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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

Copa Libertadores final – Palmeiras bt Santos

Jan 31

Dubai Desert Classic – Paul Casey

German Masters snooker final – Judd Trump bt Jack Lisowski


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 by 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 golakeeper 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 (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 Rivers 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 Ebden and 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