This Week in Sport: 17th January − 23rd January 2022
January’s great month of sport continues this week, with lots for sports fans to look forward to. On Monday, the world’s best tennis players will begin their quests to win the Australian Open. The following day the Boston Bruins take on the Carolina Hurricanes in the NHL and Wednesday sees the start of the ODI series between South Africa and India.
Arsenal play host to Liverpool on Thursday, as both teams vie for a place in the Carabao Cup final. Across the Atlantic and the following day, the Milwaukee Bucks take on the Chicago Bulls, in a hotly anticipated NBA match-up.
The weekend is also an exciting prospect for sports fans. On Saturday, UFC fans will see Francis Ngannou take on Ciryl Gane in UFC 270. Finally, Sunday sees the Kansas City Chiefs play the Buffalo Bills in the NFL.
Tennis: Australian Open
Monday 17th January 1AM GMT/10AM Local Time
Melbourne Park, Melbourne
The first Grand Slam of the 2022 season starts on Monday, with the world's top players traveling Down Under. Novak Djokovic is a notable absence from this year’s competition after a visa saga that has dominated the build up to this competition.
Official Site: Australian Open
News: Tennis Connected
Podcast: The Tennis Podcast
Blog: Tennis Now
Video: Australian Open TV
News: The Guardian
NHL: Boston Bruins v Carolina Hurricanes
Tuesday 18th January 1AM (19th) GMT/8PM Local Time
TD Garden, Boston
The Boston Bruins play host to the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday, as the Bruins look to continue their winning ways having won their last 5 games. However, the Bruins face staunch opposition in the form of the Hurricanes who sit second in the Eastern Conferences' Metropolitan Divison.
Viewing: NHL Live
Fantasy: NHL Fantasy
Merchandise: NHL Shop
Blog: Bruins Nation
Blog: Canes Country
Cricket: South Africa v India (1st ODI)
Wednesday 19th January 8:30AM GMT/10:30AM Local Time
Boland Park, Paarl
Following India’s defeat in their Test series visit to South Africa, both teams go head-to-head once again in a 3 game ODI series. Can India repeat their strong 2018 ODI performance, where they beat South Africa 5-1 in a 6 game ODI?
News: Cricket Addictor
Statistics: ESPN Cricinfo
Merchandise: South Africa
News: ESPN Cricinfo
Carabao Cup: Arsenal v Liverpool
Thursday 20th January 7:45PM GMT/7:45PM Local Time
Emirates Stadium, London
Liverpool will be desperate for a strong performance in the second leg of this match-up, having not capitalised on an early red card for Arsenal in their first meeting. However, Arsenal will look to use their home advantage to propel them into the final of the competition.
Official Site: EFL
Blog: The Short Fuse
Blog: Liverpool Offside
NBA: Milwaukee Bucks v Chicago Bulls
Friday 21st January 1AM (22nd) GMT/7PM Local Time
Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee
Last year’s NBA Champions, the Milwaukee Bucks, take on this season’s Eastern Conference leaders in a must watch game for NBA fans. Despite topping the table, the Bulls will be keen to end their 3 game losing streak.
Official site: NBA
Merchandise: NBA Store
Viewing: NBA TV
Fantasy: Yahoo NBA Fantasy
Blog: Golden State of Mind
Blog: Brew Hoop
UFC: UFC 270: Ngannou vs. Gane
Saturday 22nd January 3AM (23rd) GMT/7PM Local Time
Honda Center, Anaheim
UFC 270, taking place in California, will see Francis Ngannou take on Ciryl Gane in a highly anticipated heavyweight title bout. Will Gane’s unbeaten record survive? UFC 270 also sees a flyweight title bout between Brandon Moreno and Deiveson Figueiredo.
Official Site: UFC
Viewing: UFC Fight Pass
Blog: MMA Mania
News: MMA News
Merchandise: UFC Store
NFL: Kansas City Chiefs v Buffalo Bills
Sunday 23rd January 11:30PM GMT/5:30PM Local Time
Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City
The Buffalo Bills travel to Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday to take on the Chiefs in a divisional playoff clash that fans will not want miss. After confident victories for both teams in their wildcard games, this is shaping up to be an intriguing match-up.
Official site: NFL
Blog: Arrowhead Pride
Blog: Buffalo Rumblings
Fantasy: NFL Fantasy
Viewing: Game Pass
Merchandise: NFL Shop
Photo by: Australian Open
Written and information correct on 16th January 2022 at 10pm GMT
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