championships. Men’s – Graham Newberry. Women’s – Natasha McKay

Yu Delu and Cao Yupeng banned in snooker match fixing scandal

WBC world heavyweight title fight in Los Angeles between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury ends in a draw

Ladbrokes Trophy – Sizing Tennessee

Dec 2

England drawn against Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Montenegro, and Kosovo in UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying Group A

Green Bay Packers fire Mike McCarthy after 13 years as head coach

Scottish League Cup final – Celtic bt Aberdeen

Hero World Challenge – Jon Rahm

World Rugby Awards (Monaco) –

Player of the Year – Johnny Sexton

Women’s Player of Year – Jessy Tremouliere (France)

Team of the Year – Ireland

Coach of the Year – Joe Schmidt

Dec 3

Mark Hughes sacked as Southampton manager

Ballon d’Or – Modric. 2nd Ronaldo, 3rd Griezmann

Modric is first player other than Ronaldo or Messi to win since Kaka in 2007

Lyon and Norway striker Ada Hegerberg wins the inaugural Women's Ballon d'Or award

Dec 4

ECB’s residency rules cut from seven years to three

BBC Wales Sports Person of the Year – Geraint Thomas

Dec 5

Susie Goodall’s boat capsizes 2,000 miles west of Cape Horn during the Golden Globe Race

Ralph Hasenhuttl appointed as manager of Southampton

Dec 6

Guinness to sponsor Six Nations

Dec 7

Mosconi Cup (Alexandra Palace) – Team USA bt Team Europe

Dec 8

MLS Cup – Atlanta United bt Portland Timbers

Tingle Creek Chase – Altior

Salah hat-trick for Liverpool against Bournemouth

Man City lose first match of the season, at Chelsea

Semi-finals – O’Sullivan bt Tom Ford, Allen bt Bingham

Dec 9

River Plate beat Boca Juniors in Copa Libertadores. Second leg played in Madrid

UK Championship final (York Barbican) O’Sullivan bt Allen. Seventh title and nineteenth Triple Crown title

Tom Brady breaks Peyton Manning’s record for NFL touchdown passes

Dec 10

India win a Test match in Australia for the first time since 2008. Pant takes 11 catches to equal the world record

Dec 11

European Tour golfer of the year – Molinari

Dec 12

Sky to end its involvement in professional cycling next year

International Tennis Federation World Champions – Djokovic and Halep

Oakland Raiders to move to Las Vegas in 2020

Dec 13

PDC World Championship first round – Jan Dekker bt Lisa Ashton

Dec 14

Ashley Giles to replace Andrew Strauss as director of England cricket

Martin Glenn resigns as FA chief executive

BBC African Footballer of the Year – Mohamed Salah

Dec 15

Hockey World Cup semi-final – Belgium 6 England 0

WBA super-middleweight title – Saul Canalo Alvarez bt Rocky Fielding

Dec 16

Southampton end Arsenal’s 22 game unbeaten run

Hockey World Cup final (India) – Belgium bt Netherlands. Third-place play-off – Australia 8 England 1

BBC Sports Personality of the Year (Genting Arena, Birmingham) 1st Geraint Thomas, 2nd Lewis Hamilton, 3rd Harry Kane

Other nominees – Anderson, Asher-Smith, Yarnold

World Sports Star – Francesco Molinari. New award, replacing Overseas Personality

Coach – Gareth Southgate

Team – England netball

Greatest Moment of the Year - England netball's Commonwealth gold. New award

Young Personality – Kare Adenegan

Lifetime Achievement Award – Billie-Jean King

Helen Rollason award – Billy Monger

Unsung hero – Kirsty Ewan

Dec 17

PDC First round – Ryan Joyce bt Anastasia Dobromyslova

Big Bash matches start with a bat-flip rather than a coin toss

Dec 18

Jose Mourinho sacked as manager of Man Utd

Bill Slater dies

Geordan Murphy appointed as head coach of Leicester Tigers

FIFA Club World Cup semi-final – Al Ain (UAE) bt River Plate

Dec 19

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer named as caretaker manager of Man Utd

Semi-final – Bale hat-trick for Real Madrid against Kashima Antlers

Dec 22

Dillion Whyte bt Dereck Chisora

IBF world featherweight title – JoshWarrington bt Carl Frampton

FIFA Club World Cup final (Abu Dhabi) Real Madrid bt Al Ain

Tie break to be played in final set at matches in Australian Open at 6-6, first to 10 points

Dec 23

Everton 2 Spurs 6

Dec 26

King George VI Chase – Clan des Obeaux

Dale Steyn becomes South Africa's leading Test wicket-taker

Dec 27

Desert Orchid Chase – Altior wins 16th successive race

Welsh Grand National – Elegant Escape

Dec 28

Peter Hill-Wood dies

Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race – Wild Oats XI

Dec 29

Firmino hat-trick for Liverpool against Arsenal

Dec 30

Susanna Dinnage will not be taking up role as executive chairman of the Premier League

Dec 31

Liverpool winger Peter Thompson dies

Floyd Mayweather knocks down Tenshin Nasukawa three times in the first round as he beats the Japanese kickboxer in an exhibition match worth a reported $9m

New Years Honours –

Knighthood – Bill Beaumont, Alistair Cook

CBE – Willie John McBride

OBE – Gareth Southgate, Geraint Thomas, Richard Johnson

MBE – Harry Kane