This Week in Sport: 7th March − 13th March 2022

The first full week of March is an incredibly exciting prospect for sports fans. On Monday, the Philadelphia 76ers play host to the Chicago Bulls at the Wells Fargo Center. The following day Enlgand’s toJavonte Green Scoring for the Chicago Bulls ur of the Caribbean commences as their first Test against the West Indies begins. Wednesday will see Real Madrid take on Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League.

Thursday marks the start of golf’s unofficial 5th major, the PLAYERS Championship, which takes place at the renowned TPC Sawgrass. The next day St Helen’s take on the Warrington Wolves in the Super League.

The weekend is also jam packed with great sport. On Saturday, England take on Ireland in an important Six Nations game for both sides. Finally, on Sunday, teams from across the world will battle it out for Paralympic Ice Hockey medals.

 

NBA:​​ Philadelphia 76ers v Chicago Bulls

Monday 7th March 12AM (8th) GMT/7PM Local Time

Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia

With the 76ers and the Bulls sat 2nd and 4th in the NBA’s Eastern Conference, this game is shaping up to be one fans will not want to miss. The Bulls will be desperate to take the win here and put an end to their 4 game losing streak.

Official site: NBA

Merchandise: NBA Store

Viewing: NBA TV

Fantasy: Yahoo NBA Fantasy

Blog: Liberty Ballers

Blog: Blog a Bull 

 

Cricket: West Indies v England

Tuesday 8th March 2PM GMT/10AM Local Time

Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Saint George

The first Test of England’s trip to the Caribbean takes place on Tuesday, with the visitors playing a 3 Test series against the West Indies throughout the month. England will be hoping to repeat their 2020 victory against the West Indies, and retain the Wisden Trophy.

News: BBC Sport 

Statistics: ESPN Cricinfo 

Blog: The Full Toss 

News: The Guardian 

Merchandise: West Indies 

Merchandise: England  

 

UEFA Champions League: Real Madrid v Paris Saint-Germain

Wednesday 9th March 8PM GMT/9PM Local Time

Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, Madrid

Real Madrid play host to Paris Saint-Germain in the second leg of their Champions League round of 16 tie. Real Madrid lost the first game 0-1, so will be desperate to rebalance the scales and go through to the next stage of the competition.

Official site: UEFA

News: Football Espana 

Games: UEFA

Podcast: Official UEFA Champions League Podcast 

Statistics: UEFA 

Videos: YouTube

 

PGA Tour: THE PLAYERS Championship

Thursday 10th March 1PM GMT/8AM Local Time

TPC Sawgrass, Ponte Vedra Beach

Outside of the 4 official majors, the PGA Tour’s PLAYERS Championship is one of the biggest events of the season. TPC Sawgrass is iconic, with the 17th one of the most famous holes in golf - one player who will be desperate to avoid the water on the par-3 is defending Champion Justin Thomas. Can he defend his title?

Official site: PGA Tour 

Merchandise: PGA Tour Fan Shop 

News: ESPN 

Fantasy: Fantasy Golf 

Podcast: PGA Tour Podcasts

News: Golf Digest 

 

Super League: St Helens v Warrington Wolves

Friday 11th March 8PM GMT/8PM Local Time

Totally Wicked Stadium, Saint Helens

St Helens go head-to-head with Warrington Wolves at the Totally Wicked Stadium. St Helens remain unbeaten while Warrington have only lost once. This is a repeat of last year’s final, will St Helens replicate that victory?

Official Site: Super League

Fantasy: Fantasy Super League

Blog: Love Rugby League 

Podcast: The Sideline Story

Merchandise: St Helens 

Merchandise: Warrington Wolves 

 

Six Nations: England v Ireland

Saturday 12th March 4:45PM GMT/4:45PM Local Time

Twickenham Stadium, London

After an exciting championship thus far, this matchup between England and Ireland is important for both sides. With both sides sat on a loss a piece and England still to play favourites France, England need a win at Twickenham to keep their championship hopes alive.

Official Site: Six Nations

Fantasy: Six Nations

Podcast: Brian Moore’s Full Contact Rugby

News: The Guardian 

Blog: Total Flanker 

News: iNews 

 

Paralympics: Ice Hockey

Sunday 13th March 4:05AM GMT/12:05PM Local Time

Beijing National Indoor Stadium

Team USA will be hoping that they will get the chance to defend their Paralympic Ice Hockey title in Beijing on Sunday, and it is difficult to bet against them after their strong start to the competition. Sunday also sees the Paralympic closing ceremony.

Official Site: Beijing 2022 Paralympics

News: Forbes 

Podcast: Olympics

News: Paralympic.org

Statistics: Bloomberg

News: Inside the Games 

 

Photo by: Chicago Bulls

Written and information correct on 6th March 2022 at 10pm GMT

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