This Week in Sport: 25th April − 1st May 2022

Suzuki's Álex Rins racing in the wetAs April draws to a close and we move into May, sports fans will once again be treated to a very exciting week of sport. On Monday, the Boston Celtics are at the Barclays Center to take on the Brooklyn Nets in game 4 of their Eastern Conference Playoff. The next day, on the other side of the Atlantic, Real Madrid play Manchester City away in the first leg of their Champions League Semi-final. Wednesday will see a top of the IPL table clash between the Gujarat Titans and Sunrisers Hyderabad.

Later in the week on Thursday, NFL teams will be picking the best up and coming talent in this year’s Draft. The next day, the World Snooker Championships continue as the world’s best players compete in the Semifinals of this year’s competition.

There is no shortage of exciting sport at the weekend either. On Saturday, France take on England in what will be a decisive Women’s Six Nations matchup. Finally, on Sunday, MotoGP heads to Jerez for the Spanish Grand Prix. 

 

NBA: ​​Brooklyn Nets v Boston Celtics

Monday 25th April 11PM GMT/7:00PM Local Time

Barclays Center, New York

The Brooklyn Nets will have to come out firing against the Boston Celtics on Monday, as they face elimination from the NBA Playoffs. The Celtics currently hold a 3-0 lead against the Nets and need just a single win to ensure they reach the Eastern Conference Semifinals. Can the Nets come back from the brink of defeat?

Official site: NBA

Merchandise: NBA Store

Viewing: NBA TV

Podcast: ​​Open Floor: NBA Show

Blog: Nets Daily

Blog: Celtics Blog

 

UEFA Champions League: Manchester City v Real Madrid

Tuesday 26th April 7PM GMT/8PM Local Time

City of Manchester Stadium, Manchester

Last year’s Champions League finalists and tournament runners-up Manchester City will play host to Real Madrid in the first leg of their Semi-final tie. After falling just short in last season’s tournament, Manchester City will be desperate to get the upper hand against Carlo Ancelotti’s side early and get to the final again.

Official site: UEFA

News: Sports Illustrated 

Games: UEFA

Podcast: Official UEFA Champions League Podcast 

Statistics: UEFA 

Videos: YouTube

 

IPL: Gujarat Titans v Sunrisers Hyderabad

Wednesday 27th April 2PM GMT/7:30PM Local Time

Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

New to the IPL this season, the Gujarat Titans have had an impressive start to the season winning all but 1 of their opening 7 games. However, they will undoubtedly be tested by 2016 champions Sunrisers Hyderabad, who have also had a strong start to the season and sit only 2 points behind the Titans in the table.

Merchandise: Fancode Shop

News: Indian Premier League

News: Cricbuzz

Videos: Indian Premier League

Statistics: ESPN Cricinfo 

News: Cricket Times 

 

NFL: Draft - First Round

Thursday 28th April 12AM (29th) GMT/5PM Local Time

Allegiant Stadium, Las Vegas

This year’s NFL draft will take place over 3 days in Las Vegas, with the best young players waiting with baited breath to find out where they will start their professional careers. The Jacksonville Jaguars have the first pick and will look to make the most of this year’s draft after a very disappointing 2021 season.

Official site: NFL

Fantasy: NFL Fantasy

Viewing: Game Pass 

Merchandise: NFL Shop

News: NFL

Podcast: ESPN

 

Snooker: World Championship

Friday 29th April 12PM GMT/1PM Local Time

Crucible Theatre, Sheffield

This year’s World Snooker Championship takes place at the Crucible for the 46th consecutive year, with the world’s best players descending on Sheffield all hoping to win the title. English fans will be hoping that Ronnie 'The Rocket' O'Sullivan continues his strong performance and reaches the Semifinals which will start on Thursday and continue over Friday and Saturday.

Official Site: WST

News: WST

News: BBC Sport

Videos: WST

Viewing: Matchroom

Statistics: Cue Tracker

 

Women's Six Nations: France Women v England Women

Saturday 30th April 1:15PM GMT/3:15PM Local Time

Stade Jean Dauger, Bayonne

After unblemished performances from both France and England in this year’s Women’s Six Nations, the two teams will go head-to-head on Saturday in the 5th and final round of the tournament. The match will decide who takes home the title and will undoubtedly be fiercely competitive. Who will win the Women’s Six Nations?

Official Site: Women’s Six Nations

News: BBC News 

News: Women’s Six Nations

Videos: Women’s Six Nations

Fantasy: W6N

Merchandise: Six Nations Store 


MotoGP: Spain Grand Prix

Sunday 1st May 12PM GMT/2PM Local Time

Circuito de Jerez - Angel Nieto, Jerez de la Frontera

MotoGP teams and riders will head to Jerez for the fifth round of the season. The first 4 races of the year have seen a tight battle at the top of the riders standings develop between the top 3 drivers, with the top 2 riders Fabio Quartararo and Álex Rins both sat on 69 points and Aleix Espargaró sat only 3 points adrift.

Official Site: MotoGP

News: Motorsport.com

News: Autosport

Viewing: MotoGP

Podcast: The Race

Videos: MotoGP

 

Photo by: MotoGP

Written and information correct on 24th April 2022 at 10pm GMT

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