This Week in Sport: 30th May − 5th June 2022

Spain's Carlos Alcaraz Serving As May draws to a close and we move into June, sports fans will once again be treated to an exciting 7 days of action. On Monday, the Carolina Hurricanes will take on the New York Rangers in a decisive game 7 Play-off battle. The following day, Surrey play host to Gloucestershire in the T20 Blast. On Wednesday, Italy take on Argentina at Wembley in a hotly anticipated game between the two teams.

Later in the week, on Thursday, the Golden State Warriors go up against the Boston Celtics in the opening game of the NBA Finals, with both team’s desperate to win the title. Friday will see the second day of action at Lord's, the first of three Tests between England and New Zealand.

There is also no shortage of exciting sporting action at the weekend either. On Saturday horse racing fans are set to be treated to must watch racing at The Derby and finally, on Sunday, the French Open will reach its climax with the Men’s Singles Final.

 

NHL: Carolina Hurricanes v New York Rangers

Monday 30th May 12AM (31st) GMT/8PM Local Time

PNC Arena, Raleigh

The Carolina Hurricanes and the New York Rangers will fight it out at the PNC Arena, in game 7 of their Eastern Conference Semi-final. The winner will secure a place in the Conference Finals against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Who will progress?

Viewing: NHL Live 

News: NHL 

Fantasy: NHL Fantasy

Merchandise: NHL Shop

Blog: Canes Country 

Blog: Blue Shirt Banter 

 

T20 Blast: Surrey v Gloucestershire

Tuesday 31st May 5:30PM GMT/6:30PM Local Time

The Oval, London

Last year both teams failed to make it out of the group stages, but with improved squads and a strong start to the season so far, fans will be hoping for more convincing performances from their team's this season. Can Surrey convert the home advantage into a win?

Tickets: Surrey Cricket  

Statistics: ESPN cricinfo

Weather: Met Office 

Match Centre: ECB 

News: Sportskeeda

Videos: Youtube

 

Finalissima: Italy v Argentina

Wednesday 1st June 6:45PM GMT/7:45PM Local Time

Wembley Stadium, London

2021 Copa America winners Argentina will take on Euro 2020 winners Italy in the Finalissima, with the one-off game last held in 1993. After their incredibly disappointing World Cup Qualifying campaign, the Azzurri will be keen to get back to winning ways and give their fans something to cheer for on Wednesday.

Tickets: UEFA 

News: Football Italia

News: UEFA

Merchandise: Italy 

Merchandise: Argentina

News: Talksport 

 

NBA: Golden State Warriors v Boston Celtics

Thursday 2nd June 1AM (3rd) GMT/6PM Local Time

​​Chase Center, San Francisco

After impressive postseason campaigns thus far for both the Golden State Warriors and Boston Celtics, the two teams will go head-to-head on Thursday in game 1 of the NBA Finals. Can the Warriors win their 7th title or will the Celtics win a record 18th NBA title?

Official site: NBA

Merchandise: NBA Store

Viewing: NBA TV

Podcast: ​​Open Floor: NBA Show

Blog: Golden State of Mind

Blog: Celtics Blog 

 

Cricket: England v New Zealand - First Test, Day 2

Friday 3rd June 10AM GMT/11AM Local Time

Lord's Cricket Ground, London

Lord’s will play host to the first of three Test matches between England and New Zealand. New Zealand will be hoping they can improve on their performance in the warm-up games they have played since arriving in England and take the win in this highly anticipated first Test.

Match Centre: ECB 

News: BBC Sport 

Merchandise: England 

Merchandise: New Zealand 

Weather: Met Office 

Statistics: ESPN Cricinfo 

 

Flat Racing: The Derby

Saturday 4th June 3:30PM GMT/4:30PM Local Time

Epsom Downs Racecourse, Epsom

First run in 1780, The Derby is a Group 1 flat horse race that is open to three year old colts and fillies. The race serves as part of the triple crown of horse racing alongside the 2000 Guineas and the St Leger and is not one to miss. Which trainer and jockey pairing will come out on top?

Tickets: The Jockey Club 

Form Guide: Racing TV 

Hospitality: Galloping to Give 

News: ​​Sporting Life 

Statistics: The Stats don't Lie 

News: Talksport  

 

Tennis: French Open

Sunday 5th June 1PM GMT/3PM Local Time

Stade Roland Garros, Paris

The French Open will reach its climax this weekend, with the Women’s Singles and Men’s Singles Finals taking place on Saturday and Sunday respectively. Can Carlos Alcaraz continue his impressive run of form this season and reach the Men’s Final or will we see another player triumph?

Official Site: Roland Garros

News: Tennis Connected

Videos: Tennis TV

News: Sky Sports 

Podcast: The Tennis Podcast

News: Yahoo Sport 
 

Photo by: Carlos Alcaraz

Written and information correct on 29th May 2022 at 10pm GMT

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