The last week of October is shaping up to be another great week for sports fans around the world. Monday marks the beginning of the ATP World Tour Erste Bank Open, which takes place in Vienna. Tuesday sees the Houston Astros take on the Atlanta Braves in the first game of the MLB World Series. The following day West Ham play Manchester City in the Carabao Cup.
On Thursday the NFL season continues as the Arizona Cardinals play host to the Green Bay Packers. The first day of the World Series of Darts Finals begins on Friday, with the 3 day event taking place in Amsterdam.
Rugby Union’s Autumn Internationals kick-off on Saturday, with Wales taking on New Zealand at home. New Zealand are in action again on Sunday, this time playing India in the T20 World Cup.
Monday 25th October 12PM GMT/2PM Local Time
Wiener Stadthalle, Wien
A selection of the world’s top players will travel to Austria for the Erste Bank Open this week. British fans will be hoping Cameron Norrie can build on his win at Indian Wells.
Official Site: Erste Bank Open
Merchandise: Tennis Point
News: Erste Bank Open
News: Tennis up to date
Order of play: Erste Bank Open
Podcast: The Tennis Podcast
Tuesday 26th October 12:09AM GMT (27th)/7:09PM Local Time
Minute Maid Park, Houston
The Braves made it through to this year's World Series for the first time since 1999, the Astros meanwhile have competed in 3 in the last 5 seasons. Both teams will be desperate to get off to a good start in the best of 7 winner takes all finale.
Merchandise: MLB Shop
Blog: The Crawfish Boxes
Blog: Talking Chop
Statistics: Baseball Reference
Wednesday 27th October 6:45PM GMT/7:45PM Local Time
London Stadium, London
Round 4 of the Carabao Cup sees Manchester City go head-to-head with West Ham. With the teams sat third and fourth in the Premier League respectively this is sure to be an exciting match up.
Official Site: EFL
Merchandise: West Ham United
Merchandise: Manchester City
Blog: Bitter and Blue
Blog: Brace the Hammer
Thursday 28th October 00:20AM (29th) GMT/5:20PM Local Time
State Farm Stadium, Glendale
The Packers face an in-form team in the Arizona Cardinals who have won all their 7 games this season. Will the Cardinals further cement their lead at the top of NFC West, or will the Packers end their impressive winning streak?
Official site: NFL
Podcast: Ross Tucker Football Podcast
Fantasy: NFL Fantasy
Viewing: Game Pass
Merchandise: NFL Shop
Friday 29th October 6PM GMT/8PM Local Time
AFAS Live, Amsterdam Zuidoost
Classed as a PDC Premier Event, the field for the finals includes the top 8 players in the World Series of Darts rankings and a further 16 invitees. Dutch fans will be hoping Michael van Gerwen can win his fifth title.
Official site: PDC
News: Darts News
Blog: Darts Planet
Merchandise: PDC Merchandise
Podcast: Online Darts
Statistics: Master Caller
Saturday 30th October 4:15PM GMT/5:15PM Local Time
Principality Stadium, Cardiff
The second match of the Autumn Nations Series sees Wales play New Zealand. Wales will want to bounce back after their 23 point loss to the All Blacks in the 2019 World Cup Third Place Playoff.
Official Site: Autumn Nations Series
News: Rugby Pass
News: BBC Sport
Merchandise: New Zealand
Sunday 31st October 2PM GMT/6PM Local Time
Dubai International Stadium, Dubai
This super 12 match-up between these two T20 powerhouses is undoubtedly one of the most exciting prospects of this stage of the competition. A must win for India, can New Zealand cause an upset?
Official Site: T20 World Cup
Stats: ESPN Cricinfo
Video: T20 World Cup
Fantasy: ICC T20 Fantasy
Podcast: The Cricket Podcast
Photo by: All Blacks
Written and information correct on 24th October 2021 at 10pm GMT
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