This Week in Sport: 18th October − 24th October 2021

Edmonton Oilers celebrate after a winThe penultimate week of October sets up to be another electrifying week of sport. On Monday the Tennessee Titans host the Buffalo Bills at the Nashville Nissan Stadium. The following day in the NBA, the season begins with the Milwaukee Bucks taking on the Brooklyn Nets. On Wednesday in Europe, Manchester United face Atalanta in the UEFA Champions League.

Thursday marks the start of the ZOZO Open, a PGA Tour event hosted by Narashimo Country Club in Japan. On Friday the Las Vegas Golden Knights take on the Edmonton Oilers in the NHL. 

Australia go head-to-head with South Africa in the T20 World Cup on Saturday. While the final day of the week plays host to round 17 of the Formula 1 World Championship in Austin, Texas.

 

NFL: Tennessee Titans v Buffalo Bills

Monday 18th October 12:15AM (19th) GMT/7:15PM Local Time

Nissan Stadium, Nashville

With both teams leading their respective divisions this match up looks set to be closely fought. Can the Titans halt the Bills’ 4 game winning streak?

Official site: NFL 

News: ESPN 

Podcast: Ross Tucker Football Podcast 

Fantasy: NFL Fantasy

Viewing: Game Pass 

Merchandise: NFL Shop 

 

NBA: Milwaukee Bucks v Brooklyn Nets

Tuesday 19th October 11:30PM GMT/6:30PM Local Time

Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee

The Bucks will be hoping to start the season with a victory in front of their home fans as they also reveal their 2020/21 banner and receive their Championship rings, while the Brooklyn based franchise will be keen to kick-start their season with a win against the reigning champions.

Official site: NBA

Merchandise: NBA Store

Viewing: NBA TV

Podcast: The Ringer

Fantasy: Yahoo NBA Fantasy

Blog: Brew Hoop

 

UEFA Champions League: Manchester United v Atalanta

Wednesday 20th October 7PM GMT/8PM Local Time

Old Trafford, Manchester

Wednesday’s match will undoubtedly be a hard fought battle. Manchester United will be keen to capitalize on home advantage, but they face an in-form opponent in top of the group Atlanta.

Official site: UEFA

News: BBC Sport 

Blog: The Busy Babe: SB Nation

Games: UEFA

Podcast: Official UEFA Champions League Podcast 

Videos: YouTube

 

PGA Tour: ZOZO Championship

Thursday 21st October 12AM GMT/9AM Local Time

Inzai, Japan

This weeks’ ZOZO Championship is the PGA Tour’s first visit to Asia since 2019. Can Colin Morikawa and Rickie Fowler back up strong performances in Las Vegas last weekend, or will a different set of names be at the top of the leaderboard.

Official site: PGA Tour 

Merchandise: PGA Tour Fan Shop 

News: CBSS Sports 

Fantasy: Fantasy Golf 

Podcast: PGA Tour Podcasts

News: The Golf News Net 

 

NHL: Vegas Golden Knights v Edmonton Oilers

Friday 22nd October 2AM (23rd) GMT/7PM Local Time

T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas

Both teams will be eager to come away from this early season match-up with a win. The Oilers have won both of their early season games and will be looking to extend their winning streak, while the Knights will want to bounce back after their defeat to the LA Kings.

Viewing: NHL Live 

News: NHL 

Fantasy: NHL Fantasy

Merchandise: NHL Shop

Blog: Copper and Blue: SB Nation 

Blog: Knights on Ice: SB Nation 

 

T20 World Cup: Australia v South Africa

Saturday 23rd October 10AM GMT/2PM Local Time

Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi

Australia take on South Africa in the group stages of the T20 World Cup on Saturday. Both teams will want to start their World Cup Campaigns with a win. 

Official Site: T20 World Cup 

Stats: ESPN Cricinfo 

Video: T20 World Cup 

Fantasy: ICC T20 Fantasy

Blog: Keith Prowse

Podcast: BBC Test Match Special

 

Formula 1: United States Grand Prix

Sunday 24th October 7PM GMT/2PM Local Time

Circuit of the Americas, Austin

This weekend’s US Grand Prix is shaping up to be another intriguing race. With the season starting to come to a close, every point counts in the title race. Can Hamilton claw back the ground he lost in Turkey?

Viewing: Formula 1 TV

News: Planet F1 

Merchandise: Formula 1 Store

Statistics: Stats F1

Fantasy: F1 Fantasy

Blog: GP Blog

 

Photo by: Edmonton Oilers

Written and information correct on 18th October 2021 at 9AM GMT

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