This Week in Sport: 17th October − 23rd October 2022

LeBron James scores a basketThe 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

Tickets: Stubhub

News: 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

Tickets: Stubhub

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

Tickets: Stubhub

News: 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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