Sport and Leisure/Sport 2019

From Quiz Revision Notes


Jan 1

European Capital of Sport – Budapest

PDC final – Van Gerwen bt Smith

Federer and Serena Williams face each other for the first time, in Hopman Cup mixed doubles

GB represented in Hopman Cup by Norrie and Boulter

Mixed doubles at Hopman Cup is played in a fast four format

Billy Sharp becomes the highest scorer in English league football since the turn of the century

Jan 2

Chelsea sign Borussia Dortmund forward Christian Pulisic for £58m, but will loan him back until the end of the season

South African-born Rory Sabbatini becomes a citizen of Slovakia

Jan 3

Liverpool lose first match of the season, to Man City

Jan 4

FA Cup third round – Tranmere 0 Spurs 7 (Llorente 3)

Dominic Solanke moves from Liverpool to Bournemouth

Jan 5

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

Gillingham bt Cardiff

Jan 6

Man City 7 Rotherham 0

Oldham bt Fulham, Newport bt Leicester, Barnet bt Sheffield Utd

Four Hills Tournament – Ryoyu Kobayashi, who won all four events

Tournament of Champions – Xander Schauffele

Jan 7

India win a Test series in Australia for the first time

Jan 8

CAF African Player of the Year – Mohamed Salah

Jan 9

Carabao cup semi-final first leg – Man City 9 (Gabriel Jesus 4) Burton 0

Harrington to captain Europe Ryder Cup team for 2020

Jan 12

BDO women’s final – Mikuru Suzuki bt Lorraine Winstanley

Jan 13

BDO final – Glen Durrant bt Scott Waites. Third successive title for Durrant

Masters first round – Luca Brecel bt Mark Allen

Jan 14

Australian Open first round – Bautista Agut bt Murray

Martin O’Neill replaces Aitor Karanka as manager of Nottingham Forest

Jan 17

Second round – Muguruza bt Konta. Match finished at 3am

Dakar Rally (Lima) – Nasser Al-Attiyah, driving a Toyota

Jan 18

European Rugby Challenge Cup – Northampton 111 Timesoara 3

Jan 19

Jota hat-trick for Wolves against Leicester

European Rugby Challenge Cup – Bristol 107 Eraisei-STM 19

Abu Dhabi Championship – Shane Lowry

Jan 20

Fourth round – Tsitsipis bt Federer

Masters final – Trump bt O’Sullivan

NFC Championship – LA Rams bt New Orleans Saints

AFC Championship – New England Patriots bt Kansas City Chiefs

Both matches went to overtime

Jan 22

Jan Siewert replaces David Wagner as manager of Huddersfield

Kohli wins Cricketer, Test Player, and ODI Player of the year at ICC Awards

Women's Cricketer of the Year – Smitri Mandhana (India)

Jermain Defoe loaned to Rangers

David Gilbert makes the 147th official 147 maximum break, in the Championship League

Jan 23

Semi-final – Man City bt Burton 10-0 on aggregate

Chelsea sign Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain on loan for the remainder of the season

Longines World’s Best Racehorse – Cracksman, and Winx

Jan 24

Semi-final – Chelsea bt Spurs

Thierry Henry sacked by Monaco

Semi-finals – Kvitova bt Danielle Collins (USA), Osaka bt Pliskova

Semi-final – Nadal bt Tsitsipas

Jan 25

Semi-final – Djokovic bt Pouille

Women’s doubles final – Stosur and Zhang bt Babos and Mladenovic

Jan 26

First Test (Bridgetown) West Indies 289 (Anderson 5-46) and 415-6 (Holder 202, Dowrich 116) England 77 (Roach 5-17) and 246 (Chase 8-60) West Indies won by 381 runs

FA Cup – Wimbledon bt West Ham

Final – Osaka bt Kvitova. Osaka becomes the new world number one

Mixed doubles final – Ram and Krejcikova bt Smith and Sharma

Women’s Big Bash League final – Brisbane Heat bt Sydney Sixers

Jan 27

Final – Djokovic bt Nadal. Seventh win and 15th Grand Slam title

Men’s doubles final – Herbert and Mahut bt Kontinen and Peers to complete doubles career Grand Slam

BBL Cup final – London Lions bt Glasgow Rocks

WBBL Cup final – Sheffield Hatters bt Sevenoaks Suns

Daytona 24 Hours – Alonso

World Indoor Bowls Championship. Men’s – Stewart Anderson. Women’s – Julie Forrest

Ogier wins sixth successive Monte Carlo Rally

Pegasus World Cup – City of Light

Red Star Belgrade play in Rugby League Challenge Cup

Jan 31

Joe Denly makes debut for England against West Indies

Transfer deadline day –

Miguel Almiron (Paraguay) moves from Atlanta United to Newcastle for £20 million

Peter Crouch moves from Stoke to Burnley

Marouane Fellaini moves from Man Utd to Shandong Luneng


Feb 1

AFC Asian Cup final (Abu Dhabi) Qatar 3 Japan 1

Six Nations captains – Owen Farrell, Alan Wyn Jones, Rory Best, Greig Laidlaw, Guilhem Guirado, Sergio Parisse

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

George North scores two tries for Wales against France

Freestyle Ski and Snowboarding World Championships start in Utah

Women’s snowboard cross. Silver – Charlotte Bankes

Australian trainer Darren Weir charged and faces suspension for possessing devices used to deliver electric shocks to make horses run faster

Feb 2

Garcia disqualified from Saudi International for serious misconduct, after ‘damaging greens’

Slade scores two tries for England against Ireland

Kinghorn hat-trick for Scotland against Italy

Second Test (Antigua) England 187 and 132 West Indies 306 and 17-0. West Indies won by 10 wickets

Feb 3

Women’s big air. Bronze – Isabel Atkin

German Masters final – Kyren Wilson bt David Gilbert

Aguero hat-trick for Man City against Arsenal

Super Bowl LIII (Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta) –New England Patriots 13 LA Rams 3. MVP – Julian Edelman

Patriots equal Pittsburgh Steelers' record of six Super Bowl titles

Lowest-scoring Super Bowl of all time

Half-time entertainment – Maroon 5

Super Bowl LIV is scheduled to be held in Miami Gardens

NFL MVP – Patrick Mahomes (Kansas City Chiefs)

Feb 4

Alpine Ski World Championships start in Are, Sweden

Matti Nykanen dies

Feb 5

Ben Barba banned by Australia’s NRL for alleged assault

Feb 8

Plane carrying Cardiff City player Emiliano Sala crashes in English Channel

No racing in Britain due to outbreak of equine flu

Feb 9

Fed Cup Europe/Africa Group Zone 1 at University of Bath. GB bt Serbia in final

GB represented by Konta and Boulter in singles, Dart and Swan in doubles

Jason Holder banned from third Test for slow over rate

Feb 10

May hat-trick for England against France

Man City 6 (Aguero 3) Chelsea 0

World Grand Prix final (Cheltenham) – Trump bt Carter

Feb 11

Paul Scholes appointed as manager of Oldham

Feb 12

Gordon Banks dies

Third Test (Daren Sammy Stadium, St Lucia) England 277 and 361-5 (Root 122) West Indies 154 (Wood 5-41) and 252 (Chase 102). England won by 232 runs. West Indies win series 2-1

Man Utd beaten for first time under Solskjaer, by PSG

Shannon Gabriel banned for four ODIs for comments made to Joe Root

Feb 14

Welsh Open third round – Alexander Ursenbacher (Switzerland) bt O’Sullivan

Feb 15

Wilfried Zaha banned for one match for sarcastically applauding the referee

Laura Muir breaks Kirsty Wade’s British mile record

Welsh Open semi-finals – Bingham bt Joe O’Connor, Robertson bt Hossein Vafaei (Iran)

Feb 16

Australia win first SailGP series

Feb 17

Big Bash League final – Melbourne Renegades bt Melbourne Stars

Men’s slalom – Hirscher

World Club Challenge – Sydney Roosters bt Wigan Warriors. Hat-trick for Brett Morris

Welsh Open final – Robertson bt Bingham

Daytona 500 – Denny Hamlin

Feb 18

Laureus World Sport Awards (Monaco) –

World Sportsman of the Year – Novak Djokovic

World Sportswoman of the Year – Simon Biles

World Team of the Year – France football team

World Breakthrough of the Year – Naomi Osaka

World Comeback of the Year – Tiger Woods

World Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability – Henrieta Farkasova and guide Natalia Subrtova

World Action Sportsperson of the Year – Chloe Kim

Lifetime Achievement Award – Arsene Wenger

Spirit of Sport Award – Lindsey Vonn

Leeds United fined £200,000 after spying on a Derby County training session

Feb 19

Oman bowled out for 24 by Scotland in ODI

Feb 20

First ODI – West Indies 360-8 (Gayle 135) England 364-4 (Roy 123, Root 102)

Steve Stricker appointed as captain of US Ryder Cup team for 2020

Feb 21

Breakdancing being considered for 2024 Olympics

Feb 22

Deulofeu hat-trick for Watford against Cardiff City

Feb 23

Chris Eubank Jr bt James DeGale

Feb 24

Carabao Cup final – Man City bt Chelsea on penalties. Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga refuses to be substituted

WGC-Mexico Championship – Dustin Johnson

Feb 26

Brendon Rodgers replaces Puel as manager of Leicester

Neil Lennon appointed as caretaker manager of Celtic

Feb 27

Fourth ODI – England 418-6 (Buttler 150, Morgan 103) West Indies 389 (Gayle 162). Rashid took last four West Indies wickets in five balls

Feb 28

James DeGale retires

Claudio Ranieri sacked as manager of Fulham. Scott Parker appointed as caretaker manager


Mar 1

European Indoor Athletics Championships start in Glasgow

Chicago Bulls bt Atlanta Hawks 168-161 in the third-highest scoring game in NBA history

Mar 2

World squash championships. Men’s – Ali Farag, Women’s – Nour El Sherbini

Fifth ODI – England 113 (Thomas 5-21) West Indies 115-3 (Gayle 77 off 27 balls)

Dubai Tennis Championships final – Federer bt Tsitsipas to win 100th ATP Tour Title

FC Cincinnati play first match in MLS

Mar 3

UK Open darts final – Nathan Aspinall bt Rob Cross

Mar 5

Champions League – Ajax bt Real Madrid

England win SheBelieves Cup

Mar 8

West Indies bowled out for 45 in second T20 match. Jordan 4-6

Mar 9

Sterling hat-trick for Man City against Watford

Mar 10

Players Championship final – O’Sullivan bt Robertson and scores his 1,000th career century

BBL Trophy final – London City Royals bt London Lions

WBBL Trophy final – Leicester Riders bt Durham Palatinates

West Indies bowled out for 71 in third T20 match. Willey 4-7. England win series 3-0

Jack Grealish attacked by Birmingham City supporter

Zinedine Zidane replaces Santiago Solari as manager of Real Madrid

EIHL Challenge Cup final – Belfast Giants bt Guildford Flames

Mar 11

Formula 1 will change its scoring system this year by giving a point to the driver who sets the fastest lap in a Grand Prix

Mar 12

Champion Hurdle – Espoir d’Allen (Mark Walsh), trained by Gavin Cromwell. 2nd Melon 3rd Silver Streak

Man City 7 Schalke 0

Mar 13

Queen Mother Champion Chase – Altior

Altior equals Big Bucks’ record of 18 wins

Cross Country Chase – Tiger Roll

Mar 14

Stayers’ Hurdle – Paisley Park

Ryanair Chase – Frodon (Bryony Frost)

Giroud hat-trick for Chelsea against Dinamo Kiev

Charlie Whiting dies

Championship League Snooker final – Gould bt Lisowski

Mar 15

Gold Cup – Al Boum Photo (Paul Townend), trained by Willie Mullins. 2nd Anibale Fly 3rd Bristol De Mai

Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle – Minella Indo (Rachel Blackmore)

Leading jockey – Nico de Boinville

Leading trainer – Willie Mullins

Paul Scholes resigns as manager of Oldham

Charlotte Austwick hits 103 in South Africa Women’s Open

Mar 16

Wales bt Ireland to win Grand Slam. Gareth Anscombe scores 20 points

England 38 Scotland 38. England led 31-0

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

Leading try scorer – Johnny May (6)

Leading points scorer – Owen Farrell (59)

Player of the Tournament – Alun Wyn Jones

England win women’s Six Nations Grand Slam

Ladies World Snooker Championship – Reanne Evans. Twelfth title

Mar 17

Formula 1 teams –

Mercedes – Hamilton, Bottas

Ferrari – Vettel, Leclerc

Red Bull – Verstappen, Gasly

McLaren – Sainz, Lando Norris

Williams – Kubica, George Russell

Racing Point – Perez, Stroll

Toro Rosso – Kvyat, Alexander Albon (Thailand)

Renault – Ricciardo, Hulkenberg

Haas F1 – Grosjean, Magnussen

Alfa Romeo – Raikkonen, Antonio Giovinazzi (Italy)

Australian GP – Bottas, Hamilton, Verstappen

Bottas takes bonus point for fastest lap

Premiership Rugby Cup final – Northampton bt Saracens

Players Championship – McIlroy

Alpine Ski World Cup –

Men’s overall – Marcel Hirscher

Men’s downhill – Beat Fuez

Women’s overall – Mikaela Shiffrin

Women’s downhill – Nicole Schmidhofer (Austria)

Men’s Ski Jumping World Cup – Kamil Stoch

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

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

Mar 18

Team Sky to be renamed Team Ineos

Mar 20

Barclays to sponsor WSL

Mike Trout, known as ‘The Millville Meteor’, signs a 12-year, $426 million contract with the Los Angeles Angels, the richest contract in the history of North American sports

Mar 21

Court Simonne Mathieu replaces Court 1 as the third showcourt at Roland Garros

Mar 22

England 5 (Sterling 3) Czech Republic 0

Birmingham City deducted nine points

Mar 23

Scottish Challenge Cup – Ross County bt Connah’s Quay Nomads

Mar 24

Tottenham Hotspur stadium opens

MCC Champion County match (Dubai) MCC drew with Surrey. Ollie Pope hit 251 for Surrey

World Figure Skating Championships (Saitama, Japan). Men’s – Nathan Chen. Women’s – Alina Zagitova

EIHL League – Belfast Giants

Mar 25

Callum Hudson-Odoi and Declan Rice make England debuts against Montenegro

Mar 26

Joss Buttler loses his wicket after a controversial 'Mankad' dismissal from Ravi Ashwin in IPL

Mar 28

Solksjaer appointed as manager of Man Utd

GB four-man bobsleigh team (John Jackson, Bruce Tasker, Joel Fearon and Stuart Benson) who finished fifth in the 2014 Olympics are upgraded to bronze, after two Russian crews were disqualified for doping

Mar 29

Gordon Taylor resigns as PFA chairman

Owen Farrell is made England captain for Rugby World Cup

Mar 30

Leclerc gains maiden pole position at Bahrain GP

Surbiton win Women’s England Hockey League for sixth year in succession

Mick Schumacher racing in FIA Formula 2 Championship

Dubai World Cup – Thunder Snow (Christophe Soumillon). First horse to win the race twice

Following the reduction in the purse at the Pegasus World Cup, the Dubai World Cup is the world’s richest horse race

Kash Ali disqualified for biting David Price in heavyweight fight

Lincoln Handicap – Auxerre

Mar 31

Checkatrade EFL Trophy final – Portsmouth bt Sunderland

Bahrain GP – Hamilton, Bottas, Leclerc

First podium for Leclerc

World Golf Championships Match Play final – Kevin Kisner bt Matt Kuchar


Apr 2

Steve McClaren sacked as manager of QPR

Apr 3

Son scores first goal at new Spurs stadium, against Crystal Palace

Apr 4

Betway Bowl – Kemboy (Ruby Walsh)

Betway Aintree Hurdle – Supasundae (Robbie Power)

Apr 5

JLT Melling Chase – Min (Ruby Walsh)

Apr 6

Grand National – Tiger Roll (Davy Russell), trained by Gordon Elliott. 2nd Magic of Light 3rd Rathvinden

Tiger Roll becomes the first horse since Red Rum in 1974 to win back-to-back Nationals, as well as the first favourite to win the race since Comply or Die in 2008

FA Cup semi-final – Man City bt Brighton

Apr 7

Wrestlemania35. In the main event, Becky Lynch defeats Raw Women's Champion Ronda Rousey and SmackDown Women's Champion Charlotte Flair in a winner takes all triple threat match to win both championships

Cambridge win all four boat races. James Cracknell, aged 46, rows for Cambridge

FA Cup semi-final – Watford bt Wolves

China Open final – Robertson bt Lisowski

Championship Player of the Year – Teemu Pukki (Norwich)

League One Player of the Year – James Collins (Luton)

League Two Player of the Year – James Norwood (Tranmere)

Hong Kong Sevens final – Fiji bt France

ANA Inspiration – Ko Jin-young

Apr 8

Christian Wade signs for Buffalo Bills

Apr 10

Wisden Cricketers of the Year – Tammy Beaumont, Rory Burns, Joss Buttler, Sam Curran, Virat Kohli

Leading cricketer in the world – Virat Kohli

Leading women’s cricketer in the world – Smriti Mandhana

Masters Par 3 – Matt Wallace

European Artistic Gymnastics Championships start in Szczecin (Poland)

Tara Moore bt Jessika Ponchet after being 0-6, 0-5 and match point down

Apr 11

Diego Costa banned for eight games for insulting a referee’s mother

Apr 12

Tommy Smith dies

Ivor Broadis dies

Women’s all-around. Silver – Ellie Downie

Apr 13

Lucas Moura hat-trick for Spurs against Huddersfield

Lomachenko bt Crolla in lightweight world title fight

Apr 14

Chinese GP – Hamilton, Bottas, Vettel. 1000th GP

Masters – Woods. Leading Briton – Poulter

Woods wins his fifth Green Jacket and fifteenth major

Northants score 750 against Glamorgan

10-year-old skateboarder Sky Brown is expected to become Britain’s youngest Olympian

Pommel horse – Max Whitlock

Balance beam – Alice Kinsella

Vault. Silver – Ellie Downie

EIHL Play-off final – Cardiff Devils bt Belfast Giants

Apr 16

Champions League quarter-finals – Barcelona bt Man Utd, Ajax bt Juventus

Apr 17

Champions League quarter-finals – Spurs bt Man City, Liverpool bt Porto

Apr 18

Alex McLeish sacked as manager of Scotland after 12 matches

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson signs the most lucrative deal in NFL history

Apr 20

Perez hat-trick for Newcastle against Southampton

Champions Cup semi-final – Saracens bt Munster

Terence Crawford bt Amir Khan

Scottish Grand National – Takingrisks

Apr 21

Champions Cup semi-final – Leinster bt Toulouse

Fed Cup qualifier (Copper Box, London) GB bt Kazakhstan

World Championship snooker first round – final frame between Gary Wilson and Luca Brecel lasts 79 minutes

Apr 22

Murphy bt Luo Honghao 10-0. Second whitewash at the Crucible, after Parrott bt Charlton 10-0 in 1992

Billy McNeill dies

Apr 23

James Cahill bt O’Sullivan 10-9. Cahill is first amateur qualifier

Shane Long scores after 7.7 seconds for Southampton against Watford. Fastest-ever goal in Premier League

Irish Grand National – Burrows Saint

Apr 25

Kyler Murray is first pick in NFL draft for Arizona Cardinals. Murray was also in the 2018 MLB draft

Apr 26

PFA Team of the Year contains six Man City players, four Liverpool players, and Paul Pogba

Apr 27

West Ham become the first away team to score a goal, and to win a match at new Spurs stadium

Bolton v Brentford postponed as Bolton players refuse to play over wage dispute

Second round – David Gilbert bt Williams

Champion jockey – Richard Johnson

Champion trainer – Paul Nicholls

Conditional Jockey championship – Bryony Frost

Apr 28

Azerbaijan GP – Bottas, Hamilton, Vettel

London Marathon – Kipchoge, in second fastest time in history. 5th Farah. Women’s race won by Brigid Kosgei (Kenya)

Leeds let Aston Villa score uncontested goal

WSL – Arsenal

Women’s Champions League semi-final – Lyon bt Chelsea

FWA Footballer of the Year – Raheem Sterling

FWA Women’s Footballer of the Year – Nikita Parris (Man City)

PFA Player of the Year – Virgil van Dijk

PFA Young Player of the Year – Sterling

PFA Women’s Player of the Year – Vivianne Miedema (Arsenal and Netherlands)

WRU National Cup final – Cardiff bt Merthyr

Apr 29

Premier 15s final – Saracens Women bt Harlequins Ladies

Steve Chalmers dies


May 1

Semenya loses case against IAAF that restricts testosterone levels in female runners

Kumar Sangakkara appointed as first non-British MCC president

CONCACAF Champions League – Monterrey (Mexico)

May 2

Brentford awarded 1-0 win over Bolton in cancelled match

May 3

Jofra Archer makes England debut in ODI against Ireland

May 4

2000 Guineas – Magna Grecia (Donnacha O’Brien), trained by Aidan O’Brien

Women’s Tour de Yorkshire – Marianne Vos

Women’s FA Cup final – Man City bt West Ham

Fulham's Harvey Elliott becomes the youngest ever Premier League player at 16 years and 30 days

Kentucky Derby – Country House. Maximum Security was first past the post but was disqualified

Jamie Chadwick wins the opening race of the new W Series at Hockenheim

Semi-finals – Trump by Gary Wilson, Higgins bt Gilbert

May 5

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

Tour de Yorkshire – Chris Lawless

Record opening ODI partnership of 365 between John Campbell and Shai Hope for West Indies against Ireland

Badminton Horse Trials – Piggy French, riding Vanir Kamira

PFA Scotland Premiership player of the year – James Forrest (Celtic)

May 6

Final – Trump bt Higgins 18-9

11 centuries were scored in the final

Highest break – Higgins (143)

100 centuries were scored in the tournament

May 7

Champions League semi-final – Liverpool 4 (Origi 2, Wijnaldum 2) Barcelona 0. Liverpool win 4-3 on aggregate

May 8

Champions League semi-final – Ajax 2 Spurs 3 (Lucas Moura 3). 3-3 on aggregate. Spurs win on away goals

May 9

Europa League semi-finals – Aubameyang hat-trick for Arsenal vs Valencia, Chelsea bt Eintracht Frankfurt

Micky Steele-Bodger dies

European Rugby Challenge Cup final – Clermont bt La Rochelle

Rugby Players' Association awards –

Player’s player of the year – Danny Cipriani

England player of the year – Jonny May

Young player of the year – Ollie Thorley (Gloucester)

England women player of the year – Sarah Bern

Leading points scorer – George Ford (Leicester), 221 points

Leading try scorer – Cobus Reinach (Northampton), Danny Solomona (Sale), 12 tries

May 11

European Rugby Champions Cup final (St James’s Park) Saracens bt Leinster

2020 European Rugby Champions Cup final will be held in Marseille

European Player of the Year – Alex Goode (Saracens)

National League play-off final – Salford bt Fylde

Champions – Leyton Orient

Second ODI – England 373-3 (Buttler 110) Pakistan 361-7 (Fakhar 138)

May 12

Man City bt Brighton to win Premier League

Final table – Man City (98 points), Liverpool (97), Chelsea (72), Spurs (71)

Relegated – Cardiff, Fulham, Huddersfield

Golden boot – Salah, Mane, Aubameyang (22)

Liverpool only lost one match all season, to Man City

IPL12 final – Mumbai Indians bt Chennai Super Kings by 1 run

Player of the Series – Andre Russell

Spanish GP – Hamilton, Bottas, Verstappen. Fifth consecutive Mercedes 1-2

Scott Parker appointed as manager of Fulham

May 13

Chris Hughton sacked as manager of Brighton

May 14

Zandvoort will hold a Dutch Grand Prix in 2020

Barclays Manager of the Season – Pep Guardiola

Barclays Player of the Season – Virgil van Dijk

League Managers' Association manager of the year – Chris Wilder

May 17

Israel Folau's contract has been terminated by Rugby Australia after he said "hell awaits" gay people in a social media post

Billy Vunipola given a "formal warning" by the Rugby Football Union after he defended Israel Folau

May 18

Catalans Dragons play Wigan Warriors at Nou Camp, Barcelona

World Taekwondo Championships (Manchester Arena) –

Featherweight – Bradley Sinden. First British male taekwondo champion

Women’s featherweight – Jade Jones

Women’s heavyweight – Bianca Walkden

Exeter finish top of Premiership. Relegated – Newcastle, Promoted – London Irish

FA Cup final – Man City 6 Watford 0

Sterling denied a hat-trick after Man City’s second goal was eventually awarded to Gabriel Jesus

Biggest margin of victory since Bury beat Derby County 6-0 in 1903

Netball Superleague Grand Final – Manchester Thunder bt Wasps

Women’s Champions League final – Lyon 4 (Hegerberg 3) Barcelona 1

Preakness Stakes – War of Will

May 19

FA Vase final – Chertsey Town by Cray Valley Paper Mills

FA Trophy final – Fylde bt Leyton Orient

Vincent Kompany leaves Man City to become player-manager of Anderlecht

England bt Pakistan 4-0 in ODI series

PGA (Bethpage Black Course, Farmingdale, New York) Koepka 2nd Dustin Johnson 3rd Matt Wallace

Tom Daley and Grace Reid win mixed 3m synchro gold at the Diving World Series in London

A-League Grand Final – Sydney FC bt Perth Glory

May 20

Graham Potter appointed as manager of Brighton

Steve Clarke appointed as manager of Scotland

Ice Hockey World Championships – GB bt France to avoid relegation

BBL Play-off final – Leicester Riders bt London City Royals

WBBL Play-off final – Sevenoaks Suns bt Leicester Riders

May 21

Niki Lauda dies

Serie A – Juventus

La Liga – Barcelona

Bundesliga – Bayern Munich

Primeira Liga – Benfica

Ligue 1 (Le Championnat) – Paris Saint-Germain

Eredivisie – Ajax

May 22

Fifa abandons plan to go to 48 teams for 2022 World Cup

Gallagher Premiership Rugby Player of the Year – Danny Cipriani

Discovery of the Season – Tom Curry (Sale)

Director of Rugby of the Season – Mark McCall

BBC Women's Footballer of the Year – Ada Hegerberg

May 23

Premier League Darts final – Van Gerwen bt Cross

May 25

Premiership semi-finals – Saracens bt Gloucester, Exeter bt Northampton

Scottish Cup final – Celtic bt Hearts. Celtic win third successive treble

League Two play-off – Tranmere bt Newport

Promoted – Lincoln, Bury, MK Dons, Tranmere

Relegated – Notts County, Yeovil

Leading scorer – James Norwood (Tranmere) 29 goals

Steve Smith 116 in World Cup warm-up match against England

One-Day Cup final – Somerset bt Hampshire

Pro14 final – Leinster bt Glasgow Warriors

Principality Premiership – Merthyr

Scottish Premiership – Ayr

All-Ireland League – Cork Constitution

Rugby League Magic Weekend at Anfield

May 26

Ice Hockey World Championships final (Slovakia) – Finland bt Canada

League One play-off – Charlton bt Sunderland

Promoted – Luton, Barnsley, Charlton

Relegated – Plymouth, Walsall, Scunthorpe, Bradford

Leading scorer – James Collins (Luton) 25 goals

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

Leading scorer – Alfredo Morelos (Rangers), 18 goals

Relegated – Dundee

Scottish Premiership play-off – St Mirren bt Dundee Utd

Scottish Championship – Ross County

Scottish League One – Arbroath

Scottish League Two – Peterhead

Highland League – Cove Rangers

Lowland League – East Kilbride

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

Monaco GP – Hamilton, Vettel, Verstappen. First race this season without a Mercedes 1-2

British Open squash (Hull). Men’s –Mohamed Elshorbagy (Egypt), Women’s – Nouran Gohar (Egypt)

May 28

Championship play-off – Aston Villa bt Derby. Winning goal scored by John McGinn

Promoted – Norwich, Sheffield Utd, Aston Villa

Relegated – Rotherham, Bolton, Ipswich

Leading scorer – Teemu Pukki (Norwich) 29 goals

May 29

Europa League final (Baku) Chelsea 4 Arsenal 1

2020 Europa League final will be held in Gdansk

Indy 500 – Simon Pagenaud

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

May 30

Cricket World Cup starts. England bt South Africa in opening match, played at The Oval

The Oaks – Anapurna (Frankie Dettori), trained by John Gosden


Jun 1

Champions League final (Wando Metropolitano, Madrid) Liverpool 2 (Salah, Origi) Spurs 0

Sixth win for Liverpool

2020 Champions League final will be held in Istanbul

Premiership final – Saracens 37 Exeter 34. Man of the Match – Maro Itoje

Antonio Reyes dies

The Derby – Anthony Van Dyck (Seamie Heffernan), trained by Aidan O’Brien. 2nd Madhmoon 3rd Japan. Seventh win for O’Brien

Andy Ruiz bt Anthony Joshua at Madison Square Garden

Jun 2

Giro d’Italia – Richard Carapaz (Ecuador)

US Women’s Open – Lee Jeong-eun, also known as Jeongeun Lee6

World Rugby Sevens Series – Fiji. Runners-up – USA

Jun 3

World Cup – Pakistan bt England

Jun 4

Quarter-final – Konta bt Stephens. First British semi-finalist since Jo Durie in 1983

Jun 5

Uefa Nations League semi-final – Portugal 3 (Ronaldo 3) Switzerland 1

Jun 6

Uefa Nations League semi-final (Guimaraes) – Netherlands 3 England 1

Jun 7

'Rooney rule' introduced to 'address under-representation' of BAME football managers

Real Madrid agree a deal to sign Eden Hazard from Chelsea for a fee that could exceed £150m

Semi-finals – Marketa Vondrousova (Czech Republic) bt Konta, Barty bt Amanda Anisimova (USA)

Semi-finals – Nadal bt Federer, Thiem bt Djokovic

Isle of Man Senior TT – Dean Harrison

Jun 8

Women’s final – Barty bt Vondrousova

Men’s doubles final – Krawietz and Mies bt Chardy and Martin

Mixed doubles final – Dodig and Chan bt Pavic and Dabrowski

Justin Edinburgh dies

Coventry City to groundshare with Birmingham City

Belmont Stakes – Sir Winston

Queen’s Birthday Honours –

MBE – Georgia Hall, Kyle Coetzer

Jun 9

Final – Nadal bt Thiem. 12th win for Nadal

Women’s doubles final – Babos and Mladenovic bt Yingying and Saisai

Uefa Nations League final – Portugal bt Netherlands

Third-place play-off – England bt Switzerland

Canadian GP – Hamilton, Vettel, Leclerc

PDC World Cup of Darts final (Frankfurt) – Scotland (Anderson and Wright) bt Ireland (Lennon and O’Connor)

Jun 11

Messi is highest paid athlete in the world

USA 13 (Morgan 5) Thailand 0

Jun 12

Stanley Cup – St Louis Blues bt Boston Bruins

Play-offs MVP – Ryan O’Reilly

Regular season MVP – Nikita Kucherov (Tampa Bay Lightning)

Daniel James moves from Swansea to Man Utd

Chris Froome crashes into a wall while training for the fourth stage of the Criterium du Dauphine

Jun 13

NBA finals – Toronto Raptors bt Golden State Warriors

Finals MVP – Kawhi Leonard

Regular season MVP – Giannis Antetokounmpo (Milwaukee Bucks). Born in Greece to Nigerian parents

Slavan Bilic appointed as manager of WBA

Jun 14

Jonathan Woodgate appointed as manager of Middlesbrough

Jun 15

Top 14 final – Toulouse bt Clermont

Jun 16

Maurizio Sarri moves from Chelsea to become manager of Juventus

Nottingham Open – Dan Evans

Le Mans – Toyota (Alonso, Buemi and Nakajima)

US Open (Pebble Beach) – Gary Woodland. 2nd Koepka

World’s strongest man – Martin Licis (USA). Scottish brothers Luke and Tom Stoltman both reached the final

Jun 17

St James’s Palace Stakes – Circus Maximus

Jun 18

Morgan hits 17 sixes against Afghanistan

Michel Platini released by French anti-corruption investigators after being questioned over the awarding of the 2022 World Cup to Qatar

Prince of Wales's Stakes – Crystal Ocean

Jun 20

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

Frankie Dettori claimed the first four winners of the day

Sandringham Stakes – Thanks Be (Hayley Turner)

New Orleans Pelicans choose Zion Williamson as first pick in NBA draft

Jun 21

Coronation Stakes – Watch Me

Felix Auger Aliassime (Canada) reaches quarter finals at Queen’s

England eliminated from UEFA Under-21 Euro 2019 after losing to France and Romania

Jun 22

Mohammed Shami hat-trick for India against Afghanistan

Leading jockey at Ascot – Ryan Moore*?

Leading trainer at Ascot – Aidan O’Brien*?

Jun 23

French GP – Hamilton, Bottas, Leclerc

Nature Valley Classic final (Birmingham) – Barty bt Georges

Barty becomes new world number one

Queen’s final – Lopez bt Simon

Doubles final – Murray and Lopez bt Salisbury and Ram

World Cup last 16 – England bt Cameroon, who protest on the pitch about a VAR decision

BMW International Open – Andrea Pavan (Italy)

British Jumping Derby (Hickstead) – Michael Pender (Ireland), riding Hearton Du Boix Halleeux

KPMG Women's PGA – Hannah Green (Australia)

Jun 24

Milan and Cortina d'Ampezzo announced as the hosts of the 2026 Winter Olympics and Paralympics. The IOC voted for Italy's joint bid ahead of Stockholm

Shakib 5-29 for Bangladesh against Afghanistan

Jun 25

Australia (Finch 100) bt England (Behrendorff 5-44)

Jun 26

Joao Felix moves from Benfica to Atletico Madrid for £114 million

Jun 27

Quarter-final – England bt Norway

Matthijs de Ligt moves from Ajax to Juventus

Jun 29

Boult hat-trick for New Zealand against Australia. Starc 5-26

London Series game one – NY Yankees 17 Boston Red Sox 13

Aaron Hicks hits first ever MLB home run in Europe

English Greyhound Derby (Nottingham) – Priceless Blake

Nature Valley International finals (Eastbourne) –

Men’s – Fritz bt Querrey

Women’s – Pliskova bt Kerber

Irish Derby – Sovereign

Aaron Wan-Bissaka moves from Crystal Palace to Man Utd

Jun 30

London Series game two – NY Yankees 12 Boston Red Sox 8

Austrian GP – Verstappen, Leclerc, Bottas

Euro U21 final (Udine) – Spain bt Germany

British National Cycling Championships. Men’s – Ben Swift. Women’s – Alice Barnes


Jul 1

Wimbledon first round – Cori “Coco” Gauff (aged 15) bt Venus Williams

Jul 2

Tanguy Ndombele moves from Lyons to Spurs for €60 million

Semi-final (Lyon) – USA 2 (Press, Morgan) England 1 (White)

Steph Houghton missed a penalty

Jul 3

Semi-final – Netherlands bt Sweden

Jul 4

Roof over No. 1 court at Wimbledon closed for the first time in a men’s doubles match involving Herbert and Murray

Rodri moves from Atletico Madrid to Man City

Jul 5

Shaheen Afridi 6-35 for Pakistan against Bangladesh

Phillip Cocu appointed as manager of Derby

Jul 6

Third round – Barty bt Harriet Dart

Second round – Mektic and Skugor bt Herbert and Murray

Third-place play-off – Sweden bt England

Tour de France starts in Brussels, to honour Eddie Merckx

Eclipse Stakes – Enable

Super Rugby final – Crusaders bt Jaguares

Kevin Durant moves from Golden State Warriors to Brooklyn Nets

Jul 7

Ellyse Perry 7-22 for Australia against England in ODI

Women’s World Cup final (Lyon) – USA bt Netherlands

Golden ball and golden boot – Megan Rapinoe

Copa America final – Brazil bt Peru. Guest teams – Japan and Qatar

Women’s Eurobasket final (Serbia) Spain bt France

RFL Women’s Challenge Cup semi-final – Wakefield 0 Castleford 100

Irish Open – Jon Rahm

Kyrie Irving signs for Brooklyn Nets as a free agent

Jul 8

Fourth round – Halep bt Gauff

Harvey Elliott, aged 16, moves from Fulham to Liverpool

Jul 9

Quarter final – Strycova bt Konta

Kawhi Leonard moves from Toronto Raptors to LA Clippers

Jul 10

Mixed doubles third round – Soares and Melichar bt Murray and Serena Williams (doubles pair known as Murena)

Semi-final – New Zealand bt India

State of Origin –New South Wales Blues bt Queensland Maroons

Jul 11

Semi-final – England bt Australia

Semi-finals – Serena Williams bt Strycova, Halep bt Svitolina

Jack Bond dies

Federer bt Nishikori to win 100th match at WimbledonJul 12

Vitality Netball World Cup starts at Echo Arena, Liverpool

Griezmann moves from Atletico Madrid to Barcelona for €120 million

Sifan Hassan (Netherlands) breaks Masterkova’s women’s mile record (set in 1996) at Diamond League meeting in Monaco. Race named after Gabe Grunewald

World Aquatic Championships start in Gwangju, South Korea

Semi-finals – Federer bt Nadal, Djokovic bt Bautista Agut

Jul 13

Final – Halep bt Williams

Men’s doubles final – Farah and Cabal (Colombia) bt Mahut and Roger-Vasselin

Men’s 3m synchronised springboard. Silver – Goodfellow and Laugher

Jul 14

World Cup final (Lord’s) New Zealand 241-8 England 241. Super Over – England 15-0 New Zealand 15-1. England won on boundary countback

Super Over bowled by Jofra Archer. Martin Guptill run out from the last ball

Player of the Match – Ben Stokes, who wears No. 55

Umpire Kumar Dharmasena admitted to an error in the last over when he awarded 6 runs instead of 5 as the batsmen had not crossed, after the ball deflected off Stokes’s bat to the boundary

Most runs – Rohit Sharma (648)

Most wickets – Mitchell Starc (27)

British GP – Hamilton, Bottas, Leclerc. Hamilton’s sixth win

Scottish Open – Bernd Wiesberger (Austria)

Final – Djokovic bt Federer 13-12 in final set

Women’s doubles final – Hsieh Su-wei and Strycova bt Dabrowski and Xu Yifan

Mixed doubles final – Dodig and Chan bt Lindstedt and Ostapenko

Wheelchair Quad doubles – Dylan Alcott (Australia) and Andrew Lapthorne

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

Daniel Dubois wins vacant British heavyweight title

Jul 17

Froome awarded 2011 Vuelta e Espana retrospectively after Juan Jose Cobo is stripped of the title over doping irregularities

Steve Bruce appointed as manager of Newcastle Utd

Jul 18

The Open – first round. Rory McIlroy scores 8 on first hole, David Duval shoots 91, Emilia Grillo hole-in-one, Ryan Fox shoots record inward 29

Europa League – Connah’s Quay Nomads bt Kilmarnock

Jul 19

Africa Cup of Nations final (Cairo) – Algeria bt Senegal

La Course – Marianne Vos

Jul 20

Netball semi-finals – New Zealand bt England, Australia bt South Africa

The Open third round – Shane Lowry shoots 63

Goldie Sayers receives 2008 Olympic javelin bronze medal

Peter McNamara dies

Jul 21

The Open (Royal Portrush) – Lowry. 2nd Fleetwood 3rd Finau

2020 Open will be held at Royal St George’s

Netball final – New Zealand 52 Australia 51

Bronze medal match – England bt South Africa

Speedway of Nations Grand Final – Russia bt Poland

Jul 22

100m breaststroke – Peaty. Silver – James Wilby

Peaty becomes first swimmer to break 57 seconds barrier

Forbes’ most valuable teams – Dallas Cowboys, New York Yankees, Real Madrid

Jul 24

50m breaststroke – Peaty

200m butterfly – Kristof Milak (Hungary). Broke Phelps’s world record

Jul 25

Glamorgan bowled out for 44 by Surrey in T20 Blast

Tour de France – Bernal takes lead from Alaphilippe. Race stopped due to hailstorm

Jess Thirlby named as the new head coach of England netball

Dillian Whyte tests positive for two banned substances

Jul 26

England 85 (Murtagh 5-13) and 303 Ireland 207 and 38 (Woakes 6-17)

England won by 143 runs. Nightwatchman Jack Leach scored 92

Jul 27

RFL Women’s Challenge Cup final – Leeds bt Castleford

King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes – Enable

Jul 28

Tour de France – Egan Bernal (Team Ineos). 2nd Thomas, 3rd Kruijswijk

Bernal (Colombia) is the first Latin American winner of the race

Points – Sagan

King of the Mountains – Bardet

Young Rider – Bernal

Combativity – Allaphilippe

Team – Movistar Team

Peaty wins third gold in 4x100m medley relay

High diving – Gary Hunt

Caleb Dressel wins six gold medals

Most gold medals – China (16)

Most medals – USA (36)

World Matchplay darts final – Cross bt Smith

German GP – Verstappen, Vettel, Kvyat

Evian Championship – Ko Jin-young

Senior British Open – Langer

WGC-FedEx – Koepka

King George V Gold Cup (Hickstead) – David Will (Germany)

Jul 29

British Speedway Championship – Charles Wright

Dalidar Muhammed breaks women’s 400m hurdles world record

Jul 30

Goodwood Cup – Stradivarius

Jul 31

Sussex Stakes – Too Darn Hot


Aug 1

Magnolia Cup at Goodwood won by Khadijah Mellah, believed to be the first person in the UK to appear in a competitive horse race while wearing a hijab

Aug 2

Nicolas Pepe moves from Lille to Arsenal

Aug 3

Celtic 7 St Johnstone 0

BDO World Championship to move from Lakeside to O2 Arena next year

Crusty the Pie is the new Wigan Athletic mascot

Aug 4

Women’s British Open – Hinako Shibuno (Japan, aged 20)

Community Shield – Man City bt Liverpool

Hungarian GP – Hamilton, Verstappen, Vettel

World Croquet Championships – Ben Rothman (USA)

League Leaders’ Shield – St Helens

Aug 5

Harry Maguire moves from Leicester City to Man Utd for £80 million

First Test (Edgbaston) Australia 284 (Smith 144, Broad 5-86) and 487-7 dec (Smith 142, Wade 110) England 374 (Burns 133) and 146 (Lyon 6-49) Australia won by 251 runs

Burns batted on all five days of the Test

Aug 6

Fiona Kolbinger becomes first woman to win 4000km Transcontinental ultra-distance cycling race

Aug 7

Colin Ackermann 7-18 for Leicestershire v Birmingham in T20 Blast

Aug 8

Wayne Rooney will join Derby County as a player-coach in January from DC United. Rooney will wear the number 32 shirt as part of the club’s partnership with 32Red

Sterling hat-trick against West Ham

Aston Villa spent £133 million on summer transfers

David Luiz moves from Chelsea to Arsenal

Aug 9

Christian Wade scores touchdown in first game for Buffalo Bills

First goal of Premier League – Hanley o.g. Norwich v Liverpool

Premier League shirt sponsors: Aston Villa – W88, Norwich City – Dafabet, Sheffield Utd – Union Standard Group

Aug 10

Hayley Turner becomes the first jockey to twice be leading rider at the Shergar Cup, won by Rest of the World

European Athletics Team Championships start in Bydgoszcz, Poland

Arlington Million – Bricks and Mortar

Aug 11

Uefa Super Cup (Istanbul) – Liverpool bt Chelsea. Referee – Stephanie Frappart (France)

Jamie Chadwick wins W Series

Global T20 Canada – Winnipeg Hawks

Aug 12

Gasquet bt Murray in Cincinnati. Murray’s first singles match since 2017

Great Britain disqualified from the men's 4x400m relay after reserve shot putter Youcef Zatat was named in the line-up by mistake

Aug 13

Champions League third qualifying round – Cluj bt Celtic

Aug 15

Jess Learmonth and Georgia Taylor-Brown are disqualified from the World Triathlon Olympic qualification event in Tokyo after crossing the finish line hand-in-hand in a ‘contrived tie’

Aug 17

Pukki hat-trick for Norwich against Newcastle

Wales become No 1 in rugby union world rankings

Aug 18

Marnus Labuschagne becomes first concussion substitute in Test history, after Steve Smith is hit by a bouncer from Jofra Archer

World Seniors final – Jimmy White bt Morgan

Second Test (Lords) England 258 and 258-5 (Stokes 115) Australia 250 and 154-6. Match drawn

All-Ireland Hurling Final – Tipperary bt Kilkenny

BMW Championship – Justin Thomas

Aug 19

Coutinho loaned by Liverpool to Bayern Munich

Dane Vilas 266 for Lancs against Glamorgan

Aug 21

Ben Te’o moves from Worcester to Toulon

Aug 23

Women’s EuroHockey Championship semi-final – Netherlands 8 GB 0

Aug 24

Challenge Cup final – Warrington bt St Helens. Lance Todd Trophy – Daryl Clark

James Haskell signs a deal to fight with mixed martial arts promotion Bellator MMA

Aug 25

Women’s EuroHockey Championship final (Antwerp) – Netherlands bt Germany

Third Test (Headingley) Australia 179 (Archer 6-45) and 246 England 67 (Hazlewood 5-30) and 362-9 (Stokes 135) England won by 1 wicket

Stokes and Leach added 76 for the last wicket, with Leach scoring one run

Badminton World Championships. Men – Kento Momota (Japan). Women – P. V. Sindhu (India)

Tour Championship – McIlroy

FedEx Cup – McIlroy

Aug 27

Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup final – Atlanta United by Minnesota United

Carabao Cup – Crawley bt Norwich, Colchester bt Crystal Palace

Aug 28

Atalanta qualify for Champions League for the first time

Bury expelled from EFL. First club to be expelled from the Football League since Maidstone United in 1992

Aug 29

Uefa Players of the Year – Virgil van Dyck and Lucy Bronze

Esteban Ocon will replace Nico Hulkenberg at Renault next year

Aug 30

US Open third round – Federer bt Evans

Aug 31

Formula 2 driver Anthoine Hubert killed at Belgium Grand Prix


Sep 1

Women’s T20 final – Western Storm bt Southern Vipers

Belgium GP – Leclerc, Hamilton, Bottas

First win for Leclerc

Burghley Horse Trials – Pippa Funnell, riding MGH Grafton Street

ITU World Triathlon Series –

Men – Vincent Luis (France)

Women – Katie Zaferes (USA). 2nd Jessica Learmonth. 3rd Georgia Taylor-Brown

Sep 3

Quarter-final – Svitolina bt Konta

Sep 5

Semi-finals – Williams bt Svitolina, Andreescu bt Bencic

Men’s doubles semi-final – Cabal and Farah bt Jamie Murray and Neal Skupski

Sep 6

Semi-finals – Nadal bt Berrettini, Medvedev bt Dimitrov

Men’s doubles final – Cabal and Farah bt Granollers and Zeballos

Diamond League winners –

100m and 200m – Noah Lyles

Women’s 100m – Dina Asher-Smith

Women’s 1500m and 10000m – Sifan Hassan. Only athlete (male or female) in history to win both events at a single World Championships or Olympic Games

Abdul Qadir dies

Chester Williams dies

Sep 7

Final – Andreescu bt Williams. First teenager to win a Grand Slam singles title since Sharapova in 2006

Mixed doubles final – Jamie Murray and Mattek-Sands bt Venus and Chan

Kane hat-trick against Bulgaria

Quique Sanchez Flores appointed as manager of Watford

Sep 8

Final – Nadal bt Medvedev

Women’s doubles final – Mertens and Sabalenka bt Azarenka and Barty

Wheelchair men’s doubles – Hewett and Reid

Great North Run. Men’s – Farah wins for sixth time. Women’s – Kosgei

Fourth Test (Old Trafford) Australia 497-8 (Smith 211) and 186-6 England 301 and 197 Australia won by 185 runs

European Open – Paul Casey

Italian GP – Leclerc, Bottas, Hamilton

Walker Cup (Royal Liverpool) USA 15 ½ GB 10 ½

Sep 9

Brian Barnes dies

Sep 10

England 5 Kosovo 3. Match played in Southampton

Theresa May Resignation Honours List –

Knighthood – Boycott, Strauss

Sep 11

PGA Tour Player of the Year – McIlroy

Sep 14

St Leger – Logician (Frankie Dettori), trained by John Gosden

Abraham hat-trick for Chelsea against Wolves

Premiership Rugby Sevens Series – Saracens

Sep 15

Fifth Test (The Oval) England 294 (Marsh 5-46) and 329 Australia 225 (Archer 6-62) and 263 (Wade 117) England won by 135 runs

Series tied 2-2. Australia retain the Ashes

Most runs – Smith (774), Stokes (441)

Most wickets – Cummins (29), Broad (23)

Solheim Cup (Gleneagles) Europe 14 ½ USA 13 ½

Winning putt sunk by Suzann Pettersen

Korda sisters (Nelly and Jessica) played for USA. Europe captain – Catriona Matthew. USA captain – Juli Inkster

Vuelta a Espana – Primoz Roglic (Slovenia)

Sep 17

Rob Howley sent home from World Cup for an alleged breach of sports betting rules

Sep 18

Kyle Abbott takes match figures of 17-86 for Hampshire against Somerset

Darren Stevens, aged 43, scores 237 for Kent against Yorkshire

Sep 20

Japan bt Russia in opening match of World Cup. Kotaro Matsushima becomes the first Japanese player to score a hat-trick at a World Cup. Kirill Golosnitsky scores the first try of the tournament, for Russia

Rugby League Writers player of the year award – Jackson Hastings

Sep 21

British Speedway GP – Leon Madsen

Man City 8 Watford 0

T20 Blast finals (Edgbaston). Semi-finals – Worcestershire Rapids bt Nottinghamshire Outlaws, Essex Eagles bt Derbyshire Falcons. Final – Essex bt Worcestershire. Player of the match – Simon Harmer

World Basketball final – Spain bt Argentina

All-Ireland Gaelic Football final – Dublin bt Kerry

Sep 22

BMW PGA Championship – Willett

Singapore GP – Vettel, Leclerc, Verstappen

UCI Road World Championships start in Yorkshire

Carabao Cup – Colchester bt Spurs

Women’s time trial – Chloe Dygert Owen (USA)

IndyCar Series – Josef Newgarden

Best Fifa Football Awards –

Men’s Player – Lionel Messi

Men’s Manager – Jurgen Klopp

Women’s Player – Megan Rapinoe

Women’s Manager – Jill Ellis (USA)

Fair Play Award – Marcelo Bielsa and Leeds Utd

Sep 25

Carabao Cup – Chelsea 7 Grimsby 1, Man Utd bt Rochdale on penalties

Men’s time trial – Rohan Dennis (Australia)

Sep 26

County Championship – Essex. 2nd Somerset

Relegated – Notts

Promoted – Lancs, Northants, Glos

Essex captain – Ryan ten Doeschate. Essex coach – Anthony McGrath

Most runs in Division One – Dominic Sibley (Warwicks)

Most wickets in Division One – Simon Harmer (Essex)

Sep 28

World Athletics Championships start at Khalifa International Stadium in Doha

Mascot – Falah, an anthropomorphic falcon

Women’s marathon started at midnight due to extreme temperatures. 28 of the 68 entrants dropped out

100m – Coleman

Japan bt Ireland. Japan’s try scored by Fukuoka

Women’s road race – Annemiek van Vleuten

Laver Cup – Team Europe bt Team World. Captains – Borg and McEnroe

Nigel Benn, aged 55, to come out of retirement

AFL Grand Final – Richmond bt Greater Western Sydney

Sep 29

100m – Fraser-Price. Silver – Asher-Smith

Pole vault. 4th Bradshaw

Mixed 4x400m relay – USA

Russian GP – Hamilton, Bottas, Leclerc

Jonathan Rea wins fifth straight World Superbike title

Berlin Marathon – Bekele

Men’s road race – Mads Pedersen (Denmark)

Cambridgeshire Handicap – Lord North

Sep 30

Karsten Warholm retains 400m hurdles title


Oct 1

200m. 4th Gemili

Alberto Salazar banned for four years for doping violations

Spurs 2 Bayern Munich 7 (Gherby 4)

Oct 2

200m – Asher-Smith

PCA player of the year – Stokes

Young player – Tom Banton (Somerset)

Women’s player – Sophie Ecclestone

Towcester racecourse closes

Nike Oregon Project (NOP) closes

The three Barrett brothers (Beauden, Jordie, and Scott) all score tries for New Zealand against Canada

Oct 3

Heptathlon – Johnson-Thompson

David Pemsel to replace Richard Scudamore as Premier League Chief Executive

Women’s 400m – Salwa Eid Naser (Bahrain) in the third-fastest 400m of all time

Oct 4

World Artistic Gymnastics Championships start in Stuttgart

Oct 5

Men’s 4x100m relay. Silver – GB

Women’s 4x100m relay. Silver – GB

Marathon. 4th Hawkins

USA top the medal table, winning 14 gold medals

Lavaninni sent-off for Argentina against England

Beth England scores for England against Brazil women

Championship play-off final – Toronto Wolfpack bt Featherstone Rovers

Speedway Grand Prix – Bartosz Zmarzlik (Poland)

Oct 6

LA Raiders bt Chicago Bears in first NFL match played at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

NRL Grand Final – Sydney Roosters bt Canberra Raiders

Dunhill Links Championship – Victor Perez (France)

Wales Rally GB – Ott Tanak (Estonia)

Oct 7

Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe – Waldgeist. 2nd Enable

Oct 9

Viktor Hovland ties PGA tour record of 17 consecutive rounds in the 60s

Petr Cech signs for Guildford Phoenix as a goaltender

Oct 10

WNBA finals – Washington Mystics bt Connecticut Sun

Oct 11

Czech Republic end England’s 43-game unbeaten run in qualifiers stretching back 10 years. Debut for Mason Mount

WSL Rugby – Leeds Rhinos

Oct 12

England v France, New Zealand v Italy and Canada v Namibia cancelled due to Typhoon Hagabis and are recorded as 0-0 draws

Eliud Kipchoge runs Ineos 1:59 Challenge marathon in Vienna in 1:59:40

Super League Grand Final – St Helens bt Salford. Harry Sunderland Trophy – Luke Thompson

Pommel horse – Max Whitlock

Uneven bars. Silver – Becky Downie

Vault. Bronze – Ellie Downie

CPLT20 final – Barbados Tridents bt Guyana Amazon Warriors

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

Ironman World Championship. Men’s – Jan Frodeno. Women’s – Anne Haug. 2nd Lucy Charles, for the third year in succession

Cesarewitch Handicap – Stratum

Oct 13

Japan bt Scotland

Final group tables –

Pool A – Japan, Ireland, Scotland, Samoa, Russia

Pool B – New Zealand, South Africa, Italy, Namibia, Canada

Pool C – England, France, Argentina, Tonga, USA

Pool D – Wales, Australia, Fiji, Georgia, Uruguay

Japan and Wales won all their matches

Russia and USA lost all their matches

Japanese GP – Bottas, Vettel, Hamilton. Mercedes win constructor’s championship

Parallel bars – Joe Fraser

Simone Biles won five gold medals, taking her total of gold medals to 19, and her total of medals to 25

Brigid Kosgei breaks women’s world marathon record, running 2:14:04 in Chicago

Italian Open – Bernd Weisberger

British Touring Car Championship – Colin Turkington

Oct 14

Bulgaria 0 England 6. Debut for Tyrone Mings. Match stopped twice due to racist chanting

Coco Gauff wins first ATP title at Linz Open

Oct 15

Boundary countback rule scrapped. Under the new rules, if teams are tied on the same number of runs in the semi-final or final of a global tournament, the Super Over will be repeated until one team wins

Oct 16

Man of Steel – Jackson Hastings (Salford)

Oct 17

SGB Premiership final – Swindon Robins bt Ipswich Witches

Oct 19

Quarter-finals – England 40 Australia 16. Match played in Oita

New Zealand 46 Ireland 14

Queen Elizabeth II Stakes – King of Change

Champion Stakes – Magical

Champion jockey – Oisin Murphy

Champion trainer – John Gosden

Rohit Sharma hits a record 16 sixes in a Test series for India against South Africa

Oct 20

Quarter-finals – Wales 20 France 19. Winning try scored by Moriarty. Vahaamahina sent off

South Africa bt Japan

European Open final (Antwerp) – Murray bt Wawrinka

PDC Champions League of Darts final – Van Gerwen bt Wright

Josh Hill, aged 15, wins Al Ain Open in Abu Dhabi

British Superbike Championship – Scott Redding

English Open final (Crawley) – Selby bt Gilbert

Oct 21

Chichester receive a bye to second round of FA Cup as Bury were expelled from the competition

Oct 22

Sterling hat-trick against Atalanta

Southend 1 Doncaster 7

Oct 24

Golden State Warriors play first game at Chase Center in San Francisco

Oct 25

Southampton 0 Leicester 9. Hat-tricks for Vardy and Perez. Southampton goalkeeper – Angus Gunn

League of Ireland – Dundalk

Oct 26

Semi-final – England 19 New Zealand 7. England try scored by Tualagi. Match played in Yokohama

Tonga bt GB Lions in rugby league international

Oct 27

Semi-final – South Africa 19 Wales 16

Mexican GP – Hamilton, Vettel, Bottas

Oct 30

Carabao Cup – Liverpool 5 Arsenal 5

World Series – Washington Nationals 4 Houston Astros 3. All seven games were won by the away team

MVP – Stephen Strasburg

American League MVP – Mike Trout (LA Angels)

National League MVP – Cody Bellinger (LA Dodgers)


Nov 1

Bronze Medal match – New Zealand bt Wales

Last matches for coaches Steve Hansen and Warren Gatland

Nov 2

World Cup final (Yokohama) South Africa 32 England 12. Pollard kicked 22 points. Man of the Match – Duane Vermuelen. Referee – Jerome Garces. Captain – Siya Koilsi. Coach – Rassie Erasmus

Leading try scorer – Josh Adams (Wales) 7

Leading points scorer – Handre Pollard South Africa) 69

Breeders’ Cup Classic – Vino Rosso

Breeder’s Cup Turf – Bricks and Mortar

Nov 3

World Rugby Awards –

Player of the year – Pieter-Steph du Toit

Women’s Player of the Year – Emily Scarratt

Team of the Year – South Africa

Coach of the Year – Rassie Erasmus

WTA Finals final (Shenzhen) Barty bt Svitolina

Barty took home $4.42 million in prize money as a result of winning this tournament, which is the most prize money ever won by any player in tennis history, male or female

Doubles final – Babos and Mladenovic bt Strycova and Hseih

United States GP – Bottas, Hamilton, Verstappen. Hamilton wins sixth world title

World Open snooker final – Trump bt Thepchaiya Un-Nooh

WGC-HSBC Champions – McIlroy

Nov 4

Saracens deducted 35 points for breaching salary cap rules

Nov 5

Melbourne Cup – Vow and Declare. Frankie Dettori's runner-up Master Of Reality is demoted to fourth after a stewards' inquiry

Chelsea 4 Ajax 4

Nov 7

Sonny Bill Williams signs for Toronto Wolfpack

Nov 8

Michael O’Neill appointed as manager of Stoke City

Malan 103 in T20 match against New Zealand. Second England player to score a T20 century, after Alex Hales

Watford win first game of the season, against Norwich

Nov 9

England Women 1 Germany Women 2. Match played at Wembley in front of 77,768 supporters

Eddie Pepperell disqualified from Turkish Open for running out of balls

Nov 10

England bt New Zealand in Super Over to win T20 series 3-2

Macclesfield beaten by Kingstonian in FA Cup as the Macclesfield team continued a strike over unpaid salaries

Liverpool 3 Man City 1

Turkish Open – Tyrell Hatton, after a six-man playoff

Fed Cup final – France bt Australia

MLS Cup – Seattle Sounders bt Toronto

Nov 11

Scottish Women's Premier League – Glasgow City

Nov 12

Cartier Horse of the Year – Enable

Nov 14

England 7 (Kane 3) Montenegro 0. England’s 1000th international

Nov 15

Myles Garrett (Cleveland Browns) attacks Mason Rudolph (Pittsburgh Steelers) with his own helmet

Nitto ATP Tour World Finals group tables –

Group Andre Agassi – Tsitsipas, Zverev, Nadal, Medvedev

Group Bjorn Borg – Thiem, Federer, Djokovic, Berrettini

Salisbury played with Ram in doubles

Harrison Dillard dies

Nov 16

Papua New Guinea bt GB Lions

Semi-finals – Tsitsipas bt Federer, Thiem bt Zverev

Grand Slam of Darts final – Gerwyn Price bt Peter Wright

Nov 17

Final – Tsitsipas bt Thiem

Doubles final – Herbert and Mahut bt Klaasen and Venus

MotoGP final standings – 1st Marquez (Honda), 2nd Dovizioso

Constructors’ champion – Honda

Moto2 – Alex Marquez

Moto3 – Lorenzo Dalla Porta

Brazilian GP – Verstappen, Gasly, Sainz

First podiums for Gasly and Sainz

Nascar Cup series – Kyle Busch

World Rally Championship – Ott Tanak, driving a Hyundai i20 Coupe

Nov 19

Mourinho replaces Pochettino as manager of Spurs

Wales bt Hungary to qualify for Euro 2020

Nov 20

Deve Rennie replaces Michael Cheika as head coach of Australia

Nov 21

Sunday Times Sportswoman of the Year – Asher-Smith

Young Sportswoman of the Year – Khadijah Mellah

Team of the Year – England’s netball team

Davis Cup quarter-final – GB bt Germany. Tournament organised by Gerald Pique

Nov 22

Semi-finals – Spain bt GB, Canada bt Russia

Martyn Williams is named new team manager of Wales

World Athletes of the Year – Eliud Kipchoge and Dalilah Muhammad

Nov 23

Final (Madrid) – Spain bt Canada

Copa Libertadores – Flamengo bt River Plate

Christy 1965 Chase (Ascot) Cyrname 2nd Altior

Betfair Chase – Lostintranslation

Nov 24

DP World Tour Championship, and Race to Dubai – Jon Rahm

Players Championship final – Van Gerwen bt Price

Grey Cup – Winnipeg Blue Bombers bt Hamilton Tiger-Cats

Japan Cup – Suave Richard

Nov 28

Zak Crawley makes England debut against New Zealand

Mosconi Cup (Las Vegas) – USA bt Europe. MVP – Skyler Woodward

Nicholas Latifi (Canada) will place Kubica at Williams next year. Kubica will join Alfa Romeo as a reserve driver

Nov 29

Unai Emery sacked by Arsenal. Freddie Ljungberg appointed as temporary manager

David Pemsel resigns as Premier League Chief Executive

Nov 30

UK Snooker Championship first round – Hawkins 147 against Gerard Greene

David Warner 335 against Pakistan


Dec 1

WSL – Arsenal 11 (Meridama 6) Bristol City 1

Alfred Dunhill Championship – Larrazabal. Held in South Africa

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – Hamilton, Verstappen, Leclarc

Final standings – 1st Hamilton 413 points, 2nd Bottas 326 points, 3rd Verstappen

Constructors – 1st Mercedes 739 points, 2nd Ferrari 504 points, 3rd Red Bull

Race winners – Hamilton 11, Bottas 4, Verstappen 3, Leclerc 2, Vettel 1

Pole positions – Leclerc 7, Hamilton 5, Bottas 5, Verstappen 2, Vettel 2

British Figure Skating Championships. Men’s – Peter James Hallam. Women’s – Natasha McKay

Formula 2 Championship – Nyck de Vries (Netherlands)

Dec 2

Third round – Bond bt Trump

Ballon d’Or – Messi, 2nd Van Dijk, 3rd Ronaldo

Ballon d’Or Feminin – Megan Rapinoe

BBC Wales Sports Personality of the Year – Alun Wyn Jones

ToroRosso is rebranded to AlphaTauri to promote the AlphaTauri fashion brand

Dec 3

Second Test (Hamilton) New Zealand 375 (Latham 105) and 241-2 (Williamson 104, Taylor 105) England 476 (Root 226, Burns 101). Match drawn. New Zealand win series 1-0

Dec 4

Bob Willis dies

Dec 5

Marco Silva sacked as manager of Everton. Duncan Ferguson appointed as temporary manager

William Hill Sports Book of the Year – ‘The Great Romantic: Cricket and the Golden Age of Neville Cardus’ by Duncan Hamilton

Hollie Doyle sets a new record for wins in a year by a female jockey, passing the previous record of 106 winners set by Josephine Gordon in 2017

Dec 6

Nigel Pearson replaces Flores as manager of Watford

Dec 7

Joshua bt Ruiz in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia

Hero World Challenge – Stenson

Patrick Reed is penalized two shots for improving his lie at Hero World Challenge

Ron Saunders dies

Semi-finals – Ding Junhui bt Yan Bingtao, Maguire bt Allen

Dec 8

Scottish League Cup final – Celtic bt Rangers

UK Snooker Championship final (Barbican Centre, York) Ding Junhui bt Maguire

Women’s Big Bash League final – Brisbane Heat bt Adelaide Strikers

Dec 9

Russia banned for four years by WADA

Dec 10

Jim Smith dies

European Tour golfer of the year – Jon Rahm

Dec 11

Gabriel Jesus hat-trick against Dinamo Zagreb

Ian Foster replaces Steve Hansen as head coach of New Zealand

WTA Tour Player of the Year – Barty

International Tennis Federation World Champions – Nadal and Barty

Dec 12

Patrick Reed's caddie is thrown out of the Presidents Cup in Melbourne by the PGA Tour after he "shoved" a fan who verbally abused his player

Presidents Cup – USA 16 International 14. Captains – Woods and Els

Dec 15

BBC Sports Personality of the Year (P&J Live, Aberdeen) 1st Ben Stokes, 2nd Lewis Hamilton, 3rd Dina Asher-Smith

Other nominees – Katrina Johnson-Thompson, Raheem Sterling, Alun Wyn Jones

World Sports Star – Eliud Kipchoge

Coach – John Blackie

Team – England’s Cricket World Cup team

Greatest Moment of the Year – Jos Buttler breaks the stumps to seal Cricket World Cup victory

Young Personality – Caroline Dubois

Lifetime Achievement Award – Tanni Grey-Thompson

Helen Rollason award – Doddie Weir

Unsung hero – Keiren Thompson

Dec 17

Carabao Cup – Aston Villa 5 Liverpool 0. Average age of Liverpool team is 19 years 6 months

World Club Cup semi-final – Flamengo bt Al-Hilal

PDC first round – Fallon Sherrock bt Ted Evetts

Clare Balding to replace tony Adams as president of Rugby Football League next year

Dec 18

Semi-final – Liverpool bt Monterrey

Dec 20

Mikel Arteta appointed as manager of Arsenal

Dec 21

Carlo Ancelotti appointed as manager of Everton

Big Bash match in Canberra abandoned because of poor air quality caused by smoke from bushfires

Final – Liverpool 1 (Firmino) Flamengo 0

Martin Peters dies

Second round – Sherrock bt Suljovic

Dec 26

King George VI Chase – Clan des Obeaux

Dec 27

Third round – Chris Dobey bt Sherrock

Welsh National – Potters Corner

Dec 28

Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race – Comanche

Dec 29

First Test (Centurion Park, Pretoria) South Africa 284 and 272 England 181 and 268 South Africa won by 107 runs

David Moyes replaces Pellegrini as manager of West Ham

Birmingham 4 Leeds 5

Dec 31

Most Test runs in 2019 – Marnus Labuschagne

Most Test wickets in 2109– Pat Cummins

New Years Honours –

Knighthood – Clive Lloyd, Gordon Greenidge

CBE – Eion Morgan

OBE – Ben Stokes, Trevor Baylis, Catriona Matthew, Jade Jones

MBE – Joe Root, Jos Buttler, Jill Scott, Kelly Sotherton