Tuesday 17th October 2017

Event of the day

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Our event of the day...

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is the opening day of the NBA season. Last year’s champions Golden State Warriors host the Houston Rockets at the Oracle Arena in California as they look to begin the defence of their title with a win. The Warriors are tipped for great things again this year and few people would bet against them being involved at the business end of the season having won the championship twice in the last three years and boasting an impressive squad that has retained most of their players from last season. Their first game this season will be a tricky one against a Houston side that finished third in the Western Conference last year – eventually being eliminated in the Conference semi-finals by the San Antonio Spurs. With two of the top teams over the past few years in action, it should be an entertaining beginning to the NBA season. While Golden State Warriors are most people’s picks to top the Western Conference, Houston are being touted as a team that could make some waves this year and potentially challenge the Warriors at the top of the table. Chris Paul is a name to look out for this season and the Rockets look like they’ll have a sturdy defence too. Today’s game is a great matchup between two teams that will be worth watching this year.

Honourable mentions...

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around the globe go to the latest round  of UEFA Champions League fixtures. Real Madrid versus Tottenham at the Santiago Bernabéu is the standout fixture, while free-scoring Manchester City host a talented Napoli side at the Etihad Stadium.

It’s the Round of 32 at the Stockholm Open with Fabio Fognini, Fernando Verdasco and Marcos Baghdatis all in action. The MLB League Championship Series continue as the New York Yankees play the Houston Astros at Yankee Stadium while the Los Angeles Dodgers travel to Wrigley Field to take on the Chicago Cubs. There are eleven games from the NHL including the San Jose Sharks against Montreal Canadiens at the SAP Center in San Jose, California.

Whatever you’re watching, enjoy.

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