This Week in Sport: 13th December − 19th December 2021

Fans Dutch professional darts player Michael Van Gerwenare once again in for a treat as December continues to deliver great sporting spectacles. On Monday, in the NFL, the Arizona Cardinals play host to the Los Angeles Rams in a battle between two NFL titans. Tuesday sees an exciting match up between Brentford and Manchester United in the Premier League. The following day marks the start of the PDC World Darts Championship, where 96 players will battle it out for the title.

On Thursday, England and Australia go head-to-head in Adelaide for the second Test of the Ashes. The following day, but still in Australia, Sail GP travels to Sydney for the penultimate event of the season.

The weekend is also an exciting prospect for sports fans. On Saturday and in Manchester, Joseph Parker fights Derek Chisora for the second time this year. The final day of the week sees Leicester Tigers take on Connacht in the European Rugby Champions Cup

 

NFL: Arizona Cardinals v Los Angeles Rams

Monday 13th December 1:15AM (14th) GMT/6:15PM Local Time

State Farm Stadium, Glendale

The Arizona Cardinals host the Los Angeles Rams in an exciting match up between these two NFL heavyweights. The Rams, currently sat second in the NFC West, will be desperate to narrow the gap to the top of the table Cardinals.

Official site: NFL 

Blog: Revenge of the Birds 

Blog: Turf Show Times 

Fantasy: NFL Fantasy

Viewing: Game Pass 

Merchandise: NFL Shop

 

Premier League: Brentford v Manchester United

Tuesday 14th December  7:30PM GMT/7:30PM Local Time

Brentford Community Stadium, Brentford

Manchester United travel to West London on Tuesday to take on Brentford in the Premier League. Can Manchester United continue their run of form having won their last 3 Premier League Games?

Merchandise: Brentford 

Merchandise: ​​Manchester United 

News: BBC Sport 

Statistics: Premier League

Fantasy: Fantasy Premier League

Videos: Premier League

 

PDC: World Darts Championship

Wednesday 15th December 7PM GMT/7PM Local Time

Alexandra Palace, London

The PDC World Darts Championship begins on Wednesday, with 96 players battling it out for the world title. With the event running through to early January and a prize purse of £2.5 million, players will be desperate to get off to a winning start.

Official site: PDC 

News: Sky Sports 

Blog: Online Darts 

News: Red Dragon Darts 

Podcast: Online Darts 

Statistics: Master Caller 

 

The Ashes: Australia v England (2nd Test) Day 1

Thursday 16th December 4AM GMT/2:30PM Local Time

Adelaide Oval, North Adelaide

After a crushing defeat in the 1st Test at the Gabba, England will be looking to bounce back in the first day/night Test of the series. The pressure will be on England's batting line-up to perform, while Australia will be keen not to damage their unblemished day/night Test record.

News: ​​​​BBC Sport 

Merchandise: Australia 

Merchandise: England 

Podcast: The Guardian 

Stats: ESPN Cricinfo

News: Sky Sports 

 

Sailing: SailGP

Friday 17th December 5AM GMT/4PM Local Time

Sydney Harbour, New South Wales

Sail GP heads to Sydney for the penultimate event of the season, before sailors head to the US for the winner takes all final early next year. Fans will be hoping that Shark Island, and the tactical decisions it forces the teams to make, provides them with a spectacle fitting of the exciting series to date.

Official Site: ​​SailGP

Merchandise: Shop SailGP

Video: Youtube 

News: Sailing Scuttlebutt

Podcast: Broad Reach Radio

News:  SailGP 

 

Boxing: Joseph Parker v Derek Chisora

Saturday 18th December 10PM GMT/10PM Local Time

Manchester Arena, Manchester

Joseph Parker takes on Derek Chisora for the second time this year, after Parker won their first fight following a split decision after 12 closely fought rounds. Has 37 year-old Chisora done enough since then to take the victory, or will Parker prevail once more?

Viewing: DAZN

Podcast: Tha Boxing Voice

Statistics: BoxRec

News: British Boxing News 

Videos: Youtube 

News: The Mirror 

 

European Rugby Champions Cup: Leicester Tigers v Connacht

Sunday 19th December 1PM GMT/1PM Local Time

Welford Road Stadium, Leicester

Connacht travel to Leicester to take on Leicester Tigers in the second round of the European Rugby Champions Cup. After wins for both teams in round 1 this is shaping up to be an exciting match up for fans of the two sides.

News: European Professional Club Rugby 

Merchandise: Lovell Rugby

Podcast: House of Rugby

Statistics: European Professional Club Rugby 

Videos: Youtube 

Fantasy: Superbru 

 

Photo by: Michael Van Gerwen

Written and information correct on 12th December 2021 at 10pm GMT

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