This Week in Sport: 17th October − 23rd October 2022
The third full week of October is shaping up to be incredibly exciting for sports fans around the world. The week starts with tennis at the Guadalajara Open Akron which is a major WTA tournament. The following day the NBA season returns with the Golden State Warriors playing the Los Angeles Lakers on the opening night.
Midweek football has Manchester United playing Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League. The Arizona Cardinals host the New Orleans Saints the following day at the State Farm Stadium as the NFL season continues. Baseball will be Friday's entertainment in the USA as the Philadelphia Phillies play the San Diego Padres in Game 3 of their playoff series.
The end of the week sees the highly anticipated Charles Oliveira versus Islam Makhachev bout at UFC 280 before India and Pakistan play each other in their opening match of the T20 Cricket World Cup.
Tennis: Guadalajara Open Akron
Monday 17th October 4:00PM GMT/11:00AM Local Time
Panamerican Tennis Center Guadalajara, Zapopan
The WTA heads to Mexico for the final WTA 1000 of the season at the Guadalajara Open Akron. The tournament is an outdoor hard-court event held at the Centro Panamericano de Tenis and features a 56-player singles draw and 28-team doubles draw.
Official Website: WTA
Podcast: The Tennis Podcast
News: Tennis Up To Date
NBA: Golden State Warriors v Los Angeles Lakers
Tuesday 18th October 2:00AM (19th) GMT/7:00PM Local Time
Chase Center, San Francisco
The Golden State Warriors play the Los Angeles Lakers in their respective first games of the new NBA season. The Warriors are the reigning NBA champions and will be desperate to start the new season with a win.
Official Website: NBA
Premier League: Manchester United v Tottenham Hotspur
Wednesday 19th October 7:15PM GMT/8:15PM Local Time
Old Trafford, Manchester
Old Trafford will be the venue for Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur in a Premier League classic match-up. Manchester United are currently in 5th and will be looking to keep in touch with the top of the table.
Official Website: Premier League
Video: Premier League
News: Sky Sports
NFL: Arizona Cardinals v New Orleans Saints
Thursday 20th October 00:15AM (21st) GMT/5:15PM Local Time
State Farm Stadium, Glendale
The New Orleans Saints travel to the State Farm Stadium to play the Arizona Cardinals in their week 7 fixture.
Official Website: NFL
Fantasy: Fantasy NFL
MLB: Philadelphia Phillies v San Diego Padres
Friday 21st October 11:37PM/7:37PM Local Time
Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia
The Philadelphia Phillies will play the San Diego Padres after successfully beating the defending World Series Champions - the Atlanta Braves, whilst the Padres made it to this round by beating the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Official Website: MLB
UFC: UFC 280: Oliveira v Makhachev
Saturday 22nd October 6:00PM GMT/10:00PM Local Time
Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi
Two of the top lightweight UFC fighters enter the octagon in the Etihad Arena this weekend as they fight for the lightweight world title.
Official Website: UFC
Watch: UFC Pass
Podcast: UFC Unfiltered
T20 World Cup: India v Pakistan
Sunday 23rd October 8:00AM GMT/7:00PM Local Time
Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
Two of the top cricketing nations play each other in the T20 World Cup at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. In what is expected to be a full, 90,000 people packed stadium, this match is set to be an exciting one.
Official Website: T20 World Cup
Statistics: ESPN Cricinfo
News: Sky Sports
Photo by: Lakers
Written and information correct on 16th October 2022 at 10pm GMT
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