This Week in Sport: 21st February − 27th February 2022

England's Elliot Daly and George Ford celebrate after a scoring a tryThe last full week of February promises to be an exciting 7 days for sports fans. On Monday, in Doha, the WTA Qatar Total Open continues. The following day, the Florida Panthers take on the Nashville Predators at the FLA Live Arena. On Wednesday and on the other side of the Atlantic, Atlético Madrid play host to Manchester United in the first leg of their Champions League round of 16 matchup. 

Thursday sees the start of the PGA Tour’s Florida swing as players descend on PGA National for the Honda Classic. The next day on the West Coast, the Los Angeles Lakers go head to head with the Los Angeles Clippers in a battle between the two Western Conference heavyweights. 

The weekend is also an exciting prospect for sports fans. On Saturday, Wales head to Twickenham to take on England in one of the most highly anticipated matches of the 6 Nations Championship. Finally, on Sunday, Chelsea and Liverpool go head-to-head in the Carabao Cup final.

 

WTA World Tour: Qatar Total Open

Monday 21st February 11AM GMT/2PM Local Time

Khalifa international Tennis and Squash Complex, Doha

The first WTA 1000 event of the season starts this week as the tour travels to Doha. With 8 of the world’s top 10 players vying for the title, this is not one to miss. Can Petra Kvitova defend her title?

Official Site: WTA Tennis

Statistics: Core Tennis

News: Tennis up to date 

Podcast: The Tennis Podcast 

Video: YouTube

News: WTA Tennis 

 

NHL: Florida Panthers v Nashville Predators

Tuesday 22nd February 12AM (23rd) GMT/7PM Local Time

FLA Live Arena, Sunrise

Sat at the top of the Eastern Conference’s Atlantic Division, the Florida Panthers play host to the Nashville Predators. The Predators will be desperate for a win, having lost their last 4 games and will have to bring their very best to overcome the Panthers.

Viewing: NHL Live 

News: NHL 

Fantasy: NHL Fantasy

Merchandise: NHL Shop

Blog: Litter Box Cats 

Blog: On The Forecheck 

 

UEFA Champions League: Atlético Madrid v Manchester United

Wednesday 23rd February 8PM GMT/9PM Local Time

Metropolitano Stadium, Madrid

Manchester United travel south to Spain to go head-to-head with Atlético Madrid in the first leg of their round of 16 matchup. The two teams have never faced one another in the Champions League, so both teams will undoubtedly fight hard to take the first win against one another.

Official site: UEFA

News: Sport Witness 

Games: UEFA

Podcast: Official UEFA Champions League Podcast 

Statistics: UEFA 

Videos: YouTube

 

PGA Tour: The Honda Classic

Thursday 24th February 1PM GMT/8AM Local Time

PGA National, Palm Beach Gardens

After an exciting few days at Riviera for the Genesis Invitational, players head east to Florida for the first event of the Florida Swing. Following his first win in 7 years in the last edition of the event, Matt Jones returns to defend his title. However, he will face tough competition from PGA National locals Brooks Koepka and Daniel Berger.

Official site: PGA Tour 

Merchandise: PGA Tour Fan Shop 

News: The Golf News Net 

Fantasy: Fantasy Golf 

Podcast: PGA Tour Podcasts

News: The Lines 

 

NBA: Los Angeles Lakers v Los Angeles Clippers

Friday 25th February 3AM (26th) GMT/7PM Local Time

Crypto.com Arena, Los Angeles

The Los Angeles Lakers and Clippers go head-to-head on Friday at the Crypto.com Arena, a stadium that they share. With the two teams sat 9th and 8th respectively, both outfits will be looking for a win to drag them closer to the top of the Western Conference.

Official site: NBA

Merchandise: NBA Store

Viewing: NBA TV

Fantasy: Yahoo NBA Fantasy

Blog: Silver Screen and Roll 

Blog: Clips Nation 

 

Six Nations: England v Wales

Saturday 26th February 4:45PM GMT/4:45PM Local Time

Twickenham Stadium, London

With both teams having lost their first game of this year’s championship, neither can afford another loss. Wales, last year’s champions, will hope to repeat their 2021 40-24 win over Eddie Jones’ side, but the welsh will have to be at their best after a string of pre-tournament injuries.

Official Site: Six Nations

Fantasy: Six Nations

Podcast: Brian Moore’s Full Contact Rugby

News: BBC Sport 

Blog: Ruck

News: Wales Online 

 

Carabao Cup Final: Chelsea v Liverpool 

Sunday 27th February 4:30PM GMT/4:30PM Local Time

Wembley Stadium, London

After more than 6 months of competition, the Carabao Cup reaches its climax on Sunday as Chelsea and Liverpool go up against one another for a chance at winning the League Cup title. After draws in their last two Premier League games against each other, who will take the win is anyone's guess.

Official Site: EFL 

Merchandise: Chelsea 

Merchandise: Liverpool 

News: Talksport

Blog: We Ain't Got No History 

Blog: Liverpool Offside 

 

Photo by: England Rugby

Written and information correct on 20th February 2022 at 10pm GMT

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