This Week in Sport: 5th September − 11th September 2022

Nick Kyrgios hitting at backhand at the US OpenThe first full week of September is shaping up to be incredibly exciting for sports fans. On Monday, action at the US Open continues as the world’s best players battle it out hoping to reach the finals. The following day Paris Saint-Germain go head-to-head with Juventus in an hotly anticipated Champions league matchup. On Wednesday, the Diamond League reaches it’s climax as athletes battle it out for glory in Zurich.

On Thursday on the other side of the Atlantic the Buffalo Bills travel West to take on the Los Angeles Rams in the opening game of the NFL season. The next day, the Rugby World Cup Sevens begins in Cape Town, with tight competition expected in both the men’s and women’s competitions.

There is no shortage of exciting sport taking place at the weekend either. On Saturday, the Premier League continues with Manchester City taking on Tottenham Hotspur at the Etihad. Finally, on Sunday, England and South Africa go up against one another in the third and final Test between the two cricketing rivals. 

 

Tennis: US Open

Monday 5th September 3PM GMT/11AM Local Time

USTA Billie Jean King International Tennis Center, New York

The US Open continues this week, with round of 16 action in the men’s and women’s singles and doubles. In a shock upset, Nick Kyrgios knocked out Daniil Medvedev and in doing so he has blown the men’s singles draw wide open. Who will lift the trophies at the end of the week?

Official Website: US Open

News: Sky Sports

Videos: YouTube

 

UEFA Champions League: Paris Saint-Germain v Juventus

Tuesday 6th September 7PM GMT/9PM Local Time

Parc des Princes, Paris

Paris Saint-Germain will play host to Juventus in one of the most highly anticipated games of the Champions League group stage. Both teams will be desperate to get their campaigns off to a strong start and win their first Group H game.

Official Website: UEFA

Statistics: Sky Sports

Fantasy: UEFA Fantasy

 

Athletics: Diamond League Switzerland Final

Wednesday 7th September 4:55PM GMT/6:55PM Local Time

Stadion Letzigrund, Zurich

The Diamond League final will see athletes from around the world travel to Zurich to compete in one of the biggest events of the year for track and field athletes. 25,000 visitors will help provide a stunning and atmospheric backdrop for athletes in this the climax of the Diamond League season. 

Official Website: Diamond League

Videos: YouTube

News: World Athletics

 

NFL: Los Angeles Rams v Buffalo Bills

Thursday 8th September 12:20AM (9th) GMT/ 5:20PM Local Time

SoFi Stadium, Inglewood

The Buffalo Bills will travel west across the US to SoFi Stadium to take on the Los Angeles Rams in the opening game of the NFL season. Widely considered to be two of the strongest teams in the league, fans of both teams will be hoping that this game serves as a Super Bowl preview.

Official Website: NFL

Tickets: Vivid Seats

News: Sky Sports

 

Rugby Union: Rugby World Cup Sevens

Friday 9th September 6:45AM GMT/8:45AM Local Time

Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town

24 men’s and 16 women’s rugby sevens teams will head to Cape Town for the 2022 Rugby World Cup Sevens. The tournament, held every 4 years, has recently been dominated by New Zealand, but can the home crowd support lead South Africa to their first win in either competition?

Official Website: Rugby World Cup Sevens

News: World Rugby

Tickets: Ticketmaster

 

Premier League: Manchester City v Tottenham Hotspur

Saturday 10th September 4:30PM GMT/5:30PM Local Time

City of Manchester Stadium, Manchester

With both Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur sat near the top of the table with 4 wins and 2 draws, this matchup is not one to miss. Can the defending champions recover from their draw against Aston Villa?

Official Website: Premier League

Videos: YouTube

Fantasy: Fantasy Premier League

 

Cricket: England v South Africa - 3rd Test, Day 4

Sunday 11th September 10AM GMT/11AM Local Time

The Oval, London

Sunday will mark the 4th day of the 3rd and final Test between England and South Africa. South Africa dominated the first Test winning by an innings and 12 runs, while England took an emphatic win in the second by an innings and 85 runs. It really is anyone's guess as to who will clinch victory in this deciding match.

Match Centre: ECB 

Statistics: ESPN Cricinfo

Videos: ECB

 

Photo by: Nick Kyrgios

Written and information correct on 4th September 2022 at 10pm GMT

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