This Week in Sport: 11th October − 17th October 2021

The second week of October is setting up to be another exciting week of sport. Monday wilBoston Marathonl 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.

 

Athletics: Boston Marathon

Monday 11th October 12.02PM GMT/8:02AM Local Time

Boston, Massachusetts

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.

Official site: Boston Athletics Association

News: ESPN

News: Sporting News

Merchandise: Adidas

Podcast: The Strength Running Podcast

News: Boston.com 

 

MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers v San Francisco Giants

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. 

Viewing: MLB

Merchandise: MLB Shop

Blog: True Blue LA 

Statistics: Baseball Reference

Videos: MLB

Blog: McCovey Chronicles 

 

NHL: Washington Capitals v New York Rangers

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 

News: NHL 

Fantasy: NHL Fantasy

Merchandise: NHL Shop

Blog: Japers’ Rink 

Blog: Blueshirt Banter

 

NFL: Philadelphia Eagles v Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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 

News: Buccaneers.com 

Podcast: Ross Tucker Football Podcast 

Fantasy: NFL Fantasy

Viewing: Game Pass 

Merchandise: NFL Shop 

 

IPL: Final

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 

 

Premiership Rugby: Wasps v Exeter Chiefs

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

Videos: YouTube

Fantasy: The Rugby Magazine

 

Tennis: BNP Paribas Open Finals

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

News: Tennis.com 

Blog: Tennis Now 

News: ATP Tour BNP Paribas Open

Podcast: The Tennis Podcast 

 

Photo by bostonmarathon

Written and information correct on 10th October 2021 at 10pm GMT

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