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 theYannick Ngakoue 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 

News: Cricbuzz 

Merchandise: South Africa 

Merchandise: India 

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

News: Talksport

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

Videos: YouTube

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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