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Thursday 12th October 2017

Event of the day

Our event of the day...

is the NFL game between the Carolina Panthers and the Philadelphia Eagles at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte. Both teams have enjoyed impressive starts to the season with identical records of four wins and a single loss from their opening five fixtures and are currently seen as two of the most in-form teams in the NFL. The last time the two sides met was in October 2015 which the Panthers won 27-16. As both sides look to continue their early-season momentum, tonight should be a thrilling game.

This momentum is epitomised by the teams’ results in the last round. The Eagles secured an impressive 34-7 win against the Arizona Cardinals, while the Panthers ran out 24-27 winners against the Detroit Lions with quarterback Cam Newton passing for 355 yards and three touchdowns. The NFC East Eagles are ranked in the top 10 for offense (3rd), passing (8th) and rushing (5th) in the league rankings but will come up against a NFC South Panthers defense that is currently ranked 3rd in the league. With both teams currently topping their respective divisions, we are expecting a high-quality game of football. 

Honourable mentions...

around the globe go to the opening round of the  2017 European Rugby Challenge Cup as Gloucester travel to Stade du Hameau to face French side Section Paloise near the border with Spain. Gloucester reached the Challenge Cup final last year where they were beaten by Stade Français.

In golf, it’s the first day of both the European PGA Tour Italian Open at Golf Club Milano and the US PGA Tour CIMB Classic at TPC Kuala Lumpur. The ATP Shanghai Masters continue with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal both in action against Alexandr Dolgopolov and Fabio Fognini respectively. Elina Svitolina and Caroline Wozniacki both play in the  WTA Hong Kong Open today. In boxing Karim Guerfi fights Stephane Jamoye for the European Bantamweight title at Sud de France Arena in Montpellier, France. It’s the second day of the Men’s Hockey Asia Cup in Dhaka, Bangladesh and there are seven games from the NHL including the San Jose Sharks versus the Buffalo Sabres at the SAP Center in San Jose. In MLB, the Washington Nationals host the Chicago Cubs at Nationals Park for the deciding instalment of their Division Series.

Whatever you’re watching, enjoy!

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