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Jan 30
  
Copa Libertadores final – Palmeiras bt Santos
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2020 Copa Libertadores final – Palmeiras bt Santos
  
 
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UK Open darts final – James Wade bt Luke Humphries
 
UK Open darts final – James Wade bt Luke Humphries
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Mar 8
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Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott signs a four-year $160 million deal
  
 
Mar 10
 
Mar 10
  
 
Hege Riise named as head coach of Team GB's women's football team at this summer's Tokyo Olympics
 
Hege Riise named as head coach of Team GB's women's football team at this summer's Tokyo Olympics
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Scuderia Ferrari sign a multi-year clothing deal with Italian luxury brand Giorgio Armani
  
 
Mar 11
 
Mar 11
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Irish Grand National – Freewheelin Dylan, at 150-1
 
Irish Grand National – Freewheelin Dylan, at 150-1
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Rebecca Welsh becomes the first woman to be appointed to referee an English Football League match, for the League Two match between Harrogate Town and Port Vale
  
 
Apr 6
 
Apr 6
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Joe Salisbury is first British player to win this title since John Lloyd in 1982
 
Joe Salisbury is first British player to win this title since John Lloyd in 1982
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Angelos Postecoglou appointed as manager of Celtic
  
 
Jun 11
 
Jun 11
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Jun 23
 
Jun 23
 
Ronaldo equals Ali Daei's record of 109 international goals
 
  
 
Group stage tables –  
 
Group stage tables –  
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Rugby League 1875 Cup final – Featherstone Rovers bt York City Knights
 
Rugby League 1875 Cup final – Featherstone Rovers bt York City Knights
  
Rugby League Challenge Cup final – St Helens bt Castleford
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Rugby League Challenge Cup final – St Helens bt Castleford. Lance Todd Trophy – Niall Evalds (Castleford)
  
 
Max Verstappen wins first sprint qualifying race and starts on pole for British GP
 
Max Verstappen wins first sprint qualifying race and starts on pole for British GP
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Olympic Games Opening Ceremony. Games opened by Emperor Naruhito. Flame lit by Naomi Osaka. Each country in the Parade of Nations has two flag bearers – GB represented by Hannah Mills (sailing) and Mohamed Sbihi (rowing). 1,824 drones made a 3D rendition of the Tokyo Olympic Games logo over the stadium
 
Olympic Games Opening Ceremony. Games opened by Emperor Naruhito. Flame lit by Naomi Osaka. Each country in the Parade of Nations has two flag bearers – GB represented by Hannah Mills (sailing) and Mohamed Sbihi (rowing). 1,824 drones made a 3D rendition of the Tokyo Olympic Games logo over the stadium
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Cleveland Indians to change their name to Cleveland Guardians at the end of this season
  
 
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Jul 24
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12-year-old Hend Zaha (Syria) loses in first round of table tennis
 
12-year-old Hend Zaha (Syria) loses in first round of table tennis
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Brother and sister Hifumi Abe and Uta Abe (Japan) both win Judo gold medals, becoming the first brother-sister duo to win Olympic gold medals in individual sports on the same day
  
 
First Test – South Africa 17 British and Irish Lions 22
 
First Test – South Africa 17 British and Irish Lions 22
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Jul 27
 
Jul 27
  
Men’s 200m freestyle – Tom Dean. Silver – Duncan Scott
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Men’s 200m freestyle – Tom Dean. Silver – Duncan Scott, 4<sup>th</sup> David Popovici (Romania, aged 16)
  
 
Women’s triathlon – Flora Duffy (Bermuda). Silver – Georgia Taylor-Brown
 
Women’s triathlon – Flora Duffy (Bermuda). Silver – Georgia Taylor-Brown
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Women’s football quarter-final – Australia 4 GB 3 (Ellen White 3)
 
Women’s football quarter-final – Australia 4 GB 3 (Ellen White 3)
  
Women’s BMX – Bethany Schriever
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Women’s BMX – Bethany Shriever
  
 
Men’s BMX. Silver – Kye White
 
Men’s BMX. Silver – Kye White
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New Zealand transgender athlete Lauren Hubbard fails to lift a weight
 
New Zealand transgender athlete Lauren Hubbard fails to lift a weight
  
Second Test – South Africa 27 Lions 9
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Second Test – South Africa 27 British and Irish Lions 9
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Aug 1
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Men’s 100m – Marcell Jacobs (Italy). Zharnel Hughes false starts in the final and is disqualified
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Women’s BMX – Charlotte Worthington. Performs 360-degree backflip
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Pommel horse – Max Whitlock
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Men’s individual golf – Xander Schauffele. 2<sup>nd</sup> Rory Sabatini (Slovakia). Seven-way play-off for bronze including Paul Casey and Rory McIlroy
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Men’s 4x100m medley relay. Silver – GB
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Duncan Scott wins fourth swimming medal
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Men’s BMX. Bronze – Declan Brooks
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Men’s tennis final – Alexander Zverev bt Karen Khachanov
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Hungarian GP – Esteban Ocon, Lewis Hamilton, Carlos Sainz. Sebastian Vettel finished second but was disqualified for a fuel infringement
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Hansi Flick replaces Joachim Low as the manager of the men's German national football team
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Aug 2
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Team eventing – GB
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Individual eventing. Silver – Tom McKean riding Toledo De Kerse
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Women’s weightlifting 87+ kg. Silver – Emily Campbell
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Aug 3
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Men’s 400m hurdles – Karsten Warholm (Norway), in a world record time of 45.94 seconds
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Men’s pole vault – Armand Duplantis (Sweden)
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Women’s 200m – Elaine Thompson-Herah
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Women’s 800m. Silver – Keely Hodgkinson
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Men’s team sprint. Silver – GB (Jack Carlin, Jason Kenny, Ryan Owens)
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Women’s team pursuit. Silver GB (Katie Archibald, Laura Kenny, Neah Evans, Josie Knight)
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Men’s 49er – GB (Dylan Fletcher and Stuart Bithell)
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Men’s Finn – Giles Scott
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Mixed Nacra17. Silver – GB (John Gimson and Anna Burnet)
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Men’s welterweight boxing. Silver – Pat McCormack
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Women’s featherweight boxing. Bronze – Karriss Artingstall
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Men’s diving 3m springboard. Bronze – Jack Laugher
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Balance beam. Bronze – Simone Biles
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Aug 4
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Women’s 400m hurdles – Sydney McLaughlin (USA). Silver – Dalilah Muhammad (USA). Both women broke Muhammad’s old world record
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Individual jumping – Ben Maher riding Explosion W
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Women’s 470 – GB (Hannah Mills and Eilidh McIntyre). Third Olympic medal for Hannah Mills
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Women’s park skateboarding. Bronze – Sky Brown (aged 13)
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Men’s light heavyweight boxing. Silver – Benjamin Whittaker
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Men’s super heavyweight boxing. Bronze – Frazer Clarke
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Aug 5
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Women’s pole vault. Bronze – Holly Bradshaw
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Men’s omnium – Matt Wells. Four events – Scratch, Tempo, Elimination, and Points
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Men’s canoeing K-1 200m. Bronze – Liam Heath
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Jack Grealish moves from Aston Villa to Man City for £100 million
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Aug 6
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Women’s 1500m. Silver – Laura Muir. Bronze – Sifan Hassan
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Women’s 4x100m. Bronze – GB (Asha Philip, Imani Lansiquot, Dina Asher-Smith, Daryll Nieta)
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Men’s 4x100m. Silver – GB (CJ Ujah, Zharnel Hughes, Richard Kilty, Nathaniel Mitchell-Blake)
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Women’s modern pentathlon – Kate French
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Women’s madison – Katie Archibald and Laura Kenny
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The 50 kilometre race walk is dropped from the Olympic program and will be replaced by a mixed team race in order to achieve gender equality
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Aug 7
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Men’s 1500m. Bronze – Josh Kerr
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Men’s javelin – Neeray Chopra. First Indian athletics gold medal
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Men’s modern pentathlon – Joe Choong
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Men’s flyweight boxing – Galal Yafai
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Men’s 10m platform. Bronze – Tom Daley
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Men’s madison. Silver – Matt Wells and Ethan Hayter
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Men’s football final – Brazil bt Spain
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Women’s individual golf – Nelly Korda (USA)
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Third Test – South Africa 19 British and Irish Lions 16. Winning penalty kicked by Morne Steyn. Lions only try scored by Ken Owens. South Africa win series 2-1
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Community Shield – Leicester 1 (Kelechi Iheanacho) Man City 0
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Rangers lose to Dundee Utd in opening match in Scottish Premiership
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Aug 8
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Men’s keirin – Jason Kenny
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Women’s middleweight boxing – Lauren Price
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Women’s lightweight boxing – Kellie Harrington (Ireland)
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Olympic Games closing ceremony. Laura Kenny carries British flag
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Final medal table – 1st USA (39-41-33) 113 2nd China (32-38-18) 88 3rd Japan (27-14-17) 58 4th GB (22-21-22) 65
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Most gold medals – Caleb Dressel (5), Emma McKeon (4), Kaylee McKeown (3), An San (3), Lisa Carrington (3), Elaine Thompson-Herah (3)
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San Marino won two shooting medals and a wrestling medal
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Kosovo won two medals in judo
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First Test (Trent Bridge) England 183 and 303 (Joe Root 109, Jasprit Bumrah 5-64) India 278 (Ollie Robinson 5-85) and 52-1. Match drawn
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WGC-FedEx – Abraham Ancer (Mexico)
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Aug 9
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Belarusian athlete Krystina Timanovskaya, who refused orders to fly home early from the Olympics in Tokyo, is given a humanitarian visa by Poland
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Aug 10
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Lionel Messi moves from Barcelona to PSG
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Champions League third qualifying round – Malmo bt Rangers
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Aug 11
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Uefa Super Cup (Belfast) Chelsea bt Villareal
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Aug 12
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CJ Ujah suspended from competition after testing positive for a banned substance
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Romelu Lukaku moves from Inter Milan to Chelsea for £97.5 million
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Aug 13
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First goal in Premier League scored by Sergi Canos for Brentford against Arsenal
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Premier League shirt sponsors: Brentford – Hollywoodbets, Burnley – Spreadex Sports, Leeds – SBOTOP, Leicester – FBS, Man Utd – TeamViewer, Watford – Stake.com
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Joe Root overtakes Graham Gooch as England’s second highest run scorer (8,900 runs)
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Championship League Snooker final – David Gilbert bt Mark Allen
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Aug 14
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Raphael Varane moves from Real Madrid to Man Utd
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Man Utd 5 (Bruno Fernandes 3) Leeds 1. Paul Pogba credited with four assists
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Arlington Million – Two Emmys. The race is now known as the Mr. D. Stakes
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Aug 16
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Second Test (Lord’s) India 364 (KL Rahul 129, Jimmy Anderson 5-62) and 298-8 England 391 (Joe Root 180) and 120. India won by 151 runs
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Dom Sibley and Rory Burns become the first English openers ever to be dismissed for nought in the same innings of a home Test
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Sam Curran falls for the first ever king pair in a Test at Lord’s
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British Speedway Championship – Adam Ellis
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Stefan Jovetic becomes the first active player to score in each of Europe's top five leagues. Only Florin Raducioiu had achieved this feat before him
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Aug 19
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Royal London One-Day Cup final (Trent Bridge) Glamorgan bt Durham
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Aug 21
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The Hundred finals (Lord’s). Women’s – Oval Invincibles bt Southern Brave. Men’s – Southern Brave bt Birmingham Phoenix
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The Hundred statistics –
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Men: most runs – Liam Livingstone, most wickets – Adam Milne
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Women: most runs – Dane van Niekerk, most wickets – Tash Farrant
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Manny Pacquiao loses on his return to the ring after a two-year absence as Cuba's Yordenis Ugas retains his WBA superwelterweight title
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Aug 22
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Le Mans 24 Hours – Toyota (Mike Conway, Kamui Kobayashi and Jose Maria Lopez)
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Women’s British Open (Carnoustie) Anna Nordqvist. 2<sup>nd</sup> Georgia Hall
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British Open Squash Championship. Men’s – Paul Coll (New Zealand), Women’s – Nour El Sherbini (Egypt)
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All-Ireland Hurling Final – Limerick bt Cork
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Aug 24
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Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games start. 22 sports. Badminton and taekwondo replace football 7-a-side and sailing. Ellie Simmonds (swimming) and John Stubbs (archery) are the British flagbearers
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Russian athletes compete under the flag of the Russian Paralympic Committee (RPC)
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Mascot – Someity
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Aug 25
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EFL Cup – Newport County 0 Southampton 8
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Aug 26
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Ted Dexter dies
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Aug 27
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Cristiano Ronaldo moves from Juventus to Man Utd
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Uefa Men’s Player of the Year Award – Jorginho (Chelsea)
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Uefa Women’s Player of the Year Award – Alexia Putellas (Barcelona)
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Aug 28
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Third Test (Headingley) India 78 and 278 (Ollie Robinson 5-65) England 432 (Joe Root 121). England won by an innings and 76 runs
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Belgium GP – Max Verstappen, George Russell, Lewis Hamilton
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Half points awarded as only two laps were completed, behind the safety car, due to rain
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Aug 29
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BMW Championship – Patrick Cantlay
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Aug 30
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US Open first round – Stefanos Tsitsipas bt Andy Murray
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New teams added to Super Rugby – Moana Pasifika (based in Auckland) and Fijian Drua
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Aug 31
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Transfer deadline day –
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Daniel James moves from Man Utd to Leeds
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Saul Niguez moves from Atletico Madrid to Chelsea
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Nikola Vlasic moves from CSKA Moscow to West Ham
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== September ==
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Sep 1
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Cristiano Ronaldo scores against Ireland and breaks Ali Daei's record of 109 international goals
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Sep 2
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Sarah Storey surpasses Mike Kenny's 16 Paralympic gold medal record to become Great Britain's most successful Paralympic athlete of all time
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Sep 4
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USA awarded putt in Solheim Cup after Europe pick up their ball too early
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League Leaders’ Shield – Catalans Dragons
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Leigh are relegated from the Super League
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Sep 5
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Paralympic Games closing ceremony. David Smith (boccia player) is the GB flagbearer
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Final medal table – 1st China (96-60-51) 207 2nd GB (41-38-45) 124 3rd USA (37-36-31) 104
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China top the medal table for the fifth consecutive Paralympics. Great Britain finished second for the ninth time
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Lee Pearson won three gold medals in dressage taking his total to 14
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Kadeena Cox won two gold medals in cycling
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Hannah Cockroft won two gold medals in athletics
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Dutch GP – Max Verstappen, Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas
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Robert Kubica replaced Kimi Raikkonen who had Covid
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Charlotte Edwards Cup final – South East Stars bt Northern Diamonds
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Tour Championship – Patrick Cantlay
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FedEx Cup – Patrick Cantlay
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Vuelta a Espana – Primoz Roglic. Third consecutive victory. 4<sup>th</sup> Adam Yates
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World Cup qualifier between Brazil and Argentina abandoned five minutes after kick-off after visiting players were accused of Covid violations
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US Open third round – Daniil Medvedev bt Dan Evans
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Sep 6
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Solheim Cup (Toledo, Ohio) Europe 15 USA 13
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Putt to retain cup – Matilda Castren (Finland)
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Top points scorer – Leona Maguire (Ireland)
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Europe captain – Catriona Matthew
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Sep 7
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George Russell will drive for Mercedes F1 team next year
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Valtteri Bottas will drive for Alfa Romeo F1 team next year
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Middlesex 676-5 v Sussex. Sam Robson 253
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Sep 8
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Alexander Albon will drive for Williams F1 team next year
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US Open quarter-final – Emma Raducanu bt Belinda Bencic
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Sep 9
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Heather Knight makes 200th appearance for England cricket team
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Vivianne Miedama scores 100th goal for Arsenal
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US Open semi-finals – Emma Raducanu bt Maria Sakkari, Leylah Fernandez bt Aryna Sabalenka
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Diamond League finishes with the Weltklasse in Zurich. Women’s 800m won by Keely Hodgkinson
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Sep 10
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Fifth Test between England and India cancelled due to Covid in the India camp
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US Open semi-finals – Novak Djokovic bt Alexander Zverev, Daniil Medvedev bt Felix Auger-Aliassime
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Men’s doubles final – Joe Salisbury and Rajeev Ram bt Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares
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US Open Wheelchair Quad Singles – Dylan Alcott (Australia). Alcott becomes the only man to complete the Golden Slam in quad singles
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Sep 11
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Women’s final – Emma Raducanu bt Leylah Fernandez
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Emma Raducanu becomes first British woman be win a Grand Slam since Virginia Wade in 1977. First qualifier to win a Grand Slam. Ranked 150. Raducanu won the title without dropping a set during the entire tournament, including during her three qualification matches. Both finalists are teenagers and were born in Canada
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Mixed doubles final – Joe Salisbury and Desirae Krawczyk bt Marcelo Arevado (El Salvador) and Giuliana Olmos (Mexico)
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Joe Salisbury becomes the first man since Bob Bryan in 2010 to win the US Open doubles and mixed titles in the same year
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Wheelchair Men’s Doubles – Alfie Hewett and Gordon Reid, who were the four-time defending champions and completed a Calendar Year Grand Slam
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Cristiano Ronaldo scores twice on Man Utd debut, against Newcastle
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Gaelic Football final – Tyrone by Mayo
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St Leger – Hurricane Lane (William Buick), trained by Charlie Appleby
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Sep 12
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Italian GP – Daniel Ricciardo, Lando Norris, Valtteri Bottas. First one-two finish for McLaren since 2010. Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen collided on lap 22 and had to retire from the race
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Great North Run. Men’s – Marc Scott. Women’s – Hellen Obiri (Kenya). 2<sup>nd</sup> Eilish McColgan
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Men’s final – Daniil Medvedev bt Novak Djokovic
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Women’s doubles final – Samantha Stosur and Zhang Shuai bt Coco Gauff and Caty McNally
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BMW PGA – Billy Horschel
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World Cup of Darts final – Scotland (Peter Wright and John Henderson) bt Austria (Mensur Sulvojic and Rowby-John Rodriguez)
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Sep 14
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Sheriff Tiraspol made their debut appearance in the Champions League group stage
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Tom Ilube elected as chairman of the Rugby Football Union making him the first black chair of a major sport in England
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World Triathlon Series. Men’s – Kristian Blummenfelt (Norway), Women’s – Flora Duffy (Bermuda)
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PGA Tour Player of the Year – Patrick Cantlay
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Sep 15
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Caribbean Premier League (CPLT20) final – St Kitts and Nevis Patriots bt Saint Lucia Kings
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Sep 18
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T20 Blast finals (Edgbaston). Semi-finals – Somerset bt Hampshire, Kent bt Sussex. Final – Kent bt Somerset
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Nordic Darts Masters final – Martin van Gerwen bt Fallon Sherrock
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Sep 19
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Jimmy Greaves dies
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UCI Road World Championships start in Belgium
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Men’s time trial – Filippo Ganna (Italy)
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Sep 20
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Women’s time trial – Ellen van Dijk (Netherlands)
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Sep 22
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Derby County enter administration and are deducted 12 points
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UCI mixed team relay – Germany
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Sep 24
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Emma Raducanu splits from her coach Andrew Richardson
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Glamorgan 672-6 (Chris Cooke 205) Surrey 722-4 (Ollie Pope 274)
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County Championship – Warwickshire
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Warwickshire captain – Will Rhodes. Warwickshire coach – Mark Robinson
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Bryson DeChambeau hits a 417-yard drive at the Ryder Cup
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Sep 25
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Lando Norris takes maiden Formula 1 pole position for Russian GP
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Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy final – Southern Vipers beat Northern Diamonds
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Rugby Championship – New Zealand
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Sara Cox becomes the first woman to referee a Premiership game as she takes charge of the Harlequins vs Worcester fixture
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Oleksandr Usyk (Ukraine) bt Anthony Joshua at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
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Women’s road race – Elisa Balsamo (Italy)
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AFL Grand Final – Melbourne bt Western Bulldogs
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Sep 26
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Russian GP – Lewis Hamilton, Max Verstappen, Carlos Sainz
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Lewis Hamilton’s 100th F1 victory
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Ryder Cup (Whistling States, Wisconsin) USA 19 Europe 9
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Collin Moriwaka won the half point which won the trophy for USA
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Leading points scorers – Dustin Johnson (5), Jon Rahm (3.5)
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Paul Casey, Matthew Fitzpatrick and Bernd Wiesberger failed to score any points
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Dustin Johnson becomes first American to win all five matches since Larry Nelson in 1979
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Sergio Garcia breaks Nick Faldo’s record of 23 match wins
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Captains – Steve Stricker and Padraig Harrington
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Justin Tucker sets an NFL record by kicking a 66-yard field goal for the Baltimore Ravens
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Men’s road race – Julian Alaphilippe (France)
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Laver Cup (Boston) – Team Europe bt Team World
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IndyCar Series – Alex Palou (Spain)
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World Rugby Sevens Series – South Africa
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Sep 28
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Roger Hunt dies
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Lionel Messi scores his first goal for PSG, against Man City
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Greg Rutherford named in GB bobsleigh squad
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Sheriff Tiraspol bt Real Madrid in Champions League group match
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PCA player of the year – Joe Root
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Young player – Harry Brook (Yorkshire)
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Women’s player – Eve Jones
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Rugby League Writers player of the year award – Sam Tomkins
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Sep 29
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Super League semi-final – Catalans Dragons bt Hull KR
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Sep 30
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Super League semi-final – St Helens bt Leeds
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== October ==
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Oct 1
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Bob Willis Trophy final – Warwickshire bt Lancashire
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Longest drive competition – Kyle Berkshire, 422 yards
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Oct 2
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Speedway Grand Prix – Artem Laguta (Russia)
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Lizzie Deignan wins first women’s Paris-Roubaix cycle race
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 +
Oct 3
 +
 
 +
London Marathon. Men’s – Sisay Lemma (Ethiopia). Women’s – Joyciline Jepkosgei (Kenya). Men’s wheelchair – Marcel Hug (Switzerland). Women’s wheelchair – Manuela Schar (Switzerland)
 +
 
 +
Xisco Munoz sacked as manager of Watford
 +
 
 +
Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe – Torquator Tasso
 +
 
 +
Alfred Dunhill Links Championship – Danny Willett
 +
 
 +
Budge Patty dies
 +
 
 +
NRL Grand Final – Penrith Panthers bt South Sydney Rabbitohs
 +
 
 +
Oct 4
 +
 
 +
Claudio Ranieri appointed as manager of Watford
 +
 
 +
Man of Steel – Sam Tomkins (Catalans Dragons)
 +
 
 +
Oct 6
 +
 
 +
Uefa Nations League semi-final – Spain bt Italy. Italy's world-record run of unbeaten games ends at 37
 +
 
 +
Oct 7
 +
 
 +
Newcastle Utd bought for £300 million by a consortium led by the Saudi Arabian government's sovereign wealth fund
 +
 
 +
Uefa Nations League semi-final – France bt Belgium
 +
 
 +
Oct 8
 +
 
 +
Indian Wells Masters second round – Aliaksandra Sasnovich (Belarus) bt Emma Raducanu
 +
 
 +
Oct 9
 +
 
 +
Andorra v England match refereed by Kateryna Monzul (Ukraine). First England match refereed by a woman
 +
 
 +
Super League Grand Final (Old Trafford) St Helens bt Catalans Dragons. Winning try scored by Kevin Naiqama. Harry Sunderland Trophy – Kevin Naiqama
 +
 
 +
Tyson Fury bt Deontay Wilder with 11th-round knockout to retain his WBC heavyweight title
 +
 
 +
World Grand Prix final – Jonny Clayton bt Gerwyn Price
 +
 
 +
Cesarewitch Handicap – Buzz
 +
 
 +
Oct 10
 +
 
 +
Turkish GP – Valtteri Bottas, Max Verstappen, Sergio Perez
 +
 
 +
Esteban Ocon completes the race without making a pit stop
 +
 
 +
Uefa Nations League final (San Siro, Milan) France 2 (Karim Benzama, Kylian Mbappe) Spain 1 (Mikel Oyarzabal). Referee – Anthony Taylor
 +
 
 +
Million Pound Game – Toulouse Olympique bt Featherstone Rovers and will play in the Super League next season
 +
 
 +
Woman of Steel – Jodie Cunningham (St Helens)
 +
 
 +
Women’s Super League Grand Final – St Helens bt Leeds Rhinos
 +
 
 +
Oct 11
 +
 
 +
Amy Hunter hits 121 for Ireland in ODI against Zimbabwe on her 16th birthday
 +
 
 +
Oct 12
 +
 
 +
Harry Kane fails to score for England against Hungary, after scoring in his previous 15 World Cup and Euro qualifiers
 +
 
 +
Seattle Kraken play first game in NHL, against Vegas Golden Knights
 +
 
 +
Oct 14
 +
 
 +
Speedway Premiership final – Peterborough Panthers bt Belle Vue Aces
 +
 
 +
Oct 15
 +
 
 +
IPL 14 final (Dubai) – Chennai Super Kings by Kolkata Knight Riders
 +
 
 +
Player of the series – Harshal Patel (Royal Challengers Bangalore)
 +
 
 +
Oct 16
 +
 
 +
Leicester City end Man Utd's English league record 29-game unbeaten run away from home
 +
 
 +
Roberto Firmino hat-trick for Liverpool against Watford
 +
 
 +
Queen Elizabeth II Stakes – Baaeed
 +
 
 +
Champion Stakes – Sealiway
 +
 
 +
Champion flat jockey – Oisin Murphy
 +
 
 +
Champion flat trainer – Charlie Appleby
 +
 
 +
Oct 17
 +
 
 +
Men’s 20 World Cup starts. Matches are played in the United Arab Emirates (Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Sharjah) and Oman (Muscat)
 +
 
 +
British National Road Championships. Men – Ben Swift. Women – Pfeiffer Georgi
 +
 
 +
Speedway of Nations Grand Final (National Speedway Stadium, Manchester) Great Britain bt Poland
 +
 
 +
Steve Bruce reaches 1,000 matches as a football manager, in his last match for Newcastle, against Spurs
 +
 
 +
Jacksonville Jaguars end 20-game losing streak against Miami Dolphins at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
 +
 
 +
European Darts Championship final – Rob Cross bt Michael van Gerwen
 +
 
 +
Indian Wells Masters men’s final – Cameron Norrie bt Nikoloz Basilashvili (Georgia)
 +
 
 +
WNBA Finals – Chicago Sky bt Phoenix Mercury
 +
 
 +
British Superbike Championship – Tarran Mackenzie
 +
 
 +
Oct 18
 +
 
 +
England given one-match stadium ban following unrest at Euro 2020 final
 +
 
 +
T20 World Cup – Curtis Camphor takes four wickets in four balls for Ireland against Netherlands
 +
 
 +
Oct 20
 +
 
 +
Steve Bruce leaves Newcastle by mutual consent
 +
 
 +
Patson Daka scores four goals for Leicester City against Spartak Moscow
 +
 
 +
Track Cycling World Championships start in Roubaix
 +
 
 +
Oct 21
 +
 
 +
Men’s Scratch race. Bronze – Rhys Britton
 +
 
 +
Oct 22
 +
 
 +
T20 World Cup – Namibia bt Ireland
 +
 
 +
Group tables –
 +
 
 +
Group A – Sri Lanka, Namibia, Ireland, Netherlands
 +
 
 +
Group B – Scotland, Bangladesh, Oman, Papua New Guinea
 +
 
 +
Oct 23
 +
 
 +
Women’s Omnium – Katie Archibald
 +
 
 +
Chelsea 7 (Mason Mount 3) Norwich 0
 +
 
 +
Everton 2 Watford 5 (Joshua King 3)
 +
 
 +
Quinton de Koch refuses to take the knee before T20 World Cup match against Australia
 +
 
 +
Mick McCarthy sacked as manager of Cardiff City after eight successive defeats
 +
 
 +
Oct 24
 +
 
 +
T20 World Cup – West Indies bowled out by England for 55
 +
 
 +
Man Utd 0 Liverpool 5 (Mo Salah 3)
 +
 
 +
Men’s Omnium – Ethan Hayter
 +
 
 +
Women’s Points race. Silver – Katie Archibald
 +
 
 +
Women’s Madison. Bronze – GB (Katie Archibald and Neah Evans)
 +
 
 +
United States GP – Max Verstappen, Lewis Hamilton, Sergio Perez
 +
 
 +
W Series – Jamie Chadwick
 +
 
 +
British Touring Car Championship – Ashley Sutton
 +
 
 +
Oct 25
 +
 
 +
T20 World Cup – Scotland bowled out by Afghanistan for 60
 +
 
 +
Oct 26
 +
 
 +
Walter Smith dies
 +
 
 +
Transylvania Open first round – Emma Raducanu bt Polona Hercog to win first-ever match on WTA Tour
 +
 
 +
Women’s World Cup qualifier – Latvia 0 England 10
 +
 
 +
Oct 27
 +
 
 +
T20 World Cup – Namibia bt Scotland
 +
 
 +
Carabao Cup quarter-final – West Ham bt Man City
 +
 
 +
Oct 28
 +
 
 +
Ronald Koeman sacked as manager of Barcelona
 +
 
 +
Oct 29
 +
 
 +
Australian cricketer Ashley Mallett dies
 +
 
 +
Oct 30
 +
 
 +
Australian cricketer Alan Davidson dies
 +
 
 +
Beauden Barrett wins 100th Test cap for New Zealand, against Wales
 +
 
 +
Oct 31
 +
 
 +
World Series of Darts final – Jonny Clayton bt Dimitri van Den Bergh
 +
 
 +
== November ==
 +
Nov 1
 +
 
 +
T20 World Cup – Jos Buttler hits 101 against Sri Lanka
 +
 
 +
Nuno Espirito Santo sacked as manager of Spurs
 +
 
 +
Nov 2
 +
 
 +
Neil Warnock manages his 1062nd match, breaking Dario Gradi’s record for the most games managed in English professional football
 +
 
 +
Antonio Conte appointed as manager of Spurs
 +
 
 +
World Series – Atlanta Braves bt Houston Astros
 +
 
 +
MVP – Jorge Soler
 +
 
 +
American League MVP – Shohei Ohtani (Los Angeles Angels)
 +
 
 +
National League MVP – Bryce Harper (Philadelphia Phillies)
 +
 
 +
Melbourne Cup – Verry Elleegant
 +
 
 +
Nov 3
 +
 
 +
Blackburn 0 Fulham 7
 +
 
 +
Nov 5
 +
 
 +
Yorkshire chairman Roger Hutton resigns over the club's response to racism experienced by Azeem Rafiq and is replaced by Kamlesh Patel, Lord Patel of Bradford
 +
 
 +
Nov 6
 +
 
 +
Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez wins super-middleweight unification fight again Caleb Plant
 +
 
 +
Daniel Farke sacked as manager of Norwich
 +
 
 +
Neil Warnock leaves Middlesbrough by mutual consent
 +
 
 +
Johnny Sexton wins 100th Test cap for Ireland, against Japan
 +
 
 +
Breeders’ Cup Classic – Knicks Go
 +
 
 +
Breeder’s Cup Turf – Ybir
 +
 
 +
Billie Jean Cup final (Prague) – Russia bt Switzerland
 +
 
 +
Dwayne Bravo retires from international cricket
 +
 
 +
Nov 7
 +
 
 +
Mexican GP – Max Verstappen, Lewis Hamilton, Sergio Perez
 +
 
 +
Dean Smith sacked as manager of Aston Villa
 +
 
 +
Nascar Cup series – Kyle Larson
 +
 
 +
Nov 8
 +
 
 +
Eddie Howe appointed as manager of Newcastle
 +
 
 +
Xavi appointed as manager of Barcelona
 +
 
 +
T20 World Cup. Super 12 tables –
 +
 
 +
Group 1 – England, Australia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, West Indies, Bangladesh
 +
 
 +
Group 2 – Pakistan, New Zealand, India, Afghanistan, Namibia, Scotland
 +
 
 +
World Rally Championship – Sebastien Ogier, driving a Toyota Yaris. 2<sup>nd</sup> Elfyn Evans. Eighth title for Ogier
 +
 
 +
Nov 10
 +
 
 +
T20 World Cup semi-final – New Zealand bt England
 +
 
 +
Cartier Horse of the Year – St Mark’s Basilica
 +
 
 +
Nov 11
 +
 
 +
T20 World Cup semi-final – Australia bt Pakistan
 +
 
 +
Peng Shuai vanishes from public view after accusing a former Chinese vice premier of sexually assaulting her
 +
 
 +
Nov 12
 +
 
 +
Ron Flowers dies
 +
 
 +
Harry Kane hat-trick for England against Albania
 +
 
 +
Steven Gerrard appointed as manager of Aston Villa
 +
 
 +
Nov 13
 +
 
 +
Eclipse Stakes – St Mark’s Basilica
 +
 
 +
Gareth Bale wins 100th cap for Wales
 +
 
 +
Nov 14
 +
 
 +
Bertie Auld dies
 +
 
 +
T20 World Cup final (Dubai) New Zealand 172-4 (Kane Williamson 85) Australia 173-2 (Mitchell Marsh 77). Australia win their maiden T20 World Cup title
 +
 
 +
Tournament statistics –
 +
 
 +
Highest score – Jos Buttler (England) 101
 +
 
 +
Most runs – Babar Azam (Pakistan) 303
 +
 
 +
Most wickets – Wanindu Hasaranga (Sri Lanka) 16
 +
 
 +
2022 tournament will be held in Australia
 +
 
 +
Brazilian GP – Lewis Hamilton, Max Verstappen, Valtteri Bottas
 +
 
 +
MotoGP final standings – 1<sup>st</sup> Fabio Quartararo (France), riding a Yamaha
 +
 
 +
Constructors’ champion – Ducati
 +
 
 +
Moto2 – Remy Gardner. Son of Wayne Gardner
 +
 
 +
Moto3 – Pedro Acosta
 +
 
 +
Valentino Rossi retires
 +
 
 +
Nov 15
 +
 
 +
Dean Smith appointed as manager of Norwich City
 +
 
 +
San Marino 0 England 10 (Kane 4)
 +
 
 +
WTA finals –
 +
 
 +
Group Chichen Itza – Paula Badosa, Maria Sakkari, Arnya Sabalenka, Iga Swiatek
 +
 
 +
Group Teotihuacan – Anett Konteveit, Garbine Muguruza, Karolina Pliskova, Barbora Krejcikova
 +
 
 +
Nov 16
 +
 
 +
Guanyu Zhou becomes Formula 1's first Chinese driver after signing to race for Alfa Romeo in 2022
 +
 
 +
Derby County deducted 9 points
 +
 
 +
WTA semi-finals – Garbine Muguruza bt Paula Badosa, Anett Konteveit bt Maria Sakkari
 +
 
 +
Nov 17
 +
 
 +
Reading deducted 6 points
 +
 
 +
WTA final (Guadalajara) – Garbine Muguruza bt Anett Konteveit
 +
 
 +
WTA doubles final – Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova bt Hsieh Su-wei and Elise Mertens
 +
 
 +
Nov 18
 +
 
 +
Giovanni van Bronckhorst appointed as manager of Rangers
 +
 
 +
Nov 19
 +
 
 +
ATP finals – Matteo Berrettini and Stefanos Tsitsipas withdrew due to injury and were replaced by Jannik Sinner and Cameron Norrie
 +
 
 +
Green Group – Novak Djokovic, Caspar Ruud, Andrey Rublev, Cameron Norrie
 +
 
 +
Red Group – Daniil Medvedev, Alexander Zverev, Jannik Sinner, Hubert Hurkacz
 +
 
 +
League of Ireland – Shamrock Rovers
 +
 
 +
Nov 20
 +
 
 +
Stuart Hogg becomes Scotland’s leading try scorer
 +
 
 +
ATP semi-finals – Alexander Zverev bt Novak Djokovic, Daniil Medvedev bt Caspar Ruud
 +
 
 +
Nov 21
 +
 
 +
Ole Gunnar Solksjaer sacked as manager of Man Utd
 +
 
 +
Women’s rugby union international – England 89 USA 0
 +
 
 +
Qatar GP – Lewis Hamilton, Max Verstappen, Fernando Alonso
 +
 
 +
DP World Tour Championship – Collin Morikawa
 +
 
 +
Race to Dubai – Collin Morikawa
 +
 
 +
ATP final (Turin) – Alexander Zverev bt Daniil Medvedev
 +
 
 +
ATP doubles final – Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut bt Rajeev Ram and Joe Salisbury
 +
 
 +
Champion of Champions final – Judd Trump bt John Higgins
 +
 
 +
Superbike World Championships – Toprak Razgatlıoglu (Turkey), riding a Yamaha 2<sup>nd</sup> Jonathan Rea
 +
 
 +
Grand Slam of Darts final – Gerwyn Price bt Peter Wright
 +
 
 +
World Athletes of the Year – Karsten Warholm and Elaine Thompson-Herah
 +
 
 +
Nov 23
 +
 
 +
UK Championship first round – Si Jaihui bt Sean Murphy
 +
 
 +
Sean Murphy says "amateurs should not be allowed in professional tournaments"
 +
 
 +
Nov 24
 +
 
 +
Norwich City unveils its first new crest in 50 years following a ‘digital age’ revamp
 +
 
 +
Nov 25
 +
 
 +
UK Championship first round – John Astley bt Neil Robertson
 +
 
 +
Sunday Times Sportswoman of the Year – Emma Raducanu
 +
 
 +
Young Sportswoman of the Year – Bethany Shriever
 +
 
 +
Team of the Year – Laura Kenny and Katie Archibald
 +
 
 +
Women’s World Cup qualifying – North Macedonia 0 Northern Ireland11
 +
 
 +
Women’s World Cup qualifying – Belgium 19 Armenia 0
 +
 
 +
Nov 27
 +
 
 +
Copa Libertadores final – Palmeiras bt Flamengo
 +
 
 +
Women’s Big Bash League final – Perth Scorchers bt Adelaide Strikers
 +
 
 +
Nov 28
 +
 
 +
Frank Williams dies
 +
 
 +
BBC Women’s Footballer of the Year – Vivianne Miedama (Arsenal)
 +
 
 +
Japan Cup – Contrail
 +
 
 +
Nov 29
 +
 
 +
Ralf Rangnick appointed as Man Utd interim manager until the end of the season
 +
 
 +
Ballon d’Or – Lionel Messi wins for seventh time
 +
 
 +
Women’s Ballon d’Or – Alexia Putellas (Barcelona)
 +
 
 +
Women’s World Cup qualifying – Northern Ireland 9 North Macedonia 0
 +
 
 +
Nov 30
 +
 
 +
John Sillett dies
 +
 
 +
Ray Kennedy dies
 +
 
 +
Women’s World Cup qualifying – England 20 Latvia 0
 +
 
 +
Ellen White becomes England’s record goalscorer, surpassing Kelly Smith’s record of 46 goals
 +
 
 +
== December ==
 +
Dec 1
 +
 
 +
Johanna Konta retires
 +
 
 +
Dec 4
 +
 
 +
Ajaz Patel takes 10-119 for New Zealand against India to become the third bowler in Test cricket to take all ten wickets in an innings, after Jim Laker and Anil Kumble
 +
 
 +
Newcastle bt Burnley to win for the first time in the Premier League, in their fifteenth match
 +
 
 +
UK Snooker Championship semi-finals – Luca Brecel bt Kyren Wilson, Zhao Xintong bt Barry Hawkins
 +
 
 +
Dec 5
 +
 
 +
Women’s FA Cup final – Chelsea bt Arsenal
 +
 
 +
UK Snooker Championship final – Zhao Xintong bt Luca Brecel
 +
 
 +
Davis Cup final (Madrid) Russia bt Croatia
 +
 
 +
Hero World Challenge – Viktor Hovland
 +
 
 +
Dec 7
 +
 
 +
Jimmy Robertson scores 178 points in a frame against Lee Walker at Scottish Open
 +
 
 +
William Hill Sports Book of the Year – ‘Why We Kneel, How We Rise’ by Michael Holding
 +
 
 +
Dec 8
 +
 
 +
Rory Burns bowled by Mitchell Starc with the first ball of Ashes series
 +
 
 +
Barcelona knocked out of Champions League. The last time they were not in the Champions League knockout stages was 2003-04. The last time they failed to qualify from a Champions League group was 2000
 +
 
 +
BBC Wales Sports Personality of the Year – Lauren Price
 +
 
 +
Dec 9
 +
 
 +
Robbie Dunne banned from horse racing for 18 months for 'bullying and harassing' Bryony Frost
 +
 
 +
Dec 10
 +
 
 +
First Test (Brisbane) England 147 (Pat Cummins 5-38) and 297 Australia 425 (Travis Head 152) and 20-1. Australia won by nine wickets
 +
 
 +
Nathan Lyon takes 400th wicket in Test cricket
 +
 
 +
World Rugby Awards –
 +
 
 +
Player of the year – Antoine Dupont
 +
 
 +
Women’s player of the year – Zoe Aldcroft
 +
 
 +
Coach of the Year – Simon Middleton
 +
 
 +
Mosconi Cup (Alexandra Palace) – Europe bt USA. MVP – Jayson Shaw
 +
 
 +
Dec 11
 +
 
 +
MLS Cup – New York City FC bt Portland Timbers
 +
 
 +
WTA Tour Player of the Year – Ashleigh Barty
 +
 
 +
International Tennis Federation World Champions – Novak Djokovic and Ashleigh Barty
 +
 
 +
Dec 12
 +
 
 +
Abu Dhabi GP – Max Verstappen, Lewis Hamilton, Carlos Sainz
 +
 
 +
Nicholas Latifi crashed with five laps remaining. Race director Michael Masi did not apply the rules correctly in the safety-car period, and Max Verstappen, on fresh tyres, passed Lewis Hamilton on the last racing lap
 +
 
 +
Final standings – 1<sup>st</sup> Max Verstappen 395.5 points, 2<sup>nd</sup> Lewis Hamilton 387.5 points, 3<sup>rd</sup> Valtteri Bottas
 +
 
 +
Constructors – 1<sup>st</sup> Mercedes 613.5 points, 2<sup>nd</sup> Red Bull 585.5 points, 3<sup>rd</sup> Ferrari
 +
 
 +
Race winners – Max Verstappen 10 Lewis Hamilton 8, Valtteri Bottas 1, Sergio Perez 1, Daniel Ricciardo 1, Esteban Ocon 1
 +
 
 +
Pole positions – Max Verstappen 10, Lewis Hamilton 5, Valtteri Bottas 4, Charles Leclerc 2, Lando Norris 1
 +
 
 +
Daniel Ricciardo and Lando Norris had the only one-to finish of the season, for McLaren at the Italian GP
 +
 
 +
Formula 2 Championship – Oscar Piastri (Australia)
 +
 
 +
Scottish Open final – Luca Brecel bt John Higgins
 +
 
 +
Grey Cup – Winnipeg Blue Bombers bt Hamilton Tiger-Cats
 +
 
 +
Dec 14
 +
 
 +
Man City 7 Leeds 0
 +
 
 +
Stephen Curry makes his 2,974th career 3-pointer to pass Ray Allen and become the NBA's all-time leader in made 3-pointers
 +
 
 +
Dec 19
 +
 
 +
Scottish League Cup final – Celtic bt Hibernian
 +
 
 +
BBC Sports Personality of the Year – 1<sup>st</sup> Emma Raducanu, 2<sup>nd</sup> Tom Daley, 3<sup>rd</sup> Adam Peaty
 +
 
 +
Other nominees – Tyson Fury, Raheem Sterling, Sarah Storey
 +
 
 +
World Sports Star – Rachael Blackmore
 +
 
 +
Coach – Gareth Southgate
 +
 
 +
Team – England national football team
 +
 
 +
Young Personality – Sky Brown
 +
 
 +
Lifetime Achievement Award – Simone Biles
 +
 
 +
Helen Rollason award – Jen Beattie
 +
 
 +
Unsung hero – Sam Barlow
 +
 
 +
Held at BBC studios in Salford without an audience
 +
 
 +
Dec 20
 +
 
 +
Second Test (Adelaide) Australia 473-9 (Marnus Labuschagne 103) and 230-9 England 236 and 192 (Jhye Richardson 5-42). Australia won by 275 runs
 +
 
 +
Dec 25
 +
 
 +
Ray Illingworth dies
 +
 
 +
Dec 26
 +
 
 +
King George VI Chase – Tornado Flyer
 +
 
 +
Man City 6 Leicester 3
 +
 
 +
Dec 27
 +
 
 +
Welsh Grand National – Iwilldoit
 +
 
 +
Dec 28
 +
 
 +
Third Test (Melbourne) England 185 and 68 (Scott Boland 6-7) Australia 267. Australia won by an innings and 14 runs
 +
 
 +
Dec 31
 +
 
 +
New Year’s Honours
 +
 
 +
Knighthood – Jason Kenny
 +
 
 +
Dame – Laura Kenny
 +
 
 +
OBE – Adam Peaty, Tom Daley, Kadeena Cox, Hannah Mills, Max Whitlock, Jonathan Rea, Emma Hayes
 +
 
 +
MBE – Emma Raducanu, Matty Lee

Latest revision as of 11:59, 15 August 2022

January

Jan 1

European Capital of Sport – Lisbon

PDC quarter-final – Dave Chisnall bt Michael van Gerwen

Jan 2

Mauricio Pochettino replaces Thomas Tuchel as manager of Paris St Germain

WBC interim lightweight title – Ryan Garcia bt Luke Campbell

Jan 3

PDC final – Gerwyn Price bt Gary Anderson. First Welshman ever to win the tournament

Jan 5

Colin Bell dies

Carabao cup semi-final – Spurs bt Brentford

Jan 6

European Tour golfer of the year – Lee Westwood

Carabao cup semi-final – Man City bt Man Utd

New Zealand’s Test cricket team achieve number one ranking status for the first time in their history

Four Hills Tournament – Kamil Stoch

Jan 8

FA Cup third round – Liverpool bt Aston Villa youth team

Jan 9

Welsh Grand National – Secret Reprieve

FA Cup third round – Blackpool bt WBA, Chorley bt Derby youth team

Jan 10

Masters Snooker starts in Milton Keynes. Gary Wilson and Joe Perry replace Judd Trump and Jack Lisowski

FA Cup third round – Crawley bt Leeds, Vinicius hat-trick for Spurs against Marine

Tournament of Champions – Harris English

Jan 12

Sheffield Utd gain first win in 18th Premier League match, against Newcastle

Jan 15

Quarter-final – John Higgins bt Ronnie O’Sullivan. Five consecutive centuries in the match. First time this has happened since Neil Robertson v Steven Maguire in 2009

Dakar Rally (Saudi Arabia) –

Cars – Stephane Peterhansel, driving a MINI. 14th win

Bike – Kevin Benavides (Argentina), riding a Honda

Jan 13

Houston Rockets trade James Harden to Brooklyn Nets. Harden is the top scorer in the NBA for the past three seasons

Jan 17

Masters snooker final – Yan Bingtao bt John Higgins

First Test (Galle) Sri Lanka 135 (Dom Bess 5-30) and 359 (Lahiru Thirimanne 111, Jack Leach 5-122) England 421 (Joe Root 228) and 76-3. England won by 7 wickets

Dan Lawrence makes 73 on England debut

Jan 18

Phil Neville to manage Inter Miami

Jan 19

India score 329-7 in fourth innings to beat Australia. First defeat for Australia at The Gabba since 1988. India win series 2-1

Jan 20

Copa Del Rey last-32 – third division outfit Alcoyano beat Real Madrid 2-1

Jan 21

Burnley end Liverpool's 68-game unbeaten run at home in the Premier League

Jan 22

FA Cup fourth round – Wolves bt Chorley

Hank Aaron dies

Jan 23

FA Cup fourth round – Southampton bt Arsenal

Dustin Poirier beats Conor McGregor at UFC 257 in Abu Dhabi

Pegasus World Cup – Knicks Go

Jan 24

Abu Dhabi Championship – Tyrell Hatton

FA Cup fourth round – Tammy Abraham hat-trick for Chelsea against Luton

NFC Championship – Tampa Bay Buccaneers bt Green Bay Packers

AFC Championship – Kansas City Chiefs bt Buffalo Bills

World Indoor Bowls Championship. Men’s – Mark Dawes. Women’s – Laura Daniels

BBL Cup final – Newcastle Eagles bt London Lions

Jan 25

Second Test – Sri Lanka 381 (Angelo Mathews 110, Jimmy Anderson 6-40) and 126 England 344 (Joe Root 186, Lasith Embuldenya 7-137) and 164-4. England won by 6 wickets

Thomas Tuchel replaces Frank Lampard as manager of Chelsea

Jan 26

Longines World’s Best Racehorse – Ghaiyyath

Jan 29

Said Benrahma moves from Brentford to West Ham

Jan 30

2020 Copa Libertadores final – Palmeiras bt Santos

Jan 31

Dubai Desert Classic – Paul Casey

German Masters snooker final – Judd Trump bt Jack Lisowski

February

Feb 2

Man Utd 9 Southampton 0. Alex Jankewitz sent off after 82 seconds of Southampton debut

Feb 5

Leon Spinks dies

Feb 6

Six Nations captains – Owen Farrell, Alan Wyn Jones, Jonathan Sexton, Stuart Hogg, Charles Ollivon, Luca Bigi

Six Nations coaches – Eddie Jones, Wayne Pivac, Andy Farrell, Gregor Townsend, Fabien Galthie, Franco Smith

England 6 Scotland 11. Only try scored by Duhan van der Merwe. Scotland’s first win at Twickenham since 1983

Mark Wright makes debut for Crawley Town

Big Bash final – Sydney Sixers bt Perth Scorchers

Alex Hales (Sydney Sixers) was leading run scorer in the tournament

Feb 7

Winning try for Wales against Ireland scored by Louis Rees-Zammit

Super Bowl LV – Tampa Bay Buccaneers 31 Kansas City Chiefs 9

Tampa Bay become the first team to win the Super Bowl in their home stadium

MVP – Tom Brady

Sarah Thomas became the first female Super Bowl official

Half time show – The Weeknd

Super Bowl LVI is scheduled to be held at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California

NFL MVP – Aaron Rodgers (Green Bay Packers)

Fifa Club World Cup semi-final – Tigres (Mexico) bt Palmeiras (Brazil)

Dan Evans wins Murray River Open, his first ATP Tour title

ATP Cup final (Melbourne) – Russia bt Italy

Feb 8

Tony Collins, the Football League's first black manager, dies. Manager of Rochdale

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

Alpine Ski World Championships start in Cortina

Feb 9

First Test (Chennai) England 578 (Joe Root 218) and 178 (Ravi Ashwin 6-61) India 337 and 192. England won by 227 runs. Joe Root’s 100th Test match

Feb 10

Former Wales goalkeeper Dai Davies dies

FA Cup fifth round – Everton 5 Spurs 4

Man City win record 15th consecutive game in all competitions

Feb 11

Men’s Super-G – Vincent Kreichmayr

Women’s Super G – Lara Gut-Behrami

Fifa Club World Cup third place play-off – Al Ahly bt Palmeiras

Fifa Club World Cup final (Qatar) – Bayern Munich 1 (Benjamin Pavard) Tigres 0

Cross World Championships start in Sweden

Women’s snowboard cross – Charlotte Bankes

Feb 12

Nick Kyrgios wins set against Dominic Thiem at Australian Open with underarm serve

WBBL Cup final – Leicester Riders bt Sevenoaks Suns

Feb 13

Australian Open third round – Rafael Nadal bt Cameron Norrie

Women’s downhill – Corinne Suter

Feb 14

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang hat-trick for Arsenal against Leeds

Doug Mountjoy dies

Men’s downhill – Vincent Kreichmayr

Feb 16

Second Test (Chennai) India 329 (Rohit Sharma 161) and 286 (Ravi Ashwin 106) England 134 (Ravi Ashwin 5-43) and 164 (Axar Patel 5-60). India won by 317 runs

Feb 17

Elliot Giles claims British record with second-fastest indoor 800m in history

Feb 18

Australian Open semi-finals – Naomi Osaka bt Serena Williams, Jennifer Brady bt Karolina Muchova

Australian Open semi-final – Novak Djokovic bt Aslan Karatsev

Women’s giant slalom – Lara Gut-Behrami

Feb 19

Australian Open semi-final – Daniil Medvedev bt Stefanos Tsitsipas

Australian Open women’s doubles final – Elise Mertens and Aryna Sabalenka bt Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova

Australian Open men’s doubles semi-final – Rajeev Ram and Joe Salisbury bt Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares

Men’s giant slalom – Mathieu Faivre

Feb 20

Australian Open women’s final – Naomi Osaka bt Jennifer Brady

Australian Open mixed doubles final – Raveej Ram and Barbora Krejcikova bt Matthew Ebden and Samantha Stosur

Women’s slalom – Katharina Liensberger

Feb 21

Australian Open men’s final – Novak Djokovic bt Daniil Medvedev. Ninth Australian Open title and 18th Grand Slam

Australian Open men’s doubles final – Ivan Dodig and Filip Polasek bt Rajeev Ram and Joe Salisbury

Prada Cup final – Luna Rossa 7 Team Ineos 1

Prada Cup replaced the Louis Vuitton Cup this year. It is a sailing competition whose purpose is to determine the challenger for the America's Cup

Welsh Open snooker final (Newport) – Jordan Brown bt Ronnie O’Sullivan. Brown is from Northern Ireland, and ranked world number 81

Men’s slalom – Sebastian Foss-Solevag

Feb 24

Neil Lennon resigns as manager of Celtic

FIS Nordic World Ski Championships start in Oberstdorf

Feb 25

Third Test (Ahmedabad) England 112 (Zak Crawley 53, Axar Patel 6-38) and 81 (Axar Patel 5-32, Ravi Ashwin 4-48) India 145 (Rohit Sharma 66, Joe Root 5-8, Jack Leach 4-54) and 49-0. India won by 10 wickets

Match finished in two days and lasted 140.2 overs

Ravi Ashwin takes 400th Test wicket

Europe League Round of 32 – Slavia Prague bt Leicester

Women’s individual normal hill – Ema Klinec (Slovenia)

Feb 27

Wales 40 England 24. Wales win Triple Crown

George North wins 100th cap for Wales

Men’s individual normal hill – Piotr Zyla (Poland)

Feb 28

Glenn Roeder dies

Scottish League Cup final – St Johnstone bt Livingston

Players Championship final – John Higgins bt Ronnie O’Sullivan

WGC-Workday Championship – Collin Morikawa

March

Mar 1

Racehorse trainer Gordon Elliott banned after a photo was shared on social media of him straddling a dead horse

Mar 2

Ian St John dies

Stephen Hendry loses comeback match against Matthew Selt in first round of Gibraltar Open

Women’s individual large hill – Maren Lundby (Norway)

Mar 3

Kieron Pollard hits six sixes in one over off Akila Dananjaya, who had earlier taken a hat-trick, in West Indies' Twenty20 defeat of Sri Lanka

Mar 5

European Indoor Athletics Championships start in Torun, Poland

Women’s 3000m – Amy-Eloise Markovc. Bronze – Verity Ockenden

Men’s individual large hill – Stefan Kraft (Austria)

Mar 6

Fourth Test (Ahmedabad) England 205 and 135 (Ravi Ashwin 5-47, Axar Patel 5-48) India 365 (Rishabh Pant 101, Washington Sundar 95). India won by an innings and 25 runs

India win series 3-1

Women’s 1500m. Silver – Holly Archer

Women’s 400m. Bronze – Jodie Williams

Women’s pole vault. Bronze – Holly Bradshaw

Saracens lose first match in Rugby Championship, to Cornish Pirates

Mar 7

Women’s 800m – Keely Hodgkinson

Men’s 800m. Bronze – Jamie Webb

Women’s 60m hurdles. Silver – Cindy Sember. Bronze – Tiffany Porter

Cindy Sember and Tiffany Porter are sisters (née Ofili)

Men’s 60m hurdles. Silver – Andrew Pozzi

Man Utd end Man City’s 21-game winning run

Rangers win Scottish Premiership after Celtic fail to beat Dundee Utd

Liverpool lose sixth straight home game, to Fulham

UK Open darts final – James Wade bt Luke Humphries

Mar 8

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott signs a four-year $160 million deal

Mar 10

Hege Riise named as head coach of Team GB's women's football team at this summer's Tokyo Olympics

Scuderia Ferrari sign a multi-year clothing deal with Italian luxury brand Giorgio Armani

Mar 11

Freestyle Ski and Snowboarding World Championships start in Aspen

Mar 12

Halfpipe. Bronze – Zoe Atkin

Ex-British Cycling and Team Sky chief doctor Richard Freeman is found guilty of ordering banned testosterone in 2011

Mar 13

Maro Itoje scores winning try for England against France. Debut for Max Malins

Murray Walker dies, aged 97

Chris Wilder leaves as manager of Sheffield United

1919-20 EFL Trophy final – Salford bt Portsmouth. Competition sponsored by Papa Johns

Mar 14

Marvin Hagler dies

1920-21 EFL Trophy final – Sunderland bt Tranmere

Lamela scores rabona goal for Spurs against Arsenal

Women’s League Cup final – Chelsea 6 (Sam Kerr 3) Bristol City 0

Players Championship –Justin Thomas. 2nd Lee Westwood

Mar 16

Champion Hurdle – Honeysuckle (Rachael Blackmore), trained by Henry de Bromhead. 2nd Sharjah 3rd Epatante. Blackmore is first female to win the race

Eoin Morgan wins 100th T20 cap for England

Mar 17

Champion Chase – Put The Kettle On (Aidan Coleman)

Cross Country Chase – Tiger Roll

America’s Cup – Team New Zealand bt Luna Rossa (Italy) 7-3

German motor racing driver Sabine Schmitz dies

Mar 18

Ryanair Chase – Allaho (Rachael Blackmore)

Europa League Round of 16 – Dinamo Zagreb bt Spurs, Slavia Prague bt Rangers

Mar 19

Gold Cup – Minella Indo (Jack Kennedy), trained by Henry de Bromhead, 2nd A Plus Tard (Rachael Blackmore), 3rd Al Boum Photo

Leading rider at Cheltenham Festival – Rachael Blackmore (6 wins)

Leading trainer at Cheltenham Festival – Willie Mullins

Ireland win Prestbury Cup 23-5

Mar 20

France 32 Wales 30. Winning try scored by Brice Dulin. Red card – Paul Willemse

Ireland bt England. Red card – Bundee Aki

Italy lose 31st successive rugby union match

India bt England 3-2 in T20 series. All matches played in Ahmedabad

Mar 21

Alpine Ski World Cup –

Men’s overall – Alexis Pinturault

Men’s downhill – Beat Fuez

Women’s overall – Petra Vlhova (Slovakia)

Women’s downhill – Sofia Goggia

Men’s Ski Jumping World Cup – Halvor Egner Granerud (Norway)

Women’s Ski Jumping World Cup – Nika Kriznar (Slovenia)

BBL Trophy final – London Lions bt Plymouth Raiders

WBBL Trophy final – London Lions bt Nottingham Wildcats

Mar 22

Racing driver John Crichton-Stuart, the seventh Marquess of Bute. Better known a Johnny Dumfries

World Figure Skating Championships (Stockholm). Men’s – Nathan Chen. Women’s – Anna Shcherbakova (Russia)

Mar 23

Frank Worthington dies

Scottish Cup second round – Brora Rangers bt Hearts

Mar 24

Group stage of UEFA Under-21 Euro 2021 starts. Co-hosted by Hungary and Slovenia

Mar 25

James Ward-Prowse and Ollie Watkins score first goals for England, against San Marino

Mar 26

England successfully chase 337 to beat India in second ODI. Jonny Bairstow 124, Ben Stokes 99 including 10 sixes

Scotland bt France in final match of Six Nations. Winning try scored by Duhan van der Merwe. Finn Russell sent off

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

Leading try scorer – Duhan van der Merwe (5)

Leading points scorer – Johnny Sexton (65)

Player of the Tournament – Hamish Watson

Mar 27

Dillian Whyte bt Alexander Povetkin in heavyweight fight in Gibraltar

Luxembourg bt Ireland in Fifa World Cup qualifier

Dubai World Cup – Mystic Guide

Lincoln Handicap – Haqeeqy

Mar 28

Formula One teams –

Mercedes – Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas

Ferrari – Charles Leclerc, Carlos Sainz

Red Bull – Max Verstappen, Sergio Perez

McLaren – Daniel Ricciardo, Lando Norris

Williams – George Russell, Nicholas Latifi

Aston Martin – Sebastian Vettel, Lance Stroll

AlphaTauri – Pierre Gasly, Yuki Tsunoda (Japan)

Alpine – Fernando Alonso, Esteban Ocon

Haas – Mick Schumacher, Nikita Mazapin (Russia)

Alfa Romeo – Kimi Raikkonen, Antonio Giovinazzi

Bahrain GP – Lewis Hamilton, Max Verstappen, Valtteri Bottas

Tsunoda finished ninth in F1 debut

Third ODI – India 329 England 322-9 (Sam Curran 95)

India win series 2-1. All matches played in Pune

Tour Championship final – Neil Robertson bt Ronnie O’Sullivan

WGC Matchplay final – Billy Horschel bt Scottie Scheffler

Mar 31

Steven Davis breaks the British international caps record with 126th cap for Northern Ireland

England knocked out of Group stage of UEFA Under-21 Euro 2021. England beat Croatia, but lost to Switzerland and Portugal

April

Apr 3

Thomas Tuchel loses first match as Chelsea manager in fifteenth match, 5-2 to WBA

Richard Johnson retires. Champion National Hunt Jockey four times

Carl Frampton retires after losing to Jamel Herring in WBO world title fight

Apr 4

Cambridge win men’s and women’s boat races, held on Great Ouse near Ely. Sarah Winkless is first-ever female referee

Extreme E Desert X-Prix in Saudi Arabia won by RXR (Rosberg Team). Each race is two laps – one driven by the female and one by the male

ANA Inspiration – Patty Tavatanakit (Thailand). 2nd Lydia Ko, who shot 62 in the final round

Apr 5

Irish Grand National – Freewheelin Dylan, at 150-1

Rebecca Welsh becomes the first woman to be appointed to referee an English Football League match, for the League Two match between Harrogate Town and Port Vale

Apr 6

World Snooker first qualifying round – Stephen Hendry bt Jimmy White

Apr 8

Betway Bowl – Clan des Obeaux

Justin Rose shoots 65 in first round of the Masters. Hole-in-one for Tommy Fleetwood

Apr 9

Topham Chase – Livelovelaugh

Apr 10

Grand National – Minella Times (Rachael Blackmore), trained by Henry de Bromhead. 2nd Balko Des Flos (100-1) 3rd Any Second Now

Rachael Blackmore becomes first ever female jockey to win the race

Rugby Union Champions Cup quarter-final – Leinster bt Exeter

Apr 11

Masters golf – Hideki Matsuyama 2nd Will Zalatoris

Apr 13

Champions League quarter-final – PSG bt Bayern Munich, Chelsea bt Porto

Apr 14

Champions League quarter-final – Real Madrid bt Liverpool, Man City bt Borussia Dortmund

Apr 15

Wisden's leading cricketer in the world – Ben Stokes

Wisden's five Cricketers of the Year – Zak Crawley, Jason Holder, Mohammad Rizwan, Dom Sidley, Darren Stevens

Wisden's leading woman cricketer in the world – Beth Mooney

Monte Carlo Masters round of 16 – Dan Evans bt Novak Djokovic

Apr 16

John Dawes dies. Coached the 1977 British Lions

Monte Carlo final – Stefanos Tsitsipas bt Andrey Rublev. First ATP Tour title

Apr 17

FA Cup semi-final – Man City bt Chelsea

Sheffield Utd relegated with six games to play after defeat by Wolves

Apr 18

FA Cup semi-final – Leicester bt Southampton

Emilio Romagna GP (Imola) – Max Verstappen, Lewis Hamilton, Lando Norris

Ollie Pope scores 245 for Surrey against Leicestershire

Ollie Robinson takes 9-78 for Sussex against Glamorgan

Scottish Grand National – Mighty Thunder

Floriento Perez, the chairman of Real Madrid, announces the formation of the European Super League, including Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur, Inter Milan, Juventus, Milan, Atletico Madrid, Barcelona, and Real Madrid

Apr 19

Jose Mourinho fired by Spurs

Apr 20

Plan for European Super League is dropped following universal opposition from fans, players and managers

Apr 22

Champion jump jockey – Harry Skelton

Champion jump trainer - ?

Apr 23

World Snooker Championship second round – Anthony McGill bt Ronnie O’Sullivan

Apr 24

Women’s Six Nations final – England bt France

Apr 25

Carabao Cup final – Man City 1 (Aymeric Laporte) Spurs 0

Chris Wood hat-trick for Burnley against Wolves

European Gymnastics Championships (Basle)

Women’s floor – Jessica Gadirova

Ravindra Jadeja hits 37 in an over for Chennai Super Kings in IPL

Apr 26

Fara Williams to retire. England’s most-capped footballer with 172 caps

Tamara Press dies

Apr 28

Europa League semi-final – Man Utd 6 Roma 2

Apr 29

NFL draft – first pick is Trevor Lawrence, for Jacksonville Jaguars

Championship Player of the Year – Emi Buendia (Norwich)

League One Player of the Year – Jonson Clarke-Harris (Peterborough)

League Two Player of the Year – Paul Mullin (Cambridge)

Apr 30

Kyren Wilson concedes 53 points from a snooker in World Championships

France v England women’s rugby union international ends early due to floodlight failure

May

May 1

2000 Guineas – Poetic Flare (Kevin Manning, aged 54), trained by Jim Bolger

Kentucky Derby – Medina Spirit

World Snooker semi-finals – Mark Selby bt Kyren Wilson, Sean Murphy bt Stuart Bingham

Rugby Union Champions Cup semi-final – Toulouse bt Bordeaux-Begles

May 2

Portuguese GP – Lewis Hamilton, Max Verstappen, Valtteri Bottas

Gareth Bale hat-trick for Spurs against Sheffield Utd

Women’s Champions League semi-final – Chelsea bt Bayern Munich

Man Utd's Premier League game against Liverpool is postponed after about 200 fans broke into Old Trafford to protest against the Glazer family's ownership of the club

Rugby Union Champions Cup semi-final – La Rochelle bt Leinster

1000 Guineas – Mother Earth (Frankie Dettori), trained by Aidan O’Brien

May 3

World Snooker final – Mark Selby bt Sean Murphy 18-15. Fourth world title

Highest break in tournament – Sean Murphy (144)

There were a record 108 century breaks, with an additional 106 made in qualifying

May 4

Jose Mourinho appointed as manager of Roma from the start of next season

Champions League semi-final – Man City bt PSG

May 5

Champions League semi-final – Chelsea bt Real Madrid

May 6

Europa League semi-finals – Man Utd bt Roma 8-5 on aggregate, Villareal bt Arsenal

Alun Wyn Jones to captain British and Irish Lions on tour of South Africa

May 7

Laureus World Sport Awards (Seville. Virtual ceremony) –

World Sportsman of the Year – Rafael Nadal

World Sportswoman of the Year – Naomi Osaka

World Team of the Year – Bayern Munich

World Breakthrough of the Year – Patrick Mahomes

World Comeback of the Year – Maxence Parrot (Canadian snowboarder)

Lifetime Achievement Award – Billie Jean King

May 8

Lewis Hamilton gains 100th career pole position

Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez bt Billy Joe Saunders in world title unification bout

May 9

Spanish GP – Lewis Hamilton, Max Verstappen, Valtteri Bottas

WSL – Chelsea

World Seniors Championship snooker final – David Lilley bt Jimmy White

May 11

Man City win Premier League after Man Utd are beaten by Leicester

PFA Scotland Premiership player of the year – James Tavernier (Rangers)

May 14

Ferran Torres hat-trick for Man City against Newcastle

FWA Footballer of the Year – Ruben Dias (Man City)

FWA Women’s Footballer of the Year – Fran Kirby (Chelsea)

PFA Player of the Year – Kevin De Bruyne (Man City)

PFA Young Player of the Year – Phil Foden (Man City)

PFA Women’s Player of the Year – Fran Kirby (Chelsea)

May 15

Scottish Premiership final table – 1st Rangers (102 points) 2nd Celtic (77 points)

Rangers were unbeaten, winning 32 matches and drawing 6 matches

Leading scorer – Odsonne Edouard (Celtic) 18 goals

Relegated – Hamilton

Scottish Premiership play-off – Dundee bt Kilmarnock

Scottish Championship – Hearts

Scottish League One – Partick Thistle

Scottish League Two – Queens Park

Highland League – Brora Rangers. Only played three matches due to Covid-19

Lowland League – Kelty Hearts. Only played 13 matches due to Covid-19

Scottish League Two play-off final – Kelty Hearts bt Brechin City

FA Cup final – Leicester 1 (Tielemans) Chelsea 0

British Masters – Russell Bland. First European Tour title at 478th attempt

Preakness Stakes – Rombauer

May 16

Alisson Becker scores winning goal for Liverpool against WBA. First goalkeeper to score a goal for Liverpool, and the first goalkeeper to score a matchwinner in a Premier League fixture

Women’s Champions League final – Barcelona bt Chelsea

European swimming and diving championships start in Budapest

BBL Playoffs final – Newcastle Eagles bt London Lions

WBBL Playoffs final – London Lions bt Newcastle Eagles

May 17

Joe Mercer dies. Won 2,810 flat races

May 21

Darren Stevens scores 190 (including 15 sixes) for Kent against Glamorgan

European Rugby Challenge Cup final – Montpelier bt Leicester

Serie A – Inter Milan

La Liga – Atletico Madrid

Bundesliga – Bayern Munich

Primeira Liga – Sporting Lisbon

Ligue 1 (Le Championnat) – Lille

Eredivisie – Ajax

May 22

Scottish Cup final – St Johnstone bt Hibernian

Josh Taylor becomes Britain's first undisputed world champion in the four-belt era by defeating Jose Ramirez in light-welterweight unification bout

European Rugby Champions Cup final (Twickenham) – Toulouse bt La Rochelle. Fifth title

2022 European Rugby Champions Cup final will be held in Marseille

European Player of the Year award – Antoine Dupont (Toulouse)

FA Vase final – Warrington Rylands bt Binfield

FA Trophy final – Hornchurch bt Hereford

May 23

Monaco GP – Max Verstappen, Carlos Sainz, Lando Norris

Ron Hill dies. Hill did not miss a day of running between December 1964 and January 2017

Final Premier League table – Man City, Man Utd, Liverpool, Chelsea

Relegated – Fulham, West Brom, Sheffield Utd

Golden boot – Harry Kane (23)

Sergio Aguero scores twice in final match for Man City

Roy Hodgson (Crystal Palace), Nuno Espirito Santo (Wolves) and Sam Allerdyce (WBA) leave their managerial roles

US PGA (Kiawah Island) – Phil Mickelson 2nd Brooks Koepka. Aged 50, oldest winner of a major, breaking the record of Julius Bores who won PGA in 1968 at the age of 48

May 24

Max Mosley dies

Barclays Manager of the Season – Pep Guardiola

League Managers' Association manager of the year – Pep Guardiola

May 26

Europa League final (Gdansk) Villareal 1 Man Utd 1. Villareal win 11-10 on penalties. David De Gea was the only player to miss a penalty

2022 Europa League final will be held in Seville

May 28

Premier League of Darts final – Johnny Clayton bt Jose De Souza

May 29

Championship play-off final – Brentford bt Swansea

Promoted – Norwich, Watford, Brentford

Relegated – Wycombe, Rotherham, Sheffield Wednesday

Leading scorer – Ivan Toney (Brentford) 33 goals

Champions League final (Dragon Stadium, Porto) Chelsea 1 (Kai Havertz) Man City 0

Man of the match – N’Golo Kante

2022 Champions League final will be held in Saint Petersburg

May 30

League One play-off final – Blackpool bt Lincoln

Promoted – Hull, Peterborough, Blackpool

Relegated – Rochdale, Northampton, Swindon, Bristol Rovers

Leading scorer – Jonson Clarke-Harris (Peterborough) 31 goals

Premier 15s women’s rugby union final – Harlequins bt Saracens

Indy 500 – Helio Castroneves

Giro d’Italia – Egan Bernal

May 31

League Two play-off final – Morecambe bt Newport

Promoted – Cheltenham, Cambridge, Bolton, Morecambe

Relegated – Southend, Grimsby

Leading scorer – Paul Mullin (Cambridge) 32 goals

Sergio Aguero to move to Barcelona

Naomi Osaka withdraws from French Open after refusing to speak to the media

June

Jun 1

Carlo Ancelotti replaces Zinedine Zidane as manager of Real Madrid

Jun 4

Brianna McNeal banned for five years for breaking anti-doping rules. Winner of the women’s 100m hurdles at the 2016 Olympic Games

Jun 5

French Open third round – Rafael Nadal bt Cameron Norrie

Floyd Mayweather bt YouTuber Logan Paul in boxing exhibition match

Epsom Derby – Adayer (Adam Kirby), trained by Charlie Appleby

Belmont Stakes – Essential Quality

Jun 6

The Oaks – Snowfall (Frankie Dettori), trained by Aidan O’Brien

Azerbaijan GP – Sergio Perez, Sebastian Vettel, Pierre Gasly

First Test (Lords) New Zealand 378 (Devon Conway 200) and 169-6 England 275 (Rory Burns 132, Tim Southee 6-43) and 170-3. Match drawn

Test debuts for Devon Conway (New Zealand) and James Bracey (England)

England played Euro2020 warmup matches against Austria and Romania at Riverside Stadium in Middlesbrough

PFA Player of the Year – Kevin De Bruyne

PFA Young Player of the Year – Phil Foden

PFA Women’s Player of the Year – Fran Kirby (Chelsea)

PFA Women’s Young Player of the Year – Lauren Hemp (Man City)

Ollie Robinson is suspended from international cricket pending an investigation into historical racist and sexist tweets

US Women’s Open – Yuko Saso (Philippines)

Sifan Hassan breaks women’s 10,000m record

Memorial Tournament – Patrick Cantley. Jon Rahm led by 6 strokes after the third round but had to withdraw following a positive COVID test

Jun 9

Wolves appoint former Benfica boss Bruno Lage as their new manager

Jun 10

French Open semi-finals – Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova bt Tamara Zidansek (Slovenia), Barbora Krejcikova bt Maria Sakkari (Greece)

All four players reached their first Grand Slam semi-final

Mixed doubles final – Joe Salisbury and Desirae Krawczyk (USA) bt Aslan Katetsev and Elina Vesnina

Joe Salisbury is first British player to win this title since John Lloyd in 1982

Angelos Postecoglou appointed as manager of Celtic

Jun 11

Uefa Euro2020 starts in Rome

Italy 3 Turkey 0. First goal in the competition is an own goal by Merih Demiral

French Open semi-finals – Novak Djokovic bt Rafael Nadal, Stefanos Tsitsipas bt Alexander Zverev

Jun 12

French Open women’s singles final – Barbora Krejcikova bt Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova

French Open men's doubles final – Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut bt Alexander Bublik and Andre Golubev

Christian Eriksen collapses after suffering a cardiac arrest in Denmark’s match against Finland

Wales 1 (Kieffer Moore) Switzerland 1

Bristol finish top of Rugby Premiership. Worcester finish bottom but there is no relegation

Queen’s Birthday Honours –

MBE – Jordan Henderson, Raheem Sterling

Jun 13

French Open men’s singles final – Novak Djokovic bt Stefanos Tsitsipas. 19th Grand Slam title. First male player to win the double career Grand Slam in the Open Era

French Open women’s doubles final – Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova bt Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Iga Swiatek. Krejcikova becomes the first woman to win both the singles and doubles tournaments at a Grand Slam since Serena Williams in 2016 (Wimbledon), and the first to do so at the French Open since Mary Pierce in 2000

Second Test (Edgbaston) England 303 and 122 New Zealand 388 and 41-2. New Zealand won by eight wickets

New Zealand win series 1-0

Copa America starts in Brazil. Moved from Argentina due to Covid

Jun 14

Czech Republic 2 (Patrik Schick 2) Scotland 0. Schick scored from the halfway line

Jun 15

Queen’s Club Championships tennis tournament starts. Sponsored by Cinch

St James’s Palace Stakes – Poetic Flare

The Pro14 will rebrand as the United Rugby Championship when South Africa's four teams join the competition next season

Jun 16

Wales 2 (Aaron Ramsey, Connor Roberts) Turkey 0

Prince of Wales's Stakes – Love

Jun 17

Queen’s second round – Matteo Berrettini bt Andy Murray

Jun 18

England 0 Scotland 0

Richard Bland shares lead after second round of US Open

Gold Cup – Subjectivist (Joe Fanning), trained by Mark Johnston

Jun 19

Women’s Test (Bristol) England drew with India

Premiership semi-finals – Harlequins bt Bristol, Exeter bt Sale

Coronation Stakes – Alcohol Free

Jun 20

World’s Strongest Man – Tom Stoltman (Scotland)

Championship play-off final – Saracens bt Ealing Trailfinders 60-0 and 57-15 and are promoted to the Premiership

French GP – Max Verstappen, Lewis Hamilton, Sergio Perez

Queen’s final – Matteo Berrettini bt Cameron Norrie

Queen’s doubles final – Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut bt Reilly Opelka and John Peers

Birmingham Classic final – Ons Jabeur (Tunisaia) bt Daria Kasatkina

National League play-off final – Hartlepool bt Torquay

National League champions – Sutton United

Italy 1 Wales 0. Ethan Ampadu sent off

US Open (Torrey Pines, San Diego) Jon Rahm. 2nd Louis Oosthuizen, 3rd Harris English

Leading jockey at Ascot – Oisin Murphy

Leading trainer at Ascot – John Gosden

Jun 21

Laurel Hubbard will become the first transgender athlete to compete at an Olympics after being selected for the New Zealand women's team at Tokyo 2020

Rugby Players' Association awards –

Player’s player of the year – Sam Simmonds (Exeter)

England player of the year – Tom Curry (Sale)

Young player of the year – Marcus Smith (Harlequins)

England women player of the year – Poppy Cleall

Leading points scorer – Marcus Smith, 286 points

Leading try scorer – Sam Simmonds, 21 tries

Jun 22

England 1 (Raheem Sterling) Czech Republic 0

Croatia 3 Scotland 1 (Callum McGregor)

Jun 23

Group stage tables –

Group A – Italy, Wales, Switzerland, Turkey

Italy won all their matches. Turkey lost all their matches

Group B – Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Russia

Belgium won all their matches

Group C – Netherlands, Austria, Ukraine, North Macedonia

Netherlands won all their matches. North Macedonia lost all their matches

Group D – England, Croatia, Czech Republic, Scotland

Group E – Sweden, Spain, Slovakia, Poland

Group F – France, Germany, Portugal, Hungary

Jun 24

Brian London dies. Real name Brian Harper

Away goals rule scrapped in Uefa competitions including Champions League

Jun 25

Pakistan Super League final – Multan Sultans bt Peshawar Zalmi

Top 14 final – Toulouse bt La Rochelle

Jun 26

Round of 16 – Denmark 4 Wales 0. Harry Wilson sent off

Austria score against Italy, the first goal Italy have conceded in 1168 minutes

Premiership rugby final – Harlequins 40 Bristol 38. Winning try scored by Louis Lynagh

Tour de France starts in Brest. Julian Alaphilippe wins first stage. Major crash caused by a fan holding a cardboard sign wishing her grandparents well

La Course by Le Tour de France – Demi Vollering (Netherlands)

Eastbourne International – Jelena Ostapenko

Irish Derby – Hurricane Lane

Jun 27

Styrian GP – Max Verstappen, Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas

Netball Superleague Grand Final – Loughborough Lightning bt Team Bath

A-League soccer Grand Final – Melbourne City bt Sydney FC

BMW International Open – Viktor Hovland (Norway)

KPMG Women's PGA – Nelly Korda

Jun 28

Round of 16 – Spain 5 Croatia 3

Round of 16 – Switzerland 3 France 3. Switzerland won on penalties. Kylian Mbappe missed France’s last penalty

Jun 29

Round of 16 – England 2 (Raheem Sterling, Harry Kane) Germany 0

Jun 30

Rafa Benitez appointed as manager of Everton

July

Jul 1

Karsten Warholm breaks Kevin Young's 29-year-old 400m hurdles world record

Jul 2

Wimbledon third round – Denis Shapovalov bt Andy Murray

Jul 3

Wimbledon third round – Roger Federer bt Cameron Norrie

Quarter-final – England 4 (Harry Kane (2), Harry Maguire, Jordan Henderson) Ukraine 0. Match played in Rome

Jul 4

Austrian GP – Max Verstappen, Valtteri Bottas, Lando Norris

Patrick Vieira appointed as manager of Crystal Palace

Jul 5

Jimmy Anderson takes 7-19 for Lancashire against Kent, including his 1,000th first-class wicket

Wimbledon fourth round – Ajla Tomljanovic bt Emma Raducanu

Raducanu was World No 338 and became the youngest British woman to reach the last 16 in the open era, aged 18

Jul 6

Semi-final – Italy 1 Spain 1. Italy won on penalties

Jul 7

Semi-final – England 2 (Simon Kjaer o.g., Harry Kane) Denmark 1 (Mikkel Damsgaard)

Damsgaard scored the only goal from a direct free kick in the tournament

Both semi-finals were played at Wembley

Quarter-final – Hubert Hurcarz (Poland) bt Roger Federer

Stanley Cup – Tampa Bay Lightning bt Montreal Canadiens

Play-offs MVP – Andrei Vasilevskiy

Regular season MVP – Connor McDavid (Edmonton Oilers)

Jul 8

Wimbledon women’s semi-finals – Ashleigh Barty bt Angelique Kerber, Katarina Pliskova bt Aryna Sabalenka

Argentine golfer Angel Cabrera jailed for two years for a range of criminal offences

Jul 9

Wimbledon men’s semi-finals – Novak Djokovic bt Denis Shapovalov, Matteo Berrettini bt Hubert Hurcarz

Mark Cavendish equals Eddy Merckx’s record of 34 stage wins in Tour de France

Paul Mariner dies. Mariner played 35 times for England, scoring 13 goals

Jul 10

Wimbledon women’s final – Ashleigh Barty bt Katarina Pliskova

Wimbledon women’s doubles final – Hsieh Su-wei and Elise Mertens bt Veronika Kudermetova and Elena Vesnina

Wimbledon men’s doubles final – Nikola Mektic and Mate Pavic bt Marcel Granollers and Horacio Zeballos

Copa America final – Argentina 1 (Angel Di Maria) Brazil 0. Match played at Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro

UFC 264 – Conor McGregor breaks his leg and loses third fight against Dustin Poirier

English Greyhound Derby (Towcester) – Thorn Falcon

Jul 11

Wimbledon men’s final – Novak Djokovic bt Matteo Berettini. Sixth win and 20th grand slam title

Wimbledon mixed doubles final – Neal Skupski and Desirae Krawczyk bt Joe Salisbury and Harriet Dart

Uefa Euro 2020 final – Italy 1 (Leonardo Bonucci) England 1 (Luke Shaw). Italy won 3-2 on penalties

Harry Kane and Harry Maguire scored penalties. Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka missed

Match played at Wembley Stadium. Referee – Bjorn Kuipers (Netherlands)

Jul 13

Third ODI – Pakistan 331-9 (Babar Azam 158) England 332-7 (James Vince 102)

England win series 3-0

Jul 14

British and Irish Lions are beaten by South Africa A

State of Origin –New South Wales Blues bt Queensland Maroons

Jul 15

Andy Fordham dies. Known as ‘The Viking’

Jul 16

First T20 – Pakistan 232-6 England 201 (Liam Livingstone 103)

Liam Livingstone hit the fastest-ever 50 (17 balls) and 100 (42 balls) for England

Jul 17

Rugby League 1875 Cup final – Featherstone Rovers bt York City Knights

Rugby League Challenge Cup final – St Helens bt Castleford. Lance Todd Trophy – Niall Evalds (Castleford)

Max Verstappen wins first sprint qualifying race and starts on pole for British GP

Jul 18

British GP – Lewis Hamilton, Charles Leclerc, Valtteri Bottas

Verstappen involved in crash with Hamilton on first lap and hits barrier at 51G

The Open (Royal St George’s) Collin Morikawa. 2nd Jordan Speith 3rd Jon Rahm, Louis Oosthuizen

Scotland's Robert MacIntyre finished as the top British player in a tie for eighth place

2022 Open will be held at St Andrews

Tour de France – Tadej Pogacar (Slovenia, UAE-Team Emirates), 2nd Jonas Vingegaard (Denmark), 3rd Richard Carapaz

Points – Mark Cavendish

Mountains – Tadej Pogacar

Youth – Tadej Pogacar

Combativity – Franck Bonnamour

Team – Team Bahrain Victorious

Jul 20

NBA finals – Milwaukee Bucks bt Phoenix Suns

Finals MVP – Giannis Antetokounmpo

Regular season MVP – Nikola Jokic (Denver Nuggets)

Olympic motto changed to “Faster, Higher, Stronger – Together”

Jul 21

Tokyo Olympic Games starts with softball and women’s football matches

Brisbane awarded 2032 Olympic Games

The Hundred starts with Oval Invincibles Women beating Manchester Originals Women

Teams – Birmingham Phoenix, London Spirit, Manchester Originals, Northern Superchargers, Oval Invincibles, Southern Brave, Trent Rockets, Welsh Fire

Jul 22

World Squash Championships. Men – Ali Farag. Women – Nour El Sherbini, winning her fifth title

Jul 23

Olympic Games Opening Ceremony. Games opened by Emperor Naruhito. Flame lit by Naomi Osaka. Each country in the Parade of Nations has two flag bearers – GB represented by Hannah Mills (sailing) and Mohamed Sbihi (rowing). 1,824 drones made a 3D rendition of the Tokyo Olympic Games logo over the stadium

Cleveland Indians to change their name to Cleveland Guardians at the end of this season

Jul 24

First gold medal won by Yang Qian (China) in women’s 10m air rifle

Road race – Richard Carapaz

12-year-old Hend Zaha (Syria) loses in first round of table tennis

Brother and sister Hifumi Abe and Uta Abe (Japan) both win Judo gold medals, becoming the first brother-sister duo to win Olympic gold medals in individual sports on the same day

First Test – South Africa 17 British and Irish Lions 22

Lions only try scored by Luke Cowan-Dickie. All Tests played in Cape Town

King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes – Adayer. First horse in 20 years to win the Derby and the King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes

Norway’s Handball Federation is fined after the women’s beach team wore shorts rather than bikini bottoms at the European Championship

Jul 25

Britain’s first Olympic medal – bronze won by Chelsie Giles in judo women’s -52kg

Jade Jones beaten in first round in taekwondo by Kimia Alizadeh of the Refugee Olympic Team

Women’s road race – Anna Kiesenhofer (Austria)

World Matchplay darts final – Peter Wright bt Dimitri Van den Bergh

Evian Championship golf – Minjee Lee (Australia)

Senior British Open golf – Stephen Dodd (Wales)

Jul 26

Men’s 100m butterfly – Adam Peaty

Synchronized 10m platform – Tom Daley and Matty Lee

Men’s BMX – Tom Pidcock

Men’s triathlon. Silver – Alex Yee. There was a false start as a boat blocked some of the athletes about to enter the water

Women’ welterweight taekwondo, Silver – Lauren Williams

Jul 27

Men’s 200m freestyle – Tom Dean. Silver – Duncan Scott, 4th David Popovici (Romania, aged 16)

Women’s triathlon – Flora Duffy (Bermuda). Silver – Georgia Taylor-Brown

Bermuda becomes smallest nation ever to win an Olympic gold medal

Women’s tennis third round – Marketa Vondrouseva bt Naomi Osaka

Women’s heavyweight taekwondo. Bronze – Bianca Walkden

Team dressage. Bronze – GB

Women’s team gymnastics. Bronze – GB, including the Gadirova twins (Jennifer and Jessica)

Mike Hendrick dies. Played 30 Test matches for England

Goodwood Cup – Trueshan

Jul 28

Men’s 4x200m freestyle – GB

Individual dressage. Bronze – Charlotte Dujardin

Men’s quadruple sculls. Silver – GB

British team in men’s coxless fours lose steering of the boat in the final and finish fourth

Sussex Stakes – Alcohol Free

Jul 29

Men’s trap. Bronze – Matthew Coward-Holley

Women’s canoeing C-1. Silver – Mallory Franklin

Nassau Stakes – Lady Bowthorpe

Jul 30

Women’s football quarter-final – Australia 4 GB 3 (Ellen White 3)

Women’s BMX – Bethany Shriever

Men’s BMX. Silver – Kye White

Women’s trampolining. Bronze – Bryony Page

Men’s 200m medley. Silver – Duncan Scott

Men’s 200m backstroke. Bronze – Luke Greenback

Men’s eight. Bronze – GB

Men’s semi-finals – Alexander Zverev bt Novak Djokovic, Karen Khachanov bt Pablo Carreno Busta

South Africa director of rugby Rassie Erasmus records 62-minute video monologue raising a number of concerns over the officiating of referee Nic Berry in the Springboks’ defeat by the Lions in the first Test

Luke Campbell retires from boxing

Jul 31

Women’s tennis final – Belinda Bencic (Switzerland) bt Marketa Vondrousova

Men’s bronze match – Pablo Carreno Busta bt Novak Djokovic

Women’s sevens – New Zealand. GB finish fourth

Mixed triathlon – GB

Mixed medley relay – GB

Women’s RS:X windsurfing. Bronze – Emma Wilson

Women’s 100m – Elaine Thompson-Herah. Silver – Shelly-Ann Fraser-Price

New Zealand transgender athlete Lauren Hubbard fails to lift a weight

Second Test – South Africa 27 British and Irish Lions 9

August

Aug 1

Men’s 100m – Marcell Jacobs (Italy). Zharnel Hughes false starts in the final and is disqualified

Women’s BMX – Charlotte Worthington. Performs 360-degree backflip

Pommel horse – Max Whitlock

Men’s individual golf – Xander Schauffele. 2nd Rory Sabatini (Slovakia). Seven-way play-off for bronze including Paul Casey and Rory McIlroy

Men’s 4x100m medley relay. Silver – GB

Duncan Scott wins fourth swimming medal

Men’s BMX. Bronze – Declan Brooks

Men’s tennis final – Alexander Zverev bt Karen Khachanov

Hungarian GP – Esteban Ocon, Lewis Hamilton, Carlos Sainz. Sebastian Vettel finished second but was disqualified for a fuel infringement

Hansi Flick replaces Joachim Low as the manager of the men's German national football team

Aug 2

Team eventing – GB

Individual eventing. Silver – Tom McKean riding Toledo De Kerse

Women’s weightlifting 87+ kg. Silver – Emily Campbell

Aug 3

Men’s 400m hurdles – Karsten Warholm (Norway), in a world record time of 45.94 seconds

Men’s pole vault – Armand Duplantis (Sweden)

Women’s 200m – Elaine Thompson-Herah

Women’s 800m. Silver – Keely Hodgkinson

Men’s team sprint. Silver – GB (Jack Carlin, Jason Kenny, Ryan Owens)

Women’s team pursuit. Silver GB (Katie Archibald, Laura Kenny, Neah Evans, Josie Knight)

Men’s 49er – GB (Dylan Fletcher and Stuart Bithell)

Men’s Finn – Giles Scott

Mixed Nacra17. Silver – GB (John Gimson and Anna Burnet)

Men’s welterweight boxing. Silver – Pat McCormack

Women’s featherweight boxing. Bronze – Karriss Artingstall

Men’s diving 3m springboard. Bronze – Jack Laugher

Balance beam. Bronze – Simone Biles

Aug 4

Women’s 400m hurdles – Sydney McLaughlin (USA). Silver – Dalilah Muhammad (USA). Both women broke Muhammad’s old world record

Individual jumping – Ben Maher riding Explosion W

Women’s 470 – GB (Hannah Mills and Eilidh McIntyre). Third Olympic medal for Hannah Mills

Women’s park skateboarding. Bronze – Sky Brown (aged 13)

Men’s light heavyweight boxing. Silver – Benjamin Whittaker

Men’s super heavyweight boxing. Bronze – Frazer Clarke

Aug 5

Women’s pole vault. Bronze – Holly Bradshaw

Men’s omnium – Matt Wells. Four events – Scratch, Tempo, Elimination, and Points

Men’s canoeing K-1 200m. Bronze – Liam Heath

Jack Grealish moves from Aston Villa to Man City for £100 million

Aug 6

Women’s 1500m. Silver – Laura Muir. Bronze – Sifan Hassan

Women’s 4x100m. Bronze – GB (Asha Philip, Imani Lansiquot, Dina Asher-Smith, Daryll Nieta)

Men’s 4x100m. Silver – GB (CJ Ujah, Zharnel Hughes, Richard Kilty, Nathaniel Mitchell-Blake)

Women’s modern pentathlon – Kate French

Women’s madison – Katie Archibald and Laura Kenny

The 50 kilometre race walk is dropped from the Olympic program and will be replaced by a mixed team race in order to achieve gender equality

Aug 7

Men’s 1500m. Bronze – Josh Kerr

Men’s javelin – Neeray Chopra. First Indian athletics gold medal

Men’s modern pentathlon – Joe Choong

Men’s flyweight boxing – Galal Yafai

Men’s 10m platform. Bronze – Tom Daley

Men’s madison. Silver – Matt Wells and Ethan Hayter

Men’s football final – Brazil bt Spain

Women’s individual golf – Nelly Korda (USA)

Third Test – South Africa 19 British and Irish Lions 16. Winning penalty kicked by Morne Steyn. Lions only try scored by Ken Owens. South Africa win series 2-1

Community Shield – Leicester 1 (Kelechi Iheanacho) Man City 0

Rangers lose to Dundee Utd in opening match in Scottish Premiership

Aug 8

Men’s keirin – Jason Kenny

Women’s middleweight boxing – Lauren Price

Women’s lightweight boxing – Kellie Harrington (Ireland)

Olympic Games closing ceremony. Laura Kenny carries British flag

Final medal table – 1st USA (39-41-33) 113 2nd China (32-38-18) 88 3rd Japan (27-14-17) 58 4th GB (22-21-22) 65

Most gold medals – Caleb Dressel (5), Emma McKeon (4), Kaylee McKeown (3), An San (3), Lisa Carrington (3), Elaine Thompson-Herah (3)

San Marino won two shooting medals and a wrestling medal

Kosovo won two medals in judo

First Test (Trent Bridge) England 183 and 303 (Joe Root 109, Jasprit Bumrah 5-64) India 278 (Ollie Robinson 5-85) and 52-1. Match drawn

WGC-FedEx – Abraham Ancer (Mexico)

Aug 9

Belarusian athlete Krystina Timanovskaya, who refused orders to fly home early from the Olympics in Tokyo, is given a humanitarian visa by Poland

Aug 10

Lionel Messi moves from Barcelona to PSG

Champions League third qualifying round – Malmo bt Rangers

Aug 11

Uefa Super Cup (Belfast) Chelsea bt Villareal

Aug 12

CJ Ujah suspended from competition after testing positive for a banned substance

Romelu Lukaku moves from Inter Milan to Chelsea for £97.5 million

Aug 13

First goal in Premier League scored by Sergi Canos for Brentford against Arsenal

Premier League shirt sponsors: Brentford – Hollywoodbets, Burnley – Spreadex Sports, Leeds – SBOTOP, Leicester – FBS, Man Utd – TeamViewer, Watford – Stake.com

Joe Root overtakes Graham Gooch as England’s second highest run scorer (8,900 runs)

Championship League Snooker final – David Gilbert bt Mark Allen

Aug 14

Raphael Varane moves from Real Madrid to Man Utd

Man Utd 5 (Bruno Fernandes 3) Leeds 1. Paul Pogba credited with four assists

Arlington Million – Two Emmys. The race is now known as the Mr. D. Stakes

Aug 16

Second Test (Lord’s) India 364 (KL Rahul 129, Jimmy Anderson 5-62) and 298-8 England 391 (Joe Root 180) and 120. India won by 151 runs

Dom Sibley and Rory Burns become the first English openers ever to be dismissed for nought in the same innings of a home Test

Sam Curran falls for the first ever king pair in a Test at Lord’s

British Speedway Championship – Adam Ellis

Stefan Jovetic becomes the first active player to score in each of Europe's top five leagues. Only Florin Raducioiu had achieved this feat before him

Aug 19

Royal London One-Day Cup final (Trent Bridge) Glamorgan bt Durham

Aug 21

The Hundred finals (Lord’s). Women’s – Oval Invincibles bt Southern Brave. Men’s – Southern Brave bt Birmingham Phoenix

The Hundred statistics –

Men: most runs – Liam Livingstone, most wickets – Adam Milne

Women: most runs – Dane van Niekerk, most wickets – Tash Farrant

Manny Pacquiao loses on his return to the ring after a two-year absence as Cuba's Yordenis Ugas retains his WBA superwelterweight title

Aug 22

Le Mans 24 Hours – Toyota (Mike Conway, Kamui Kobayashi and Jose Maria Lopez)

Women’s British Open (Carnoustie) Anna Nordqvist. 2nd Georgia Hall

British Open Squash Championship. Men’s – Paul Coll (New Zealand), Women’s – Nour El Sherbini (Egypt)

All-Ireland Hurling Final – Limerick bt Cork

Aug 24

Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games start. 22 sports. Badminton and taekwondo replace football 7-a-side and sailing. Ellie Simmonds (swimming) and John Stubbs (archery) are the British flagbearers

Russian athletes compete under the flag of the Russian Paralympic Committee (RPC)

Mascot – Someity

Aug 25

EFL Cup – Newport County 0 Southampton 8

Aug 26

Ted Dexter dies

Aug 27

Cristiano Ronaldo moves from Juventus to Man Utd

Uefa Men’s Player of the Year Award – Jorginho (Chelsea)

Uefa Women’s Player of the Year Award – Alexia Putellas (Barcelona)

Aug 28

Third Test (Headingley) India 78 and 278 (Ollie Robinson 5-65) England 432 (Joe Root 121). England won by an innings and 76 runs

Belgium GP – Max Verstappen, George Russell, Lewis Hamilton

Half points awarded as only two laps were completed, behind the safety car, due to rain

Aug 29

BMW Championship – Patrick Cantlay

Aug 30

US Open first round – Stefanos Tsitsipas bt Andy Murray

New teams added to Super Rugby – Moana Pasifika (based in Auckland) and Fijian Drua

Aug 31

Transfer deadline day –

Daniel James moves from Man Utd to Leeds

Saul Niguez moves from Atletico Madrid to Chelsea

Nikola Vlasic moves from CSKA Moscow to West Ham

September

Sep 1

Cristiano Ronaldo scores against Ireland and breaks Ali Daei's record of 109 international goals

Sep 2

Sarah Storey surpasses Mike Kenny's 16 Paralympic gold medal record to become Great Britain's most successful Paralympic athlete of all time

Sep 4

USA awarded putt in Solheim Cup after Europe pick up their ball too early

League Leaders’ Shield – Catalans Dragons

Leigh are relegated from the Super League

Sep 5

Paralympic Games closing ceremony. David Smith (boccia player) is the GB flagbearer

Final medal table – 1st China (96-60-51) 207 2nd GB (41-38-45) 124 3rd USA (37-36-31) 104

China top the medal table for the fifth consecutive Paralympics. Great Britain finished second for the ninth time

Lee Pearson won three gold medals in dressage taking his total to 14

Kadeena Cox won two gold medals in cycling

Hannah Cockroft won two gold medals in athletics

Dutch GP – Max Verstappen, Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas

Robert Kubica replaced Kimi Raikkonen who had Covid

Charlotte Edwards Cup final – South East Stars bt Northern Diamonds

Tour Championship – Patrick Cantlay

FedEx Cup – Patrick Cantlay

Vuelta a Espana – Primoz Roglic. Third consecutive victory. 4th Adam Yates

World Cup qualifier between Brazil and Argentina abandoned five minutes after kick-off after visiting players were accused of Covid violations

US Open third round – Daniil Medvedev bt Dan Evans

Sep 6

Solheim Cup (Toledo, Ohio) Europe 15 USA 13

Putt to retain cup – Matilda Castren (Finland)

Top points scorer – Leona Maguire (Ireland)

Europe captain – Catriona Matthew

Sep 7

George Russell will drive for Mercedes F1 team next year

Valtteri Bottas will drive for Alfa Romeo F1 team next year

Middlesex 676-5 v Sussex. Sam Robson 253

Sep 8

Alexander Albon will drive for Williams F1 team next year

US Open quarter-final – Emma Raducanu bt Belinda Bencic

Sep 9

Heather Knight makes 200th appearance for England cricket team

Vivianne Miedama scores 100th goal for Arsenal

US Open semi-finals – Emma Raducanu bt Maria Sakkari, Leylah Fernandez bt Aryna Sabalenka

Diamond League finishes with the Weltklasse in Zurich. Women’s 800m won by Keely Hodgkinson

Sep 10

Fifth Test between England and India cancelled due to Covid in the India camp

US Open semi-finals – Novak Djokovic bt Alexander Zverev, Daniil Medvedev bt Felix Auger-Aliassime

Men’s doubles final – Joe Salisbury and Rajeev Ram bt Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares

US Open Wheelchair Quad Singles – Dylan Alcott (Australia). Alcott becomes the only man to complete the Golden Slam in quad singles

Sep 11

Women’s final – Emma Raducanu bt Leylah Fernandez

Emma Raducanu becomes first British woman be win a Grand Slam since Virginia Wade in 1977. First qualifier to win a Grand Slam. Ranked 150. Raducanu won the title without dropping a set during the entire tournament, including during her three qualification matches. Both finalists are teenagers and were born in Canada

Mixed doubles final – Joe Salisbury and Desirae Krawczyk bt Marcelo Arevado (El Salvador) and Giuliana Olmos (Mexico)

Joe Salisbury becomes the first man since Bob Bryan in 2010 to win the US Open doubles and mixed titles in the same year

Wheelchair Men’s Doubles – Alfie Hewett and Gordon Reid, who were the four-time defending champions and completed a Calendar Year Grand Slam

Cristiano Ronaldo scores twice on Man Utd debut, against Newcastle

Gaelic Football final – Tyrone by Mayo

St Leger – Hurricane Lane (William Buick), trained by Charlie Appleby

Sep 12

Italian GP – Daniel Ricciardo, Lando Norris, Valtteri Bottas. First one-two finish for McLaren since 2010. Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen collided on lap 22 and had to retire from the race

Great North Run. Men’s – Marc Scott. Women’s – Hellen Obiri (Kenya). 2nd Eilish McColgan

Men’s final – Daniil Medvedev bt Novak Djokovic

Women’s doubles final – Samantha Stosur and Zhang Shuai bt Coco Gauff and Caty McNally

BMW PGA – Billy Horschel

World Cup of Darts final – Scotland (Peter Wright and John Henderson) bt Austria (Mensur Sulvojic and Rowby-John Rodriguez)

Sep 14

Sheriff Tiraspol made their debut appearance in the Champions League group stage

Tom Ilube elected as chairman of the Rugby Football Union making him the first black chair of a major sport in England

World Triathlon Series. Men’s – Kristian Blummenfelt (Norway), Women’s – Flora Duffy (Bermuda)

PGA Tour Player of the Year – Patrick Cantlay

Sep 15

Caribbean Premier League (CPLT20) final – St Kitts and Nevis Patriots bt Saint Lucia Kings

Sep 18

T20 Blast finals (Edgbaston). Semi-finals – Somerset bt Hampshire, Kent bt Sussex. Final – Kent bt Somerset

Nordic Darts Masters final – Martin van Gerwen bt Fallon Sherrock

Sep 19

Jimmy Greaves dies

UCI Road World Championships start in Belgium

Men’s time trial – Filippo Ganna (Italy)

Sep 20

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

Sep 22

Derby County enter administration and are deducted 12 points

UCI mixed team relay – Germany

Sep 24

Emma Raducanu splits from her coach Andrew Richardson

Glamorgan 672-6 (Chris Cooke 205) Surrey 722-4 (Ollie Pope 274)

County Championship – Warwickshire

Warwickshire captain – Will Rhodes. Warwickshire coach – Mark Robinson

Bryson DeChambeau hits a 417-yard drive at the Ryder Cup

Sep 25

Lando Norris takes maiden Formula 1 pole position for Russian GP

Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy final – Southern Vipers beat Northern Diamonds

Rugby Championship – New Zealand

Sara Cox becomes the first woman to referee a Premiership game as she takes charge of the Harlequins vs Worcester fixture

Oleksandr Usyk (Ukraine) bt Anthony Joshua at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

Women’s road race – Elisa Balsamo (Italy)

AFL Grand Final – Melbourne bt Western Bulldogs

Sep 26

Russian GP – Lewis Hamilton, Max Verstappen, Carlos Sainz

Lewis Hamilton’s 100th F1 victory

Ryder Cup (Whistling States, Wisconsin) USA 19 Europe 9

Collin Moriwaka won the half point which won the trophy for USA

Leading points scorers – Dustin Johnson (5), Jon Rahm (3.5)

Paul Casey, Matthew Fitzpatrick and Bernd Wiesberger failed to score any points

Dustin Johnson becomes first American to win all five matches since Larry Nelson in 1979

Sergio Garcia breaks Nick Faldo’s record of 23 match wins

Captains – Steve Stricker and Padraig Harrington

Justin Tucker sets an NFL record by kicking a 66-yard field goal for the Baltimore Ravens

Men’s road race – Julian Alaphilippe (France)

Laver Cup (Boston) – Team Europe bt Team World

IndyCar Series – Alex Palou (Spain)

World Rugby Sevens Series – South Africa

Sep 28

Roger Hunt dies

Lionel Messi scores his first goal for PSG, against Man City

Greg Rutherford named in GB bobsleigh squad

Sheriff Tiraspol bt Real Madrid in Champions League group match

PCA player of the year – Joe Root

Young player – Harry Brook (Yorkshire)

Women’s player – Eve Jones

Rugby League Writers player of the year award – Sam Tomkins

Sep 29

Super League semi-final – Catalans Dragons bt Hull KR

Sep 30

Super League semi-final – St Helens bt Leeds

October

Oct 1

Bob Willis Trophy final – Warwickshire bt Lancashire

Longest drive competition – Kyle Berkshire, 422 yards

Oct 2

Speedway Grand Prix – Artem Laguta (Russia)

Lizzie Deignan wins first women’s Paris-Roubaix cycle race

Oct 3

London Marathon. Men’s – Sisay Lemma (Ethiopia). Women’s – Joyciline Jepkosgei (Kenya). Men’s wheelchair – Marcel Hug (Switzerland). Women’s wheelchair – Manuela Schar (Switzerland)

Xisco Munoz sacked as manager of Watford

Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe – Torquator Tasso

Alfred Dunhill Links Championship – Danny Willett

Budge Patty dies

NRL Grand Final – Penrith Panthers bt South Sydney Rabbitohs

Oct 4

Claudio Ranieri appointed as manager of Watford

Man of Steel – Sam Tomkins (Catalans Dragons)

Oct 6

Uefa Nations League semi-final – Spain bt Italy. Italy's world-record run of unbeaten games ends at 37

Oct 7

Newcastle Utd bought for £300 million by a consortium led by the Saudi Arabian government's sovereign wealth fund

Uefa Nations League semi-final – France bt Belgium

Oct 8

Indian Wells Masters second round – Aliaksandra Sasnovich (Belarus) bt Emma Raducanu

Oct 9

Andorra v England match refereed by Kateryna Monzul (Ukraine). First England match refereed by a woman

Super League Grand Final (Old Trafford) St Helens bt Catalans Dragons. Winning try scored by Kevin Naiqama. Harry Sunderland Trophy – Kevin Naiqama

Tyson Fury bt Deontay Wilder with 11th-round knockout to retain his WBC heavyweight title

World Grand Prix final – Jonny Clayton bt Gerwyn Price

Cesarewitch Handicap – Buzz

Oct 10

Turkish GP – Valtteri Bottas, Max Verstappen, Sergio Perez

Esteban Ocon completes the race without making a pit stop

Uefa Nations League final (San Siro, Milan) France 2 (Karim Benzama, Kylian Mbappe) Spain 1 (Mikel Oyarzabal). Referee – Anthony Taylor

Million Pound Game – Toulouse Olympique bt Featherstone Rovers and will play in the Super League next season

Woman of Steel – Jodie Cunningham (St Helens)

Women’s Super League Grand Final – St Helens bt Leeds Rhinos

Oct 11

Amy Hunter hits 121 for Ireland in ODI against Zimbabwe on her 16th birthday

Oct 12

Harry Kane fails to score for England against Hungary, after scoring in his previous 15 World Cup and Euro qualifiers

Seattle Kraken play first game in NHL, against Vegas Golden Knights

Oct 14

Speedway Premiership final – Peterborough Panthers bt Belle Vue Aces

Oct 15

IPL 14 final (Dubai) – Chennai Super Kings by Kolkata Knight Riders

Player of the series – Harshal Patel (Royal Challengers Bangalore)

Oct 16

Leicester City end Man Utd's English league record 29-game unbeaten run away from home

Roberto Firmino hat-trick for Liverpool against Watford

Queen Elizabeth II Stakes – Baaeed

Champion Stakes – Sealiway

Champion flat jockey – Oisin Murphy

Champion flat trainer – Charlie Appleby

Oct 17

Men’s 20 World Cup starts. Matches are played in the United Arab Emirates (Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Sharjah) and Oman (Muscat)

British National Road Championships. Men – Ben Swift. Women – Pfeiffer Georgi

Speedway of Nations Grand Final (National Speedway Stadium, Manchester) Great Britain bt Poland

Steve Bruce reaches 1,000 matches as a football manager, in his last match for Newcastle, against Spurs

Jacksonville Jaguars end 20-game losing streak against Miami Dolphins at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

European Darts Championship final – Rob Cross bt Michael van Gerwen

Indian Wells Masters men’s final – Cameron Norrie bt Nikoloz Basilashvili (Georgia)

WNBA Finals – Chicago Sky bt Phoenix Mercury

British Superbike Championship – Tarran Mackenzie

Oct 18

England given one-match stadium ban following unrest at Euro 2020 final

T20 World Cup – Curtis Camphor takes four wickets in four balls for Ireland against Netherlands

Oct 20

Steve Bruce leaves Newcastle by mutual consent

Patson Daka scores four goals for Leicester City against Spartak Moscow

Track Cycling World Championships start in Roubaix

Oct 21

Men’s Scratch race. Bronze – Rhys Britton

Oct 22

T20 World Cup – Namibia bt Ireland

Group tables –

Group A – Sri Lanka, Namibia, Ireland, Netherlands

Group B – Scotland, Bangladesh, Oman, Papua New Guinea

Oct 23

Women’s Omnium – Katie Archibald

Chelsea 7 (Mason Mount 3) Norwich 0

Everton 2 Watford 5 (Joshua King 3)

Quinton de Koch refuses to take the knee before T20 World Cup match against Australia

Mick McCarthy sacked as manager of Cardiff City after eight successive defeats

Oct 24

T20 World Cup – West Indies bowled out by England for 55

Man Utd 0 Liverpool 5 (Mo Salah 3)

Men’s Omnium – Ethan Hayter

Women’s Points race. Silver – Katie Archibald

Women’s Madison. Bronze – GB (Katie Archibald and Neah Evans)

United States GP – Max Verstappen, Lewis Hamilton, Sergio Perez

W Series – Jamie Chadwick

British Touring Car Championship – Ashley Sutton

Oct 25

T20 World Cup – Scotland bowled out by Afghanistan for 60

Oct 26

Walter Smith dies

Transylvania Open first round – Emma Raducanu bt Polona Hercog to win first-ever match on WTA Tour

Women’s World Cup qualifier – Latvia 0 England 10

Oct 27

T20 World Cup – Namibia bt Scotland

Carabao Cup quarter-final – West Ham bt Man City

Oct 28

Ronald Koeman sacked as manager of Barcelona

Oct 29

Australian cricketer Ashley Mallett dies

Oct 30

Australian cricketer Alan Davidson dies

Beauden Barrett wins 100th Test cap for New Zealand, against Wales

Oct 31

World Series of Darts final – Jonny Clayton bt Dimitri van Den Bergh

November

Nov 1

T20 World Cup – Jos Buttler hits 101 against Sri Lanka

Nuno Espirito Santo sacked as manager of Spurs

Nov 2

Neil Warnock manages his 1062nd match, breaking Dario Gradi’s record for the most games managed in English professional football

Antonio Conte appointed as manager of Spurs

World Series – Atlanta Braves bt Houston Astros

MVP – Jorge Soler

American League MVP – Shohei Ohtani (Los Angeles Angels)

National League MVP – Bryce Harper (Philadelphia Phillies)

Melbourne Cup – Verry Elleegant

Nov 3

Blackburn 0 Fulham 7

Nov 5

Yorkshire chairman Roger Hutton resigns over the club's response to racism experienced by Azeem Rafiq and is replaced by Kamlesh Patel, Lord Patel of Bradford

Nov 6

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez wins super-middleweight unification fight again Caleb Plant

Daniel Farke sacked as manager of Norwich

Neil Warnock leaves Middlesbrough by mutual consent

Johnny Sexton wins 100th Test cap for Ireland, against Japan

Breeders’ Cup Classic – Knicks Go

Breeder’s Cup Turf – Ybir

Billie Jean Cup final (Prague) – Russia bt Switzerland

Dwayne Bravo retires from international cricket

Nov 7

Mexican GP – Max Verstappen, Lewis Hamilton, Sergio Perez

Dean Smith sacked as manager of Aston Villa

Nascar Cup series – Kyle Larson

Nov 8

Eddie Howe appointed as manager of Newcastle

Xavi appointed as manager of Barcelona

T20 World Cup. Super 12 tables –

Group 1 – England, Australia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, West Indies, Bangladesh

Group 2 – Pakistan, New Zealand, India, Afghanistan, Namibia, Scotland

World Rally Championship – Sebastien Ogier, driving a Toyota Yaris. 2nd Elfyn Evans. Eighth title for Ogier

Nov 10

T20 World Cup semi-final – New Zealand bt England

Cartier Horse of the Year – St Mark’s Basilica

Nov 11

T20 World Cup semi-final – Australia bt Pakistan

Peng Shuai vanishes from public view after accusing a former Chinese vice premier of sexually assaulting her

Nov 12

Ron Flowers dies

Harry Kane hat-trick for England against Albania

Steven Gerrard appointed as manager of Aston Villa

Nov 13

Eclipse Stakes – St Mark’s Basilica

Gareth Bale wins 100th cap for Wales

Nov 14

Bertie Auld dies

T20 World Cup final (Dubai) New Zealand 172-4 (Kane Williamson 85) Australia 173-2 (Mitchell Marsh 77). Australia win their maiden T20 World Cup title

Tournament statistics –

Highest score – Jos Buttler (England) 101

Most runs – Babar Azam (Pakistan) 303

Most wickets – Wanindu Hasaranga (Sri Lanka) 16

2022 tournament will be held in Australia

Brazilian GP – Lewis Hamilton, Max Verstappen, Valtteri Bottas

MotoGP final standings – 1st Fabio Quartararo (France), riding a Yamaha

Constructors’ champion – Ducati

Moto2 – Remy Gardner. Son of Wayne Gardner

Moto3 – Pedro Acosta

Valentino Rossi retires

Nov 15

Dean Smith appointed as manager of Norwich City

San Marino 0 England 10 (Kane 4)

WTA finals –

Group Chichen Itza – Paula Badosa, Maria Sakkari, Arnya Sabalenka, Iga Swiatek

Group Teotihuacan – Anett Konteveit, Garbine Muguruza, Karolina Pliskova, Barbora Krejcikova

Nov 16

Guanyu Zhou becomes Formula 1's first Chinese driver after signing to race for Alfa Romeo in 2022

Derby County deducted 9 points

WTA semi-finals – Garbine Muguruza bt Paula Badosa, Anett Konteveit bt Maria Sakkari

Nov 17

Reading deducted 6 points

WTA final (Guadalajara) – Garbine Muguruza bt Anett Konteveit

WTA doubles final – Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova bt Hsieh Su-wei and Elise Mertens

Nov 18

Giovanni van Bronckhorst appointed as manager of Rangers

Nov 19

ATP finals – Matteo Berrettini and Stefanos Tsitsipas withdrew due to injury and were replaced by Jannik Sinner and Cameron Norrie

Green Group – Novak Djokovic, Caspar Ruud, Andrey Rublev, Cameron Norrie

Red Group – Daniil Medvedev, Alexander Zverev, Jannik Sinner, Hubert Hurkacz

League of Ireland – Shamrock Rovers

Nov 20

Stuart Hogg becomes Scotland’s leading try scorer

ATP semi-finals – Alexander Zverev bt Novak Djokovic, Daniil Medvedev bt Caspar Ruud

Nov 21

Ole Gunnar Solksjaer sacked as manager of Man Utd

Women’s rugby union international – England 89 USA 0

Qatar GP – Lewis Hamilton, Max Verstappen, Fernando Alonso

DP World Tour Championship – Collin Morikawa

Race to Dubai – Collin Morikawa

ATP final (Turin) – Alexander Zverev bt Daniil Medvedev

ATP doubles final – Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut bt Rajeev Ram and Joe Salisbury

Champion of Champions final – Judd Trump bt John Higgins

Superbike World Championships – Toprak Razgatlıoglu (Turkey), riding a Yamaha 2nd Jonathan Rea

Grand Slam of Darts final – Gerwyn Price bt Peter Wright

World Athletes of the Year – Karsten Warholm and Elaine Thompson-Herah

Nov 23

UK Championship first round – Si Jaihui bt Sean Murphy

Sean Murphy says "amateurs should not be allowed in professional tournaments"

Nov 24

Norwich City unveils its first new crest in 50 years following a ‘digital age’ revamp

Nov 25

UK Championship first round – John Astley bt Neil Robertson

Sunday Times Sportswoman of the Year – Emma Raducanu

Young Sportswoman of the Year – Bethany Shriever

Team of the Year – Laura Kenny and Katie Archibald

Women’s World Cup qualifying – North Macedonia 0 Northern Ireland11

Women’s World Cup qualifying – Belgium 19 Armenia 0

Nov 27

Copa Libertadores final – Palmeiras bt Flamengo

Women’s Big Bash League final – Perth Scorchers bt Adelaide Strikers

Nov 28

Frank Williams dies

BBC Women’s Footballer of the Year – Vivianne Miedama (Arsenal)

Japan Cup – Contrail

Nov 29

Ralf Rangnick appointed as Man Utd interim manager until the end of the season

Ballon d’Or – Lionel Messi wins for seventh time

Women’s Ballon d’Or – Alexia Putellas (Barcelona)

Women’s World Cup qualifying – Northern Ireland 9 North Macedonia 0

Nov 30

John Sillett dies

Ray Kennedy dies

Women’s World Cup qualifying – England 20 Latvia 0

Ellen White becomes England’s record goalscorer, surpassing Kelly Smith’s record of 46 goals

December

Dec 1

Johanna Konta retires

Dec 4

Ajaz Patel takes 10-119 for New Zealand against India to become the third bowler in Test cricket to take all ten wickets in an innings, after Jim Laker and Anil Kumble

Newcastle bt Burnley to win for the first time in the Premier League, in their fifteenth match

UK Snooker Championship semi-finals – Luca Brecel bt Kyren Wilson, Zhao Xintong bt Barry Hawkins

Dec 5

Women’s FA Cup final – Chelsea bt Arsenal

UK Snooker Championship final – Zhao Xintong bt Luca Brecel

Davis Cup final (Madrid) Russia bt Croatia

Hero World Challenge – Viktor Hovland

Dec 7

Jimmy Robertson scores 178 points in a frame against Lee Walker at Scottish Open

William Hill Sports Book of the Year – ‘Why We Kneel, How We Rise’ by Michael Holding

Dec 8

Rory Burns bowled by Mitchell Starc with the first ball of Ashes series

Barcelona knocked out of Champions League. The last time they were not in the Champions League knockout stages was 2003-04. The last time they failed to qualify from a Champions League group was 2000

BBC Wales Sports Personality of the Year – Lauren Price

Dec 9

Robbie Dunne banned from horse racing for 18 months for 'bullying and harassing' Bryony Frost

Dec 10

First Test (Brisbane) England 147 (Pat Cummins 5-38) and 297 Australia 425 (Travis Head 152) and 20-1. Australia won by nine wickets

Nathan Lyon takes 400th wicket in Test cricket

World Rugby Awards –

Player of the year – Antoine Dupont

Women’s player of the year – Zoe Aldcroft

Coach of the Year – Simon Middleton

Mosconi Cup (Alexandra Palace) – Europe bt USA. MVP – Jayson Shaw

Dec 11

MLS Cup – New York City FC bt Portland Timbers

WTA Tour Player of the Year – Ashleigh Barty

International Tennis Federation World Champions – Novak Djokovic and Ashleigh Barty

Dec 12

Abu Dhabi GP – Max Verstappen, Lewis Hamilton, Carlos Sainz

Nicholas Latifi crashed with five laps remaining. Race director Michael Masi did not apply the rules correctly in the safety-car period, and Max Verstappen, on fresh tyres, passed Lewis Hamilton on the last racing lap

Final standings – 1st Max Verstappen 395.5 points, 2nd Lewis Hamilton 387.5 points, 3rd Valtteri Bottas

Constructors – 1st Mercedes 613.5 points, 2nd Red Bull 585.5 points, 3rd Ferrari

Race winners – Max Verstappen 10 Lewis Hamilton 8, Valtteri Bottas 1, Sergio Perez 1, Daniel Ricciardo 1, Esteban Ocon 1

Pole positions – Max Verstappen 10, Lewis Hamilton 5, Valtteri Bottas 4, Charles Leclerc 2, Lando Norris 1

Daniel Ricciardo and Lando Norris had the only one-to finish of the season, for McLaren at the Italian GP

Formula 2 Championship – Oscar Piastri (Australia)

Scottish Open final – Luca Brecel bt John Higgins

Grey Cup – Winnipeg Blue Bombers bt Hamilton Tiger-Cats

Dec 14

Man City 7 Leeds 0

Stephen Curry makes his 2,974th career 3-pointer to pass Ray Allen and become the NBA's all-time leader in made 3-pointers

Dec 19

Scottish League Cup final – Celtic bt Hibernian

BBC Sports Personality of the Year – 1st Emma Raducanu, 2nd Tom Daley, 3rd Adam Peaty

Other nominees – Tyson Fury, Raheem Sterling, Sarah Storey

World Sports Star – Rachael Blackmore

Coach – Gareth Southgate

Team – England national football team

Young Personality – Sky Brown

Lifetime Achievement Award – Simone Biles

Helen Rollason award – Jen Beattie

Unsung hero – Sam Barlow

Held at BBC studios in Salford without an audience

Dec 20

Second Test (Adelaide) Australia 473-9 (Marnus Labuschagne 103) and 230-9 England 236 and 192 (Jhye Richardson 5-42). Australia won by 275 runs

Dec 25

Ray Illingworth dies

Dec 26

King George VI Chase – Tornado Flyer

Man City 6 Leicester 3

Dec 27

Welsh Grand National – Iwilldoit

Dec 28

Third Test (Melbourne) England 185 and 68 (Scott Boland 6-7) Australia 267. Australia won by an innings and 14 runs

Dec 31

New Year’s Honours

Knighthood – Jason Kenny

Dame – Laura Kenny

OBE – Adam Peaty, Tom Daley, Kadeena Cox, Hannah Mills, Max Whitlock, Jonathan Rea, Emma Hayes

MBE – Emma Raducanu, Matty Lee