This Week in Sport: 10th January − 16th January 2022

The second week of January is shaping up to be an exciting week in sport. On Monday, Alabama takes on Georgia in the NCAA Championship game. The following day the 3rd Test of India’s Test tour to South Africa begins. On Wednesday, Tottenham play host to Chelsea in the 2nd leg of their Carabao Cup semi-final.South African Cricket Team

Later in the week, on Thursday, the Milwaukee Bucks take on the Golden State Warriors at the Fiserv Forum. On Friday in the NHL, the Minnesota Wild go head-to-head with the Anaheim Ducks.

The weekend is also a thrilling prospect for sports fans. Saturday sees a huge Premier League battle between giants Manchester City and Chelsea. Finally, on Sunday in the NFL playoffs, the Dallas Cowboys play the San Francisco 49ers in the pick of the matches.


NCAA College Football: Alabama v Georgia

Monday 10th January 1AM (11th) GMT/8PM Local Time

Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis

Alabama take on Georgia in the biggest college football game of the season, where both teams are fighting for the NCAA title. A repeat of the 2021 SEC Championship game, Georgia will be hoping to avenge their loss in that game, but face tough opposition from Alabama who will look to win back to back NCAA titles.

Official Site: NCAA 

News: 247 Sport 

Blog: Roll 'Bama Roll 

Blog: Dawg Sports 

Statistics: ESPN

Podcast: The College Football Daily 


Cricket: India v South Africa (3rd Test) Day 1

Tuesday 11th January 8:30AM GMT/10:30AM Local Time

Newlands Cricket Ground, Cape Town

With the series tied at 1-1 this game is a must win for both teams. This is India’s chance to get their first ever series win in South Africa while South Africa will want to get one up on the highest ranked Test team in the world.

News: Hindustan Times 

Statistics: ESPN Cricinfo 

News: Cricbuzz 

Merchandise: South Africa 

Merchandise: India 

News: NDTV Sports  


Carabao Cup: Tottenham Hotspur v Chelsea

Wednesday 12th January 7:45PM GMT/7:45PM Local Time

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London

Chelsea head across London to face Tottenham in the second leg of their Carabao Cup semi-final. Tottenham will have to go on the offensive having lost 2-0 in the first leg, but Chelsea are without their goalkeeper Edouard Mendy who is at the Africa Cup of Nations with Senegal.

Official Site: EFL 

Merchandise: Chelsea Store

Merchandise: Tottenham Hotspur 

News: Talksport

Blog: Cartilage Free Captain 

Blog: We Ain't Got No History 


NBA: Milwaukee Bucks v Golden State Warriors

Thursday 13th January 12:30AM (14th) GMT/6:30PM Local Time

Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee

The Bucks are coming off a loss to the Charlotte Hornets on Sunday whereas the Warriors beat the Cleveland Cavaliers in Klay Thomson's much anticpated return to play. With both teams at the top end of their respective conferences, this is bound to be an exciting and close match up.

Official site: NBA

Merchandise: NBA Store

Viewing: NBA TV

Fantasy: Yahoo NBA Fantasy

Blog: Golden State of Mind 

Blog: Brew Hoop 


NHL: Minnesota Wild v Anaheim Ducks

Friday 14th January 1AM (15th) GMT/7PM Local Time

Xcel Energy Center, Saint Paul

The Minnesota Wild play host to the Anaheim Ducks in the NHL on Friday. The Minnesota Wild beat the Anaheim Ducks twice right at the beginning of the season but since then the Ducks have found form and find themselves second in the Pacific Division so this contest is sure to be a good one.

Viewing: NHL Live 

News: NHL 

Fantasy: NHL Fantasy

Merchandise: NHL Shop

Blog: Hockey Wilderness 

Blog: Anaheim Calling 


Premier League: Manchester City v Chelsea

Saturday 15th January 12:30PM GMT/12:30PM Local Time

City of Manchester Stadium, Manchester

A battle between the top two teams in the Premier League, this is not a game fans will want to miss. Having won their last 11 Premier League games City will be tough to beat, but Chelsea will be desperate not to repeat their 1-0 loss to the Manchester based side earlier in the season.

Merchandise: Chelsea 

Merchandise: Manchester City 

News: BBC Sport 

Statistics: Premier League

Fantasy: Fantasy Premier League

Videos: Premier League


NFL: Dallas Cowboys v San Francisco 49ers

Sunday 16th January 9:30PM GMT/3:30PM Local Time

AT & T Stadium, Arlington

The Cowboys topped their division while the 49ers clinched a wild card spot. This matchup will be a heated contest between two teams that are yet to play each other this season. Whichever team comes out on top will see themselves progress one step closer to the Superbowl.

Official site: NFL 

Blog: Blogging The Boys 

Blog: Niners Nation 

Fantasy: NFL Fantasy

Viewing: Game Pass 

Merchandise: NFL Shop


Photo by: Cricket South Africa

Written and information correct on 9th January 2022 at 10pm GMT

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