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