2019 sport calendar: Your complete guide to this year’s major events

January

1 DARTS PDC World Championship final (Alexandra Palace)
1-5 TENNIS Hopman Cup (Perth), Shenzhen Open
1-6 TENNIS Qatar Open, Tata Open,Brisbane International, ASB Classic
4-7 FOOTBALL FA Cup third round
5-1 Feb FOOTBALL Asian Cup (UAE)
5-13 DARTS BDO World Championship (Lakeside, Frimley Green)
7-12 TENNIS Hobart International
7-13 TENNIS ASB Classic, Sydney International
8-9 FOOTBALL Carabao Cup semi-final first legs
11-13 RUGBY UNION European Champions Cup fifth round
13-20 SNOOKER Dafabet Masters (London)
14-27 TENNIS Australian Open (Melbourne)
15 CRICKET West Indies Board XI v England (Cave Hill)
16-19 GOLF Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship
17 BASKETBALL New York Knicks v Washington Wizards (London)
18-20 CYCLING Track World Cup (Cambridge); RUGBY UNION European Champions Cup sixth round
19 FOOTBALL Scottish Cup fourth round
22-23 FOOTBALL Carabao Cup semi-final second legs
23-27 CRICKET First Test West Indies v England (Bridgetown)
25-27 CYCLING Track World Championships (Hong Kong)
24-27 MOTORSPORT Monte Carlo Rally; GOLF Dubai Desert Classic; Farmers Insurance Open (California)
25-27 CYCLING National Championships (Manchester)
25-28 FOOTBALL FA Cup fourth round
26-27 RUGBY LEAGUE Challenge Cup first round
27 BASKETBALL Birmingham: BBL Cup final (Birmingham); CYCLING Cadel Evans Great Ocean Race (Australia)
31 RUGBY LEAGUE Start of Super League season
31-3 Feb GOLF Saudi International (Saudi Arabia); Phoenix Open (Arizona)
31-4 Feb CRICKET Second Test: West Indies v England (Antigua)

February

The NFL's finest go head-to-head in the Super Bowl (Getty Images)

1 RUGBY UNION Six Nations: France v Wales
1-2 TENNIS Davis Cup first round
2 RUGBY UNION Six Nations: Ireland v England, Scotland v Italy
3 AMERICAN FOOTBALL Super Bowl 53 (Atlanta)
9 FOOTBALL Scottish Cup fifth round; RUGBY UNION Six Nations: Italy v Wales, Scotland v Ireland
9-10 ATHLETICS British Indoor Championships (Birmingham); RUGBY LEAGUE Challenge Cup second round; TENNIS Fed Cup quarter-finals
9-13 CRICKET Third Test: West Indies v England (St Lucia)
10 RUGBY UNION Six Nations: England v France
11-16 TENNIS Qatar Open (Doha)
12-13 & 19-20 FOOTBALL Champions League round of 16 first legs
14 FOOTBALL Europa League round of 32 first legs
14-17 GOLF Genesis Open (California), ISPS Handa World Super 6 (Perth); MOTOR RACING Swedish Rally
15-18 FOOTBALL FA Cup fifth round
16 ATHLETICS Indoor Grand Prix (Birmingham)
17 FOOTBALL Women’s FA Cup fifth round; RUGBY LEAGUE World Club Challenge: Wigan v Sydney Roosters
17-23 TENNIS Dubai Duty Tree Championships
19-20 FOOTBALL Champions League round of 16 first legs
20 CRICKET First one-day international: West Indies v England (Bridgetown)
21 FOOTBALL Europa League round of 32 second legs
22 CRICKET Second one-day international: West Indies v England (Bridgetown)
23 FOOTBALL Women’s League Cup final; RUGBY UNION Six Nations: France v Scotland, Wales v England
23-24 MOTOR CYCLING World Superbikes (Phillip Island)
24 FOOTBALL Carabao Cup final (Wembley); RUGBY UNION Six Nations: Italy v Ireland.
25 CRICKET Third one-day international: West Indies v England (St. George’s)
25-2 Mar CYCLING UAE Tour
27 CRICKET Fourth one-day international: West Indies v England (St. George’s)
27-3 Mar CYCLING Track World Championships (Pruszcow)

Read more: Six Nations 2019 fixtures: Dates, full schedule, how to buy tickets and everything else you need

March

The Six Nations comes to a conclusion. Can Ireland defend their crown? (Getty Images)

1-3 ATHLETICS European Indoor Championships (Glasgow)
2 CRICKET Fifth one-day international: West Indies v England (St Lucia); FOOTBALL Scottish Cup sixth round
4-10 SNOOKER Players Championship (Preston)
4-17 TENNIS BNP Paribas Open (Indian Wells)
5 CRICKET First T20 international: West Indies v England (St Lucia)
5-6 & 12-13 FOOTBALL Champions League round of 16 second legs
6-10 BADMINTON All-England Open (Birmingham); FOOTBALL Europa League round of 16 first legs
7-10 GOLF Arnold Palmer Invitational (Florida), Qatar Masters (Doha); MOTOR RACING Mexican Rally
8 CRICKET Second T20 international: West Indies v England (St. Kitts)
8-9 TRIATHLON World Series (Abu Dhabi); RUGBY UNION Six Nations: England v Italy, Scotland v Wales
9-10 RUGBY LEAGUE Challenge Cup third round
10 CRICKET Third T20 international: West Indies v England (St. Kitts); MOTOR CYCLING Losail MotoGP; RUGBY UNION Six Nations: Ireland v France
10-17 CYCLING Paris-Nice
12-15 RACING Cheltenham Festival
14 FOOTBALL Europa League round of 16 second legs
14-17 GOLF The Players Championship (Florida)
16 RUGBY UNION Six Nations: England v Scotland, Italy v France, Wales v Ireland
16-17 FOOTBALL FA Cup quarter-finals; MOTOR CYCLING World Superbikes (Thailand)
17 FOOTBALL Women’s FA Cup quarter-finals; MOTOR RACING Australian Grand Prix (Melbourne)
18-30 TENNIS Miami Open
19 BASKETBALL BBL Trophy final (Glasgow)
20-21 FOOTBALL Women’s Champions League quarter-final first legs
21-23 FOOTBALL Euro 2020 qualifying matchday one
23 CYCLING Milan-San Remo (Italy)
24-26 FOOTBALL Euro 2020 qualifying matchday two; FOOTBALL Women’s Champions League quarter-final second legs
27-31 GOLF World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play (Texas)
28-31 MOTOR RACING Corsican Rally
29-31 RUGBY UNION European Champions Cup and Challenge Cup quarter-finals
30-31 RUGBY LEAGUE Challenge Cup fourth round
31 CYCLING Gent-Wevelgem (Belgium); FOOTBALL Checkatrade Trophy final (Wembley); MOTOR RACING Bahrain Grand Prix (Sakhir); MOTOR CYCLING MotoGP (Termas de Rio Hondo)

April

Thousands of racing fans will descend on Aintree for the Grand National (Getty Images)

1-7 TENNIS Volvo Open (Charleston)
5 CRICKET Start of County Championship season
6 RACING Grand National (Aintree) 6-7 FOOTBALL FA Cup semi-finals MOTOR CYCLING World Superbikes (Aragon)
7 CYCLING Tour of Flanders (Belgium); ROWING Boat Races (London)
9-10 FOOTBALL Champions League quarter-final first legs
11 FOOTBALL Europa League quarter-final first legs
11-14 GOLF The Masters (Augusta, Georgia)
13 BOXING Heavyweight title fight: Anthony Joshua v TBC (London) 13-14 FOOTBALL Scottish Cup semi-finals; ICE HOCKEY Elite League finals (Nottingham); MOTOR CYCLING World Superbikes (Assen); RUGBY LEAGUE Challenge Cup fifth round
14 CYCLING Paris-Roubaix (France); FOOTBALL Women’s FA Cup semi-finals; MOTOR RACING Chinese Grand Prix (Shanghai); MOTOR CYCLING MotoGP (Austin)
15-21 TENNIS Rolex Masters (Monte Carlo)
16-17 FOOTBALL Champions League quarter-final second legs
18 FOOTBALL Europa League quarter-final second legs
19-21 RUGBY UNION European Champions Cup and European Challenge Cup semi-finals
20-21 FOOTBALL Women’s Champions League semi-final first legs; TENNIS Fed Cup semi-finals
20-6 May SNOOKER World Championship (Sheffield)
25-28 MOTOR RACING Argentinian Rally
26-27 RUGBY UNION Final round of Pro14 matches
27-28 CYCLING UCI Mountain Bike World Cup (Maribor); FOOTBALL Women’s Champions League semi-final second legs; TRIATHLON World Series (Bermuda)
28 ATHLETICS London Marathon; CYCLING Liege-Bastogne-Liege (Belgium); MOTOR RACING Azerbaijan Grand Prix (Baku)
30-31 May FOOTBALL Champions League semi-final first legs

May

Can England win the Cricket World Cup on home soil? (Getty Images)

2 FOOTBALL Europa League semi-final first legs
2-5 CYCLING Tour de Yorkshire; GOLF Volvo China Open (Chengdu), Wells Fargo Championship (North Carolina)
3 ATHLETICS Diamond League (Doha); CRICKET One-day international: Ireland v England (Malahide)
3-4 RUGBY UNION Pro14 quarter-finals
4 FOOTBALL Final weekend of Football League season; Women’s FA Cup final (Wembley)
4-12 TENNIS Madrid Open
5 CRICKET T20 international: England v Pakistan (The Oval); MOTOR CYCLING Jerez MotoGP
7-8 FOOTBALL Champions League semi-final second legs
8 CRICKET First one-day international: England v Pakistan (The Oval)
9 FOOTBALL Europa League semi-final second legs
9-12 GOLF British Masters (Southport); MOTOR RACING Chilean Rally
10-26 ICE HOCKEY World Championship (Slovakia)
10 RUGBY UNION European Challenge Cup final (Newcastle)
11 CRICKET Second one-day international: England v Pakistan (Ageas Bowl); RUGBY UNION European Champions Cup final (Newcastle)
11-12 CRICKET Royal London One-Day Cup semi-finals; RUGBY LEAGUE Challenge Cup sixth round
11-2 Jun CYCLING Giro d’Italia
11-12 MOTOR CYCLING World Superbikes (Imola)
12 FOOTBALL Premier League season finishes; MOTOR RACING Spanish Grand Prix (Barcelona)
13-19 TENNIS Internazionali BNL d’Italia (Rome)
14 CRICKET Third one-day international: England v Pakistan (Bristol)
16-19 GOLF US PGA Championship (New York)
17 CRICKET Fourth one-day international: England v Pakistan (Trent Bridge)
17-18 RUGBY UNION Pro14 semi-finals
17-19 DIVING World Series (London)
18 FOOTBALL FA Cup final (Wembley), Women’s Champions League final (Budapest)
18 RUGBY UNION Final round of Premiership matches
18-19 FOOTBALL Final round of Scottish Premiership matches; TRIATHLON World Series (Yokohama)
19 BASKETBALL BBL play-off final (London); CRICKET Fifth one-day international: England v Pakistan (Headingley); FOOTBALL FA Trophy and FA Vase finals (Wembley); MOTOR CYCLING MotoGP (Le Mans)
24 RUGBY UNION Premiership semi-finals
25 ATHLETICS Diamond League (Shanghai); CRICKET Royal London One-Day Cup final (Lord’s); FOOTBALL League Two play-off final (Wembley), Scottish Cup final (Hampden Park); RUGBY UNION Pro14 final (Parkhead).
25-26 RUGBY LEAGUE Super League Magic Weekend (Liverpool)
26 FOOTBALL League One play-off final (Wembley); MOTOR RACING Monaco Grand Prix (Monte Carlo)
26-9 Jun TENNIS French Open (Roland Garros)
27 FOOTBALL Championship play-off final (Wembley).
29 FOOTBALL Europa League final (Baku)
30-14 Jul CRICKET World Cup, starting with England v South Africa (The Oval)
30-2 Jun GOLF US Women’s Open (South Carolina); MOTOR RACING Portuguese Rally.

June

The US defend the Women's World Cup in France (Getty Images)

1 FOOTBALL Champions League final (Madrid); RACING The Derby (Epsom); RUGBY UNION Premiership final (Twickenham); RUGBY LEAGUE Challenge Cup quarter-finals.
2 ATHLETICS Diamond League (Stockholm); MOTOR CYCLING MotoGP (Mugello)
3 CRICKET World Cup: England v Pakistan (Trent Bridge)
5 RUGBY LEAGUE State of Origin: Queensland v New South Wales (Brisbane)
5-9 FOOTBALL Nations League Finals, including England v Netherlands semi-final (Portugal)
6 ATHLETICS Diamond League (Oslo)
6-13 CRICKET England women ODI series v West Indies
7-8 FOOTBALL Euro 2020 qualifying matchday three
7-7 Jul FOOTBALL Women’s World Cup (France)
8 CRICKET World Cup: England v Bangladesh (Cardiff)
8-9 MOTOR CYCLING World Superbikes (Jerez); TRIATHLON World Series (Leeds)
9 MOTOR RACING Canadian Grand Prix (Montreal)
10-11 FOOTBALL Euro 2020 qualifying matchday four
10-15 CYCLING Women’s Tour (Wales)
10-16 TENNIS Mercedes Cup (Stuttgart), Nature Valley Open (Nottingham), Liberna Open (‘s-Hertogenbosch)
13 ATHLETICS Diamond League (Oslo)
13-16 GOLF US Open (California); MOTOR RACING Italian Rally
14 CRICKET World Cup: England v West Indies (Ageas Bowl)
15-13 Jul FOOTBALL Africa Cup of Nations (tbc)
15-16 MOTOR RACING Le Mans 24
16 ATHLETICS Diamond League (Rabat); MOTOR CYCLING MotoGP (Barcelona)
17-23 TENNIS Gerry Weber Open (Halle), Fever Tree Championships (Queen’s), Nature Valley Classic (Birmingham), Mallorca Open
18 CRICKET World Cup: Afghanistan v England (Old Trafford)
18-22 RACING Royal Ascot
18-25 CRICKET England women T20 series v West Indies
20-23 GOLF BMW International Open (Munich), KPMG Women’s PGA Championship (Minnesota)
21 CRICKET World Cup: England v Sri Lanka (Headingley)
21-30 BADMINTON European Championships (Minsk)
22-23 MOTOR CYCLING World Superbikes (Misano)
23 MOTOR RACING French Grand Prix (Le Castellet); RUGBY LEAGUE State of Origin: Queensland v New South Wales (Perth)
23-30 TENNIS Nature Valley International (Eastbourne)
25 CRICKET World Cup: England v Australia (Lord’s)
29 TRIATHLON World Series (Montreal)
29 & 30 BASEBALL Boston Red Sox v New York Yankees (London)
30 ATHLETICS Diamond League (Eugene); CRICKET World Cup: England v India (Edgbaston); MOTOR RACING Austrian Grand Prix (Spielberg); MOTOR CYCLING MotoGP (Assen)

July

Strawberries and cream is on the menu in SW19 for the Wimbledon Championships (Getty Images)

1-14 TENNIS The Championships (Wimbledon)
2-7 CRICKET England women ODI series v Australia
3 CRICKET World Cup: England v New Zealand (Chester-le-Street)
3-76 ROWING Henley Royal Regatta
4-7 GOLF Irish Open (Clare), JM Open (Minnesota)
5 ATHLETICS Diamond League (Lausanne)
6-7 MOTOR CYCLING World Superbikes (Donington Park); TRIATHLON World Series (Hamburg)
6-28 CYCLING Tour de France
7 MOTOR CYCLING MotoGP (Sachsenring)
9 CRICKET World Cup semi-final (Old Trafford)
10 RUGBY LEAGUE State of Origin: New South Wales v Queensland (Sydney)
11 CRICKET World Cup semi-final (Edgbaston)
11-14 GOLF Scottish Open (North Berwick)
12 ATHLETICS Diamond League (Monaco)
12-21 NETBALL World Cup (Liverpool)
12-28 SWIMMING World Aquatics Championships (Gwangiu)
14 CRICKET World Cup final (Lord’s); MOTOR RACING British Grand Prix (Silverstone)
15-21 TENNIS Swedish Open (Bastad), Hall of Fame Open (Newport), Croatia Open (Umag), Bucharest Open (Bucharest), Gstaad Championship
18-21 GOLF The Open championship (Portrush); CRICKET England women Test v Australia (Taunton)
18-21 Sep CRICKET Vitality Blast
19 MOTOR CYCLING World Superbikes (tbc)
20-21 ATHLETICS Anniversary Games/Diamond League (London); TRIATHLON World Series (Edmonton)
24-27 CRICKET Test: England v Ireland (Lord’s)
26-31 CRICKET England women T20 series v Australia
27-28 RUGBY LEAGUE Challenge Cup semi-finals
28 MOTOR RACING German Grand Prix (Hockenheim)
30-3 Aug RACING Glorious Goodwood

August

England will be hoping to regain the Ashes (Getty Images)

1-4 GOLF Women’s British Open (Milton Keynes); MOTOR RACING Finnish Rally
1-5 CRICKET First Test: England v Australia (Edgbaston)
4 CYCLING London-Surrey Classic; MOTOR RACING Hungarian Grand Prix (Budapest); MOTOR CYCLING MotoGP (Brno)
5-11 TENNIS Rogers Cup (Toronto)
10 RUGBY UNION Test: Ireland v Italy
11 MOTOR CYCLING MotoGP (Spielberg); RUGBY UNION Test: England v Wales
14 FOOTBALL Uefa Super Cup (Istanbul)
14-18 CRICKET Second Test: England v Australia (Lord’s)
17 RUGBY UNION Tests: France v Scotland (tbc), Wales v England
18 ATHLETICS Diamond League (Birmingham)
18-24 TENNIS Connecticut Open (New Haven)
22-25 MOTOR RACING German Rally
22-26 CRICKET Third Test: England v Australia (Headingley)
24 ATHLETICS Diamond League (Paris); CYCLING Vuelta a Espana (Spain); RUGBY LEAGUE Challenge Cup final (Wembley), RUGBY UNION Tests: England v Ireland, Scotland v France
25 MOTOR CYCLING MotoGP (Silverstone)
26-8 Sep TENNIS US Open (Flushing Meadows)
29 ATHLETICS Diamond League (Zurich)
31 RUGBY UNION Tests: Georgia v Scotland, Wales v Ireland

September

Dina Asher-Smith looks to follow up a golden 2018 with glory at the World Athletics Championships (Getty Images)

1 MOTOR RACING Belgian Grand Prix (Spa-Francorchamps)
4-7 ATHLETICS Diamond League (Brussels)
4-8 CRICKET Fourth Test: England v Australia (Old Trafford)
6 RUGBY UNION Tests: England v Italy, Scotland v Georgia
7 RUGBY UNION Test: Ireland v Wales
7-8 MOTOR CYCLING World Superbikes (Portimao)
8 MOTOR RACING Italian Grand Prix (Monza)
8-10 FOOTBALL Euro 2020 qualifying matchday six
12-15 MOTOR RACING Turkish Rally
12-16 CRICKET Fifth Test: England v Australia (The Oval)
13-15 GOLF Solheim Cup (Gleneagles)
15 MOTOR CYCLING MotoGP (Misano); RUGBY LEAGUE Final round of Super League fixtures
20-2 Nov RUGBY UNION World Cup (Japan)
21 CRICKET Vitality Blast finals day (Edgbaston)
22 MOTOR CYCLING MotoGP (Alcaniz); MOTOR RACING Singapore Grand Prix; RUGBY UNION World Cup: England v Tonga (Sapporo)
26 CRICKET Final round of County Championship season; GOLF Alfred Duhill Links Championship; RUGBY UNION World Cup: England v USA (Kobe)
28-29 MOTOR CYCLING World Superbikes (Magny-Cours)
28-6 Oct ATHLETICS World Championships (Doha)
29 MOTOR RACING Russian Grand Prix (Sochi)

October

The Super League's finest go head-to-head in the Grand Final (Getty Images)

3-6 MOTOR RACING Rally GB
5 RUGBY UNION World Cup: England v Argentina (Tokyo)
6 MOTOR CYCLING MotoGP (Buriram)
10-12 FOOTBALL Euro 2020 qualifying matchday seven;
12 RUGBY LEAGUE Super League Grand Final (Old Trafford)
12 RUGBY UNION World Cup: England v France (Yokohoma)
12-13 MOTOR CYCLING World Superbikes (San Juan)
13 MOTOR RACING Japanese Grand Prix (Suzuka)
13-15 FOOTBALL Euro 2020 qualifying matchday eight
20 MOTOR CYCLING MotoGP (Motegui)
24-27 MOTOR RACING Spanish Rally (tbc)
25-26 MOTOR CYCLING World Superbikes (tbc)
27 MOTOR RACING Mexican Grand Prix; MotoGP (Melbourne)
27-3 Nov TENNIS WTA Finals (Shenzhen)
28-3 Nov TENNIS Paris Masters
31-3 Nov CYCLING UCI Track Cycling World Cup (Minsk)

November

The Rugby Union World Cup comes to a conclusion in Japan (Getty Images)

3 MOTOR RACING United States Grand Prix (Austin); MOTOR CYCLING MotoGP (Selangor)
7-15 PARALYMPICS World Championships (Dubai)
8-10 CYCLING UCI Track Cycling World Cup (Glasgow)
9-10 TENNIS Fed Cup final
11-17 TENNIS ATP Tour Finals (London)
14-16 FOOTBALL Euro 2020 qualifying matchday nine
17 MOTOR RACING Brazilian Grand Prix (Sao Paulo); MOTOR CYCLING MotoGP (Valencia)
17-19 FOOTBALL Euro 2020 qualifying matchday 10
18-24 TENNIS Davis Cup finals (Madrid)

December

The F1 season reaches its climax in Abu Dhabi (Getty Images)

1 MOTOR RACING Abu Dhabi Grand Prix (Yas Marina)
12 RUGBY UNION Varsity match (Twickenham)

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