This Week in Sport: 28th February − 6th March 2022

John Rahm at the Arnold Palmer InvitationalAs February draws to a close and March begins, sports fans around the world are set for a great week of sport. On Monday, the Miami Heat take on the Chicago Bulls in a matchup of NBA heavyweights. The following day, Minnesota Wild play host to the Calgary Flames, the team's second game against one another in 7 days. On Wednesday across the Atlantic, Southampton take on West Ham United in the 5th round of the FA Cup.

On Thursday, the PGA Tour travels to the famous Bay Hill Club and Lodge for the Arnold Palmer Invitational, a favourite amongst fans and players. Friday marks the start of the Beijing 2022 Paralympic Games.

The weekend is also an exciting prospect for sports fans. On Saturday, the UFC heads to the T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, for UFC 272. Finally, on Sunday, Manchester City host Manchester United in a hotly anticipated Premier League Manchester derby. 

 

NBA: Miami Heat v Chicago Bulls

Monday 28th February 12:30AM (1st March) GMT/7:30PM Local Time

FTX Arena, Miami

Miami Heat play host to the Chicago Bulls on Monday, at the FTX Arena. With the teams sat 1st and 2nd in the NBA’s Eastern Conference, this is a match both teams will be keen to win. Can the Miami Heat continue their 3 game winning streak?

Official site: NBA

Merchandise: NBA Store

Viewing: NBA TV

Fantasy: Yahoo NBA Fantasy

Blog: Hot Hot Hoops 

Blog: Blog a Bull 

 

NHL: Minnesota Wild v Calgary Flames

Tuesday 1st March 1AM (2nd) GMT/7PM Local Time

Xcel Energy Center, Saint Paul

After nearly a week travelling through Canada, the Minnesota Wild return to familiar territory to take on the Calgary Flames for the second time in less than a week. The Flames will be looking to repeat last week’s win against the Wild, where they beat the Minnesota based outfit 7-3.

Viewing: NHL Live 

News: NHL 

Fantasy: NHL Fantasy

Merchandise: NHL Shop

Blog: Hockey Wilderness 

Blog: Matchsticks & Gasoline 

 

FA Cup: Southampton v West Ham United

Wednesday 2nd March 7:30PM GMT/7:30PM Local Time

St. Mary's Stadium, Southampton

FA Cup 5th round matches begin this week, as the tournament starts to heat up. On Wednesday, Southampton play West Ham. The last time the two teams met, in December, Southampton took the win 3-2 after an immensely exciting 90 minutes.

Official Site: The FA Cup

News: Hampshire Live

Merchandise: Southampton 

Merchandise: West Ham 

Blog: Brace the Hammer 

Blog: St Mary's Musing 

 

PGA Tour: Arnold Palmer Invitational

Thursday 3rd March 1PM GMT/8AM Local Time

Bay Hill Club & Lodge, Orlando

The PGA Tour’s Arnold Palmer Invitational is popular amongst players and fans alike. With 16 of the world’s top 30 players teeing it up at the notoriously tricky Bay Hill on Thursday, this event is not one to miss. John Rahm the world number 1, will be making his first appearance at the event and will be one to watch.

Official site: PGA Tour 

Merchandise: PGA Tour Fan Shop 

News: The Golf News Net 

Fantasy: Fantasy Golf 

Podcast: PGA Tour Podcasts

News: The Lines 

 

Paralympics: Winter Paralympics

Friday 4th March 12PM GMT/8PM Local Time

Beijing National Stadium, Beijing

The Winter Paralympics begins in Beijing on Friday. Athletes in this year’s games will compete in 78 different events split between 5 sports. Who will top the medal table when the curtain is drawn on a great month of Olympic and Paralympic action in Beijing?

Official Site: Beijing 2022 Paralympics

News: National World

Podcast: Olympics

News: Paralympic.org

Statistics: Bloomberg

News: ​​Inside the Games

 

UFC 272: Covington vs. Masvidal

Saturday 5th March 3AM (6th) GMT/7PM Local Time

T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas

UFC returns to the T-Mobile Arena for the first time in 2022 for a hotly anticipated bout between welterweights Colby Covington and Jorge Masvidal. The rivalry between the two former American Top Team teammates runs hot, and this is not a fight to miss.

Official Site: UFC

Viewing: UFC Fight Pass 

Blog: MMA Mania

Video: UFC

News: MMA News 

Merchandise:  UFC Store

 

Premier League: Manchester City v Manchester United

Sunday 6th March 4:30PM GMT/4:30PM Local Time

City of Manchester Stadium, Manchester

Manchester City play host to Manchester United on Sunday in one of the biggest matchups in Premier League football. Manchester City, sat 6 points clear at the top of the league, will be difficult to beat, but Manchester United will be desperate to start moving up the table.

Merchandise: Manchester City

Merchandise: Manchester United 

News: BBC Sport 

Statistics: Premier League

Fantasy: Fantasy Premier League

Videos: Premier League

 

Photo by: Arnold Palmer Invitational 

Written and information correct on 27th February 2022 at 10pm GMT

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