This Week in Sport: 3rd January − 9th January 2022
The first week of the new year is shaping up to be an exciting week in sport. On Monday the PDC World Darts Championship will come to a conclusion with one player set to take glory. The following day India continue their tour of South Africa. Wednesday sees Chelsea play Tottenham Hotspur in their first leg of the Carabao Cup semi-final.
On Thursday, the PGA tour starts 2022 with the Sentry Tournament of Champions in Hawaii. The next day in the NBA, the Brooklyn Nets host the Milwaukee Bucks in an important match up.
There is no shortage of exciting sport on the weekend either as Saracens go head-to-head with Gloucester in the Gallagher Premiership on Saturday. The final day of the week sees the end of the regular season in the NFL where the Las Vegas Raiders take on the Los Angeles Chargers.
PDC Darts: World Darts Championship
Monday 3rd January 8PM GMT/8PM Local Time
Alexandra Palace, London
Monday marks the final of the PDC World Darts Championships. The winner of the final will lift the Sid Waddell Trophy after 16 days of tough competition. It will be contested between Michael Smith and Peter Wright who have been in flying form all tournament.
Official site: PDC
News: Darts News
Blog: Red Dragon Darts
News: Online Darts
Statistics: Darts Database
Podcast: Online Darts
Cricket: India v South Africa (2nd Test) Day 2
Tuesday 4th January 8AM GMT/10AM Local Time
The Wanderers Stadium, Sandton
After a crushing defeat for South Africa in the first Test, they will be looking to bounce back swiftly against India who will want to continue this strong away from home form they have had over the last 12 months.
News: Times of India
Statistics: ESPN Cricinfo
Merchandise: South Africa
News: ESPN Cricinfo
Carabao Cup: Chelsea v Tottenham Hotspur
Wednesday 5th January 7:45PM GMT/7:45PM Local Time
Stamford Bridge, London
The first leg of this London derby will be a tense match between two teams that will be desperate to reach the first cup final of the season, Tottenham are on the back of some strong form in the Premier league, while Chelsea have stuttered slightly drawing 4 of their last 6 games.
Official Site: EFL
Merchandise: Chelsea Store
Merchandise: Tottenham Hotspur
Blog: Cartilage Free Captain
Blog: We Ain't Got No History
PGA Tour: Sentry Tournament of Champions
Thursday 6th January 5PM GMT/7AM Local Time
Plantation Course at Kapalua, Lahaina
In the first tournament of the year, the field consists of everyone who won an event last season. Harris English will be returning after winning the tournament last year and Phil Mickelson will also be playing in this event for the first time in 21 years. With so many top golfers this is sure to be a tightly contested 4 days of golf.
Official site: PGA Tour
Merchandise: PGA Tour Fan Shop
News: Golf Digest
Fantasy: Fantasy Golf
Podcast: PGA Tour Podcasts
News: PGA Tour
NBA: Brooklyn Nets v Milwaukee Bucks
Friday 7th January 12:30AM (8th) GMT/7:30PM Local Time
Barclays Center, New York
With the Nets sat at the top of the NBA Eastern Conference and the Bucks sat in 3rd, this game is an exciting prospect for NBA fans. The Bucks have had a stellar few weeks, winning their last 5 games, but face a hungry opponent in the form of the Nets who are seeking to win their first NBA Championship.
Official site: NBA
Merchandise: NBA Store
Viewing: NBA TV
Fantasy: Yahoo NBA Fantasy
Blog: Nets Daily
Blog: Brew Hoop
Premiership Rugby: Saracens v Gloucester Rugby
Saturday 8th January 3PM GMT/3PM Local Time
StoneX Stadium, London
The Gallagher Premiership continues this weekend as Saracens host Gloucester. Saracens will be keen to catch Leceister at the top of the table, whilst Gloucester will look to close the gap between them and the top 2.
News: Premiership Rugby
Merchandise: Lovell Rugby
Podcast: House of Rugby
Statistics: Premiership Rugby
Fantasy: The Rugby Magazine
NFL: Las Vegas Raiders v Los Angeles Chargers
Sunday 9th January 9:25PM GMT/1:25PM Local Time
Allegiant Stadium, Las Vegas
After 17 weeks of football these two teams go into the final week level and a win for either team will guarantee them a play-off spot. The raiders are on a 3 game win streak while the Chargers got back to winning ways last week. All that matters, however, is who wins this final NFL game of the regular season.
Official site: NFL
Blog: Silver and Black Pride
Blog: Bolts from the Blue
Fantasy: NFL Fantasy
Viewing: Game Pass
Merchandise: NFL Shop
Photo by: raiders
Written and information correct on 3rd January 2022 at 10am GMT
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