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