Sport and Leisure/Sport 2022

From Quiz Revision Notes

January

Jan 1

European Capital of Sport – The Hague

Glasgow will be European Capital of Sport in 2023

Jan 2

Safe standing introduced at Chelsea v Liverpool match

Jan 3

PDC final – Peter Wright bt Michael Smith

Jan 6

Four Hills Tournament – Ryoyu Kobayashi

Jan 7

Kieran Trippier moves from Atletico Madrid to Newcastle Utd

Philippe Coutinho signs for Aston Villa on loan from Barcelona

Jan 8

Fourth Test (Sydney) Australia 416-8 (Usman Khawaja 137, Stuart Broad 5-101) and 265-6 (Usman Khawaja 137) England 294 (Jonny Bairstow 113) and 270-9. Match Drawn. Jimmy Anderson survived the final over

FA Cup third round – Cambridge Utd bt Newcastle Utd, Kidderminster bt Reading

Jan 9

FA Cup third round – Nottingham Forest bt Arsenal

ATP Cup final (Sydney) – Canada (Felix Auger-Aliassime and Denis Shapovalov) bt Spain (Roberto Bautista Agut and Pablo Carreno Busta)

Tournament of Champions – Cameron Smith, with a record score of 34 under par

Jan 11

Reading 0 Fulham 7

Jan 12

Carabao Cup semi-final – Chelsea bt Spurs

Jan 14

Dakar Rally (Saudi Arabia) –

Cars – Nasser Al-Attiyah, driving a Toyota. 5th win

Bikes – Sam Sunderland, riding a KTM

Jan 15

Sydney Classic final – Aslan Karatsev bt Andy Murray

Jan 16

Fifth Test (Blundstone Arena, Hobart) Australia 303 (Travis Head 101) and 155 (Mark Wood 6-37) England 188 and 124. Australia won by 46 runs

Australia win series 4-0

Novak Djokovic deported after his visa to enter Australia was cancelled

Jack Harrison hat-trick for Leeds against West Ham

Rafa Benitez sacked as Everton manager

Masters snooker final – Neil Robertson bt Barry Hawkins. Referee – Desislava Bozhilova (Bulgaria)

Jan 17

Best Fifa Football Awards –

Men’s Player – Robert Lewandowski

Women’s Player – Alexei Putellas

Men’s Coach – Thomas Tuchel

Women’s Coach – Emma Hayes

Special Award for men’s football – Cristiano Ronaldo

Special Award for women’s football – Christine Sinclair

Jan 18

Fulham become the first English side in 88 years to score six or more goals in three consecutive games, a feat last achieved by Chester in the 1933-34 season

Ghana knocked out of Africa Cup of Nations by Comoros

Jan 20

Australian Open second round – Danka Kovinic (Montenegro) bt Emma Raducanu

Carabao Cup semi-final – Liverpool bt Arsenal

Africa Cup of Nations group tables –

Group A – Cameroon, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Ethiopia

Group B – Senegal, Guinea, Malawi, Zimbabwe

Group C – Morocco, Gabon, Comoros, Ghana

Group D – Nigeria, Egypt, Sudan, Guinea-Bissau

Group E – Ivory Coast, Equatorial Guinea, Sierra Leone, Algeria

Group F – Mali, Gambia, Tunisia, Mauritania

Jan 22

Australian Open third round – Felix Auger-Aliassime bt Dan Evans

Drone interrupts Brentford v Wolves match

Dave Ryding wins Britain's first alpine skiing World Cup gold medal with victory in the Kitzbuhel Slalom

Pegasus World Cup – Life Is Good

Jan 23

World Indoor Bowls Championship. Men’s – Les Gillett. Women’s – Katherine Rednall

Jan 26

Roy Hodgson replaces Claudio Ranieri as manager of Watford

Longines World’s Best Racehorse – Knicks Go

Jan 27

Women’s semi-finals – Ashleigh Barty bt Madison Keys, Danielle Collins bt Iga Swiatek

Exeter Chiefs announce that the club will be dropping the Native American branding, and will now use imagery depicting the Iron Age tribe, the Dumnonii

Jan 28

Mixed doubles final – Ivan Dodig and Kristina Mladenovic bt Jason Kubler and Jaimee Fourlis

Men’s semi-finals – Daniil Medvedev bt Stefanos Tsitsipas, Rafael Nadal bt Matteo Berrettini

Big Bash League final – Perth Scorchers bt Sydney Sixers

Jan 29

Women’s final – Ashleigh Barty bt Danielle Collins. First Australian winner since Christine O’Neil in 1978

Men’s doubles final – Nick Kyrgios and Thanasi Kottinakis bt Matthew Ebden and Max Purcell

Des Drummond dies

Jan 30

Women’s doubles final – Barbora Krejcíkova and Katerina Siniakova bt Anna Danilina and Beatriz Haddad Maia

Men’s final – Rafael Nadal bt Daniil Medvedev. Second Australian Open title and 21st major singles title overall

Women’s Ashes Test (Canberra) Australia 337-9 and 216-7 England 297 (Heather Knight 168) and 245-9. Match Drawn. Kate Cross survived the final over

AFC Championship – Cincinnati Bengals bt Kansas City Chiefs

NFC Championship – Los Angeles Rams bt San Francisco 49ers

Jason Holder takes four wickets in four balls in fifth T20 International. West Indies win series 3-2

BBL Cup final – Leicester Riders bt Manchester Giants

Dubai Desert Classic – Viktor Hovland

German Masters snooker final – Xintong Zhou bt Bingtao Yan

Jan 31

Cyclo-cross World Championships – Tom Pidcock

Transfer deadline day –

Dele Alli moves from Spurs to Everton

Dan Burn moves from Brighton to Newcastle

Julian Alvarez moves from River Plate to Man City

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang joins Barcelona on a free transfer after leaving Arsenal

Aaron Ramsey joins Rangers on loan from Juventus until the end of the season

Brentford sign Christian Eriksen on a six-month deal

February

Feb 1

Tom Brady retires

David Goodwillie, who was found guilty of rape in 2016, moves from Clyde to Raith Rovers. Val McDermid withdraws her support and sponsorship of Raith

Feb 2

Steve Bruce replaces Valerin Ismael as manager of WBA

Curling mixed doubles tournament starts at Winter Olympics

Ashley Giles stands down as England cricket managing director. Chris Silverwood leaves as England head coach

Africa Cup of Nations semi-final – Senegal bt Burkina Faso

Feb 3

Frank Lampard appointed as manager of Everton

Washington NFL team change name to Washington Commanders

Africa Cup of Nations semi-final – Egypt bt Cameroon

Feb 4

Winter Olympics opening ceremony held at Beijing National Stadium. Games opened by President Xi Jinping. In lieu of a cauldron, the Olympic torch was mounted in the centre of a large snowflake sculpture. GB flagbearers – Eve Muirhead and Dave Ryding. Directed by Zhang Yimou

FA Cup fourth round – Middlesbrough bt Man Utd

Feb 5

First gold medal – Therese Johaug (Norway) in women’s 15km skiathlon

Women’s normal hill ski jumping – Ursa Bogataj (Slovenia)

Women’s 3000m speed skating – Irene Schouten (Netherlands). Silver – Francesca Lollobrigida (Italy). Actress Gina Lollobrigida is her great-aunt

Six Nations captains – Tom Curry, Dan Biggar, Jonathan Sexton, Stuart Hogg, Antoine Dupont, Michele Lamaro

Six Nations coaches – Eddie Jones, Wayne Pivac, Andy Farrell, Gregor Townsend, Fabien Galthie, Kieran Crowley

Six Nations – Scotland bt England. Marcus Smith scores all 17 points for England

FA Cup third round – West Ham bt Kidderminster

U19 cricket world cup final (Antigua) – India bt England

Feb 6

Women’s snowboard slopestyle – Zoi Sadowski-Synnott. First gold for New Zealand. Included a 1080 spin

Men’s normal hill ski jumping – Ryoyu Kobayashi (Japan)

FA Cup third round – Boreham Wood bt Bournemouth

Six Nations – Gabin Villiere hat-trick for France against Italy

World Seniors Darts Championship final (Circus Tavern, Purfleet) – Robert Thornton bt Martin Adams

2020 African Cup of Nations final (Yaounde, Cameroon) – Senegal bt Egypt

Top scorer – Vincent Aboubakar (Cameroon, 8 goals)

Best player – Sadio Mane (Senegal)

Feb 7

Men’s downhill – Beat Fuez (Switzerland). Silver – Johan Clarey (France), aged 41

Women’s giant slalom – Sara Hector (Sweden)

Women’s 1500m speed skating – Ireen Wust (Netherlands). Wust has won at least one gold medal in each of five consecutive Winter Olympic appearances

Footage emerges of West Ham footballer Kurt Zouma kicking and slapping his cat, filmed at his home by his brother

Feb 8

Men’s super-G – Matthias Mayer (Austria)

Curling mixed doubles – Italy. GB (Bruce Mouat and Jenn Dods) lose bronze medal game to Sweden

Women’s big air – Eileen Gu (China). 5th Kirsty Muir

Women’s parallel giant slalom snowboarding – Ester Ledecka (Czech Republic)

Fifa Club World Cup semi-final – Palmeires bt Al Ahly (Egypt)

Australia retain Women’s Ashes

Feb 9

Women’s slalom – Petra Vlhova (Slovakia)

Women’s snowboard cross – Lindsey Jacobellis (USA). Charlotte Bankes eliminated in quarter-finals

Fifa Club World Cup semi-final – Chelsea bt Al Hilal (Saudi Arabia)

Feb 10

Men’s figure skating – Nathan Chen (USA)

Women’s halfpipe snowboarding – Chloe Kim (USA)

Brooklyn Nets trade James Harden to Philadelphia 76ers

Feb 11

Women’s super-G – Laura Gut-Behrami (Switzerland)

Men’s halfpipe snowboarding – Ayumu Hirono (Japan). 4th Shaun White

Shaun White retires

Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva, aged 15, tests positive for a banned substance

Feb 12

Mixed team snowboard cross – Nick Baumgartner and Lindsey Jacobellis (USA)

Fifa Club World Cup final (Abu Dhabi) – Chelsea 2 (Romelu Lukaku, Kai Havertz) Palmeires 1 (Raphael Veiga)

Raheem Sterling hat-trick for Man City against Norwich

Feb 13

Men’s giant slalom – Marco Odermatt (Switzerland)

Players Championship snooker final – Neil Robertson bt Barry Hawkins

Super Bowl LVI – Los Angeles Rams 23 Cincinnati Bengals 20

Game played at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California, the home stadium of the Rams

Halftime show headlined by Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige and Kendrick Lamar

MVP – Cooper Kupp

Sean McVay becomes youngest head coach to win a Super Bowl

Super Bowl LVII is scheduled to be held at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona

NFL MVP – Aaron Rodgers (Green Bay Packers). Fourth win

Feb 14

Women’s monobob – Kaillie Humphries (USA)

Women’s World Championship snooker final – Mink Wongharuthai (Thailand) bt Wendy Jans (Belgium)

Feb 15

Women’s downhill – Corinne Suter (Switzerland)

Women’s big air snowboarding – Anna Gasser (Austria)

Feb 16

Men’s slalom – Clement Noel (France). 13th Dave Ryding

Feb 17

Women’s figure skating – Anna Shcherbakova (ROC). 4th Kamila Valieva

Women’s ice hockey final – Canada bt USA

Michael Masi removed from his role as Formula One Race Director and replaced by Niels Wittich and Eduardo Freitas

Feb 18

GB stripped of silver medal won in the 4x100m relay at 2020 Tokyo Olympics after team member CJ Ujah was found to have committed a doping violation

Feb 19

Men’s curling final – Sweden (skip – Niklas Edin) bt GB (skip – Bruce Mouat)

Bobsleigh two-woman – Germany. 17th GB (Mica McNeill and Montell Douglas)

Montell Douglas becomes the first female Briton to compete at the Summer and Winter Olympics

Kell Brook bt Amir Khan in non-title fight

Feb 20

Women’s curling final – GB (skip – Eve Muirhead) bt Japan

Bobsleigh four-man – Germany. 6th GB, piloted by Brad Hall

Men’s ice hockey final – Finland bt ROC. First ever ice hockey Olympic gold medal for Finland

Closing ceremony. GB flagbearer – Bruce Mouat

Final medal table – 1st Norway (16-8-13) 37 2nd Germany (12-10-5) 27 3rd China (9-4-2) 15 19th GB (1-1-0) 2

Norway’s total of 16 gold medals is an Olympic record. ROC won 32 medals

Feb 22

Champion jockey Oisin Murphy banned for 14 months

Alexander Zverev thrown out of the Mexican Open after "unsportsmanlike conduct" that saw him attack the umpire's chair

Feb 23

Liverpool 6 Leeds 0

Feb 25

Champions League final moved from St Petersburg to Paris

Russian GP cancelled

Feb 26

John Landy dies

Ben Youngs wins 115th cap for England, breaking Jason Leonard’s record

Feb 27

Carabao Cup final – Liverpool 0 Chelsea 0. Liverpool won 11-10 on penalties. All twenty outfield players scored, then Caoimhin Kelleher scored for Liverpool and Kepa Arrizabalaga missed for Chelsea

Feb 28

Jesse Marsch replaces Marco Bielsa as manager of Leeds Utd

March

Mar 1

FA Cup fifth round – Middlesbrough bt Spurs

Zach Johnson appointed as USA Ryder Cup captain for 2023

Mar 3

Rod Marsh dies

FA Cup fifth round – Everton bt Boreham Wood

Mar 4

Winter Paralympics open in Beijing. Six sports – Alpine skiing, Biathlon, Cross-country skiing, Para ice hockey, Snowboarding, Wheelchair curling. Mascot – Shuey Rhon Rhon, an anthropomorphic Chinese lantern. Emblem – “Flying High”. Russian and Belarusian athletes are prohibited from competing

Shane Warne dies

Mar 5

Women’s Visually Impaired downhill. Bronze – Millie Knight, and her guide Brett Wild

Ivan Toney hat-trick for Brentford against Norwich

Women’s League Cup (Continental Cup) final – Man City bt Chelsea

Haas sack Nikita Mazepin and end sponsorship deal with Russian chemicals company Uralkali

Mar 6

Men’s Visually Impaired Super-G – Neil Simpson, and his guide (and brother) Andrew Simpson

Women’s Visually Impaired Super-G. Silver – Menna Fitzpatrick, and her guide Gary Smith

HSBC Women’s World Championships – JY Ko (South Korea)

Welsh Open snooker final – Joe Perry bt Judd Trump

UK Open darts final – Danny Noppert bt Michael Smith

Mar 7

Men’s Visually Impaired super combined. Bronze – Neil Simpson, and his guide Andrew Simpson

Women’s Visually Impaired super combined. Bronze – Menna Fitzpatrick, and her guide Gary Smith

Mar 8

Gordon Lee dies

Champions League – Bayern Munich 7 Red Bull Salzburg 1

Alex Lees makes debut for England against West Indies

Mar 9

Kevin Magnussen replaces Nikita Mazepin at Haas for 2022 F1 season

Mar 10

Roman Abramovic sanctioned. Chelsea banned from selling tickets and club merchandise

Mar 11

Para-snowboarding SB-LL2 banked slalom. Bronze – Ollie Mill

New MCC laws from 1 October – New batters will be on strike for the next ball even if the players in the middle cross while a catch is taken. Mankad dismissal is moved from the 'unfair play' section to be included alongside other run-outs

Mar 12

Six Nations – Charlie Ewels sent off after 82 seconds for England against Ireland

Christiano Ronaldo hat trick for Man Utd against Spurs

First Test (Vivian Richards Stadium, Antigua) England 311 (David Bairstow 140) and 349-6 (Zak Crawley 121, Joe Root 109) West Indies 375 (Nkrumah Bonner 123) and 147-4. Match drawn

Mar 13

Final medal table – 1st China (18-20-23) 61 2nd Ukraine (11-10-8) 29 3rd Canada (8-8-11) 25 14th GB (1-1-4) 6

Canadian cross-country skier Brian McKeever won his 16th Paralympic gold, equaling German alpine skier Gerd Schoenfelder as the most successful male Winter Paralympian

American Oksana Masters won seven medals - three golds and four silvers - across the Nordic skiing programme

Tom Brady makes retirement U-turn

Mar 14

Players Championship – Cameron Smith

Mar 15

Champion Hurdle – Honeysuckle (Rachael Blackmore), trained by Henry de Bromhead. 2nd Epatante. 3rd Zanahayr

Leicester Tigers fined £310,000 for salary cap overspend

Mar 16

Queen Mother Champion Chase – Energumene (Paul Townend)

Cross Country Chase – Delta Work. 2nd Tiger Roll

Tiger Roll is retired

Matt Fisher and Saqib Mahmood make debuts for England against West Indies

Henrik Stenson appointed as Europe Ryder Cup captain for 2023

Mar 17

Stayer’s Hurdle – Flooring Porter

Ryanair Chase – Alluho

Matt Fisher takes the wicket of John Campbell with his second ball in test cricket

Mar 18

Gold Cup – A Plus Tard (Rachael Blackmore), trained by Henry de Bromhead. 2nd Minella Indo. 3rd Protektorat. Rachael Blackmore is first female to win the race

Leading jockey – Paul Townend (5)

Leading trainer – Willie Mullins (10), a new record for the Cheltenham festival

Prestbury Cup – Ireland 18 GB 10

Mar 19

Six Nations – France bt England

France win the Championship and the Grand Slam, both for the first time since 2010

Ireland win the Triple Crown

Italy bt Wales. Italy win in the Six Nations for the first time since their victory over Scotland in Edinburgh in 2015, ending a 36–match losing streak in the Championship

Final table – France, Ireland, England, Scotland, Wales, Italy

Leading try scorer – James Lowe, Damian Penaud, Gabin Villiere (3)

Leading points scorer – Marcus Smith (71)

Player of the Tournament – Antoine Dupont

LeBron James passes Karl Malone to become the NBA's second all-time leading scorer

Mar 20

Formula One teams –

Mercedes – Lewis Hamilton, George Russell

Ferrari – Charles Leclerc, Carlos Sainz

Red Bull – Max Verstappen, Sergio Perez

McLaren – Daniel Ricciardo, Lando Norris

Williams – Nicholas Latifi, Alexander Albon

Aston Martin – Sebastian Vettel, Lance Stroll

AlphaTauri – Pierre Gasly, Yuki Tsunoda

Alpine – Fernando Alonso, Esteban Ocon

Haas – Mick Schumacher, Kevin Magnussen

Alfa Romeo – Valtteri Bottas, Zhou Guanyu (China)

Bahrain GP – Charles Leclerc, Carlos Sainz, Lewis Hamilton. Zhou Guanyu finishes tenth in F1 debut. Nico Hulkenberg replaced Sebastian Vettel who had Covid

World Indoor Athletics Championships (Belgrade) –

Men’s 3000m. Bronze – Marc Scott

Women’s Long Jump. Bronze – Lorraine Ugen

Second Test (Barbados) England 507-9 (Joe Root 153, Ben Stokes 120) and 185-6 West Indies 411 (Kraigg Brathwaite 160, Jermaine Blackwood 102) and 135-5. Match drawn

BBL Trophy final – Cheshire Phoenix bt London Lions

WBBL Trophy final – London Lions bt Sevenoaks Suns

Mar 21

Indian Wells Masters. Men’s – Taylor Fritz. Women’s – Iga Swiatek

Mar 22

Alpine Ski World Cup –

Men’s overall – Marco Odermatt (Switzerland)

Men’s downhill – Aleksander Aamodt Kilde (Norway)

Women’s overall – Mikaela Shiffren (USA)

Women’s downhill – Sofia Goggia (Italy)

Men’s Ski Jumping World Cup – Ryoyu Kobayashi (Japan)

Women’s Ski Jumping World Cup –Marita Kramer (Austria)

World Figure Skating Championships. Men’s – Shoma Uno (Japan). Women’s – Kaori Sakamoto (Japan)

Mar 23

Ashleigh Barty retires

Mar 24

FIFA World Cup play-offs –

Wales bt Austria

North Macedonia bt Italy

Mar 25

Marc Guehi and Kyle Walker-Peters make debuts for England against Switzerland

Mar 26

IPL starts. New teams – Lucknow Super Giants and Gujarat Titans

Lincoln Handicap – Johan

Dubai World Cup – Country Grammar

Mar 27

Third Test (Grenada) England 204 and 120 (Kyle Mayers 5-18) West Indies 297 (Joshua DaSilva 100) and 28-0. West Indies won by 10 wickets. West Indies win series 1-0

Jack Leach and Saqib Mahmood put on 90 for the last wicket in England’s first innings. Not since 1885 have numbers 10 and 11 top scored in a men's Test

Maiden pole for Sergio Perez at Saudi Arabia GP

Mar 27

Saudi Arabia GP – Max Verstappen, Charles Leclerc, Carlos Sainz

WGC Match Play final – Scottie Schleffer bt Kevin Kisner

Scottie Schleffer becomes new world number one

Mar 29

Olly Watkins and Tyrick Mitchell make debuts for England against Ivory Coast

Mar 30

Women’s World Cup semi-final – Australia bt West Indies

Barcelona Women bt Real Madrid Women at Nou Camp. Record attendance of 91,553 for a women’s match

Mar 31

Women’s World Cup semi-final – England 293-8 (Danni Wyatt 129) South Africa 156 (Sophie Ecclestone 6-36)

April

Apr 1

Draw for 2022 FIFA World Cup takes place in Qatar –

Group B – England, USA, Iran, Wales/Scotland/Ukraine

Apr 2

Scottish Grand National – Win My Wings

Apr 3

Women’s World Cup final (Christchurch) Australia 356-5 (Alyssa Healy 170) England 285 (Nat Sciver 148). Australia won by 71 runs

Men’s boat race – Oxford

Women’s boat race – Cambridge

EFL Trophy final – Rotherham Utd bt Sutton Utd

Tour Championship snooker final – Neil Robertson bt John Higgins

Chevron Championship – Jennifer Kupcho (USA)

Apr 6

Scotland rugby union player Tom Smith dies

Champions League quarter-final – Karim Benzama hat-trick for Real Madrid against Chelsea

Apr 7

Betway Bowl Chase – Clan des Obeaux

Apr 8

The Masters – hole-in-one for Stewart Cink

Topham Chase – Mac Tottie

Apr 9

Grand National – Noble Yeats (Sam Waley-Cohen), trained by Emmet Mullins, at odds of 50/1. 2nd Any Second Now. 3rd Delta Work

Sam Waley-Cohen retires

Emmet Mullins is the nephew of Willy Mullins

Son Heung-Min hat-trick for Spurs against Aston Villa

Apr 10

Australian GP – Charles Leclerc, Sergio Perez, George Russell

The Masters – Scottie Scheffler. 2nd Rory McIlroy. 3rd Cameron Smith, Shane Lowry

Rory McIlroy shoots 64 in the final round

World Darts Federation (WDF) World Championship – Beau Greaves (aged 18)

Apr 11

Graeme Dott makes 147 break in third qualifying round for World Snooker Championship

Apr 12

Champions League quarter-finals – Real Madrid bt Chelsea, Villareal bt Bayern Munich

Apr 13

Champions League quarter-finals – Liverpool bt Benfica, Man City bt Atletico Madrid

Arthur McDonald named coach of Australia’s men’s cricket team

Apr 15

Sean Dyche sacked as manager of Burnley

Joe Root steps down as England Test captain

Apr 16

Billie Jean King Cup qualifying tie – Czech Republic bt GB

FA Cup semi-final – Liverpool bt Man City

Cristiano Ronaldo hat-trick for Man Utd against Norwich

Apr 17

FA Cup semi-final – Chelsea bt Crystal Palace

Rob Key is appointed as the Managing Director of the England men's cricket team

Apr 18

Irish Grand National – Lord Lariat

Apr 20

Mike Gregory dies

Apr 21

Wisden's leading cricketer in the world – Joe Root

Wisden's five Cricketers of the Year – Jasprit Bumrah, Devon Conway, Dane van Niekerk, Ollie Robinson, Rohit Sharma

Wisden's leading woman cricketer in the world – Lizelle Lee

Ajax manager Erik Ten Hag appointed as manager of Man Utd

Apr 23

Gabriel Jesus scores four goals for Man City against Watford

Max Verstappen wins sprint race ahead of Emilia Romagna GP

Apr 24

Emilia Romagna GP – Max Verstappen, Sergio Perez, Lando Norris

Champion jump jockey – Richard Hughes

Champion jump trainer – Paul Nicholls

WBC title fight – Tyson Fury bt Dillian Whyte

World Snooker Championship second round – Yan Bingtao bt Mark Selby. 22nd frame lasted 85 minutes

Championship Player of the Year – Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham)

League One Player of the Year – Scott Twine (MK Dons)

League Two Player of the Year – Kane Wilson (Forest Green)

Laureus World Sports Awards –

World Sportsman of the Year – Max Verstappen

World Sportswoman of the Year – Elaine Thompson-Herah

World Team of the Year – Italy men’s football

World Breakthrough of the Year – Emma Raducanu

World Comeback of the Year – Sky Brown

Action Sportsperson – Bethany Shriever

Lifetime Achievement Award – Tom Brady

Exceptional Achievement award – Robert Lewandowski

Sporting Icon award – Valentino Rossi

Apr 25

World Snooker Championship second round – Jack Lisowski bt Neil Robertson. Neil Robertson made a 147 break

Apr 28

Ben Stokes named as England men's Test cricket captain

NFL draft – first pick is Travon Walker, for Jacksonville Jaguars

Apr 29

Football Writers' Association (FWA) men's footballer of the year – Mohamed Salah

FWA women's footballer of the year – Sam Kerr

Boris Becker jailed for two and a half years for hiding £2.5m worth of assets and loans to avoid paying debts

Ralph Rangnick is appointed as manager of Austria

Apr 30

World Snooker Championship semi-finals – Judd Trump bt Mark Williams, Ronnie O’Sullivan bt John Higgins

2,000 Guineas – Coroebus (James Doyle), trained by Charlie Appleby

England win women’s Six Nations grand slam

Chris Ashton becomes the Premiership’s outright top try-scorer beating the record of 92 tries by Tom Varndell

Katie Taylor bt Amanda Serrano to retain undisputed lightweight titles. First women's boxing match to headline Madison Square Garden

World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship – Scotland (Eve Muirhead and Bobby Lammie)

May

May 1

1,000 Guineas – Cachet (James Doyle), trained by George Boughey

May 2

World Snooker Championship final – Ronnie O’Sullivan bt Judd Trump 18-13. Seventh title. There were a record 109 century breaks in the tournament. Sponsored by Betfred

Fulham 7 Luton 0

Mo Farah beaten by club runner Ellis Cross in Vitality London 10k

PFA Scotland Premiership player of the year – Callum McGregor (Celtic)

May 3

Tony Brooks dies

Champions League semi-final – Liverpool bt Villareal 5-2 on aggregate

W.G. Grace has 10 matches wiped from record as the matches were not at first-class level

May 4

Shirt worn by Diego Maradona at 1986 World Cup sold for £7.1 million by Steve Hodge

Champions League semi-final – Real Madrid bt Man City 6-5 on aggregate

May 5

Europa League semi-finals – Eintracht Frankfurt bt West Ham, Rangers bt RB Leipzig

Europa Conference League semi-finals – Roma bt Leicester City, Feyenoord bt Marseille

Maria Catalano becomes first woman to play in World Seniors Snooker Championship

May 6

Giro d’Italia starts in Budapest

Ben Stokes hits 17 sixes for Durham against Worcestershire, the most in an innings in first-class cricket in England. Stokes hit 34 off an over bowled by Josh Baker

Women’s Challenge Cup final – St Helens bt Leeds

May 7

Challenge Cup semi-finals – Wigan bt St Helens, Huddersfield bt Hull KR

European Champions Cup quarter-final – Toulouse bt Munster after a penalty shootout

May 8

Miami GP – Max Verstappen, Charles Leclerc, Carlos Sainz

World Seniors Snooker Championship final – Lee Walker bt Jimmy White

Kentucky Derby – Rich Strike

Badminton Horse Trails – Laura Collett, riding London 52

Women’s Super League – Chelsea

May 10

Women's Six Nations player of the championship – Laure Sansus (France)

Erling Haaland moves from Borussia Dortmund to Man City

May 11

Kevin De Bruyne scores four goals for Man City against Wolves

May 12

Brendon McCullum named as England men’s Test coach. His attacking brand of cricket is known as ‘Bazball’

Ted Hankey jailed for sexual assault

May 13

Surrey break the world record for the highest innings score without a batter making a century after scoring 671-9 declared in their County Championship match against Kent

May 14

FA Cup final – Liverpool 0 Chelsea 0. Liverpool won 6-5 on penalties. Winning penalty scored by Konstantinos Tsimikas. Man of the Match – Luiz Diaz

European Champions Cup semi-final – Leinster bt Toulouse

May 15

Women’s FA Cup final – Chelsea 3 Man City 2. Winning goal scored by Sam Kerr

European Champions Cup semi-final – La Rochelle bt Racing 92

Scottish Premiership final table – 1st Celtic 2nd Rangers

Leading scorer – Giorgos Giakoumakis (Celtic), Regan Charles-Cook (Ross County) 13 goals

Relegated – Dundee

Scottish Premiership play-off – St Johnstone bt Inverness Caledonian Thistle

Scottish Championship – Kilmarnock

Scottish League One – Cove Rangers

Scottish League Two – Kelty Hearts

Highland League – Fraserburgh

Lowland League – Bonnyrigg Rose Athletic

Scottish League Two play-off final – Bonnyrigg Rose Athletic bt Cowdenbeath

Andrew Symonds dies

BBL Playoff final – Leicester Riders bt London Lions

WBBL Playoff final – London Lions bt Sevenoaks Suns

May 17

Biniam Girmay (Eritrea) becomes the first Black African cyclist to win a Grand Tour stage

Premiership Cup final – Worcester Warriors bt London Irish. Scores were level after extra time, but Worcester won as they scored more tries

May 18

Biniam Girmay retires from Giro d’Italia after being hit in the eye by a prosecco cork whilst celebrating his win in yesterday’s stage

Europa League final (Seville) – Eintracht Frankfurt bt Rangers. Aaron Ramsey was the only player to miss a penalty in the penalty shootout

England name Australia women's coach Matthew Mott as their new men's white-ball coach

May 21

Scottish Cup final – Rangers bt Hearts

League One play-off final – Sunderland bt Wycombe

Promoted – Wigan Athletic, Rotherham Utd, Sunderland

Relegated – Gillingham, Doncaster Rovers, AFC Wimbledon, Crewe Alexandra

Leading scorer – Will Keane (Wigan Athletic) 26 goals

Women’s Champions League final – Lyon bt Barcelona. Sonia Bompastor becomes the first person to win the UEFA Women's Champions League as both a player and a manager

Preakness Stakes – Early Voting

May 22

Man City 3 Aston Villa 2. Winning goal scored by Ilkay Gundogan

Final Premier League table – Man City (93 points), Liverpool (92 points), Chelsea, Spurs

Relegated – Burnley, Watford, Norwich

Man City scored 99 goals during the season

Golden boot – Mohamed Salah, Son Heung-min (23 goals)

FA Vase final – Newport Pagnell Town bt Littlehampton Town

FA Trophy final – Bromley bt Wrexham

Spanish GP – Max Verstappen, Sergio Perez, George Russell

Serie A – AC Milan

La Liga – Real Madrid

Bundesliga – Bayern Munich. 10th consecutive title

Primeira Liga – Porto

Ligue 1 (Le Championnat) – Paris Saint-Germain

Eredivisie – Ajax

Trabzonspor win Turkish Super Lig for the first time in 38 years

PGA Championship (Southern Hills Country Club, Tulsa) – Justin Thomas

World Squash Championships. Men – Ali Farag. Women – Nour El Sherbini

May 24

Sawbuck wins a race at Punchestown at record odds of 300-1

Barclays Manager of the Season – Jurgen Klopp

League Managers' Association manager of the year – Jurgen Klopp

May 25

£4.25 billion takeover of Chelsea by Todd Boelhy approved

Europa Conference League final (Tirana) – Roma bt FeyenoMay 27

European Rugby Challenge Cup final (Marseille) Lyon bt Toulon

May 28

Champions League final (Paris) Real Madrid 1 (Vinicius Junior) Liverpool 0. 14th win. Man of the match – Thibaut Courtois

2023 Champions League final will be held in Istanbul

European Rugby Champions Cup final (Marseille) La Rochelle bt Leinster

League Two play-off – Port Vale bt Mansfield

Promoted – Forest Green Rovers, Exeter City, Bristol Rovers, Port Vale

Relegated – Oldham Athletic, Scunthorpe Utd

Leading scorer – Dom Telford (Newport County) 25 goals

Bristol Rovers bt Scunthorpe 7-0 in their final match

Oldham become the first former Premier League club to be relegated from the Football League

Challenge Cup final (Tottenham Hotspur Stadium) Wigan Warriors bt Huddersfield Giants. 20th win. Lance Todd Trophy – Chris McQueen (Huddersfield)

A-League Grand Final – Western United bt Melbourne City

May 29

Championship play-off – Nottingham Forest bt Huddersfield

Promoted – Fulham, Bournemouth, Nottingham Forest

Relegated – Peterborough Utd, Derby County, Barnsley

Leading scorer – Aleksander Mitrovic (Fulham) 43 goals

Monaco GP – Sergio Perez, Carlos Sainz, Max Verstappen

IPL 15 final – Gujarat Titans bt Rajasthan Royals

Player of the series – Jos Buttler (Rajasthan Royals)

Most runs (Orange Cap) – Jos Buttler

Most wickets (Purple Cup) – Yuzvendra Chahal (Rajasthan Royals)

Lester Piggott dies

Giro d’Italia – Jai Hindley. First winner from Australia

Indy 500 – Marcus Ericsson

World’s Strongest Man – Tom Stoltman (Scotland)

May 31

Jim Parks dies

June

Jun 1

World Cup qualifying match – Ukraine bt Scotland

CONMEBOL–UEFA Cup of Champions (Wembley) – Argentina bt Italy. The match is branded as the Finalissima

Jun 2

Matthew Potts makes England debut against New Zealand and takes 4-13 in first innings

French Open women’s semi-finals – Iga Swiatek bt Daria Kazulkina, Coco Gauff bt Martina Trevison

French Open mixed doubles final –Wesley Koolhof and Ena Shibahara bt Joran Vliegen and Ulrikke Eikeri

Queen’s Birthday Honours –

CBE – Clare Balding

OBE – Eve Muirhead, Moeen Ali, Rio Ferdinand

MBE – Gareth Bale

Jun 3

French Open men’s semi-finals – Rafael Nadal bt Alexander Zverev, Casper Ruud bt Marin Cilic

Premier 15s final – Saracens bt Exeter Chiefs

Jun 4

The Derby – Desert Crown (Richard Kingscote), trained by Michael Stoute. 2nd Hoo Yo Mal at odds of 150-1

Bill Beaumont Cup final – Cornwall bt Cheshire

French Open women’s final – Iga Swiatek bt Coco Gauff. 35th straight victory, equaling the longest WTA streak this century

French Open men’s doubles final – Marcelo Arevalo and Jean-Julien Rojer bt Ivan Dodig and Austin Krazicek

Hungary beat England for the first time since 1962. Jarrod Bowen and James Justin make England debuts

Leicester finish top of Rugby Premiership. Bath finish bottom but there is no relegation. Ealing Trailfinders and Doncaster Knights are denied the chance to go up after the Rugby Football Union ruled the clubs had not met the minimum standards criteria for promotion, including suitable facilities

Jun 5

The Oaks – Tuesday (Ryan Moore), trained by Aidan O’Brien

French Open men’s final – Rafael Nadal bt Casper Ruud.14th win and 22nd grand slam

French Open women’s doubles final – Caroline Garcia and Kristina Mladenovic bt Jessica Pegula and Coco Gauff

French Open men's wheelchair doubles – Alfie Hewett and Gordon Reid win their 10th Grand Slam title in a row

World Cup qualifying match – Wales bt Ukraine

Wales qualify for finals for first time since 1958

First Test (Lords) New Zealand 132 and 285 (Daryl Mitchell 108) England 141 and 279-5 (Joe Root 115) England won by 5 wickets

Joe Root reaches 10,000 Test runs

National League play-off final – Grimsby Town bt Solihull Moors

National League champions – Stockport County

Netball Superleague Grand Final – Manchester Thunder bt Loughborough Lightning

US Women’s Open – Minjee Lee (Australia)

Jun 9

Mumbai break the world record for highest margin of victory in the history of first-class cricket as they beat Uttarakhand by 725 runs in their Ranji Trophy match

Jun 10

Billy Bingham dies

PFA Player of the Year – Mohamed Salah

PFA Young Player of the Year – Phil Foden

PFA Women’s Player of the Year – Sam Kerr

Jun 11

Premiership semi-finals – Saracens bt Harlequins, Leicester bt Northampton

Charlotte Edwards Cup final – Southern Vipers bt Central Sparks

Women’s Tour cycling – Elisa Longo Borghini (Italy)

LIV Golf Invitational (Centurion Club, Hertfordshire) – Charl Schwartzel. First prize is $4.75 million

Belmont Stakes – Mo Donegal

Jun 12

Linn Grant (Sweden) becomes the first female winner of a DP World Tour mixed-gender event

James Roby surpasses Kevin Sinfield’s record of 454 games in Super League

Azerbaijan GP – Max Verstappen, Sergio Perez, George Russell

Nottingham Open final – Dan Evans bt Jordan Thompson

Phil Bennett dies

Jun 13

Premier League of Darts final – Michael van Gerwen bt Joe Cullen

Jun 14

St James’s Palace Stakes – Coroebus

Second Test (Trent Bridge) New Zealand 553 (Daryl Mitchell 190, Tom Blundell 106) and 284 England 539 (Olly Pope 145, Joe Root 176, Trent Boult 5-106) and 299-5 (Jonny Bairstow 136) England won by 5 wickets

Jonny Bairstow 100 in 77 balls, just missing the England record of 76 balls set by Gilbert Jessop in 1902

Record for most boundaries hit in a Test match – 225 fours and 24 sixes

England 0 Hungary 4. John Stones sent off. Match played at Molineux

Darwin Nunez moves from Benfica to Liverpool

Vincent Kompany appointed as manager of Burnley

Jun 15

Prince of Wales’s Stakes – State Of Rest

Jun 16

Gold Cup – Kyprios (Ryan Moore), trained by Aidan O’Brien

NBA finals – Golden State Warriors bt Boston Celtics. Fourth championship in eight years

Finals MVP – Stephen Currie

Regular season MVP – Nikola Jokic (Denver Nuggets)

Jun 17

Coronation Stakes – Inspiral

World Aquatics Championships start in Budapest

ODI (Amstelveen) England 498-4 (Phil Salt 122, Dawid Malan 125, Jos Buttler 162) Netherlands 266

Jun 18

Premiership rugby final – Leicester 15 Saracens 12. Winning drop goal scored by Freddie Burns

Super Rugby Pacific final – Crusaders bt Blues

Leading jockey at Ascot – Ryan Moore

Leading trainer at Ascot – Aidan O’Brien

Jun 19

Canadian GP – Max Verstappen, Carlos Sainz, Lewis Hamilton

US Open (Brookline) Matt Fitzpatrick. 2nd Scottie Scheffler, Will Zalatoris

Queen’s Club Championships final – Matteo Berettini bt Filip Krajinovic

Doubles final – Nikola Mektic and Mate Pavic bt Lloyd Glasspool and Harri Heliovaara

World Cup of Darts final– Australia (Damon Heta and Simon Whitlock) bt Wales (Gerwyn Price and Jonny Clayton)

Jun 20

Ryan Giggs resigns as Wales manager

Sadio Mane moves from Liverpool to Bayern Munich

Rugby Players' Association awards –

Player’s player of the year – Andre Esterhuizen (Harlequins)

England player of the year – Freddie Steward (Leicester)

Young player of the year – Freddie Steward

England women player of the year – Marlie Packer

Leading points scorer – George Ford (Leicester), 220 points

Leading try scorer – Max Malins (Saracens), 16 tries

Jun 22

American synchronized swimmer Anita Alvarez is rescued from the bottom of the pool by her coach Andrea Fuentes after she fainted at the World Championships

Jun 23

Jamie Overton makes England Test debut

New Zealand's Henry Nicholls is bizarrely dismissed after his shot deflects off team-mate Daryl Mitchell's bat and into the hands of Alex Lees in third Test

Jun 24

Wayne Rooney leaves Derby County

Top 14 final – Montpellier bt Castres

Men’s 50m freestyle – Ben Proud. GB’s only gold medal

Katie Ledecky won four gold medals

Mollie O’Callaghan (Australia) won three gold medals and three silver medals

Torri Huske (USA) won three gold medals and three bronze medals

David Popovici (Romania, aged 17) won the men’s 100m freestyle and 200m freestyle

Robinsons squash will no longer sponsor Wimbledon, ending a partnership which stretches back to 1935

Jun 25

Eastbourne International. Men’s – Taylor Fritz. Women’s – Petra Kvitova

Irish Derby – Westover

English Greyhound Derby (Towcester) – Romeo Magico

Jun 26

Stanley Cup – Colorado Avalanche bt Tampa Bay Lightning

Playoffs MVP – Cale Makar

Regular season MVP – Auston Matthews (Toronto Maple Leafs)

BMW International Open – Li Haotong (China)

KPMG Women's PGA – Chun In-gee (South Korea)

British National Road Championships. Men – Mark Cavendish. Women – Alice Towers

Jun 27

Third Test (Headingley) New Zealand 319 (Daryl Mitchell 109, Jack Leach 5-100) and 326 (Jack Leach 5-66) England 360 (Jonny Bairstow 162) and 296-3. England won by 7 wickets. England win series 3-0

Jun 28

Wimbledon women’s singles first round – Harmony Tan bt Serena Williams

Jun 29

Wimbledon women’s singles second round – Caroline Garcia bt Emma Raducanu

Wimbledon men’s singles second round – John Isner bt Andy Murray

Jun 30

Wimbledon women’s singles second round – Katie Boulter bt Karolina Pliskova

Jos Buttler appointed England white ball captain after Eoin Morgan retires

July

Jul 1

Richarlison moves from Everton to Spurs

John Isner breaks Ivo Karlovic’s all-time record of 13,728 aces

UEFA European Under-19 Championship final (Slovakia) – England bt Israel

Tour de France starts in Copenhagen

Jul 2

Andy Goram dies

Stuart Broad concedes 35 runs in an over in Test match against India

Wimbledon women’s singles third round – Alize Cornet bt Iga Swiatek, ending Iga Swiatek’s 37-match winning streak

Jul 3

Centenary of Wimbledon centre court. Scheduled play on middle Sunday for the first time

Mixed doubles second round – Jonny O’Mara and Alicia Barnett bt Jamie Murray and Venus Williams

British GP – Carlos Sainz, Sergio Perez, Lewis Hamilton. First GP win for Carlos Sainz in his 150th race start

A multi-car accident occurred on the opening lap, in which Zhou Guanyu's car flipped over the tyre wall

Jul 4

Gabriel Jesus moves from Man City to Arsenal

Kalvin Phillips moves from Leeds to Man City

Jul 5

Rearranged fifth Test (Edgbaston) India 416 (Rishabh Pant 146, Ravindra Jadeja 104, Jimmy Anderson 5-60) and 245 England 284 (Jonny Bairstow 106) and 378-3 (Joe Root 142*, Jonny Bairstow 114*). England won by seven wickets. Series drawn 2-2

Jul 6

Wimbledon men’s singles quarter-final – Cameron Norrie bt David Goffin

UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 starts

England 1 (Beth Mead) Austria 0. Match played at Old Trafford

Jul 7

Wimbledon women’s singles semi-finals – Ons Jabeur bt Tatjana Maria, Elena Rybakina bt Simona Halep

Wimbledon mixed doubles final – Neal Skupski and Desirae Krawczyk bt Matthew Ebden and Samantha Stosur

Rafael Nadal withdraws from Wimbledon with abdominal injury after beating Taylor Fritz in quarter-final

World Games start in Birmingham, Alabama

Jul 8

Wimbledon men’s singles semi-finals – Novak Djokovic bt Cameron Norrie, Nick Kyrgios bt Rafael Nadal (walkover)

Jul 9

Wimbledon women’s singles final – Elena Rybakina bt Ons Jabeur

Men’s doubles final – Matthew Ebden and Max Purcell bt Nikola Mektic and Mate Pavic

Men’s wheelchair doubles final – Gustavo Fernandez and Shingo Kunieda bt Alfie Hewett and Gordon Reid

Richard Gleeson takes 3-15 on England debut in T20 match against India

Somerset score record 265-5 against Derbyshire in T20 Blast

Jul 10

Wimbledon men’s singles final – Novak Djokovic bt Nick Krygios. Seventh Wimbledon title, fourth in succession. 21st Grand Slam

Women’s doubles final – Barbora Krejcíkova and Katerina Siniakova bt Elise Mertens and Zhang Shuai

Men’s wheelchair final – Shingo Kunieda bt Alfie Hewett

Sue Barker retires from broadcasting

Scottish Open – Xander Schauffele

Austrian GP – Charles Leclerc, Max Verstappen, Lewis Hamilton

Jul 11

Wayne Rooney appointed as head coach of DC United

England 8 Norway 0. Hat-trick for Beth Mead

Jul 12

Jasprit Bumrah 6-19 in first ODI against England

Jul 13

Keaton Jennings 318 for Lancs against Somerset

Raheem Sterling moves from Man City to Chelsea

State of Origin – Queensland Maroons bt New South Wales Blues

Jul 14

Tom Pidcock wins maiden Tour de France stage, on Alp d’Huez

Leicestershire 756-4 against Sussex. Colin Ackermann and Wiaan Mulder add 477 for fifth wicket

Reece Topley 6-24 in ODI against India

Tokyo selected to hold 2025 World Athletics Championships

Jul 15

England 5 Northern Ireland 0

World Athletics Championships start at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon

Mixed 4 x 400m relay – Dominican Republic. Bronze – USA. Allyson Felix wins 20th career medal

Christian Eriksen moves from Brentford to Man Utd

Bevan French breaks the record for most tries scored in a Super League game, scoring seven tries during Wigan Warriors 60–0 win over Hull FC

Jul 16

Ireland win rugby union series in New Zealand for the first time

T20 finals day (Edgbaston). Semi-finals – Lancashire Lightning bt Yorkshire Vikings, Hampshire Hawks bt Somerset. Final – Hampshire Hawks bt Lancashire Lightning by one run

100m – Fred Kerley (USA)

Jul 17

150th Open (St Andrews) Cameron Smith. 2nd Cameron Young 3rd Rory McIlroy. Silver medal – Filippo Celli (Italy). Smith -20, shoots 64 in final round

2023 Open will be held at Royal Liverpool Golf Club

Women’s 100m – Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce

All-Ireland Hurling Final –Limerick bt Kilkenny

Jul 18

Final group tables –

Group A – England, Austria, Norway, Northern Ireland

Group B – Germany, Spain, Denmark, Finland

Group C – Sweden, Netherlands, Switzerland, Portugal

Group D – France, Belgium, Iceland, Italy

Iceland drew all three matches

Women’s 1500m. Bronze – Laura Muir

Jul 19

Robert Lewandowski moves from Bayern Munich to Barcelona

Ben Stokes retires from ODI cricket

Men’s 1500m – Jake Wightman

Jul 20

Henrik Stenson removed as Europe’s Ryder Cup captain

Quarter-final – England 2 Spain 1. Winning goal scored by Georgia Stanway

Jul 21

Uwe Seeler dies

Women’s 200m – Shericka Jackson (Jamaica). Bronze – Dina Asher-Smith

Jul 22

Paddy Hopkirk dies

Men’s 400m. Bronze – Matthew Hudson-Smith

Jul 23

Glamorgan 793-5 (Sam Northeast 410*) against Leics

Men’s 4x100m. Bronze – GB

King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes – Pyledriver

Jul 24

French GP – Max Verstappen, Lewis Hamilton, George Russell

Women’s 800m. Silver – Keely Hodgkinson

Women’s 4x400m. Bronze – GB

Final medal table –1st USA (13-9-11) 33 2nd Ethiopia (4-4-2) 10 3rd Jamaica (2-7-1) 10 11th GB (1-1-5) 7

Tour de France – Jonas Vingegaard (Denmark, Team Jumbo-Visma) 2nd Tadej Pogacar, 3rd Geraint Thomas

Points – Wout van Aert

Mountains – Jonas Vingegaard

Youth – Tadej Pogacar

Combativity – Wout van Aert

Team – Ineos Grenadiers

World Matchplay darts – Michael van Gerwen bt Gerwyn Price

Evian Championship – Brooke Henderson

Senior British Open golf – Darren Clarke

Gaelic Football final – Kerry bt Galway

Jul 26

Goodwood Cup – Kyprios

Semi-final (Bramall Lane, Sheffield) – England 4 Sweden 0

Jul 27

Lisandro Martinez moves from Ajax to Man Utd

Semi-final (Stadium MK, Milton Keynes) – Germany 2 France 1

Alexandra Popp scores for fifth successive match

Sussex Stakes – Baaeed

Jul 28

Commonwealth Games opening ceremony takes place at Alexandra Stadium. 280 events in 20 sports. Queen’s Baton Relay final runner – Denise Lewis. Mascot – Perry Bull

Cycling events held at Lee Valley VeloPark in London

Rugby Sevens held at Coventry Arena

Terry Neill dies

Jul 29

First gold medal won by Alex Yee in men’s triathlon

Championship League Snooker final – Luca Brecel bt Lu Ning

Jul 30

Sophie Unwin fined for protesting against a decision to not award her a Commonwealth Games bronze medal despite finishing third. The tandem B sprint had four entries and rules say only gold and silver medals will be issued in such cases

T53/54 wheelchair marathon won by JohnBoy Smith after David Weir suffers a puncture

FA Community Shield (Leicester) Liverpool 3 Man City 1

Darwin Nunes scores his first goal for Liverpool

Maiden pole position for George Russell at Hungarian GP

Speedway of Nations Grand Final – Australia

Jul 31

Matt Walls goes over the barrier into the crowd after a massive crash during the men’s 15km scratch race qualifying

UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 final – England 2 (Ella Toone, Chloe Kelly) Germany 1 (Lina Magull)

Match played at Wembley Stadium. Attendance: 87,192

Player of the Match – Keira Walsh

Leading goalscorers – Beth Mead, Alexandra Popp (6)

Player of the tournament – Beth Mead

Goal of the tournament – Alessia Russo’s back-heel for England against Sweden

Tour de France Femmes – Annemiek van Vleuten

Hungarian GP – Max Verstappen, Lewis Hamilton, George Russell

August

Aug 1

Luke Donald appointed as Europe Ryder Cup captain for 2023

Aug 3

Southend United sell naming rights for the West Stand at their Roots Hall ground to estate agents Gilbert & Rose. The stand is now known as the Gilbert & Rose West Stand

Aug 5

George Miller, aged 75, becomes oldest Commonwealth medalist, winning B2/B3 mixed pairs bowls

First goal of Premier League season – Gabriel Martinelli (Arsenal)

Premier League shirt sponsors: Bournemouth – Dafabet, Crystal Palace – Cinch, Everton – Stake.com, Fulham – W88

Nottingham Forest do not currently have a shirt sponsor

Marc Cucurella moves from Brighton to Chelsea

Aug 7

Women’s British Open (Muirfield) – Ashleigh Buhai (South Africa)

Aug 8

Commonwealth Games closing ceremony. Formal handover to the Australian state of Victoria, host of the 2026 Commonwealth Games

Final medal table – 1st Australia (67-57-54) 178 2nd England (57-66-53) 176 3rd Canada (26-32-34) 92 6th Scotland (13-11-27) 51 8th Wales (8-6-14) 28 11th Northern Ireland (7-7-4) 18

Tom Dean (England) won one gold medal and six silver medals in swimming

Jake Jarman (England) won four gold medals in gymnastics

Joe Fraser (England) won three gold medals in gymnastics

Five of Northern Ireland’s gold medals were in boxing

Aug 10

Will Smeed hits first-ever century in The Hundred, for Birmingham Phoenix

European Super Cup (Helsinki) – Real Madrid bt Eintracht Frankfurt

Aug 11

European Championships start in Munich. The event features: Athletics, Beach Volleyball, Canoe Sprint, Cycling, Gymnastics, Rowing, Sport Climbing, Table Tennis, and Triathlon

European Aquatics Championships start in Rome

Aug 13

Formula E World Championship – Stoffel Vandoorne (Belgium)

Arlington Million – Santin

Aug 19

First Test (Lords) England 165 (Kagiso Rabada 5-52) and 149 South Africa 326. South Africa won by an innings and 12 runs

Vuelta a Espana starts in Utrecht

Aug 20

Oleksandr Usyk bt Anthony Joshua. Fight held in Jeddah, and was billed as the Rage on the Red Sea

Aug 21

European Championships final medal table – 1st Germany (26-20-14) 60 2nd GB (24-19-17) 60 3rd Italy (14-18-19) 51

European Aquatics Championships final medal table – 1st Italy (24-24-19) 67 2nd GB (10-8-9) 27 3rd Ukraine (10-6-1) 17

GB won six gold medals in diving. Jack Laugher and Andrea Spendolini-Sirieix both won two gold medals

Aug 22

Casemiro moves from Real Madrid to Man Utd

Ellen White retires. Scored 52 goals in 113 appearances for England

Aug 23

Jill Scott retires. Made 161 appearances for England

Aug 25

Uefa Awards –

Men's Player of the Year – Karim Benzema

Women's Player of the Year – Alexia Putellas

Men's Coach of the Year – Carlo Ancelotti

Women's Coach of the Year – Sarina Wiegman

Aug 26

Alexander Isak moves from Real Sociedad to Newcastle

Aug 27

Liverpool 9 Bournemouth 0

Erling Haaland hat-trick for Man City against Crystal Palace

Second Test (Old Trafford) South Africa 151and 179 England 415-9 (Ben Foakes 113, Ben Stokes 103). England won by an innings and 85 runs

Aug 28

Dundee Utd 0 Celtic 9

Belgium GP – Max Verstappen, Sergio Perez, Carlos Sainz

Tour Championship – Rory McIlroy

FedEx Cup – Rory McIlroy

World Rugby Sevens Series – Australia

Aug 29

Mountain Bike World Championships – Nino Schurter (Switzerland). 10th title

League Leaders’ Shield – St Helens

Toulouse Olympique are relegated from the Super League

Aug 30

Scott Parker sacked as manager of Bournemouth

US Open first round – Alize Cornet bt Emma Raducanu

Wesley Fofana moves from Leicester to Chelsea

Aug 31

Man City 6 (Erling Haaland 3) Nottingham Forest 0

September

Sep 1

Transfer deadline day –

Antony moves from Ajax to Man Utd for £82 million

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang moves from Barcelona to Chelsea

Leander Dendoncker moves from Wolves to Aston Villa

Sep 2

US Open third round – Ajla Tomljanovic bt Serena Williams

Serena Williams retires

US Open third round – Matteo Berrettini bt Andy Murray, Karen Khachanov bt Jack Draper

Sep 3

Ivan Toney hat-trick for Brentford against Leeds

The Hundred finals (Lords) –

Oval Invincibles Women bt Southern Brave Women

Trent Rockets Men bt Manchester Originals Men

The Hundred statistics –

Men: most runs – Dawid Malan, most wickets – Paul Walter

Women: most runs – Laura Wolvaardt, most wickets – Amanda-Jane Wellington

Men’s player of the series – Adam Lyth (Northern Superchargers)

Women’s player of the series – Nat Sciver (Trent Rockets)

US Open third round – Marin Cilic bt Dan Evans

Sep 4

Dutch GP – Max Verstappen, George Russell, Charles Leclerc

Burghley Horse Trials – Piggy March riding Vanir Kamira

Sep 5

US Open fourth round – Andrey Rublev bt Cameron Norrie

Sep 6

US Open fourth round – Frances Tiafoe bt Rafael Nadal

Eintracht Frankfurt make their debut appearance in the Champions League group stage

Sep 7

Thomas Tuchel sacked as manager of Chelsea

Keira Walsh moves from Man City to Barcelona

Sep 8

Graham Potter leaves Brighton to become new manager of Chelsea

US Open women’s semi-finals – Iga Swiatek bt Aryna Sabalenka, Ons Jabaur bt Caroline Garcia

Diamond League finishes with the Weltklasse in Zurich

Sep 9

US Open men’s singles semi-finals – Casper Ruud bt Karen Khachanov, Carlos Alcarez bt Frances Tiafoe

US Open men’s doubles final – Joe Salisbury and Rajeev Ram bt Neal Skupski and Wesley Koolhof

Sep 10

US Open women’s singles final – Iga Swiatek bt Ons Jabaur

US Open mixed doubles final – John Peers and Storm Sanders bt Edouard Roger-Vasselin and Kirsten Flipkens

Sep 11

Italian GP – Max Verstappen, Charles Leclerc, George Russell. 9th Nick de Vries, who replaced Alexander Albon

BMW PGA Championship – Shane Lowry

Vuelta a Espana – Remco Evenepoel (Belgium)

St Leger – Eldar Eldarov (David Egan), trained by Roger Varian

PGA Tour player of the year – Scottie Scheffler

US Open men’s singles final – Carlos Alcarez bt Casper Ruud

Aged 19, Alcarez becomes the youngest world number one in the history of men's tennis

US Open women’s doubles final – Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova bt Caty McNally and Taylor Townsend

IndyCar Series – Will Power

Sep 12

Third Test (The Oval) South Africa 118 (Ollie Robinson 5-49) & 169 England 158 (Marco Jansen 5-35) and 130-1. England won by 9 wickets. England win series 2-1

Rugby League Writers player of the year award – Jai Field (Wigan Warriors)

Diego Costa joins Wolves

Sep 15

Christopher Atherton becomes the youngest senior footballer in the United Kingdom at 13 years and 329 days old when he plays for Glenavon

Eddie Butler dies

Sep 17

Royal London One-Day Cup final (Trent Bridge) – Kent bt Lancashire

Spurs 6 (Son Heung-min 3) Leicester 2

Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez bt Gennady Golovkin to retain his undisputed super-middleweight crown

Davis Cup (Emirates Arena, Glasgow) – GB eliminated after losing to USA and Netherlands

Sep 18

UCI Road World Championships start in Wollongong, Australia

Women’s time trial – Ellen van Dyck (Netherlands)

World Eventing Championships (Italy) – Yasmin Ingham, riding Banzai du Loir

Ethan Nwanari (Arsenal) became the youngest player to ever appear in the Premier League, aged 15

St Mirren end Celtic’s run of 38 games unbeaten in SPL

Roberto de Zerbi appointed as manager of Brighton

Women’s Super League Grand Final – Leeds Rhinos bt York City Knights

WNBA Finals – Las Vegas Aces bt Connecticut Sun

World Series of Darts final – Gerwyn Price bt Dirk van Duijvenbode

Sep 19

Men’s time trial – Tobias Foss (Norway)

Sep 20

Man of Steel – Brodie Croft (Salford Red Devils)

Sep 21

David Lloyd hits 313 for Glamorgan against Derbyshire

Sep 22

Woman of Steel – Tara-Jane Stanley (York City Knights)

Sep 23

Roger Federer plays final match, in doubles with Rafael Nadal against Jack Sock and

Frances Tiafoe, in Laver Cup

Albert Pujols hits 700th career home run, for St Louis Cardinals

Sep 24

Super League Grand Final (Old Trafford) St Helens bt Leeds Rhinos. Harry Sunderland Trophy – Jonny Lomax

Cambridgeshire Handicap – Majestic

Women’s road race – Annemiek van Vleuten (Netherlands)

AFL Grand Final – Geelong bt Sydney Swans

Charlie Dean dismissed in ‘Mankad’ run out by Deepti Sharma in third ODI against India. India win the series 3-0

Rugby Championship – New Zealand

Sep 25

Berlin marathon – Eliud Kipchoge, in a new world record time of 2:01:09

Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy final – Northern Diamonds bt Southern Vipers

Laver Cup (O2 Arena) – Team World bt Team Europe

Presidents Cup – USA team bt International team. Team captains – Davis Love III and Trevor Immelman

World mixed doubles snooker final – Neil Robertson and Nutcharut 'Mink' Wongharuthai bt Mark Selby and Rebecca Kenna

Men’s road race – Remco Evenepoel (Belgium)

World Rowing Championships (Czech Republic) – GB top the medal table with seven gold medals

Sep 26

Uefa Nations League - England 3 Germany 3. Luke Shaw scores England’s first goal in open play for after 565 minutes

Group A3 final table – Italy, Hungary, Germany, England

Slaven Bilic replaces Rob Edwards as manager of Watford

Sep 28

PCA Player of the Year – Jonny Bairstow

Young Player – Harry Brook

Women’s Player – Nat Sciver

Sep 29

County Championship won by Surrey. Captain – Rory Buns. Coach – Gareth Batty

Relegated – Yorkshire, Gloucestershire

Promoted – Nottinghamshire, Middlesex

Sep 30

Caribbean Premier League (CPLT20) final – Jamaica Tallawahs bt Barbados Royals

October

Oct 1

Leandro Trossard hat-trick for Brighton against Liverpool

Stephen Fry replaces Clare Connor as MCC president

Speedway Grand Prix – Bartosz Zmarzlik (Poland). Third world title

Oct 2

London Marathon. Men’s – Amos Kipruto (Kenya). Women’s – Yalemzerf Yehualaw (Ethiopia)

Man City 6 (Phil Foden 3, Erling Haaland 3) Man Utd 3

Erling Haaland becomes the first player to score three successive Premier League home hat-tricks

Bruno Lage sacked as manager of Wolves

Singapore GP – Sergio Perez, Charles Leclerc, Carlos Sainz

Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe – Alpinista

Championship Grand Final – Leigh Centurions bt Batley Bulldogs

Leigh are promoted to the Super League

NRL Grand Final – Penrith Panthers bt Parramatta Eels

Oct 5

Worcester Warriors wound up in the High Court

Oct 8

Filippo Ganna sets new cycling hour world record

Cesarewitch Handicap – Run For Oscar

2021 Women’s Rugby Union World Cup starts

Oct 9

Japanese GP – Max Verstappen, Sergio Perez, Charles Leclerc

Max Verstappen retains World Championship with four races to spare

Green Bay Packers play their first match in London, losing to New York Giants at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

Cristiano Ronaldo scores 700th club goal

W Series – Jamie Chadwick. Series ended early for monetary reasons

LIV Golf championship – Dustin Johnson

World Grand Prix final – Michael van Gerwyn bt Nathan Aspinall

British Touring Car Championship – Tom Ingram

Oct 10

CJ Ujah banned for 22 months

Oct 12

Rangers 1 Liverpool 7 (Salah 3). Mohamed Salah scored a hat-trick in 6 minutes

Track Cycling World Championships start in Paris

Oct 13

Men’s Team Pursuit – GB

Speedway Premiership final – Belle Vue Aces bt Sheffield Tigers

Oct 14

York City Knights women’s rugby league team change their name to York Valkyrie

Oct 15

Rugby League World Cup starts

England 60 Samoa 6. Match played at St James’ Park

Queen Elizabeth II Stakes – Bayside Boy

Champion Stakes – Bay Bridge. First defeat for Baaeed, who is retired

Champion flat jockey – William Buick

Champion flat trainer – ??

Omnium – Ethan Hayter

Claressa Shields bt Savannah Marshall to become undisputed middleweight champion at O2 Arena

Oct 16

Women’s points race – Neah Evans

Reece Topley ruled out of the Men's T20 World Cup with an ankle injury sustained when he stepped on a boundary sponge

British Superbike Championship – Bradley Ray

Oct 17

Ballon d’Or – Karim Benzema

Women’s Ballon d’Or – Alexia Putellas

Kopa Trophy – Gavi (Barcelona)

Wasps go into administration

Oct 20

Steven Gerrard sacked as manager of Aston Villa

Oct 21

Ian Baraclough sacked as manager of Northern Ireland

T20 World Cup final group tables –

Group A – Sri Lanka, Netherlands, Namibia, United Arab Emirates

Group B – Zimbabwe, Ireland, Scotland, West Indies

Rugby League World Cup – Australia 84 Scotland 0

Oct 22

T20 World Cup – Sam Curran takes 5-10 for England against Afghanistan

Red Bull co-founder Dietrich Mateschitz dies

Oct 23

United States GP – Max Verstappen, Lewis Hamilton, Charles Leclerc

Red Bull win constructors’ championship

Women’s Rugby Union World Cup – England win Pool C after beating Fiji, France, and South Africa

Oct 24

Unai Emery appointed as manager of Aston Villa

Michael Carrick appointed as manager of Middlesbrough

Oct 26

T20 World Cup – Ireland (Barlinnie 62) bt England

Brian Robinson dies. First Briton to win a stage of the Tour de France

Oct 27

T20 World Cup – Zimbabwe bt Pakistan by one run

Oct 28

Wasps suspended from Premiership Rugby and relegated

Red Bull fined $7 million for breaking Formula 1's budget cap

Oct 29

Rugby League World Cup – England 94 Greece 4. Dom Young scores four tries

Women’s Rugby Union World Cup quarter-final – England 41 Australia 5. Hat-trick for Marlie Packer. Sarah Hunter becomes the most-capped England and women's international with 138

Copa Libertadores final – Flamengo bt Athletico Paranaense

Oct 30

Mexican GP – Max Verstappen, Lewis Hamilton, Sergio Perez. Max Verstappen wins record 14th race of the season

European Darts Championship final – Ross Smith bt Michael Smith

Lisa Ashton and Beau Greaves qualify for the PDC World Championship