This Week in Sport: 15th August − 21st August 2022

A South African batsman hits the ball into the off sideThere is no shortage of exciting sporting action taking place this week. On Monday, the exciting week of Cincinnati Masters tennis at the Linder Family Tennis Center begins. The following day will see Europe’s finest track and field athletes compete at the European Championships in Munich. Wednesday marks the start of South Africa’s Test Series against England, with the first Test taking place at Lord's. 

Later in the week on Thursday, the FedExCup Playoffs continue as the top 70 golfers in the standings head to Wilmington Country Club for the BMW Championship. The next day will see teams begin their Vuelta a España campaigns as the third and final Grand Tour of the season gets underway.

The weekend is also packed full of sport for fans to enjoy across the world. Oleksandr Usyk takes on Anthony Joshua on Saturday in a rematch between the two Heavyweights and Manchester City go head-to-head with Newcastle in an exciting Premier League matchup. 

 

Tennis: Cincinnati Masters

Monday 15th August 3PM GMT/11AM Local Time

Lindner Family Tennis Center, Mason

The Cincinnati Masters is one of the biggest and most prestigious tennis event held in America besides the US Open, which begins at the end of the month. There will be fierce competition in both the men’s and women’s draws and tennis fans will not want to miss a moment.

Official Site: Cincinnati Masters

Schedule: Cincinnati Masters

News: ESPN

 

European Championships: Athletics

Tuesday 16th August 6:30AM GMT/8:30AM Local Time

Olympiastadion München, München

8 gold medals are on offer on Tuesday, as athletes compete in a variety of different track and field events. Specifically, medals will be awarded in the men’s and women’s 100m, men’s 5000m and women’s discus.

Official Site: European Championships

Videos: Youtube

Schedule and Results: European Championships

 

Cricket: England v South Africa (1st Test day 1)

Wednesday 17th August 10AM GMT/11AM Local Time

Lord's Cricket Ground, London

After a 2-1 victory in the pair’s T20 series, South Africa will once again go up against England, this time in a three match Test series. Can England repeat their impressive recent Test form or will South Africa prevail?

Matchcentre: ECB

News: BBC

News: The Guardian

 

PGA Tour: BMW Championship

Thursday 18th August 10AM GMT/6AM Local Time

Wilmington Country Club, Wilmington

The top 70 players will battle it out at the famous Wilmington Country Club this week at the BMW Championship. The event is the final event before the FedExCup winner is crowned at East Lake on 28th August, and will see the field cut from 70 to 30 ny the end of this week. Who will make it?

Official Site: PGA Tour

Videos: Youtube

News: Golf Week

 

Cycling: Vuelta a España - Stage 1

Friday 19th August 3:30PM GMT/5:30PM Local Time

Amsterdam, Netherlands

The 77th edition of the Vuelta a España will see some of the world’s best riders take on a 3,280.5km course which takes them through the Netherlands, Belgium and Spain. The Vuelta is one of cycling’s three Grand Tours and teams will be desperate to get their campaigns for the title off to a good start.

Official Site: La Vuelta

News: Cycling News

News: VeloNews

 

Boxing: Oleksandr Usyk v Anthony Joshua

Saturday 20th August 5PM GMT/8PM Local Time

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Oleksandr Usyk and Anthony Joshua will go head-to-head on Saturday in Jeddah, for the second time. Joshua will be keen for revenge after a convincing loss to Usyk back in September last year in London. Can he take the win?

News: Sky Sports

News: Talk Sport

Videos: Youtube

 

Premier League: Newcastle United v Manchester City

Sunday 21th August 3:30PM GMT/4:30PM Local Time

St James' Park, Newcastle upon Tyne

Manchester City will travel to St James’ Park to take on Newcastle United this weekend in a hotly anticipated Premier League matchup. City have picked up where they left off this season winning both of their opening games. Can Newcastle cause an upset?

Official Site: Premier League

Merchandise: Newcastle United

Merchandise: Manchester City

 

Photo by: Cricket South Africa

Written and information correct on 14th July 2022 at 10pm GMT

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