This Week in Sport: 6th May − 12th May 2024

Marcus Smith carrying the ball.

There is exciting sporting action taking place this week. On Monday, the Denver Nuggets host the Minnesota Timberwolves in the NBA Playoffs, the Dallas Stars take on the Colorado Avalanche in the NHL Playoffs on Tuesday, and Wednesday will see Real Madrid and Bayern Munich go head-to-head in the UEFA Champions League Semifinals. On Thursday, the Wells Fargo Championship begins, and Friday will see the seventh stage of this year’s Giro d’Italia.

Heading into the weekend, there is Premiership Rugby action as Exeter Chiefs host Harlequins on Saturday, and Sunday will see the Chennai Super Kings host the Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League.

NBA: Denver Nuggets v Minnesota Timberwolves

Monday 6th May 2:00AM (7th) GMT/8:00PM Local Time

Ball Arena, Denver

On Monday, the Denver Nuggets and Minnesota Timberwolves face off in Game 2 of the Western Conference Semifinals in the NBA at the Ball Arena. The Timberwolves won the opening game of the series, beating the Nuggets 106-99 away from home. The Nuggets beat the LA Lakers 4-1 in the first round of the Playoffs, whilst the Timberwolves comfortably beat the Phoenix Suns 4-0 in their series.

NHL: Dallas Stars v Colorado Avalanche

Tuesday 7th May 1:30AM (8th) GMT/8:30PM Local Time

American Airlines Center, Dallas

Tuesday will see Playoff action in the NHL, as the Dallas Stars face the Colorado Avalanche in the second round. The Stars beat the reigning Champions, the Vegas Golden Knights, in Round 1 of the Playoffs, in a narrow 4-3 series win, whilst the Avalanche had a more comfortable previous round, winning their series against the Winnipeg Jets 4-1.

UEFA Champions League: Real Madrid v Bayern Munich

Wednesday 8th May 7:00PM GMT/9:00PM Local Time

Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, Madrid

Real Madrid will host Bayern Munich in the second leg of their UEFA Champions League Semi-Final tie at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium. The tie is level at 2-2, so there is everything to play for. Real Madrid have just secured the La Liga title, and after already beating reigning Champions Manchester City in the Quarterfinals, will be slight favourites going into this one, on their hunt for a fifteenth Champions League title.

PGA Tour: Wells Fargo Championship Day 1

Thursday 9th May 11:00AM GMT/7:00AM Local Time

Quail Hollow Club, Charlotte

On Thursday, the PGA Tour’s Wells Fargo Championship begins at the Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte. Wyndham Clark returns to defend his 2023 title, but he will face tough competition from the likes of Rory McIlroy and Xander Schauffele.

Giro d’Italia: Giro d’Italia Stage 7

Friday 10th May 11:00AM GMT/1:00PM Local Time


On Friday, the Giro d’Italia continues with its seventh stage of the 2024 race, an individual time trial of over 40 kilometres from Foligno to Perugia. After the first weekend, race favourite, Tadej Pogačar, leads the way, closely followed by Geraint Thomas and Daniel Felipe Martínez.

Premiership Rugby: Exeter Chiefs v Harlequins

Saturday 11th May 4:30PM GMT/5:30PM Local Time

Sandy Park, Exeter

There is Premiership Rugby action on Saturday, as the Exeter Chiefs take on Harlequins at Sandy Park. Both sides have recently been knocked out of the European Rugby Champions Cup by Toulouse. The Chiefs currently sit seventh in the league table, whilst Harlequins are two positions ahead; both sides will be looking to end their seasons on a high and improve their league position with wins in their final two matches, and hope to qualify for the Play-offs.

Indian Premier League: Chennai Super Kings v Rajasthan Royals

Sunday 12th May 10:00AM GMT/3:30PM Local Time

M.A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai

On Sunday, there is exciting Indian Premier League action, as the reigning Champions, the Chennai Super Kings, face the Rajasthan Royals at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium. The hosts currently sit in third place with 12 points, whilst the visitors sit in second with 16 points, only losing twice so far this season, and a win here would take them top.

Photo by:  Harlequins

Written and information correct on 6th April 2024 at 6AM GMT

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