The second week of October is setting up to be another exciting week of sport. Monday will see around 20,000 runners take part in the 125th edition of the Boston Marathon. The following day the LA Dodgers face the San Francisco Giants at home in the MLB Playoffs. The next day on the other side of the country the Washington Capitals play the New York Rangers in their first games of the NHL season.
On Thursday the Philadelphia Eagles host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the NFL. The Final of the IPL will be hotly contested on Friday, with the Chennai Super Kings taking on the winner of the last playoff match.
The weekend also plays host to some exciting sport. On Saturday the Exeter Chiefs play the Wasps. Sunday sees the culmination of the men's and women’s draw of the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells.
Monday 11th October 12.02PM GMT/8:02AM Local Time
One of the six World Marathon majors, the 125th edition of the Boston Marathon takes place on Monday. Considered one of the more difficult marathon courses, Monday’s 26.2 miles will prove a challenge to even the most elite runners.
News: Sporting News
Podcast: The Strength Running Podcast
Tuesday 12th October 1:07AM (13th) GMT/6:07PM Local Time
Dodgers Stadium, Los Angeles
In a race to 3 wins and with their postseason scoreline sitting at 1-1, the Dodgers and Giants will both be desperate to advance into the National League Championship Series.
Merchandise: MLB Shop
Blog: True Blue LA
Statistics: Baseball Reference
Blog: McCovey Chronicles
Wednesday 13th October 11:30PM GMT/7:30PM Local Time
Capital One Arena, Washington DC
The Washington Capitals go head-to-head with their rivals the New York Rangers on Wednesday. Each team will be keen to begin their 21/22 campaign with a victory over one another.
Viewing: NHL Live
Fantasy: NHL Fantasy
Merchandise: NHL Shop
Blog: Japers’ Rink
Blog: Blueshirt Banter
Thursday 14th October 12:20AM (15th) GMT/8:20PM Local Time
Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia
Can the Eagles build on their impressive come from behind victory against the Panthers, or will the Buccaneers and Tom Brady improve on their strong start to the season.
Official site: NFL
Podcast: Ross Tucker Football Podcast
Fantasy: NFL Fantasy
Viewing: Game Pass
Merchandise: NFL Shop
Friday 15th October 2PM GMT/6PM Local Time
Dubai International Stadium, Dubai
The Chennai Super Kings will battle it out against the winners of qualifier 2 for IPL glory in a winner takes all final.
Merchandise: Fancode Shop
News: Indian Premier League
News: Cricket Addictor
Videos: Indian Premier League
Statistics: ESPN Cricinfo
Blog: Cricket Times
Saturday 16th October 2PM GMT/3PM Local Time
Coventry Building Society Arena, Coventry
Coventry plays host to round 5 of the Gallagher Premiership on Saturday where Wasps play the Chiefs. With both teams sat mid-table this match could prove important later in the season.
News: Premiership Rugby
Merchandise: Lovell Rugby
Podcast: House of Rugby
Statistics: Premiership Rugby
Fantasy: The Rugby Magazine
Sunday 17th October 8PM GMT/1PM Local Time
Indian Wells Tennis Garden, Indian Wells
The BNP Paribas Open concludes on Sunday with both the men’s and women’s final. Time will tell who makes it to the end of the week, but with such a quality field both matches are shaping up to be furiously competitive.
Official Site: BNP Paribas Open
Merchandise: BNP Paribas Open Shop
Blog: Tennis Now
Podcast: The Tennis Podcast
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Written and information correct on 10th October 2021 at 10pm GMT
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